Step-by-step guide to using Google Reader

Back in early May, Mhairi wrote a piece about Google Reader and how its use allows you to keep track of your favourite blogs. I thought I would provide a step-by-step guide for those who may not know how to get started.

Step 1 – Register
Sign up for a Google Account

Step 2 – Login
Once your account set up, login. You should come to a page which looks like this:

Google account home page

Step 3 – Set up your reader

Click on Reader to access Google Reader. Using the link “Add Subscription” in the top left hand column add your favourite blogs.

Add Subscription

Step 4 – Enjoy

Now that you’ve added your blogs, you only need to login to your account to access them all in one convenient location.

Alternative Readers
For those of you who may not want to use Google, there are several other options.

Why should you care if your website is built with tables or CSS?

Yesterday, I was invited to have lunch at Twin Fish Creative‘s monthly staff get together. Since, I’ve been doing a lot of work with them, I thought I would take the opportunity to explain what I do to their Photoshop files and more specifically how CSS is used.

What’s this CSS?
HTML tags were originally designed to define the content of a document. They were supposed to say “This is a header”, “This is a paragraph”, “This is a table”, by using tags like <h1>, <p>, <table>, and so on. The layout of the document was supposed to be taken care of by the browser, without using any formatting tags.

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