Website Design Posts

PhotoShop 7.0 Error

About a year ago, I ran into a fatal error with my PhotoShop 7.0, and I could not figure out how to fix it. Whenever I opened my Photoshop, I got this error: “Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error. Sorry but this error is unrecoverable.” And the program would just shut […]

.htaccess – AddHandler

There is a very common problem when trying to upgrade sites made by “newbie” website developers or when you realize that html isn’t the only language on the internet, and you need to upgrade your site. Problem: You have a site where every page has a *.html or *.htm extension, and you want to add […]

CSS – Replacing Text with an Image

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) make it very easy to replace text with an image. Here is the whole process described in as few words as possible: Background Information In CSS, “display:none” will cause that element and every child in it to disappear. There is nothing you can do to make one of the child’s element. […]

CSS – Absolute Positioning

Absolute Positioning with CSS can be a very useful thing. I’ve been working a lot with CSS over the last year, but I’ve just recently discovered the secret to absolute positioning. Absolute Positioning in CSS Absolute positioning will allow you to move an HTML item from anywhere in your code to the same spot. For […]

PHP – Include the Same File from Different Folders

This is a PHP tutorial to add advanced include templates to your site. What you need to know Basic PHP functions: include(); and the “for” loop. Background PHP Information It is a very useful thing to use a template on your site. Once I have finished designing a site, and converted it into XHTML/CSS, I […]

CSS Button – (One SWEET CSS Button)

It is true: “You can make a button a million different ways.” There are also as many ways to create a button that will change when you hover your mouse over it. You can use JavaScript, CSS (Cascading Style Sheet), plain HTML, etc. But each one has it’s own problems: Javascript button: Search Engines have […]

CSS Zen Garden

What is CSS Zen Garden? It’s a great idea, thats what it is. It’s the ultimate Test of a CSS Designer. They have one basic HTML file, that is free to download, but you’re not allowed to change it. The only thing you are allowed to change is the css (which is all you need), […]

Website Design Thoughts

I just started working on the design process for four different websites. I’ve done so many website designs, I’ve started doing some thinking about how to imporove my website design skills. My favorite website designers are from Rigney Graphics. These guys are truly amazing! They did the website for the Rose Bowl and for my […]

CSS Difficulties – Centering Images

As most designers know, there is a difference between Internet browsers. Internet Explorer and Firefox displays websites differently. Some differences are hardly noticeable, and others are huge. From my experience, Firefox follows HTML and CSS rules to the letter while IE only follows most of them. Here is an example I ran into today having […]