Resources & Tips

Full-page background image

Posted on: November 13th, 2012

Want to make a full page background image that stretches to accommodate the browser window like this? Yes you do. Here’s how:

Add a Full-Page Background Image – 22 minutes from Ann Foley on Vimeo.

Layout and more with Dreamweaver

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

Dreamweaver Demo screencast

Screencasts of Thursday, Nov. 8 demo of how to do layout and many other things with Dreamweaver:

  1. Layout with Dreamweaver part 1 – 6 minutes. Overview of project plus the most important part of working on a site in Dreamweaver.
  2. Layout with Dreamweaver part 2  – 7 minutes. Creating the divs we’ll style later.
  3. Layout with Dreamweaver part 3 – 7:40 minutes. CSS in Dreamweaver; styling the wrapper div.
  4. Layout with Dreamweaver part 4 – 7 minutes. Styling the header div.
  5. Layout with Dreamweaver part 5 – 3 minutes. Styling the maincontent and sidebar divs.
  6. Layout with Dreamweaver part 6 – 13 minutes. Styling the text. Styling the links. Creating the border between maincontent and sidebar.

How to Make a Favicon

Posted on: November 6th, 2012

Usability Resources

Posted on: November 6th, 2012


Videos (we’ve seen these in class)

Links Cheatsheet

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

Same directory (from index.html to about.html):

Click <a href=”about.html”> here </a> to visit my about page!

One level down (from index.html to salmon.html ):

Click <a href=”recipes/salmon.html”> here </a> to view the salmon recipe!

Two levels down (from index.html to linguine.html):

Click <a href=”recipes/pasta/linguine.html”> here </a> to view the linguine recipe!

One level up (from tapenade.html to index.html):

Click <a href=”../index.html”> here </a> to return to the home page.

Two levels up (from linguine.html to index.html):

Click <a href=”../../index.html”> here </a> to return to the home page.

Link to an External Style Sheet

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

Here’s a screencast of my demo about linking to an external stylesheet. Apologies for the sketchy production quality. I’m a noob at video sorts of things.

This video is tiny in the screen, but you can make it fit to your monitor.

If you still have questions when you’re done, refer to our textbook, Learning Web Design, pages 300 – 302.

Textwrangler User Manual

Posted on: October 6th, 2012

Are you curious about how Textwrangler works? Probably not. But if you’re going to use it, at some point you will benefit by having the User Manual.

Here it is, in pdf format.

Textwrangler Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted on: October 4th, 2012

Gif or jif?

Posted on: September 28th, 2012

According to the Atlantic, via Gizmodo, it’s pronounced “jif” like the peanut butter. Because the folks at CompuServe, who invented the format, said so.

But I hear people say “gif” with a hard “g” sound all the time. That’s the way I’ve pronounced it over the years. I have been wrong all along.

What is the Internet Not?

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

“Series of tubes” is a phrase coined originally as an analogy by then-United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to describe the Internet in the context of opposing network neutrality.[1] On June 28, 2006, he used this metaphor to criticize a proposed amendment to a committee bill. The amendment would have prohibited Internet service providers such as AT&T and Verizon Communications from charging fees to give some companies higher priority access to their networks or their customers. This metaphor has been widely ridiculed as demonstrating Stevens’s poor understanding of the Internet, despite the fact that he was in charge of regulating it.[2][3] ~ Wikipedia

In 2008, Stevens was indicted and convicted of failing to properly report gifts (this has nothing to do with the internet, but it’s interesting). He allegedly accepted $250,000 of home-improvement help from a contractor buddy.

After his conviction, some members of the Senate talked of having Stevens expelled. Throughout this time, Stevens maintained his innocence. But he lost the 2008 election so the point was moot.

A few months later, an FBI agent involved in the investigation of Stevens filed a whistleblower affidavit – the prosecution had withheld a fair amount of evidence that may have resulted in a verdict of “not guilty” if the jury had known about it. The trial judge called the prosecutor’s conduct “outrageous” and set aside the Stevens verdict.

In 2010, Stevens died in a plane crash north of Dillingham, Alaska.

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