web dev

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Hyperlink Graphic Previews are a Snap

Another interesting web add-on I looked at today is snap “preview anywhere”. It is essentially a service, you enroll a web site URL, it generates a line of JavaScript that goes in the HEAD of your site’s pages (or better the single header template file). But what does it do? It adds a function so […]

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Pretty Feeds

Almost by definition, RSS, in its full XML glory, is ugly, and I have said before, “unsuitable for human eyes”. it is machine language, and there is no reason a person should look at it very long (geeks aside): But I’ve known in the back of my mind, it does not need to be so, […]

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Drupal-ing

I am about shoulder deep in trying to learn Drupal as intended for a new platform to implement for the NMC web site– obviously since it can do so much, it lends itself for creating a multi-faceted site with customizable themes, separate domains for different projects, and all the 2.0-ish tools you’d hope are in […]

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Eventicitis

As I clean up my web site directory, 14 years of accumulated stuff, I start wondering just how many web sites I had set up for our offices’ various projects and events. Not to be horn blowing, but I am staggered to see that I found 260 different event web sites dating back mostly to […]

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Typography, Web Style

New reference for web design CSS junkies, and a nice example to demonstrate web pages need not be collections of boxes: The Elements of Typographic Style Apple to the Web: Robert Bringhurst’s book The Elements of Typographic Style is on many a designer’s bookshelf and is considered to be a classic in the field… In […]

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Fewer Web Pages

This month marks the 12th year since I hoisted my first HTML file on a web server and flicked on the switch. Since then, my master directory of web content files has something like 50 or 60 thousand documents, a sprawling metropolis of stuff. In talking recently about our web sites, I realized in the […]