What is WordPress

WordPress is a mid-level CMS. It offers some of the complex features of high end CMSes, but stays relatively easy to use like some of the low level CMSes. As a web application, you must run WordPress through a server. Clicking on a file on your local machine will not yield any positive results for you. WordPress requires a PHP enabled server with MySQL. It originally started out as a blogging software, however it is used for much more than just blogging now a days. One of the most … [Read more...]

What is a Content Management System

At its base level, a content management system (CMS) manages your content. However, that merely realigns it's name. Content management systems vary in complexity and price. At the low end you will find many free versions that do little more than provide a place for you to write webpages within a browser and give you a basic theme to display to your users. High end content management systems will allow for multiple administrators with varying security roles. Sometimes these roles are site … [Read more...]

Google Videos for Mobile Website Design Considerations

Google has put together a "Basics of a mobile website for SMBs". This is a four part series, listed below, for you to look at and see about creating mobile websites. Lesson 1 Learn the tools: PageSpeed Insights, Mobile-Friendly Test and Mobile-Usability http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qpntnNAcqU Lesson 2 Bring it in: Viewports, zoom and plugins">Bring it in: Viewports, zoom and plugins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZcWPGPTe8I Lesson 3 Focus on the user: Tap targets, margins and … [Read more...]

Definition: Null Value

A null value is where there is no value for a variable. While 0 (zero) shows there is no numeric value to a number, and is used as a placeholder, null is even less than that. It has literally no value as if it doesn't exist. This can be beneficial for programmers because they can check to see if a value has been set, even if it is blank. In JavaScript, the value "undefined" serves a similar purpose. … [Read more...]

HTML Forms – Background Info

Form Use Forms are used to send information between the user and the site. With forms the user can send information in text boxes, radio button and check box choices, and even upload files. Without forms, e-commerce wouldn't be possible, as no one could select a product, and checkout. Forget personalized web sites like Facebook or MySpace, as you couldn't write on someone's wall, or post a bulletin, or even sign in. With something so important, you would think that there was tons of thought … [Read more...]

Definition: Shoulder Surfing

To look over someone's shoulder in an attempt to see what they are doing. May be done with or without the user's permission to "look on". If the person does it without the user's permission and/or knowledge, this could cause a security breach. … [Read more...]

Working with Navigation

We've looked at creating basic links previously. We are going to review that information, and work on additional information for creating links within Dreamweaver. A Basic Link A hyperlink, more commonly called a link, is a tag that is used to send a user to another page or resource when they click on the link. Technically it is an anchor tag, that is created with an and a closing . Now the anchor tag does have a couple of uses. We are going to look at the one which will point us to … [Read more...]

Creating Lists in Dreamweaver

One of the goals for formatting is to get information to be easily read and understood. While text in a webpage works well for displaying information, it can be hard to read if there is a lot of text. Lists can break down large complicated blocks of text into smaller, more manageable sections. This is why you often see blog posts online, written in bullet points. Consider the two examples: apples, oranges, pears, grapefruit, strawberries, bananas, blue berries, mangos, peaches, plums, … [Read more...]

Working with Text in Dreamweaver

Inserting Text Of course, clicking on in a editable area, and typing is probably the easiest way to enter text. By default you enter the text as a paragraph. However, you can select the text and change the type of text to be a heading, list, or other type of text. Importing Text Often you will need to import text from other sources. This could come from another employee, a contractor, etc. Luckily you can import text from another source via a few different manners. Copy/Paste If you have … [Read more...]

Google IO 2014 Stream

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