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Collecting E-Mail Addresses Legally

Spam is bothersome enough that lawmakers enacted the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 to help prosecute spammers. The acronym comes from its official title, the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography [more…]

Using E-Mail to Enhance Search Engine Optimization

Making sure that your Web site is visible to search engines is becoming increasingly important as e-commerce competes for online revenue. You can extend your e-mail marketing strategy beyond the standard [more…]

How to Create a YouTube Account

Creating a YouTube account is free, quick, and painless. To create a YouTube account, just submit a few bits of basic information and create a username and password. That's it — you don’t need to add your [more…]

Draw Attention to Your eBay Auction

When you list something for sale on eBay, you want to make sure that your auction attracts as much interest — and possible buyers — as possible. Showcase your eBay auctions and your Web store operations [more…]

Setting Up Web Server Access with Dreamweaver MX 2004

To make your life simpler, Dreamweaver incorporates FTP capability so that you can easily upload your pages to a Web server. Integrating this feature also enables Dreamweaver to help you keep track of [more…]

Appreciating HTML Frames

Frames add innovative navigation control because they enable you to display multiple HTML pages in one browser window and control the contents of each framed area individually. Designers commonly use frames [more…]

Hiring Help to Design Your Web Site

Besides overseeing the content, managing the money, and handling the marketing, are you going to educate yourself in HTML, PHP, JavaScript, database programming, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, marketing communications [more…]

Writing an eBay Listing Title That Sells

Your title is (next to your Gallery image) the most important way to draw people to your listing. eBay buyers are search-engine-driven — they find most of their items by typing selected keywords into the [more…]

Succeeding by Sniping on eBay

Sniping is the fine art of outbidding your competition in the last seconds of the auction — without leaving them enough time to place a defensive bid.

Bidders [more…]

Exploring Frequently Asked Questions about WebEx

Technicians working WebEx support lines say they hear some of the same questions regularly. Check out the following for a handy common-problem solution list. Perhaps one of these items will help you in [more…]

Customizing the IE 6 Standard Buttons Toolbar

The good people at Microsoft who created Internet Explorer did their best to anticipate which buttons you would use most, putting those buttons in plain view on the Standard Buttons toolbar. However, after [more…]

Using VoIP through Your DSL Connection

Digital subscriber line (DSL) service is a high-speed data connection method that uses the ordinary telephone lines that come into your home or business. Utilizing a star topology, as shown in Figure 1 [more…]

How to Join MySpace

The first step to getting your own page on MySpace is to sign up on the site. You give your name, e-mail address, and information about what town you live in, and you’re a member. [more…]

Hot Tips for Steaming Clothes to Sell on eBay

Keep these tips in mind when steaming the clothes you're getting ready to sell on eBay: [more…]

Adding Some Bells and Whistles to Your eBay Listing

Any extras that you add to your eBay listings have some looming pitfalls. The first is that the more complexity you introduce in your listings, the greater the potential for a problem with the page displaying [more…]

Getting Web Server Space

A Web server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and runs special software that enables it to provide information to Web users. You can easily get space on a Web server. Several Web-based [more…]

Installing New Dreamweaver Extensions

Even with all the cool features already included in Dreamweaver CS3, the Extension Manager enables you to add new functionality by adding extensions from a variety of third-party sources. [more…]

How to Admit Mistakes on Your Blog

If you make a mistake on your blog, admit it. Apologize, if necessary. Above all, don’t deny or hide the mistake on your blog. Of course, mistakes upset people, but you can do a great deal to help yourself [more…]

How to Use MySpace to Find Friends

Friending is the underlying foundation of MySpace. Millions of users are active in the MySpace community. You can find a friend by using a direct MySpace URL, by browsing, or by searching for a user. [more…]

Defining and Dealing with Web Cookies

A cookie is a tiny little file that's stored on your computer. It contains the address of the Web site and codes that your browser sends back to the Web site each time you visit a page there. Cookies don't [more…]

Building a Yahoo! Store or Outsourcing It

You can build your store yourself, or you can hire someone to build it for you. You can even build it yourself and then just hire someone to clean it up. Sometimes, though, it's just better to break out [more…]

Introducing ActionScript Classes, Objects, and Methods

Objects, classes, methods, and properties — whew, that's a mouthful — are the building blocks of ActionScript programming. These terms are all related, and understanding how they interact is one of the [more…]

Watching Out for eBay Trading Violations

Both buyers and sellers can commit trading violations by attempting to manipulate the outcome of an auction or sale. Many of the violations aren't necessarily buyer- or seller-exclusive but apply to both [more…]

Designing a Fine eBay Listing

Looking for the inside scoop on putting together the "perfect" listing for your online auctions? You're in the right place with this lot of sure-fire design ideas. [more…]

Tuning Into Types of eBay Auctions

An auction is an auction is an auction, right? Wrong! eBay has five types of auctions for your selling pleasure. Most of the time you'll run traditional auctions, but other auctions have their place, too [more…]