Web Technology @ CCBC

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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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Limitations of CSS

Posted by killerkulture on March 31, 2008

While reading about all the great things you can do with CSS I began to wonder what CSS can’t do. What would someone want to do with CSS that can’t be done? I’m not sure how accurate this is, but Wikipedia offers this info…


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Market share

Posted by steuerman on March 31, 2008

There is a interesting company that tracks web activity by the type of browser. Check out net applications to find the latest data on how people are accessing the web: http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=0

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cheap software!

Posted by nemrt19 on March 23, 2008

Someone made it known in class that you could get css2 or css3 for cheap if you went to a certain site with your student id. If you know where this is please let me know. My dad might help me get those programs I have til Friday. Thank you all!

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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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webt143 Lists

Posted by miisronhm on March 23, 2008

In Ronis class for the vertical list. I am having a horrible time making the boxes larger. I find that I have a box within a box (trying dashed border 2px). Here is my code. I am so confused! A box within a box sighhhhhhhhh

#ver {


#ver li{
font:12px “times new roman”,serif;

#ver li a{
border:#436 2px dashed;

#ver li a:hover{

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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Posted by miisronhm on March 23, 2008

Wow, boxes within boxes. Something I ran into while doing our list lab that I found interesting. The list can have a border and then when you say background-border: dotted the box also has a border. So you sit there and have a box within a box, both having borders. Anyway, I thought that was interesting.

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Posted by miisronhm on March 17, 2008

Hi Class,

I am still fuzzy on the miscellaneous tags. (pre> <code>) can anyone enlighten me?


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Design Measurement Units

Posted by lbrow255 on March 17, 2008


I am searching the web trying to find a good unit conversion table for web & graphic design. Here is an article- I am not sure about the first half in reference to <big> but the rest about defining points or pixels is useful.


This article provides a more detailed description of the units.


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