[website-critique] HTML Tips

  • From: "DesignWorks" <tchapman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <websitecritique@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>,<takeatip-leaveatip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 02:31:21 -0600


Selecting the Perfect Background for Your Website

When selecting a background for your website, make sure you select a background
that will compliment your text and design.

Tips for design:

- Busy backgrounds make text difficult to read and draw the attention away from
the text.

- Always be consistent with your background theme on each page of your site.

- Colors affect your mood and will have an affect on your visitors as well. 
colors such as yellow and orange, cause you to become more cheerful or happy,
while colors such as blue and purple have a calming effect. Dark colors such as
brown and black have a depressing effect. A good rule of thumb would be to 
colors based upon the type of effect you're trying to achieve.

The appearance of your website can mean the difference between your success and

Windows 95/98/ME Tips

a.) When a folder is open, you can press BACKSPACE to open the folder one level

b.) To restart Windows but not your computer, click on Start, Shut Down, Restart
computer. Hold down the SHIFT key and click OK. Useful in those situations when
you are prompted to restart your computer after a system change or the
installation of new software.

c.) If you have multiple open windows on your desktop, you can organize them
quickly by right-clicking the taskbar and selecting "Cascade Windows" (ensures 
see each window's title bar), "Tile Windows Horizontally" (places windows next 
each other) or "Tile Windows Vertically" (places windows on top & next to one

Pointers To Free Stuff on the Web

a.) BraveNet
b.) HTML Clinic
c.) FreewareJava

Internet Definitions

GMT: (Greenwich Mean Time) Often used as a standard time zone. In email headers,
you will often see references to the hours offset from GMT. Eastern Standard 
for example, is GMT minus 5 hours because of the 5 hour difference between
Greenwich, England and the Eastern US.

GOPHER: An information search and retrieval tool developed at the University of
Minnesota and widely used for research. Gopher information is stored
hierarchically on computers across the Internet. Gopher uses a simple protocol
that allows a user to access information from a multitude of numerous Gopher
servers at one time. The most common search tools in gopher are Veronica and

GREEN PC: A computer system designed to conserve energy. Green PC's shut off 
to non-essential systems if no input has been detected for a specified amount of

GUI: (Graphical User Interface) Pronounced "gooey". An operating system
environment that represents programs, files, and options by means of icons, 
and dialog boxes on a screen. The best known GUI is, of course, MS Windows.

Interesting Internet Facts

Advertising growth is flat or receding in TV, radio and print, according to a
report from Gartner, Inc. However, online advertising revenue is expected to 
considerably, although it is currently only 3 percent of the total advertising
market. By 2005, online advertising is predicated to be an $18.8 billion market 
the United States, up from $7.9 billion in 2001.


Tina Chapman
DesignWorks - Owner/Designer

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