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Excellent Site/Blog on CSS and Cross-Browser Issues

Posted by Rodney Ankeny on February 18, 2008

http://www.designvitality.com/blog/2007/10/designing-for-every-browser-how-to-make-your-site-fully-cross-browser-compatible/This site has some excellent articles and instruction and discussions on the best way to make your CSS cross-browser compatible.The link above takes you to a particular post. The author lists over 10 very well written articles that you should definitely check out.The site itself, DesignVitality.com, is worth looking over for all things Web (and Graphics).Enjoy.-Rodney

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Browser Usage

Posted by Rodney Ankeny on February 18, 2008

I had asked the question of browser market share in the last class, and really wanted to know the exact answer. I found this page on W3 Schools, Browser Statistics, and the results floored me. These are for W3 Schools sites only, but the market share for Firefox was over 37%. This, of course, reflects a usage for a computer savvy audience. IE accounted for only 55%.After looking into it further, I found that Wikipedia (“Usage share of web browsers“) shows among the general population a 16% share for Firefox, 77% for IE, and 5% for Safari (or 1 in 20 users). These 3 browsers total more than 98.5 % of users, which I feel is sufficient for the site I am working on now. Ignore any of these at your own peril.The W3 Schools data shows that all this is dependent on your market, which is one of the first questions you should be asking yourself or your client when building a site. -Rodney

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Web Journeys Pt 4: ?

Posted by cidbadguy on February 16, 2008

This was certainly one of the stranger stops on my journeys. Truth? Madness? Life and Death? What does it mean?

Prepare yourselves.

HOTEL

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beta

Posted by lbrow255 on February 16, 2008

Hello gang!

What is “beta”?

I used tags to italicize my font 🙂 I guess strong and em tags are siblings- I mean, it wouldn’t matter who comes first because they fall under the same coding order.

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Walmart to offer SEO services……huh?

Posted by killerkulture on February 16, 2008

http://samsbiz.com/page/1dmiu/Online_Advertising.html

C’mon, honestly…who’s going to Walmart/Sams Club for Web Design and SEO/SEM services? “Hey honey, I’m running over to Sam’s Club to pick up 500 rolls of toilet paper, a gross of beef jerky, and one of them search engine optimized web site thingies…anything else you need me to pick up while I’m out?”
If Walmart’s attempt at increasing search engine rankings through viral social marketing campaigns (gone bad), then I can’t wait to see the fallout from their “professional web services”.

…though the viral part was successful…for all the wrong reasons – http://kevin.lexblog.com/2006/10/articles/public-relations/fake-blog-walmart-gets-caught-with-its-pants-down/

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50 Open Source Alternatives

Posted by CDowd on February 9, 2008

I am a big proponent of open source software. What’s open source? Well, in it’s simplest form, it’s free software. Tired of Windows? Then why not give Ubunto a try? Photoshop cost too much? Try GIMP for free. Dreamweaver is great, but NVU is F-F-F-FREE!
Here’s a great list of 50 open source alternatives to some of the most popular (and expensive) software packages out there. I hope that you find one or two that you like. Enjoy!

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Everything I Know I Learned From This Site…

Posted by CDowd on February 4, 2008

webpagesthatsuck.com

If your site ever ends up on this guys daily sucker list, then you have failed us all.

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Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time

Posted by scott143 on October 11, 2007

Here is a top 50 list of dystopian movies (“the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Dystopian films often construct a fictional universe and set it in a background which features scenarios such as dehumanizing technological advancements, man-made disasters or class-based revolutions.”) I highly recommend watching any or all the movies on this list, any geek will love them. I have seen 21 of the movies on the list and plan on watching some of the other one that I have not seen yet.

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-movies-of-all-time/

-Enjoy

Scott

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Tools do not a designer make

Posted by larryrussell on October 2, 2007

Tools do not a designer make is another post by Jeff Croft and again very interesting read.


Larry

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Foxtrot’s Take on Web 2.0

Posted by vjnoone on September 27, 2007

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