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CSS style sheets are the industry standard for customizing the look of websites, pages, blogs, communities and more. We have looked at why they are useful and how they basically work. Now we need to learn some of the basic calls we need to truly make our sites sing. So what follows are the calls […]

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CSS is the way most sites control their look. You have already witnessed the power of CSS through the site CSSZenGarden at : http://www.csszengarden.com/ . Now we look at how to create a basic css style sheet. Once again we will suggest the wonderful teach site at http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp to help you along as well. They […]

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Why CSS?

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet. It has quickly become the preferred method of styling websites of all forms. CSS is all about the style and not the content itself. CSS popularity stems from it’s ease when styling the layout and look of multiple pages. Simply changing the CSS file means the changes appear across […]

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When you strip a web page down to its minimum basic functions, it becomes obvious just how easy it is to get started building your own pages. The smallest possible page only needs 3 wrappers, and the contents for them: * 1 HTML wrapper * 2 Head Section Wrapper * 3 Body Section Wrapper The […]

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Password protected areas give a stronger sense of security to those using that area as well as protecting your contents. It allows only members to see and participate in areas of your site. It protects buyers when making purchases. It keeps content away from prying eyes while allowing others to see what you are working […]

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Fonts can give a page personality. They can be quirky, romantic, silly and no nonsense. Remember though as a straight font call your viewers will only see what fonts they also share on their machines. So for the basics you are generally limited to a few universal families of fonts. But, for headers and other […]

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Choosing the font for your web page is a big step. First you must understand that the only fonts any viewer will see on your page are fonts that exists on their harddrive as well. So this brings us to two important points. First if you want something fancy for headers, titles or buttons that […]

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Many artists are finding it advantageous to have a web site to use as a digital portfolio. But at the same time are leery about how to post their images in order to protect their artwork and copyrights. Here are a few things you can do as an artist to protect your art images on-line. […]

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Plain text editors Plain text editors are necessary when working with certain file types like robot.txt, CSS and .htaccess files. You cannot have any extraneous formatting in such files or it will corrupt the file and cause it not to work online. The good news is that you can get wonderful plain text editors for […]

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You spend a lot of time working up a look and branding for your sites online. Why not add a little extra personalization through the use of Favicons? Favicons are those small images you see in the address bars and in bookmark lists linked to a specific url. Microsoft introduced the favicon as a 16 […]

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