Category: computers / internet

Google Voice

The reason to use Google Voice is that it lets you use your existing phones. So you can use your home phone, but the person on the other end only every sees your Google Voice number. Google Voice is a free virtual telephone number. It’s not a physical phone. Calls to your Google Voice number […]

Getting Started With SEO

The following is a list of a few helpful resources to get started with understanding and implementing SEO (Search Engine Optimization). SEO is the process of getting your site into good shape so that search engines can find your content, index it, and then serve it up to people who are searching for it. The […]

Free RAW Editor: Raw Therapee

Raw Therapee (THe Experimental RAw Photo Editor) is a treasure for digital photographers who shoot in RAW. It supports many RAW files types from the most popular Digital SLRs, details on supported cameras can be found on their site. Raw Therapee opens and edits RAW files. Just point it to a directory of RAW files […]

Safari on Windows?

I need to have a Mac if for nothing else so I can test and debug the web sites I create. Every browser has its quirks and some of the sites I work on have a higher then average Safari user base. That’s one reason I bought the MacBook last year, even though I primarily […]

Portable WordPress

OK, so now you have XAMPP on your flash drive and you’re showing it off to all your friends. One of them (the wise-guy) will ask, “uhhhh… so, what’s that good for?” DOH! Well, here is an idea to avoid this moment of embarrassment and shame, “Well.” you say, “I use it as a development […]

XAMPP: The Easy and Simple Web Server

Are you an HTML and CSS jokey like me who needs to occasionally dabble in the magical art of PHP, or some other, server side environment? Are you deathly afraid of and confused by this stuff. Me too. But I found XAMPP a couple of years ago and it is a simple and easy web […]

Newsletter #4

Oops, looks like I missed an issue or two. No worries, I will refund all subscriptions fees for the past two months. I was too fat and bloated from the holidays to reach my keyboard, but I am back now. This installment is designed to make you paranoid as I am discussing, once again, Scammers […]

The Return of the Peek-A-Boo

I thought the Internet Explorer 7 had fixed the peek-a-boo bug, but I was wrong, it is still there. I came across this while creating a new site with a floated element. My jaw nearly fell off when I launched the new site in IE7 and saw the floated element disappear. The text in the […]

Newsletter #3

In This Issue Main Feature: Data Backup The Google: Google Docs Client Spotlight: DR. David Kruger: MentorPath.com Recommended Site: Techdirt.com FreeWare: FileZilla & YouSendIt.com Web Tech Revealed: What is Flash Anyway? Welcome the third installment of the JFDS Newsletter. If you get tired of it, just let me know and I will remove your email […]

Newsletter #2

In This Issue: Main Feature: Blogs The Google: Gmail and Google Calendar Recommended Site: DownloadSquad.com FreeWare: Open Office Web Tech Revealed: What is HTML Anyway? What is SEO Anyway? Hello again, here is the new JFDS Newsletter. The newsletter is now regularly scheduled for the 12th (or sometimes the 13th) of each month. If you […]

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