Code samples & ideas on xhtml 1.0 strict.

Best Web Design Tool Ever

No web designer or web design class is complete without Notepad++ (my favorite tool for working on web pages). Download it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/notepad-plus/files/


  • It’s free
  • It can be loaded and run directly onto a flash drive (out of the box)
  • It has color coding for your pages and supports color coding for a huge number of languages (ASP, PHP, Python, & much more)
  • It allows you to open multiple windows for viewing multiple pages (Right-click and choose ‘move to another view’)
  • It has FTP built right in. If you want to upload your pages to a host, and you have all the settings for FTP, you can set up a connection and work directly on the host site or work on your local folders and click the upload button.
  • There’s a launch feature, it should be set up to launch pages in browser (Includes Firefox & IE out of the box)
  • And, for all the hello kitty fans out there, they even have a hello kitty theme where all your code looks like the hello kitty folks styled it (little known fact there).

Warning: setting Notepad++ theme to “Hello Kitty” may cause seizures.

I Love Good XHTML Code

I was running a student’s code through the w3c validator and I got such a good feeling when I saw the green message stating, “This Page Is Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict!”

In my class, only the best XHTML code will do. There’s nothing quite like yummy semantic markup—teacher tested, W3C approved. It’s fortified with 9 essential tags and attributes. In fact, 9 out of 10 doctors prefer XHTML 1.0 Strict for their patients who code in Notepad.

By the way, I’m using Word Press for the blog, so I don’t recommend judging my blog entry’s value based on how this page fares in the validator.