Webdesign: How to make your own web site

If you want to make a presence online, with all the advantages and obligation that come from that, you have to get some necessary steps. Depending of your experience over internet they can be easy or they can be difficult, but with the appropriate help everything will be easy and you will only benefit from this activity.

Get your domain name

The first thing you need to do before anything else is to get yourself a domain name. Choose wisely because it’s going to represent you online and must define you: it can be your name, your trademark or business name or your field of activity.

Depending the Top Level Domain (TLDs) you choose (they have their own rules), you will have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that domain name or you can buy it “for life” (until you die, the interne dies or you decide to delete it). In some situations you’ll have to buy similar domain name in order to prevent lose of clients or fraud, but you can find more information from tips for registering and choosing the domain name – read them and follow them.

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Webdesign: How to design your own web site

There are a few steps you need to do if you want a website, you can find them here. After reserving the domain name you may want to design your own website instead hiring someone to do this job for you – the result depends of your webdesign skills. If you don’t want anything important, ust a presentation web site with a few static pages it’s ok to use HTML tags with CSS, but if you want something more complex, such a dynamic website that’s not enough.

The first thing you have to do in designing your website is to choose one programming language (as php, C#, JSP, Java) and a database (MySql, Oracle or others). if you really want to do it youself or to hire an expert web designer to do this job for you, you can use and customize a free Content Managment System (CMS). In the first situation you can get a free CMS to use for (as Joomla – there are some reasone why you should use it, Drupal or WordPress), you configure it and you let people know your website.

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Computers: Ways to clean laptop speakers

The easy use of laptop anywhere you have power, space and, eventually, internet connection, is one of the reason that made them so popular and, in time, affordable for so many. But that easy to use can also be a problem because of the dust and all the other small things that come with it. In some cases people are dropping food (snacks) on their computer (keyboard and speakers) and they get stuck with the small pieces inside their computers just like the crocodiles are getting the remains of their meals between their theet.

Because of the compact nature of the laptop and it components it is more susceptible to collecting all of this debris, but some parts of the computer are easy to clean.

All you need is

  • cotton swabs
  • hand vac or a dustbuster with brush attachment

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Computers: How to make a boot disc for Windows 7

If you use the computers constantly sooner or later you will realize the importance of have a boot disk for any operating system when it crashes in order to repair it. Usually the new operating systems, including Windows, come with such recovery disc, but it you don’t have you can create it using the following steps:

  • click on Start button
  • go to Control Panel
  • go to System and Maintenance
  • go to Backup and Restore
  • click on Create a system repair disc
  • insert a blank CD into your disc drive for burning
  • burn the disc, label it and store it somewhere safe

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Computers: How to create a custom theme in Windows 7

As you already know from the previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 theme is only a collection of images (wallpapers) and screensaver, visual styles and some windows settings which gives a unique feel to your desktop. It’s a little more complex the the Windows XP theme or Windows Vista, for example, byt you still can change settings of some visual elements like Window border color, different windows sounds and create a new environment.

Before starting creating a Windows7 themepack, you should know that there are the typical elements of a Windows 7 themepack which you need to know. the following items in the list: Desktop icons, Desktop wallpapers, Windows Sounds, Windows screensaver, Mouse pointers, Theme color, Slideshow.

Windows 7 supports some new features including the Desktop Background Slide Show. A new file format, .themepack, has also been introduced with Windows 7 to help users share themes. Themes can be selected in the Personalization Control Panel only in Windows 7 Home Premium or higher or only on Windows Server 2008 R2 when the Desktop component is installed.

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the internet: How to get Twitter followers


How to get Twitter followers #1

In spite the number of problems that might appear when a Twitter user has too many followers and he or she has to interact with them (those problems can be solved with a little management of time and followers), I can say for sure that the dream of (almost) every people that’s using Twitter is to have lots and lots of people reading one’s tweets… especially after he or she gets the taste of it.

Well, there a few tricks to do this job. None of them will be substitute and can never replace the most 2 important things on Twitter: be original and follow the trends. From time to time you may found yourself in the position tostart a trend, but this is another story.

Tweet often, but create space for reactions from your followers

Common sense says and some personal observation say that the number of followers is directly proportional with how active you are on Twitter. By tweeting you are making waves, you say something in the world of Twitter and sooner or later someone, somewhere, somehow will hear you and will follow you. Of course, remeber what I’ve said earlier about originality. If you tweet too regularly and about nothing that worths reading you risk losing your followers.

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the internet: How to filter followers on Twitter

How to filter followers on Twitter #1

We all know that Twitter is big and it’s changing every day in matters of users, quantity of tweets and trends, but only some (a few number) can realise how big really is and the details of the changes. Most of the Twitter users know parts of the system as they follow and interact with less than a thousand of other people, but even in this case the quantity of messages and tweets can be too much for a people to handle alone, with no tools available. It should stay online, conected to Twitter, all the time and it would definately fail after a time.

Fortunately there are a good number of methods and application to filter the followers and their content. In Twitter you can filter followers in many ways: there are groups formed on the basis of to the people whom you are connected and those people to whom you are connected. In both categories you can make groups further to organize your work properly and you can filter the unwanted user from your account.

You can filter the users on Twitter according to what they are saying by going to the search page, entering a term to searh and saving the results of the search.

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the internet: How to interact with other Twitter users

How to interact with other Twitter users #1

Managing your time on twitter and organizing your followersdepends of the reasons you are using Twitter. Most of the users do it for fun and to meet & chat with other people, some users organize full marketing campaigns on the social networks and use this one for audience and clients gathering. In any case, interacting with other Twitter uses is almost mandatory in order to meet the full social and full features of this website.

The most important thing you must remember when you are using Twitter isauthenticity. In 2 words: be yourself. Twitter is a microblogging website designed for people interacting with other people, the result is a community of men and women talking about whaterver they like or love. Repeating all the time what others say, without adding nothing personal won’t help in any way getting followers. Everybody has something to say, there are listeners for everyone. So start saying something… or, in this case, write tweets. Don’t be very formal. Experiment and be casual.

Avoid mundane tweets about what you ate at lunch or dinner. Or about the weather in the winter mornings. Nobody might care… write instead about your passions and share your activities in a way will make people listen. They will definetly react to that. If you represent or are a part of an organization you can always write about stories (more or less funny) with people from the team.

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the internet: How to organize your followers on Twitter

How to organize your followers on Twitter #1

As I already wrote, a great number of followers and friends can have bad influence on you time managing or, worse, a bad influence on you: the bad feeling created by too much Twitter contacts can be identified as social media oveload.

In that article I mentioned that there are several tools and strategies to manage the time on Twitter and to organize the followers and their content. I won’t cover again how to organize your lists, you can always read there if you are interested, but I want to tell you more about the other tools that does a great job in managing and analyzing for any Twitter user.

Twitter Analyzer

Twitter Analyzer is very advanced Twitter analytic system. It does not require your user and password, just type the in @name and you’ll get many statistics about the users you want to analyze and his followers.

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the internet: How to get the most out of Twitter

How to get the most out of Twitter #1

It is said that once upon a time people where using phones and phone books if they wanted to know they business’s contact details, but that’s just a fairy tale for the youngest generations. Those day are behind us. The social networks are used mostly for the fun of it, a lot of people around the world lose countless hours every day exchanging information and jokes, watching pictures and videos, and, why not, tweeting. The social networks are one of the best places in the virtual world to promote (anything you want to promote), but you should be aware about the specific rules and the world every network is creating. Some things are general to all of them, but some are particular and if you don’t take them into consideration will be wasting a lot of time and energy for (almost) nothing.

The general ideas about promoting yourself and your clients or products on Twitter.

Define your goals

Too obvious, isn’t it? Maybe this is the reason how many people (including the ones involved in promoting their business) fail in defining some clear goals (or not at all in some cases) when are making waves in social media. The allure of social networks (not only Twitter) is strong and for a lot of internet users it’s tempting to look around to their competitors’ online marketing and to imitate their actions without fully understand what’s at stake.

So define exactly what you hope to gain from your promotion, you can only design it better when you know what you are doing. The goals depend of what you are selling/offering as services. I can not give detailed information as long I don’t know what you are promoting, but in order to get the most out of twitter you must have a working plan.

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