Archive for December, 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Title and Meta Data

For the search engines to display something meaningful for your web page in their search results, your page needs to have a meaningful title and a brief description in the meta data. The eighth tutorial on how to use NVU looks at how we can access these fields in the page source via the WYSIWYG […]

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Creating Pages from your Template

In the seventh tutorial on using NVU we finally look at what we need to do to start creating web pages based on the template that we have customised in the prior tutorials. Creating Pages from your Template

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Order of Operations

Following on from identifying what the numerical operators are in JavaScript, the next tutorial looks at how JavaScript decides which order to perform them in when you include multiple operators in the same statement. Order of Operations

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Operating on Variables

With the tutorials on JavaScript operators out of the way, it is time to start looking at how to operate on those variables in order to very their values. The seventh web page in my series of tutorials on variables and operators looks at the numerical operators. Operating on Variables

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

ASCII and Unicode

A few years ago I was asked to write a book on JavaScript for beginners. I had done preliminary draft versions of several chapters before realising that there was just no way that I had the time to actually be able to develop the material into a usable book. A lot of the material that […]

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

WordPress Scheduling is Broken

It appears that WordPress 2.9 does not allow posts to be scheduled any more. It isn’t caused by any plugin since it still happens with all plugins deactivated. There is a patch available until version 9.1 is released.

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Super Discount

It is almost Christmas and I have gone a bit crazy with giving all of the Bronze and Silver members of my membership site a Christmas Gift. Currently on offer from within the Member’s Area is a 45% discount on my regular discounted upgrade to Gold membership price. Up until the 10th January the price […]

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Replacing Background Images

Updating the background colours and images is the final step in converting a generic template into the custom template that you will use as the basis for all the pages on your web site. Exactly how you do these background changes depends on whether you have selected a template that does things properly using a […]

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Replacing Foreground Images

With the text and links in your template set up to what you want, the next step in customising your web page template is to change any foreground images. In the fifth NVU tutorial I go step by step through how to do that. Replacing Foreground Images

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Updating a Template

Once you have the template you found loaded into NVU, the first thing you need to do is to modify it so as to create the actual template that you want to use as the basis for the web pages for your site. Hopefully the actual layout of the page will be what you want […]

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Selecting and Loading a Template

The easiest way for a newbie webmaster to create web pages in NVU is if they first find a page template to use as a starting point. Obviously they will not find one that has all of their content filled in (not even the basic content that they want in all their pages) but as […]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Configuring NVU

Once you have NVU or Kompozer installed then the next step is to configure it properly. If you don’t then you will end up with garbage instead of valid HTML. Configuring NVU