Archive for July, 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Virus Information

What are the latest viruses to cause people problems on the web? What were the biggest virus problems last month? Which are the most popular hoaxes currently confusing people about what are and are not viruses? This web page that I added to the site back in 2002 las live feeds from one of the […]

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

How to Call a Function

Defining a function in JavaScript is rather useless if you don’t actually make use of the function. In this second tutorial on JavaScript functions we look at how to call the functions that we have defined. How to Call a Function

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Computer Brain Transplant

My computer has been misbehaving a lot the last couple of weeks. The power supply fan was making horrible noises requiring a few hard thumps on the back of the case to get it to behave. Sometimes it would even shut down the computer again rather quickly if I didn’t thump it hard enough soon […]

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Overlay Messages

The extended tooltip script places content in a “layer” above the main content of the web page. We can use that same technique to overlay other content on top of our main page for all sorts of other purposes. Overlay Messages

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Extended Tooltips

A tooltip is the yellow box that most browsers display text in when you hover over an element in the web page that has a title attribute. Not all browsers display the title attribute as a yellow box to contain the text, some display the text in the status bar instead. The other limitation is […]

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Playing Old Games on Windows XP

When my son asked me to reinstall some of his old games that he used to play on Windows 98 onto the computer now running Windows XP, I was surprised to find that the games did not want to play when he accessed them from his usual login (which as everyone’s usual login should be […]

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Dropcaps and Minicaps

Another of my early CSS articles and one that is extremely easy to apply to any web page are these styles for producing dropcaps (where the first letter is several lines high) and minicaps (where the text uses smaller uppercase letters instead of lowercase ones. Dropcaps and Minicaps

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Colour Modes

Graphics programs use many different formats for actually storing the images that you are working with but there are only about half a dozen different colour modes that they work with while you are actually editing the images. The colour mode basically determines the number of different colours that you have available to work with […]

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Function Libraries

In the seventh and last tutorial on JavaScript functions we look at an alternative way of being able to add sophisticated JavaScript functionality into web pages without having to write much code yourself by using a pre-written library that includes most of the functionality that you require. Function Libraries