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Fixing HTML's Bad Bottom Margin

   HTML is notorious for adding space below each paragraph. That may be a lot like bullet lists today, but it's not nearly so elegant as classical typography, where the lines were all spaced the same and the distinction between paragraphs was highlighted by a first line indent. …

Folder Structure Shortcut

   When you create a website, you need a good way of organizing the files on your computer that you'll use to create both the underlying graphics of the pages and also the content of the site. …

HTML Table Generator

   If you need an HTML table somewhere in your website but don't know HTML so well (like me) then here's a simple little table generator I found online. Just plug in the basic characteristics of the table and it generates the HTML. …

Lining Up the Callouts

   I wanted to add Facebook Like, Google+ (as raw HTML), and Tweet buttons to text on my Mouzon Design site in order to avoid needing a sidebar on most pages, keeping the look simpler. The buttons go in by default as something Sandvox calls Callouts, but if you put them in different paragraphs, they're each a different width. …

Making Friends with Google

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   Sandvox makes getting friendly with Google easier than any app I've seen to date. Begin at the Document Inspector and the Site tab. Click on Configure under Google Tools at the bottom of the window and it will bring up the window above. …

Moving a Domain to Sandvox

   I used iWeb for years to publish my websites, until it became clear that Apple wasn't going to continue to support iWeb. I've moved most of my sites to Sandvox, but still have a couple to move as I'm writing this. …

Old Site - New Site

   I have several old iWeb sites that I'm rebuilding in Sandvox because Apple is no longer updating iWeb and will apparently let it die a slow death. I once hosted on Apple's MobileMe, but those servers are going dark at the end of June 2012 as Apple completes its move to iCloud, which doesn't allow web hosting. …

Redirecting Pages

   If you've ever rebuilt a website, there's a good chance that the URLs of the pages will change. For example, on my old Original Green site (built in iWeb) the iWeb URL-naming mechanism resulted in this URL:

Retina Display and Websites

   Update: the Sandvox people listened, and came out with a new update recently which gives you the option of building Retina-friendly websites. Just go to the Document Inspector and click on the Appearance tab. …

Sandvox Upload Snags

   It is inescapable that you will, from time to time, run into i-snags with your site uploads. Some sites start all over if a publishing operation fails, and some behave even worse. Sandvox

Site Search

   Google has the easiest-to-build site search engine out there, and you could even make money using it. I searched for days to try to find a free way to search my sites. Once I found Google Custom Search

The Missing Theme Editor

   There are a lot of ways of getting your stuff on the web today, but they all, so far as I can tell, make at least one of two big mistakes: They either ask you to accept their predesigned themes (which are highly unlikely to match the look and feel of what you'd like your online face to be) or they force you to enter the dimly-lit dungeons of HTML5 and the murky underworld of CSS3.

Translating iWeb - Sandvox

   Understanding how features of one app translate to another is crucial to a smooth transition. I built sites for years in iWeb; it empowered me to put sites up in ways I'd been unable to do before. …

Web Colors

   Some web design software uses 3-digit color codes, but I've discovered that the easiest way to manipulate colors in CSS is to use Photoshop, which generates 6-digit codes. Open the Color Picker and mix up your perfect shade. …

Web Publishing for Sandvox & A2 Hosting

   This won't work for everyone, but there's likely to be useful information in this post regardless of which software you use to publish your website, or which hosting company you use. …

Why Sandvox Collections Are So Clever

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   Sandvox has a feature that's broadly useful in creating websites. A Collection is the basic building-block of a blog, but it can do much more. On the Mouzon Design website, Plans is a collection. …


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