Two More for the Portfolio

Nov

13

I've added a couple more sites to my portfolio. I enjoyed developing each of these sites, as neither of them took much of my time.

You will more than likely recognize this first site, kjvandfamily.com, as I used the same WordPress template, with a few minor modifications.

kjvandfamily.com screenshot

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Everything Avery

Feb

24

Everything Avery
ScreenshotMy wife and I are at the age where our friends are having kids. So to keep friends and family updated on their kids daily activities, a majority of them maintain their own blogs. Well, as I mentioned before, Quinn (my wife) and I are expecting. That means that we need a blog to keep our friends and family updated. So, I asked Quinn to come up with some ideas for what she wanted our site to look like. She gave me some great ideas, and I put together a home page mockup in PhotoShop. When we decided on the final design, I began working on the CSS and HTML. The CMS I decided to go with is WordPress. It's pretty simple to use, and I love the functionality it provides, and the freedom you have to incorporate it into any design. The fact that it's free, and very simple to install, made for an easy decision as well. In all, I was able to purchase a domain, setup hosting, and complete the design, CSS and HTML in about 48 hours. I must say that I'm very happy with how it turned out, and equally as excited that my wife has now joined the blogosphere. So, have a look around, and enjoy.

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Awesome Tables With Very Little Markup

Feb

11

Creating nice looking tables in HTML can be quite annoying. You have to give the table an ID or class, then give each row a class or give each column a class. Then you have to add some crazy code to make each row alternate color and another set of crazy javascript to make the rows highlight when you mouse over them. Well... That is no longer the case. Below is an example of how to get nice looking HTML tables with very little code or markup.

Use Tables For Tables Only!
First things first, if your page is using tables for layout, then stop reading. This solution is for people who only use tables for their intended purpose. So, make sure you are using tables correctly before continuing on.

The Table Markup
The actual XHTML code for the tables themselves is extremely simple, and because of this is, it is nice and legible.
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