If you're blogging and you don't know even a little bit of HTML, you're doing yourself a disservice. HTML (which stands for HyperText Markup Language) tells a web browser how to diplay text elements on your web page. Learning and using HTML is fairly intuitive; I think you'll find it very easy to learn. Knowing how to use HTML on your own web site or blog allows you to enhance your own posts and troubleshoot small issues that arise (like when your posts don't appear quite the way you intended). ...more
Open Source has been around for quite some time, but odds are most people you ask won't know what "open source" is. This isn't because open source is obscure, but rather it has slipped into the mainstream, and unless you're already in the know, there's no real reason you will have noticed it.
But open source is here, and it's growing.
Now comes the time for getting acquainted with our new products. Assembly instructions. Operating manuals. Warranties. Oh my. It’s not just the digital camera, the cell phone, the hand steamer, the bagless vacuum with three different filters, it’s also the computer which had to be replaced in an ill-timed holiday rush....more
Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime.
I'm an eBay junkie and bidding is the cure
I've become an eBay junkie. I know, seriously, where have I been?
eBay is awesome. The excitement of bidding on items is exhilarating. I
love watching that bid go up on the screen next to the words: "Your bid
is:" and then seeing that little blinking notice: "Congratulations! You
are the high bidder on this item!"
I revel in refreshing the screen to see if I'm still the high bidder,
It began with a question from Texas Mama. She needs to move up to a digital camcorder but doesn’t know what to buy. I understand, it can be a challenge. What most people want is to create a video that will share a memory, a concept or a situation.
iTunes 9 has arrived, sporting several new tech features that make it worth your time to learn to use.
If you use an iPhone, you can now use iTunes to arrange the apps for your iPhone home screen. This new feature is the one that has many users excited. Here's Miraz from MacTips explaining Use iTunes to arrange apps on your iPhone screen. This article gives the directions in text and as a video. Here's the video; refer to the article if you want to see the steps listed in writing.
What's an hCard, you ask? It's a digital version of a business card. You put it on your blog or website and it provides your name, your contact information and other information you want people to know. Because it's digital, it can be exported from your web page to an address book and synched to a mobile phone. Google and Yahoo! both index information in hCards, so it gives you some search engine clout as well as providing portable contact information to your blog's users.
Source: DotRights Campaign Britt Bravo and I have been working a series of posts for those just getting starting designing and implementing a "Do Good" project online. Each post includes 10 starter tips on a different aspect of a do good project. So far, we've covered:...more