Teach Yourself CSS The Easy WayWritten by Erich Bihlman
I taught myself HTML back in mid-nineties and was proud of fact that I was able to accomplish design of fairly complex web pages with nothing more than a starter HTML book, an HTML reference book, and knowledge I had stored in my head. But back in those days, we web designers had what looking back was a fairly limited amount of tools with which to work, and quality (or lack thereof) of sites on web was lackluster at best.
Fast-forward to today: The hand-coder has more powerful and intuitive software packages available that will still allow us "to get our hands dirty", which brings us to purpose of this article. With standardization of much anticipated Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in late-nineties, web design community has become familiar with a much more powerful and precise method of web page layout.
The Ultimate Source of Knowledge at Your FingertipsWritten by Jesse S. Somer
When I was young, and that wasn't very long ago (I'm just about to reach my thirtieth birthday), information wasn't easy to get. When it came to education and research about specific issues and ideas one would usually go to library or possibly to see a professional in area of interest for a chat. If you go back further to tribal times, (still only a quick blink of Universal Eye) one would go and see wise elders whose knowledge was perceived as paramount. These missions or searches for truth usually meant long hours of waiting for books to be found (if they were available) and waiting in queues. In case of talking to people in know it meant organizing a time to meet that fit into both of your schedules (if they were willing to spare you any of their valuable time). With advent of Internet times have now changed remarkably and this enigmatic tool for information sharing has circumnavigated knowledge searches of old. We are now entering into an era where knowledge is literally at our fingertips. No more books, queues, or in-person interviews will even be necessary.
The amount of time saved and massive deposit of information that we now have access to could lead to a whole new way of humanity living life and sharing knowledge. The Internet is new, and some people are pessimistic about huge amounts of false, misleading, and unproven ideas that we have to sift through to get to right stuff. Some even think that amount of information available is causing modern person's mind to be an over stimulated mass-confusion of ideas both true and false and often irrelevant to one's personal life. The massive proportion of Internet that has been subsequently taken over and filled with sites of pornography shocks me greatly. Nonetheless, I do believe these to be natural 'bugs' that appear with any new contributing element of human society, and in time true role of Internet will shine through as its purpose starts to gain momentum and fruition.
First of all, wide range of sources available on any one specific area is astounding. You can get multiple viewpoints from experts from all over world. If you want to make sure that information is correct or properly founded, you can read others' views on subject in question as well as researching into researcher themselves, finding out if their studies are based on reputable means and processes.