This is a short introduction to writing HTML. What is HTML? It is a special kind of text document that is used by Web browsers to present text and graphics. The text includes markup tags such as to indicate the start of a paragraph, and to indicate the end of a paragraph. HTML documents are often […]
Archive | December, 2005
It seems that everyone has a web page these days. Everywhere you look there is a dot.com this and a dot.com that. Even Socks, the president’s cat, has her own page. Robert Zakon states that the number of web sites has grown from 1 billion in 1997 to almost 10 billion today (2000). So where […]
When working with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX for the first time, or on a new site for the first time, you need to define the Web site so that Dreamweaver can work with it. This process includes naming the site, placing the local files on a directory on your hard drive, and showing Dreamweaver where those […]
HTTP is the language web clients (a browser) and web servers use to communicate with each other. When computers communicate with each other they use a protocol, an agreed language or medium of communication. HTTP, Hypertext Transfer Protocol is the foundation protocol of the world-wide web (WWW) and is used specifically for applications which involve […]
There have always been things which people are good at, and things computers have been good at, and little overlap between the two. I was brought up to understand this distinction in the 50s and 60s and intuition and understanding were human characteristics, and that computers worked mechanically in tables and hierarchies.
These suggestions are in no particular order: what may be useful for some will be either obvious or irrelevant to others.
In the long run men hit only what they aim at. — Henry David Thoreau THE FIRST STEP in website design is to define your goals. Without a clearly stated mission and objectives the project will drift, bog down, or continue past an appropriate endpoint. Careful planning and a clear purpose are the keys to […]
Cascading stylesheets are a new-ish web site design technology that promise to make the Web a better place by allowing you to control website design layout like never before, to make smaller, faster pages, and to easily maintain many pages at once.