Patembe - Website and Blog Development

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Why Validate Your Website

Validation is the process of ensuring that the pages on the website conform to W3C standards. It is important to validate your website to ensure that your web pages can be processed in the same way by search engines, browsers and users. There are many standards which can be grouped into two main categories:

Published: 2011-09-29 14:24

Optimising Your Website Load Speed

While more websites incorporate the latest trends in media add ons and web 2.0 graphical effects, finding the right methods to speed up a website become more and more important. Not only will these tips reduce web site size and load times, you will be also be keeping your bandwidth down making you’re web site more environmentally friendly!

Published: 2011-09-29 14:23

Virtual Router Turns Windows 7 Into Wifi Hotspot

Connectify was the first downloadable application that used the virtual Wifi capabilities of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system to turn the computer system into a Wifi hotspot. The developers  offered the program as a beta version that could be freely downloaded. Their intention on the other hand was to sell the software program once they managed to compile a retail version of the virtual Wifi software.

Published: 2011-09-29 14:21

Ten Fingers Typing

Whether you’re a student, secretary, office administrator, manager, computer programmer, or engineer; whether you use a PC, laptop, or typewriter – typing is an invaluable skill. It’s a skill that can open doors and enhance your career opportunities. In this high-tech world of computer-generated communications, anyone who can’t type runs the risk of being exclude from many business transactions.

Published: 2011-09-29 14:20

How To Restrict Safari & Chrome To Resize The Textarea

As we know, most web surfers are aware that as of Safari 3, the Webkit engine (which also powers Google Chrome) introduced a new feature: the user-resizable textarea. This feature was very welcome to those who are familiar with accessibility and web usability. Allowing a user to resize the textarea instead of simply relying on the scrollbars is just all-around good UI design.

Published: 2011-09-29 14:13

Deletist, Bulk Delete Folders And Files

Deletist is a lightweight portable software for Windows that can be used to delete folders and files in bulk. The program supports two operation modes. The user can add folders and files by pasting their paths into the program interface, or by loading a text file that contains the full path of the directories or files that need to be deleted.

Published: 2011-09-29 14:11

Securing Our Sites Directories

If we store files or images in a folder called "images", and people enter as a URL, they will see a list of all the files we have in that directory. A quick way to solve this is to create an empty index.html or index.php file and upload it to the directory. This will load an empty page instead of showing a content list.

Published: 2011-09-29 14:00