Web Stuff I Don't know, Web Stuff I need to know...
For you Beginning Internet Surfers
I totally understand how you guys feel now that you're finally connected to the internet, but you don't know how to surf it.
First of all, a lot of you are using AOL or something similar to that, and you think you need to use their program to surf the internet (look at a website). You don’t need to use their programs to surf the internet. Be it Dial up or Cable, you can open up your Explorer browser or the highly recommended Firefox browser and surf the internet with ease. The best thing about Firefox is that it has its own pop-up blocker, AND tabbed browsing.
If you would like to use this awesome browser, Firefox, click here to download it, then follow the directions:
1. Download the browser to your desktop
2. This is actually a set up file. Go to your desktop when the file has finished downloading and find the Firfox set up, click on it and it will start to set up Firefox onto you machine.
3. Wait a while for it to do it's thing. When it is done go into your start up menu, click on "All Program" then find Mozilla Firefox and then click on Firefox to use it.
4. If you would like a shortcut on your desktop for it, do this: Go into your start up menu, click on "All Program" then find Mozilla Firefox and then right click on Firefox, then drag your mouse to the desktop and click "Copy Here".
Wouldn't you like to have JUST ONE browser open, and not multiple browsers open for each website?
Well you can now. You need a browser that has this feature first. Make sure you're running Firefox. It should already be set up as the default, so this is all you have to do:
1. If you are using a mouse with a scroll, use the scroll as a clicker and click on any hyperlink in webpage with it. If you do not have a mouse with a scroll on it, hold down the "Control Key" and click the hyperlink as usual.
What happened after you clicked it? A new tab will pop up at the top of the browser. Click on the new tab and you'll see that you have another website in the same browser. Wow! This means I won't have to have open multiple browsers! Just one browser with lots of websites open and ready for me to look at.
Click here for more info...
Screen Resolution: 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768, that is the question.
Your website is up and running, and now you're freaking out about your site being huge on some screens and then tiny on other screens.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?!?!?!
I'll tell you why.
After you arrive home with your new computer, pull it out of the box and hook it up, your computer will be set at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 See my clients site at this resoltion. So, most everything is going to be HUGE on your screen. Most people that keep their computers at this setting are people with poor vision, or people that don’t know anything about computers and leave it this way, asking everyone else why their screen is so big, when in actuallity their screen is small with big text and large icons. Bt users that have a screen resolution set to 1024 x 768 or larger ask why is my screen so small, when in actuallity the screen reoslution is bigger but the text and icons are smaller. Us web designers are even more screwed when we have to deal with AOL, because they have ads on the top, bottom and sides of their browser leaving no room for a web site to be viewed.
So what do you do? Well, you can set your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 and see what happens. Usually makes most websites have a lot of room to the right or the sides See my clients site at this resoltion.
Here’s how you do it:
||Right click on your desktop (the green pasture with the blue clouds)
||Click Properties (bottom of list) click here for screen shot
||Click Settings (right tab) click here for screen shot
||Go to the Screen Resolution and set it to 1024 x 768, or any other number to find out what happens to your screen.
||Click Apply (don’t worry about changing it back, just follow the directions again and change it back to the setting you had if you want).
So, you can see how frustrating this can be to a web designer. We have to make everything 800 x 600, and educate our clients why they see their website so BIG on some computers, but so small on others.
If you're really serious about Learning more about your computer then Contact us, and we'll try our best to accommodate you.
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