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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New Website Theme Design! Underwater

I recently posted a few images of the design I’ve been working on for my website.  The first that I posted had a “space” theme.  I was inspired the other day by the partial transpancy on the sidebars of those images to create an “underwater” scene.  I figured underwater would be another great place for partially transparent sidebars.  Check out the initial first image of the homepage.  I have yet to modify the logo, and add more interesting background elements (such as bubbles and fish) but I like the look of it so far and the color scheme.  My ultimate goal is to have a number of these “themes” and alternate style sheets that users will be able to flip through.  Enjoy!

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The Beginnings of my Journey into Web Development

JekkilekkiI just posted a page that will show off my web development skill set, and help me to remember my goals as far as self-study and further development goes.  But, since everything I typed today sounded more like a trip down web-devleopmemory-lane than a real “skill set” I thought I’d post my journey here as well (so that I can edit that page at a later date).

Enjoy!

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Tools for Cross-Browser CSS Checking (A Follow-up to My IE Gripe)

ie7Since posting my Gripe Against Internet Explorer, I’ve had a little time to be better able to come to grips with the difficulties, challenges, and (dare I say?) adventure involved in programming websites to be viewable by the majority of the population.  In my last post I found that nearly 70% of the Internet browsing marketshare is owned by Internet Explorer, and since none of the IEs supports Cascading Style Sheets in the same ways, I was forced to learn how to tell each version of IE to read and display my code as it was intended.

Interestingly enough, as minor code changes were making massive differences in the display of IE6 and IE7, the other browsers I worked with (Opera 8, 9 , Firefox 3, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Camino 1) were not affected by my code changes at all, and continued to consistently display the page I wanted.

During my time of “learning the ropes” of IE programming, I ran across a number of very useful tools on the Internet that aid in the development of websites, especially cross-browser IE compatibility checking.  Here, I’ll present the tools I’ve found, a look at my current “under-development” website in a number of browsers, and a few links to some more IE CSS bugs that I’ve found helpful.

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