XHTML, Web 2.0 and me

Well, it looks like I’ve successfully converted my website to XHTML 1.0! It was kind of a pain in the butt, but I think it was worth it in the long run. I was able to clean up a bunch of mess left behind by my lazyness when coding the site initially. Supposedly, XHTML is supposed to be more “extensible” (which is where the X in XHTML comes from), but I guess we’ll see. It’s supposed to be a big part of what makes the newer “Web 2.0” sites.

I kind of like the look of the newer Web 2.0 sites. I found an article on Web 2.0 site design, and I think I’m going to try and convert my website to have more of that type of look and feel. I’m already using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which will help, and I’ve added my first bit of DHTML (Dynamic HTML) code to the site. If you’re wondering what I’ve added, it’s the menu on the left hand side. Notice how when you mouse over it the button grows darker, then lighter when you mouse away from it? That’s all DHTML. I must say, it is a lot cleaner then my old menu.

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