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Nov 13, 2005, 09:06 PM
 
CSS
10 CSS tricks you may not know (➲ Tantek's addendum) (☃ Discussion)
ALA: Sliding Doors (CSS-tab navigation)
Basic CSS Layouts
CSSEdit (CSS-editing software)
CSS Primer
CSS Style Sheet Switcher (☃ Discussion)
CSS Validation
One true layout [↸ Madmacgames]
Xyle scope (CSS analytical tool / browser ) [↸ Phil Sherry]


(X)HTML
IE7 (Fixing IE-rendering problems, PNG-images) (☃ Discussion)
Markup Validation
URL and HTML entities (If you are not using Unicode)
W3 Schools (Free tutorials in building web pages)


Usability and Accessibility
UseIt: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design
Usability.gov (Great resource for usable sites!)
Dive Into Accessibility (30 Days to a more accessible site)
Web Acessibility Initiative


Scripting, languages and databases
AJAX - Getting Started
AJAX: Usable Interactivity
CGI Resources (Pre-written scripts)
JavaScript Source
MySQL
PHP Resources (Pre-written scripts)
PHP Manual
Ruby on Rails [↸ DeathMan]
WebObjects


Blogging
Ecto (Software working with blogging software)
MovableType
WordPress

Discussion


Hosting
Dreamhost
GoDaddy
A Small Orange
ReadySetConnect (Uses cPanel X - great control panel)

WYSIWYG-editors
Dreamweaver
Freeway Pro
RapidWeaver (Template-based)


Code editors
BBEdit [↸ Mania]
SEEdit Maxi
Smultron
SubEthaEdit (Collaborative text/coding tool)
TextMate


Further reading
A List Apart
Boxes and Arrows
The Web Developer's Handbook (Plenty more links) [↸ Chris v]
Web development resources (And even more links) [↸ Madmacgames]
Web Designers Bookmarks (And yet more links) [↸ Shawn Grimes]


General tips:
  • Learn hand-coding
  • Keep your content and styling separate
  • Drop table-based layouts
  • Make your sites accessible and usable
  • Compress your HTML
( Last edited by andi*pandi; Feb 4, 2010 at 02:12 PM. Reason: bad urls)

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Nov 14, 2005, 10:01 AM
 
Add to the CSS section: Xyle scope
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 10:30 AM
 
Here's a great collection of such links:

http://www.alvit.de/handbook/

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Nov 14, 2005, 10:03 PM
 
very good list - w3schools.com is fab.

personally I would kill the wysiwyg editor section and replace it with one link to BBedit but I am extremly biased against wysiwyg - the opiate of the webmastards.
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Nov 14, 2005, 10:51 PM
 
That's why the first tip is learn hand-coding. BTW, being a hand-coder I find DW8 to be a great editor as I discussed in it's thread.

But I've added a list of code-editors now too. Hope this satisfies you
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Nov 15, 2005, 12:51 AM
 
bah humbug. a baby bunny dies every time someone uses dreamONweaver. its so sad.
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Nov 15, 2005, 10:18 AM
 
Just as an aside ( and many thanks -- erik -- for taking the time / initiative on this one ) upstairs I'm getting a "square block" in Win IE and a " ? " in Win Firefox before the list items.
     
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Nov 15, 2005, 09:27 PM
 
That's weird. Or it is IE at last. I had no problem using Unicode with the latest versions of IE and FF on Win on other pages. This appears to have the right declaration too.

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Nov 16, 2005, 01:00 PM
 
No RoR! Come on e r i k, I expect more from a modern web designer like yourself.
     
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Nov 16, 2005, 07:59 PM
 
let me say here here to erik for making the web developer forum interesting again!!!

i have been web developing since 1995 when all we had to know was the paragraph tag - I would hate to have to start from scratch now. is that why i am so cynical???!

keep up the discussions all!
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Nov 16, 2005, 08:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by DeathMan
No RoR! Come on e r i k, I expect more from a modern web designer like yourself.
Are you talking about Ruby on Rails? Adding that to the list now

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Nov 17, 2005, 10:40 AM
 
To CSS, we have to at least add PIE's one true layout article:
http://www.positioniseverything.net/...onetruelayout/

And just a great collection of web dev resources:
http://www.fiftyfoureleven.com/resources/categories
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Nov 17, 2005, 12:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by - - e r i k - -
OK, so this my blatant attempt at getting a sticky...
Wish granted. This is an excellent list. I think I'm going to replace the earlier "10 CSS tricks you may not know" thread (which I also stuck) with this.
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Dec 2, 2005, 07:10 PM
 
Free online analytics with funnels and goals and other stuff:

http://www.google.com/analytics/
     
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thanks for sharing
     
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Aug 29, 2006, 11:57 PM
 
Here is a great site that I have grown to like quite a bit for resources and such. Maybe good to add to the list...

WDB - WebDesignersBookmarks.com High Quality Bookmarks for Web Designers. Free Templates, Tutorials, Free Images, Scripts...etc
     
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Added.

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Nov 30, 2006, 01:55 AM
 
Her are some web dev tools

CSS
<a href="http://www.westciv.com">Style Master</a>

Code Editor
<a href="http://www.ragesw.com/products/webdesign.html">RAGE WebDesign</a>
Get FREE software, legally

http://www.trybeta.com
     
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Why no Objective-C sites?
     
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List em, and I'll add to the first post!
     
   
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