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Archive for September, 2005

Beyond Dreamweaver For Dummies

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Here’s a secret: making basic Web sites ain’t exactly rocket science, and it’s getting easier. For a couple of hundred dollars, you can buy the editing software (or use free or cheap versions), get one or more of the “…for Dummies” books for background info, use a free or inexpensive design template, and voila! — [...]

Dev Server

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

While on the phone recently with a Web host, I mentioned wanting to create a second domain to be used as a dev space, and was surprised that this was the first time they had heard the idea. Here’s the deal: once your site is launched to the public, you can’t make changes to it [...]

It’s a Fluid Medium — Don’t force it to be static

Monday, September 12th, 2005

OK, I’m a reformed perfectionist, and there are times I still obsess over the smallest details. (In my own defense, my clients like that I fix their typos for them, so maybe obsession has a place…) But I love that the Web is a fluid medium, where changes are possible at any time, and that [...]

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