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Selected JavaScript Syntax

JavaScript is still one of the most used programming languages, especially for client-side programming, and the following table offers a summary of the most useful functions and what they do. [more…]

HTML, XHTML & CSS All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether you're just getting started building Web pages in HTML or you want to move on to more advanced topics, such as client-side programming with JavaScript or database management with MySQL, there are [more…]

Digital Marketing For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Millions of Internet users are just a click away, and great digital marketing is essential if you want to reach them. Read on to discover the best ways to use the web for marketing, and a jargon-busting [more…]

Named Colors and Hex Values in HTML

The following table contains a list of named colors you can use in HTML and CSS code to create a more colorful Web site. The colors are given with their corresponding RGB hexcode values and a representative [more…]

HTML, XHTML, and CSS Resource Sites

There's no shortage of good HTML resources online, but some are simply so superlative that you'll want to check them all out. The following sites provide help on HTML, XHTML, and CSS, as well as Web graphics [more…]

How to Create a New Article with Joomla! 1.6

Joomla! 1.6 makes it easy to create and publish your Web site’s content without the need for any complex code. To publish a new Publish article in Joomla! 1.6, just follow these easy steps: [more…]

How to Create a New Menu Item with Joomla! 1.6

Don't stress if you need to create a menu item on your interactive Web page — it's easy when using Joomla! Menu Manager. To add menu items to an existing site, simply use these steps: [more…]

How to Install an Extension with Joomla! 1.6

Thanks to the constantly growing community of Joomla! users and developers, there are literally thousands of extensions that you can download and install to extend the functionality of your Joomla! site [more…]

How to Access Joomla! Managers in 1.6

In the course of building and maintaining a Web site with Joomla! 1.6, you may find yourself working with the various Managers on a regular basis. This quick reference guide illustrates a fast and easy [more…]

Common Joomla! Tasks

Understanding how to navigate through Joomla 1.6 makes building a great-looking interactive Web site easier. Keep viewers’ interest piqued by using the following tips when you design Web sites with Joomla [more…]

Joomla! For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Joomla! lets you create interactive Web pages without using code, taking the hyper out of using HTML tags. With Joomla! modules, you can create articles and menu items, install extensions, and build engaging [more…]

How to Show Up in Local Search Results on Google

Much like the main Google search index, Google Local is the most popular local vertical search engine out there. Submitting your site to Google Local enables you to show up for local queries, appear on [more…]

Target Your Audience with the Right Search Engines and Keywords

In order to get the most bang for your SEO buck, you need to know who your target audience is, so that you can advertise with the right search engines and use the right keywords on your Web site. [more…]

Why People Use Search Engines: Research, Shopping, and Entertainment

To get a better handle on search engine optimization, it's important to understand why people use search engines, at all. Generally, people use search engines for one of three things: research, shopping [more…]

The Difference between Organic and Paid Search Engine Results

When a search engine returns its search results, it gives you two types: organic and paid. Organic search results are the Web page listings that most closely match the user’s search query based on relevance [more…]

How Search Engines Gather and Organize Data

Ever wonder how search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Ask.com, and Microsoft Live Search gather and organize their data so quickly? Behold the wonder of technology! [more…]

Content, Popularity, and Architecture: Things All Search Engines Look For

To keep their results relevant, all search engines need to understand the main subject of a Web site. You can help the search engines find your Web site by keeping in mind the three major factors they’re [more…]

How Yahoo! Searches the Internet and Ranks Listings

When people search the Web using Yahoo!, they get back a combination of organic and paid results. If you work for a larger company, you might try Yahoo!'s Search Submit Pro to get an edge over your competition [more…]

How Google Searches the Internet and Ranks Listings

Among search engines, Google is the biggest fish in the pond. Using services such as PageRank and Google AdWords, they offer excellent organic and paid search results. [more…]

How AOL and Ask.com Search the Internet

In addition to the biggest search engines, some other smaller engines, like AOL and Ask.com, draw a pretty respectable number of hits. And, they use Google technology to ensure the best results. [more…]

Get Serious Customers with Vertical Search Engines

Vertical search engines are search engines that restrict their search by industry, geographic area, or file type. Google has several vertical search engines listed in the upper-left corner on its home [more…]

How to Decipher Search Engine Results

A search engine results page displays a lot of different information; in fact, you may not even be aware of all the different types of results you get. From vertical search engine results to related news [more…]

Use Blended Searches for the Best Search Results

Search engines have historically indexed Web pages based upon text content. Now search engines are displaying other types of content integrated (blended) automatically onto the search results page. The [more…]

How Online Behavior Affects Search Results

Search engines use a technique called behavioral searchto customize a results page based on the user’s previous search behavior. Behavioral search basically tracks the searches you’ve run and adjusts new [more…]

How to Opt Out of Personalized Results on Google

Search engines use a technique called behavioral search to customize a results page based on your previous search behavior. However, you might want to opt out of personalized results for a few reasons. [more…]

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