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Content is King

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We have read that before. In the world of Web Design, Content is King.

A “lightbulb” moment came to me just a minute ago. And I thought I would share it with you.
I believe that people, in the context of web design, do not mind scrolling or clicking to the next page as long as the content is worthwhile.

Sorry if this is going to be just a short blog, well, this isnt supposed to be a lecture, but just an insight.

For example, you visit a website and you see a two-paragraph legal “documentation” with all the definitions on the homepage. And on another website you are greeted with a picture of Kurt Cobain, and you see excerpts of his life, his music, his band.. and you have several links to click to get to more information about him.

If you like Kurt Cobain, surely you would read them all, than those 2 paragraphs from the other website.

Well if you are concerned about how safe is your browsing, then you would choose website #1.

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March 17, 2010 at 5:50 am

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Flv players

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Flashvars are fun to work with. I was able to customize my own skin. I even created a player that feeds from xml to play a playlist and a one by one player. The good thing about these players is that they are not restricted to .flv file format, but it can also mp4 and m4v.

🙂

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November 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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Javascript: Slideshow

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My current project requires me to have a couple of images fading-in and out. I remember that I have used this script from a website some time back. It is called the “Ultimate Slideshow Script”.

You can view more of the here

It is now updated to V2.0 i think. The one I used before was V1.5 and it I tried it on my Safari on Mac it did not work. So I tried this V2.0 and it works perfectly.

One thing to not though is the difference in the codes for both. By default the “image path, and attributes” declaration are now on the html page and not on the external javascript. The function now refers to a

file with a user specified id, rather than the whole javascript function embedded on the html. Which is great in my opinion 🙂

Again you can check the script here or other scripts from Dynamic Drive

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October 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Creative 404 Pages

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Missing pages need not be boring! 🙂 For years we know as web designers we can control 404 pages to redirect users to proper pages. Here are some of those not-so-standard and very creative 404 pages

From WebDesignerDepot
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/07/50-creative-and-inspiring-404-pages/

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July 14, 2009 at 5:17 am

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10 JavaScript Quick Tips and Best Practices

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Some small things that are worth looking at for javascript coders. 🙂

http://www.impressivewebs.com/10-javascript-quick-tips-and-best-practices/

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July 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm

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Naples Holiday Rentals

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blog

http://www.holidayrentals.net

This website is for holiday homes in Naples, Florida. Tried to experiment with a different approach. This time I did not do the usual white or plain colored backgrounds. The challenge was on the inside page where I had to make sure the background is tiled so that I would not have a problem when more data will come in.

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July 5, 2009 at 11:20 am

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