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December, 2009

  • 8 December

    Find and replace text in multiple files

    Question: How can I find and replace text in multiple files? Answer: If you have perl installed on your server, you can easily use it to perform the function you need. Even if you do not have root access to the server, basic user SSH access will be enough. Let’s …

November, 2009

  • 18 November

    Benefits of Using CSS

    There are many design benefits to using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), but there are also technical ones that any website owner or server administrator should consider. Originally, websites were mostly just text and images with no fancy boxes, menus, or other slick layout schemes. Over time people started getting more …

September, 2009

  • 28 September

    HTML, XHTML, and CSS

    When stepping into the world of web hosting, you will be inundated with abbreviations, acronyms, and recursive acronyms. Three that you should definitely know are: HTML, XHTML, and CSS. HTML is as old as the Web itself. It stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is the primary language of …

  • 24 September

    Static vs Dynamic Websites

    Question: What is the difference between a static website and a dynamic website? Answer: A static website relies on traditional HTML pages to display content. Typically, a person will create the pages in an offline editor, such as Dreamweaver or even a plain text editor like Notepad, and then upload …

  • 22 September

    2 Ways to Redirect Your Website

    Question: I want my website redirected to another site or page on my server. How do I setup automatic redirection? Answer: There are many easy ways to redirect your website. Here are two commonly used methods. 1. .htaccess Redirect: Using an .htaccess file, you can instruct a visitor’s browser to …

  • 11 September

    The danger of free WYSIWYG editors

    In an effort to sign up customers, web hosts these days offer an array of freebies with their plans. One common inclusion is a What-You- See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) editor. These tools promise to create professional-looking websites for users with no HTML knowledge, but more often than not, are a waste of …

August, 2009

  • 10 August

    Microsoft joins the HTML 5 discussion

    Last month we discussed the current state of HTML 5, particularly regarding its video component. Not only were the major browser makers, Mozilla, Google, Apple, and Opera, all duking it out over what should be considered standard, but the largest browser maker, Microsoft, had barely contributed to the debate at …

July, 2009

  • 9 July

    SSH Remote access to your website

    While FTP is the most common method of transferring files to your website, there many be times when you want a secure method of manipulating your files directly on the server. Secure Shell or SSH is one method of accomplishing this. It was design as a secure replacement for Telnet …

  • 6 July

    Apple, Google and the death of HTML 5 video

    Who done it, with what, and where? Was it A) Microsoft, inside their security deficient, sub-standard browser with an over-hyped search engine? Was it B) Apple at its elitist developer conference with an exploding iPhone app? Was it C) Google in a YouTube video with a poison drop of lonelygirl15‘s …

May, 2009

  • 25 May

    Opera CEO: HTML 5 will make Adobe Flash unnecessary

    The makers of three major web browsers, Opera, Apple, and Mozilla have been working to ensure that the next version of HTML will include many advances in audio and video integration, something that has become the mainstay of Adobe Flash. The trio forms part of an organization called Web-Hypertext Application …