Software

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  • Drupal
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I was recently given the opportunity to review the Packt Publishing book Drupal 6 -  Social Networking by Michael Peacock.  I'm impressed. The book was well written and well organized. It starts with the basics of a Drupal installation, and quickly walks you through to the more complex configuration of a Drupal site with a social networking focus.

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  • Accessibility
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  • Web Design

Why does making your site accessible matter? First let’s give a definition of accessibility, I like Jim Thatcher’s best. “Basically, technology is accessible if it can be used as effectively by people with disabilities as by those without.”

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  • CSS
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I was putting together a list of resources that I regularly use for someone, and I thought it might be helpful for someone else.

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  • CSS
  • HTML
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  • WordPress
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I'm still using the CSS Menu Writer that I got to evaluate. I have to say it's very slick. I'm working on a WordPress site that I hope to reveal soon, and it came in very handy. I've worked on tabbed navigation with CSS before, but this was relatively painless. A few quick menu adjustments and it gave me a set of beautiful tabbed menus. Of course it's never quite that easy.

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CSS Tricks has a great post called Cutting Edge Browsers and Their Development Tools. I didn't know about the Opera's Dragonfly, I'll be trying that out soon. It's a very good comprehensive list that every web professional should see.

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  • CSS
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The nice people at WebAssist.com are letting me try out their new CSS Menu Writer extension for Dreamweaver. I got a demonstration of it yesterday, and I've been putting it though it's paces this morning. It is exactly what the title would suggest, a CSS menu writer. Working through four tabbed menus, you can easily create fairly complex, and valid CSS menus. I'm very impressed with it so far. The extension works well, and is quite intuitive.

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  • CSS
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I haven't used Eric Meyer’s CSS Layout Generator for Adobe Dreamweaver, but it looks promising. I've been very impressed with his writing on CSS, and I'd be shocked if this wasn't exactly what it says it is. I've been wondering when something like this would come out.

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  • Graphic Design
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I've been meaning to look up cheap alternatives to the design software I currently use. Photoshop is fantastic, but it's expensive. What can I use on my home computer cheaper? Or on a laptop just for the occasional touch-up? Before I had the opportunity to look this up, I found that someone else had saved me the trouble. Creative Alternatives and Resources It's a fairly comprehensive list of what's available for the designer on a budget... or with no budget.

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