HTML Form Basics
Articles / 23 Jun 2007

HTML Form Basics

HTML is used mainly for presenting and showcasing information for the visitor. But it’s also easy to allow them to enter information and use it in various ways. This tutorial uses the example of a contact form.

Introduction to Online Fonts
Articles / 18 Jun 2007

Introduction to Online Fonts

Often, when designing a website, the first things you consider are the colour scheme, logo and layout. All vital aspects, without a doubt, but make sure you take time to think about the fonts you are going to use along with all the elements surrounding typography. After all, your visitors are there to read the words you’ve written.

When the Internet was first conceived, there were only a couple of fonts available to use. With the introduction of CSS, designers now have much more control over which fonts are displayed and how they are laid out on the page.

Introduction to CSS
Articles / 5 Jun 2007

Introduction to CSS

For many people, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a fairly alien topic. This tutorial helps to provide a comprehensive overview of CSS, allowing you to get started using it in your website.

CSS Style Switcher
Articles / 21 May 2007

CSS Style Switcher

Placing multiple colour or font schemes on your website blog is often an excellent addition, and it can help to customise your look and feel. It’s easy to add multiple stylesheets to your blog, and ensure that the user’s selection is stored on their computer so the style remains the same on each page.

What Is Web Accessibility?
Accessibility / 15 May 2007

What Is Web Accessibility?

Everyone needs to have an idea of what web accessibility is, and how they can make their site available to everyone. It’s not just about catering for disabled users, but to anyone with a web connection. Ignoring web accessibility is shooting yourself in the foot, alienating large numbers of potential readers.

Introduction to HTML – Part 3
Articles / 5 May 2007

Introduction to HTML – Part 3

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the core of designing websites. Part three of this introduction covers the use of forms for collecting information from the visitor, and how to display tabular data in tables.

The first part of this tutorial dealt with the difference between HTML and CSS, a simple HTML page, and Paragraphs/Line Breaks/Headings. The second section discussed Hyperlinks, Pictures and Lists and the final section will now cover the use of forms for collecting information from the visitor, and how to display tabular data in tables.

Introduction to HTML – Part 2
Articles / 4 May 2007

Introduction to HTML – Part 2

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the core of designing websites. Part two of this introduction covers the Hyperlinks, Pictures and Lists.

The first part of this tutorial dealt with the difference between HTML and CSS, a simple HTML page, and Paragraphs/Line Breaks/Headings. The second section will discuss Hyperlinks, Pictures and Lists.

Coda
Articles / 3 May 2007

Coda

Coda is the latest application from Panic, the creater of other great apps such as Transmit – by far the most popular FTP program on the Mac. It’s aim is to combine all the tools you use regularly as a designer into one easy to use application. It combines a version of Transmit with code editing features, preview capabilities and keeps track of everything you change to make publishing your site a breeze.

One Million…
Articles / 17 Jan 2007

One Million…

Design Shack recently had it’s millionth visitor since the launch just over a year ago. In that time we’ve undergone a drastic re-design, changed servers several times and added plenty of new features.

Thank you to all those who keep contributing their fantastic websites, and we hope to keep serving you great CSS, XHTML, Javascript, layouts, content and design far into the future.

Happy Christmas
Articles / 24 Dec 2006

Happy Christmas

Design Shack wants to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We’re looking forward to growing and expanding even further next year, showcasing even more beautiful CSS websites.

Enjoy the holiday season!