Have you ever wanted to format the first letter of a paragraph so that it was larger than the rest of the text in the paragraph? This effect – commonly seen in print – is called the “dropcap”. The easiest way to do this is with a little bit ‘o CSS. It works in most… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Web Design
The Scriptygoddess wrote a terrific little tutorial on protecting your bandwidth from image-link theft by modifying your .htaccess files.
Are you using MovableType to manage your blog? If so, you might be interested in the tutorial I just added to my Works in Progress blog – How to Add a “BlogData” Footer to Each Post. It’s nifty (I hope!) because I explained how to take advantage of several aspects of the MovableType framework that… Read more »
Cool! My XML feed validated without a hitch. I was able to successfully register it with XMLTree and UserLand.com.
From Son of Web Pages That Suck: If you’ve got a “real” Web site, and by real I mean a site that gets real traffic, then you don’t need a counter on each page. Counters are not only unimpressive, they make you look like an amateur. Do you see a counter on any page at… Read more »
More good stuff from A List Apart: The Trouble With EM ‘n EN. My reading list ( and things to fix on my site) runneth over.
“I’d love a proportional-width relative-positioning design for my weblog, but I’m too afraid of cross-browser compatability issues. I don’t want to spend more than a weekend figuring out how to get two columns to work in three browsers.” – Dan Sanderson I have to agree with Dan’s sentiment here. It’s a bear to get relative… Read more »
Finally! The latest issue of A List Apart includes a lesson on Fixing Your Site With the Right DOCTYPE. This is terrific and I’m going to fix my pages as soon as I can. ALA saves the day (again!).
If you’re interested in the recent changes I’ve made to the design of this place, I’ve posted a few thoughts on the Works in Progress blog detailing the why and whatfor.
I just thought I’d post a few notes about the minor design changes I’ve made here recently. You may have noticed the addition of mini-icons below each post. These link to what I call the “blogdata” items of each entry. They can be used for permalinking, Google-searching, commenting, and sending a link to the entry…. Read more »