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Update Those Pages

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Update Those Pages

Do you visit the same Web sites often? Or maybe there’s a site that you visited a long time ago and you’d like to go back to it. Either way, you’re going to want to see the most updated version of that site, right? Well, of course, who wouldn’t?! As long as you have that particular site stored in your system, you can use this next tip.… Continue reading

Hyperlink Mystery

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Q:
Whenever I try to open a new link from my e-mail or wherever, nothing happens. When I click on the link, my browser will not come up and a new window is not displayed. Just simply, nothing happens. What’s going on?

A:
I’ve gotten several e-mails recently about this very problem, so I’m glad you asked. This seems to be a somewhat common problem, so I did… Continue reading

Web Site Reference

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Q:
I have my own personal Web site and I was wondering if there was any way I could find out what other sites use mine as a reference or any that just mention my site. How can I do this?

A:
Often times, other Web site administrators will come across yours and see something on there that they would like to include on their site. For… Continue reading

Search Engine Rundown

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Q:
What are the most popular search engines on the Web today? I know about Google and Yahoo!, but aren’t there others?

A:
Yes, there are several other search engines besides the ever so popular Google and Yahoo! When people first started getting into computers and using search engines a lot more, Yahoo! was the most well known and the most used. In time, Google… Continue reading

More on MySpace

Friday, June 9th, 2006

More On MySpace

In reference to recent articles on MySpace, I’ve had some people ask me how they can jazz up their MySpace profile, so I thought I would give you some hints on this. MySpace works a lot with HTML code, so there are some hard and easy ways to design your profile. If you know HTML well, you can create your own designs. All you have to do… Continue reading

Searching in MySpace

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Searching in MySpace

Yesterday, under the Q & A section, we went over the basics of what MySpace is and how you can use the site to meet new people, stay in touch with old friends, network, etc. So, maybe after reading that, you got really excited and you went and created your own profile. Now, all you want to do is start searching for other people so… Continue reading

Free Faxing

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Free Faxing

Do you often send out faxes? Maybe you do a lot of faxing from your home and you don’t want to have to go out and find a fax machine or even better yet, pay for it. Also, sometimes faxing is just a lot easier than calling on the phone, waiting on hold or going to an actual place and turning the paperwork in.

So, if you’re looking… Continue reading

MySpace

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Q:
All I ever hear about anymore is MySpace, but what is it?

A:
MySpace is a one of the social networks that you can be a part of that is available via the Internet today. It is one of the more recent networks that has just taken off in popularity. I don’t even think the creator of MySpace thought it would be such a craze… Continue reading

Firefox Popup Blocker

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Firefox Popup Blocker

You are probably more familiar with the concept of popups in today’s online world than you ever really wanted to be. You know, the annoying, nagging windows that pop up and fill our screen space with different kinds of messages, usually the advertising kind.

Some popup windows are made exclusively for serving as advertisement, but others try to attack your privacy. It’s been observed that many online… Continue reading

Firefox Privacy Options

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Firefox Privacy Options

If you are one of the many who use Firefox as your main Web browser, you may or may not know about the privacy options that it has to offer. Firefox has similar features to Internet Explorer, but they’re all laid out a little different.

You can get to the Privacy area by opening up your Firefox browser and going to Tools, Options and click on the… Continue reading

More Google Tips

Friday, May 26th, 2006

More Google Tips

Are you ready for some more Google tips. If you would like to get more out of Google, here are five more tricks for you to try out. As established in our last Google tips article, most people don’t use Google to its maximum power. I hope that article made your brain cells go Yahoo! on Google (no pun intended). If it did, then this… Continue reading

See the Progress

Friday, May 12th, 2006

See the Progress

If you use Firefox as your main Web browser, you’re probably often downloading stuff on there too, right? Well, Firefox makes it very easy for you to see the progress status of all your downloads.

Once you start downloading something, you can do a quick click on the “Display the progress of ongoing downloads” icon and it will bring up a box that lists all of the… Continue reading

Mozilla Search Bar

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Mozilla Search Bar

Those of you who use the Mozilla Firefox Web browser probably agree that it certainly offers some nice advantages next to the other Internet browsers that are available worldwide. Firefox does this by presenting user friendly work environments and easy to follow features.

We all browse the Internet everyday and we usually perform numerous searches using the famous search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, MSN and many… Continue reading

Five Must Have Firefox Extensions

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Five Must Have Firefox Extensions

If you are an avid Mozzillan, this tip is just for you! Below is a list of the five must have, most coolest (in my opinion), can’t live without Firefox extensions that are available today. I think that every self respecting Firefox user should have these! Of course, that’s up to you, but you should definitely read on before you make your final decision.

In… Continue reading

Google Calculator

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Google Calculator

Do you enjoy math? Are you very good at it? Okay, in other words, do you stink at math? Are you in a profession that requires you to be a genius at mathematics (however, you’re not even close to being one?) Or, do you just want to learn some different things about math?

If so, worry no more, because Google has come to your rescue yet again. No… Continue reading

Panel Your Favorites

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Panel Your Favorites

So, you have a big list of Favorites saved to your computer, but every time you want to view one, you have to go searching through all of them, right? Do you like that? I don’t. It gets a little repetitive after awhile, especially if you have tons of favorite sites saved.

Well, an easy fix to this problem is to just display them right along with… Continue reading

Typing a URL

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Q:
When typing an Internet address, does capitalization and spacing make a difference?

A:
That is a very good question and this may just be the reason why some of you have had problems accessing a Web site in the past. Of course, if you ever spell a word wrong when typing in a URL, you’re going to get a “Page cannot be found” error message. Well, if… Continue reading

Beginning With FrontPage

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Beginning With FrontPage

So, you finally broke down and bought Microsoft FrontPage (the Web site design program), you have tons of ideas running through your mind for you very own Web site, but you’re just not sure how to get started. FrontPage may just be sitting on your computer waiting for you to use and you’ve just strayed away from it, because you’re afraid you’re not going to… Continue reading

Basic Web Page SEO

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Basic Web Page SEO

Note: This tip is for people who already have a Web site thought of, made up or designed. It may be a little confusing for those of you who aren’t much into making your own Web site.

If you have a Web site, I’m guessing you’d like someone to visit it. It may seem kind of tricky trying to figure out how to get traffic to… Continue reading

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday, April 14th, 2006

If you are one of the many who have switched over to use Firefox as your main Internet browser, here is a list of keyboard shortcuts that might come in handy for you!

Some of the shortcuts are the same as Internet Explorer (like copy and paste, etc.), but there are a few different ones that may surprise you.

Back = Alt + <–

Forward = Alt + –>

Close

Keywords for Bookmarks in Firefox

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Q:
How can I make my own smart keywords for my bookmarks in Firefox?

A:
As promised, I will continue on with how you can make your own smart keywords in Firefox. In today’s Quick Tip, we went over how you can use the predefined keywords that Firefox already has set up, but you can use your own bookmarks (favorites) too.

There are actually two ways to make… Continue reading

Firefox Smart Keywords

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Firefox Smart Keywords

If you have made the switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox (which many people have), there is a quick way for you to reach the Web sites you would like to visit.

Firefox uses something called smart keywords and they are just special words that replace a bookmarked URL (a Web address). If you would like to give it a try, open up your Firefox browser and… Continue reading

What’s Your Handle

Friday, March 31st, 2006

What’s Your Handle?

If you chat online, you probably have a handle, right? Did you know that or are you not sure what a handle even is? Well, it’s also known as a screen name. It’s just a name you make up to use in a chat room to disguise your real name and information.

Most people probably know of these names as a screen name, but the more technical… Continue reading

Find Your Host

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Find Your Host

So, you want to make your own Web site. You’ve done a lot of thinking about it and you’re just ready to take the plunge. You’ve got ideas in your head for design, layout, etc., so what do you need to do next? The simple answer would be to find a Web host, so here are some guidelines on what you will need and what you should… Continue reading

Online News

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Online News

Did you know that you can read pretty much everything you read in a newspaper on the Internet? Well, now you know, you can. There are several Web sites out there that have daily news from around the world, from within your state and even within your city or town.

Sites such as www.msn.com, www.yahoo.com and www.google.com have all kinds of news. They… Continue reading

RSS and Bloglines

Friday, March 24th, 2006

RSS and Bloglines

RSS is a family of Web formats used for Web publication. It is used by (among other things) news Web sites, Web logs and podcasting. The abbreviation is used to refer to the following standards: Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91), RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0) and Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0).

These types of feeds provide content or summaries with links to the… Continue reading

Chat Lingo

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Chat Lingo

Do you chat? You know, do you sit and talk to your friends and family over the computer through instant messengers such as Yahoo! or AOL? If you do, you may be familiar with the chat lingo that has become so popular these days. If you don’t chat very often, you may still use the chat lingo in your e-mails or just hear about them from day to… Continue reading

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