WPDFD Issue #71 - February 01, 2004

Mozilla Extensions

Indispensible utilities for web designers Mozilla is not the most popular browser by a long way, but I do believe it is the best. It's not the fastest browser, but I wouldn't call it slow. What it has is the most accurate and reliable rendering engine available, Gekko, and a host of features unmatched by any other browser – especially if you design Web pages. I won't go into the advantages of its mail facility other than to say the word 'security'!

Mozilla 1.6

Mozilla was supposed to stop with version 1.4 but it still goes on. 1.6 has improved mail features, Ask Jeeves searching and many bug and security fixes.

Web Design Directory

Do you need a Web designer or some help with a project that you are working on yourself? The Web Design Directory has hundreds of searchable listings covering every aspect of the business. Designers, illustrators, programmers, hosting companies. They are all there!

Xara MenuMaker

XARA have released a new and enhanced version of Menu Maker , its popular dedicated software for creating NavBars and menus. With just a few clicks, users can create stylish graphical navigation bars and slick DHTML menus without the need for any artistic or technical skill. Windows only.

MiniFonts

This is a set of free sample MiniFonts for Mac or Windows featured in the February issue of How Magazine that you can download and try for yourself. They are complete, usable fonts, not disabled in any way.

Features

CSS From the Ground Up a very good place to start! Previous CSS Articles Turning the Tables Converting table layouts to CSS Style Sheets Without Tears 3-part series on basic style sheets CSS - Browser Support How well the browsers cope Thinking Inside the Box The fundamental building blocks of CSS Box of Tricks Rollovers without JavaScript Scripting the Box The power of CSS plus JavaScript Drawing with CSS Draw simple charts using CSS boxes FunWithFonts.com Examples of CSS layout tricks I've covered some interesting Cascading Style Sheets techniques in the last year or so (see links on the left) but in almost every case, I've been pushing the envelope – sometimes a bit too hard.

Xara MenuMaker

XARA have released a new and enhanced version of Menu Maker , its popular dedicated software for creating NavBars and menus. With just a few clicks, users can create stylish graphical navigation bars and slick DHTML menus without the need for any artistic or technical skill. Windows only.

MiniFonts

This is a set of free sample MiniFonts for Mac or Windows featured in the February issue of How Magazine that you can download and try for yourself. They are complete, usable fonts, not disabled in any way.

Features

I've covered some interesting Cascading Style Sheets techniques in the last year or so, but in almost every case, I've been pushing the envelope – sometimes a bit too hard. Most CSS Web pages will break in some browser at some time but hey, we're in the fast lane here! If you are already into CSS, you will probably understand what's going on but if you are not comfortable with CSS yet, it can be tough going.

Mozilla Extensions

Mozilla is not the most popular browser by a long way, but I do believe it is the best. It's not the fastest browser, but I wouldn't call it slow. What it has is the most accurate and reliable rendering engine available, Gekko, and a host of features unmatched by any other browser – especially if you design Web pages. I won't go into the advantages of its mail facility other than to say the word 'security'!