Oohs and ahhs
Eric’s trying to get everyone to post, so I’ll just chime in with a few links for now. If you’re planning to create a website, and you want to get a few oohs and ahhs from the audience, try these tips and tricks:
- You’ve probably seen the colored scrollbars that people used to force upon IE users (some still do); with Firefox and some other browsers, you can now make selected text a different color, or change the autoscroll icon. (You may have noticed that I’ve done the selection text trick here for a little while.) For those that care, these tricks are actually standards-compliant.
- If you’re looking to look like you put some time and effort into your site, try some of these free, good-looking fonts.
- One last thing: please don’t use the unloved Comic Sans.
Of course, I don’t seriously expect most of my audience to care about good-looking web design, especially those bloggers reading right now. But I wouldn’t be surprised if several of you are doing some design work for a little extra money, or if you’ve started up a web design firm like Burning Igloo. You’ll need all the help you can get to impress your clientele. That’s where these resources can come in handy, and you don’t need to shell out big bucks for a FrontPage or Dreamweaver to do it for you – you don’t even need your pirated copy for that kind of stuff anymore.