Simple Startup to HTML Coding

The first basic thing that you need to learn about coding HTML is simply this, if you get frustrated walk away. I have found that many times in the past 5 years of coding that if I just walk away and come back five or even ten minutes later refreshed then you will often see the solution pop up right in front of you. Be patient with your project you will get no where fast rushing through a HTML or any other type of page/site that you are building. Yes you could simply use one of those programs that automatically generates all your code for you with the pretty drag and drop type interfaces. But lets face it, at times it is easier to drive the car if you understand whats under the hood. You also should know the exact process of what you’re doing by learning how to visit the resources you’re going to use to help you carry out your duty. If you are like me and are very curious about how things work then lets get started with this simple project

First you are going to need the following for my tutorial – Notepad which is found under Start  gt; Programs  gt; Accessories and a web browser like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome and a Windows O/S. Chances are that if you are reading this you already have a web browser.

Step one of your tutorial is you are going to want to create a folder somewhere easily accessible for your project. I prefer mine to be under the root of my main drive or data storage. A example would be underneath C: Create a folder named “html” and open it up. When you are in the folder simply right click in the empty space and go to New  gt; Text Document. Open your new text document and lets begin. Also while going through this tutorial and you are typing your examples do nor leave spaces in your tags. I simply did this so that you can view it easier. So it would be Less than symbol with no space in between.

First you are going to want to open your html page using this  lt; html  gt; that way any browser you open the file with will know automatically that it needs to read it in a HTML format. Second you are going to need to create the what we like to call Body of your page. Open it with this ” lt; body  gt;” now anything that you type in this area will be displayed on your page. You should now have something that looks something like this:

 lt; html  gt; lt; body  gt;

Got it? Perfect! Now your next step is to say something on your new web page. Lets try the old standby in coding “Hello World”, but we do not want just a regular size text to be on the page we want to make it larger and more outspoken. To do this we create what is called a “Header” tag. It is very simple and looks like this  lt; h1  gt; There are others as well h2 h3 that make the header smaller and less pronounced.  lt; h1  gt; will do fine for your purposes. So what we need to do is enclose Hello World inside of the tag It will look like this  lt; h1 gt; Hello World  lt; /h1  gt;Now do you see the following

 lt; html  gt; lt; body  gt;

 lt; h1  gt;Hello World  lt; /h1 gt;

If you have this lets continue. We are now going to make a paragraph using the  lt; p  gt; tag. This will be very useful in creating simple paragraphs on the fly. Lets try it now  lt; p  gt; Paragraph that says nothing once again we will close the paragraph using That way the browser know the paragraph is finished. You should now have this:

 lt; html  gt; lt; body  gt;

 lt; h1  gt;Hello World  lt; /h1  gt;

 lt; p  gt;Paragraph that says nothing  lt; /p  gt;

Ok we are now close to finishing! Now we will close the body of the page and close the HTML tag using the following tags,  lt; /body  gt; and  lt; /html  gt; we have to close the body first and we need to close the HTML tag LAST. This way the browser knows to stop reading the language. We should now have a product that looks like this:

 lt; html  gt; lt; body  gt;

 lt; h1 gt;Hello World  lt; /h1 gt;

 lt; p  gt;Paragraph that says nothing  lt; /p gt;

 lt; /body  gt; lt; /html  gt;

Now to save and view your first web page! Go to the File option on the Notepad menu and click “Save As” this next step is crucial, change the drop down box to “All Files”. Now name your HTML document “index.html” make sure to take off the .txt portion if it is still there. Make sure you save the file to the folder you created. After that close notepad and double click on your index.html file. It should now open in your default web browser and you will be able to view your first web page!

How to Replace a Bathroom Vanity

Replacing a bathroom vanity or sink is easily accomplished in a couple of hours or less. Yet in that short period of time you can help update your bathroom and give it a whole new look.

Measure your old vanity before you go shopping. It will make life much simpler if you replace your old vanity with one of the same size. If you are determine to try for a larger vanity, be sure to measure the total area available for a vanity. Keep in mind that you may have to cut baseboards to allow for a larger vanity.

Once you have your new vanity, begin your project by cutting off the water supply to the sink. Hopefully you have cut off valves underneath the sink top. If not, now might be a good time to install those because you will probably have to turn the main water supply off.

Once the water is turned off, open the faucet up and allow any excess water to drain out. Now you need to remove the faucet. Begin by disconnecting the water supply lines underneath the sink. The easiest way to do this is to remove the flexible line that connects the faucet to the the pvc or copper water line completely. You will have to loosen the connection just below the faucet and also where it connects to the main water line. Once that is removed, unscrew the large plastic or metal washers or locknuts holding the faucet to the sink. These can usually be removed by hand. If not, carefully use a set of pliers to loosen them.

The faucet should now easily come off. If the plastic gasket did not come off with the faucet, use a flat screwdriver to carefully pry it up. If you are reusing your faucet, you will need to clean this gasket before re-installing it.

Now remove the drain line. Near the curve in the drain should be a large plastic washer or locknut. This should also turn by hand. Unscrew the drain. Your sink top should be disconnected. However, before attempting to lift it off the vanity, check to make sure no caulking has been applied between the sink back and the wall. If there is caulking, cut it with a utility knife.

Remove the sink top. Check the vanity for screws securing it to the wall. Remove any screws found. Check around the bottom of the vanity for any caulking or trim. Remove any if found. The vanity should now be free.

Carefully lift it up and over the water lines and drain lines. You may need an extra set of hands to do this. Set it out of the way. You’re now ready to install your new vanity.

Before you go any further, check your water lines and drain lines. Do they come up through the floor or come out of the wall? If they come out of the wall, you’re probably ready to install the vanity. If they come up out of the floor, you will need to cut an opening in the bottom of the vanity to allow the drain and water lines to come up into the vanity.

Measure carefully and cut out an opening for the lines. If the vanity is very large you may need help lifting it up and down over the lines carefully. Once it is in the correct position, use a level and ensure that it is level. If it is not, use small wedges to get it level. Secure it to the wall using screws. Be sure to attach it to at least one or two studs.

Install your faucet on the sink top before placing it on the vanity. Be sure to use a new gasket or clean the old one thoroughly. Use a thin bead of plumber’s putty around the gasket. Tighten the large plastic washers or locknuts underneath the sink top. Hand tight is usually good. Connect one end of the flexible water supply lines to the threaded ends of the faucet. Be sure to apply teflon tape to the threads on the bottom of the faucet. Use a wrench to tighten, but do not over tighten.

Place the sink top on the vanity. Ensure it it seated correctly. Reconnect your water supply lines to the main supply lines.

You are now ready to install the drain assembly. Using plumber’s putty, apply a thin coat around the opening in the bottom of the sink. Insert the drain assembly through the opening, pressing it down into the plumber’s putty. Be sure to align the opening in the drain assembly for the overfill with the opening in the lip of the sink. The tailpiece of the drain assembly should fit into the drain line. Hand tighten it with the locknut.

Check any other locknuts on the drain to ensure they are tight. Turn your water back on and check for any leaks. Your new vanity is now ready for use. A visit at the can be made through the person. A warranty card should be furnished through the person for the purchase of the product. Proper checking should be there of the leakages available in the boiler for the boiling of water in the kitchen. 

Factbox: The Backlash Against Comic Sans

Google surprised users Friday with an April Fools’ Day prank meant to irk font police everywhere. Google released a web page explaining that after conducting research using 41 free fonts, the reviled Comic Sans font out-performed them all. The company proceeded to announce that Comic Sans would be its default font across all Google products beginning on April 4, 2019.

Users also found they could install an extension to the Google Chrome browser known as “Comic Sans for Everyone” that allowed them to yield search results with that font. Even without the extension, users who searched for Comic Sans or Helvetica were presented with results in the despised font automatically.

Google had plenty of fun with Comic Sans for April Fools’ Day, but what makes the font so unpopular? Here is a look at the history of the backlash against Comic Sans:

* The font was created in 1994 by Vincent Connare, who, while working at Microsoft, was inspired by two comic books in his office: “The Dark Knight Returns” and “Watchmen.” The font later became a standard typeface for Microsoft products.

* The movement to stop the font began in 1999 by Holly Sliger. Sliger was told by her employer to design a museum gallery guide in Comic Sans. Believing it to be to cliché and ill-suited for the project, she suggested other typefaces, but her bosses insisted on Comic Sans.

* After Sliger married graphic designer Dave Combs, the couple began a crusade to stop the typeface in 2001. They started a website called “Ban Comic Sans,” claiming that the font “conveys silliness, childish naiveté, irreverence, and is far too casual.” Combs further clarified the typeface’s issues in a June 2005 article in the Boston Phoenix. She said of Comic Sans: “It’s poorly designed. Its strokes are irregular. It’s a really ugly, comical, stupid, ugly font.”

* In the 2005 session of the youth model parliament in Ontario, the New Democratic Party (NDP) included a clause in an omnibus bill to ban Comic Sans.

* In a 2009 Guardian article, “Watchmen” co-creator Dave Gibbons was asked what he thought of the Comic Sans typeface. Gibbons stated, “It’s just a shame they couldn’t have used just the original font because it’s a real mess. I think it’s a particularly ugly letter form.”

* BBC columnist Simon Garfield wrote in 2010 that Comic Sans is “homely and handwritten, something perfect for things we deem to be fun and liberating,” but noted that its ubiquity and simplicity has led to its misuse. Garfield pointed out that another popular typeface, Helvetica, is everywhere and is also simple, though it still possesses an air of sophistication while Comic Sans “just begs to be printed in multiple colors.”

Thinking of Buying a Sony Bean MP3 Player?

In my opinion, the Sony Bean Mp3 Player is the worst Mp3 player you can possibly buy. I bought one last year and it ran without any problems. I filled it with songs that I downloaded from and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, a few months later, I was charging it one day and went to unplug it as it was fully charged, and when I activated the play button, I received an error message. From then on that’s all the player would display is that message. So I looked up the error message, and I found out that the battery inside it had died, and it could no longer be used.

A few months is quite a short time to have an Mp3 player that should last a while. This player also set me back 100 dollars or more. Not only was the player bad, but the music software, SonicStage, was really slow. It became annoying transferring music on to the player. However, the one thing I did enjoy about the player was the quick charge capability. One minute of charging equals one hour of playback. That is one thing good that I liked about it. The sound quality is pretty bad as well. Some songs cannot be heard unless you crank the volume up all the way, songs that you would normally have no problem hearing. When you finally do hear the songs, it sounds pretty bad. It isn’t CD-quality sound, in fact, it has no quality at all to it.

Song storage is alright. I put almost 250 songs on the one I had, which was a 1GB. That to me is quite impressive since the salesman told me it could hold about 150 or so. I was also not impressed with the interface. One time I wanted to change the time and date format, and it took me a while to do so. The interface seems to be very unorganized and thus trying to change an option is like pulling teeth. The feel of this Mp3 player is also extremely flimsy. It seems one wrong move and somethings broke off. Mine did not break, however, the screen did have a small crack in it which I have no idea where it came from since I took excellent care of it. I did like the fact that there was an FM tuner in it, and it picked up radio stations that my good radio could not. All in all, this is not a good product. I was severely disappointed in its performance. There are more things wrong with this player than good. My advice to anyone buying this is, find another company and do research on Mp3 players before buying one, it takes some time but in the end, it is worth it.