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Why You Need a Local Testing Server (and How To Do It)

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Mouse being tested

Please don’t tell me you’re testing your sites on the live server! That’s the slow way, and it can lead to embarrassments and security breaches. The solution is a local testing server. In this article, I’ll explain why you need one, and walk you through setting it up.

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The Magical <iframe> Tag: An Introduction

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Child peeking through paper

The humble iframe (short for inline frame) is one of the most powerful elements in HTML. It is the ultimate modularization tool, allowing you to break up content, seamlessly display content from other sources, and better manage loading. It’s a must-have for any web designer’s arsenal. If you’re not familiar with this tag, this article is for you!

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Stop the Thieves! Strategies to Protect Your Images

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Property Thieves

If you’re a photographer or other graphic artist, then you are undoubtedly displaying a portion of your work online. Unfortunately, this means you have to deal with the problem of image thieves ripping off your work and using it – without credit – on their own sites. In this article, I’ll explain how you can protect your photos from freeloading downloaders.

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The Z-index Property: How to Control Stacking in Your Webpages

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Stack of cookies

Have you ever had a problem with a menu showing up behind other content on your webpage? Most of us had. In this article, I’m going to explain how these problems can be avoided by using the CSS z-index property, which controls how elements are stacked in your pages. You’ll learn to use the z-index property to ensure that the right content always ends up on top.

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Quick Guide: Adding Smooth Scrolling To Your Webpages

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Smooth scrolling improves usability and aesthetics

As webpages become longer, you often need to link to specific sections on the page. Instead of instantly jumping from section to section, adding smooth scrolling improves your pages’ usability. Use our free script to make the process drop-dead easy.

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What Are DocTypes and Why Do They Matter to You?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Keep your pages on the straight and narrow

When you use an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver to create an HTML document, you’ll likely see a special line at the very top of your file’s source code, before the opening <html> tag.  For example:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

Perhaps, though, your pages don’t have a line like this. If you’re coding HTML by hand, maybe you usually start directly with the <html> tag.  Or, maybe your HTML editor isn’t configured properly to add a line like this.

So, what is this mysterious line, why is it there, and why is it so important?

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