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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.



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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.


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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A quick reference when building a site with CSS

Posted by akeatin1 on March 31, 2008

I think this website was referenced or linked in a previous top 10 list earlier this semester, but I’m going to reference it again. I found my way to this CSS Crib Sheet by Dave Shea, and I think he was talking to me when he said, “You will no doubt come across many quirky layout issues when building a site with CSS. You’ll end up banging your head against a wall time and again.”

There is a lot of good information, links, and tips here, that I’ll definitely keep in mind as I continue to code HTML with CSS.

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User Interface Guidelines

Posted by mashkenes on March 31, 2008

This article caught my eye. You can take what you want from the author’s views on Apple vs. Microsoft, but it was their UI guidelines – the article includes links to both of them – that I found most interesting. Whether you’re developing static web pages, full-blown fully-featured web applications or something in between, these sets of guidelines provide some worthwhile considerations and guidance.Mike A.

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CSS Navigation Trick

Posted by CDowd on March 23, 2008


Yeah, it’s another top 10. I’m really only looking at Tip #10 this time. It’s a great way to get your navigation hi-lited on each particular page without having to recode the nav on every page of your site. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will on my personal site (which I am currently slowly redesigning anyway) and then I will update this post with the results. I’m hoping it’s a winner.

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Top 10 Reasons To Use Web Standards

Posted by CDowd on March 17, 2008

Here’s one of a million top 10’s.

The comments are much more interesting and thought provoking than the list itself. There are still a lot of folks who argue against web standards. Interesting.

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Css cheat sheet

Posted by nemrt19 on March 17, 2008

Okay I don’t know what I’m doing with this bloging thing but I think I found something interesting. Cheat Sheets, see if this works as far as a link. I’m trying Veronica, I’m not a blogger. I know it’s graded.

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Embedding Flash In A Strict Compliant Environment

Posted by CDowd on February 22, 2008

Ever use those little embed tags to post flash? Well, they’re not compliant.

I have to build a website for my MULT 109 class, and since I’m in WEBT I decided that I would try to make every page strict compliant. Then I got to my flash game page. What a nightmare!!!

Anyway, I did an exhaustive Google search for an answer, and I found these articles:

The third article is the one I finally went with. It was a bit of a bear, since it involves javascript, and CSS for layout, rather than just a simple cut and paste embed script, but wow it works!

Here’s my Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict webpage for proof. There are a  couple of CSS issues I’m still working on, but the page is valid, AND the flash works in both Firefox and IE. I think that’s worth a little extra credit. 😉

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The Ever Changing Web Landscape…

Posted by RoniNoone on January 30, 2008

Click here to check out an article about HTML 5 from ZDnet.

A new version slated for release in 2010. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! ;~P


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Web Design Portfolio

Posted by tment894 on November 29, 2007

If any of you are contemplating a career in web development, it is a must to have a Web Design Portfolio to show off your skills.  Here are two nice websites that show you how to create one, and they give great tips on how to get started.


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