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  1. That looks cool. What font is that? A Windows default or did you download it from somewhere?
  2. Hey now, fire up a copy of DSL and Beaver is your man!Actually it's not so hot but it is better than notepad.
  3. mpoer

    Blog Post

    Blue, just keep doing what you're doing, and link to your blog in your signature. Then say smart things on the board and people will think "hey, he's smart. I wonder how he feel about $topic? Oh, I'll read his weblog and find out"It works, I'm reading.
  4. What needs to happen is that the application - Movable Type 3.2 according to your meta data - has to alternate the CSS class of each comment. "Alternating Commments"This is done with the server-side codeing, not in CSS. However, the styles are defined in the CSS file.Looking around the Movable Type Templates, particularly the comment listing template, it looks like Movable Type does not alternate its comments.So now I must recommend WordPress for your weblog. Not only does WordPress already alternate comments and has themes to utilize the feature, but WordPress is Open Source. That means that if there is a feature you find WP to lack, you can add it in with either the program itself or as a plug-in.Transitions like this are risky and sometimes intimidating, but others have done it, so why not give it some thought?
  5. This may be of relevance:http://w3schools.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=4863
  6. This could be useful with some data entry stuff, once you mix in some server-side.
  7. Perhaps a bit more in file size than what you are wanting, but you can try the GIMP. It's really great - and it's Open Source so it is free.It has all of the functionality you mentioned above, plus a lot more. It is closer to Adobe Photoshop then MS Paint.The interface is intimidating, but once you get a bit used to the program, you will grow more comfortable doing simple things in GIMP, as well as more advanced designs. Just read through some tutorials and you'll know your way around soon.GIMP - http://www.gimp.orgtutorials - http://www.gimp.org/tutorials
  8. Actually, it sounds like you're looking for what I happen to be looking for, a client-relationship management system and gernal business tracking stuff. I've been looking around sourceforge - http://www.sourceforge.net for stuff like this. Give me a few days and I'll see what I can find.
  9. http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/this particular one was the basic animations one, here: http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/it's really easy. gi ve it a shot and post back what you come up with.
  10. I just learned about making animations using GIMP (www.gimp.org). This is pretty simple, but I think it's cool. Let me know what you think.
  11. There is also a potentially easier-to-use extension called ViewSourceWith, but yeah WebDeveloper exention works. In you face IE and Opera, FF+extensions has every function you have and more
  12. I understand the frustrations, it's hard to grasp form actions sometimes. But let's try, try again, and never give up (unless you can blame it on IE)You'll need a server-side language (PHP is my preference, ASP, or Cold Fusion also work) to take in the form data. Then you must make a script in your selected language to take in the form data and do something with it. I suggest putting the data in a data base (my data always prefers to hang out in a MySQL database).Then, maybe once a week, you can use a variant of Nakor''s script above to export the data to a file that you can import into Excel. Although, if you're just using the Excel file to keep track of things, you won't need to do that because your database will do it for you.So, step one, determine the type of server you have (Apache and Microsoft IIS are the mos common) and find out if you have a server-side programming language available to use. Check out your web host for information on this, as most paid web hosts will offer either PHP or ASP. Then, do the same to find out if and what kind of database(s) you have available.Get this and let us know and we can help more.
  13. mpoer

    What is Web2.0?

    my understanding is that it is a more AJAX-using but compatible web. XHTML and XML based data, styled by style sheets, and everything is perfect. If this is correct, and it is also correct that it is a MS term, well, MS plays a big part in hurting web standards, and are therefore working against Web 2.0.One more thing: Many consider the Web 2.0 to be an unatainable dream.
  14. I know in Firefox, it depends a bit on where the mouse pointer is. If the pointer is in the left frame, and you press F5, it will refresh the left frame. Same applies for any other frame. This also applies to the Directional Arrors and the Page Up and Page Down buttons.
  15. Well, shoot me in the foot! I was about to tell you that on the Programs tab of Internet Options, a user could specify the text editor the would like to use when viewing source in IE. Unfortunantly, the HTML Editor option there seems not do anything. So, perhaps there is an IE plugin/toolbar that adds that feature, like in Firefox?Being contrained to a single editor (especially one that I don't care for) annoys me, this is yet another reason to switch from IE to Firefox or Opera.Firefox users will, by default, use the Firefox source viewer, which is nice with syntax highlighting and such. But if you wanted to use another program, the ViewSourceWith extension - https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/394/Opera users can use any text editor, and by default Opera uses Wordpad in Windows or xedit in Linux
  16. wrap all of that HTML in <div id="navigation"><!-- #include file = "../../includes/leftHandNav.asp" --><ul><li><a href="R home.asp">R home</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="retail%20list2.pdf">Bonus List</a></li><li><a href="posters.asp">Posters</a></li><li><a href="faqs.asp">FAQs</a></li><li><a href="cheques.asp">cheques</a></li><li><a href="info">Sign in</a></li><li><a href="calander.asp">Calendar</a></li><li><a href="terms.asp">Ts & Cs</a></li></ul></div>
  17. Glancing over this page from W3C, it looks like you should have functional code. Can you perhaps give us a link to the file(s) in question that we can look for ourselves? It could be a problem with the (X)HTML as much as the CSS.
  18. I have a big ego when it comes to web building, but nope, I'm not W3Schools Certified. I'd like to be, but like others, money is a problem.
  19. mpoer

    CSS Tranparency

    so I'm guessing #id {background:transparent;} is not valid? I've never used it, but I've seen it done and wondered about it.
  20. I think raimo has you covered. Just be sure to define the classes all the way
  21. mpoer

    Load JPEG

    1. take out the vspae and hspace attributes2. make the link relative or absolute, but here it isn't relative so try absolute if you're posting on another web site3. make sure you actually saved the file with the ".jpeg" extension. Most editors use ".jpg", and some use ".JPG", so check your case if you use a server that uses a case-dependand file system4. in XHTML, the IMG element is closed differantly: <img src="image.png" alt="alternate text" /> 5. if you're trying to post an image on a forum, you may need to use BBcode instead of html. If that is the case, try [img=http://images.com/image.png] I hope that helps.
  22. well... good reasoning there. I guess I will get to know VI a bit better
  23. My favourite blogging application is WordPress. it uses PHP and a MySQL database, and is completly OSS - that means not only is it free, but you can modify any piece of it any way you want (including themes). Wordpress is easy to install and use, and has an RSS feature built right in. You can have posts, pages, and links to other web sites. It keeps track of archieves by date and category, and is just a generally well-written web app. 10 out of 10 from me.
  24. Use a server-side coding like PHP, ASP, or CFW. If one or all of those are unavailable, I would actually hand-code the HTML files if they were 10 or less of them.If there are too many, use Frames. Frames are more widely supported than javascript in older and text browsers
  25. I should note that usernames are not currently, but in my opinion, should be, limited to a person's name. Databases are easier to manage, multiple accounts will not be a problem, and it i s simply more professional. I also (obviosuly) advocate the user of one's first letter of their first name, followed by their last name.So, being that my name is Matthew Poer my username is either matthew, matthew.poer, or mpoer everywhere I go. I was actually wondering my peers' thoughts on the use of real names as usernames? Seems like a good time to ask now.
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