Web Design Group

This Group meets at 2:00pm - 3rd Saturday each month at
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street. Visitors are welcome

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IN with "flexboxes, rows & wraps" - OUT with "floats & clears"

This web-site has now adopted the newer approach to responsive web design by using the more manipulative CSS3 "flexbox" styling method. Flexbox styling is now supported by all modern web browsers so that pages now display the way designers intended, irrespective of browser type or screen size.
See Adam Khoury's excellent 10:00 minute video tutorial to discover more about CSS3 Flexbox Essentials and Flexible Box Layouts.

Choosing the right CSS Units

What is the difference between ems and rems? When should I use pixels or percentages? How does vmin and vh work? How long is a piece of string?

This excellent video demonstrates how each of the measurement units used in styling web pages can affect each page's layout and behavour. If you have found that certain elements of your design do not render as expected, this video will almost certainly help in highlighting the problems.
Sourse: DevTips

The Sydney PC User Site Incorporates - Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design is about creating webpages that look great when viewed on any device and screen size. Whether viewed on a TV, desktop, tablet or smartphone, web pages should provide an enjoyable, user friendly experience for everyone. This can be acheived by adding "media queries" to the responsive site's CSS style sheet. Media queries then automatically adjust and re-arrange the content of a website to suit the screen width of the viewing device being used.

To illustrate how Sydney PC User Group HOME page layout and content is automatically re-sized and repositioned in response to various screen sizes, this full width column, plus two columns, three columns and four columns are used. To see it in action, open this responsive page using any of the latest desktop browsers, then grab the edge of the browser window and slowly drag it narrower or wider. You will see the layout automatically adjust itself to fit the new width of the browser, even if you make the page as narrow as a mobile phone. Media queries may also be set to add or remove any page element and do lots more to create a better viewing experience.

Test any web-page loading speed with WebSitePulse for free

The Web page test verifies the URL availability, downloads the complete HTML content, the images and all the other internal web page objects and measures the download speed of each of the components. The test results are displayed in both chart and table format and show DNS time, connect time, first and last byte times for each of the web page objects. Try it now - just click the "Web Page Test" radio button and complete the simple form to see the interesting results.

Total Validator

Total Validator is an (X)HTML validator, an accessibility validator, a spell checker, and a broken links checker all rolled into one tool allowing one-click validation of your web pages.
Since its release Total Validator has become extremely popular with Web developers around the world. Each year millions of validations are performed using the desktop tools, of which over a quarter of a million copies have been downloaded. This excellent validator provides numerous options and quickly displays its results using your favourite browser.

Total Validator provides the following basic features:

  • A parser that validates the basic construction of your pages
  • The best HTML validation against the W3C Specifications
  • Accessibility validation against the WCAG (1.0 and 2.0) and US Section 508 standard
  • Checks each page for broken links
  • Spell checks the content of your pages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German)
  • One click validation using the Browser extension

Download Total Validator and validate your web pages today.

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