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Archive for September, 2007

Foxtrot’s Take on Web 2.0

Posted by vjnoone on September 27, 2007

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CSS TOOLBOX: 20+ Tools For Working With CSS

Posted by larryrussell on September 26, 2007

You want some CSS resources? Here is a list with plenty just click here. …grin…

Larry

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What HTML companies say about good web design

Posted by Blog Baby on September 26, 2007

Grantastic Designs is just one company among many, many web design groups.

Give the site a quick glance. The company is trying to convince you, a retailer, what practices are required to make a successful web site – that brings paying customers. They discuss developing for your target audience vs developing for management; being picked up by search engines – and which search engines are the best.

It’s easy to read, makes some good points, and is a what we’re discussing from a different angle.

Ellen

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10 Ways to Become a Better Designer

Posted by larryrussell on September 26, 2007

10 Ways to Become a Better Designer is an interesting read. I think number 4 is an important one. That and remember that a client might not always be right about web design, but they are always right.


Larry

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“Real World” Web Design Still Needs to Accomodate 800×600

Posted by larryrussell on September 26, 2007

This is an issue that we have struggled with at my work for sometime. It kind of goes with how long do you support some of the older browsers. It all depends on your audience.

“Real World” Web Design Still Needs to Accomodate 800×600


Larry

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Screen Resolution and Page Layout (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)

Posted by Blog Baby on September 26, 2007

Screen Resolution and Page Layout (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)

I am searching for information about what makes a good design layout and came across this article from Jakob Nielsen discussing screen resolutions. It seems the concensus, as Roni mentioned to us, is 1024 x 768 – but making the site fluid so the site expands/contracts according to browser size. ” . . . optimize for 1024×768: present your most compelling material above the fold at this resolution (while ensuring that the absolutely critical information remains visible at 800×600).”

Ellen

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100 (Legal) Sources for Free Stock Images

Posted by scott143 on September 26, 2007

Copyright infringement on the web is a big problem, you cannot just take any image and use it on your website/blog, that would be a copyright infringement. so here is a list of 100 websites that have a database of free images to use on your website/blog.

“If you’ve ever tried to design a website or blog, you’ve probably felt the need to add images to your creation. It can be easy to see the Internet as a free-for-all, but images belong to the people who created them. Staying legal means you’ll have to either create your own images or buy them from stock sites. Fortunately, there are a number of sources for free images, and we’ve collected them here. So read on for 100 sources where you can find free stock images: and don’t worry — they’re all legal!”

http://www.virtualhosting.com/blog/2007/100-legal-sources-for-free-stock-images/

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Anybody seen the new NFL site?

Posted by Stephen Nason on September 24, 2007

I’m not a huge football fan, but I thought this might spark someone’s interest.

I noticed a TV commercial for their site redesign, so I went and checked it out. At first I was really impressed, I think it looks much better than what they had. The first thing I noticed was that they added white space. I guess I was getting a little hopeful, because then I looked at their code. It’s a bunch of garbage. Then, as though my opinion wasn’t enough, I decided to validate their homepage–that was even more depressing.

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Attention Myspacers. HTML & CSS Advice

Posted by W S on September 24, 2007

Hello Everyone,

I was doing a little bit of searching/myspacing and while on myspace our good friend “Tom” posted a message saying Want to understand how customizing your profile works? Looking to learn a bit more about CSS and HTML?”

I clicked on the link and it directed me to a wealth of knowledge concerning CSS and HTML. The best part is that it relates 100% to myspace!

Check it out for yourself. It’s weird what you will find when you are bored. 😉

http://www.myspace.com/profilesupport

-Wyatt

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Now and Later

Posted by GPC on September 24, 2007

Here’s my short list of Web-tools:

Firefox Web Developer bar
by Chris Pederick
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
Quick Install

Amaya
By W3C (Since 1996)
Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.
Download

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