Embedding a YouTube Video in Dreamweaver

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With video being all the rage, posting YouTube videos on your website can increase your visitor retention and you can broadcast streaming video without burdening your hosting server since the video is fed from the YouTube servers. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to embed a YouTube video into your Dreamweaver website. Continue reading…

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Building an RSS Feed into a Dreamweaver Website

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Including an RSS feed in a blog is a simple process, but how do you include an RSS feed in a Dreamweaver website? Tom Muck explains the process of building an RSS feed using Dreamweaver’s built-in XSL tools for transforming an XML data feed into HTML over at CommunityMX.

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Resources for Grid-Based Web Design

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Whether you can tell or not, many popular websites use grid-based design to layout their sites. Grid design helps designers understand and visualize the relationship between content and whitespace and how to best position elements to achieve a positive user experience. Vandelaydesign has an excellent post on grid resources with links to the most useful articles, tutorials and tools for learning how to effectively use grid-based design.

101 Ways to Monetize your Blog Without Irritating your Readers

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While writing my last post, I saw a related articles link to this post on insidecrm.com as well. We’ve all seen blogs that are over-monetized to put it nicely, and chances are anything on the blog was met with some skepticism as to the truthfulness or accuracy. Properly monetizing your blog can earn big payoffs, but the key is to keep your readers in mind and serve their needs first.  Check out the post and see if your money-making strategies need a tune-up.

UPDATE: I came across another post on Vandelaydesign with another 101 ways to monetize your website or blog. Might be some overlap, but it’s worth a read.

101 5-Minute Fixes to Improve your Web Site

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I came across this post on Digg and thought I’d post a link to it. The post is a collection of links to other sites that add up to 101 “5-minute fixes” (some might take a little more) that will improve your website. There is some really good information on copywriting, usability, search engine optimization, accessilibility, design and legal issues. Read the post at insidecrm.com.

A good DHTML menu creator gets better

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Likno Software has released version 5 of it’s popular AllWebMenus DHTML menu maker. Already one of the best javascript menu generators on the market, it’s now even better with the addition of some intense upgrades. Continue reading…

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Top Free CSS Resources on the Web

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I doubt there’s many designers out there who haven’t implemented CSS to some extent in their designs, but harnessing the true power of CSS takes time and effort to learn. I come across CSS tutorials and tips sites all the time, and thought it would be worth the time to compile a list of other sites into a single post.  It’s primarily for my own reference, but if anyone else finds it useful, even better. Continue reading…

It’s alive! Our blog gets life

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As the first post on our new blog, I want to welcome anyone who stumbles across our small piece of web real estate.  Our blog obviously has a Dreamweaver theme, but it will include topics related to website design and development, search engine optimization and marketing, monetization of websites, blogging and blog design, and anything else we feel might help our readers maximize their web space.

Please bookmark our blog and visit frequently as we’ll be adding lots of info in the near future. One special thanks goes out to Chris Charlton over at XTND.us for his insightful input on our main site.  Watch XTND for some upcoming great extensions like the Drupal Theme Starter, jQuery API for Dreamweaver, Prototype API for Dreamweaver, Mochikit API, MooTools API (I hope) and more!

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