Archive for August, 2007

Print stylesheet – the definitive guide

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

A print stylesheet formats a web page so when printed, it automatically prints in a user-friendly format. Print stylesheets have been around for a number of years and have been written about a lot. Yet so few websites implement them, meaning we’re left with web pages that frustratingly don’t properly print on to paper.

It’s remarkable that so few websites use print stylesheets as:

  • Print stylesheets enormously improve usability, especially for pages with a lot of content (such as this one!)
  • They’re phenomenally quick and easy to set

http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/css/print-stylesheet.shtml

Google Ranking Factors – SEO Checklist

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

There are “over 100 SEO factors” that Google uses to rank pages in the Google search results (SERPs). What are the search engine optimization rules?
Here is the speculation – educated guesses by SEO webmasters on top webmaster forums. Should you wish to achieve a high ranking, the various confirmed and suspected Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Rules are listed below.

http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/internet/google-ranking-factors.htm#positive-on

CSS Layouts

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

These CSS Layout offers full Grade-A browser support. That means that these CSS Layout will look and behave the same in internet browsers like Internet Explores 6 (IE6), Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), Firefox, Opera, Safari and so on. Since Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is very important to websites, these CSS layout has been optimized to give you the best possible search engine results. Use these CSS Layout anywhere you wish. It is perfect for Website templates, Blog themes, Content Management Systems (CMS) or as a starting point for your Web projects. Use these CSS Layout to optimize your Web Development workflow. These CSS Layouts are done in Pure CSS, not tables.

http://layouts.ironmyers.com/

How to Create Great HTML Emails with CSS

Friday, August 10th, 2007

By Christian MacAuley

HTML emails are widely used for all kinds of professional correspondence. Beyond email newsletters they’re used for all sorts of application-generated messages, such as receipts and confirmations. Styled messages have lots of appeal for marketers, designers and consumers — but for coders, it’s a real headache to create them properly.

http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/css/article.php/3679231

CSS Float Theory: Things You Should Know

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

The concept of floats is probably one of the most unintuitive concepts in CSS. Floats are often misunderstood and blamed for floating all the context around it, causing readability and usability problems. However, the reason for these problems isn’t the theory itself, but the way the theory is interpreted – by developers and browsers.

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/05/01/css-float-theory-things-you-should-know/