Filed under: Basics — Wednesday, July 15, 2009
There has been a metamorphosis in the field of web design and web development ever since the impact of web 2.0 technology. Developers started shifting to more flexible and user friendly techniques which are compliant to web standards.
When we talk about web development, the only thing which strikes many web developers is whether to use divs or tables in their web layouts. Websites that are developed today are more inclined towards the div-based structures rather than a table based structure.
Tables and DIV’s are an intrinsic part of web design. Web developers have decreased the usage of tables and made a gradual increase in DIV usage to reduce the complexity in coding and increase semantic standards in their layouts.
We have made an attempt to discuss some of the common problems encountered in web design. We shall divide the article into 3 major parts and discuss in detail. The first part would give a brief introduction about the design basics of tables and divs. Second shall discuss on CSS and tips on writing clean and semantic code and the final part shall discuss their pros and cons.
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Filed under: Basics — Friday, July 3, 2009
CSS templates are templates created using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CSS helps in keeping content and presentation separate which in turn provides more flexibility to your website. The benefit of using CSS is just endless. You can easily format and style the web pages using CSS. Templates built using CSS successfully pass major browser tests and are also compliant across various platforms.
Most web users use CSS supporting browsers. Thus, you can be assured that your site will look good in Windows, UNIX as well as Mac browsers. Once we complete the template designing process, we run them through various browser tests to ensure better requirement compliance.
You can save a lot of time and work if you use CSS as they provide a default font styling for HTML. So if you want to change your font, you don’t need to change each and every piece of text. Simply, edit the CSS file, which will convey the change to the all the text and links. It is that easy and fast. CSS also uses simple coding which in turn reduces download time and less usage of bandwidth.
CSS templates can easily be edited using web editors like Macromedia Dreamweaver and MS-FrontPage. Other web editors too handle CSS better than HTML code.
When you use CSS, it helps you modify your website easily. All templates provided by us are based on w3c.org technologies and standards that make your website more user-friendly.