Thursday, August 20, 2009

Calling all Web Developers - Name a Resource

If you have been following my blog at all I hope you have noticed that I am working intently on preparing a beginning web design class for Multnomah University (JRN315). This is all happening from scratch. I have been scouring the web trying to piece together what would make the best topics and what resources to use and suggest to my students.

I am looking for several types of resources.
  1. The reference manual type. My short list being w3c for the spec and w3schools for some basics in (x)html and css (perhaps javascript). There is bound to be more out there that I haven't even heard of so let me know what you use.
  2. The second would be of the tutorial persuasion. I am looking for repositories of basic to advanced tutorials. Examples would be building out basic layouts or different examples of navigation. The key is that they are standards based and veer away from hacks.
  3. The third delve into the nitty-gritty of web development and tell it like it is. Now I don't want to confuse this with hacks, but I am looking for resources that can detail the difficulties with different browsers and levels of (x)html and css adoption. Lists of abhorrent and buggy behavior per browser as well as per version.
I know that I can just do a Google search (oh I have), but that really isn't going to tell me what is best or just what works. I have what I use and will be posting that soon enough. I would really appreciate your input (in the comments or via twitter @mrleroylee) and thank you for your time.

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