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Showing, Hiding, Sliding, and Fading Elements with jQuery

jQuery effects are great fun and can transform a simple, static Web page into a dynamic, interactive experience for the site visitor. Part of the visual interest that jQuery offers is the capability to [more…]

Inserting Content Before, After, and Inside Elements with jQuery

jQuery provides you with easy ways to get at the data in your Web page. In particular, you can insert any content you want, anywhere on your page. The examples that follow all use this sample code: [more…]

Online jQuery Resources

As you gain experience with jQuery, you'll likely have questions about more advanced jQuery techniques. And after you use jQuery plug-ins, you’ll be hooked and want to get more. [more…]

Selecting Elements with jQuery

jQuery allows you to select elements in a Web page with ease. You can find anything you want in a page and then use jQuery to add special effects, react to user actions, or show and hide content inside [more…]

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Code Hints

As a Web designer, you use some bits of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code frequently but not often enough to commit to memory. The following HTML code, CSS style, and JavaScript hints are handy when you are [more…]

Save Time with Dreamweaver CS5 Keyboard Shortcuts

Using Dreamweaver CS5 is so much faster when you know the shortcuts. Use these keyboard shortcuts in Design, Split, and Code views to quickly create documents, perform editing tasks, hide and show workspace [more…]

Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Dreamweaver CS5 can greatly improve productivity and change the way you build Web sites. Knowing all the important Dreamweaver CS5 keyboard shortcuts and common HTML coding rules can boost your efficiency [more…]

Tips for Designing a Web Site

Use these tips to make the content of the Web sites you create as appealing as possible. The goal here is to use a simple, clean design for your content, and to make all your pages as consistent as possible [more…]

CGI Resources for Building a Web Site

CGI scripts allow you to process Web forms. CGI scripting shouldn’t be intimidating; it’s a relatively straightforward technology. However, if you need help, here are a few great online resources to get [more…]

HTML Resources for Building a Web Site

HTML is the language of the Web. Every Web site is built on this language or on a variant of it. However, HTML shouldn’t be intimidating; it’s a relatively straightforward technology. If you need help, [more…]

Java and JavaScript Resources for Building a Web Site

Java applets add power and functionality to your Web site. JavaScript provides enhanced user interfaces and other functionality to create dynamic Web sites. These two technologies help your Web site be [more…]

The Seven Rules of Web Site Design

Use these rules to improve the basic design of the Web sites you create. Studies have shown that simple, clean designs are the best for drawing and retaining visitors. You want to give visitors to your [more…]

Building a Web Site For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Maybe you’re still in the planning stages and want to make your Web site as good as it can be. You’ve been to Web sites that have all the bells and whistles, and now you can have it all, too. Create better [more…]

The Dreamweaver CS4 Panels

The panels of Dreamweaver CS4 contain the tools you need to design, edit, and load the wondrous Web sites you create. The following figures show the Insert, CSS, and Files panels: [more…]

The Dreamweaver CS4 Property Inspector HTML Tab

The HTML mode of the Dreamweaver CS4 Property inspector offers tools to help you edit and format the text or object selected in the document window. The following figure shows the toolbar and how it can [more…]

The Dreamweaver CS4 Property Inspector CSS Tab

With the release of Dreamweaver CS4 came the ability to build and edit cascading style sheets (CSS) through the Property inspector as well as on the CSS Styles panel. The following figure shows the options [more…]

Dreamweaver CS4 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Dreamweaver CS4 is designed to help you create Web sites you can be proud of. From the panels that help you with writing, editing, and placement tasks to the Property inspector where you can edit with [more…]

Pay Per Click Search Engine Marketing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Pay per click search engine marketing puts your Web site within reach of anyone who uses the search engines you register with. An offshoot of pay per click search engine marketing is content-placement [more…]

Tips for Designing a Successful Mobile Web Site

As you begin thinking about how best to design the mobile version (or versions) of your Web site, consider the unique challenges of the mobile Web. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind as you [more…]

Choose a Mobile Web Design Strategy

Your approach to designing a mobile Web site depends on your site content, your resources, and your audience. The following tips can help you understand the possible mobile Web design strategies and pick [more…]

Mobile Web Design For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To design pages for the mobile Web, you'll need to understand the special challenges and advantages of mobile Web design — including small screen sizes, differences among mobile devices, and slower connection [more…]

Mobile Marketing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Mobile marketing brings with it special challenges and opportunities. You can use the features of a mobile device, including voice, video, camera, and text-messaging capabilities, to develop innovative [more…]

XHTML Strict Template

Getting started on a Web pageis sometimes the hardest part of a task. The fastest and best way to get your Web page underway is to use the following standard XHTML template: [more…]

Common XHTML Syntax

As a Web designer, you will do a lot of tagging in XHTML. The following table lists the most common XHTML tags you will need to know while you're building great Web pages. [more…]

Common CSS Attributes

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow a programmer to create and apply various styles, such as color and formatting, to text and Web page layout. The following table lists the CSS attributes you will use [more…]

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