By Ray VillalobosTuesday, October 18, 2011Forms are a great way to communicate with your users. Learning how to code them can be challenging at first, but it's crucial to having successful online experiences. In this first ina series of articles, I'll cover the FORM tag as well as form attributes.
By Ray VillalobosFriday, February 11, 2011I wanted to approximate what in the iPhone Developer Tool is known as a Segmented Control. This code will only work on a -WebKit Browser, which should be fine for Safari, Mobile Safari or Chrome.
By Ray VillalobosFriday, November 26, 2010HTML5 is the hottest thing in web development. In this article, I wanted to discuss the background surrounding HTML5 development and point to the advantages and disadvantages to using the language today.
By Ray VillalobosFriday, October 01, 2010Students and Freelance professionals are always curious about what to charge for freelance jobs. I have a surprisingly simple formula for calculating this. This article discusses my process for figuring out this touchy subject
By Ray VillalobosSunday, June 06, 2010The Google Font Directory is a revolutionary new group of fonts for web designers. This articles shows you all of the fonts on a single page with direct links where you can download them to your hard drive so you can use them to mock up your layougs.
By Ray VillalobosSaturday, May 15, 2010The iPad, iPod and iPod touch are great way to view video, but Flash video players are not compatible with the device. A great way to solve that problem is through HTML5. This article provides a solution to making a player that's compatible with all browsers and devices and works great on the iPad and it's cousins.
By Ray VillalobosWednesday, March 10, 2010FTP, the File Transfer Protocol is one of the many languages of the Internet. This article shows you how to work with FTP on a 1&1 host and use programs like Transmit and FileZilla to update your server
By Ray VillalobosTuesday, March 09, 2010Setting up directories which are protected from normal visitors is a great way to develop projects visible only to some people. It's a great way to stage a site for a client before releasing it to the public. 1&1's awesome control panel makes it easy.
By Ray VillalobosMonday, March 01, 2010Google docs allows teachers or anyone to create forms for quizes, polls and tests quickly and easily. The results of the tests are stored in an Google Spreadsheet that can be programmed to quickly calculate your test results.
By Ray VillalobosWednesday, February 10, 2010Once you've got the hang of the key Analytics metrics, there are some additional tools in Google that will take your site from an average performer to a top performer. These metrics are important because they help you tweak your site and be a smart content designer.
By Ray VillalobosMonday, February 08, 2010If you're used to working with ActionScript 2.0, figuring out how to make a button click to a URL has change din ActionScript 3. This is a little hard to find in all of the manuals so I wrote a short tutorial on it.
By Ray VillalobosSunday, February 07, 2010Building forms in HTML can be challenging. Here's a very simple HTML form beautifully styled with CSS that you can use as a starter for your web pages. It has an example of code for the most common html elements.
By Ray VillalobosSaturday, February 06, 2010Writing content that is easily searchable means learning to write in a very specific manner that is both semantic and spider friendly. In the last part of my three-part series on Search Engine Optimization, I talk about what you can do within your pages to get SEO results.
By Ray VillalobosFriday, February 05, 2010Inbound links are links to your website from external sources. This is an important way to generate traffic and a good ranking with search engines. Part 2 of a 3 part series on Search Engine Optimization.
By Ray VillalobosSunday, January 03, 2010Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Photographers and all other professionals in the creative field end up freelancing at one point or another, but freelancing is rarely taught in school. This article explains the process and some of the caveats when freelancing in the web design industry
By Ray VillalobosSaturday, January 02, 2010Google Analytics and other web site traffic and metrics measuring tools allow you to keep track of the health of your website, but only if you understand how to use them. This article talks about the importance of each metric and what it means to your website
By Ray VillalobosFriday, January 01, 2010Google's Adsense is a service that allows you to place advertising on your blog or website easily with minimal setup and can help you generate revenue for your online efforts. This article discusses Google Adsense for Links and Search.
By Ray VillalobosFriday, January 01, 2010The web has developed a number of different types of ad units and formats. This article talks about the different advertising unit types and their impact on online consumers.
By Ray VillalobosSaturday, October 03, 2009The World Wide Web uses a variety of graphic formats to display images, photos and illustrations. The modern web artist must learn the differences between the graphic formats and their advantages/disadvantages.
By Ray VillalobosThursday, October 01, 2009Creating more robust websites with content that changes on a regular basis is best handled via a content management system. This article discusses the different Content Management System options designers have when creating websites.
By Ray VillalobosMonday, September 28, 2009The world wide web was created with the goal of linking documents to one another through hyperlinks. To be able to accomplish this, a web developer must understand the different types of links and references available. This article discusses the different types and methods of linking your pages.
By Ray VillalobosMonday, September 14, 2009In order to upload files to an FTP site, you'll need to know how to get to the username and password information on your host. This article discusses how to set up a 1&1 site and Cyberduck, a mac FTP client.
By Ray VillalobosSunday, September 13, 2009HTML is the language behind almost all of the pages of the internet. This tutorial is an introduction to the important concepts and tags that make up the web's markup language.
By Ray VillalobosSunday, August 30, 2009This article discusses the history and the different technologies that make up the backbone of the internet. It is meant for web professionals who are getting started on the field and is part of a series of a class I'm teaching at Seminole Community College called the Fundamentals of Interactive Design.
By Ray VillalobosSunday, August 30, 2009Two of the most important decisions you'll make when setting up your web presence is your domain name and who you choose to host with. This article introduces you to the different server technologies available at different hosts and makes some suggestions on what you should consider.
By Ray VillalobosWednesday, February 21, 2007When people talk about the internet, most of the time, they are refering to the World Wide Web, the internet has other components (email, for example is a different component, but by far, the World Wide Web is the most popular.
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