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Seven Reasons to Avoid JavaScript Dynamic Navigation
by: Iain Row
Date: December 12, 2007
I've been a web developer for over seven years, and in that time I've been fortunate enough to see
several bad ideas go out of fashion, including splash screens and unnecessary framesets.


Web 2.0 For The Uninitiated
by: Tim Priebe
Date: December 03, 2007
If you read anything on web design and website maintenance, you've likely heard the term Web 2.0
thrown around. Is the world wide web getting an upgrade? What's going on?


Accessibility for Seniors on the Web
by: Karen Blundell
Date: November 19, 2007
One of the reasons accessibility in web design is so important is because a large percentage of
seniors are surfing the web. The baby boomers are approaching or are in their sixties and about
75% of them are surfing the web to get information about health issues in particular and they are
also shopping big time. How nice is it for them to shop at Christmas for their grandchildren without
having to go out and brave the elements? I think its absolutely fantastic that the internet has
made seniors lives so much easier. And the internet has also enabled them to keep their minds
active, which, in my opinion, is an important key to longevity.


Website Building Basics - Domain Names and Web Hosting
by: Julie McCoy
Date: November 05, 2007
Everyone wants a website, and every day it's becoming easier and cheaper to own one. Yet it can
still be a daunting process for the beginner - what do all these terms mean? What's the difference
between buying a domain name and hosting space? What do you do first? This guide will get you
on your feet.


AJAX - Combining Technologies to Increase Website Interactivity
by: Mikhail Tuknov
Date: October 11, 2007
Since AJAX allows for asynchronous action, loading of new small amounts of data does not
interfere with normal page loading. AJAX allows for a more responsive web experience as it
allows your web page to exchange small amounts of data with the server as you view the page.


JavaScript for Web Design - Advantages and Disadvantages
by: Stuart Mortimer
Date: September 10, 2007
This article discusses the good and the bad points of using JavaScript in your website designs.
It points out the areas where JavaScript excels as a web based programming language and also
describes situations where its use can actually detract from the performance of a website.


Pros and Cons of Flash-based Sites and Web Templates
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Date: August 28, 2007
The first obvious mistake you should be aware of is using a template that is very popular. If many
people use the same template, your website will not appear unique at all and your credibility as a
solid, different website will be tarnished. In other words, you will appear generic just like your
next-door neighbours.


Website Design: Improve your Navigation
by: Rich Goldman
Date: August 15, 2007
Navigation remains the single most essential aspect of site construction, and the wonders of
modern technology mean you can guide your visitors around your site in a range of innovative
ways to make their online experiences all the richer and more rewarding.


13 Tips to Maintaining an RSS Feed Subscriber Base
by: Sharon Housley
Date: July 25, 2007
You have an RSS feed and you have worked hard to get the word out. According to your logs you
have subscribers! Now the hard part: how to retain the subscribers to your RSS feed. Follow these
simple steps to insure that your subscriber base will grow.


Good Design Practices and Important Rules in Website Design
by: Kanicen Nichathavan
Date: July 23, 2007
Your website is where your business resides -- it's like the headquarter of an offline company. Hence,
it is important to practice good design principles to make sure your site reaches out to the maximum
number of visitors and sells to as many people as possible.


Web Development - An Overview
by: Munish Dev Rathee
Date: July 09, 2007
Web development is carried out with the use of languages such as HTML, XML, Flash, Perl, CSS etc.


Run a Digg like website
by: Darrel Madore
Date: July 04, 2007
Run your own Digg like website in minutes with this simple to install and use script from Pligg.


Understanding Flash
by: Komail Noori
Date: June 26, 2007
The Flash authoring tool was originally an animation tool, but it is so much more than that today.


25 + Common Website Design Mistakes to Avoid
by: Debbie Ray
Date: June 18, 2007
Many individuals or small business owners often opt to design and build their own websites.
Without proper experience or website design background many mistakes are made. If you are
a beginner then there are several things you should keep in mind to avoid before designing
your website.


AJAX and SEO: Hazards of AJAX to a Website's Search Engine Ranking
by: Raja Sekharan
Date: May 09, 2007
One can expect a few unexpected results from an AJAX driven website.


How to Create Web2.0 Applications using AJAX and Clientside HTTP Requests
by: Lucas Green
Date: May 07, 2007
A web 2.0 application, or AJAX application, runs on a single web page, and uses clientside
javascript to initiate and process additional requests to the server.


What is the Ajax Enabled Google Tool-kit?
by: Munish Dev Rathee
Date: April 23, 2007
A Java to JavaScript compiler was created so that developers could work in the former and leave
it to the compiler to convert the same into the latter. This technology was freely shared with the
developer community and is known as the Google Web Toolkit (GWT).


Using External Coding to Improve Search Engine Placement
by: George Peirson
Date: April 10, 2007
Do you have lots of JavaScript coding in the header section of your web pages? Do you re-list your
CSS styles at the top of every page? Do you have JavaScript coding spread throughout your web
pages?


The Web 2.0 Effect: The Characteristics of a Web 2.0 Website
by: Maria Markella
Date: April 02, 2007
The term web2.0 was originally presented by O'Reilly Media (a well known media company
publishing books and websites on various computer technology topics). It's a term that refers to a
new generation of websites (social networking websites, wiki-based websites etc). These
websites take advantage of web application technologies and give web users the ability to
collaborate and share their experiences, views, opinions and interests while they surf the web.


A Few Secrets You Need to Know about Client-Side Scripting
by: Jim Corkern
Date: March 19, 2007
JavaScript is an object based scripting language that offers cross platform operation across the
span of the world wide web. JavaScript provides a means of embedding interactive paths and
intelligence within HTML documents.


What is Ajax?
by: Ajay Sharma
Date: March 05, 2007
Like DHTML, LAMP, or SPA, Ajax is not a technology in itself, but a term that refers to the use
of a group of technologies together. In fact, derivative/composite technologies based substantially
upon Ajax, such as AFLAX, are already appearing. The Term AJAX refers to Asynchronous
JavaScript and XML.


Benefits Of An Accessible Website: Part 2 - The Business Case
by: Trenton Moss
Date: February 06, 2007
Some organisations are making accessibility improvements to their websites, but many are
seemingly not making the accessibility adjustments. Disabled people don't access their website,
they say, so why should they care?


Add Dynamic Touches to Your Website Using JavaScript
by: Sergio Roth
Date: December 19, 2006
Youre not a programmer but you have a website. Would you like to add some JavaScript to it to
make it look more dynamic and appealing?


Web Application Development
by: The AVS Group
Date: November 30, 2006
Prototyping is one of the most important aspects of our development process. We consider the
act of prototyping to be a risk mitigation strategy. If approached correctly, we believe that
prototyping can reduce the risks in development. In addition, by reducing risks we are often able
to reduce project costs.


Learning the Basics of JavaScript
by: Amrit Hallan
Date: November 29, 2006
If you have a fair idea of how C/C++ is done, you'll find JavaScripting to be a cakewalk. Even
otherwise, it is not such a big deal provided you have all your logic worked out prior to getting
your hands dirty.


How To Hire A Web Developer
by: David Risley
Date: November 24, 2006
Today, most businesses want a website. Some already have one. Others want one. They don't want
to hire IT staff and probably can't afford any. And in most cases, an in-house IT staff, especially for
your typical small business, just isn't necessary. But, that doesn't mean that you have to go without
or will be forced to use some cookie cutter website or a personal Frontpage experiment gone awry.


A Profitable Web 2.0 Project Developed In 24 Hours?
by: Paul Fisher
Date: November 17, 2006
So, it's 7am and I've got a plan. The new pressures I face in life (work responsibilities, family etc)
have been dealt with and I have a clear 24 hours ahead of me. An idea for a site has been kicking
round in my head ever since I sold a site last year. This site was a very specialist software
comparison site that generated referral commissions and Adsense income. It was an excellent
earner and Ive wanted to recreate that success, but on a larger scale.


Privacy And Security Features Of Internet Explorer
by: uCertify
Date: November 16, 2006
Internet Explorer provides a number of security and privacy features. These features allow users to
personalize the Web browsing experience and restrict people from accessing unauthorized
information.


Is there AJAX in my Ext3?
by: Shane Coughlan
Date: November 03, 2006
Everything kind of went kablooey around 2001. AOL suddenly were the junior partner in Time Warner.
Dot.com went to dot.bust. Java was still slow. Gosh, I thought, how amazingly peaceful everything
has suddenly become.


Technologies And Design Elements to Improve Website Navigation
by: David Davis
Date: October 26, 2006
Sites with a great deal of content often implement dynamic menu bars that change to present the most
relevant options on each page. Sites often use some kind of feedback or special effect to let users
know where certain navigation elements are located, such as graphics that change colors when the
users point their mouse at them.


Create your own drop down menu with nested submenus using CSS and a little JavaScript
by: Emanuel Blagonic
Date: October 24, 2006
Drop down menus are among the coolest things on the web. Beside that they are also very good for
creating navigations that contain many elements.


Web 2.0 Programming
by: Kirk Jensen
Date: October 20, 2006
In this article the term Web 2.0 programming is defined as well as the difference between Web 2.0
programming and Web 1.0 programming.


Website SEO and Web 2.0
by: Robert McCulloch
Date: October 09, 2006
Syndication and RSS have changes the way we develop and deliver content on the web and now
Web 2.0 is changing the way we find and organize the content as well.


Managing your website development -- eight easy steps to project management
by: Simon Buehring
Date: October 04, 2006
Managing your website development need not cause you sleepless nights providing you learn the
secrets of successful project management.


Are You Ready to Play a Gamble with Google?
by: Sydney Ifergan
Date: October 02, 2006
Below are some techniques which may reduce your Google ranking or even ban you from its
index. You should avoid them if possible.


Rasmus' 30-Second AJAX Tutorial
by: Rasmus
Date: September 18, 2006
I find a lot of this AJAX stuff a bit of a hype. Lots of people have been using similar things long
before it became "AJAX".


How To Design A Search Engine Friendly Website
by: Arif Hanid
Date: September 08, 2006
Best way to approach this is to remember that search engines dont really care about how nice
or complicated your graphics or flash movies are, or how snazzy your JavaScript is.


JavaScript Compression
by: Burke Libbey
Date: August 31, 2006
As it turns out, there are a multitude of completely free JavaScript compressors online, employing
three different basic methods.


MODx: AJAX CMS and PHP Application Framework
by: Chris Kamen
Date: August 29, 2006
MODx is the first free PHP CMS to offer an API that fully supports Web 2.0 Ajax technology
thanks to script.aculo.us.


JavaScript 101: Hello World!
by: Ben Hunt
Date: August 16, 2006
In this introductory tutorial and the series to follow, I'll introduce the JavaScript language and how
to write it, through a series of practical worked examples.


Things to consider before redesigning or redeveloping a website
by: Zuricka Azavedo
Date: August 15, 2006
It's 2006 and you have made a few resolutions. You need your website to perform so that you
reap the rewards.


Javascript and SEO: The New School
by: Circle Six Design
Date: August 11, 2006
I was raised to believe that javascript hindered a sites readability by search engine spiders
and should be avoided at all costs.


JavaScript-Fu: Guidelines for Web 2.0 Mastery
by: Gianni Milanesi
Date: August 04, 2006
"JavaScript-Fu" has the following four related meanings: 1) unobtrusive and accessible use
of JavaScript, 2) thorough knowledge of Web standards, 3) rich yet usable presentational
scripting, and 4) clean, readable and thoroughly commented code.


AJAX:Getting Started
by: MDC
Date: July 26, 2006
This article guides you through the AJAX basics and gives you two simple hands-on examples to
get you started.


Benefits Of An Accessible Website: Part 1 - Increase In Reach
by: Trenton Moss
Date: July 24, 2006
A website is regarded as a service and therefore falls under this law, and as such must be made
accessible to everyone.


Compressed JavaScript
by: Joseph Scott
Date: July 18, 2006
Here is an interesting feature that I didnt know about, you can compress JavaScript and use that
file directly, just like the uncompressed version.


Use this JavaScript to Hide Your eMail from Spambots
by: Ed Zivkovic
Date: July 13, 2006
Ever wonder why so many webmasters refuse to insert their email address into the body of their
webpages?


Take Advantage of Simple JavaScript Optimization
by: Kay Zetkin
Date: July 11, 2006
You might find that JavaScript optimization has special significance for you to salvage you from
daunting prospects of a coding project. We understand that coding can be sometimes frustrating
enough thus, we advise you, be organized! Take advantage of JavaScript optimization!


JavaScript Alert - Every Web Master Running JavaScript Should Know This
by: David Malia
Date: July 05, 2006
The authoritative w3schools.com web site reports an 11% rate of surfers that are browsing with
Javascript turned off in January 2005.


How To Handle Web Surfers Who Disabled Javascript
by: Michael Kashirin
Date: June 29, 2006
There are some safe ways how to handle search engines spiders and web surfers, who does not
support JavaScript, at your web page.


How to use XMLHttpRequest
by: SwiK
Date: June 21, 2006
Sample javascript implementing a cross platform xmlhttprequest function, via two different methods.


Unobtrusive JavaScript using objects
by: Peter Cooper
Date: June 19, 2006
This'll be new to some and childs play to others. I just wanted to keep reminding myself of this feature so
I could guilt myself into forcing myself to use it rather than 'chickening out' when I write some quick
scrappy code :)


The JavaScript Library World Cup
by: Dan Webb
Date: June 16, 2006
Love them or loathe them, JavaScript libraries are making a huge impact in the area of DOM Scripting.
As AJAX matures, and the complexity of the scripts required to support its expanding use increases, it
becomes much less feasible to produce custom code


Use functional programming techniques to write elegant JavaScript
by: Shantanu Bhattacharya
Date: June 14, 2006
Functional, or declarative, programming is a very powerful programming method and is gaining popularity
in the software industry.


How to Write Web 2.0 JavaScript
by: Adam Bergmark
Date: June 09, 2006
Would you like to learn how to write unobtrusive, modern, compact JavaScript that you can add to your
HTML document without modifying the html itself at all?


Javascript in Ten Minutes
by: javascript.infogami.com
Date: June 07, 2006
Javascript is a dynamically typed language. Variables are declared with the keyword var. Common
simple types are supported.


Three Places to NEVER Use Ajax
by: Bill Boulden
Date: May 30, 2006
As of lately, developers seem ready to use Ajax on anything that sits still long enough, plus some
moving targets too.


From DHTML to DOM scripting
by: Christian Heilmann
Date: May 23, 2006
In this article we will try to help JavaScript beginners to spot old and outdated JavaScript techniques
and explain what their issues are


Mistakes made when developing with Ajax
by: SwiK
Date: May 18, 2006
Sure Ajax is cool, and developers love to play with cool technology, but Ajax is a tool, not a toy.


Round-up of 50 AJAX Toolkits and Frameworks
by: Max Kiesler
Date: May 11, 2006
The following is a compilation of all of the AJAX toolkits and frameworks that I have either reviewed
or have first hand experience with and would recommend.


Places To Use AJAX
by: swik.net
Date: May 08, 2006
Eleven places to use AJAX.


A Re-Introduction to JavaScript, Part II
by: Simon Willison
Date: April 27, 2006
Part II of A Re-Introduction to JavaScript.


AJAX and Atlas: An Overview of Two AJAX Implementations
by: Ben Reichelt
Date: April 20, 2006
Since Ajax has taken off among Web developers, there have undoubtedly been many frameworks,
APIs, and libraries to allow people to leverage Ajax with ease.


A Re-Introduction to JavaScript, Part I
by: Simon Willison
Date: April 14, 2006
2005 has seen the launch of a number of high profile JavaScript applications,
showing that deeper knowledge of this technology is an important skill for any web developer.


Mastering Ajax, Part 1: Introduction to Ajax
by: Brett McLaughlin
Date: April 12, 2006
Today, if you want to get into the latest technology rage, Ajax is where it's at.



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