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Using A Logo As A Linked Header

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Image Credit: Tom Morris

I’ve just modified the header for HTNet. During this process, I decided to use a logo as the main header (<h1>) for the pages throughout this web site.

Previously, I would have just linked the image directly and assuming that the search engines would be able to “read” the alt and title attributes that I’ve assigned to the image being used (in this case, it’s the logo).

I’ve read what must surely be a better way to do this in Anthony Baggett’s excellent post; Replace Your Blog Title with a Logo. Although he disclaims himself of being an SEO expert, I do feel that his method is in fact heading towards the right direction in that area.

However, I can’t help but think that surely there’s a better way to do this. This was what I set up to do yesterday.

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Essential Tools For Your Web Development Toolkit

One category of projects that I find myself engaging most often is web development. From simple one page prototypes to a full blown web application, the fundamentals remain the same regardless of the size of each undertaking.

In this post, I would like to share some tools I find useful when constructing my projects. Who knows, they might be beneficial for your next web development projects too!

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Moving On To Proper XHTML At Your Own Pace

There are many XHTML resources on the Internet, including tutorials, guides, references and even full blown eBooks. However, if I were made to recommend one (and only one) resource that would be the most useful to XHTML newbies or novices, then I have to say that it would be W3 Schools.

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XHTML Characters Reference Sheet

If you’ve done some XHTML, you’ll know that some special characters are written differently in than their normal out characters. Here are some examples:

  • &amp; gives you &
  • &lt; gives you <
  • &gt; gives you >
  • &copy; gives you ©
  • &reg; gives you ®

I always wanted to find a complete listing of all special characters listing and how to present them in XHTML. Well, I’m glad to inform you that I’ve found it! Presenting: HTML/XHTML Character Entities.

Hope you find it as useful as I do!