Archive for “August, 2007”

The following entries were made in the “August, 2007” time-frame.

Adding Embedded Images to a Web Page

Posted August 27th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

Embedding content images on a web page is a dirt-simple, basic, and straightforward task, right? Well, yes, it is, but there are some interesting tricks I’ve learned since I’ve been doing this that I think are really helpful to know — and worth sharing. Most of which I have stumbled upon quite by chance, while others came to the front of my brain by way of my interest in making web sites more accessible and usable.

Continue reading “Adding Embedded Images to a Web Page” »

CSS Layouts: The Fixed. The Fluid. The Elastic.

Posted August 6th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

Which Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) layout is best? All have their quirks and their unique pros and cons. Is one more accessible than the other? More usable? What are the drawbacks and how are they dealt with? Is one easier to create than the other? Is there an evil, inaccessible layout? I suspect some will say yes to this, but I’m not going to. I like them all and feel all are suitable if steps are taken to ensure easy usability and equal accessibility. All are part of a web site’s presentational layer, so most of the accessibility relies on the extractable semantics and proper usage of the underlying mark-up. What follows is my take on the rigid fixed, the adaptable fluid, and the expandable elastic layouts.

Continue reading “CSS Layouts: The Fixed. The Fluid. The Elastic.” »

Abusing Fonts for Graphical Gain

Posted August 4th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

Turning to fonts can sometimes be a convenient time-saving addition to a graphics project.

This is a quick tip to remind us that graphics don’t have to be difficult or time-consuming to make. They really are nothing more than sized shapes, colors, lines, and fills — nothing but than a bunch pixels if you think or want to get picky about it. With this in mind, nothing is out of reach. What with the various image editing (manipulating) software programs out there, an imaginative creator can have a ball. But graphics can be time consuming. It’d be nice if there was some time- and labor-saving shortcut. Well, there is. Fonts.

Continue reading “Abusing Fonts for Graphical Gain” »

Note: This is the end of the usable page. The image(s) below are preloaded for performance only.