Tag: beginner

Improving Your Process: CSS Techniques Part 1

This group of tips revolves around some CSS techniques I find myself using constantly. I’m sure you’ve heard of some, if not all, but hopefully something comes across as new and possibly helpful. This list consists of just a few ideas I keep in mind while developing, and there are more to come in future articles.

Posted: February 26, 2007

The Best Browser Extensions for Web Development

The Web Developer Extension and Firebug extension have proved to be most valuable to me when developing for the Web. Here’s an account of the features I find myself using every day in hopes that I can pass some information along to those who may not make use of these features.

Posted: December 11, 2006

The Pros and Cons of the base Tag

The base tag can be both a good thing and a bad thing in certain circumstances… personally I prefer to define a base URI using a different method;

Posted: November 13, 2006

Flash, JavaScript, and Providing Alternative Content

Providing alternate content is becoming increasingly important given the rapid advancement in Web technologies. Take the extra step and provide graceful degradation for your applicable content.

Posted: November 06, 2006

Beginning to Style Your RSS Feed

If you’re anything like me, RSS has completely changed the way you browse the Web. It has become much easier to manage the abundance of content I want to read across the net; mostly due to RSS. No longer must I make my way down a list of bookmarks, hoping to find an update here and there.

Posted: August 14, 2006

Book Review: Sams JavaScript

If you haven’t ever come across any of the books in the Sams Teach Yourself <Insert Technology> in 24 Hours, the idea behind them is this: Each chapter can be read in one hour, and there are 24 chapters in the book. Therefore you can theoretically complete the book in a total of 24 hours. While some people may be misled into thinking that they’ll learn what they want in a day, it’s really just a clever gimmick — and for the most part, it works.

Posted: August 07, 2006

Creating a Useful Custom 404

Given this day and age of searching on the Web, it’s almost hard to find a legitimate 404 error page on any given site. It still happens from time to time, less likely from clicking a link provided by a search engine, and more likely clicking on internal links from within your own site. Some intelligent minds have come up with some really great and usable solutions for unwanted 404 errors.

Posted: July 10, 2006

Knowing What’s !important

As it stands, an author’s style sheet declarations will have precedence over any styles defined within a user’s style sheet. To level the playing field, we find !important. Adding this keyword combination after any declaration in your style sheet (as a user) will give your style the power to overcome what has been defined by […]

Posted: June 26, 2006

Click Here to Read This Article

Hyperlinks are what make the Internet its own. The concept of being able to connect documents with the click of a mouse was a major selling point of the Web and it is that basic functionality which makes the Internet so great. I’d like to take a quick minute to talk about the usability of […]

Posted: April 24, 2006

Don’t Neglect the title Attribute

If it is one thing that I find myself forgetting when initially marking up a document, it is to make effective use of the title attribute in anchors. I think the title attribute is one of those things that gets pushed aside due to the fact that it is seen as tedious by some. I […]

Posted: April 10, 2006