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Which Web Development Programming Languages Should I Learn?

I am often asked this question by other Web developers. In fact, I regularly need to figure decide which web programming languages and technologies I need to learn next as part of my life long learning. Start with Web Browser Technologies Did… Continue Reading →

Developers – How to get started in Moodle development

For developers just getting started in Moodle development, testing and fixing 3rd party Moodle plugins which are not currently supported the latest version of Moodle is a great way to get started on your way to learning how Moodle works. These plugins… Continue Reading →

Changing Notepad++’s default source code language for new documents

Notepad++ is a great editing tool for web developers. I know many, including myself, who use this together with Adobe Dreamweaver for their HTML development because there are just some things that Notepad++ does better than Dreamweaver including syntax colouring and HTML… Continue Reading →

Media Queries with Older Browsers

Did You Know? Media queries are part of CSS3 and allow web designers to customize CSS definitions for the layout depending on the device and screen width thereby creating a single Responsive Web Design that adapts to the visitors environment which… Continue Reading →

Using CSS to make DIV go around Float

At some point, most HTML developers end up in a situation where they use the float:right and/or float:left property and then notice that the DIV going around it isn’t wrapping the content anymore. Broken Example You can reproduce this in… Continue Reading →

How to Set the Opacity of a DIV Background Using CSS

Some people call it the smoked or glass effect — it’s the ability to set the opacity or transparency of a background of an overlaying div using CSS. You might want to use this technique to ensure text is clearly… Continue Reading →

Resources for Web Developers

Image Repository Canaidan Tourism Commission Media Centre Fotolia iStockPhoto Shutterstock Images StockFreeImages Stock.Xchng On-line Tools Photo Editor Text Comparison Tool Text QuickDiff Tool Subtitle Horse Converters Real-time HTML Editor Programming Languages ASP.Net CSS HTML Javascript SQL VB.net Search Engine Optimization… Continue Reading →

Web Development Validation Tools

WC3 HTML Validation — the W3 validator — checks document mark up WAVE — Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool — web accessibility validation tool Colour Contrast Analyser 2.2 for Web Pages — helps you determine if colour contrast is sufficient AChecker accessibility tool –… Continue Reading →

Adding a Transparent Caption to Photos

There are times when, instead of placing the caption to your photo below it, you might want to overlay it. You can accomplish this in a relatively simply way by first adding the following to your list of styles: And… Continue Reading →

Bullets in IE9 or IE10 Beside Float Left Image

Only in IE9 and IE10 can you find bullets that decide to join the image instead of staying with the text. In some situations, the bullets will even end up under the image leaving you wondering where they went. Cross-browser… Continue Reading →

Using CSS to Create Columns

Here is a simple technique to create as many parallel columns as you need. Unlike most solutions, this one works equally well with any number of columns as long as you can divide 100 by the number of equal columns… Continue Reading →

Creating HTML Inline Forms

Here is an HTML/CSS example of how to create an inline form: LOGIN: <form action=”#” method=”get” id=”login” style=”display:inline!important;”> <label for=’User’>User:</label> <input type=’text’ name=’User’ id=’User’> <label for=’password’>Password:</label><input type=’password’ name=’password’ id=’password’> <input type=”submit” name=”log” id=”log” value=”Login” /></form> [?] The result is: LOGIN:… Continue Reading →

Online Manuals

Here is a list of useful manuals Content Management Systems (CMS) / Websites Website Baker WordPress Programming Languages CSS HTML Javascript PHP vbScript

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