Archive for August, 2016

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Where to Start

If you have two or more computers in your house then networking them together will make using them much easier than if each is completely independent. Here we look at the basics of what you need to do in order to get your computers talking to one another. Where to Start

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Styling Submit

There are three different ways to create submit buttons. Two use input fields with type=”submit” or type=”image” while the third uses the button tag. Modern browsers support CSS that makes styling all three of these relatively simple although some not quite so modern browsers have minor issues with images inside of the button tag. Styling […]

Monday, August 29th, 2016

HTML for Email

The HTML to use in web pages changed significantly when HTML 4 was introduced in December 1997. This change however only applies to web pages – the HTML expected by many email programs still requires HTML more like that which was used for all web pages before the introduction of HTML 4. Where they do […]

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Speeding upYourInternet with a Local DNS Table

In this article I look at how you can use the hosts file on your windows computer to speed up access to sites that you visit a lot. How it works is that the hosts file converts that domain name into the appropriate IP address for you so that the request can be sent straight […]

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Copyright andtheWeb

Many people do not understand copyright properly and unintentionally steal web content. Here’s some info on both what there is on the web that you might be allowed to copy and also how to reduce the chances of someone unintentionally stealing your content. Copyright and the Web

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Web BrowsersforTesting

There are thousands of web browsers out there but only a few that are used by a lot of people. When you create web pages you will want them to work for as many people as possible but will not have time to test thousands of browsers. Here’s how to select which browsers you are […]

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Is My Web PageFullyOptimized?

People’s expectations on how fast a page should load changes as they move from dial-up to slow broadband to fast broadband. While a page might have been considered to have an acceptable load time if it took 20 seconds to load on a dial-up, two seconds might be considered to be too slow on a […]

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Editing WordFilesOutside of Word

Word documents use a proprietary format. That means that without your spending an extensive amount of time to reverse engineer their file format, any edits that you do have at least the potential to corrupt the document. Enter the proprietary format that Microsoft based on HTML which they designed for transferring files between their programs. […]

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

PHP 7 Quick Scripting Reference

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Array Methods

I am not really sure why the person who I saw originally asking for help with this question was struggling with an historical answer involving lots of for loops as the question only makes sense in terms of knowing which of the various modern array methods need to be combined together to give the answer. […]

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

PHP and Algorithmic Thinking for the Complete Beginner: LearntoThink Like a Programmer (Part 1 of 5)

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Sunday, August 21st, 2016


Internet Protocol uses what are called “port” numbers to identify different types of communications on the web. Programs ‘listen’ on particular ports to identify the traffic that is intended for them. This article provides a brief introduction to what port numbers are all about and identifies the ports used by some of the most commonly […]