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Writing and Editing

Shirley Kaiser, owner of SKDesigns, is a highly regarded and well respected author. She has written a new book on Web site essentials, “Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists” dozens of popular tutorials on graphics, HTML, CSS (style sheets), Web site design and related topics, and a chapter for a college textbook on advanced dynamic HTML (DHTML). Shirley has also done technical editing and reviewing, and expert reviewing for Course Technology, Glasshaus, and SitePoint publishers.

pencils in holderShirley also keeps busy writing an almost daily column, a quarterly newsletter, she's been a featured writer (guest expert) for WebReference.com, Digital Web, and Wise-Women.org, and she was also a contributing editor for Wise-Women.org.

In addition, Shirley has a master's degree in piano performance and literature and writes articles about music, such as how to use music to alleviate stress, how to use music to promote creativity and other positive aspects of our lives.

Below is an overview.



Regular Columns, Newsletter

  • Brainstorms & Raves
    Several times a week Shirley writes “an almost daily column about the Web, design and development, typography, music, and anything else.”
  • WebsiteTips Newsletter
    A quarterly newsletter geared toward new Web site owners or designers, written from 2000-2002. Topics have included examining the benefits of reciprocal linking, keeping Web site content fresh and alive, and what to do once your Web site goes online.


Articles, Tutorials

About the Web


Web Design and Graphics




  • My Second Christmas Without Your Cookies
    Remembering past holiday seasons, this light-hearted column at Brainstorms and Raves reflects on tradition, sweet memories of holiday seasons, and her mother's delicious cookies. Published at Brainstorms and Raves.
  • The Red Velvet Cake
    An article originally published at GriefNet.org. A touching, sweet, inspiring story based on the first birthday following the death of Shirley's mother in 1999.


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