When adding shopping carts and other eCommerce services to your site, you can choose from many options. Familiar brands, such as PayPal and Google, have made major efforts to migrate their online commerce technology to the mobile platform. And a crop of new companies are emerging, with dedicated mobile services that include everything from m-commerce […]
It’s a shocking scenario: You create a page design that looks just perfect in your favorite web browser on your own computer. You publish it on the Internet and tell all your friends. And the next thing you know, your cousin in Iowa and your friends in Brazil are telling you that it looks terrible, […]
Before you start building a website or blog consider your options
When I first started designing web pages, it was relatively easy — and vanilla boring.
More than ten years and a dozen books later, web design is much more complex today, and a lot more exciting.
Even if you’re feeling pressured to get a Web site online fast, you’ll save time in the long run if you take a little time to develop a plan first. The World Wide Web isn’t going anywhere. Even if you have to get your site online as quickly as possible, your goal should be to design a […]
The advantage of a blog is that you can start your blog site with all the dynamic functionality prebuilt for you. Seemingly all you have to do with most blog programs (including Blogger, WordPress and Typepad) is set up an account, and then add your own words and pictures. Most people find blogging as easy […]
As promised, here are step-by-step instructions for setting up your computer as a Web server so that you can run — and edit — WordPress themes on your local computer. Note: Only Dreamweaver CS5 and later versions support the multiple levels of include files needed to display WordPress themes. These instructions can also be used to set […]
If you’ve ever tried to view or edit a template for a WordPress blog, Joomla site, or other dynamic technology in a program like Adobe Dreamweaver, you probably didn’t get what you were hoping for — unless you set up your computer as a Web server. One of the biggest challenges when it comes to […]
CS5 provides better support for include files and PHP You could edit WordPress files in previous versions of Dreamweaver, but version CS5 takes that support to a whole new level. Dreamweaver CS5 can handle multiple levels of include files, so you can use it to edit even the most complex themes, and it includes better PHP […]
You have to have the legal rights to publish fonts on a server and there are a number of complexities to hosting fonts in all of the formats you’ll need for them to work in all of the different web browsers out there. For all those reasons, most web designers turn to a hosted font […]