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    W3Schools New Header Design

    Today i went on w3schools to check out html entities and i noticed they have changed the header design. personally i like it, it looks alot more professional in my eyes, what do you guys think to it and how can it be improved?

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    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
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    It's about time they updated something on that site. Pity it wasn't the outdated content. Still for a huge site just run by two guys in their spare time you can't really expect them to maintain the site as well as it would be if the site were run by a big company with hundreds of staff to work on the site.
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    Yeah, looks good. What Stephen said about the content is correct. Too outdated now.. shame though..

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    It's bl**dy table layout!!

    I've lost count of how many people think it's somehow related to the W3C.
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    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailslide View Post
    I've lost count of how many people think it's somehow related to the W3C.
    Thats just because the two guys who own the site got a domain name starting w3 and that misleads people. There are plenty of far better resources out there for what w3schools covers - particularly now that much of their info is several years out of date - and the better sites are suffering because of all the people who mistakenly believe that a site owned by two guys is somehow an official source of info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Thats just because the two guys who own the site got a domain name starting w3 and that misleads people. There are plenty of far better resources out there for what w3schools covers - particularly now that much of their info is several years out of date - and the better sites are suffering because of all the people who mistakenly believe that a site owned by two guys is somehow an official source of info.
    Exactly - I don't like to say that it's a deliberate attempt to mislead people... but I think we all assume that it is.

    As far as good resources go - I always recommend http://www.htmldog.com and http://www.cssbasics.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailslide View Post
    Exactly - I don't like to say that it's a deliberate attempt to mislead people... but I think we all assume that it is.

    As far as good resources go - I always recommend http://www.htmldog.com and http://www.cssbasics.com.
    For the HTML and CSS portions of what w3schools covers http://webdesign.about.com is a far more up to date and comprehensive resource.
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    I want to thank you all for inadvertently saving me from misinformation.

    I'm a beginner trying to learn the basics of web design, and w3schools was top of the Google list. After reading a ridiculously positive review for it, I was convinced that I could get all my info from there.

    The reason I looked for a review to begin with was because I'm intelligent enough to know that as fast as technology changes, I can't trust any one source to keep it's info updated. Thank goodness I noticed the review I read was 5 years old or I wouldn't have bothered taking a second look for reviews.

    And so here I find you guys having a conversation on the very info I was looking for. Cue a sudden sinking feeling.

    You guys saved my butt. thanks. I'll be taking a look at the websites you suggested and better yet getting some actual books.

    Jimmy P. - your prayers were answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    For the HTML and CSS portions of what w3schools covers....... is a far more up to date and comprehensive resource.
    Jennifer Kyrnin, the guide to that site, also has an excellent book published by aboutDOTcom which serves as an excellent "tour guide manual" through her site.

    She also provides a "guided tour" to building your own portfolio for beginners

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    apart form the sitepoint reference, what other good resources do you recommend?

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    There is a lot of misinformation there. For example, by looking at this page on the document object, you'd assume that Opera versions prior to 9 didn't support anything at all!

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    I don't care for the new design. A website is only as good as the information it holds! Their JavaScript tutorial is pitiful; I pray no beginner stumbles across it!
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