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Coloring Your Scrollbars with CSS

You really can color your scrollbars and have a change of scenery from the basic gray or other browser default. It just takes a few snippets of CSS markup, which you'll learn how to do in this tutorial.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Website Tips. Design>Web Design>Forms>CSS


Converting Existing Content to CSS

Thinking about converting an existing Web page or an entire Web site from FONT tags to using CSS (cascading style sheets)? This first tutorial of a new series will guide you through the very basics to help get you started.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Website Tips. Design>Web Design>CSS


Designing for Search Engines and Stars

Great search engine placement doesn't require you to sacrifice appealing design. While 'content is king' for high search engine rankings as well as overall site popularity, your imagination and creativity with designs can still reach for the stars. This tutorial provides a broad overview of ideal approaches, what can still work, and what you ought to avoid if search engine rankings are important. There are times when we forego the ideal for various reasons, so I'll try to steer you around the roadblocks on the way regarding graphics, Flash, frames, splash pages, and other potential perils. At the end of the tutorial are some resources for further exploration, too.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Digital Web Magazine (2002). Design>Web Design>Search>Search Engine Optimization


Fast and Easy XHTML

Wondering how to turn your HTML markup into XHTML? Here are a few quick tips to teach you the very basics, a sample XHTML document, and resources for more information.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Website Tips (2001). Design>Web Design>HTML>XHTML


Passion Matters

In creating the site for a client, the magic ingredient was passion. My client's passion added fuel to my own, and I was immediately catapulted to an even higher energy level than usual designing his site. This magic ingredient was being reflected in the client's web site.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Wise-Women (2004). Articles>Collaboration>Web Design


Some Basic HTML Tags and How To Use Them

The HTML 4.01 markup chart and examples below represent some of the typical markup that I review with clients who wish to change and update text themselves on their Web sites. Learning a few basic markup tags makes this a very simple process.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Website Tips (2001). Design>Web Design>HTML


To Frame or Not to Frame? That is the Question

The question of whether or not to use frames within a Web site's design can be a hot topic of debate. Many people don't like framed Web sites because they 'get stuck in someone's frames,' they can't bookmark a particular page within a framed Web site, the search engines don't list their Web sites, and some browsers can't read framed Web sites at all. Clearly these are legitimate problems. This article's intent is to help clarify some of the advantages and disadvantages of using frames and provide resources for further information.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Website Tips (1999). Design>Web Design>HTML


Website Tips

The goal of WebsiteTips.com is to help people locate high quality online resources on Web site design topics, such as Web site design and development, running a Web site design business, and owning and managing a Web site.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Website Tips. Resources>Web Design


The World of RSS Explorations

I’ve now seen firsthand that RSS feedreaders, or news aggregators, truly can provide the ability to literally scan hundreds of site updates and headlines in a matter of seconds, letting me know when those sites have updated posts or news. Depending on the software used, the user can be notified by a bubble popping up, a sound, or the headlines appearing in a list with a right click mouseover on the aggregator’s system tray icon, for example.

Kaiser, Shirley E. Brainstorms and Raves (2003). Articles>Information Design>XML>RSS

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