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What are the Best Free Website Templates?

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Are you on a tight budget but need your website up and running for your company or blog? Most web designers charge an arm and a leg for professional looking website designs, but did you know that you can actually get a number of website templates for free? In fact, there are so many free website templates available online that it's difficult to weed through them all. Some are much more polished and professional than others. So, we've done our research to identify your go-to sources for the best free website templates for the top web platforms and languages... Read More »

Going Mobile: Responsive Web Design Tutorial

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If you don't have a mobile friendly website, you could soon be behind most of your competition. Just consider the stats -- one in three people visit a website using their mobile device, and the numbers continue to soar. The good news is, it's not that difficult to create or convert your website into a responsive website design. What is responsive web design? Simply put, it's a way to design your website so that it automatically looks good on any mobile device. There are a number of ways to achieve a responsive website, and the benefits to your business or blog are huge... Read More »

Drupal Multisite Configurations and Hosts

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The ability for Drupal to run multiple sites from one account is a huge plus for admins that are deploying multiple Drupal installations. The simple reason for this is that all Drupal installations can be updated at once. Basically each additional domain "points" to the document root of your primary Drupal installation. All you need to do to update the files of each additional Drupal site is update the files in the root install once... Read More »

A Complete Guide to URL Escape Characters

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In order to prevent the misinterpretation of special characters such as a space, bracket (< and >), or % in the URL (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator - it is the address you see in your browser's address bar indicating the location of the website you are visiting), browsers parse certain special characters using escape characters. This explains why when you click on a link such as: domain.com/page one.htm you see it parsed in the address bar as example.com/page%20one.htm. In this case the %20 is the escape character for the space... Read More »

Using an HTML5 Validator

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HTML5 is the next big thing in the web design world. It has been ages since the HTML (HyperText Markup Language) specification and technology has been upgraded, and it appears it will be ages before HTML5 is fully implemented and used in the broader web market. Meanwhile, some of its functionality is appearing in browsers, and web developers are making use of it. In comes the need for an HTML5 validator... Read More »

Dreamweaver Tutorials for Beginners

Dreamweaver tutorial for beginners

There are a variety of programs available that are intended to help you to build your own website; however, one of the easiest and most professional programs to work with is Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is a program that is considered to be a “web editor” meaning that it can be used to edit and create web pages by implementing a number of web development aspects. Dreamweaver offers a simple interface and an easy way to implement site management, various scripting languages, template elements and cascading style sheets among other things. While all of these elements can be implemented through various other software programs as well as through a basic text pad document, Dreamweaver offers a visual editor that allows you to view elements as they are implemented. Learning how to use this web editing program can be a little overwhelming for the beginner in web site development; however, a basic walk through of features and functions will quickly get you on your way to creating a professional website.... Read More »