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Clean URLs for a Better Search Engine Ranking

Search engines are often key to the successful promotion and running of your website. Read more on how clean URLs can influence your ranking and how clean URLs can be achieved for dynamic applications.

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Articles>Computing>Content Management>Search Engine Optimization


Comments on Comments

The right kind of comments to speed up the development process and enable a couple of interesting possibilities to generate documentations automatically. This article tries to reflect on the pros and cons of comments and to show some interesting possibilities for automatic comment parsing. Comment Basics

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2006). Articles>Computing>Programming


Database-Driven Tree Structures with XML and XSLT

This article deals with the display of tree-structures that are driven by a database. There are actually a few approaches to transform a 2-dimensional structure into a tree, and it seems odd that most are unknown to many developers.

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Design>Web Design>XML>XSL


DOM Scripting, or How to Keep the Code Clean

In this tutorial I want to show up the differences between DOM-Scripting and the 'traditional' JavaScript technique using event-handlers embedded into the HTML-code. I’ll show a way to have accessible popups, and by showing how to do those, I’ll explain the propper use of DOM-scripting.

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Design>Web Design>DHTML


Dynamic Tables With XSLT

How to use the powerful dynamic features of XSLT for sorting and displaying table-data.

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Design>Web Design>DHTML>XSL


Find Your Node: Advanced XPATH Commands

All that XSLT does is applying code-templates on XML-nodes. In order to do this you need to find the right node. XPATH offers you an advanced toolkit to do that within an XSL-file.

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Design>Web Design>Style Sheets>XSL


Processing the Output Buffer with XSLT

This article shows an example of a technique mentioned in one of our recent articles. It uses the PHP output buffer in combination with XML as intermediate application layer. Ideally you should familiarize yourself with this concept first.

Opitz, Pascal. Content With Style (2005). Design>Web Design>XML>XSL


Templates from Babel?

Discusses the current way of rendering templates used in most MVC style rapid development frameworks.

Opitz, Pascal. Content With Style (2007). Articles>Internet>XSL


UTF-8: Documents With a Lot of Character

Did you ever built a webpage in Homesite and then you didn’t encode the html-entities? Then, probably when the client has a look on it, all the german Umlaut characters look awkward on a mac? And did you figure out why? It’s because of the charsets and the encoding of the characters in the saved file!

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Design>Web Design>Localization>Unicode


XML as Intermediate Application Layer

In this article I want to share my thoughts on techniques for keeping our code XML-based - so there's no need to get your hands dirty in your application code to change the markup that is rendered afterwards.

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Design>Web Design>Server Side Includes>XML


XSL: The Other Way of Styling Up Content

Two of the best known acronyms around right now are XML and XSL, often being mentioned as 'the way to go' or some abstract technique that stands for a new direction within the whole web. Rather than dealing with the languages itself in detail I’ll try to give a pragmatic approach and to show basic examples how to transform data into browser-ready HTML.

Opitz, Pascal. Content with Style (2005). Design>Web Design>Style Sheets>XSL

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