Working with CSS floats

In the land of CSS, the property ‘float’ is typically used to help wrap text around images.  It can also be used to layout other HTML elements to make webpages work across different resolutions and devices. However, as many web developers have found out, there are quite a few snafus using ‘float’.  Plenty of other…

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Web fonts

Typically, browsers support a very limited number of fonts for use on websites: However, Google offers a large repository of fonts that can be used on any website.  Check this out: http://www.google.com/fonts/ If you want to use a font, simply click ‘quick use’ next to the font desired.  At that point, Google gives you a…

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Installing Perforce

I have used three revision control systems during my career: SourceSafe, CVS, and Perforce To help version personal efforts and make for nicer backups, effectiveness, I recently installed Perforce with Western Digital’s Live Book Duo.  It was a significant learning process and one that will enhance my technical effectiveness.  Here are some of the more useful tips involved…

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Windows Shortcuts

In the world of Software-Engineering, I use lots of keyboard shortcuts to navigate around the OS, in my code, etc. Surprisingly, these shortcuts are not widely-known to those that are not generally in a technical background, and even then, there are some exceptions. Below is a list of keyboard shortcuts that can be useful especially…

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Searching Algorithms

This article contains information regarding various searching techniques that may prove useful in various situations without regard to programming language. Description Of Searching? Ready for a completely convoluted example? Read on… Let’s say that you are visiting your buddy in his hometown and your buddy called from his workplace to inform you that he was…

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Sorting Algorithms

This article contains information regarding various sorting techniques that may prove useful in various situations without regard to programming language. Description Of Sorting? Sorting is a term to describe the ordering of data upon some value. For instance, let’s say that we have a list of people’s names: Bob Smith Janet Q. Evans Mike A.…

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Introduction To C – Part 3

Welcome to the final installment of a three-part introduction to C. In this chapter, various constructs are discussed including conditional statements and loops. Conditionals If-Statement There are times in a program when you will want to perform actions based on certain results. For instance, let’s say that we want to test to see if a…

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