- Imagine that an associate of yours just designed a table with captions outside the table’s borders. The font on the Website is black, and the text inside the table is red. He is frustrated because the captions he placed outside of the table are not black, but rather red. Predict how this happened and provide three recommendations to help resolve your colleague’s dilemma.
Caption must be the first element in the table and in this case it was placed outside. Inline CSS styling was use by my associate to change color. The appropriate recommendation is to place the caption as the first element of the table and it will automatically (by default) pick the styling of the parent table. One can also use cascading style sheets to alter the color of the fonts of the caption. Additionally, one can use hex codes to change the color of the font of the captions.
- There are many creative uses for tables. Imagine that you have been hired to create a Website for a fashion designer who wants a unique page that stands out. Describe how you could use tables to meet this goal.
I will employ the use of tables to layout the user interface of the website. In undertaking this process, I will create various sections of the designer’s products or portfolio with tables and have a static layout as the web page template. The price variations will also be tabulated to show how the various portfolios vary in terms of pricing and quality (Kadlec, 2012).
- As technology evolves, Web designers can no longer just assume that all individuals accessing their site are using computers. Suppose that you have been hired to create a Website for a retailer who insists that tables must be used. Explain how you could build the site so that the table would be compatible with nontraditional devices.
The last decade has seen the evolution of technology, more so in mobile telephony. The mobile phones of the present day are not just restricted to audio calls. Smart phones are increasingly becoming common. This means that that more and more traffic visit sites using other means than the traditional laptops and desktop monitors. Additionally, people are interacting with sites using on-screen keys and touch screens as opposed to the traditional mice and keyboards. As such, web designers can no longer just assume that all individuals accessing their site are using computers.
In order to build a site that is compatible with nontraditional one has to consider a number of things. Firstly, it is important not to use frames in the design as much as is possible. Secondly, and perhaps the most important thing is to ensure close scrutiny on ht e button sizes and the width of the columns used. It is important to ensure that the columns do not exceed a width of 900 pixels. Column widths exceeding 900 pixels means that a user on a mobile device will have to scroll left and right continually in order to view the entire text. it is also important to avoid nested tables as they are typically difficult in many desktop browsers and would load very slowly in nontraditional devices.
W3C standards for developing content for smart phones, iPads and other wireless technologies exist. The website offers guidelines for building websites that are compatible with mobile phones. These are part of the standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium Standards have a very important role to play in terms of guidelines, tools, specifications and software. Standards have a very important role to play in terms of software, guidelines, specifications and tools. The standards create an open web platform that can be used to develop applications. These standards enable developers to create rich interactive experiences. The standards also enable the applications to be available on even nontraditional devices. The World Wide Web Consortium develops these standards, guidelines and technical specifications so as to maximize consensus and ensure the development of products that cut across the board in terms of usability and availability on different devices.
Kadlec,T. (2012). Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web. New York. New Riders.