We've explored the basics of web development, but there's much more to learn. Advanced applications involve using a variety of technologies together. Many open-source resources are available for you to modify and use.

Before adding an enhancement to your website, ask yourself the following questions:

Navigation and Branding

As you explore the possibilities, think about how your enhancements can create effective navigation or help brand your website.

Explore some of the following samples. What do you like and dislike about each? What elements could you "repurpose" (copy and adapt for your own purposes)? Keep in mind that you don't need to create everything from scratch, you can copy components that you like and integrate them into your own project.

sample 1 - a sidebar navigational panel positioned absolutely (revisited from Class 7) using a background image.

sample 2 - a topbar navigational panel using a background image.

sample 3 - using a frame as a navigational panel.

sample 4 - helping the user work through small links with the pseudo class HOVER.

sample 5 - changing a pseudo class into a true class in order to change HOVER styles.

sample 7 - attaching an image (scrolling) as a logo and using it as a link.

sample 8, sample 9, sample 10 - variations on a "last updated" JavaScript using different styles.

sample 11 - setting a footer and a header at the same time using a JavaScript.

The Possibilities

From online quizzes to voting, you can build a website that can do practically anything. Rather than developing materials from scratch, consider adapting coding. Many people write code for fun. You can find and repurpose this code for your own use.

Many Internet Service Providers provide access to free scripts and CGIs. Check with your service provider for options. Also, keep in mind that there are many widgets that can be added to enhance your project. Go to Widgets from High Tech Learning for lots of examples.

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