Is Using Social Bookmarking Sites Worth It?

One of the new styles of web sites in this Web 2.0 era are called social bookmarking sites. Social bookmarking sites give their users a means to store and share web sites they visit that they enjoy. In a typical social bookmarking site, everyone’s bookmarks are made public so that others can continue sharing them or vote for them so that more users will check out the bookmark as well. Some popular examples of bookmarking sites include digg.com, reddit.com and del.icio.us.
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The Importance Of Using Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets, better known as CSS, have become a staple tool in web design. In short, CSS is the way in which web designers separate the presentation or design of a web site from the structure or the markup. By using CSS a web designer can built his web site so that any style or presentation changes he wants to make in the future can all be handled in one place. This consolidation of resources is not only helpful to the web design professional but also to the site visitor as well.
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Django: A Framework For The Python Programming Language

One of the most intriguing web frameworks for the Python programming language is called Django. As in most frameworks, the idea behind Django is to simplify the more boring and obvious programming tasks required when building an interactive or elaborate web sites that are driven by databases.

Developed in 2005 by The World Company, a news organization based in Lawrence, Kansas, Django was used the backbone for several large news sites before it was released to the public. It is frequently compared to another web framework called Ruby on Rails. The comparison is apt as both stress a “Don’t Repeat Yourself” programming philosophy using model-view-controller techniques.
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A Look At Ruby On Rails

Programming frameworks and libraries have become incredibly popular. A good framework can make a programmers life much easier and remove some of the more tedious and difficult tasks associated with building a complex web site. One of the frameworks that have seen a meteoric rise in use recently is called Ruby on Rails.

Before describing Ruby on Rails it is key to understand its foundation: the programming language Ruby. Invented in Japan during the 1990s, Ruby is an objected-oriented programming language that was designed to be used in general programming applications. The emphasis by the language’s original designers was to create something flexible and fun for other programmers to use on their projects. Ruby’s level of popularity was moderate at best until the release of Ruby on Rails by David Heinemeier Hansson in 2004.
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Simple SEO Techniques

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is something many people regard as mysteriously and confusing. There are few resources that clearly define just exactly what SEO is and that’s because the rules and methods seem to change every single day. This makes it very difficult to stay on top of things and keep your sites promoted and up in search engine results. No matter what the rules of the day are there are some things you can do with your web design that will help you in search engines regardless.

The first thing you want to do to ensure at least basic search engine optimization for your web site is to make sure you’re using clean HTML markup. You want to make sure your site is as easy for the search engines to crawl and index and cluttered markup will severely lessen those changes. The best way to get clean markup is to validate your HTML every time you make a change to make sure it is error free and always separate your design styles with Cascading Style Sheets.

One thing many web designers seem to forget is the important of a page’s title. This is set using the tag at the top of your HTML. The standard method for good search engine optimization is to make sure whatever keywords you wish to rank well for in search engines appears right away in your page’s title. Many web designers unfamiliar with SEO put their site’s name front and center in their <title> and leave it at that. That is a big mistake that is easy to correct.</p> <p>Finally, using the < meta> tags is another easy way to help with your search engine optimization. The value of these in the eyes of the SEO community seems to rise and fall with the sun but everyone generally agrees they are worth the effort. There are two main types of Meta tags: description and keywords. They are both pretty self-explanatory but an interesting function of the Description tag is that it is what will appear directly under your link in search engines. This is a great way to control what search engine users first see when they are presented with a link to your site.</p> <p>Writing clean HTML and using the proper tags are easy steps to take to make your site at search engine optimized. There are dozens of other techniques that are more elaborate but this basic set should get you well on your way to ranking well in search engines.</p> </div> <div class="post_panel"> <div class="post_panel_left"> <span class="comm"><a href="../resources/simple-seo-techniques/#respond" title="Comment on Simple SEO Techniques">(0) Comments</a></span> </div> <div class="post_panel_right"> <a class="read" href="../resources/simple-seo-techniques/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Simple SEO Techniques">Read More</a> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post" id="post-13"> <div class="post_content"> <h2><a href="../resources/understanding-browser-safe-colors/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to Understanding Browser Safe Colors">Understanding Browser Safe Colors</a></h2> <div class="entry"> <p>In the world of printing, there are endless arrays and shades of colors available to graphic designers. Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to many in web design, that is not truly the case when it comes to the web. While all of the colors of the rainbow can be used in a web design there are no guarantees that those colors will appear as the web designer wished if the colors aren’t considered to be a part of what are known as “browser safe colors.”</p> <p>The browser safe colors have been known by a variety of different names over the years but some of the more popular are the color cube, the 6×6x6 cube or even the Netscape palette (which should give you an idea of how old this concept really is). The 216 colors that make of the color cube were established during a time when many computers on the web could only handle 8-bit color displays. This limited the palette to only 256 different colors, which is why the list of browser safe colors was established to insure backwards compatibility with older displays.</p> <p>Browser safe colors are sometimes referred to as the 6×6x6 cube because the 216 colors that are considered safe are made up of 6 different shades of red, green and blue. There’s some mildly intense mathematics behind all of this that only a computer scientist could probably love. For anyone familiar with RGB or Hexadecimal settings in relation to color selection you will notice that all of the colors called browser safe contain combinations of 0, 51, 102, 153, 204 or 255 in RGB and 00, 33, 66, 99, cc or FF in Hexadecimal.</p> <p>As time moves on, the important of browser safe colors becomes less and less significant in the grand scheme of things. In more modern times, it is very difficult to run across many displays that don’t have support for more than 256 colors. The only possible exception to that rule would be some brands of handheld and mobile devices but even that is changing rapidly.</p> <p>It is still important to make your web design efforts as accessible as possible to as many people and devices as you can. Using colors that are considered browser safe is simply one way to help make that possible. It is at the web designer’s discretion if he wants to limit himself to the 216 colors defined as safe by Netscape years ago. If not for the concerns over accessibility, at least as an interesting exercise or challenge in web design. 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If you hire a web hosting company your website would be uploaded using shared web hosting. No matter how reliable the services of the web host company may be and how stable their servers are, your website would not be 100% stable and reliable. On the contrary, if you have your own dedicated server you can host and maintain your website by yourself and ensure its complete security. 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It’s surprising to see that although the decision is so crucial but still many online businesses often overlook this or don’t even take it into consideration. In web hosting the operating system used also pays a very significant role on web servers. 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