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Configuring DNS with Older Versions of Windows

Configuring DNS on older Windows systems — such as Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT — is much simpler than in Windows 2000 and later, basically because the earlier Windows operating systems didn't [more…]

Understanding VoIP and CSIs (Carrier Services Infrastructures)

As you begin to discover the various VoIP network types (such as a DSL or a T1 line), it's essential to know about each network type's underlying CSI, or carrier services infrastructure. Whatever network [more…]

Roles People Play When Using Wikis

If you look at any successful wiki community, whether it be Wikipedia or an internal wiki inside a company, you will find many different people playing many roles. With a wiki, whatever your inclination [more…]

Exploring the New Dreamweaver MX 2004 Interface

With Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia integrated ColdFusion and HomeSite into one single, powerful interface, though you had the choice of working with that new interface or with the old Dreamweaver 4 interface [more…]

Exploring Built-in Sightseeing Placemarks with Google Earth

A placemark is to Google Earth what a bookmark is to a Web browser. When you see something interesting while you're wandering the virtual planet and you want to be able to get back there easily, just slap [more…]

Seed Your Wiki with Info to Attract Users

Users consider a wiki to be useful if it has a clear goal and some information already in place. Take Wikipedia, for example. When you visit a topic, you see a concise, coherent entry on a particular subject [more…]

Managing Server Access with Contribute

In order to control workflow, Contribute installs a file in a specific folder at the root of any Web site you connect to. This file, called the Shared Settings File, enables Contribute to store all the [more…]

Testing Your Work with the Dreamweaver CS3 Site Reporting Feature

The Dreamweaver CS3 Site Reporting feature enables you to find — and fix — site problems before you go live with your Web site. You can create a variety of reports and even customize them to identify problems [more…]

Designing a Media-Friendly Web Site

Everybody knows it makes sense to be customer driven when designing a Web site, especially if you're doing business online. For a company doing PR, an important application of technology on the Web is [more…]

How to Register a Domain Name for a Blog

Registering your blog’s domain name is a straightforward process. You use a domain registrar to buy your name, and then all you need to do is “point” your new domain at your Web host. Many domain registration [more…]

How to Choose Blogging Software

When deciding on blogging software, you'll find that each brand will have many options to consider. Whichever blogging software you choose, it should give you easy access to a publishing/posting tool. [more…]

Discovering Videoblogging

A videoblog is a collection of video files posted to the Internet using a method that makes it easy to update content quickly — combining the usability of a blog with video files. There are many different [more…]

How to Blog and Keep Your Job

You can blog about anything, but if you blog about work, you need to do so safely. Blogging about work can get you in trouble. Many bloggers have been fired for writing blogs about their job, for identifying [more…]

What to Do If You Forget Your YouTube Username or Password

If you forget your YouTube username or password, don't panic. YouTube has your e-mail address, and you can retrieve your forgotten username or password from them. [more…]

Thwarting Spammers

Spam has been around since early in the life of the Internet, long before most people had even heard of it. In fact, the sending of "junk" electronic mail was such an issue that one of the Internet's earliest [more…]

Technical Requirements for Blogging Software

The technical requirements for blogging software are much more specific than what you'd need for a typical Web site. Most blog software use a mix of several kinds of Web server technology that are ideal [more…]

Finding Out about Frames

Frames divide a browser window into several parts, just as a window (the glass kind) can be divided into several panes. Each frame (or pane) consists of an individual HTML document. In effect, using frames [more…]

Touring Google Earth Route Info

Maybe you're planning to hop in the old jalopy and see what there is to see out on the open road. Or it could be that you're not interested in where the roads go at all, but you'd still like to show where [more…]

Speaking Of VoIP Soft Phones and Wireless Phones

VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) phones can be plain-Jane and basic, or they can be full-featured and support videoconferencing and Web surfing. You can find VoIP phones in the following distinct categories [more…]

eBay's TRUSTe Privacy Policy

eBay had a privacy policy for all its users before privacy policies were even in vogue. Now eBay maintains the safety standards set forth by the pioneer in online safeguarding: TRUSTe. [more…]

Dialing Up VoIP Myth-Busters

If a new technology comes our way that brings with it the promise of reducing or eliminating tremendous monthly costs, it can be expected that supporters and stakeholders of the status quo are going to [more…]

How to Make the Most of Polls in Your Blogs

Polls are a great way to increase your blog traffic; no one can resist talking about themselves, especially if there’s a button to push along the way! You can use polls, too, for getting readers to provide [more…]

Boosting VoIP Quality with Dedicated Transports

Transports are the physical lines installed at the company or consumer premises to provide all sorts of network access. Many folks think of T1 or T3 transport lines when they hear the phrase [more…]

Fashioning an FAQ for Your eBay Auctions

Customers always have questions. It's the nature of things. Whenever you get involved with a transaction where you're parting someone from their money and giving something in return, the party giving up [more…]

Using VoIP in the Single-Site Office

Considering VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) for a single-site, smaller company has a lot of parallels to putting VoIP in at a larger multilocation company. There are also some big differences. These [more…]