Meredith Farkas & Paul Pival gave a fun presentation on RSS (something I use tons of) & JS (something I don’t use much of). Using JS and RSS Paul & Meredith showed us how to create a dynamic subject page for your library site. The problem with traditional subject pages is that they aren’t updated often, they’re not easy to update (HTML required), and since no field is static a [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Web Programming’ Category
There is an interesting post on the About Web Design site. Since Internet Explorer is one of the most popular Web browsers out there right now, many designers are designing their Web pages for it. Of course, there is also the desire to design your Web pages for the standards compliant browsers like Firefox, Safari, and Opera, but chances are you are going about your design methodology backwards to how [ Read More ]
I went to the library to return The Visible Librarian and I was going to check out The Invisible Web – but after picking it up off of the shelf I saw Weaving the Web and just had to change my mind. Weaving the Web is written by Tim Bernes-Lee the sub-title reads “The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor”. I was a [ Read More ]
There is a thread on the Web4lib mailing list with sources for free stock photos. I’ve heard of a few of the sources – but this one is cool – Yotophoto let’s you find free photos – by color!! You can also search the usual way – but it’s the by color search that seemed like fun to me.
I went to the library with my husband the other day and was just browsing around (not easy – but that’s another discussion) and found The Visible Librarian. I’m almost finished reading and it was well worth borrowing! Judith Siess agrees with what I’ve been saying all along (although it looks like she said it first). The primary selling point of a website is its content. We librarians are the [ Read More ]
Sometimes I find myself taking a screenshot and cropping the image just to find out how much space I have to work with – this is just silly! Download Squad has just pointed me to a new resource – Pixel Ruler. Know the exact size and position of any element with this screen ruler. Pixel Ruler features horizontal and vertical orientation, dynamic mouse measurement tracking in pixels, cool design. It’s [ Read More ]
I don’t know why this sounds familiar – but I just read about Google Webmaster Central (possibly for the second time) on Download Squad. From here you can use any of the following tools: Site status wizard Find out whether your site is currently being indexed by Google. Google’s blog for webmasters The latest news and info on how Google crawls and indexes websites. Webmaster tools (including Sitemaps) Statistics, diagnostics [ Read More ]
That’s right I can admit I don’t know everything there is to know about HTML. That doesn’t stop me from being a little ashamed to admit that I just read about 5 HTML elements I hadn’t used (or heard of) before on the SEOmoz Blog. My favorites? <acronym> & <optgroup> – I have to go find a use for those right now!!
Google now has a competing site for SourceForge – at least that’s what it sounds like to me. The new site is called Google Code – Project Hosting. The new service from Google is a hosting environment called Project Hosting, that allows developers to upload and store any open-source project code they have in their arsenal. It also allows those interested, to search and download open source codes in Python, [ Read More ]
I mentioned that I was writing another article last week. Well I finished it and sent it in – I don’t know yet if it will be published, but I thought I’d share some of the ideas with you all. I decided to take 2 routes. Route 1 was deciding to get someone in house to handle your library programming projects (versus a contractor) and Route 2 was how to [ Read More ]