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Book cover: Web Design in Easy StepsAs a freelance journalist and writer specialising in website design, I've written for a wide range of magazines. I was a freelance writer and staff writer for Internet Magazine, and also wrote articles for Internet Works, Broadband World, and Business 2.0.

In this part of my website, you can find a selection of my archive articles, some useful tools and tips inspired by them, and some website exclusive tutorials on interesting aspects of website design.

For a guide to creating websites, including an introduction to HTML, CSS and Javascript, see my book Web Design in Easy Steps.

See my Javascript tutorials and examples

Javascript Smart Marketing Toolkit

Castle Fictoria - website design exercise

Photo of a castle

Want to learn website design, but struggling to think of what to put in your first website? Here's the solution. I've created a brochure for a fictional hotel called Castle Fictoria. It provides plenty of material (including pictures) for a website of about five pages.

Download the pack of resources and you can use it to build a website, experiment with different layouts, and hone your HTML/CSS skills. You can, of course, add your own stock art and text to fill out the website too.

Planning and managing your website

Abacus image used for the web analytics article

3D web design demonstrations and tutorials

Screenshot of my 3DML demo

If you've seen my article about how stereograms work, you'll know I have a keen interest in 3D effects. I've written a number of articles looking at how 3D can be used online. My most recent article shows how you can create effects for 3D anaglyph glasses using CSS. My other 3D articles are from my contributions for Internet Magazine and are here mainly for historical interest.

Making your website accessible

I've been interested in accessibility since 2000, when I wrote one of the first mainstream articles about it in the UK for Internet Magazine. Here's a selection of my articles on accessibility:

More website design tutorials and resources

Website promotion tutorials and resources

Photo credits: Abacus by Crissy Jarvis; "Castle Fictoria" by Anthony McCune


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