I’m a big fan of Robin’s Blog aka Take My Advice – I’m Not Using It!. Based upon a series of classes at the Regional Occupational Program’s Web Page Design Program in Pleasant Hill, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Robin Wood offers students excellent information on web design, web development, and web technologies, helping them cope with the growing field of the Internet and Web.
Having been monitoring Robin’s Blog for the past few months, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite posts there to help you learn more about web design and development. These cover a variety of topics including finding a host, working with Photoshop and Paintshop Pro, layout, design, web standards, validation, browser bugs, and website development, excellent for the beginning blogger or website designer.
- Tips for Finding a Host Company
- The 7 P’s
- Digital Photography – Working with RAW
- Planning and Redesign
- Browser Issues, Validation, and Bugs
- Using the Clone Stamp in PhotoShop
- Creating a Web Photo Gallery in Photoshop
- CSS Resources from Around the Web
- Helpful Sites for New Web Developers
- Planning and Patterns
- Learning HTML and XHTML for Beginners
- Software Goodies for Everyone
- Snippets for Dreamweaver and HomeSite Part One and Part Two
- Helping Search Engines Find Your Web Site
- Ten Beginner’s Search Engine Optimization Tips
- Design Trends for 2006
- Search Engine Optimization Resources
- More CSS Layout Resources
- Time Savers
- Resources for Designing for Handheld Devices
- CSS Multi-column Layout Resources
- Finding the Good Stuff
- Fixing Bad Habits with XHTML and CSS
- Links to CSS, XHTML, and More Around the Web Today
There is plenty more great links, resources, articles, and photos waiting for you. Thanks again, Robin, for helping so many learn about web design and development and how to do it right. You and the other teachers there are helping to make the web a much better, and safer, place.
For more information on classes, visit the PC Lab of Contra Costa County Office of Education.