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Goodies to Go! Newsletter #394

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June 20, 2006 — Newsletter # 394

 

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*   Goodies Thoughts – Oh, For a Quiet Life!
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Oh, For a Quiet Life!

 

f I step out of my back door I am greeted with the sounds of birds singing
in the woods behind my house.  During the day, that is; at night I am
provided the songs of cicadas, crickets, and frogs interspersed with the
occasional owl’s hoot and the chatter of a variety of other night life. 
Listening to these sounds I notice how harmonious they all are.  They
belong together and they sound good.  They inspire music.

 

A car will pull up next to mine at a traffic light, however, with some
sound playing at an ear damaging level (probably mine, as well as their own!)
and rattle my car windows with a deep bass boom.  It hurts me and I have no
idea how much it must be hurting the occupants of the car itself.  This
unwanted intrusion is disharmonious and belongs elsewhere, such as in a canoe in
the middle of the Atlantic.  Not matter what genre of music it may be, it
does not sound good by the time it reaches me.  Neither is music what it
inspires!

 

As I ponder these two situations, I give consideration to websites that
include sound.  I am quite frequently asked for advice on how to include
sound in a web site, and there are two types of answer that I can provide. 
The first is the technical.  “Visit https://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutors/embed.html
and read the tutorial on embedding a sound that you’ll find there,” I’ll say,
and then I’ll give them my other answer, which I call my sound advice.

 

Sound on a website can be as pleasing to your visitor as the car I
described in the second paragraph above is to me.  A short while ago, I was
on my phone and on my computer at the same time.  This is a frequent thing
for me.  I find my speakerphone particularly useful on such
occasions.  Unfortunately, as I was politely listening to the person at the
other end of the phone line, I clicked on a link that took me to a site with
embedded sound.  My computer chirped up with this bright and jolly and LOUD
music and drowned out my phone.  The phone, of course, duly carried the
sound to the other person, who immediately started to wonder why I would prefer
listening to this cartoon style music rather than the gems of information they
had to impart.  Most embarrassing!  Needless to say I memorized the
site address and added it to my list of “never visit” sites.  If the site’s
author is trying to entice people to visit, their strategy isn’t working!

 

My sound advice puts web page sounds on a scale that I call my “vowel sound
scale”.  Here it is:

 

Ahhh! There’s no sound on the page.
Eh? There’s sound that I’m
invited to turn on.
EEEEE! There’s sound that I’m invited to turn
off.
Ohh! There’s sound only when expected, like in a movie or
presentation.
Ugh! There’s sound and no way to stop it except to move
off the site.

 

The State in which I live passed a law that says that car driver is in
violation if the sounds they’re listening to can be heard fifty feet away from
the car (in a residential area – it’s a hundred feet in the countryside or in an
industrial zone.)  There’s no such law on the internet and there never will
be.  There are, however, the laws of usability.  One of the top
usability laws says that the closer you are to the top of my Vowel Sound Scale,
the better off you are!



Thanks for reading!


– Vince Barnes


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Q. How can I force a user to submit a form by clicking the “Submit” button
only and not by using the “Enter” key?

 

A. This script had the desired effect, but not in all browsers. It worked
in Netscape 7 and IE 6, not in Opera 6 and Netscape 4.
<.script
language=”JavaScript”>
<.!– ;
function showAlert()
{
alert(“don’t do that”);
return false
}
// end hide
–>
<./script>
<.form action=”http://yourcgiscript” method=”post”
onKeyPress=”showAlert()”>
<.input type=”submit” value=”default
value”>
<./form>
 


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Q. I’m making a website with a “fixed” background.  I can’t figure out
how to make the picture fit the browser perfectly on everybody’s system. 
Is there a code I can place inside my document to alter the fixed background to
fit the browser?  My site content will go into a smaller screen/box within
the background so there is no need for scrollers on my outside browser and my
background image doesn’t need to be tiled because it basically is my site.

 

A. You can use Cascading Style Sheets to fix a background image. The code
would have to be edited for your particular situation and image but here is the
code:
<.style type=”text/css”>
body {
background-image:
url(“/images/your_image_name.gif”);
background-repeat:
no-repeat;
background-attachment: fixed
}
<./style>


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Q. Is it possible to change the link color with the onMouseOver
command?

 

A. Yes it is.  I have done it using JavaScript (there is also a way
using CSS).  Here is my JavaScript
version:
<.html>
<.head>
<.title>Change Link
Color<./title>
    <.style
type=”text/css”>
      /* Set colors for IE5.0+
and Netscape 6.0 */
     .textRed
{color:red}
     .textBlue
{color:blue}
     .textLgreen
{color:lightgreen}
     /* Set colors for Netscape 4.0+
*/
     A.normal{color:blue}
    
A.over{color:red}
    
A.overb{color:lightgreen}
     /* No underline on link
for all browsers */
    
A{text-decoration:none}
   
<./style>
     <.SCRIPT
LANGUAGE=”JavaScript”>
       /* This script
was written by Jim Young of www.requestcode.com and has been tested in
Internet Explorer 5.0+, Netscape 4.0+ and Netscape 6.0.  I use the
statement (this.className) to  change the class for the links in NS6 and
IE5.0+ .  The scripts below are strictly for NS4.0+ . Add links below that
are in the same order as your links in the body section.  the format for
the array is:
          
page to link to, the link name(what is displayed on your page), div id,
class(color) for the mouseover, and class(color) for the mouseout.
Make sure
you separate them by a comma (,).
    
*/
    var links = new
Array()
          links[0]=”http://www.wsabstract.com,Website
Abstraction,divLink0,over,normal”
         
links[1] =”http://www.requestcode.com,Requestcode,divLink1,overb,normal
   
//  Unless you absolutely have to DO NOT change the functions
below.
    function
change(linknum)
         
{
          
if(document.layers)  // Check for
NS4.0+
            
{

             
linkval=links[linknum].split(“,”) // split out the
values
             
linkpage=linkval[0]
             
linkname=linkval[1]
             
linkdiv=linkval[2]
             
linkclass=linkval[3]
             
var linkd=”<.A HREF=”+linkpage+” CLASS=”+linkclass+”
onMouseOut=changeb(“”+linknum+””)>”+linkname+”<./A>”
             
var
docwrta=”document.”+linkdiv+”.document.write(‘”+linkd+”‘)”
             
eval(docwrta)
             
eval(‘document.’+linkdiv+’.document.close()’)
            
}
          }
  
function changeb(linknum)
       
{
        
if(document.layers)
          
{
           
linkval=links[linknum].split(“,”)
           
linkpage=linkval[0]
           
linkname=linkval[1]
           
linkdiv=linkval[2]
           
linkclass=linkval[4]
           
var linkd=”<.A HREF=”+linkpage+” CLASS=”+linkclass+”

onMouseOver=change(“”+linknum+””)
onMouseOut=changeb(“”+linknum+””)
>”+linkname+”<./A>”
           
var
docwrta=”document.”+linkdiv+”.document.write(‘”+linkd+”‘)”
           
eval(docwrta)
           
eval(‘document.’+linkdiv+’.document.close()’)
          
}
        }
    
<./SCRIPT>
<./head>
<.body>
 
<.SCRIPT>
      /* If you add more links here
make sure you update the links array with the same url and other required
information.  Make sure they are entered in the array in the same order as
they appear on your page. Also remember to change the value being passed on the
mouseover and mouseout to the functions to match the entry in the array. 
Make sure you use different names for each div.  In the mouseover for IE
and NS6 you can change the class name specified by the statement this.className
to a color you have setup in the styles area in your head section above. 
You should leave the class(color) for the mouseout the same as when your link is
displayed when the page is first loaded.  I currently have them set to blue
which is the class normal.
     */
 
<./SCRIPT>
<.CENTER>
<.H1>Link Effect
Example<./H1>
Run your mouse over the links to see them change color
<./CENTER> <.div id=”divLink0″ style=”left:15; position:absolute;
top:90; visibility:visible”>
 <.a href=”http://www.wsabstract.com
onMouseOver=”change (‘0’);this.className=’textRed'” class=”normal”
onMouseOut=”changeb (‘0’);this.className=’textBlue'”>Website
Abstraction<./a> <./div> <.div id=”divLink1″ style=”left:15;
position:absolute; top:120;
visibility:visible”>
 <.a href=”http://www.requestcode.com
onMouseOver=”change (‘1’);this.className=’textLgreen'” class=”normal”
onMouseOut=”changeb
(‘1’);this.className=’textBlue'”>Requestcode<./a>
<./div>
<./body>
<./html>



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(Ryan, who sent in this question, shared with us his work and so I have
included it in its entirety — entirely untested!  Our Mentor’s answer
follows.  This is quite an interesting piece of work and I’m sure that many
of you will be able to make great things out of it. — Thanks, Ryan! —
Ed.)
    
Q. I’ve created a drop-down menu on a
geocities site using JavaScript.
The code for the menu is within a frame
that we would like to keep in place. I was wondering if there is anyway to allow
the drop-down to
transcend frames because as it exsists now the drop-downs
cannot be fully displayed. Thanks in advance for your help and time. The code

for the drop-down is as follows:
<.center><.script
language=”JavaScript” type=”text/JavaScript”> var
isDHTML = 0; var isID =
0;
var isAll = 0;
var isLayers = 0;
<.!–//
function leapto(form)
{
var
planlist=form.destination.selectedIndex;
parent.main.location.href=(form.destination.options[planlist].value);
planlist
= 0;
// reset pulldown menu;
}
//–>
if (document.getElementById)
{isID = 1; isDHTML = 1;}
else {
if (document.all) {isAll = 1; isDHTML =
1;}
else {
browserVersion = parseInt(navigator.appVersion);
if
((navigator.appName.indexOf(‘Netscape’) != -1) && (browserVersion

==
4)) {isLayers = 1; isDHTML = 1;}
}}
function
findDOM(objectID,withStyle) {
if (withStyle == 1) {
 if (isID) {
return (document.getElementById(objectID).style) ; }
 else
{
  if (isAll) { return (document.all[objectID].style);
}
 else {
  if (isLayers) { return
(document.layers[objectID]); }
 };}
}
else {
 if (isID) {
return (document.getElementById(objectID)) ; }
 else {
  if
(isAll) { return (document.all[objectID]); }
 else {
  if
(isLayers) { return (document.layers[objectID]); }
 };}
}
}
var
menuTop = 45;
var menuLeft = 400;
var domSMenu = null;
var oldDomSMenu
= null;
var t = 0;
var lDelay = 3;
var lCount = 0;
var pause =
400;
function popMenu(menuNum){
if (isDHTML) {
//// Sets the previous
menus visibility to hidden
 t = 2;
 if (oldDomSMenu)
{
  oldDomSMenu.visibility =
‘hidden’;
  oldDomSMenu.zIndex = ‘0’;
  t =
2;
  lCount = 0;
 }
///// Defines the DOMs of the
menu objects
 var idMenu = ‘menuHead’;
 var domMenu =
findDOM(idMenu,0);
 var idMenuOpt = ‘menuHead’ + menuNum;
 var
domMenuOpt = findDOM(idMenuOpt,0);
 var idSMenu = ‘menu’ +
menuNum;
 var domSMenu = findDOM(idSMenu,1);
///// Defines the
positions of the sub-menus
if (isID || isAll) {
  var menuLeft =
(domMenu.offsetLeft) + (domMenuOpt.offsetLeft) – 6;
  var menuTop =
(domMenu.offsetTop) + (domMenu.offsetHeight) – 1;
 }
 if
(isLayers) {
  var menuLeft =
document.layers[idMenu].layers[idMenuOpt].pageX – 5;
  var menuTop
= domMenu.pageY + domMenu.clip.height – 5;
 }
///// Positions and
shows the menu
 if (oldDomSMenu != domSMenu)
{
  domSMenu.left = menuLeft;
  domSMenu.top =
menuTop;
  domSMenu.visibility =
‘visible’;
  domSMenu.zIndex = ‘100’;
  oldDomSMenu =
domSMenu;
 }
///// Resets oldDom if it is the same as the current
DOM
 else { oldDomSMenu = null; }
 }
////// Returns a ‘null’
value for non-DHTML Browsers
 else { return null; }
}
function
delayHide() {
///// Checks to see if there is a menu showing and whether
///// the
global variable ‘t’ has been set to 0
    if
((oldDomSMenu) && (t == 0)) {
///// Hides the old menu, resets menu
conditions,
///// and stops the function
running
        oldDomSMenu.visibility =
‘hidden’;
        oldDomSMenu.zIndex =
‘0’;
        oldDomSMenu =
null;
        lCount =
0;
        return
false;
    }
///// Interupts the function if another menu
is opened
    if (t == 2) { lCount = 0; return false;
}
///// Repeats the function adding 1 to lCount each time until /////

lCount is equal to lDelay and then sets ‘t’ to 0 so that ///// the
menu
will hide when it runs again
    if (t == 1)
{
        lCount = lCount +
1;
        if (lDelay <.= lCount) { t =
0; }
        if (lDelay >= lCount) {
setTimeout(‘delayHide(‘ + t +
‘)’,pause); }
   
}
}
<./script>
<.br>
<.div id=”menuHead”
class=”menuStyleTop” style=”position: relative;”>
 <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<.a  id=”menuHead1″
class=”menuLink” href=”” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide(); return true”
onMouseOver=”popMenu(1); return
true”>News<./a> <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<.a  id=”menuHead2″
class=”menuLink” href=”” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide(); return true”
onMouseOver=”popMenu(2); return true”>Who We
Are<./a> <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<.a  id=”menuHead3″
class=”menuLink” href=”” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide(); return true”
onMouseOver=”popMenu(3); return
true”>Media<./a> <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<.a  id=”menuHead4″
class=”menuLink” href=”” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide(); return true”
onMouseOver=”popMenu(4); return
true”>Events<./a> <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<.a  id=”menuHead5″
class=”menuLink” href=”” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide(); return true”
onMouseOver=”popMenu(5); return
true”>Links<./a> <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<.a  id=”menuHead6″
class=”menuLink” href=”” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide(); return true”
onMouseOver=”popMenu(6); return
true”>Email<./a> <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<.a  id=”menuHead7″
class=”menuLink” href=”” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide(); return true”
onMouseOver=”popMenu(7); return
true”>Guestbook<./a> <.span
class=”spacer”> | <./span>
<./div>
<.div id=”menu1″
class=”menuStyle”>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”news.html” 
target=”unter”>Current<./a> <.a class=”menuLink”
onMouseOut=”t =
1; delayHide();  return true” onMouseOver=”t = 2;
return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”mayjunearchives.html” 
target=”unter”>May-June Archives<./a> <.a
class=”menuLink”
onMouseOut=”t = 1; delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2;
return true”  onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”

href=”maraprarchives.html”  target=”unter”>March-April
Archives<./a>
<./div> <.div id=”menu2″
class=”menuStyle”>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”about.html” 
target=”unter”>Bio<./a>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”about.html” 
target=”unter”>Gear<./a>
<./div>
<.div id=”menu3″
class=”menuStyle”>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”sightsandsounds.html” 
target=”unter”>Pictures<./a>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t =
1; delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”sightsandsounds.html” 
target=”unter”>MP3’s<./a>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”sightsandsounds.html” 
target=”unter”>Etc.<./a>
<./div>
<.div id=”menu4″
class=”menuStyle”>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”events.html” 
target=”unter”>Upcoming<./a>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t =
1; delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”events.html” 
target=”unter”>Past<./a>
<./div>
<.div id=”menu5″
class=”menuStyle”>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”http://www.geocities.com/kevin_ikari15/index.htm
target=_new>Street
Team<./a>
<.a class=”menuLink”
onMouseOut=”t = 1; delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return
true”  onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”links.html” 
target=”unter”>Other Bands<./a>
<.a class=”menuLink”
onMouseOut=”t = 1; delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return
true”  onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”links.html” 
target=”unter”>Sweet Labels<./a>
<.a class=”menuLink”
onMouseOut=”t = 1; delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return
true”  onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”links.html” 
target=”unter”>Venues<./a>
<./div>
<.div id=”menu6″
class=”menuStyle”>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”mailto:drumboy011@yahoo.com”>Andrew<./a>
<.a
class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1; delayHide();  return
true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true”  onClick=”t = 0;
delayHide();”
href=”mailto:remmiws42@hotmail.com”>Eric<./a>
<.a
class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1; delayHide();  return
true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true”  onClick=”t = 0;
delayHide();”
href=”mailto:leonheart08@hotmail.com”>Evan<./a>
<./div>
<.div
id=”menu7″ class=”menuStyle”>
<.a class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1;
delayHide();  return true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true” 
onClick=”t = 0; delayHide();”
href=”http://geocities.yahoo.com/gb/sign?member=nopointsscored
target=_new>Sign<./a>
<.a
class=”menuLink” onMouseOut=”t = 1; delayHide();  return
true”
onMouseOver=”t = 2; return true”  onClick=”t = 0;
delayHide();”
href=”http://geocities.yahoo.com/gb/view?member=nopointsscored
target=_new>View<./a>
<./div>
<.style>
body
{ margin: 0px; }
 #menuHead   {
background-color:
#000000;
top: 5px;
left: 0px;
z-index: 50;
margin-top:
5px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
font-family: Verdana;
font-size:
8pxpt;
font-weight: normal;
color: #FFFFFF;
width: 100%;
height:
22px;
border-top-style: solid;
border-bottom-style:
solid;
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #000000;
padding-left:
5px;
}
#menu1,#menu2,#menu3,#menu4,#menu5,#menu6,#menu7
{
position:
absolute;
z-index: 100;
visibility: hidden;
width:
150px;
}
.menuStyle {
 font-family: Verdana;
 font-size:
8pxpt;
 font-weight: bold;
 border: 1px solid
#000000;
 color: #FFFFFF;
 background-color:
#000000;
 width:160px;
 text-align: left;
}
.menuStyle a
{
 font-family: Verdana;
 font-size:
8pxpt;
 font-weight: normal;
 color:
#FFFFFF;
 background-color: #000000;
 display:
block;
 margin: 0;
 padding: 3px;
 padding-left:
8px;
}
.menuStyle a:link    { color: #FFFFFF;
background-color: transparent;
 width: 150px; }
.menuStyle a:visited
{ color: #FFFFFF; background-color: transparent;
 width: 150px;
}
.menuStyle a:hover   { color: #990033; background-color: #FFFFFF;
width:
 150px;}
#menuHead a:link    { color: #FFFFFF;
background-color: transparent; }
#menuHead a:visited { color: #FFFFFF;
background-color: transparent; }
#menuHead a:hover   { color:
#990033; background-color: transparent; }
.spacer
{
color:
#000000;
background: transparent;
padding-left: 2px;
padding-right:
2px;
}
<./style>
 
A. If I understand you correctly you
want to have the dropdown display across frames.  That cannot happen
because the code for the dropdown is actually in a separate window so to speak
and will reside in that window within the main window which holds the separate
frames.  You will have to make the frame that holds the menu larger to
display the whole menu or go without frames and use a server side language such
as Perl or PHP to include the code in each document.



 

Discussion Goodies
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Have you seen the discussion forums on the HTML Goodies website?  It’s
a great place to get help from others who, just like you, are developing web
pages.  Many different topics appear in the forum, and a new one will
appear if you create it!  Here’s a sample of recent topics:

 


 

How to Implement User name, Passwords check using java script:
http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=110130

 


 


 



News Goodies
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Will Windows Live Messenger Kill Skype?
[June 20, 2006] Or is it simply
a VoIP ‘me, too’? 
Read the article:
http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3614766

 


Sun Solaris Embraces PostgreSQL
[June 20, 2006] How many Oracle on
Sun customers will move now that PostgreSQL is fully supported on
Solaris?
Read the article:
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3614606

 


IBM Has World’s Coolest Chip
[June 20, 2006] Cryogenic research
project yields 500GHz processor.
Read the article:
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3614586

 


Opera 9 Browser Provides a Little Drama
[June 20, 2006] BitTorrent
and widgets lead feature list of updated browser.
Read the article:
http://www.internetnews.com/xSP/article.php/3614801

 


Getting a Handle on Data
[June 20, 2006] Storage vendors are using
the occasion of this week’s Storage World Conference to showcase their wares
aimed at helping users gain control of far-flung data. 
Read the
article:
http://www.internetnews.com/storage/article.php/3614791

 


Searching For The Wisdom of The Crowd
[June 20, 2006] Can years
spent trying to be all things to all people finally help Yahoo do one thing
well?
Read the article:
http://www.internetnews.com/xSP/article.php/3614451

 


Dems Rip Net Neutrality Compromise
[June 20, 2006] New Senate effort
to appease critics draws harsh words as key vote nears.
Read the
article:
http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3614611

 


AT&T Expands IPTV With Satellite
[June 20, 2006] AT&T and
EchoStar may be competing down the road, but for the time being both see cable
as their mutual foe.
Read the article:
http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3614546

 


McAfee Begins Falcon Test Flights
[June 20, 2006] McAfee first out
of the gate with an online, complete PC protection service. 
Read the
article:
http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3614666

 


Verizon Sues to Shut Down Vonage
[June 19, 2006] Verizon is asking a
district court to order VoIP provider Vonage to stop serving its customers.

Read the article:
http://www.internetnews.com/wireless/article.php/3614516



 
 
 
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Windows Tech Goodie of the Week 

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Automating Control Validation and ToolTips in Visual Studio 2005

 

Visual Studio 2005 Windows Forms has some new extended provider components
that allow ToolTips and validation error messages to be assigned to individual
controls, but the process requires a fair amount of developer time in large
projects. A better way is to automate the process to make the ToolTips and
validation rules table driven so that non-developers can make changes easily and
extend the Binding Source component to attach them to a form.

 


 


*** AND ***

 


Creating a Step-by-Step User Interface with the ASP.NET 2.0 Wizard
Control: The Basics

 

This article, by Scott Mitchell, examines how to use the ASP.NET 2.0 Wizard
control to create a user interface for breaking down a single-screen process
into a series of discrete tasks.

 


 


*** AND ***

 


Photo Gallery Sample Code

 

I recently got a call from a friend who was trying to put some pictures up
on a new web site he was building. Before he started anything, he naturally
checked ASP 101 for some code first. He told me that he was surprised when he
couldn’t find anything that worked for him on the site. We obviously couldn’t
let that situation persist so…

 




 

And Remember This …
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On this day in…

 

1632 Britain granted right to the Chesapeake Bay area to the 2nd Lord
Baltimore; 1782 the US congress approved the Great Seal of the United States and
the baled eagle as its emblem; 1793 Eli Whitney applied for the patent for the
cotton gin; 1837 at 18 years of age, Queen Victoria ascended the British throne;
1863 The National Bank of Davenport, Iowa, became the first bank to be chartered
in the US; 1867 US President Andrew Johnson announced the purchase of Alaska;
1893 Lizzie Borden was found innocent of charges of axing her parents to death
in Massachusetts; 1911 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored
People (NAACP) was incorporated in New York; 1944 the US Congress chartered the
Central Intelligence Agency; 1963 the US and the USSR agreed to set up the “Hot
Line”; 1977 the first oil entered the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, to arrive 38 days
later at Valdez; 1990 Nelson Mandela arrived in New York to begin his tour of
the US;


Born today were: in 1909 actor Errol Flynn; 1911 actress Gail Patrick; 1919
English actor Bruce Gordon; 1920 actor & trekker DeForest Kelley; 1924 actor
Audie Murphy; 1924 musician Chet Atkins; 1928 actor Martin Landau; 1931 actress
Olympia Dukakis; 1933 actor Danny Aiello; 1942 musician Brian Wilson; 1947
actress Candy Clark; 1950 musician Lionel Ritchie; 1952 actor John Goodman; 1953
musician Cyndi Lauper; 1955 musician Michael Anthony; 1967 musician Joseph
Cathcart;



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