Friday, October 31st, 2014

Linking toDownloadable Files

There are a couple of ways that files can be offered for download from a web site. The simplest way is to offer the download using a compressed format that not only ensures that the browser will download it rather than display it but which also makes the download as small as possible.

Linking to Downloadable Files

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    Thursday, October 30th, 2014

    HTML for Web Page Authors

    If the W3C standards are for the browser writers then what standards should be used by those people who are actually writing web pages?

    HTML for Web Page Authors

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      Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

      Compressing Your HTML

      In HTML a million spaces in the source is exactly the same in so far as the final page as if there were only one space there. The only difference is that the more spaces in the file the longer the file will take to download. Now a few extra spaces isn’t going to make a noticeable difference to the download speed unless your visitor is on a really really slow connection. Some web pages may contain thousands of extra spaces beyond what is really needed though and that may be enough to make the difference for some of your visitors between waiting for the page to finish loading and leaving before it finishes. The other area where these spaces can make a difference is if your web hosting has a limited bandwidth or where you pay based on what you use. If a million visitors view a page where you have managed to remove just one space from the file then you have saved yourself 1Mb of bandwidth.

      Compressing Your HTML

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        Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

        PHP Properties

        The second tutorial on object oriented PHP looks at the different ways the properties of a class can be defined.

        PHP Properties

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          Monday, October 27th, 2014

          PHP Classes

          This is the first article in a new series of tutorials dealing with how to write object oriented code using PHP.

          PHP Classes

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            Sunday, October 26th, 2014

            Installing a Printer

            The most likely item that you will want to add to your computer setup yourself is to add a new printer to your computer. This is not simply a matter of plugging a few things in, there are also a number of things you have to run on the computer itself in order for the programs running on your computer to be able to use the printer. Here are some step by step instructions on how to add a printer.

            Installing a Printer

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              Saturday, October 25th, 2014

              .au Domains

              Those domains that end with a two character code are country specific while those that have a top level domain of between three and six characters are international. When you are targetting your pages just to people in a specific country then it makes sense to use the top level domain for that country. Depending on which country it is you may then find that there may or may not be a second level domain structure established within that country. Most of the larger countries have a second level structure like this (the most obvious exception being .us sunce the majority of Americans seem to prefer targetting an international market rather than a local one).

              The .au top level domain belongs to Australia and there are only a small number of second level domains for use for targetting your site at Australians. This article lists those that exist and also identifies the criteria that you need to meet to obtain a domain within each of the SLDs.

              .au Domains

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                Friday, October 24th, 2014

                Changing StylesheetAttributes

                The attributes set in your style sheet completely over ride any of the old deprecated HTML attributes that used to serve the same purpose. This means that if you define your page appearance properly then attempting to reference the deprecated HTML attributes from your JavaScript will have no effect.

                Changing Stylesheet Attributes

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                  Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

                  It Wasn’t Broken UntilThey Fixed it

                  Not all program updates are improvements. There have been a couple of occasions where I have installed a program update only to find that one of the features I got the program for in the first place no longer works.

                  It Wasn’t Broken Until They Fixed it

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                    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

                    Adjusting CharacterSpacing in Word

                    Word Processing programs have come a long way sinced the early days and modern word processors such as Microsoft Word contain features that used to only be found in Desktop Publishing programs. Character spacing and Kerning is one of the options that Word supports, which will allow you to adjust the gap left between the various characters in your words.

                    Adjusting Character Spacing in Word

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                      Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

                      JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

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                        Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

                        Unique Random Numbers

                        A look at two alternative approaches to obtaining a list of random numbers that are all unique. Which approach is best depends on how many numbers you want.

                        Unique Random Numbers

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