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How to Create Content That Sucks (Users In)—And Makes Your Site More Findable
By Aarron Walter
Apr 4, 2008
Aarron Walter explains how the good karma of sharing your ideas and keeping them open can bolster the findability of your site.
Going Online with QuarkXPress
By David Blatner, Patti Schulze
Mar 21, 2008
This excerpt from Real World QuarkXPress 7 shows you how to increase the value of your XPress documents by taking them from print to the Web.
Practical Advice for Developing Web Software Applications
By Christopher Schmitt, Kimberly Blessing, Rob Cherny, Meryl K. Evans, Kevin Lawver, Mark Trammell
Feb 29, 2008
Need help updating an outdated site? Learn how to identify web apps that are stuck in the past and prepare them for the future with advice from several of New Riders' Voices That Matter.
How to Embed a QuickTime Movie in a Web Page or Blog Post
By Maria Langer
Feb 22, 2008
So you've decided to join the video revolution in Web publishing. But instead of dealing with YouTube, you want to publish higher-quality content directly on your blog. Maria Langer shows you how.
Working with ColdFusion 8's Advanced Components
By Charlie Arehart, John C. Bland, Raymond Camden, Leon Chalnick, Ben Forta, Ken Fricklas, Paul Hastings, Mike Nimer, Sarge Sargent, Robi Sen
Feb 8, 2008
This sample chapter from the best-selling Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 2: Application Development takes you through many of the advanced features of ColdFusion Components.
Embedding Flash Video with Dreamweaver
By David Karlins
Jan 4, 2008
David Karlins shows how to use Dreamweaver to embed a video clip into your own web page, presented with your own customized display skin, and surrounded by your own content.
How to Create a Landing Page That Sells
By Lance Loveday, Sandra Niehaus
Nov 16, 2007
Authors Lance Loveday and Sandra Niehaus show you how to turn landing pages into powerful strategic weapons that enhance financial returns and give you a competitive edge.
Why Bad Site Design Succeeds
By Robert Hoekman
Oct 19, 2007
Every so often, bad design wins. Unfortunately, this often results in designers believing that bad design is a good idea. Before you start creating animated GIFs again, take a look at what Robert Hoekman, Jr., has to say about why sites like YouTube, MySpace, and others succeed in spite of their weak designs.
Get Your Site Noticed with a Solid Link Strategy
By Shari Thurow
Oct 5, 2007
Shari Thurow explains how to create a link development strategy that search engines will love.
Make Your Site BulletProof With Floats
By Dan Cederholm
Oct 5, 2007
Dan Cederholm helps you choose the best markup for the job to ensure your site's content is displayed properly across the widest range of browsers and devices.
The Next Level: Creating an Inline Random Graphic in Dreamweaver CS3
By Andy Anderson
Jul 13, 2007
Spice up your Web pages with the easy-to-use Dreamweaver CS3!
The Art of TextEdit
By Neale Monks
May 4, 2007
Need a fast and easy-to-use word processor/page layout program with lists, styles, tables, advanced typography, and support for multiple languages? Ladies and gentlemen, Neale Monks wants to introduce you to TextEdit, which is a viable, attractive alternative to heavyweight word processors.
Quick Guide To Creating RSS Feeds
By Steven Holzner
Jan 19, 2007
This chapter is all about creating your own RSS feeds by using RSS creation applications. Read on to learn how to create RSS feeds online and on your computer, upload your RSS feed, add an XML button, and validate your RSS feed.
What Do People Think of Your Site Design? Here's How To Find Out.
By Dan M. Brown
Jan 12, 2007
Usability testing is an essential part of the web design diet. In a nutshell, it's a technique for soliciting feedback on the design of a web site. Usability testing is usually conducted on one participant at a time, and attempts to have participants use the site in as close to a real-world setting as possible. Different people have different approaches to usability testing but two things remain consistent—the documents describing what you'll do during the test (the plan) and what came out of the test (the results report). This chapter describes the test plan—the document you prepare in advance of testing—.
Interactive Designer Brendan Dawes on How The Craving for Experiences Drives Design
By Brendan Dawes
Dec 15, 2006
People crave experiences. It’s the experience of an object, the little special details, which make us want to interact with it in some way, physically or emotionally. Author Brendan Dawes explains how this craving for experiences is particularly evident when making purchasing decisions, something that logic would suggest should always be guided by price.
Jeffrey Zeldman On Why To Incorporate Web Standards
By Jeffrey Zeldman
Nov 22, 2006
Web standards hold the key to accessible, cost-effective web design and development, but you wouldn't know it from surveying most big commercial sites. In this chapter, CSS guru Jeffrey Zeldman explores some of the reasons web standards have not yet been incorporated into the normative practice of all design shops and in-house web divisions, and are not yet obligatory components of every site plan or request for proposal. If you need help selling standards to your colleagues, this chapter is for you.
Usability Test Plan
Nov 20, 2006
“Brown Paper and String” Moments
Nov 13, 2006
Creating RSS Feeds
Nov 13, 2006
How to Set Up A Successful Web Redesign Project
By Kelly Goto, Emily Cotler
Oct 20, 2006
Starting a web redesign project can be daunting. So much to do...where to begin? Although you and the client may have a general understanding of what will be involved in getting the project done, the details and process of starting a redesign project can be elusive. This chapter will help you set the stage, plan, and prep as authors Kelly Goto and Emily Cotler focus on helping you to develop methods of communicating expectations and making sure there are no mistaken assumptions.

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