Jennifer Zelazny

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HTML/XTML Web Development

validate, validate, validate!

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I have been working on a project for a few months that has been touched by many developers at various points in time. It is my job to optimize the code, ensure it works in multiple browsers, and then test new functionality. This is a huge project with tens of thousands lines of code. I recently got stuck on one issue that I could not figure out at all…so I finally decided to run everything through the W3C validators, and as soon as I did, I realized I should have done this as soon as I started on the project,... Read More » Read more

CSS HTML/XTML Web Development

css containers: one image, fixed width, rounded corners.

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I use reuse a number of CSS/XHTML layouts everyday and feel it is time to share. This is the third of three articles in a series on how to create various CSS rounded corner or “fancier than a simple box” container with CSS and XHTML that work in IE 6, IE 7, Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0, and Safari 2.0. I have used this code on several large and small sites and have enjoyed the flexibility of both changing the height and the width. (Also see css containers: simple, fixed width, rounded corners, and css containers: fancier, fixed width, rounded corners..)... Read More » Read more

CSS HTML/XTML Web Development 14.7 update: a tune up.

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Over the past few months I have been busy working on client web sites and have neglected I have been using WordPress for a few years now with this site and had a number of plugins, CSS styles, and other items that needed to be pruned while I wanted to spruce up and clean up some other layout items. Summary of the tune up: Went through all my plugins and disabled and removed anything that could be replaced with a template tag Removed all old and un-used CSS styles Removed CSS code that I could do better or... Read More » Read more

Hints HTML/XTML Web Development

using the title attribute in html links.

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Ever wonder how to get a mouse over “tool tip” to appear without much hassle? Use the title attribute (keep your mouse over the link for a few seconds to see this in action). Not only does this help your users/readers get more information, it also helps people who are using auditory browsers will have the title information read to them. Not all links should use the title link, but if you want to provide additional information to your audience, give it a shot. Be aware that different browsers treat the title attribute differently. [tags]html, CSS[/tags] Read more

Apache HOWTOs HTML/XTML Web Development

mod_include to the rescue

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After working with content management managements for well quite awhile now, the thought of creating more than seven (more than five, less than ten) static pages for a client makes me cringe. Why? I am spoiled by using template driven solutions. With templateing, if I need to make a header change, I change it one place and I am done with it. With using static .html pages, I have to make the change to all the pages. I have grown very reliant on using find and replace, but then – because of the person I am – I have to... Read More » Read more

HTML/XTML Web Development

goodbye golive.

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I am not sure that there are too many people like me still around…people that have used GoLive since it was actually called GoLive CyberStudio and owned by GoLive Systems Inc. I have been using GoLive for site management on static sites for nine years now and although I knew this day would come…Adobe finally announced they would phase GoLive out in favor of Dreamweaver. Thankfully I only use GoLive for one site (and hand code use CSS for all the others or use a CMS), but after using something for nine years it makes me a little sad to... Read More » Read more