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Friday, June 23, 2017

Google Searches

Some hints


Google still rules the search engine world. Here are a few tips on how to refine your info-hunt.

Tip #1: Use the Correct Methodology

Tip #2: Conduct an "Either/Or" Search

Tip #3: Include or Exclude Words in Your Search

Tip #4: Search for Similar Words

Tip #5: Search for an Exact Phrase

Tip #6: List Similar Pages

Tip #7: Fine-Tune Your Search with Other Operators

Tip #8: Search for Specific Facts

Tip #9: Search the Google Directory

Tip #10: Use Googles Other Specialized Searches

Ten Tips for Smarter Google Searches


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Menus via CSS

Code and directions


"The core of any Web site is the navigation mechanism, the menu. If Web sites are primarily about organizing and presenting content, a site's menu provides the means of traversing this information set.
In designing a Web navigation system, it is often difficult to balance the competing objectives of simplicity, flexibility, usability, and maintainability. Often very simple designs are not flexible; flexible designs trade off with usable ones; and easily maintainable designs are rarely even considered."

Build a Flexible CSS Web Navigation Architecture


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Color Safe Not

The other side of the wheel



Death of the Websafe Color Palette?
One of the givens of Web design, the holiest of holy truths, is the sanctity of the 216 websafe color palette. It's a rite of initiation for every Web designer or developer: Use only these colors, we were told, and don't question why.

By David Lehn and Hadley Stern. David is a senior information architect and interface developer in the Milan office of Razorfish. Hadley is a senior designer in Razorfish's Boston office.


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Internet History

Two tin cans



From Forbes:

The Internet: A Short History of Getting Connected.
When the Defense Department issued a $19,800 contract on December 6, 1967, for the purpose of studying the "design and specification of a computer network," the world didn't take notice. But it should have. For, from that small, four-month study grew the ARPANET. And, from ARPANET emerged the Internet.

Also:
Living Internet
"An elegantly organized tour of the history of the Internet -- both fun and informative -- a rare combination!"
Steve Crocker, invented the Request For Comments.


All About the Internet

Hobbes' Internet Timeline v11.0


A Brief History of the Internet

"When the late Senator Ted Kennedy heard in 1968 that the pioneering Massachusetts company BBN had won the ARPA contract for an "interface message processor (IMP)," he sent a congratulatory telegram to BBN for their ecumenical spirit in winning the "interfaith message processor" contract."



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Color Blind

Be seen by all



Books on web design warn against using the colors red and green.

One out of twenty people have problems with some form of color blindness.

Here is a site that will let you check your web pages. You will be able to see the page as it appears to someone with one of the three main types of color deficit.

Vischeck

Normal



Deuteranope color blindness

hats, deuteranope



Colorblind Web Page Filter


How do things look to Color Blind People


Web Colors


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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Speedy Net Test

How fast is it?


Your connection to the internet is based on a number of factors; your machines capability, connection mode, and sometimes even the weather.
Here are some sites that let you test your up and down speed.

Speakeasy.net

BandWidthPlace.com

CNET.com

And here's a cool one from:
SpeedTest.net:




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Monday, May 01, 2017

Send Large Files

Surpass Attachments


Some email services such as Hotmail and Yahoo mail only allow email attachments up to 10 MB in size.

If you need to send larger files take a look at services such as YouSendIt.

"The Services provide a user the ability to send a file to one or more recipients identified by a valid email address. The Services operate by storing the specified User File on a YouSendIt server and then sending to the recipient(s) an email that contains a link to the User File.
The recipient(s) can then access and download the User File by clicking on the link."


Hightail.com

Also:

DropSend.com

Top 6 Services to Send Large Files


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