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|10 commandments of website accessibility - Thursday, April 20, 2006|
We keep hearing about something called 'accessibility' for websites. So what is it all about huh?
Well, it is all about webmasters making sure that they give any disabled visitors who come to their site an equivalent experience to that which a non-disabled person would have. So, if your site has garish rainbow coloured text and is full of puerile nonsense, then you must inflict your garbage on disabled visitors (who probably have enough problems already) as well as the rest of us.
|21 Reasons Why The Next Site I Visit Could Be Yours - Thursday, April 20, 2006|
You spend so much time promoting YOUR site, but why, exactly, do
YOU VISIT someone else's?
The other day, I re-visited all of the sites I had been to that
week (using Internet Explorer's History option). I asked myself
the simple question: "Why did I visit that site?" And I came up
with 21, yes 21!, reasons why I visited a particular web site.
|4 Tips to a More Visitor-Friendly Website - Thursday, April 20, 2006|
|404 Not Found? Turn 404 Error Page into Profit! - Thursday, April 20, 2006|
Easy way to make money from Error 404.A 404 error occurs whenever someone requests a URL that is not on your server. Either they have mistyped something, or you moved or deleted a document that used to be on your web site.
|A More Accessible Pop-Up Window - Friday, April 21, 2006|
More and more commercial websites are featuring pop-ups these days. In many instances, I'm noticing more pop-ups being used for advertising, probably due to the harsh reality that is "banner blindness". In other cases, pop-ups are used to display supplemental content to the parent page. Unfortunately, many designers know little about how to make a proper pop-up window that will be accessible.
|A Revealing Interview with A Design & Marketing Expert - Friday, April 21, 2006|
This week we asked one of Worldprofit.com's senior designers,
Cris Anderson, to comment on some of the key elements of
effective design. Here is the interview in it's entirety.
Q: Why should a business hire a professional designer and marketer?
A: A professional designer and marketer will be able to evaluate
your needs and give you a site that is effective.
|Advantages and Disadvantages of Frames - Friday, April 21, 2006|
To use Frames or not to use Frames...
That is the question...
I've kept away from using frames in any of my work where possible. As much as I like some of the features that frames offer, such as a static header area and side menu bar, there is still a number of negative aspects to their use.
The idea of changing a menu system on my sites by altering one page is a very attractive prospect, especially now that I'm am carrying out a behind-the-scenes revamp of Taming the Beast.net . The weeks I have spent changing the coding on a couple of hundred pages could have been carried out in a couple of days, if I had used frames. But there are other ways to achieve rapid site updates without using frames (a subject of a future article) and those methods will be implemented in Taming the Beast.net Version II, due for release in December 2001
|Advantages for Using FrontPage... maybe this HTML editor has some hidden advantages - Friday, April 21, 2006|
Ever since I've been doing SEO work, I've always griped and complained about FrontPage and all the extraneous code it puts in the section of the page, etc.
Then recently, I had the opportunity to visit with a group of advanced search engine optimizers, and I was shocked to find that many of them use FrontPage and love it.
The first thing I learned is that there are ways to keep out the extraneous code! With FrontPage, you can remove the code, but it keeps comes back again and again and again. But, there’s a way to get rid of it forever.
|Beginning XML - Part II (XML Style Language) - Friday, April 21, 2006|
In order to work with XML, it becomes necessary to know a little
about the XML Style Language.
XSL provides for two forms of output flow objects. The first set
is the set of displayable objects defined for HTML, which allows
XML data to be mapped into HTML-aware browsers.
|Benefits Of An Accessible Website: Part 1 - Increase In Reach - Friday, April 21, 2006|
The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore falls under this law, and as such must be made accessible to everyone.
Some organisations are making accessibility improvements to their websites, but many are seemingly not making the accessibility adjustments. Disabled people don't access their website, they say, so why should they care?
|Cookies: How to Improve Your Website AND Learn From Your Visitors - Friday, April 21, 2006|
Question: How can you improve your visitors' experience of your
website AND at the same time learn how to improve
your website (or learn how to increase sales)?<
|Calling a function in a iframe from a parent window - Thursday, May 18, 2006|
|Create and deploy a website from start to finish! - Friday, May 19, 2006|
Create and deploy a website from start to finish!
Need a website for small business, church, sports team, or community but don’t know where to start? Don’t have the time or maybe even the knowledge on how to build and or publish a website? Well let me say it’s really know big deal. I will try to give you the basics to get started.
Ok let’s get to it. Here are some steps you can follow in no particular order.
|Cross Browser Compatibility - Friday, May 19, 2006|
There are literally hundreds of web browsers in use around the
world. All of them implement the W3C document standards a little
differently. Web designers must wrestle with these differences
to make a web site work. This article discusses the effect those
different implementations has on design.
|Design an Online Chat Room with PHP and MySQL - Friday, May 19, 2006|
In this article, you will learn how to design and develop a simple online chat room with PHP and MySQL. This tutorial explains every steps of the development, including both database design and PHP programming. Basic computer skills and knowledge of HTML and PHP are required. Ok, let's begin now.
Step 1: Design Database Table. Create table "chat" in MySQL database to store basic chat information: chtime (chat time), nick (user nickname) and words (chat message, less than 150 characters)
|Designing for Search Engines - Friday, May 19, 2006|
When you design a website, it's easy to focus on what your
visitors are going to see. What you have to realise, though, is
that you're going to have another kind of visitor with a
completely different agenda: they're not going to be looking at
your pretty logo and they're not going to be passing judgement
on your background colour. What they're looking for is the
content and structure of your page.