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Mozilla Popcorn Maker 1.0 Makes Videos More Interactive
As a website developer, you know how difficult it is to add text, overlays, links, and other potentially interactive elements to videos. Earlier this month, however, Mozilla changed that when they released Popcorn Maker 1.0. Based entirely on web standards, this video editing software allows even non-programmers to achieve excellent results.

Completing a Configuration for Chrome and a Server
In this fourth article in a four-part series on configuring Firefox for Chrome and a server, you will learn how to create a XUL file, how to make login changes, and more. This article is excerpted from chapter four of Programming Firefox, written by Kenneth C. Feldt (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596102437). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Getting Connected with Firefox and Chrome
In this third part of a four-part article series on configuring Firefox for Chrome and a server, you'll learn how to connect PHP to MySQL, call the MySQLi API, and more. This article is excerpted from chapter four of Programming Firefox, written by Kenneth C. Feldt (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596102437). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Configuring Servers and Databases with Chrome
In this second part of a four-part article that explains how to prepare XUL Internet applications for a commercial setting, you'll learn how to configure servers and build a database. This article is excerpted from chapter four of Programming Firefox, written by Kenneth C. Feldt (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596102437). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Configuring Firefox for Chrome and a Server
If you have been building Internet applications with XUL, you'll appreciate this four-part article series. It explains how to prepare such an application for a commercial setting. This article is excerpted from chapter four of Programming Firefox, written by Kenneth C. Feldt (O'Reilly, 2007; ISBN: 0596102437). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Designing the Elements of a Web Page
My previous article on information architecture dealt with planning the content properly. Now, that great content needs a great design to sit inside. This is where the web design part steps in and it is equally intricate. Many people will say I don't know where to start. There is no requirement to be a professional designer to create a web site.

Matching div heights with CSS and JavaScript
It's not unusual for the layout of a Web page to feature multiple columns. Unfortunately, when creating this layout while using general lt;div gt; containers, you can end up with columns of uneven height, depending on their content. This looks very unprofessional. Alejandro Gervasio explains a way to keep your column heights even using CSS and JavaScript.

Forms
Forms play an integral role on the Internet in allowing users to communicate and interact with websites. Forms are an important way for website owners to collect information from their visitors. There are many ways to handle forms markup -- but the best way is the one that will benefit both the user and the site owner. This article was excerpted from the book Web Standards Solutions The Markup and Style Handbook, written by Dan Cederholm (Apress, 2004; ISBN 1590593812).

Get Down With Markup
Lists may seem to be mundane items, but many pages on the Web include at least one. The way you choose to mark up these lists can make a big difference. This article explores several the advantages and disadvantages of several common markup methods. It is taken from chapter one of Dan Cederholm's book Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook (Apress, 2004; ISBN: 1590593812).

If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body...
It's all about standards. XHTML, XML, HTTP, FTP... what would we do without them? But who makes these standards standard? Today we take a look at the organizations that make these standards and what their role is the creation of tomorrow's Internet.

Web Standards in Dreamweaver Part 3
This last part of the chapter on Web Standards in Dreamweaver shows you how to create a layout with a banner at the top of the page and a navigation menu on the left side. (From the book ASP.NET Web Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, by Costas Hadjisotiriou, 2004, Apress, ISBN: 1590593480.)

Web Standards in Dreamweaver, Part 2
This article walks you through setting the preferences for working with CSS in Dreamweaver, how to work with the CSS style panel, linking to the stylesheet, improvements to the Propert Inspector, how to creat new XHTML documents and more. (From the book ASP.NET Web Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, by Costas Hadjisotiriou, with Rachel Andrew and Kevin Marshall, published by Apress, 2004, ISBN: 1590593480.)

Web Forms
There are many ways to mark up a form, including using a table or the label tag. Take a look at these methods and tips to ensure your forms are structured so they benefit the user and the site owner. Also covered are some CSS techniques to customize the forms. (From the book Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook, by Dan Cederholm, from Apress, 2004, ISBN: 1590593812.)

Making Lists Using XHTML
As with all facets of web design, there are many ways to do a task and get the same (or similar) results. This chapter presents methods for making lists using XHTML and how the lists will look on a variety of devices, including handhelds. (From the book Web Standards Solutions: The Markup and Style Handbook, by Dan Cederholm, from Apress, 2004, ISBN: 1590593812.)

Web Standards in Dreamweaver, Part 1
The first half of this chapter focuses on the use of XHTML and CSS when working in Dreamweaver. Discover why developing in XHTML instead of HTML is a good idea and how to start working in valid XHTML Transitional. Some basics of CSS design are also covered. (From the book ASP.NET Web Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, by Costas Hadjisotiriou, Rachel Andrew and Kevin Marshall, published by Apress, 2004, ISBN: 1590593480.)