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About profhall

I'm a professor teaching Interactive Media courses at JCCC.

Updates on Project 3

The syllabus is slightly incorrect – we will meet at class time on the 19th to review the final projects, but there will NOT be class on the 17th, as it is exam week. Project 3 should include the following … Continue reading

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Fixes for non-compliant browsers (yes, I mean IE)

List of overall compliance and a good survey of mobile browsers: http://www.quirksmode.org/ List of fixes for IE6 (you probably won’t design for IE5 accomodation: http://www.virtuosimedia.com/dev/css/ultimate-ie6-cheatsheet-how-to-fix-25-internet-explorer-6-bugs List of fixes for IE7: http://www.ensight.org/2006/08/list-of-ie7-css-bug-fixes/ List of bugs in IE 8 (I don’t see … Continue reading

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Media Queries and a Responsive Web Site

This is from our friends at A List Apart and Ethan Marcotte, who wrote about fluid grids: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/responsive-web-design/ and a more practical and less conceptual version from Smashing Magazine: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/19/how-to-use-css3-media-queries-to-create-a-mobile-version-of-your-website/ And a fairly dry but reference-y version: http://reference.sitepoint.com/css/mediaqueries

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Set up your student personal website

Here’s a PDF for how to set up your student personal website space on JCCC: enable-web-publishing Here’s a tutorial on how to upload using Filezilla (same as you use with the homework folder): http://www.thesitewizard.com/gettingstarted/howtoupload.shtml Here’s a YouTube video showing how … Continue reading

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Text effects summary with text-shadow

http://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/text-shadow.en.html There’s a “glow” option in there…

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Creating patterned backgrounds with CSS

To make checkerboard, striped and other repeat pattern backgrounds: http://leaverou.me/2010/12/checkered-stripes-other-background-patterns-with-css3-gradients/

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Fonts, Fonts, Fonts

A nice overview of how to use the @font-face code: http://nicewebtype.com/notes/2009/10/30/how-to-use-css-font-face/ Free and cheap type foundaries: http://www.google.com/webfonts http://www.youthedesigner.com/2010/04/06/free-web-2-0-fonts/ http://www.fontsquirrel.com/ Subscription: http://webfonts.fonts.com/ (you can sign up for a free account with access to about 2,000 fonts, limit to 25K views per … Continue reading

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