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Cleaning Your Web Pages with HTML Tidy

A detailed article on using the HTML Tidy utility to clear up problems in an HTML file.

Nesbitt, Scott. InformIT (2004). Articles>Web Design>HTML>Software


Converting FrameMaker to HTML   (PDF)

Many FrameMaker users need to publish their documents on the World Wide Web. The best approach is to use a converter, which preserves the format and organization of the original FrameMaker document. Good converters can handle long, complex documents that contain elements such as table of contents, index, line drawings, bitmap graphics, tables, footnotes, and equations. We discuss the benefits of having a single source document for paper and Web, the techniques for creating documents that can be converted easily, and the powerful conversion tools available today.

Jackson, Ken and Sonya E. Keene. STC Proceedings (1999). Articles>Web Design>Software>Adobe FrameMaker


Review: DENIM, del Lápiz a la Web

El diseño de sitios web suele empezar con bosquejos hechos con papel y lápiz. Denim convierte directamente los diagramas que salen de una tableta gráfica o del dibujo con el ratón en prototipos de sitios web funcionales.

Dursteler, Juan Carlos. InfoVis (2003). (Spanish) Articles>Reviews>Software>Web Design


Designing Better HTML Authoring Tools

A collection of proposed new tools and features for adding structure to the Web.

Hoffman, Michael. Hypertext Navigation. Articles>Web Design>User Interface>Software


Dreamweaver 8 Tutorial

Whether you're creating a personal page for your family, a school or classroom web site, or one for your small business, Dreamweaver is a powerful tool that will help get the job done. Each Dreamweaver tutorial features text and screen shots, and some include narrated multimedia tutorials in Flash.

Anderson, Ben. Guides and Tutorials (2007). Articles>Web Design>Software>Dreamweaver


Dreamweaver Primer

So, you’ve read the article, 'HTML Wireframes and Prototypes: All Gain and No Pain' and now want you want to make an HTML wireframe or prototype. This an easy and pain-free process, using Macromedia Dreamweaver 4.0. Follow this step-by-step guide and you'll be up and prototyping in a jiffy.

Stanford, Julie. Boxes and Arrows (2003). Articles>Web Design>Software>Dreamweaver


Dreamweaver Tutorial

Defining a site is one of the more complicated procedures in Dreamweaver, so do not attempt this process unless you have some time, patience, and knowledge of how to transfer files to your server space.

Cramer, Dan. Ereunao (2007). Articles>Web Design>Software>Dreamweaver


Even Better In-Browser Mockups with Node.js

Designing in the browser has all sorts of benefits, like producing more accurate, comprehensive results and removing the extra step of converting from image file to markup and CSS. But even sites designed in a browser still require pasting in content, faking interactions with the server, and creating placeholder JavaScript that isn’t usable on the live site. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go from just designing layouts and interactions to designing the whole client side of the application during the same process?

Means, Garann. List Apart, A (2013). Articles>Web Design>Prototyping>Software


Guidelines, Tools and Resources For Web Wireframing

Today “Web” is very different from what it was few years ago. It is better, but far more challenging – you can no longer ignore things like usability, information architecture and design. That’s why wireframing has received so much attention lately. Wireframing allows you to visually illustrate layout of fundamental elements in the user interface. It also acts as a way to communicate with clients and other stakeholders (content creators, designers, developers, etc). Furthermore, wireframing enables you to consider changes, user paths, and new requirements.

Khan, Saud. W3Avenue (2010). Articles>Web Design>Prototyping>Software


How to Make Accessible Web Content Using Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver allows developers to be prompted when inserting certain web elements that may need accessibility attributes added to them. Unfortunately, these options are disabled in the preferences by default.ImportantBy default, the accessibility options are disabled in Dreamweaver MX. Once selected, Dreamweaver will display a prompt for accessibility features when each of the identified elements are inserted into a document.

WebAIM (2007). Articles>Web Design>Software>Dreamweaver


How to Make Accessible Web Content Using FrontPage

When designing with FrontPage, some basic accessibility features must be added manually. Despite some of these shortcomings, it is definitely possible to create accessible web pages in FrontPage, often without leaving the WYSIWYG environment.

WebAIM (2007). Articles>Web Design>Software>FrontPage


How to Select Your Web Conferencing Tool

New conferencing and collaboration solutions are being announced at the pace of one or more tools per week. New versions and upgrades are promoted even more frequently, and in this avalanche of "this is the best, don't look anywhere else" claims, it is hard to distinguish the good from the average. How should you select your web conferencing tool? Which companies are more reliable and how do you find out? How can you be sure you will not be disappointed? These are tough questions to answer, as there are a million vendors out there and an army of supposed experts all claiming to have the best solution while offering different ones.

Good, Robin. Communication World Bulletin (2004). Articles>Web Design>Videoconferencing>Software


HTML Conversion Tools: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly   (PDF)

The Internet has taken the world by storm. It is now one of the most widely used sources of information available. Every day high-technology companies are finding new ways to use the Internet for advancement in their fields. Though getting a perfect conversion without added steps is the dream for all writers, this is not possible. HTML Conversion tools such as HTML Transit 2.0, Web Publisher 1.1, and FrontPage can help decrease the time needed to make great looking paper documents into great looking web pages. The tool a company chooses should be based on its needs, budget, and the time allowed for tweaking.

Laurent, J. Suzanna and Candie McKee. STC Proceedings (1998). Articles>Web Design>HTML>Software


Introduction to Django: Helping Perfectionists With Deadlines

Django is an open-source Web framework, written in Python, that allows you to easily and rapidly develop interactive, data-centric web applications. It came into being when two Web developers—Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison—in Kansas, after moving their newspaper’s website from PHP to Python, found themselves repeatedly solving similar problems. They decided to extract the common functionality and released the resulting framework in 2005.

Ellis, Dan. Digital Web Magazine (2008). Articles>Web Design>Software>Open Source


Kinetic Energy   (PDF)

Spaceships flying across your Web page? With dhtml and GoLive, you can make anything move.

Niemi, Melissa. Adobe Magazine (2000). Articles>Web Design>Software>Adobe GoLive


My Favorite Prototyping Tools

I’ve recently discovered a few products that make creating a prototype almost as easy as having a thought, and I want to share these finds in case other user experience professionals or developers looking to prototype new features might benefit from them.

Colvin, Kris. Design for Users (2008). Articles>Web Design>Prototyping>Software


Prototyping: Picking the Right Tool

The available prototyping options continue to grow. By the time I finish this book, my tools of choice could very well change or evolve again. I’ve been playing with the jQuery JavaScript library. Adobe just released a new version of Fireworks and Flash. Who knows what will be available? So why choose HTML, Flash, Fireworks, Axure, or something else?

Zaki Warfel, Todd. User Interface Engineering (2010). Articles>Web Design>Prototyping>Software


Pushing Content Into Any Format with Jekyll

In this post, I’ll explain how to push your help content into any format.

Johnson, Tom H. I'd Rather Be Writing (2015). Articles>Web Design>Software


Seven Website Mockup Tools

I am working on a number of website projects right now. My mission is to banish ‘lorem ipsum’ by working text into page designs before development starts. I wanted to find a tool that would let me create page mockups quickly and try out different combinations of copy and layout. Eventually, I settled on Balsamiq Mockups, which is an awesome tool. The rest of this article describes the different alternatives I considered and concludes with a detailed review of Balsamiq.

Stibbe, Matthew. Bad Language (2009). Articles>Web Design>Prototyping>Software


Software for Building a Full-Featured Discipline-Based Web Portal

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Internet Scout Project [1] received funding in the fall of 2000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation [2] to build an open source software package that would allow collection developers to share their collection's metadata via the web. The resulting software, the Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT), is virtually turnkey, very inexpensive to maintain and operate, and easy for non-technical staff to download, set up and populate with metadata. Conforming to international standards for metadata, data harvesting, and Web technology makes SPT useful for and usable by a wide variety of projects and organizations, allowing and encouraging collaboration and record sharing among projects. Over the SPT project's two-year period, beta testers and in-house quality assurance testing provided valuable feedback, helping to ensure that the software was robust, easy to use, and well-suited to the needs of the intended audience.

Almasy, Edward, David Sleasman and Rachael Bower. D-Lib Magazine (2002). Articles>Web Design>Content Management>Software


The Speechlet Project

Speechlet is a system which allows blind students of the Java programming language to use existing course material. Most Java courses use program examples that generate graphic output. The main reason for this is that students enjoy writing programs that produce interesting and exciting outputs. However, a blind student is unable to see the output of their program and is unable to even gauge that their program has worked. Speechlet was therefore produced to allow a blind student to move the mouse pointer over the screen and hear a spoken description of what is there. This paper discusses the reasons for the development of Speechlet, followed by a description of its operation and finally a discussion of its use in practise.

Mullier, D.J. TechDis (2003). Articles>Web Design>Accessibility>Software


A Standards-Compliant Publishing Tool for the Rest of Us?

Publishing with web standards is not for experts alone. A new tool hopes to make it easier for anyone. ALA interviews Six Apart’s Anil Dash about what might be the first standards-compliant web publishing tool for the rest of us.

Dash, Anil. List Apart, A (2003). Articles>Web Design>Software


Subversion for Designers

There’s no question that developers need version control when working on an app. But what about designers? In this article Chris Nagele, founder of Beanstalk, talks about the benefits and basics of Subversion for designers.

Nagele, Chris. Vitamin (2008). Articles>Web Design>Collaboration>Software


To Dream, Weave, or Read The Front Page?

What You See Is What You Get Editors (referred to as WYSIWYG editors from here after) are programs that have been written specifically to aid in the development of Websites and their components, I say components as in this day and age database management and script setup have major parts to play within the editors. In the next ten minutes you will realise that WYSIWYG editors are not the way to go.

Harrop, Jamie. DevBay (2005). Articles>Web Design>Software>Dreamweaver


The Trellix 1.0 Development Project

An overview of the history of the project that helped us come up with the ideas presented in Good Documents.

Bricklin, Dan. Good Documents (1998). Articles>Web Design>Software



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