Archive for September, 2010

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Hiding Your Screen

The original purpose of screensavers was to save the screen from burn-in due to displaying the same static image for too long and damaging the screen itself. Modern screens do not suffer from this problem and so screen savers are no longer required. So why do people still use screensavers? Well those who use a […]

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Embedding Fonts in PDFs using Acrobat Distiller

One of the benefits of the PDF format over others for sharing your documents with other people is that you can embed uncommon fonts into the document itself so that it does not matter whether the person viewing the document has the fonts that the document requires or not since the font that the document […]

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Internet Explorer 9

The beta version of Microsoft’s new web browser came out a few days ago. By now all those who have written plugins for IE or who have maintain script libraries will be busily testing their product to ensure that it will be compatible with the new version when it is finally released for public use […]

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Resolving Hardware Problems

Quite a few people visiting my web site send me questions about problems that they are having with their computer hardware because they can’t find an answer to their question on my site. The main reason why they can’t find the answer on my site is because the site is primarily about computer software and […]

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Partial Protection of Images

There is nothing that you can do in the HTML, stylesheet, or JavaScript that will protect the images on your web site from being stolen. The best form of protection is to either place a watermark in the image itself or to embed the image into a PDF with associated text that indicates the copyright. […]

Friday, September 17th, 2010

JavaScript Dates

Yesterday we looked at all the methods that JavaScript provides for working with arrays. Today we take a similar look at dates and the ways that JavaScript can work with dates and times. JavaScript Dates

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

JavaScript Arrays

How do you define arrays in JavaScript? Well there are several different ways to do so. How can you manipulate the content of your JavaScript arrays? Again there are a whole series of different methods available to make it easy to work with arrays in JavaScript. This tutorial/reference shows you all the alternatives and how […]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Dynamic Dropdown Boxes

One way in which JavaScript can make your forms more user friendly is where you have multiple dropdown lists where what is a valid selection in one list is dependent on what is selected in another list. Let’s take a look at how you can use JavaScript to link two dropdown lists together so that […]

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Creating a Boot Disk

Floppy disks are becoming less and less common. These days just about all computers allow you to boot from the CD/DVD drive in order to be able to repair a system that has a damaged operating system that will not allow the hard drive to boot. If you still have an older computer that doesn’t […]

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Passing Values Between Pages

The best ways of passing values from one page to another require server side scripting. That way they work for everyone and not just those with JavaScript enabled. There are a number of different situations where you need to pass values and this article looks at several situations and how to handle them with two […]

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Internet Explorer and hasLayout

The one browser that has always insisted on doing things its own way rather than following the standards is Internet Explorer (this is perhaps because for a number of years IE6 was so popular that it effectively was the standard). Now that IE only has 50% of the market you need your web pages to […]

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Choosing a Language

There are a number of things that you need to take into account when selecting what language to use for writing server side processing for your site. By considering all of the factors you will end up making a better choice. Choosing a Language