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#11 Working Modularly with PHP

Running Time: 14:44

Many sites do not use any fancy Content Management System (CMS) to generate their pages, they are just just good ol’ static HTML content. A site for your grandmothers pie baking business probably only has a few pages, perhaps a …

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#9 Starry Night

Running Time: 14:27

Using three layers of alpha transparent PNG files, we can can create a pseudo 3-dimensional looking background for a web page. This screencast covers how to do that from start to finish. Since Internet Explorer 6 and under do not …

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#8 CSS Formatting

Running Time: 14:39

Being organized and using good formatting in your CSS files can save you lots of time and frustration during your development process and especially during troubleshooting. The multi-line format makes it easy to browse attributes but makes your file vertically …

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#7 Three State Menu

Running Time: 27:17

Using a variation of the CSS Sprites technique, we can create a “three state” menu using only one image per menu item. This reduces the number of requests on your server as well as eliminates any “pauses” while moving to …

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#6 Tools of the Trade

Running Time: 15:33

Before I get too far along in these screencasts, I thought I would introduce you a little to my working environment and explain the tools that I use. First off, I work on a Mac, so these tools are Mac …

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#5 Columns of Equal Height

Running Time: 12:39

Forcing multiple columns to be of equal height is one of those tricky things in web design. In this screencast I’ll show you a little trick around it. Instead of making the actual elements themselves equal height, we’ll use a …

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#4 Forcing Scrollbars

Running Time: 07:08

In this screencast I talk about how to force vertical scrollbars onto websites. Without doing this, pages with centered content can appear to “jump” to the left or right when going from a page that needs to vertically scroll to …

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