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CSU Resources

Web development resources at Colorado State University

Tools

Tutorials, procedures, editors, browser tools and plugins, and online tools

Hosting

Web hosting services and online creation tools

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

The coding language for creating Web pages

XHTML

The standard version of HTML, more accessible than HTML 4

HTML 5

A new, developer-friendly version of HTML with better media and mobile support

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

The standard language for Web page formatting and layout

CSS 3

New CSS features, compatibility tools and generators

Responsive Design

Use media queries and other techniques to adapt to all devices, including mobile

Templates

Free web page and site templates as a starting point for simple sites

Server-Side Includes (SSI)

Include consistent header, footer and other things on multiple pages

Scripting

JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX and related tools for client-side scripting

Media

Images, colors, and social media widgets, coding and other tools

Planning

Use a systematic, user-centered web development process

Writing

How to create and organize content for Web sites

Critiquing

How to give and take a web design critique

Usability

Ensure that your pages are easy to use

Accessibility

Ensure that your pages are accessible for all

Validation

Check if pages meet coding, usability and accessibility standards

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Make your pages easier to find

Search and replace

Tools to automate your page maintenance

Search tools

Create a customized search box for a Web site

Statistics

Web analytics software to improve Web site usage

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Applications for Web-based file management and display

Drupal Assessment

Assessment of the Drupal CMS for Colorado State University Libraries website

Screen recording

Tools for Web-based tutorials and usability testing

Web Glossary

Definitions of terms for Web developers

Artist Websites

Tools, planning and design tips for creating an artist website