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15 Useful HTML5 Tutorials & Cheat Sheets

15 Useful HTML5 Tutorials and Cheat Sheets

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CSS3 Hover Effects

CSS3 Hover Effects

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CSS3 Vertical Navigation Tutorial

CSS3 Vertical Navigation Tutorial

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CSS3 Tilted Sticky Note Effect

Sticky Note Final

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HTML5 Element Reference List

New Markup Elements in HTML5

Structure:

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How to Use CSS to Style 2 Background Images

Recently ran across a web design situation where I needed 2 background images, 1 layered on top of the other. 

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Quick & Easy Website Design Changes

With a very basic understanding of css and how it works can help you make a quick and dramatic visual re-design of  your website.

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WordPress Custom Post Templates

Similar to creating custom page templates you can create custom post templates.

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WordPress Custom Page Templates

In many cases, particularly if you are using your WordPress as a CMS, there comes a time when you need a website page that looks different than the default page of your theme. Examples would include a custom homepage, splash page, map page, links page etc. WordPress makes this very easy.

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Some Simple HTML

Even though you may never need to know any html to use wordpress it doesn’t hurt to know some of the basics.   Occasionally, it is easier to make format changes using the html screen in wordpress if you actually know a little html.  In any matter if you have a site or blog it doesn’t hurt to have a little html knowledge.

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Website Reality Check

Two Things to consider before starting a website:

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A little about Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

How to establish a good online reputation and improve your search engine results rank:

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More on Content Management Systems

A content management system is software developed to manage a website,  that is designed and developed for easy use by the website owner – not just web designers.

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Who Needs a Website?

The simple answer:  every business and organization needs a website no matter how small.

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2 Important Elements for a Successful Website

Probably the most important thing to consider when deciding whether to establish an internet presence with a website  is your email ethic. 

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WordPress as a CMS with a Blog

As WordPress has become more popular,  more and more business have adapted the platform to run successful and dynamic websites.   The main difference when using WordPress as a CMS and not a blog is having a static home page. ( A consistent page the site opens to versus a page listing your latest posts)   However, what if you want the static front page but also want to keep the blog feature –  the best of both worlds: a static home page and a blog.

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What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Why is it Important

Search Engine Optimization is important if you wish to attract new visitors to your website – if your website is solely designed to support existing customers, others who already know of you or is an intranet – then SEO may not have much importance.

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Favicons

A Favicon is the small symbol that appears next to your site name in the browser bar.  Favicons add a visual symbol for your visitors to easily recognize when visiting and bookmarking your site – basically a simple way to stand out from the crowd. 

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Design Tips

Some Ideas About Website Design:

 

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Your Home Page

Some thoughts:

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