Posts in the hReview category
08 May 2009
HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions is a book that teaches you how to build websites using web standards via a stepwise and thorough grounding in the basics of XHTML and CSS. It explains the fundamentals of well-structured XHTML and follows that with the creation of style sheets and modern CSS methods for layout and presentation. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on hand coding to build semantic markup and efficient CSS. If you are new to websites or web standards, this would be a great book to start with. I strongly recommend this book and the approach it takes.
12 April 2007
Bulletproof Ajax is Jeremy Keith's follow-up book to DOM Scripting and it has a similar style. It is easy to read with clear step-by-step explanations. The book demonstrates a strong commitment to high quality Ajax implementations but it also ask the question whether you should use Ajax in the first place. If you decide 'Yes', the book espouses progressive enhancement with bulletproof methods as the only way to do it. The use of Hijax to intercept a user action, such as an onclick event, is a core technique.
28 February 2007
Urban Fonts is a fonts showcase website that offers free fonts, commercial fonts, and dingbats in an attractive, modern, blue and green website design. There’s a slightly Web 2.0 look to the site with a familiar tag cloud of popular searches – and there are over 8000 fonts that you can browse, search, and preview.
12 February 2007
In recent weeks, I have been using Campaign Monitor to manage a small email newsletter for one of my own websites. I have to say I’m impressed. Campaign Monitor provides an easy-to-use interface which makes it a snap to set-up subscriber sign-ups from your website, import subscribers, design and import HTML and/or text content for the emails, and send campaigns. Best of all, it provides detailed statistics for each and every campaign you send.