Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Don't fill my screen

Allow me a short rant. I've been selected to be a judge in an upcoming Interactive Design competition (more on that soon), and I've been looking at a lot of Web sites. Strangely, I don't mind the ones that blast music at me, since the ones I've seen at least choose music appropriate to their content (instead of annoying midi versions of their favorite 80's songs). Instead, I'm extremely ticked off by sites that insist on expanding my (that's MY) browser window to fill my screen.

Note to web page designers: If I wanted my browser window to fill my admittedly oversize screen, I would have completed that task personally. The way I dispose of my monitor real estate is as particular to me as the way I organize my desk, though not as messy. I like to have several windows open to the sizes that I choose. I am not only not impressed that you fill my monitor with your Web site (and every other site I open in that window), but equally dismayed at your manners. Keep your hands to yourself.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Il modo più facile e veloce!

That is, "the fastest and easiest way" to learn HTML, XHTML, and CSS!

The Sixth Edition of my HTML book has just been published in Italian. As soon as I have their Web site, I'll be sure to post it.

You can find more information about all the foreign language versions of my HTML book on my main Web site. There's even a special page that lists all 17 translations and shows the covers I've been able to get my hands on. If you know of another translation (or have one of the missing covers), please let me know.

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