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Dori Smith is the best-selling co-author of JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th edition; Dreamweaver: Visual QuickStart Guide; Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide; and Mac OS X Unwired. She also created the videos JavaScript Essential Training and Ajax Essential Training for Lynda.com, wrote Java 2: Visual QuickStart Guide and contributes to numerous online and print computer industry magazines. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she was a founding member of the Web Standards Project and is Publisher and ListMom for the Wise-Women's Web community. She co-founded and contributes to the long-running Backup Brain weblog.

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Apr
25
comment Where do I find free 1950s patterns?
I don't believe that any of those are free.
Apr
24
revised Text in my Photoshop image looks “blurry”
added 1 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Apr
24
comment Where do I find free 1950s patterns?
1950s-era patterns of what? Clothing? Wallpaper? General retro styles?
Apr
13
awarded  Fanatic
Apr
3
comment I need some icons etc. designed, but where to start?
According to the FAQ, this question is actually off topic. But then I took into account that a dupe has already been asked and answered, so I decided to go this route. Another possibility is asking it at onstartups, as this seems to be a new business venture and that's their specialty.
Feb
27
answered Colors in Website Design
Feb
20
comment A common reset for IE, Gecko and Webkit browsers
@DA01 - ① Previously, you weren't clear about how you handle body. Your pages have two body tags? That's not something I'd recommend, as I suspect it would put IE in quirks mode. ② I'm not referring to downloading CSS. That's no big deal—it's just text. I'm talking about CSS rules being applied, which means more work for the rendering engine. You have a rule applying to all browsers (including IE) and another that's IE-only. That means IE's rendering engine has to do twice the work for no added benefit. ③ I don't get the reference to a separate CSS file, as I didn't recommend using one.
Feb
20
comment A common reset for IE, Gecko and Webkit browsers
@DA01 - It's a matter of personal preference. I don't want conditional comments inside tags; I think it makes updating and searching more difficult. As for the child selector: your method requires rules to be in a precise order, and slows down IE by telling it to apply styles it will then immediately overwrite. Mine doesn't do either.
Feb
19
revised A common reset for IE, Gecko and Webkit browsers
added 16 characters in body
Feb
19
answered A common reset for IE, Gecko and Webkit browsers
Feb
19
answered Fireworks for website design - why?
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
8
answered Good Resources for Colour Schemes?
Feb
8
comment Good Resources for Colour Schemes?
did you read that question? Given that it says, "What I need is a resource that will help me choose a color (or colors) that go nicely with, or provide a good accent to, whatever main color I am working with on the design."—which sounds to me like a request for, well, resources for color schemes. Or looking at it another way: how many of its eight answers aren't an answer to your question?
Feb
7
comment Good Resources for Colour Schemes?
Possible duplicate of graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/352/…?
Feb
2
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
1
revised Good background and text colors for a website with both photos and text
edited tags
Feb
1
revised Tools to get HTML/CSS easily from PSD?
edited tags
Feb
1
revised Reseources for learning Illustrator?
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