The normal windows update process just downloads and installs the various upgrades for you. This makes it extremely easy for you to keep your operating system up to date and as secure as it can be. The problem comes though if for any reason you need to reinstall your operating system. If you do that [...]
Archive for May, 2011
The possibility of your internet banking account being “hacked” seems to be one of the main reasons put forward for not using internet banking. Just how easy that would be depends though in a large part on how you use the account. A worse problem in that you have no control of it is where [...]
Bank Web Sites and Poor Code
It isn’t only security issues that you need to concern yourself with when it comes to online banking. You also need to consider how well or poorly written the processing on that web site is. While you have reasonable control over the security aspects of your use of the bank web site, you have little [...]
This book from “No Starch” provides a practical guide to the parts of CSS3 that you can use now and also introduces some of the most interesting of the other modules. “The Book of CSS3″
Another of the very basic things that has been able to be done with CSS since way back in the 20th century is to handle Text Alignment.
There are lots of things that can be done with the appearance of your web page using CSS. This is the first of a series of reference pages that I have written giving all the CSS 2.1 options. On this page we look at the basic Font Controls.
There are a number of HTML tags which were superseded by CSS a long time ago but browsers still support those tags today because of all the really old pages still on the web that use them. If you prefer to have your browser disregard these 20th century tags and treat the HTML the way [...]
Do you have icons on your windows desktop? Does the text description under them have a plain colour background or is your background image visible through the text? To get rid of a plain colour background in Windows XP is quite simple. Transparent Icon Labels
This O’Reilly book produced in conjunction with Microsoft provides you with step by step instructions on how to set up a home network which includes Windows 7 computers (along with possibly Vista, Windows XP, Mac, and Ubuntu Linux based computers as well). Read more about what I think of the book “Step By Step Network [...]
What colours you see on your computer screen will not necessarily match what others see when they view the same thing on their screen and it may not match what you get if you print the information out. If it is important that you get colours matching properly then you will need to adjust your [...]
Dynamically changing what you display in the web page based on which option is selected in a drop down list is no more complicated than any other method that you might use to make such a selection. It just requires slightly different code in order for it to work. Dynamic Page Content using Selection List