By Jennifer Kyrnin
A New Resolution
Web design often revolves around screen size and resolution. Take a look at your customers and determine if your site is designed with their resolutions in mind.
HomeSite Help and Resources
HomeSite Help and resources to learn to use the Macromedia HomeSite HTML text editor and Web development tool.
Box elements or block-level elements can be difficult to understand as they have different properties than standard in-line elements. Some commonly used box elements are p, div, and h1.
Another Look at Browser Detection
Learn why using browser detection scripts might not be the best solution, and the basics of object detection as a solution.
What is the DOM? Explaining the Document Object Model
Learn how to use the Document Object Model (DOM).
If you don't define the DOCTYPE or document type definition, newer browsers (version 6+) will assume you didn't write your markup to a standard and provide some strange results. Learn how to write a DOCTYPE that says what you mean and means what you say.
How to Create User-Friendly Forms
It's fairly easy to learn to write HTML forms, but there are a number of tricks to creating forms that your readers will want to fill out.
Why Should I Avoid Tables (for Layout)?
Learn why you should use CSS to position your pages rather than HTML tables.
"Framed" Pages without Frames
CSS positioning is a great way to create framed pages without using frames. CSS allows you to position your HTML elements including making it look like a frame.
XHTML 2.0 - What is It?
XHTML 2.0 is the latest version of XHTML - it brings XHTML even closer to its XML origins and is no longer backwards compatible with older versions.
CSS Positioning helps you create Web pages that have a creative layout without the use of tables. This is often called tableless layout.
Content Management for the Masses
Weblogs, or blogs, are an easy way to get content up on a Web site, and there is more to them than just online diaries.
Aural Style Sheets
Aural style sheets specify how your Web page will sound to customers who use audio browsers - especially for customers who are disabled and use assistive browsers for accessibility.
When Mailto Forms Don't Work
Mailto forms are very easy to build, but mailto forms don't always work as you expect.
Playing with Lists
There are many attributes of lists that you might be unaware of that allow you to create more
Safe CSS - Cascading Style Sheets For Most Browsers
Safe CSS properties are cascading style sheets properties that will display in most browsers.
CSS2 vs CSS1 - What's The Difference?
What is the difference between CSS2 and CSS1? Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 offers many
new properties and methods to control the look and feel of your documents in various different
settings - not just Web pages.
Using CSS to change the scrollbar colors in Internet Explorer or Konqueror is not
legal XHTML, but it can be interesting. Learn how to prevent other designers from
changing your browser settings. And also learn how to change the settings of your
What is the W3C?
Are you confused by the World Wide Web Consortium, or just want to know what it is? This article from the Web Design Guide will help you understand both the group that specifies the Web and the jargon that they use to do it.
Bringing Backgrounds to the Foreground
Learn how to use background colors and images to enhance the look of your Web pages.
Create a Netscape 6 Sidebar Tab
Netscape 6 and Mozilla sidebars are an easy way to promote your site to Netscape users. And Netscape even has an affiliate program to help you earn money from your sidebars.
Using Web Pages with Excel
It's easier than you think to convert Web pages into Excel spreadsheets. It's just a matter of formatting your data so that Excel can read it.
XML namespaces clarify XML documents and allow you to use elements and attributes using the same name.
An explanation of some of the more common XML jargon and what they mean.
Top XML Books
XML is a huge topic to learn and understand, and these books offer both the beginner and the advanced programmer something to use. While there are many books on specific XML languages and specifications, these books are some of the best all-around XML information manuals. There are books for people who learn by example and for the more studious minded.
Before You Buy an HTML Validator
A review of the different types of HTML validators and how to know what kind is best for your needs.
"Secret" Ways to Increase Web Traffic
Learn ways beyond just meta tags and search engines to increase your page views.
Templating Your Web Pages
Most Important Web Usability Issues
The Web has many usability issues, but these are some of the most important for you to create a usable site for your customers.
Macromedia MX - A First Look
A first look at a fully-integrated Web development suite and server solution.
Privacy Policies and P3P
Use the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) to create and use privacy policies on your Web site. And find out what browsers support this project.
Absolute and Relative Paths
Learn how to link to pages and images using full domains, absolute and relative paths.
Use TrueDoc or OpenType to display the fonts you want to display on your Web pages.
Top HTML Reference Manuals
Reference books on HTML for Web Developers. These books will remember the codes so you don't have to.
Simple Object Access Protocol
What is the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and how does it relate to XML, HTTP, and Web applications.
Let Your Organization Reflect Your Site Layout
Use the organization of your directories and your 404 page content to help your readers navigate your site.
Even More Meta Tags
Use meta tags to prevent search engines from searching your pages, plus protect child viewers, and provide more information about the page.
"Thank You for Your Patience"
Comparing the reasons why someone might wait on hold for over two hours but only wait 10 seconds for a Web page.
Overcoming Resistance to Content Management
A closer look at why people might not want a content management system, and what
you can do to overcome these issues.
A Closer Look at Content Management Systems
Find out all the different things that CM systems do beyond just managing content.
Does Your Web Site Have a Content Management Problem?
Many larger Web sites do, but there are content management systems available to help.
Find out if your site has similar problems to this case study.
CSS Step By Step
Learn how to use inline styles, stylesheets in the header, and external stylesheets.