Philip Northeast's Web Design Tips

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Philip Northeast’s Web Design Tips

The web is a fast moving place, riding on a raft of evolving technologies. Web developers who stand still soon get left behind.

This site is a collection of web design tips from my journey as a web developer and publisher.
One of the major developments in web site design has been the separation of HTML page structure from its appearance with the introduction of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

WordPress takes this trend a step further making content management a breeze by separating it from the HTML page code. This allows designers the freedom to create their own designs around the content management facilities offered by WordPress.

WordPress uses a fusion of PHP functions embedded in standard HTML code to create an HTML page for web browsers. The PHP functions manage user content in the HTML framework, with the appearance controlled by CSS.
Don’t panic, WordPress provides the PHP functions and designers include them.

There are many off the shelf designs, called themes, available for WordPress and it is possible to achieve an individual look rather than settle for bland sameness. Many theme developers include options for users to but these add complexity to the theme and adds a learning curve for users.

Some people find it is simpler to design their own theme – if you are one of those people then this is the place for you.