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October 2012

Top Best Useful Infographics about HTML 5

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Everything in this Internet world is fundamentally based on web pages. Web pages are like the bricks that constitute the vast world of Internet we see and use often. Now, web pages can be active or static. Regardless of the type of web pages, it is absolutely granted that HTML is used in extensive manner to format and design the pages. Hypertext Markup Language is what HTML stands for and this language and its derivatives are mainly responsible for the decorating part of any web page. HTML 5 is one of those derivatives of HTML and HTML 5 is used more often these days as it comes with a variety of facilities.

We will now delve into those facilities by pondering over the best infographic about HTML 5.

HTML 5: Past, Present and Future

This infographic can be found on internet. It mainly depicts the development timeline of HTML 5. The past is the origin of HTML itself and it goes back to 1991 when HTML was officially documented and released. Then through the development of CSS and enhancements of HTML with versions like HTML3 and HTML4, the path of development of HTML 5 was paved. 2009 was the year when HTML 5 was released with its official documentation. The future of HTML 5 is almost certain to be bright. Browsers like Firefox and Chrome already fully support all the extensions of HTML 5 and it is only likely that all other browsers will follow suit. Newer versions of Internet Explorer are supposed to have built-in support mechanisms for HTML 5.

Why is HTML 5 Developers’ and Designers’ First Choice?

This infographic mainly concentrates on the need of HTML 5 and its advantages. The hitch of HTML 5 was that most browsers had not been supporting all the features of it. But as time goes by, all the browsers are starting to support them. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are leaders in that aspect. A survey of modern day applications has estimated that by 2015 80% of all mobile applications will be using HTML 5 for their designing part. Various platforms including Windows OS, Android, Mac OS X and others are already providing built-in support functionalities for HTML 5. Also in comparison with its rival development frameworks like Silverlight, Flash, HTML 5 is comparatively cheap and more adaptable. As HTML 5 is non-native and open source, most developers and designers prefer this.

Some important and wonderful features of HTML 5

A primary feature for HTML 5 is that it incorporates platform independency. An application, built on and with HTML 5, can be run or executed on any smartphones or devices. HTML 5 actually accelerates the AJAX revolution. It is more suitable with Javascript and Jquery. It provides simple tags for audio, video and animations. The example for this could be that most YouTube videos can be played via HTML 5 player. HTML 5 provides section and article tags that can make an easy-to-build blog template. Canvas tag enables rendering of dynamic images on the fly. This is immensely important for web-based games and drawing applications.

Like any other development, HTML 5 has its disadvantages too. Those mainly include the non-support functionalities of most browsers. But this is evident from the opinions of developers, designers and users that HTML 5 is definitely the way to go now.

 

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Web Developer

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Top 5 Reasons to become a Web Developer

1. Average salary: $82,000+*

You’ll be rewarded handsomely for your awesome developer skills.

2. If you’ve ever dreamt of living in cities like San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta or Philadelphia web developers are in high demand in these major hubs and well — nationwide!**

3. Have an idea? Just build it. It’s that simple.***
Think Instagram, Facebook, DrawSomething, or Udemy 🙂

4. You create the future. Think about the impact technology has on YOUR life. You can be a part of creating life-changing products and online services.****

5. Let your right and left brain unite. Web development requires high levels of creativity and structured thinking. You’ll finally get those unused synapses firing.*****

Summary: Get paid to build awesome products! Turn your pipedream into a reality by learning how to code it yourself.

Splash-on-Cold-Water Comments by Rafi

*= After a high amount of experience and demonstrated ability to manage web projects and people. Lots of stress and overtime hours, too.

**=These jobs are in demand if the desired web scripts cannot be found in India or Sri Lanka.

***= Just build it, but find a way to earn funding while building it. Sophisticated web programs can take an enormous amount of hours to complete, and if you’re doing it yourself with no one to support you (i.e. not living at home), it can be difficult. Also, you need to find people to buy into your “awesome idea.”

****= High levels of creativity, unless you’re being managed by someone who wants a program done in a specific manner. Also, most people are either very strong right-brain or left-brain, but rarely both.

Interested in learning more? Here’s how coding languages stack up when pitted against each other.

Some courses you may be interested in: 

Become a web developer from scratch

Learn Python the Hard Way

Become a Certified Web Developer

Learn Ruby in Ten Easy Steps

Infographic: Engineering the Internet

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This is an infographic on how the Internet works (Thanks to http://open-site.org/):

Engineering The Internet

Why You Shouldn’t Run Facebook Contests

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From http://www.Facebook.com/UnMarketing Both target issues and TOS should make you think twice about running Facebook contests.

IMHO this is brilliant.

Gotta give this guy a backlink: www.UnMarketing.com

Lifesaver: How to modify a URL to get a Google cached version of page?

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Recently somebody wrote a frantic email complaining that her website was hacked with certain content replaced. What I needed to do was find the most recent cached version to replace the hacked text with the original.

This was how I found how to do it (Courtesy: http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/15633/how-to-modify-a-url-to-get-a-google-cached-version-of-page):

“I want to look at a Google cached version of a webpage, but can’t find it through the usual mechanisms, as per this related question.

Is there a way to modify the URL in the address bar to take me to the last cached page for a specific URL?

You can access the cached version for any page that has been saved by Google with this:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://example.com/

Change http://example.com/ to any URL. You can also create a custom search engine to go to cached versions automatically by adding a keyword before the current URL address.”

The Secret To Twitter

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From http://www.Facebook.com/UnMarketing The real secret to Twitter is not how much you tweet, it’s what.

This is very down-to-earth. Love it.

Some notes:

tweetstats.com – not followers, or retweets. Rather, how many tweets are replies?
User cloud. “Thanks,” “great,” “good.”

Gotta give this guy a backlink: www.UnMarketing.com

What is the SRS file in Microsoft Outlook? (And where is it?)

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I frequently tell people to “delete the SRS” to fix problems with send and receives, especially when Outlook crashes when they try to view the Send and Receive menu or do a send and receive.

If you haven’t guessed yet, SRS is the send and receive settings file. It holds the configurations found in the Send and Receive dialog that comes up when you press Ctrl+Alt+S. I have no idea what causes it to become corrupt, but deleting (or renaming it) fixes the problem. Outlook will create a new one containing the default settings when you restart it.

Delete or Rename the file? In most cases, the user does not have a lot of customizations configured in the Send and Receive dialog so deleting the file is fine, even if it turns out it wasn’t the problem. If you made a lot of customizations to your send and receive settings, you can rename it until you find out if it was the problem. If the problem continues after restarting Outlook, it wasn’t the SRS file.

The SRS is in the “roaming” Outlook folder under your Windows user account.

In Vista and Windows7, the SRS is at

C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftOutlook
In Windows XP and 2000, its at

C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook
It’s easy to open the folder where the SRS file is by entering a simple command in the Windows Explorer address bar. (No need to type it – click 3 times in the box to select the command then copy and paste.)

In Vista or Windows 7, use

%appdata%microsoftoutlook

In Windows XP or Windows 2000, use
%USERPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftOutlook

This folder is a “hidden file or folder”, so you’ll need to enable Show hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer options if you want to browse to the folder, or search for hidden files and folder if you use search.

Post originally found on OutlookTips.net.

Excel: How to Replace Text in a Cell

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How to Replace Text in a Cell in Excel?

Use the Substitute(text, old_text, new_text, [instance_num]) function.

This has saved me a lot of time when formatting raw data.