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To make special characters and accented letters show up on your pages, use a special set of codes called character entities, which you insert into your HTML code and which your browser will display as the corresponding symbols or characters you want.
The most common character entities have been collected by the International Organization for Standardization and compiled in the ISO Latin Alphabet No. 1 table, which includes special characters, letters with diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.), and scientific and currency symbols. The Latin-1 table contains 255 characters.
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Cascading stylesheets are a new-ish technology that promises to make the Web a better place by allowing you to control layout like never before, to make smaller, faster pages, and to easily maintain many pages at once.
Steve Mulder, author of “Web Designer’s Guide to Stylesheets,” created this five-day stylesheets tutorial which — modesty aside — kicks butt.
Your journey begins with a quick trip through the basics of cascading stylesheets — everything you have to know to get started quickly.Continue Reading “Mulders Stylesheets Tutorial” »
So far, we’ve learned how to shrink page layout code and how to effectively compress images. Still, there are a few more techniques you can apply to optimize your pages, and most of them spring from smart design sense (Here are the On Page Search engine optimization guidelines). Follow these helpful design tips and your page load time will be about as miniscule as humanly possible – short of running your code through a Frinkian Debigulator.Continue Reading “Site Optimization Tutorial – Lesson 3″ »