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Tech: A Welcome Respite

It’s long past time for me to return to technical writing, if only because I need a respite from the battle against Trump and his evil minions. It helps that there is a lot to be excited about—in a good way—in the tech world. The Node community seems to be moving beyond its early growing […]

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Using Old Page layout tricks with new technology

Originally published at Netscape Enterprise Developer, now archived at the Wayback Machine Prior to the release of Netscape Navigator 4.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0, Web developers had to use a lot of tricks to control the layout and looks of a Web page. There was no easy way to control the positioning of elements […]

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Getting started with cascading style sheets

Originally appeared in Netscape World, now archived at Wayback Machine Web page authors want to control more than what basic HTML provides, yet they also want their pages to display in the same manner across multiple browsers and multiple platforms. HTML provides the tools that allow us to create hypertext links, frames, tables, lists, or […]

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HTML Tables Tips and Techniques

Don’t shoot me for using HTML tables for formatting the page. This was the standard of the time. An HTML table is more than a technique to throw a bar around some text; it can also be used to finely control the appearance of your entire page. To start, we’ll create a table that is […]