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Did you ever stop and wonder what the web might look like today if there were no standards? I think it would be a web of confusion. It reminds me of a file cabinet that I have full of important electronic data that I have accumulated over the years. I have accounting information on floppy disks from years past. The data was written by what is now long-obsolete software in file formats that I cannot access. If the World Wide Web were like my file cabinet it would be full of information written in Word 97 and Word Perfect and depending on the year I generated the files, some would be in the Apple Macintosh format while others would be in Microsoft PC format. I have images created in range of formats from TIFF to PCX. The files that I have generated over ten years ago are almost all in proprietary formats. What a limited and expensive World Wide Web it would be if ther... (more)

Creating Standards-Compliant Web Pages with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

Did you ever stop and wonder what the Web might look like if there were no standards? I think it would be a web of confusion. It reminds me of a file cabinet that I have full of important electronic data that I've accumulated over the years. I have accounting information on floppy disks from years ago. The data was written in what is now long-obsolete software in file formats I can't access. If the World Wide Web were like my file cabinet it would be full of information written in Word 97 and WordPerfect and, depending on the year I generated the files, some of it would be in th... (more)

XML for Web Designers

No doubt, you have heard about XML. XML is everywhere. For Web designers, that can add to the confusion. If something is everywhere, it's nowhere. If only you heard "XML is the new HTML," then maybe you could wrap your mind around it as a markup language. But chances are, you've heard much more than that about XML. You may have heard one or more of the following: XHTML is based on XML. XML is a way of storing information. XML is part of Web services. XML is an object in Flash. XML is part of Flash remoting. Dreamweaver supports XML. XML is all of this and more. Thus the confusio... (more)