Monthly Archives: July 2007

Websites Through The Years: Apple.com

Apple Inc is the maker of the worlds coolest computers, as I’m sure you already know. Their website has, for the last few years, been very innovative and has started several design trends. What has Apple’s website like in the past? Let’s find out, with a little help from the Wayback Machine. Ready? Let’s get started.

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BlogBuzz July 30, 2007

“Content Mapping”: How is your layout structured?

I’ve decided to call this technique “Content Mapping,” for want of a better term. What is Content Mapping? Here’s an example. The idea is that the colored blocks will help you visualize how your layout is structured. This has several applications. It’s useful for…

WSC CSS-ified

Hopefully you’ll notice some speed improvements around here. I’ve finally found the time to update Webmaster-Source’s layout to utilize CSS instead of tables. Don’t believe me? Check yourself! 100% CSS page layout.

Naming Your Site: No, “Bob” Isn’t a Good Name

When you’re starting a new website, you need to come up with a name as soon as possible. How soon? You should pick a name before you start building your layout and all that. Why? Well, it’s not easy to make a logo and…

Websites Through The Years: The Leaky Cauldron

The oldest (and best) Harry Potter website, The Leaky Cauldron, has just updated their layout today. It seems like a good opportunity to feature them on Websites Through The Years.

Websites Through The Years: Blogger

Blogger, perhaps the most famous free blog provider, pretty much kick-started the blog phenomenon. Though Blogger doesn’t measure up with a self-hosted WordPress installation, it’s a heck of a lot better than LiveJournal and WordPress.com. October 12, 1999 Not much, is it? This is…

BlogBuzz July 25, 2007

Websites Through The Years: Ars Technica

Ars Technica is one of my favorite tech news sites. Though they’ve been around since 1998, they’ve had very few layout redesigns. Nowadays they have an ultra-cool design, but they didn’t start out that way… April 22, 1999 I despise (most) designs with a…

A Small Orange

Are you tired of paying for mediocre hosting? It’s common knowledge that big hosting companies like Dreamhost and BlueHost oversell their services, claiming to offer “300GB of storage” and “3000GB of bandwidth” for a low cost of $6 a month (or similar). When you’re…

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