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How To: Create a photo gallery with CSS

Learn how to easily create a CSS photo gallery with a unordered list and a little bit of CSS. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Design a 3D background with a parallax effect

Using three layers of alpha transparent PNG files, we can can create a pseudo 3-dimensional looking background for a web page using the parallax effect. This video screencast covers how to do that from start to finish. Since Internet Explorer 6 and under do not support alpha transparency in PNG's, this screencase also covers how to create a warning message that will display only in those web browsers. You'll see how to use TextMate, Adobe Photshop, Safari, and VMware Fusion for your CSS build...

How To: Create a basic layout for a web page with CSS

In this free web developer's guide, you will learn the basic of creating a basic CSS layout. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Hack websites using cross-site scripting (XSS)

In this episode of Full Disclosure we are explaining the website attack known as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). Cross-Site Scripting is a type of security vulnerability that affects web applications that do not sanitize user input properly. This kind of vulnerability allows an "attacker" to inject HTML or client side script like JavaScript into the website. Cross-Site Scripting is most commonly used to steal cookies. Cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific informa...

How To: Make a hyperlink (clickable link or image) in HTML

Have you ever gone to websites and seen an entire URL address you have to copy and paste into your browser window? Is the thought of having such an inconvenience on your page making you wish there was a better way? Today is your lucky day because success is going to teach you step by step how to make a HTML hyperlink that user of your website can use to navigate to different portions of your website without the inconvenience of copying and pasting long dragged out links.

How To: Use HTML and open & closed brackets

To open the body of an HTML first open the HTML document, to do so write an open bracket, then html, the close the bracket. Next press enter. Type another open bracket, then type the word body, then type a closed bracket. Next press enter again. Now you can type an open bracket, then a backwards slash. Next type the word body again. Now type a closed bracket. Press enter once again. Now type another open bracket and then type html. Then type a closed bracket. Now you have just opened and clos...

How To: Add a background to a CSS image container div

See how to add a background image to an CSS image container div with this handy hand-coder's guide. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Create pure CSS drop-down menus without JavaScript

This clip will show you how to create pure CSS drop down menus without any JavaScript. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Wrap text around images in HTML 4

First of all you have to open the 'notepad'. Now you have to type in "<html>" in first line. Write "<head> in second line. Write "<title>this website contains text wrapped around images</title>". In the fourth line you have to type '<body bgcolor="#999999">'. This shall add a light orange color. Now find out the name of the image. Here the name of the file is 'image.png'. Then in the next line you have to type in "<img src="image.png">this text should hopefully wrap around the outside of the ...

How To: Create a simple two-column layout with CSS

See a very simple way to create a two-column layout with pure CSS. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Insert HTML content over Photoshop slices

If you already know how to make Photoshop slices and bring them into Dreamweaver for use on your website, there's really only one more thing you need to know to utilize these slices properly on your website: how to insert HTML content over the sliced images to make your website both functional and cool-looking. What more could you want your site to be?

How To: Customize a CSS template for your website

Want to create a web site using the latest web standards but don't know where to begin? This tutorial outlines the usage of a CSS website template file designed to help those who are not familiar with programming. This is a great resource that will not only kick-start your first web design project, but it will also help you to learn how to manage your web site layout, fonts, and colors using CSS through simple experimentation of changing values in your style sheet.

How To: Use and work with CSS attribute selectors

In this free video CSS tutorial, you will learn how using attribute selectors easily add images to download links and email links. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Create a downloadable file for your website

Having downloadable files on your website is often an essential. It is an easy and fast way to share programs via the web and allow your visitors to experience software and files that you enjoy. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a file downloadable for you website, so your visitors can easily download any file. This process is surprisingly straight forward and easy. You can follow this same process whether it is a text file, image, movie or music file. You will also learn how to tu...

How To: Use the Lego Mindstorms NXT Editor

The Lego Mindstorms system may seem like a toy at first, but it is actually a very powerful robotics system used by universities, schools, hobbiests, and kids alike. Learn how to use the Lego Mindstorms NXT editing and programming software to program movements for your robot. Use the Lego Mindstorms NXT Editor.

How To: Create a sliding door button on your website

While sliding doors is far from a new concept and will be obsoleted once we see wider support for multiple backgrounds (CSS3), it is still a good one for your bag-of-tricks. The theory is that if we have an extra hook in our markup, we can apply two overlapping background images to a single spot of text. When that text grows or shrinks, these overlapping images and reveal more of themselves creating the illusion it is a single expandable graphic. In this video screencast, we do a quickly exam...

How To: View sensor data from a Lego Mindstorms NXT robot

If you want your Lego Mindstorms NXT robot to function as accurately as possible youneed to understand how to get data from the viewing sensors via the NXT brick. Learn how to use the NXT brick and the NXT programming environment to view and change light, sound, or touch sensor data on a Lego Mindstorms Robot. View sensor data from a Lego Mindstorms NXT robot.

How To: Make an image map without additional software

This video is a quick lesson on how to make an image map for free without the software. You use image mapping if you are creating a website or you are a partner with http://youtube.com. From your PC or Mac you go to http://www.image-maps.com and that is where most of the free image maps are available. Then you click on "start mapping my image" and you will see a preview, and then you follow the steps in the tutorial. The video was very informative and precise on a step-by-step process to do t...

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