Archive: May 2007

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  • Web Design

Here are 31 Free Online Tests that you can run on your site. Test for validation, syntax, links, load time, etc. You can even check for who's linking to you, and your search engine optimization status. A great list of resources for web designers. How does your site fare?

h/t Church Communications Pro

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  • About this Site
  • WordPress

As you can see, I changed the WordPress theme. Still fiddling, but since this site is rarely visited, I figure it wouldn't really matter. As in previous versions, the CSS and page structure is mine, while the PHP is a mish-mash of the two default themes and some of my own work. Hope you like it.

Update: It's change a couple of times now, and is currently using Drupal.

Update: Note to self, take screenshots when you post things like this. I have no idea what the site looked like when this was posted.

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  • CSS

I've received several questions about css backgrounds in the last week or so. I've answered them as they've come in, but I thought a post on the subject was in order. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here's some CSS background resources that are already available.

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Master Stylesheet: The Most Useful CSS Technique. I don't know about the most useful, but definitely in the top few. Few things are more frustrating than working your way through a CSS problem, only to find out the real problem was that you didn't clear some obscure CSS default styling.

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  • Graphic Design
  • Accessibility
  • Section 508 Compliance

I've been trying out Watchfire WebXACT in order to identify problems with 508 compliance. It seems to be a very helpful tool for checking online sources. Some of the documents I'm working on however, are not online and can't be... figures doesn't it.

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43 Web Design Mistakes You Should Avoid A lot of these are self-evident, or should be. I've never seen such a comprehensive list though. My personal favorites are:

6. Do not resize the user's browser windows

15. Do not break the "Back" button:

34. Do not use animated GIFs: