Archive: Web Design

Website Maintenance Tools

Want to do the website maintenance yourself? Here are some basic tools you need

DIY - Website maintenance

There are a lot of good HTML tutorials online from beginning to intermediate and advanced levels. You can find almost everything about HTML and other web design coding languages at www.w3schools.com. This article and the followings, however, only aim to help you gain some fundamental knowledge of essential tools and HTML basics – not enough to build a whole website but perhaps enough and quickly enough to know what to use to look at an HTML page and know what’s what and to maintain the web pages by yourself.


About Content Management System – CMS

Content Mangement System (CMS) and CMS advantages

CMS

Ever wonder what is a CMS and its advantages? Ever wonder whether your company should switch from using a traditional website to a CMS-driven website. Hopefully this article will give you some understanding about CMS, the differences between CMS and non-CMS sites and more.

CMS overview – From Wikipedia

A web content management system is basically a way of separating your visual presentation from your actual content – whether that content includes photos, text or product catalogs. This separation allows one to accomplish several key things, including:


Create a Drop-down Menu with Dreamweaver CS4

How to create a cross-browser drop-down menu with Dreamweaver in minutes

Create drop-down menu with Dreamweaver

This is going to be short and the main purpose is to let you know Dreamweaver CS4 has a built-in functionality letting you create a good CSS-based drop-down menu in minutes. I’m not sure at what version Dreamweaver started to have this built-in drop-down generator. Perhaps it was from CS3.

The dropdown is CSS/text-based, very easy to customize and maintain and works well with different browsers even when you have a big Flash or image banner right underneath.


When Dreamweaver Has a Complete Advantage

Some cases when Dreamweaver has a complete advantage over web text editors

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is considered by many one of the best HTML editors, if not THE BEST HTML editor currently available. It’s more than just another WYSIWYG [What you see is what you get] software where you can design/develop web page without having to know HTML. I will have multiple posts about Dreamweaver and how to use it to create websites and HTML emails for marketing professionals. This post is going to be about how using Dreamweaver saved me and probably you lots of time and efforts compared to using a text editor.


About Absolute URL and Relative URL

Details about absolute urls and relative urls – what are they, how and when to use them; also referred to as absolute paths and relative paths.

In another post about Create HTML Email with Outlook, I briefly mentioned that images used in HTML emails need to be on a live server, and the paths to those images must be absolute. Apparently, some still have problem with their images not showing in the HTML email due to broken/invalid paths. Here are some more explanation.