How to Install WordPress on a local server using XAMPP

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Anyone who works at the backend of a website will appreciate the need for a test website where they can freely try out stuff before making changes to a live website. To be able to mess around without fear of breaking your website, you can install WordPress on a local server using XAMPP. This post … Read more

How To Create SEO Friendly Images For WordPress

Creating SEO Friendly Images

Images have always been huge online. They help to keep the content varied and visually appealing. But managing images on your WordPress website involves a fair amount of work – from technical optimization to library management, and from optimizing for SEO to integrating with a CDN. In this post, we’ll keep our focus on one … Read more

News : November 2000

News : November 2000 nopreload‘s Daily Christmas Chocolink is now live.. check it out. November 30, 2000 at 9:58 PM Nick Finck Jeffrey Zeldman is back in town from his keynote speaking event at PIX along side of Matt Owens and Josh Davis (names ringing a bell? Check out their interviews in digital web.) So … Read more

News : July 2001

News : July 2001 Well, after much delay I managed to get my system put together and even get online (though DSL is not up and running yet) to read some of those emails that have been stacking up. I also decided to launch my personal site that has been sitting on my harddrive for … Read more

News : May 2002

News : May 2002 Jeffrey Zeldman Presents turns 7 years old today. Congrats my good friend, mentor, and a man who just happens to be one of the Web’s greatest authors. May 31, 2002 at 12:32 PM Nick Finck Alan Herrell tells us that Matt Haughey, the creator of MetaFilter, has been profiled by PixelView. … Read more

News : January 2003

News : January 2003 From’s Business-Centred Design article, “In traditional user-centred design, focus is on users January 31, 2003 at 8:02 AM Meryl K. Evans On Boxes and Arrows this week, David Heller explains why he believes HTML’s Time is Over. Let’s Move On. Now before you get ready to fire off some scathing … Read more

News : April 2003

News : April 2003 Pixy makes some good points in his post on Web Graphics called “…to make real WYSIWYG editor.” One thing that should be pointed out was the TBL’s first web browser engine, Enquire (which will later evolve into the first web browser named “WWW“, note the “Edit” option in the menu) actually … Read more


User Interface Design for Web Applications It’s a Different World from Web Site Design By Jean Tillman published on November 12 2003 This article could be also be titled “Things I Wish I’d Known Before Designing My Latest Web-Based Application.” You see, I had experience designing Web sites. I’d mastered the art of creating catchy content. … Read more


Introduction to XML By J. David Eisenberg What is XML? If you’ve been producing sites for any length of time you probably hear about XML, and wonder exactly why so many people are excited about it. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. Let’s take a closer look at the parts of the acronym, and then we’ll show you … Read more


Using controlled vocabularies to improve findability By Christina Wodtke Many moons ago I waited tables. One day our manager came down to tell us that from now on we were to refer to our customers as “guests.” We also were to refer to courses as “first course” and “second course.” Our chef was French, and found … Read more


Web Page Reconstruction with CSS By Christopher Schmitt Page design and markup Before After CSS and well-structured documents are a combination that can’t be beaten. This tutorial looks at how to transform a Web page using traditional Web design methods into a CSS-based site. In fact, the example will be drawn from a Digital Web content … Read more


SVG: The New Flash By Eric Vitiello Jr. Macromedia has been the dominant force behind vector-based graphics and animation on the web for nearly the past 10 years. Times change, and new methods are always on the horizon. The upcoming contender for vector graphics is Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an XML-based language under development by the W3C. … Read more


On Digital Photography By Stephen Voss Nearly every day that I leave my apartment, and walk on 23rd Ave. in Portland, I see someone shooting away with their digital camera. Like most new technologies, the appeal seems to be the “gee-whiz” factor rather than the camera’s actual function as a tool to make photos. It’s easy … Read more


What’s happening? A new look at Web pages By Miraz Jordan Web designers have been involved with the Internet for a long time, at least in Internet years. We begin to take the users for granted and expect them to know all the tricks of surfing Web pages. I work with many 40+-year-olds who have just … Read more


Building an Online Community: Just Add Water By Matt Haughey I’m frequently asked how MetaFilter came to be, what the secret is, and what I’ve learned in the process of building it. I didn’t have a tidy plan or set path when I started, I watched several big communities grow from nothing and prosper and I took … Read more


Converting a Page to CSS By J. David Eisenberg A result of the Web Standards Project‘s Browser Upgrade Initiative many developers are revising their Web Sites, switching to XHMTL notation and applying Cascading Style Sheets with the goal of separating content from presentation. While assisting Jeffrey Zeldman with testing for this initiative, I attempted to convert a page from Yahoo! … Read more


Designing for Search Engines and Stars By Shirley E. Kaiser, M.A. Introduction Great search engine placement doesn’t require you to sacrifice an appealing design. While “content is king” for high search engine rankings as well as overall site popularity, your imagination and creativity with designs can still reach for the stars. Design around your content, not … Read more


Flash Usability By Meryl K. Evans Before you roll your eyes at the thought of reading about Flash, think about the possibilities of it putting money into your bank account. Let’s put our negative thoughts and artistic principles aside and consider how many people out there think Flash is awesome.. If you don’t want to do … Read more


How to Write Effective Mailing List Email. By Matthew Haughey With every passing day, increasing numbers of people are becoming web designers. One of the main forums for communication among web designers, both beginners and experts alike, is the mailing list. Most mailing lists generate a substantial stream of useful, information-laden email, and the good ones … Read more


  Preparing for standard-compliant browsers, Part 1 By Makiko ItohWhy You Should Care Standards-compliance has been an issue for web building community for some time and in the last months has really come to the fore. Chances are that if you are reading this article, you are involved in web site production on some level and … Read more