Web Dev

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Here’s a little collection of things I’ve learned while designing and developing web sites. Every new task is an opportunity to spend way too many hours searching the web and digging out reasonable, useable solutions, then refining and adapting them to the need. Please visit these pages for simple, straightforward answers—and perhaps a chuckle or two along the way.

  • A heads-up for aspiring web devs: ask the right questions first!
  • Proper workspace lighting to white-balance the brain
  • Writing tips: avoid the most common errors
  • Proper HTML: in with Strict and CSS, out with transitional
  • XHTML: Useless?
  • Using the proper doctype
  • Web-safe colors and fonts: deprecated
  • The New Font-Family list: forget Times and Helvetica
  • The proper use of CSS-controlled, strict, stacked layout tables
  • Several CSS tips and tricks
  • Migrating your Access databases to the new format
  • …and more, as they grow, mature, and ripen.
3 thoughts on “Web Dev
    • Just go to ionos.com and buy the “Essential” hosting package. That will be $4/mo, including your domain name (URL), web hosting, and 10 email accounts.
      Then install WordPress (from within the ionos control panel) and build your site in that. There are hundreds of themes to choose from so you can pick desired look, layout, and features. Then you just add your text and pictures.
      WordPress has a learning curve, but will give you a nice site without doing any hand-coding. You can run it as a blog or regular site with pages and menus, or both.
      Beware that ionos also has a “WordPress Hosting” package that’s more expensive. You don’t need that; you can just install WP in the “Essential” package.
      That’s what this web site runs on.
      73, –kv5r

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