Using different scripting techniques and design tips can enhance your site in a number of ways. Follow the links below to learn about specific web design techniques like JavaScript, image maps, embedded sounds, frames, and cascading style sheets. Or, visit one of the many general web design libraries available for your use, like WebMonkey and HTML Goodies.

Specific techniques | General Web Design Libraries


Java Goodies lists over 500 Java scripts, including scrolling text and image scripts. For those who want to write their own scripts, there's a 30-step Java tutorial. The JavaScript Source has lots of "cut and paste" JavaScript examples you can take. They'll even email the script to you! For a complete reference guide see DevEdge Online JavaScript Documentation (Netscape)

Image Maps

Image Maps Using JavaScript ( will explain how ECE Students used JavaScript to create the amazing image map on Leisure Activities of an 18th Century Lady. Here are some alternative ways of making image maps (HTML Goodies)

Embedding Sound in Web Pages

If you would like to subject your users to background music, the way ECE students did on their projects Destination: 18th-Century Food and Mary Wollstonecraft: The Political as Personal , try reading the article above. See also the Webmonkey articles on Audio MIME Types , Embedding background sounds, and Adam's Multimedia Tutorial.

Real Audio and Video: How to get it. Note that this requires you or Prof. Porter to email the Documentation is at How to Use the RealMedia Service (UM Web Services) and Attaching RealAudio Files to Web Pages (


Webmonkey's Multimedia tutorials include animation and video tutorials. At The Web Developer's Virtual Library Multimedia Mix you can learn about animation, Java, audio, and video. MediaBuilder's Amazing Instant Online Animated Banner Maker is just one of MediaBuilder's animation and font-mapping tools.

Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow lots of control over how text looks, without resorting to gif-files. (World Wide Web Consortium) . Several CSS tutorials can be found at Web Developer's Virtual Library. See also Brian Wilson's Index DOT css for advanced CSS references.


Learn how to create frames in this Introduction to Frames (Webspinners). See frames created by ECE students: Mary Wollstonecraft: The Political as Personal and Eighteenth-Century Women's Fashion.


Using tables to position page elements can give you a wide range of design power. A good, interactive introduction to tables, written by Alan Richmond, can be found at

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