Archive for April, 2004

Rename files with this utility

Friday, April 30th, 2004

This is a great little Rename Files Utility that I have used on occaision. It allows you to preview the damage you are about to do before inflicting it. It is compatible with Windows 95/98/2000/XP.

css Zen Garden: a comic twist

Friday, April 30th, 2004

css Zen Garden: A Comic Twist is to date one of the coolest implementations of the Zen Garden project. The project is simple: take one html page and separate the design from the content. There are thus hundreds and hundreds of designs for this one web page, all enacted simply by switching up the stylesheet.

Cool uses for Mozilla FireFox.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Today I was reading a web page, (something I do allot). The page had reams and reams of text, and not allot of formatting, so it was very hard to work though. Now those of you that know me, know I am extremely partial to the web browser Mozilla FireFox. I’m about to show you […]

OT: WMD have been found in Iraq.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Totally unreleated to anything web design. (sorry) but I found this so interesting, that I had to share. Apparently numerous signs of WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) have been found in Iraq, but because there was no huge stockpile found (a figurative smoking gun), the worlds media have mostly ignored it. Where as the report […]

The Power of Databases … big brother arrives

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

These The City Maps shows who gave to which candidate for US President. You can also search by name or location to see who gave. Very interesting … do we really want this much information? Do you want your neighbor to know how much you gave to which candidates?

When the stress is to much.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

This new link is for those times when you really need to come up with a fresh new page design, and you just can’t seem to come up with anything you like. Lose that stress immediately. I could use that for hours.. I am thinking of making it my home page. rgds Franki

Nice Color Change via clicks

Sunday, April 25th, 2004

See the Color Change in the top right corner. I really like the simplicity of this. It is just lines like this: <span style=”background: #eeeeee; border: 2px solid #006699″> <a href=”#” onclick=”setActiveStyleSheet(‘default’)” title=”default” style=”text-decoration: none;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</a> </span> and then this javascript kicks in to manage the change:


Sunday, April 25th, 2004

GHOST TOWN is the most interesting site I have seen in my nine years on the net. It speaks for itself.

Flash Site

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

I normally don’t like flash sites. This one for an advertising merchandise site, however, seems to load fast and has some neat elements to it. MTIsite

Secure web applications.

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

While doing my weekly check of for news of any new vunerabilities, I came across this excellent article on Web application security: Securing web applications (session management). I’m paranoid as anyone that knows me is aware of.. so this sort of thing really appeals to me.. The session management of both the downloader and […]

Stop using JPG, start using PNG.

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

In 2002, a company that has the patent on the JPG technology started enforcing their patent. They did so after waiting till JPG had become the industry standard and up till that point had kept quiet about it to make sure the prospect of patent enforcement did not hamper its uptake.. Once JPG reached maximium […]

Google, friend or foe???

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Recently Google have created a new webmail service that looks likely to make both yahoo and MSN hotmail look really lame by comparision. For one thing you get a massive 1 gig of data storage for free, when both yahoo and hotmail charge you around $50 a year to give you just 100mb, (and only […]

The Regex Coach – interactive regular expressions

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

Now this looks like a nice utility! The The Regex Coach will help you see the effect of a proposed regex (Regular Expression) match using a perl compatible engine. I am going to give this a try. What do you use for this purpose? Leave a comment on what you use. I have always struggled […]

Windows Update – critical updates released

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Update at Microsoft once again unless you like living dangerously! Microsoft this week released what has been called a “flurry of critical updates” due to vulnerabilities that could be exploited. You will need to use your Microsoft Internet Explorer to update, even though by now you likely use Firefox as your standard browser if you […]

Deprecated HTML tags and alternatives

Monday, April 12th, 2004

For those seeking to drop the outdated, you may wish to reference our page: HTMLfixIT list of Depreciated Tags; or visit codehelp for their list of Deprecated HTML tags and alternatives.

CSS 101: Cascading Style Sheet Beginner’s Course

Monday, April 12th, 2004

Excellent introductory css course called: CSS 101: Cascading Style Sheet Beginner’s Course. Ever notice that out of the millions of pages on the web you wind up at a handful over and over? This is one worth some time.

some sites just look good

Monday, April 12th, 2004

We sometimes lament the fact that we just don’t seem to have that “magic” that makes a site look good and clean. We often wonder is it an inate talent? Is it something that can be learned? How do you get better at it? This site explains a redesign: Maki. I wonder what I can […]

Funniest thing I’ve seen this week.

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

This was so funny, and so “appropriate” that I had to share it with you guys. Bill gates speaks. Long live Linux !!! :-)

News Added to HTML Fixit

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

Well we’ve gone and done it now! For months, we have been manually adding news to the front page of our site (not to be confused under any stretch of anyone’s imagination with the program FrontPage — that we don’t use … ever). Ironically for months we have likewise (that means Don … while Franki […]

HTML FIX IT User contributed Tutorial.

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

We have added another user contributed tutorial to Using Microsoft Proprietary Tags to Beat the Broken Box Model The author, Chris Najman runs a London-based, accessible web design company called Najman Web. His site can be found at He discussed the box model hack avoidance technique of just using Microsoft’s proprietary tags. We […]

Resize and Rotate Images On-line with this Utility

Wednesday, April 7th, 2004 is a nice little on-line utility you can use to change your images, reduce size, rotate, etc. It seemed to work very well in my tests. It was written by a friend of a prior student of mine, but I resisted any impulse to check out the html coding :-)

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