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What’s New in HTML 5: Semantics

Aside from new structural elements there are also new semantic tags.

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The Three Most Popular Alternative Browsers

Three words - Opera, Firefox and Safari. Each of the three major alternative browsers have a lot to boast about. To show how

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Alternative Browsers: Reminder to Web Developers

Due to the proliferation of alternative web browsers web developers can no longer design websites simply for Internet Explorer.

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Benefits of Alternative Browsers: Better Security

As I mentioned in my previous post the other benefit that the popularity of alternative browsers brought is increased security.

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The Benefits of Alternative Browsers

Recently it has become obvious that the success of the Internet Explorer, though a happy thing for Microsoft, meant a huge loss

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The Leahy / Langridge Techniqe for Image Replacement

Although the Fahrner Image Replacement technique has been widely used by many web designers already for replacing image

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Using Image as Replacement for Text : The FIR Method

(This is the second in a series of post discussing Images as replacement for text to make use of beautiful fonts without

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Using Image as Replacement for Text : An Introduction

It’s almost one of the first best practises tips that budding designers (who have competent mentors) are taught: In this age when

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Optimising Web Applications and Content for iPhone

Today Apple launched on its developer website a section for iPhone web development. The first resource put up is a

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Usability Considerations for Older People: Introduction

The UK has an aging population with the last census showing that there are more people in the retirement age bracket than those

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How iPhone Safari is Changing Mobile Web

With all these iPhone news and media coverage in the past week, let’s take a little time to focus on how this will

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W3C Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0

The W3C group, the main international standards organization for the world wide web, has  a document on best practices

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Mobile Web Development

Aside from the Openwave Phone Simulator another good mobile design tool to use is Nokia’s Mobile Internet Toolkit. When using

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Tools for Mobile Web Development - Openwave

I have been discussing mobile web development for the last several posts. We’ve discussed the nature of mobile web design and its

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Mobile Markup Languages: WML and XHTML MP

Having already known the technical standards that guide mobile web designers, it’s important to focus on the two mentioned markup

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Mobile Web Design News: Opera Mini 4.0 beta

Allow me to pause my on-going blog series on mobile web design and focus for the mean time on one mobile product news: Opera

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Designing for the Mobile Web: A Background

The mobile web has had a rough and slow start. But now, thanks to faster data networks and the proliferation of devices that has

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Community Features in Your Web Design

In the previous post i discussed the importance of the social or community aspect in a website . Today I will give a few

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Designing for Communities

The web has evolved from the old static pages to one that is rich and dynamic and one that involves a lot of social aspect. The

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Common Pitfalls in Web Design

This post is an adaptation of a section from Wikipedia. I thought that it’s important to know the no-no’s of web design so that

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Web Design Typography: Fonts

Font Sizing Designing for the web is hard because the layout is not fixed as it is in the print media. The dilemma is emphasized

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The Basics of Typography in Web Design

Web design has one very importance piece that contributes a lot to the success of your design, but the irony is that your reader

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Switching Style Sheets (End)

In the onload function, we need to apply the user’s style sheet of choice either from the cookie when it exists or  just use

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Switching Style Sheets (Part IV)

Last time I explained how the javascript that we can use to change the stylesheet. What we need to do next is to make the user’s

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Switching Style Sheets (Part III)

This is the third part of a series of post on dynamic switching of style sheets. The first postdiscussed the basic CSS

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Switching Style Sheets (Part II)

In the previous post i tried to setup the knowledge foundation in creating dynamically switching style sheets. I discussed the

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Switching Style Sheets (Part I)

Using CSS to control what your website looks like is the first step towards a good website design. To give more options to your

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Using Flash in Your Design

Flash is probably one of, it not the most widely deployed proprietary technology that allows the deployment of rich internet

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Fixed Versus Liquid Design

One of the design considerations that a web designer must grapple with is the decision to use a fixed-layout or a liquid design.

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Website Design Planning

The planning phase of website design is very important since it is the part when you decide exactly what you need. The things you