Archive for January, 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Assigning Boolean Values

The one time that you don’t need to compare values to make a decision is when the value is what is known as a Boolean value. A Boolean value is either true or false (those are the only two values it can have) and we can therefore make decisions based on the value of a […]

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Comparison Operators

Most of the time in making decisions you need to compare something with something else. The tutorials on how JavaScript makes decisions therefore begins with information on how JavaScript handles comparing two values. Comparison Operators

Friday, January 29th, 2010

JavaScript Making Decisions

Back in March 2007 a book publisher asked me to write a new book on JavaScript for them. I had the book all planned out and had written draft copies of several chapters before deciding that I just wasn’t going to have enough time to write the book in any acceptable amount of time. I […]

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Defining your Own tags using Stylesheets

I started writing pages about using stylesheets long before separating it out into its own section of my site. One of the first articles on stylesheets that I wrote was one on how you can effectively generate your own tags for whatever you want to include in the HTML by simply assigning a class to […]

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Information about Visitors to your Site

There have been a huge number of pages on assorted topics added to my site over the years. Eleven months after starting on the site I started a monthly newsletter that among other things included a list of pages added during that month. Now that I am starting to get more organised with this blog […]

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Extending Firefox

One of the big advantages that Firefox has over other browsers is the ease with which you can customise the way thait it works for you by adding one or more of the thousands of extensions that people have written for this browser. Sure IE allows you to install plug-ins but the process of installing […]

Monday, January 18th, 2010

“Head First Programming”

This book takes a very different approach to all the other books on programming that I have seen. Definitely worth a look for anyone with no prior programming experience whatsoever who is thinking about writing their own programs. Find out more about what I think of “Head First Programming”.

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Adding Images

Apart from the text, the next most commonly used elements in web pages are images. We have already dealt with attaching images into our page template so that they appear on all our pages but these are not the only images we will want on our site. In the tenth tutorial on NVU we look […]

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Adding lists and Links

More additions to my series of tutorials on using NVU. In this ninth tutorial we look at how we can update a web page to add lists and links into our content so as to break up the text and provide in content links to other pages in addition to the standard navigation built into […]

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

“Using Joomla”

The biggest problem with a Content Management System such as Joomla is figuring out how to use it in the first place. This book not only tells you what all the options are for (and which ones you probably will not need to touch), it also tells you how to use the options to preform […]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

“Google Advertising Tools”

The second edition of this book is bigger than the first and contains lots more useful info about how to make money from advertising. That the section on the Google API has been dropped means that even more space has been dedicated to providing useful info for the general reader. “Google Advertising Tools”

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Kaspersky Internet Security

I am a bit happier about the poor choice that I made back in October in selecting Kaspersky Internet Security Suite to run on two of my computers. While I am still not 100% certain as to how many files that the suite corrupted prior to my uninstalling it at least the place I purchased […]