Posts tagged with: beginner level

Asking for WordPress Theme and Plugin Recommendations

I see a lot of posts on the WordPress forums where somebody asks for a plugin that will do foo or a theme that looks like site bar (which may or may not be an actual WordPress site), without bothering what they have found so far. This is almost always a bad idea. For starters, there are …read more…

Creating Responsive Forms — An Introduction to Mobile Design

People are increasingly accessing the web on a mobile device. In fact, now that Google has begun using mobile-friendliness to rank sites, it’s more important than ever to add mobile stylesheets to websites you design. Because the desktop websites are more complex than mobile websites, it makes sense to design for mobile first, and then design …read more…

CSS – A Very Basic Introduction

This is a very basic introduction to Cascading Style Sheets. The intended audience is people who know a little bit about HTML and absolutely nothing about CSS. If you are foggy on HTML, you should read “HTML—A Very Basic Introduction” first. Basics CSS stands for “Cascading Style Sheets”. It’s a language for controlling the appearance …read more…

WordPress—Taking Your First Steps

WordPress is one of the most versatile CMS’s out there. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of people start out with it in complete and utter frustration, often because they don’t understand what WordPress is actually for, or how WordPress actually works. This list is meant to help you ease into WordPress. It’s based on over …read more…

OpenOffice

    I recently replaced my old Dell Latitude D630 laptop with a bottom-of-the-line Toshiba Satellite C655. I got a lot of use out of the Dell, but I was its fourth owner. Its previous owner was a fourteen-year-old boy, so it’s proven itself to be a tough little machine. The Dell came with a …read more…

HTML – A Very Basic Introduction

This is a very basic introduction to the HTML language. The intended audience is people who know absolutely nothing about HTML. The purpose of this article is not to teach you how to write HMTL to create a web page, but to explain those items you see when you view the source code of a …read more…