Archive For October, 2011
As I’m slowly plodding through this book which, although it has loads of really useful information, is not light reading, a couple of things occured to me that might be relevant to potential site content and I wanted to get other people’s ideas. Anyone who is reading this book will know that each page takes [...]
Just reading through the CSS & HTML Web Design book – great way to spend Saturday night (call me Mr Interesting…) and found a bit that talked about accessability and screen-readers etc. I had a bit of a look around and found another Web Developer plugin by a guy called Chris Pederick. I’ve had a [...]
Where can I start – this was an initial journey into the murky world of design & PhotoShop (PS). This is a totally new area for me, have absolutely no idea of how to use PS (or design – need to get my design head on). The lesson started with an introduction to some on-line [...]
This is the initial Web Thesis session where we were given an overview of the project and then encouraged to discuss our own ideas for our personal projects. This is just going to be some notes on both the session itself and my own ideas (and subsequent reflections) for my project.
Create 3 different style sheets for your original website design, link them to your site using the stylesheet & alternate stylesheet link types. Much playing about with the styles, containers etc, the design is just there to illustrate use of different styling techniques and so on. Of the 3 styles I’ve used I prefer the [...]
Week 4, had the Applied Art for the Web session this morning (hoping to post my notes on that later – but as I said before already behind). This week’s Web Design session was focused on reinforcing the message that HTML is all about content & context and must be seperate from presentation (CSS). The [...]
Block Takes up the full width available, with a new line before and after (display:block;) Inline Takes up only as much width as it needs, and does not force new lines (display:inline;) Not displayed, e.g. <meta /> and <style> are not visible (display:none;) Block elements A block-display element will span the full width of the [...]
The CSS property display lets you change an inline property to block or a block to inline or either of them to not display at all (the full article can be seen at Block vs. Inline Elements) display: block; display:inline; display:none; So this is how we can use the embedded <h2> tag oustide a paragraph [...]
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There are various freeware picture resizing software tools that offer batch resizing and renaming functionality (which includes auto naming files e.g. parrot.jpg, resize copy created as sml_parrot.jpg (includes suffix & prefix definition including numbering). The intelligent crop/resize works well (at least it has for me, so far), and relatively easy to use. The version I’m [...]