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How to Use the CoffeeCup HTML Editor

As a leading WYSIWYG Web pages tool, CoffeeCup HTML Editor has all the important basic features that you need to build basic Web pages. Using these features, you can create and edit Web pages without seeing [more…]

How to Set Up Your Web Page with CoffeeCup

When you first create a Web page, you need to do a certain amount of setup. Luckily, CoffeeCup enters the necessary HTML tags for you (in contrast to having to type them out yourself in a text editor). [more…]

How to Use HTML Lists on Your Web Page

Using HTML lists is a great way to present information to readers on your Web pages. Lists make information on your Web page easy to parse. Here are some other reasons to use lists on your Web pages: [more…]

Choosing Whether to Use Sound on Your Web Pages

Many people want to have a soundtrack or mood music on their Web sites. Sounds can make using the site more pleasant and contribute to its personality. Ideally, the user would be able to easily turn the [more…]

Finding Sound Files to Include on Your Web Page

It’s fairly easy to set up a sound file on your Web site to play by download. If the user has the necessary software and hardware set up, he or she can click your sound file link. Although, it’s easy to [more…]

Why Compress Sound Files on Your Web Site?

When you offer sound files for download on your Web site, you need to make them small enough that your site users can download them. To do this, you need to compress them, but you want your users to experience [more…]

How to Create an MP3 File

If you have decided to include a sound file for download on your Web site, you don’t have to settle for sound files that are already out there. You can create your own MP3 file. It’s very satisfying to [more…]

Why Keep Online Video Small?

Videos you include on your Web site pose download problems on the most powerful personal computer and the fastest Internet connection. In fact, no one even thinks about recording, transmitting, and playing [more…]

Finding and Using Videos on Your Web Site

The easiest way to get video for your Web site is to find a video you like on YouTube, link to it from within your site. Your users will be able to play it while looking at your site, yet all the mechanics [more…]

How to Create Videos for Your Web Site

You can capture your own videos to post on your Web site. There used to be a lot of things to think about in doing this, but now YouTube offers tools to “launder” your videos into an acceptable format [more…]

How to Upload a Video Clip to YouTube

If you create a video clip, the easy way to post it on your Web site is to first upload it to YouTube, which offers tools for compressing and cleaning up your video. Uploading a video clip to YouTube easy [more…]

How to Add Sound to Your Page with CoffeeCup

Although it is not necessarily a good idea to add sound to your Web page, CoffeeCup does an excellent job of supporting the embedding of sounds. Follow these steps to add sound to a Web page in CoffeeCup [more…]

Common Expression Blend Keyboard Shortcuts

A great way to increase your creativity and productivity in Expression Blend is to learn the keyboard shortcuts for the most common commands. The following table lists the shortcuts that you’ll use often [more…]

Common Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts

You can access many of the features you use in Visual Studio to create a Silverlight application through keyboard shortcuts. Here are the common shortcuts to help you accomplish tasks quickly in Visual [more…]

Silverlight 4 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Silverlight 4 is part of a new family of Rich Internet Applications (RIA) that provides graphics, animation, audio, and video — all the features necessary to provide users with the dynamic experience they [more…]

Using Notepad to Format Your Web Page

One way to create and edit Web pages on your own computer is to use a text editor, such as NotePad, which lets you format your page using HTML tags.

Using NotePad to work in HTML, you enter your text, add [more…]

How to Add Sound to Your Web Site Using HTML

There are plusses and minuses of adding sound to your Web page, but if you decide adding sound is of value to your Web page visitors, HTML offers two competing ways to add it: with the [more…]

How to Add Video to Your Web Site in Notepad

If you are creating your Web page in an HTML editor, such as Notepad, you can include video for your Web site visitors. The easiest way to add video to your Web page, is to offer a link to a video you [more…]

How to Avoid Common Web Design Errors

When you are designing your own Web page, you want to create attractive pages that load quickly so your visitors keep coming back. Of the many design mistakes you can make, three of the most common among [more…]

How to Organize Your Web Page with Tables and Frames

Using tables and frames on your Web page helps you present information to your site visitors in an organized manner. Tables are a layout tool for data tables on Web pages, but the table capability for [more…]

How to Create a Simple Table on Your Web Page

Tables let you organize information on your Web page and give it an organized look that your visitors will find useful. When used as intended, tables have rows and columns. For each spot where a row and [more…]

How to Set Up an HTML Web Page in Notepad

When you first create a Web page, you need to do a certain amount of setup. Working directly in HTML using Notepad, you must enter the needed tags yourself. The tags you have to create in Notepad are of [more…]

How to Format Web Text in Notepad

If you use Notepad to build your Web page you can use the HTML capabilities described here to format your Web page text. Formatting your text involves setting up headings, choosing fonts and font sizes [more…]

How to Create HTML Lists in Notepad

Including lists on your Web pages is good design. Lists are interesting to look at, easy to scan, and inspire you to write short, punchy phrases. Follow these steps to create a list in Notepad: [more…]

How to Create External Web-Page Links in Notepad

If you’re building a hypertext link to an external Web page in Notepad, you should know it’s built a bit like an iceberg: It has a visible part (the link text, which appears as blue, underlined text by [more…]

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