About the Web Development Blog
The Web Development blog was created to share ideas, tips, and advice with those involved in creating, maintaining or developing content for academic, corporate and other Web sites and blogs. If you have any Web related issues that you would like to see addressed in this blog, please feel free to post a comment or send an e-mail to cool(at)heidicool.com.
Web development topics covered here include:
- Content Development
- Content isn't just about words, but can also include photos, illustrations, video, animation and interactive elements such as forms, comments and discussion. Entries on content development include how-to tips on writing, editing photos, embedding videos and related topics.
- Coding and Related Technical Advice
- While other sites offer more in-depth guides on coding, this site includes links to some of those resources as well as tips on HTML/XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Web Standards, tutorials on transferring files, embedding Flash, and other technical topics that may be of value to readers.
- It's not just enough to build a site, one also needs to attract readers. Marketing entries cover traditional marketing techniques such as advertising as well as search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) and social media marketing (SMM).
I created the Web Development Blog in 2005 to share announcements and tips with Web developers at Case Western Reserve University. At the time the blog was hosted at http://blog.case.edu/webdev/ and co-authored by Kevin Adams. As time went by readership expanded to those outside the university, Kevin left and I expanded the editorial scope of the blog to cover a broad array of topics geared to anyone involved in Web development, be it content, code or marketing. In 2009 I moved the blog to this location, including all past entries for the convenience of readers.
Intellectual property is sometimes tricky. Most of this content was written by me during my own time. Some entries, typically university-specific announcements, were written by me or Kevin as part of our work for the university. As such the copyright for those entries would be jointly held between the writer and Case Western Reserve University.
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