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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Web Design From Scratch - Great Digg!

If your like this guy (er, monkey) struggling to create your own website, there's no longer any reason to fret.

Web Design From Scratch
found its way to Digg's front page this afternoon. And with good reason. It's a very well done site (much like a "for Dummies" book) by a successful web developer/designer - Ben Hunt. Everything is completely free (there aren't any catches, for all you skeptics out there). I perused my way through the site this afternoon, and I think my favorite section was the "Business of Web design." But, Ben has a section for virtually everyone: graphic design, site architechture, CSS and even learning HTML (for all the old-schoolers out there). So go find your own!

Digg readers seem to agree, Ben's site is a hit:

"This is actually a very clean and clear website that seems to hold true to the information he presents. It actually provides useful information in an easy to read manner. It's easy to navigate and has a natural flow. It's not a blog, which is a HUGE plus. It's also not full of egocentric fluff, ala most most blogs. There is nothing earth-shattering about the design or infomation, but is very cohesive in structure and content. The ideas presented are an amalgam of information I've seen on some pretty awfully-design websites. I'm diggin it."

True That.

At time of Post: 1001 Diggs


Firefox Rules as King of the Browsers

"Browsing for Browsers" made it's way to Digg's homepage today. It's a pretty neat, and as far as I know the only, site that breaks down the various internet browsers available today. And, as we all know, Firefox comes out on top. The competitors were Internet Explorer 6, Opera, Netscape and IE7 (which is still in developer testing).

Most Digg users, who I might add are (as a entity) quite tech savvy, had this to say:

"Interesting, but old."

Or, to be more explicit:

"Just a compilation of old reviews. I wish they would update the information a little, the IE6 review was written in 2002 and the Opera review still says it costs $39. None the less, it's still an interesting read."

Indeed, it is an interesting read. Especially for the non-savvy user. Some people are unfamiliar with any browser besides the one that comes pre-loaded on their PC (Internet Explorer 6). In fact, some people have never heard of Opera, hence they'd never know that it is now in fact FREE!

At time of Post: 291 Diggs


This is The Digg Blog. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Digg ( is a revolutionary website that strives to provide its users with a non-hierarchial news experience. In laymen terms, users submit articles other users vote for (or "digg") articles they like, and the articles with the msot "diggs" are publiched on the "front page." The bottow line is that it's a great place to get the best tech news, according to group consensus (rather than some editors opinion!).

The Digg Blog strives to review one to two of the front page articles per day. For some it may provide a useful guide as to what is worth looking at. For others, I hope this blog may provide a forum whereby Digg users can continue to express their feelings about the article at hand.

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