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Archive for November, 2009

Servage Web Development Course Part 4: Tables

Monday, November 30th, 2009 by Servage
blogimageToday we will take a look at tables. Tables are in general comparable with tables in for example Word or Excel, and should be used the same way in HTML. That basically means that tables are a way to represent tabular data. They are not meant to be abused for other purposes, such as for example layouts. It has been "normal" for many years to use tables for page structure, which has distorted the use of tables. The correct way of doing layout is by use of div containers and CSS positioning (like described in a previous part of this course). Tables are for data. The table HTML structure The <table> tag has three sub-elements, which could ...

Servage Web Development Course Part 3: Layout and page structure

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 by Servage
blogimageEvery website looks a little different, but somehow they all still contain similar elements. Like a menu, a content area, a top banner (called header) and a bottom (called footer). These can be arranged and displayed in varuous ways, but mostly they are all there - somehow. In HTML there is the <div> tag which is suited to define and seperate such areas from each other. Combined with CSS styling, these <div> containers, as they are often called, can even be positioned to match the layout you want on your website. So let's have a look at a sample <div> container structure (part3a.html of the project files): <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" ...

Start blogging in 10 minutes

Monday, November 9th, 2009 by Servage
WordpressSo, you want to have your own blog? There are many ways to accomplish that, and lots of tools out there to help you. I would like to present Wordpress to you, which is one of the most popular, and probably one of the best, blog applications available today. Wordpress can be installed on your Servage account with just a few clicks in the Autoinstaller, whereafter it is easy to further customize your blog with your own theme, plugins/addons etc. So if you want an own blog today, read on. Installing Wordpress Login to the Servage control panel and go to "Tools > Autoinstaller". Choose Wordpress blog, and follow the instructions of the Autoinstaller. Please remember to ...

Your daily dose of Web 2.0 sites

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 by Servage
There are sooo many web 2.0 apps out there, that it can be quite hard to find what you really need. When searching for a service or and application you can use or integrate in your project, I often find myself overwhelmed by a rather large amount of possibilities - of which many turn out not exactly being the right thing. Of course a large supply of web 2.0 apps, open source scripts, code snippets etc. is nice, but sometimes I find it gets to the point where the large availability of such solutions obfuscates the possibilities. It's hard to get an exact overview of which service does what, and more importantly, what it does not ...