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The very nature of the Internet adds a sense of urgency to the online experience of most users. The majority of people online are fairly new to the net. They are overwhelmed by this exciting new world they've discovered.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1226.html

12.26.03

4 Tips To A More Visitor-Friendly Website

I remember my very first website. I thought it was the most amazing thing ever created; it had Flash, Javascript, an animated graphic I designed all on my own, plus various bits of 'artwork' placed at strategic locations throughout the site. Plus it used frames, something I thought would ease navigation for my visitors. What an astonishing display of talent!

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1219.html
12.19.03
Content Management Jitters?

This topic introduces you to a simple web application that consists of one HTML page and one JavaServer Page, or JSP. Once you get the general idea of how this application works, you'll be ready to learn the specific skills that you need for developing JSPs.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1216.html

12.16.03

Mobile Stock Quote Tracker

We will create a mobile stock quote tracker program in this article. The program retrieves the real time quotes of symbols specified by the user and displays the results in a user friendly format. The user can also specify the high and low thresholds for setting alerts. The View Stock Alerts screen displays the stocks that have crossed above the high threshold and stocks that have values below the low threshold.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1212.html
12.12.03
How To Develop JavaServer Pages

This topic introduces you to a simple web application that consists of one HTML page and one JavaServer Page, or JSP. Once you get the general idea of how this application works, you'll be ready to learn the specific skills that you need for developing JSPs.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1205.html

12.05.03

Need Help?...Get RoboHelp

Work in RoboHelp's built-in HTML  editor, any popular HTML editor  such as Dreamweaver, or  Microsoft Word

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1204.html
12.04.03

How To Create A Dynamic Web Site In Flash MX

This tutorial shows you how to create a basic website with nothing on the stage. This will involve dynamically loading jpegs and creating movieclips via actionscript. Some of the material covered will be advanced but I will go through it step by step.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1128.html
11.28.03
Capturing A Visitor’s Clickstream

A nice feature that I've seen implemented on a few Web sites is the ability for the visitor to view their clickstream (essentially, the path they've taken through your site). This allows the user to jump back to a particular page they've visited at any time.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1121.html

11.21.03
Learn about RTOS Solutions for Embedded Application
Royalty-Free RTOS Solutions For Embedded Application.
ThreadX - The highest performance and best quality RTOS.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1120.html
11.20.03
Benefit From The Ease Of Content Management  
Content is at the core of most organizations today. Millions of new intranet and Internet pages are published daily. The challenge: how best to create and organize content and ensure consistent, accurate, intuitive, and timely access to your information. Content Management Solutions, such as Ektron's CMS products, address these challenges by facilitating the creation, storage, reuse, and delivery of information.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1118.html
11.18.03

Pre-Built, No Cost, Powerhouse Applications

This week we are going to take a break from our regular tutorial style articles and take a look at some very powerful pre-programmed, no cost applications. These applications can give you a jump start on designing and deploying your own applications or be used in their entirety.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1114.html

11.14.03

Send eye-catching HTML email campaigns in minutes

Collect email addresses of your site visitors with a "join my list" signup for your website. Then, easily create and send compelling email newsletters, promotions and announcements to keep them coming back.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1113.html
11.13.03

Working with CSS

This article will show you how to embed a style sheet directly into your web page. It will also show you how to define custom styles, styles not associated with any particular HTML tags.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1107.html
11.07.03

Create a ecommerce site and make it profitable

If you want to start your own Internet business or add eCommerce to an existing website, Say YES! to... No Application Fees, No Minimums, No Contracts, and No Leases.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1106.html
11.06.03

Need Help?...Get RoboHelp

Work in RoboHelp's built-in HTML  editor, any popular HTML editor  such as Dreamweaver, or  Microsoft Word

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1104.html
11.04.03

Free technology and product tutorials from IBM

Build your skills in open standards technologies and products! Use the IBM developerWorks Tutorials and Training center to master the technical skills you need to get ahead with over 300 free online tutorials covering a broad range of technologies including Java programming, Linux, Web services, Wireless, XML technologies and IBM products. Most tutorials take less than one hour to complete, and walk you through a scenario with source code so you can follow along.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1103.html
11.03.03

A Dynamic PHP Thumbnail Gallery Part 4

Welcome back to part four of the PHP AutoGallery script series! Last week, I wrapped up the AutoGallery thumbnail management functions by introducing the checkup() function and how it is used to remove unnecessary thumbnails and their references in the index. This week, I’ll be discussing the url() function in the AutoGallery script and how it is used to make the AutoGallery script easily portable. The techniques I am going to be discussing today are suited for any PHP script, so pay careful attention!

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1101.html
11.01.03

Build A Servlet-based Application That Executes SQL Statements Against A Database

This tutorial shows how to use a Java servlet, a JavaServer Page (JSP), and a static Java class to create an application that can be used to interactively execute any standard SQL statement against a database that's running on a server. You can use an application like this one to work with a database as you're developing an application. In this article, this application will be referred to as the SQL Gateway application.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1031.html
10.31.03
Learn about RTOS Solutions for Embedded Application

Royalty-Free RTOS Solutions For Embedded Application.
ThreadX - The highest performance and best quality RTOS.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1030.html

10.30.03
Protect yourself from the 3 major threats

Web crime is growing—and fast—leaving businesses like yours more vulnerable than ever. And it is the merchant who shoulders the biggest economic burden.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1029.html

10.29.03
The Making of an RSS Feed

Everyday more and more websites, news services and blogs are adding RSS content. RSS is a method of syndicating content.The concept of aggregating content in one central location or repository is very appealing. Consumers have become tired of push technology, RSS allows users the flexibility to regain control of their content. RSS feed creators provide content without forcing it on consumers.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1028.html

10.28.03
Introduction To Design Patterns Using PHP

Design Patterns are simply defined solutions to common problems. Design patterns are not created by someone who sits in a room and decides to make a design pattern instead design patterns are proven solutions that are implemented over and over again through different projects. This re-use of the solution itself becomes a pattern.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1024.html

10.24.03
Get Wholesale Pricing for Domain Names and Certs

How would you like to... Pay less for each domain name you purchase or renew? OK, pay alot less??

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1015.html

10.15.03

In my last column, I introduced the resize() function and a simple cache system is used to create and keep updated the thumbnails for all the images that are to be displayed in the picture gallery. This week, I'll introduce the second half of the AutoGallery's management system by discussing the checkup() member function which handles the removal of thumbnails which are no longer necessary.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1011.html

10.11.03
Pick a Reseller Program That Pays

Gateway Packages: Guaranteed lowest prices in the industry! Starting as low as $19.95 per month

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1010.html

10.10.03
A Dynamic PHP Thumbnail Gallery Part 3

In my last column, I introduced the resize() function and a simple cache system is used to create and keep updated the thumbnails for all the images that are to be displayed in the picture gallery. This week, I'll introduce the second half of the AutoGallery's management system by discussing the checkup() member function which handles the removal of thumbnails which are no longer necessary.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1003.html

10.03.03
The Ultimate Developer's Tool

Easily create Help systems for desktop applications (Windows, Mac, Linux) and Web-based applications, including .NET. Work in Microsoft Word®, RoboHelp's built-in HTML editor, or any popular editor such as Dreamweaver™ or FrontPage®

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1002.html

10.02.03
Free technology and product tutorials from IBM

Build your skills in open standards technologies and products! Use the IBM developerWorks Tutorials and Training center to master the technical skills you need to get ahead with over 300 free online tutorials covering a broad range of technologies including Java programming, Linux, Web services, Wireless, XML technologies and IBM product tutorials. Most tutorials take less than one hour to complete, and walk you through a scenario with source code so you can follow along.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/1001.html

10.01.03
A Dynamic PHP Thumbnail Gallery Part 2

Welcome back to part two of the Code Gallery Spotlight of the PHP based Photo Gallery called "AutoGallery". Last week, I discussed with you the general idea of the AutoGallery's image management and introduced the constructor used to initialize the variables in the AutoGallery class. This week, I'll take a look at the two functions that the constructor calls after initialization resize() and cleanup() and how they perform the necessary management of the gallery images. Let's start with the resize() function.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0930.html

09.30.03
A Dynamic PHP Thumbnail Gallery Part 1

Today I'll be starting a new series focusing on the use of PHP's image manipulation functions to create a sharp-looking web based photo gallery. If you have been working with PHP for any reasonable length of time (or for that matter, really looked at our own Code Gallery) you'll notice that there have been many different types of PHP scripts focused on creating "thumbnail" images. This week's spotlight takes that concept a few steps further and includes some great features like multiple-gallery support, the addition of a border around your thumbnails, and a gallery indexing system used to speed up the web page as a whole.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0926.html

09.26.03
Fine tuning websites for higher conversion

When business users get the information they need, IT’s job gets a lot easier.As software or a hosted service, the new WebTrends Reporting Series 6.0 delivers real-time, accurate answers to improve visitor acquisition, conversion and retention so you can make a real impact on your business. WebTrends Reporting Series provides industry-leading choice.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0911.html

09.25.03
Easily Overcoming UNIX-Windows Interoperability

MKS Toolkit products enable you to preserve your investments in UNIX software and expertise as you deploy Windows-based workstations and servers , because Toolkit allows you to port scripts, source code, and working environments quickly and easily from UNIX to Windows.


http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0923.html

09.23.03
Partner with Rackspace Managed Hosting

At Rackspace, we understand that our solutions must integrate seamlessly with our customers' diverse platforms, software applications and infrastructure. To achieve this, we partner with best-of-breed system integrators, web developers and solution partners.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0921.html

09.21.03
What is the Essential Server?

If the server goes down, you're skipping lunch. If you lose your data, you're not making it back home tonight either. With the Essential Server™ you can have all the features you need to make sure your data is safe and sound-- without sacrificing your entire IT budget, or your lunch hour.


http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0920.html

09.20.03
Optimizing Dynamic Pages - Part II

You have the world's finest collection of widgets. You created the world's best widget website. You have no traffic. You checked in the search engines and find that your site does not appear at all, even though all your competitors' sites do. Perhaps the search engine robots cannot get to your pages to index them.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0919.html

09.19.03
Simple Business Postcards Do Wonders for Your Sales

Now there's an easy to use tool to help keep your customers and prospects aware of special promotions and new product offerings. Best of all it's a solution that takes the hassle out of the entire mailing process!

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0917.html

09.17.03
Optimizing Dynamic Pages

You are the Widget Queen. You eat, breathe, and live widgets. You sell more widgets than anyone. You want to reach more widget customers, so you have decided to sell widgets on the web. You have spared no expense in designing and building the ultimate widget website. You have widget descriptions; you have widget specifications; you even have widget movies. The only thing your widget website does not have is visitors.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0916.html

09.16.03
Content Management - Look Before You Leap

Use of Web content management systems (CMS) has grown dramatically over the past few years. Accompanying the growth has been dissatisfaction with expensive, bloated systems. Many businesses that buy into the promises of some CMS vendors realize that their systems fail to work as promised. Or in many cases, companies have home-built applications that they have simply outgrown. In either case, there are solutions that can solve your problems.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0915.html

09.15.03
Build An XML-Based Content Management System With PHP

Like most developers, you've probably heard a great deal about XML and content management systems. It's likely, however, that you've only been exposed to theoretical discussions that haven't been grounded in practical knowledge.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0912.html

09.12.03
World's Most Popular PHP Editor - Download Now

Zend Studio has long been the most popular PHP editor – and the most powerful. An advanced, integrated development environment designed specifically for PHP coding, the Zend Studio speeds development time and maximizes developer productivity with a comprehensive set of editing and debugging tools such as CVS integration, syntax highlighting, code completion and project and file inspectors.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0911.html

09.11.03
Faster Server Management and Application Deployment

Proven to scale to thousands of servers deployed across several geographic regions, the Moonlight system makes it easier to deploy, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, operate, and manage servers.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0910.html

09.10.03
ADV:ADLT Start processing credit cards online -- fast

We can't add hours to your day, but we can add another revenue strem - credit card processing - by signing you up in as little as 20 minutes.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0909.html

09.09.03
Getting Your Web Site Listed in the Google Index

Reader Question: I have submitted my site to the major search engines including Google and DMOZ (Open Directory Project). I'm not getting much traffic to my site and believe this is largely because the site can't be found on Google. We've used the proper meta tags, meta-description and header bar, even the home page body is keyword rich. I've been busy getting links to the site from other relevant sites.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0905.html

09.05.03
Secure payment gateway solutions

Understand what you're actually paying. Develop solutions custom tailored to your unique business needs. Get a guarantee that you'll save money in the process. Be assured of getting the most competitive quote for your unique credit card processing needs. Get low equipment prices- Processing terminals starting at only $20/month .

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0904.html

09.04.03
Iterative Design - The Power Of Cascading Style Sheets
Sheets for Prototyping is an essential tool for designers. The ability
to take a vision, quickly mock it up, and present it for critique and evaluation is critical to developing quality, usable designs. Prototypes are most valuable when teams can iterate quickly. Taking an idea, trying it out, discovering flaws, modifying the design, and trying it out
again is the essence of an iterative approach to design.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0829.html
08.29.03
Fonts: Choosing Wisely
Fonts – many people never think about them, yet if you design Web pages (or print pages for that matter), you have very strong feelings about them indeed. Some people actually loathe certain fonts. If you don’t believe me, check out the WebProWorld discussion on the comic sans font here. One post even includes a link to an anti-comic sans site! Apparently there is a group who believes that the comic sans font is overused to the point of abuse and has started a campaign to limit its use. Countering this group is a pro-comic sans site. Amazing!

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0822.html

08.22.03
Avoiding Search Engine Click Fraud
Mamma filters all search result clicks and removes robot traffic, repeated clicks by the same IP within a 24-hour period, clicks on results over 2-hours old, IP addresses of suspicious origin and clicks from non-English speaking countries.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0817.html

08.17.03
Managing Complex Sites
Did you get blasted by the Blaster worm? This little piece of code is infecting hundreds of thousands of computers connected to the Internet, probing for vulnerable systems and enslaving those systems so it can propagate itself. If your computer runs a Microsoft-based operating system make sure you visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and update your PC to the most recent patch level.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0815.html

08.15.03
Find the most Popular Keywords on your Webpage
Super Image Picture Finder Grabber, Site Content Analyzer, Spam CSI - Spam Blocker, SQLPortal for Access

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0813.html

08.13.03
How To Be A Happy Freelance Designer
If you have been designing websites for very long you know the ups and downs of the business. This is especially true if you are working as a freelance designer and making all the top-level decisions in your business. If you are considering going into the web design field, this article will be of special interest to you.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0812.html

08.12.03
Help Their Eyes Find It
Every one of your visitors is barraged daily with massive quantities of information. So are you. So am I. How do we cope? We become remarkably selective in our consumption of the stuff. Some folks say this is a function of impatience – I figure it’s a basic survival skill.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0808.html

08.08.03
Email Marketing: Simple, Low-Cost Steps
iBuilder enables you to collect information from your web site visitors, customers or prospects, market to them intelligently and measure your results quickly. All of this at an affordable price.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0805.html

08.05.03
Decrease Your Site's Download Time
Nearly every company on the Web has some sort of logo. Some of these were designed by professional artists; some were put together in a rush just to have something on the site. If you’re curious how successful your logo design is, visit the new Logo Review forum at WebProWorld and submit yours for review.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0801.html

08.01.03
Fine Tuning Your Site's Graphics
The last three issues of DevWebPro were essentially dedicated to the idea of making Web sites accessible to the disabled. What we hoped would be an interesting series of articles has ended up stirring up something of a hornet’s nest.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0725.html

07.25.03
Scan for expiring or expired domain names
Spider Expire - Domain Searcher, Hide & Protect any Drives, HotApoc - Hotmail Gateway, Job Site Builder

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0720.html

07.20.03
Accessibility Tips and Tricks
Have you considered how your site appears to colorblind individuals? That’s one of Sue Bolander’s topics today in the final installment of her series on accessibility. I’ve had several colorblind friends, and my brother-in-law is colorblind. And yet somehow, I never considered how sites looked to those with colorblindness.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0718.html

07.18.03
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Are you building applications? Creating Web services? Developing with databases? And do you need convenient, low cost access? A subscription to the developerWorks Toolbox can help you speed development and reduce costs.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0716.html

07.16.03
Designing An Accessible Site
I recall long ago visiting a site that (tongue in cheek) proclaimed, “This site best viewed on my computer at my house.” Unfortunately, many site designers take this view too seriously, building complex sites with specific requirements that effectively act as moats between visitors and what lies within.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0715.html

07.15.03
Improving Web Accessibility
Making your navigation consistent helps all users to find their way around your site. Whether you choose to put your links across the top, down the left or right side, or somewhere else is up to you, but make them easy to find and use.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0711.html
07.11.03
Avoid Design Sabotage
Today’s feature article discusses the ways that designers sabotage their clients’ sites. I’m very interested to hear your thoughts on this article. Have you been sabotaged by a designer? Or are you a designer who’s been accused (rightly or wrongly) of sabotaging a client’s site? This article only discusses three ways that sites are undermined by bad design practices, but know there are many more! Send in your stories, but please change the names to protect the innocent and/or guilty. Click my picture and tell me your tale of woe. .

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0708.html
07.08.03
Search Engine Submission and Monitoring
After you have finished optimizing your site, or at least part of your site, then you can begin submitting pages to the major search engines and directories. We usually begin with the directories (Yahoo, Open Directory, and Business.com) so that that a new site receives initial, high-quality link popularity.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0703.html
07.03.03
Great Homepages Really Suck
This week we'll dive right into the DevWebPro Design Peeve Survey. I asked you which Web design features really tick you off - and I received an avalanche of responses.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0627.html
06.27.03
Low Website Sales: Ways To Secure Higher Quality Traffic
We all know that more traffic equals more sales. Mamma.com is an easy inexpensive marketing solution. With Mamma Classifieds Your site is evenly rotated within the top three listings on Mamma.com, and placement within the network. This unique mix results in an easy to manage and cost effective campaign that allows you to receive more targetted traffic to your site.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0625.html
06.25.03
The Search Engine Marketing Cycle
Many of you picked not only design items like plugins, but also design FLAWS such as long forms that completely reset if you click “submit” and forget to include one item. This brings up an important point about testing site design. When you’re checking to make sure your pages work, try doing a few things intentionally wrong. You know how your site works, but your visitors don’t. People make mistakes.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0620.html
06.20.03
ADDING CARD PROCESSING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
When writing scripts, it is extremely important to have to ability to transfer information from one script to another. A common method to do this is with the GET convention. Search engine Web spiders, however, tend to ignore pages whose URL contains GET method parameters.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0616.html
06.16.03
How To Test Your Web Site Usability
A badly designed Web site is much like a badly designed building. I thought about this one morning as I meandered from the parking lot to the office building. There is no straight route from the front lot to the door – the door is located on the side, the lot in the front. Well, there is no “official” route. Many of us find our own way through landscaping, around decorative pillars, and along a narrow walkway not intended for walking.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0613.html
06.13.03
Script Code And Search Engines
When writing scripts, it is extremely important to have to ability to transfer information from one script to another. A common method to do this is with the GET convention. Search engine Web spiders, however, tend to ignore pages whose URL contains GET method parameters.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0610.html
06.10.03
Web Design Annoyances
Web is a constantly changing medium, so does web design. Designers like to experiment from time to time. Some of the results may be attractive, but do they really add to the overall value of a design, or are they there just to decrease usability? I believe the latter is true for the following five design decisions.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0606.html
06.06.03
Announcing...RoboHelp X4
Easily create professional Help systems for Desktop(Windows, UNIX, Mac) and Web-based applications, including .NET

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0603.html
06.03.03
New Software Survey - Earn $20!
Help us evaluate some exciting new anti-piracy products currently in development by leading technology companies. We think you will find this web survey very interesting and your input will be used to help technology companies improve communications to customers like you.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0531.html
05.31.03
Protect Your Content + JavaScript and SEO
Someone’s been stealing your content.

Really.

It’s easy to do, too. I’m talking about all the fancy jpgs, gifs, docs and pdfs on your site. Guess what? If I can hit them with a URL, they’re mine.

Don’t like it? Too bad.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0530.html
05.30.03
Preventing Catastrophic Data Loss at Rackspace
According to a recent study by the U.S. Data Trust Corporation, chances are good that it's not very safe at all. Figures indicate that as many as 82% of established companies do not adequately protect their data. This attitude toward data is inconceivable, especially when factored in with another figure - when companies lose their data in a disaster situation, 50% never reopen and 90% go out of business in two years.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0529.html
05.29.03
Develop E-Commerce Sites with StoreFront
StoreFront 6.0 is feature-rich, fully customizable e-commerce software. StoreFront allows developers to provide clients with state-of-the-art e-businesses in less time.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0527.html
05.27.03
SQL Errors 101
Many programmers hit a brick wall in their SQL queries, slowing development to a crawl and causing an over abundance of hair loss and coffee consumption. If you have been staring at the screen with a blank look and a pounding heart, wondering what you did to deserve this mess, you have come to the right place. In this article I will unveil the six most common SQL query errors and give you tips on stress prevention.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0523.html
05.23.03
Tweaking Your Site: Get It in Shape
The big news today is our peer review of Solstice, Inc., which draws to a close today. The comments were unusually one-sided... Be sure to check out the comments (all the way at the bottom) to see what readers had to say.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0516.html
05.16.03
Powerful Dedicated Servers can be affordable
Our carrier-class data centers are located at the heart of the Internet - Washington, DC and McLean, Virginia - and connect directly to about 100 major network providers. You benefit from unsurpassed, 24x7x365 Service and Superior Connectivity!

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0513.html
05.13.03
Is Someone Stealing Your Source Code?
That's a question that worries many people on the Internet. And some people go to great lengths to hide their source code. There are several reasons you might want to conceal the source code of your web pages:

1) if you have web pages that rank highly in the search engines, you don't want people to see your meta tags
2) you don't want people copying your web page design or java scripts
3) you want to protect your website from email harvesters and other spam utilities

But can you hide your source code?

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0509.html
05.09.03
Need Help?...Get RoboHelp
Use the WebHelp format to create Help systems that run on any browser and any platform
• Easily link your Help system to your application using the Context-Sensitive Help Toolkit
• Run automated wizards to instantly generate a table of contents and index

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0506.html
05.06.03
Leave Those Links Blue!
Don't mess with those links! When you're designing your site, you should leave your text links in their natural state--blue and underlined. We all want to be creative and not do the bland, expected, normal thing. We want to change our links to red, green, yellow, even black--anything but blue. And we have the urge to take off those underlines.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0501.html
05.02.03
Are you Buried under Help and Documentation Work?
Easily create professional Help systems for Desktop(Windows, UNIX, Mac) and Web-based applications, including .NET

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0501.html
05.01.03
What if your company lost all of its data tomorrow?
That’s the nightmare scenario that no one likes to think about. But the fact is that those nightmares can and do happen to businesess like yours. A whopping 82% of companies lack adequate data protection – most likely because internal security management is so costly, time-consuming, and complicated.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0429.html
04.29.03
Installing The Apache Web Server For Windows And Tweaking It
I'm not sure if it is a rumor or a reality, but they say 55%-60% web sites on the Net are run on Apache Web Servers.

First, follow these simple steps to get the Server on to your computer:

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0428.html
04.28.03
Web Design Blunders That Can Cost You Lost Profits
It's hard enough to bring people to your little corner of cyberspace, and once they're there, you have just a few brief seconds to catch their attention. A simple click-of- the-mouse and your site visitor is gone! Keep as many interested prospects on your site by avoiding these blunders

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0425.html
04.25.03
Redefining Web Content Management
Is your content management system too complex for non- technical users? Is your IT staff updating Web content instead of focusing on more productive technical projects? Does your content management solution give you the control you want?

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0422.html
04.22.03
.htaccess Magic
If your site is hosted on a Unix or Linux server which runs Apache, you may already be familiar with your .htaccess file. We referred to it in an earlier tutorial on Creating Custom Error Messages, where we showed how you can configure it to instruct the browser to display custom error messages rather than the dull and unhelpful generic ones.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0418.html
04.18.03
Develop E-Commerce Sites With .NET
StoreFront 6 for ASP .NET is a revolutionary step forward in web development and offers a framework for the development of robust, extensible Web stores. With StoreFront 6 you can build sophisticated high-performance sites with improved interoperability, scalability and reliability at a price you can afford.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0417.html
04.17.03
Interland :: A Reseller Program You Can Take to the Bank!
Interland is a web-hosting partner that understands your needs and the needs of your customers. As an Interland reseller, you will enjoy industry leading web hosting and deep product discounts. Improve your return on invested capital by joining Interland’s Reseller Program Today

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0416.html
04.16.03
Accessible Web Text - Sizing Up The Issues
As with most new versions of web development applications, the code that the application generates and/or recognizes will differ slightly. Dreamweaver MX is no different in this regard. DMX introduces a whole new series of template markup tags (proprietary-coded comment tags) that only the DMX template engine recognizes. In this article, we will enlighten you as to what the differences are between DW4 and DMX template markup.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0411.html
04.11.03
Accessible Web Text - Sizing Up The Issues
In part 2 of my introduction to accessible web text, I explore the issues surrounding text size; explain what all the fuss is about; and suggest some useful approaches you can adopt to ensure the text on your web pages will be readable to your visitors.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0404.html
04.04.03
Buried under Help and Documentation Work?
Easily create professional Help systems for Desktop(Windows, UNIX, Mac) and Web-based applications, including .NET

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0402.html
04.02.03
Gray Text Revisited
Because computer screens emit light, white backgrounds are hard on eyes, and using black text on light colored backgrounds could actually make the text easier to read. While writing that article, I considered discussing the proliferation of LCD screens, and their role in this issue, but I had not enough evidence to support my claims.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0328.html
03.28.03
Netgear Takes The Worry out of Wireless Networks
Wireless connectivity has dramatically improved the way telecommuters, traveling workers, small companies and branches of large organizations exchange information.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0326.html
03.26.03
Art Comes Much Later
One does not hire an architect to design a building until the function of the structure is clearly defined. First one needs to know what will go into it and what is to be accomplished within it. A restaurant business does not have the same needs as those of a machine shop.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0318.html
03.18.03
Paths and the Pen Tool
In this tutorial we'll cover Photoshop's Paths feature. Paths are a powerful tool and a big topic to cover. They're also quite tricky to get the hang of, but once you do, you'll never look back! As this is a very long tutorial, and covers a lot of ground, we'd recommend studying it in two or three sessions, rather than trying to understand it all in one go!

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0314.html
03.14.03
Windows or Linux Servers: Which Choice is Right for You
Think you can’t afford dedicated hosting? Think again – ServerBeach gives you everything you could want in a dedicated hosting company for just $99-$119 per month! ServerBeach, a Rackspace partner, provides you with everything you need at a price you can afford. You get your choice of servers and a choice of OS - Linux or Windows. And ServerBeach guarantees you 99.9% uptime with 400GB Cogent-free bandwidth per month.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0313.html
03.13.03
Add e-business to your clients' web sites
StoreFront has everything you need to sell online fast. For nearly a decade, we have provided merchants & developers around the world with feature rich, customizable e-commerce solutions & services.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0312.html
03.12.03
How to Use an Automatic Responder for Effective Prospect Follow-up
When a prospect shows an interest in your product, if you don't deliver what he wants immediately and follow up on him, you lose sales. No matter what you're selling online, using an automatic responder to do personalized follow up, can drastically increase the amount of sales you receive. It can also dramatically cut down on manual follow up of your prospects.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0311.html
03.11.03
Why The Web Just Isn't DTP
Although the web has been around a while now, it still hasn't settled down into any agreed forms, and probably never will. By contrast, paper documents have a number of well-defined and usable forms (posters, catalogues, flyers and leaflets, encyclopaedias and dictionaries, novels, comics, children's story books etc.) We mostly know what to expect, and the designs, though all different, tend to follow hallowed typographical principles (or at least they did before DTP allowed anyone to have a go).

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0305.html
03.05.03
Custom Error Pages with PHP and Apache
Using PHP and Apache, you can turn your "Page Not Found" messages into more than bland error reports. You can serve an alternate page based on the name of the page that was not found, create a page on the fly from a database, or send an email about the missing page to a webmaster.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0303.html
03.03.03
Don't throw away your Google PageRank
Everyone agrees that Google is the #1 search engine, right? It is the only place I go now to find information, and it brings 75% of the traffic to my site. So it is important to understand a few things about how Google works.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0222.html
02.22.03
Understanding web typography - an introduction
Part one: increase accessibility and readability by making informed font choices. In this article I attempt to cut a swathe through the complexities of Web typography; explain the possible pitfalls; and provide some guidelines for creating accessible and easy to read web pages.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0214.html
02.14.03
Windows or Linux Servers: Which Choice is Right for You
Think you can’t afford dedicated hosting? Think again – ServerBeach gives you everything you could want in a dedicated hosting company for just $99 per month! ServerBeach, a Rackspace partner, provides you with everything you need at a price you can afford. You get your choice of servers and a choice of OS - Linux or Windows. And ServerBeach guarantees you 99.9% uptime with 400GB Cogent-free bandwidth per month.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0212.html
02.12.03
Navigation Schemes in Web Site Design
As web site designers, we always try to create a web site navigation scheme that (a) is consistent throughout the entire web site and (b) allows the site's visitors to find what they are searching for quickly and easily. A consistent site navigation scheme shows your potential customers that you are thinking about their ease of finding your products or services on your web site.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0207.html
02.07.03
WebTrends Reporting Center 6.0 -- Free Trial!
When business users get the information they need, IT’s job gets a lot easier. As software or a hosted service, the new WebTrends Reporting Series 6.0 delivers real-time, accurate answers to improve visitor acquisition, conversion and retention so you can make a real impact on your business. WebTrends Reporting Series provides industry-leading choice. Choose software or service, the level of insight you need and how you want to view the information.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0206.html
02.06.03
Creating Image Maps
What is an image map? An image map is a way of defining "hot spot" links within an image on a web page. This means that, rather than having the whole image behave as one link, you can have lots of different links within the one image. The "usemap" attribute So how's it done? Well, to associate an image map with an image, we simply add the usemap attribute to the standard img tag for the image. In the above example, the image map is called shapes

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0203.html
02.03.03
Web Content Usability
This article sets down some guidelines and tips for developing standards by which you can measure the usability of your Web site's content. On many Web development teams, the focus is generally on design and business logic. Teams are eager to figure out navigation, color palettes, database design, and Java code.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0121.html
01.21.03
The Website That Ate My IT Staff
I laughed, I cried, I minimized the strain on IT resources. My business users gave me two thumbs up. Simplified configuration and maintenance make this the feel-good software of the year

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0116.html
01.16.03
The Makeup of an XML Document – A Quick Primer
In recent years, the extensible markup language (XML) has been adopted by more and more businesses as an industry standard for data exchange and data sharing. XML provides a system-independent standard format for specifying the information exchanged over networks and between applications.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0113.html
01.13.03
Free Software For Your PC
Froogle takes the power of the Google search and applies it to almost all the products available on the internet. For consumers, Froogle shortens the distance between the keyboard and the product they're searching for. Visit Froogle and type "dog collar." Froogle presents a list of dog collar photographs, brief descriptions, prices, and links to each site that sells dog collars.

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0111.html
01.11.03
eXperience the Power of RoboHelp X3
Easily create professional Help systems for all your Windows and Web-based applications, including .NET, Reduce the time it takes to complete your Help system by up to 86% - no hand coding required

http://archive.devwebpro.com/2003/0109.html
01.09.03
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