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Oct 18, 2010
Anadi Taylor

New Elements in HTML 5

Rating: 3 stars

Web pages and their design are laid out using HTML. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language. HTML is comprised of 'tags' or elements that tell your browser what the different areas of your webpage are. You can use these elements to define paragraph areas, images and their dimensions and also font sizes, colors and styles etc. There are many HTML elements and a lot of these have varying attributes like width, height, name, etc. This article will not focus on specific HTML elements; our aim is to give you a brief overview of HTML before moving on to how it has developed into HTML 5…

May 5, 2008
George Peirson

3 Principles of HTML Code Optimization

Rating: 3.3 stars

Just like spring cleaning a house, the html code of your web pages should get periodic cleaning as well. Over time, as changes and updates are made to a web page, the code can become littered with unnecessary clutter, slowing down page load times and hurting the efficiency of your web page. Cluttered html can also seriously impact your search engine ranking.

This is especially true if you are using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web design package such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver. These programs will speed up your web site creation, but they are not that efficient at writing clean html code..

Dec 15, 2007
Max Bulber

How to insert AdSense, Chitika or any other Javascript code into new Blogger template

Rating: 3.5 stars

Not long ago Google Blogger platform added new widget-driven templates, which use different approach from the "Classic" template. Classic template was based on HTML, new Blogspot templates now are based on XHTML which is a branch of XML.

So, classic templates are incompatible with new Blogger templates. New blogger templates use "Page Elements" (widgets) but the places where you can insert widgets are rather limited. So what about if you need more flexibility than they allow?..

Aug 6, 2007
Sasch Mayer

Replace tables with DIVs and CSS

Rating: 3.6 stars

By now, most web designers are aware of the many benefits of using (CSS) to control the formatting and appearance of text elements within their web pages. Indeed, if applied properly, Cascading Style Sheets can substantially cut down the amount of code needed to present a web page in a polished and professional manner..

Jul 30, 2007
Sasch Mayer

The Myth of W3C Compliance?

Rating: 3.8 stars

The past few years have seen a huge increase in the number of search engine optimisers preaching about the vital importance of W3C Compliance as part of any effective web promotion effort. But is compliant code really the 'Magic SEO Potion' so many promoters make it out to be?..

May 11, 2007

The Top Five Forgotten Elements

So you’re a front-end guru who spends your day churning out complex CSS layouts and dynamic DOM wizardry. You’ve mastered cross-browser layouts, you’re confident with your DOM scripting skills, and you’ve made every effort to make your pages as usable and accessible as possible.

Before you declare your tasty web standards trifle ready to be served, have a read through the following five elements that may have slipped off your radar (dfn, cite, var, samp, kbd). They’re supported by all major browsers, and implementing them is easy to do and takes almost no time at all.

Jul 24, 2006
Phillip Kimpo Jr.

XHTML Overview

Rating: 2 stars
Many Web pages today are poorly written. Syntactically incorrect HTML code may work in most browsers even if it does not follow HTML rules. Browsers employ heuristics to deal with these flawed Web pages; however, Web-enabled wireless devices (such as PDAs) cannot accommodate these hefty Web browsers. The next step in HTML's evolution comes in the form of XHTML (eXtended Hypertext Markup Language), which is basically a combination of HTML and XML..
Jul 20, 2006

20 Pro Web Design Tips

The difference between a good web designer and a great one is the ability to know how to take short cuts and save time without compromising the quality of work. Pixelsurgeon’s Jason Arber has put together 20 top tips and tricks you should be using to give your work that all-important professional edge.
Jul 2, 2006
Brian Zimmer

Interactive Forms with HTML and Javascript

Rating: 3.8 stars

Forms are easy enough to create when they are simple, like search boxes. But what if you need them to be complex? How about changing the forms based on input by the viewer? This is where interactive forms using Javascript and HTML can help. I'll use a simple example on how interactive forms can be useful.

May 2, 2006
Jesse Skinner

Writing Semantic HTML

Rating: 3.2 stars

Semantic HTML means using HTML tags for their implied meaning, rather than just using (meaningless) div and span tags for absolutely everything. Why would you want to do this? Depending on the tag, the content in the tag can be interpreted in a certain way. Here are some examples...

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