I’ve been busy with multiple things at work lately and was thinking about how much easier multi-tasking would be if I had virtual desktops. So I did a quick search for “windows virtual desktop” that lead me to this page – Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP – which has quite a few nice toys, in…

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This site has a really neat panoramic as the header that changes based on the weather. Find out how s/he did it – Dynamic @import CSS files using PHP

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A question I wonder about every so often… Does designing in Photoshop and coding in HTML and CSS qualify you as a programmer? I personally think such a thought is an insult to programmers/developers/engineers. Knowing HTML alone does not mean you are a programmer, it just means you know how to code. Programming involves complex…

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I’ve made the switch to WordPress. It offers a lot of blogging tools that would have taken forever for me to add into my own admin system. So far I like it a lot and would highly recommend it. I’m not sure yet if I’m going to transfer my old blog entries. In the mean…

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Just for fun I did a search for my name on Google (as I’m sure most web geeks do every so often) and a few pages into the results I found this posting on mezzoblue, which is old, but still very cool. I guess I never bothered to actually read it before. Anyway, one of…

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I’m working on converting a web site from tables and old fashioned tags to CSS and semantic page structure. And I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be nice if I could easily do a ‘Find and Replace’ in Dreamweaver or Homesite, where I can determine the starting tag and ending tag, with the text in…

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How to determine the reading level of your writing in Microsoft Word In MSWord, on the toolbar, select the “Tools” drop menu and then “Spelling&grammar”. The “Readability” chart is an option you can select under Spelling&grammar. I’m including a webpage that defines the various standards listed in the chart: www.med.umich.edu/irbmed/InformationalDocuments/consent/software.html

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Removing Frames When a web site uses frames the user cannot bookmark specific pages. For example, if a user is on the About Us page and decides to save it for more thorough review later, the bookmark will be created for the frame instead of the entire site instead of the specific page. If the…

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When I began working in the web industry (1998) things were very different. Every web site was designed with the use of tables. At the time, tables were a wonderful thing for designers, giving us control over every aspect of the page. Now however, tables are a big no-no. The new preferred method of design…

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When I worked at my old company I had many different responsibilities, one of them involved interviewing people for jobs. I feel that this was by far one of the best experiences I’ve ever had as a young career woman, because it gave me the opportunity to see how different people act or present themselves…

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