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Archive for August, 2007

About XML

Posted by tment894 on August 31, 2007

I like the idea behind the XML language, because you can create your own attribute tags and make meaning to the information on the XML page. I also like how the information is organized in a structured format and therefore is easy to follow and understand. In addition, it is great that you do not have to use an expensive software program to create XML files; only Notepad or some other text editor will suffice.

Check out the article: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/usingxml

– Tom

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i know this has almost nothing to do with our class but hey it’s really cool

Posted by jsiller on August 31, 2007

this is my contribution lol !

there might be a parthnership between apple and volkswagen !!! how cool !!!

check out the link below:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/vw-apple-discuss-cooperation.html

comment please…

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SmoothWall Express 3.0 released!

Posted by scott143 on August 31, 2007

Smoothwall a Linux based hardware firewall, has just released their new version 3.0 for download. If you are not familiar with Smoothwall, it is a free Linux based hardware firewall that is configured via a web-based GUI, and requires little or no knowledge of Linux to install or use. The system requirements to run Smoothwall are very low if you got a PC that has a 66Mhz or faster processor, 2 NIC cards and 16Mb+ ram you can run this very secure firewall.

For more information about smoothwall you can check out the Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmoothWall

To download go to the smoothwall site http://www.smoothwall.org/

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What’s it going to look like? Who CARES!

Posted by vjnoone on August 30, 2007

This always gives me a chuckle….

Foxtrot Web Design

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WoW FTW

Posted by standadeezy on August 30, 2007

seeing as i enjoy playing World of Warcraft i thought i would post about the games website called the armory. with this web site you can look up any player from the game, their gear, stats, guild association, and playere vs player standings. when searching specific characters, it also allows you to see what gear online would be better then the gear you already own. this multi feature website is great, and im sure would grab the attention of many other gamers out there.

WoW: The Armory

-Keith Balsamo

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Who is Jennifer Madden?

Posted by vjnoone on August 29, 2007

I’m not sure but her site sure is COOL!  It has great JavaScript tutorials and a fabulous plug-in for firefox perfect to help WEBT 143 students visual an HTML document.

Check it out and I’ll show her when we start to talk about HTML files structure.  Remind me if I forget!

http://jennifermadden.com

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SVG Images 101

Posted by GPC on August 29, 2007

Introduction
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is a language for describing two-dimensional graphics, with possible animation, in XML. The standard specifications for this language can be found here.

Background
To understand why SVG images are useful, we need to first discuss how they differ from bitmap images:

A Bitmap graphic is a representation, consisting of rows and columns of dots (pixels), of an image in computer memory. They do nothing more than archive an image one square at a time. You’ve seen these images everywhere, and have probably created a few yourself. GIF, BMP, JPEG, these are all bitmap image types.

On the other hand a vector graphic is an image made up of individual objects instead of pixels; and these objects are defined by mathematical equations. These equations are rendered on demand, meaning the image is completely generated when you ask for it. SVG images fall into this category, however the mathematical equations are being represented by XML tags.

Features
Since SVG images are plain-text XML code, they can be scaled, manipulated, or even created dynamically on Websites by PHP, ASP, Javascript, and more:

  • Image scaling without pixelation, blur, or compression.
  • Default anti-aliasing.
  • Animation.
  • Future support for XHTML integration through foreign namespaces (SVG code directly in the XHTML page).

And best of all, they can be created easily in professional art programs like Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape (Linux).

Examples
This is the SVG image code of a red circle outlined in blue:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd">
<svg width="12cm" height="4cm" viewBox="0 0 1200 400"
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" version="1.1">
<circle cx="600" cy="200" r="100"
fill="red" stroke="blue" stroke-width="10" />
</svg>

This should give you an idea of how the SVG image is written. You can even save this code in a text file, named something like “circle.svg”, and it will actually render in a Web browser as an image!

Resources
If you wish to learn more about how you can create and use SVG images on Websites and more, check out the links below:

SVG at W3CSchools
Basic Shapes in SVG
SVG images in HTML
Dynamic graphs with SVG
SVG at Wikipedia

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Very cool web site!

Posted by jstewart157 on August 29, 2007

One of the web sites that perked my interest in this field is www.leoburnett.ca. Take a look around….Moosehead and Visa are my favorite.

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WEBT 143 EO1

Posted by vjnoone on August 28, 2007

Test Post

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King of Web Standards

Posted by vjnoone on August 28, 2007

See, I’m not the only one bowing down the great Zeldman! For WEBT 143 folks this article should sum up my first lecture!

 Check out the article and slide show.  Both are fabulous!

-Roni

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