Web Technology @ CCBC

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12 Steps To Professional Web Design

Posted by CDowd on May 12, 2008

Found this article and thought I’d share. I agree with pretty much all of this. Definitely worth a read. Here it is.

~Charlie

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Impressive Flash Sites

Posted by jrosero on May 12, 2008

I found these pages from a site I included in my final project. They list some flash sites which are creative and are designed real well. As soon as the semester is over I think I might look at making something as interactive as one of these sites for fun.

http://dzineblog.com/2007/12/amazingly-creative-flash-sites-that-i.html

http://dzineblog.com/2008/01/award-winning-flash-websites-of-year.html

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Blog to get better search engine rankings

Posted by killerkulture on May 12, 2008

I’ll start with the summary…

1. Structure your web pages so that the search engines can index your content and provide enough content so they can understand what your site is about. Don’t embed your content in images or flash.

2. Routinely provide fresh engaging content that users will want to read, find interesting, and feel compelled to share with their peers.

Monitoring and Leveraging Communities

Every industry has an online community of some size. Some industries — such as travel in particular — have literally thousands of forums and blogs talking about deals and experiences. Savvy marketers can leverage these platforms by becoming an active participant — without being “spammy” or invasive — and gain traction within rankings as a direct result of this community participation strategy. Additionally, there’s lots of user generated content about products and services in these communities, providing both invaluable feedback for refinement of current offerings and services, as well as an excellent base for R&D efforts.

Keep Content Fresh by Updating it Regularly

For some organizations, content is hard to update on a regular basis. For example, a company that sells one type of widget that never becomes obsolete may seemingly have no reason to update its content. However, the majority of sites on the Internet could benefit from occasionally “sprucing up the place.” Bottom line: if the content seems like it’s “getting stale” from your human perspective, imagine what a search engine that crawls it every month may feel.

http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3627642

http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3629342

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Homer Simpson Drawn with CSS

Posted by dnorth5 on May 12, 2008

“Homer Simpson, rendered using nothing but CSS. Very very cool.”

Check it here:

http://nedbatchelder.com/blog/200805/css_homer_animated.html

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Tables vs CSS

Posted by jrosero on May 12, 2008

In august I made a site for myself and used tables for the layout. A few years before that I had been making layouts for fun but using divs exclusively. I want to redo my site again but this time wanted to try using divs again in order to be able to change the layout quickly when I get bored.

I hope this hasnt been posted before but I found this while trying to figure out for myself which one was best.

http://www.decloak.com/Dev/CSSTables/CSS_Tables_01.aspx

It covers a lot of issues and I foudn it a fun read because of how serious this person takes the debate.

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PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDED!

Posted by lbrow255 on April 22, 2008

Hi,

My brother just announced that he is getting married in May- not a lot of time to coordinate or budget to work with. So, I am trying to find a student that has studied in photography and/or imaging that can be available May 23rd. Please email me at tonya.brwn@gmail.com for specifics and to negotiate pricing.

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Web Developer’s Field Guide

Posted by CDowd on April 14, 2008

This is an amazing list of pretty much everything you ever wanted to know aboot web dev, all in one convenient location. The Web Developer’s Field Guide.

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Liquid Resize Photoshop plug-in: resize an image without traditional geometric limitations while minimizing distortion

Posted by killerkulture on April 9, 2008

Liquid Resize will allow users to resize an image without traditional geometric limitations while minimizing any distortion that would typically result from changing the original aspect ratio of an image.
It’s a free plug-in for Mac and Windows, beta testers are encouraged to participate.

http://www.creativepro.com/article/onone-software-announces-free-liquid-resize-public-preview

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The importance of the TITLE tag

Posted by killerkulture on April 4, 2008

Here’s a goodf article on the importance of your title tag. I’m interested in hearing about other peoples current title tag process and strategy.

http://www.marketingprofs.com/8/title-tag-strategies-basics-brown.asp?adref=znnpbsc148

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webt143

Posted by miisronhm on March 31, 2008

I came across this site that shows top web sites. I thought it was kinda nice giving us variety.

http://www.topdot.org/

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