Friday Feast #5: Mixed Stew - CSS, Design, Site Promotion, Writing, Reference, Books
Since today’s Friday Feast is the 5th Friday Feast in a row, it looks like it’s indeed becoming a habit. We’re on a roll. Today’s is quite a mix of interesting links around the Web.
More on Color
Wednesday’s column, How’s Your Color? generated some very kind email responses. Thanks again to all, and I’m thrilled that it was helpful information. Here’s a little more on color, too:
by the talented Kirk Franklin. A larger web-smart palette using a 16x16x16 cube of 4,096 colors, provided in several different ways for your use via the MoreCrayons.com site (proposed by MacEdition’s CodeBitch). Excellent tool.[Hat tip to CodeBitch for reminding me of this fabulous resource!]
- CSS Tags Fully Supported by Netscape 4.x/Win
New chart by Bob Sawyer that lists what Netscape 4.x (windows) will support. Helpful list.
- CSS OwenHack
Helpful workarounds for CSS quirks. (Server down Thursday, but hopefully it will be back up shortly)
- Zeldman’s CSS Journeys
Check out Jeffrey Zeldman’s Daily report for April 15-18 about his adventures with CSS bugs with his latest design and what he learned and figured out to fix them. Very helpful source of information!
Digital Web’s Latest
New this week:
- An interview with Adam Greenfield, Information Architect
by Meryl Evans. Fascinating information, great links.
- SVG: The New Flash
by Eric Vitiello Jr. Helpful introduction to SVG.
- All My FAQs: AnySizeDesign
Helpful information and links to resources about designing for any size browser or platform.
- Liquid Design for the Web
by Adrian Roselli (aardvark) for evolt.org is a well done article about liquid design with terrific screenshots and examples of liquid design sites.[hat tip to rudy for reminding me about aardvark’s excellent article!]
- Liquid Web Design: Build it right and it will work no matter what the container
by Nick Finck for Digital Web. Even though over 2 years old, it remains a good tutorial about the advantages of liquid design.
- The Web Marketing Checklist: 27 Ways to Promote Your Site
by Ralph Wilson. Excellent article that I recommend to clients that includes the basics of site promotion. Good place to start.
- How to write page descriptions
by explodingnet.com. Another good introduction, this one covers writing page descriptions for search engines. Good place to start.
- Acronym Finder
Just as it states. Excellent reference.
- Columbia Guide to Online Style
How to cite sources, document sources in text, prepare bibliographies, and more. Handy resource.
- The Phrase Finder
Meanings and origins of phrases, including popular phrases, Shakespeare, nautical, popular fallacies, and proverbs.
- Wilton’s Word & Phrase Origins
Fascinating and helpful information about where words and phrases originated. Great reference tool.
- Country Code Splist
VisiBone’s "split list" of Internet Country Codes.
- U.S. Cities and States Area Codes
- International Country Codes
by Lincmad’s Telephone Area Codes and Splits
Compare prices at nine online bookstores for in-print and many out-of-print books.
Just for Fun
The search for extraterrestial intelligence. "SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data."
Previous Friday Feasts
- Friday Feast #4: Goodies and Games for your PDA
Friday, April 12, 2002
- Friday Feast #3: A Mixed Pot of Goodies
Friday, April 04, 2002
- Friday Feast #2: Internet Radio and More Music
Friday, March 29, 2002
- Friday Feast #1: Pixelview, ALA, Digital Web
Friday, March 22, 2002