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Reminder: Web Site Dummy Text Can Come Back To Haunt You (With Giant Moths)

It’s common practice to fill web sites with dummy text during development, and the temptation to include a few inside jokes can be strong. This screen grab from a Melbourne Metro Trains site prototype reminds us that approach might become a little embarrassing when those jokes become public.

Google's Structured Data Markup Helper Suggests HTML Tags For Your Site

Marking up content on web sites to indicate structure is a good idea for enhancing its attractiveness to search engines. Google’s new Structured Data Markup Helper lets you identify specific types of data on your site and then shows you the HTML you should use to embed that structure on your page.

Ask LH: How Should I Set My Rates?

Hi Lifehacker, I am a major geek and love fixing friends’ laptops and phones and designing stuff for them. I’ve been asked to design a website for a company; I’m only a novice with HTML. How much should I charge to build them a website, considering it’s my first time professionally? Thanks, Budding Builder

Weird Embroidery Site Highlights Importance Of Proper Coding

An embroidery advice site so poorly coded that it resembles an infinite Star Wars credit scroll has become an unlikely internet meme. Laughter and surrealism aside, it serves as a reminder that even the most basic site needs checking.

Convert Images To WebP With A URL Hack

Google heavily promotes the WebP image format as a means of shrinking online image sizes, but not all graphics programs can easily create it. If you need a WebP image, you can easily create one online using a Google URL hack.

Mozilla Thimble Teaches You How To Code With A Side-By-Side HTML Editor

We recently told you about Mozilla’s new Webmaker projects that teach you how to code, and the first one is ready for a test drive right now. Thimble is an easy to use, in-browser HTML editor that shows you the finished product right alongside your code, so you can learn as you go.

Create A Compelling Browser-Based Presentation

Traditionally, creating presentations require using an app like PowerPoint and can cause various compatibility issues, but with Deck.js you can create and elegant set of slides that can run in any browser either online or off. All it takes is knowledge of basic HTML, and we’ve created a starter kit to help you put your first deck together in just a few minutes.

CSS3 Generator Helps You Create And Learn New Complex CSS Code

If you learnt to make a website with us, or if you’re just picking up HTML and CSS, you may have wanted to learn a few more complex styles. One of the best ways to learn is by looking at other code, and CSS3 Generator can write custom CSS code for you so you can learn how it works (or just use it).

Picascii Converts Any Image To ASCII Art

ASCII art might have emerged from early computing necessity, but converting an image into fixed-width characters remains pretty impressive. Web site Picascii automates the process, generating ASCII art from any image you like.

How To Make A Website: The Complete Guide

Last week we taught you how to make a web site from start to finish, including finding a reliable web host to host your site. Here’s the complete guide so you have access to all the lessons in one convenient location.

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