HTML Help, CSS Code, Articles, Tips and Tricks
By Danny Wirken ; April 13th, 2009

A .htaccess file is a simple ASCII file similar to that created through text editor such as Notepad or Simple Text. Most people are confused with the naming convention for the file. The term .htaccess is not a file .htaccess or somepage.htaccess because it is the file extension simply named as such. Its widely known use is related to implementing custom error page or password protected directories.

Creating the File

By Bruno Marchand ; March 7th, 2009
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I originally taught myself HTML 4.0 a few years ago, but I found it difficult to make the transition to using xHTML with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). However, due to being involved with a small website I was forced to make sense of it. In this article I will run through the practical implications of switching between the two, in other words what you will need to do to make your HTML work with stylesheets.


By Fabian van Luyn ; February 18th, 2009
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Some browsers don’t support CSS as well as others. Some designs require CSS-hacks to assure browser compatibility. I think that the most used CSS hack must be the use of Conditional Comments, but the major disadvantage of Conditional Comments is that they require to change the HTML file. Sometimes it’s not possible or not convenient to change the HTML, for example when you already have a site with hundreds of pages and you don’t want to add the conditional comments to make use of the new design.

By Dejan Cancarevic ; February 10th, 2009

Earlier before I have written an article about current best CSS hacks which you can see here And now here’s the list of today’s most used CSS tricks – tips. I have added image examples for most of them because of critics on CSS hacks article. If you think I have missed any please let me know.

By Kaspars Dambis ; January 20th, 2009
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Seeing a <div class="left green">...</div> block in HTML code might hurt the eyes of a lot of web designers. To identify good and bad id and class names, it is important to understand the idea of the CSS.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) defines CSS2 as:

By Joseph Dickinson ; January 9th, 2009

I know it sounds awkward, but resemblance to the 1990s is still around. You may be puzzled, now what is this man talking about? I’m talking about individuals, small business, and even corporate Fortune 500 companies still designing websites in not yesterdays standards, but standards from many days ago. Far too often, individuals make websites into art projects, when in reality they are there to serve a purpose and that is to provide people with information in an appealing manner.

By Marci Crane ; October 16th, 2007
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Professional web site design is important but you don't have to be a licensed professional to get an online space that “says” professional web site design with confidence!

The following design tips will help you to achieve the look alike professional web site design that your business or personalize website has been waiting for.

By Jesse Skinner ; October 9th, 2007

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.

By John LaSpina ; September 4th, 2007
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Before you start design on a website step back a minute – or two. Think about what a website is REALLY supposed to do for the client as well as the visitor. In its simplest form, a website is there to facilitate a transaction of information between it and the visitor. With this in mind, here are some tips for designing useful web sites:

By Linda Chadbourne ; August 27th, 2007

Are you one of many website designers who use a popular WYSWYG (What You See Is What You Get) program? I was one of them. I blissfully made websites using the ever-popular design view and grew a very nice clientele. Due to years of experience my websites were cross-browser compatible, affordable and attractive. Life was good!!!

By Richard Henry ; August 15th, 2007
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I was speaking to a site designer starting out the other day, and she asked me the question every newbie wonders; what’s really so wrong with using tables for design?

Anyone with a basic understanding of accessibility and a degradable web browsing experience just shuddered. But I’m pretty sure there’s a few people sat there wondering what actually is so wrong, and this article is for you.

By Vadim Nareyko ; July 24th, 2007
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Structure and Visualization

  • Do not use the <font> element
  • Move arrangement attributes (align, valign, width, height) to CSS.
  • Do not use tables except showing table data. Using tables for visual formatting is acceptable in complex situations only. Max table nesting can not be great than 3.
  • Move attribute "background" to CSS.
  • Design of input fields and buttons must be written as class in CSS.
  • Styles must be written as external file and linked using<link>.
By Terry Detty ; July 16th, 2007

Search engine spiders are by far one of the most useful things to come around in the last 10 years of the internet. They are useful not only to the web sites (Google and many others) that use them, but also to people who are searching for a particular site and those who run web sites. Spiders allow your site to be seen by the millions of people who use search engines every day. In this newsletter, we will discuss what search engine spiders do, how they work, and how to set up a robots.txt file and upload that to your site to keep spiders from visiting your site.

By Jim D. Ray ; July 10th, 2007
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After years of working with entrepreneurs who developed their first web site using an image-based editor, the new world of internet marketing has placed a stronger emphasis on web development that conforms to technical concerns such as search engine optimization and multi-browser compatibility.