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  • Safe Typography on the Web - Active Webdezign
    This may display differently and unattractively sometimes completely wrecking a finely tuned page layout There are a small number of fonts that are considered safe to use for web design These are joined by a wider range of related fonts considered to be safe to use under most circumstances Amongst the so called sans serif fonts that is fonts without serifs or feet Helvetica is a popular choice for short paragraphs of text Helvetica has the advantage of being installed by default on Macintosh or Linux computers Arial is an updated version of Helvetica and is used in its place on Windows computers Arial Black and Impact are fonts designed specifically for headings while other popular sans serif fonts include the relatively recent additions Verdana and Tahoma the latter being somewhere between Arial and Verdana in style Times New Roman is the Microsoft replacement for the traditional Times Roman font Times was originally designed for newspaper columns and rules the roost as far as safe serif fonts are concerned Similar comments apply to Courier New which has largely replaced Courier the traditional monospace font used to mimic typewriter output Few however would consider Courier to be an attractive or an appropriate font for a site Rendering as Images One possible solution to the problem of creating specific fonts that look identical regardless of installed fonts and the visitor s browser is to use a graphical image This may be for example a GIF or a JPEG depicting the required text in precisely the size and font required Whilst this is a known quantity in the sense that it will appear almost uniformly on any computer it has a number of inherent limitations Firstly and perhaps most importantly the text it represents is not in a form whereby it can be read or indexed by the search engines This has significant negative implications for search engine optimisation SEO Secondly the management of image based text requires graphics software and its integration with the remainder of the text and other elements on the page can be complex and in some cases unreliable when it comes to layout Perhaps the most extreme example would be an entire page rendered as a graphic or series of graphics beautifully controllable utterly unreadable for the search engines Thirdly and of equal significance is the fact that the use of images compromises accessibility users on low bandwidth connections may have their browsers set not to display images and images do not always scale well when browser zoom functionality is used Images must also have ALT text and Title text defined to ensure the display of text when the image is turned off or whilst the page is loading Ultimately imaging is a last resort option Rendering via sIFR A more recent alternative to imaging is the use of sIFR or Scalable Inman Flash Replacement This is an innovative open source solution which uses a combination of JavaScript CSS and Flash to closely control the way in which

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  • 7 - BetterJPEG Macros and batch processing - Active Webdezign
    to be repeated several times By storing them and having Better JPEG carry them out for you saves time When a macro is run on a batch of image files it is called batch processing For example you run an online gallery You wish to create a set of thumbnails that will fit into a square 100 100 First you need to create the macro Click the edit menu Click Macro Actions Click Edit Macro Actions A dialog box should pop up Click on new A new dialog box should pop up Type in a name for the macro that you will remember Select Resize Resample from the Available Actions Click on the add button Enter the desired maximum width and height Select Save from the Available Actions Click Add to add the Save step This step is to save the image after the resize is made Click OK Click OK again You now have a macro you can reuse again and again Now we need to apply this to the pictures in your gallery Copy all the images you wish to a single directory It is assumed that you know how to do this on Windows Click on browse to directory fig 9 A new dialog should come up Select the directory Click OK The directory and the images within that you copied into will be shown on the left hand side Right click anywhere on box on the left A menu should pop up Click Select All Items All the item should be selected Right click one of the images Click Macro Actions Click Resize 100 This is the macro to resize all image down to within 100 100 A dialog box should pop up Click All Selected Now all images have been resized down to within 100

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  • 6 - BetterJPEG watermark - Active Webdezign
    Mobile First Websites Mobile Portfolio Branding Graphic Design Corporate Identity Branding and Graphic Design Portfolio Next post Get a free Quote a cup of Coffee Previous post 6 BetterJPEG watermark Posted on April 13 2009 by Peter Estimated reading time 0 minutes 15 seconds BetterJPEG watermark With an image open select the text button Make sure the checkbox is ticked If not click it It should then show a tick Enter your text into the textbox Your watermark should show in the lower right hand side of the image Next Macros and Batch Processing Images with BetterJPEG Useful guides Twitter Facebook Google Reddit Digg Email LnddMiles says July 21 2009 at 10 07 pm The best information i have found exactly here Keep going Thank you Reply Jonas Karam says December 29 2009 at 2 25 pm I just love your weblog Very nice post Still you can do many things to improve it Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Categories By the water cooler Design Development eCommerce News Useful guides Popular Posts Free ecommerce template using HTML5 and CSS3 animations Free HTML5 template Form CSS Free download Webdezign

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  • 5 - BetterJPEG cropping images - Active Webdezign
    17 seconds BetterJPEG cropping images With the image open click on the crop button The cursor should change to the crop icon Drag a rectangle of the area you wish to crop to You may adjust the cropping rectangle by dragging the sides and corners Also you may drag the whole cropping area Hit enter Next Watermarking Images with BetterJPEG Useful guides Twitter Facebook Google Reddit Digg Email Leave a

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  • 4 - BetterJPEG resizing images - Active Webdezign
    Posted on April 13 2009 by Peter Estimated reading time 0 minutes 9 seconds BetterJPEG resizing images With the image open click on the resize button A dialog box should appear Enter the maximum height and width into the boxes Click OK Next Cropping Images with BetterJPEG Useful guides Twitter Facebook Google Reddit Digg Email Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are

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  • 3 - BetterJPEG Interface - Active Webdezign
    post 3 BetterJPEG Interface Posted on April 12 2009 by Peter Estimated reading time 0 minutes 7 seconds When you can expect from the BetterJPEG interface We will cover the details of the features later in this tutorial Resizing Images with BetterJPEG Useful guides Twitter Facebook Google Reddit Digg Email Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Categories By the water

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  • Website hosting in London - Active Webdezign
    2009 by Mike Estimated reading time 1 minute 9 seconds The Webdezign policy on hosting in London for our clients websites has always been to achieve the highest standard available in the market Offering safe reliable and up to date hosting co located inside the most up do date facilities With the knowledge of 10 years in the web development business we have seen and tested a vast range of Internet based technology and service providers Webdezign has in the past six months obtained another two of the highest quality website hosting servers to accommodate the ever growing demand on high quality and reliable platforms We are currently in the process of migrating our existing clients over to our new servers This is to ensure they go on receiving a reliable hosting service into the future We also arrange dedicated servers for those clients who have high data transfer needs and require an entire managed server of their own The server facility within the data centre in our UK location incorporates important energy efficient initiatives such as cold aisle containment which results in a saving of up to 30 on energy used for air conditioning and 10 on energy used by servers All servers have mirrored raid array hard drives and along with the off site automated data backups available it ensures there is a safety net should anything go wrong For an overview of our hosting plans please visit the hosting services page News Twitter Facebook Google Reddit Digg Email rinold says April 22 2009 at 2 57 pm Wow very comprehensive you guys The information provided by you is very excellent I got good knowledge from your summery I am really thankful to you for that Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be

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  • Spam spam spam and more spam, where does it come from? - Active Webdezign
    MI school choir Strike Package and Associated Messages tactical Tomahawk weapon control system Service Provisioning and Account Management Scanning Photo Acoustic Microscopy Society for Palmtop Advancement through Meetings San Francisco CA Student Peer Abstinence Movement Montana Shoulder of Pork Ham Hormel canned pork developed in 1937 Solar Powered Area Monitor In today s world of high speed Internet and communications Spam has become the word people shudder to think about It has become the one single factor that makes the worlds greatest ever technological breakthrough a misery Millions of hours wasted shocking content viral infected files and total inconvenience on a global level has given the word Spam a totally new meaning Apart from all the huge inconvenience caused Spam is also the major transporter of virus s which can easily infect and therefore take control of your computer for other cyber crimes such as DDOS attacks whereby companies are targeted by criminals who extort money by threatening to take down there websites with these attacks Websites are bombarded by hits which the hackers can control via infected computers from all around the world causing a bandwidth overflow on the website which eventually will render it unusable These things are kept very quite for obvious reasons since the large companies that rely on regular and often very large revenues are prepared to pay the attackers rather than have there website go down To read more about this and watch the demonstration on how easy these cyber crimes are instigated you can visit the BBC page article HERE What can we do to limit the amount of spam we receive not too much I m afraid Unless you have a huge budget to install very expensive hardware and software programs that can reduce the burden somewhat but even these are soon

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