category: How To Make a Website
This is the bigger, and better version of How To Make A Website For Beginners. Unlike the previous version this will include CSS and utilize other markup tags such as the Unordered List and the Div, making it more like a real website. We will also explore setting up a working environment to help keep [...]
Learning how to make a website may seem a bit like re-inventing the wheel however, knowing the basics of how to make a website will definitely be an asset. Even if you plan on using a free blog service such as blogger or WordPress, knowing just a little HTML and CSS will enable you to [...]
Free?? Yes. Photoshop… not quite but holy crap it’s close. At first glance Sumo Paint looks a lot like my old friend Adobe Photoshop; layers, text, shape tools, swatches, shading and stroke effects, bezier tools, pretty much everything you’d expect from a drawing tool. After playing around for a very short time I found it [...]
Setting up hosting and reserving domain names is that whole other realm that you will need to be familiar with if you intend to make a website. A few terms you will become familiar with:
FTP, SMTP, HTTP, IDE, KFC, what the… In 350 years the entire English language will look like assembler code… a large string of 1,2, and 3 letter acronyms with weird punctuation. In the meantime, File Transfer Protocol or just FTP is one of the foundation blocks of the mechanics behind the internet. Its the programming [...]
The 301 redirect solves many problems that are associated with websites that have changed servers or changed hosting companies. The 301 redirect will … redirect… the incoming traffic to the specified web address. Pretty simple, one file takes care of the entire site however, that is not why I’ve called you here. One of the [...]
This took me WAAAAY too long to figure out. I can’t remember where I found this solution so I apologize for not listing any credit here. The below code shows how to center a site vertically using a floated shim.
The contact form I show you below uses five different pieces to accomplish it’s goal. There are a hundred other ways to do this but, I think making it with five pieces will demonstrate the process and the different technologies used a little better.