Category: The Web

Will Charging Readers for Access Save Newspapers?

If started charging readers to view content on this site, would any of you loyal readers still visit?  Many readers would likely just move on to another free news source.  That reality raises another question.  If a major newspaper

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AT&T Bandwidth Caps Will Ruin the Internet

I recently switched from AT&T to Comcast because the former was cheaping out on DSL customers, trying to nudge them toward U-Verse, an alternative that is faster, but more expensive, requiring you to sign up for at least TV service

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Is H.264 Really Like English?

Since Google announced that it is dropping the H.264 codec from its browser, we have seen just about every possible reaction, from praise to contempt.  None, however, were more amusing than Microsoft’s response, which likened Google’s abandoning H.264 to a

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Easy Rounded Corners with CSS3

One of the common features of web design in the 1990s were boxes with rounded corners floating over beautifully designed backgrounds.  The sites looked nice, but you had to use some trickery to get the look you wanted. Rounded edges

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Internet Explorer 6 Still Kicking?

I just discovered something shocking when looking through the statistics for this blog.  First, let me disclose that this blog is fairly new, so it is not getting a ton of visitors.  This month, however, I have started to discern

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How to Export Your Delicious Bookmarks

As you may know by now, Yahoo has confirmed that they are shutting down Delicious, one of the early social bookmarking sites.  If you are one of the few like me who still used it, you can export your bookmarks

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New Facebook Profile Page

The new profile page on Facebook is pretty interesting. It now gives you more information at the very top without having to choose the info tab. It looks nice, although I’m not sure I like my pictures right there at

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Web Tip: Sharing Single-Line Code

Sometimes, when writing on the web, you need to share a long string of code or even a URL.  You want to emphasize that the information you are showing is meant to be typed on one line, but your blogging

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New Google Goodies: Web Store and Chrome OS

Yesterday, Google once again impressed its captive audience at the Google Chrome live event. Google is making the Chrome browser faster, easier to use, and more integrated with the user’s system with each new release. Among the new features will

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Comcast: The Toll-Bridge Troll

When I was a media specialist (school librarian), I used to read a book called The Toll-Bridge Troll (say that three times fast). It was about a mean little troll that would stop people, usually poor innocent children, at his

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