<marquee> tag is a non-standard HTML element, but <marquee> is recognized by most of today’s browsers and cross-browser compatible enough. It was introduced by Microsoft in early versions of IE and now I find its description at W3C Working Draft (so it has a future).
width: the width of the marquee (by default 100%)
height: the height
direction: which direction the marquee should scroll (left, right, up, down)
behavior: the type of scrolling
scrolldelay: how long to delay between each jump
scrollamount: how far to jump
loop: how many times to loop
bgcolor: background color
hspace: horizontal space around the marquee
vspace: vertical space around the marquee Read the rest of this entry »
Why do I like it? Well..
SEO-friendly content is the very content which is interesting and helpful for your human readers and for search engine spiders. Creating such type of content is not an easy task.
You need to be sure that your website gets a high ranking at Google, because it’s the way to find your blog posts for most readers.
You could hire a search marketing firm to optimize your blog according to search engines or anyway (firstly) you are able to do some things yourself. That’s like in sport – you get win not because your competitor is weaker, but because you are faster and think a step ahead. So the tips are: Read the rest of this entry »
There is the solution for rounded corners using pure CSS (very helpful for website designers, as for my mind). The CSS3 border-radius property allows to create rounded corners without images using multiple div tags. It works in Firefox, Safari/Chrome, Opera and IE9.
According to W3C Specification the ‘border-radius’ properties:
border-radius: [ <length> | <%> ] [ <length> | <%> ]
Applies to: all elements
Percentages: refer to corresponding dimension of the border box
For every browser you have to add a prefix:
-moz-border-radius:10px; / Firefox /
-webkit-border-radius:10px; / Safari and Chrome /
-khtml-border-radius:10px; / Linux browsers /
border-radius:10px; / CSS3 /
You are able to play with the individual border-radius properties:
border-bottom-left-radius, border-bottom-right-radius, border-top-left-radius, border-top-right-radius
and set up one value (for the ’rounded’ corner) or two (for the ‘ellipsed’ one).
Everybody has his own meaning of ‘sweet’. Some people (when they hear that) think about chocolate, some – about their home, some… a lot of variants. For me as for a web designer matter of grave importance is creation a memorable and at the same time easy catching perception of a website, sweet enough to come back.
To attract visitors to website you must give them a good reason to come, not only up-to-date information about your industry. You have to love your visitors and make their surfing easy and pleasant.
Be clear and precise. Be original. Be memorable. Be sweet.
According to Krug’s first law of usability, don’t make the users think, let them “get it” – what they look for at your site – without expending any effort thinking about it. Visitors scan pages and your target is a website which is intuitively easy to use, indeed. Just
– let a user knows where he is located now;
– keep the navigation menu in the same place on every page;
– organize the content into groups;
– organize the site according to what your users are going to be looking for.
Be concise and keep focus. Keep it simple! That means keep web design and web development as simple as possible. You should avoid unnecessary information to don’t draw visitors’ attention away from what they require for. Usually people stay on websites for only 10-20 seconds after landing on – nobody has enough time to read every word (for example, long text blocks without images and keywords marked in bold or italics will be skipped). Read the rest of this entry »