Sexy Web Design Inspiration

Reading Sexy Web Design by Elliot Jay Stocks has given me a lot to consider in developing websites, as well as a lot of good inspiration and resource links. Therefore, I thought I’d quickly collect and catalog all the links that Elliot gives in his book for my future reference. Of course, these links are available freely on the web, so everyone can benefit from them. However, you won’t get the full benefit unless you read about them in the context in which they are written in the book, so head on over to SitePoint.com and pick yourself up a copy.

As the majority of the links in the books are provided for inspiration, I’ll leave those in order below. However, there are some really excellent online articles and tutorials, as well as printed books that Elliot references in his book. Those are more relevant for learning about good design, and I’ll post those first.

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And Here I Thought IE 6 was Broken

badge_saveie6Internet Explorer 6 has given me a good share of headaches over these past few months. Every time I make a website, I have a process: from design, to code, and finally to fixing my code (particularly for IE). Wouldn’t it be great if just for once the code I wrote really worked everywhere it was supposed to? Wouldn’t it be great if the site I create and use in Firefox (with such wonderful tools as Firebug to help out) was the same site that all my friends could see, on the first try? Sometimes I can spend weeks trying to figure out one small, seemingly insignificant, yet incredibly frustrating problem.

But then there are times when Internet Explorer 6 just surprises the pants off of me with it’s wonderful ingenuity!

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Website Creation: STEP 3 – Testing and Maintenance

JekkilekkiStep 3 – Testing and Maintenance

This is the 4th part of a 4-part look at my website creation process. Here I will present a list of the Testing and Maintenance steps I generally take as I progress through any website creation effort. Hope you enjoy my list!

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Website Creation: STEP 2 – Code

JekkilekkiStep 2 – Code

This is the 3rd part of a 4-part look at my website creation process. Here I will present a list of the Code steps I generally take as I progress through any website creation effort. Hope you enjoy my list!

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Website Creation: STEP 1 – Design

JekkilekkiStep 1 – Design

This is the 2nd part of a 4-part look at my website creation process. Here I will present a list of the Design steps I generally take as I progress through any website creation effort. Hope you enjoy my list!

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Website Creation: Why a “Simple” Website Doesn’t Cost $100

JekkilekkiOver the course of my designing and developing of websites, I’ve done a fair amount of work in all the various aspects of putting together a site. I’m no expert by any means, but a good website requires a great deal more time and effort than many people think it does.

This is the 1st part of a 4-part look at my website creation process.

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Monetizing a Web Site (off the top of my head)

I’ve been researching websites, web design and best practices for a while now.  As such, I’ve also studied a bit about monetizing a website.  I’m no expert by any means, but I am familiar with a few different possibilities when thinking about getting a website to make money.  The following is a list of options that I know of and could remember off the top of my head.

To think seriously about getting your site to make money, a good plan is imperative, and a good plan will best result from good research.  Therefore, the following are only starting points for further investigation into those things that seem most promising for your website.

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