10. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions. - Murphy's Laws of Computing

Category: Code

Introduction to using git locally

GuidesCodeFLOSS

Wednesday 14th January 2009

Categories: Guides, Code, FLOSS

This guide aims to show just some of the commands that git lets you use - there are certainly far more than are listed here. It also assumes that you're only going to working locally. Much of git's usefulness becomes apparent when you start working with other people, but even for one-man jobs using git can be tremendously helpful.

CSS: Fonts

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Sunday 14th May 2006

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

As useful as the CSS for fonts can be, all too often it is misused - fonts are too small, or have poor colour choice, and so on. The aim of this article is to look at the problems, and what I consider the best way to avoid them, while making text more readable and more effective.

Web Development Tips

GuidesInternetCode

Saturday 12th November 2005

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

When you create a web page, there are various things to bear in mind - design, the underlying code, the tools you use, etc. Hopefully, this guide will help you to produce a better, cleaner web page with less confusion and more efficiency.

Writing An Atom Feed

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Sunday 23rd October 2005

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

This article is looking at Atom 1.0, which is the latest version of Atom. Atom has its strengths and weaknesses over RSS, but ultimately both are well suited to their purposes, and anybody that can write an RSS feed should easily be able to write an equivalent Atom feed.

Writing An RSS Feed

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Friday 9th September 2005

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

As you are probably aware, using feeds is increasingly popular on the internet. Almost any site could have a use for a feed, from the latest news to new articles. When we look at the benefits having a feed has, using a feed becomes very attractive. This article will explain how to create an RSS feed, and put it on your website.

The Problem With PNGs

GuidesInternetCode

Friday 26th August 2005

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

GIFs only support a limited number of colours - far less than is usually used on a standard computer. JPGs have the full range of colours, but make the image blurry. The solution? PNGs. They are lossless, support 24bit colour, as well as different levels of transparency. However, there is, as already said, a problem.

Beginner's Guide to XHTML

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Wednesday 22nd June 2005 - Saturday 7th January 2006

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

If you want to design a website, there are various ways to do it. Although you can get programs to write the pages for you, you can get far more control if you decide to write the page yourself. This part of the guide will look at the bare essentials for building a website, including the structure of the page, headings and paragraphs. All you need is a text editor, such as Notepad or gedit, and you can start writing.

XHTML Conversion

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Wednesday 22nd June 2005

Categories: Guides, Internet, Code

The main idea of XHTML is to make HTML cleaner - there are stricter rules, meaning that the look of webpages is more consistant, and the code is easier to edit and understand. The purpose of this guide is to help you learn XHTML and be able to convert existing web pages into XHTML.