HTML5 for Beginners – Simple Table with CSS

This is a third article in the series dedicated to beginners in HTML5 programming. In this example, we’ll create a file called simpleTablewithCSS.html, in which we’ll show a table that has 2 rows and 2 columns (each cell 200px x 200x), with styling done by utilizing CSS. The background colors top to bottom in this order: red, yellow, blue and teal. [Read more…]

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The W3C HTML5 frames: Good or bad?

I was asked us to create a post in which we explain our position on the value of HTML5 frames. As far as my position on this topic, the question is not formulated correctly. Any discussion about HTML5 frames, should be dismissed, as the frames in their original HTML 4.01 form are no longer supported in HTML5. And in addition to above statement, possibly also, because no similar concepts were introduced in HTML5 to replace the original 4.01 functionality. [Read more…]

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Penalties for non-compliance with web content accessibility guidelines in Ontario

To the list of guidelines, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that is a fragment of the web user-friendliness guideline available through the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), we in Ontario (Canada), also need to add the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  [Read more…]

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Cutting-edge or standards-based Web programming?

The following article represents my position on using cutting-edge web programming techniques, vs. the techniques that are well established and supported and standard based. I’ll investigate the benefits and merits, as well as weaknesses and risks that come with both approaches.  [Read more…]

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How to Fix Network Connection from Android to Windows 10 share

I’ve been using ES File Explorer on my Android box plugged into TV (and also on my phone) for years; without any issues connecting to Windows 10 share of my desktop computer, when it all suddenly stopped sometimes working in March 2016. It took me a while to figure why I cannot connect to my Win 10 network share from Android anymore, but I’ve fixed the problem eventually, posting it here, just in case it helps someone.  [Read more…]

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Investing In Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain is on the rise with banks and financial institutions adopting the technology faster than anticipated. This short article touches on possible ways of investing into blockchain technology. [Read more…]

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Local vs Distributed Databases

In this article, we’ll analyze the situations in which it is more appropriate to implement a distributed database instead of a centralized (local) database. But before we do so, let’s see how the two of the database concepts differ. [Read more…]

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How to test Google Adsense in DEV and UAT environment?

Testing of Adsense  server in development is tricky, as it’s against Google’s TOS to click on any of your own ads. In any case, UI developers need to see the ad units in order to properly setup layouts and this is how you can enable Adsense and make ad units visible in your localhost testing environment. [Read more…]

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Storing arrays in computer memory [exercise]

I’ve got this interesting exercise to share with everyone. See if you can figure this out on your own first… Suppose a homogeneous array with 8 rows and 6 columns is stored in column major order starting at address 20 (base ten). If each entry in the array requires only one memory cell, what is the address of the entry in the third row and fourth column? What if each entry requires two memory cells? So, the problem #1 is following: Identify the address of the entry in the third row and fourth column of the array, in the given problem. And the problem #2 is to: Identify the address of the entry in the third row and fourth column of the array, in the given problem if each entry requires two memory cells. [Read more…]

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Fix bad fonts in Chrome

Since Chrome vs 52 Google uses DirectWrite exclusively for font rendering on Windows, which may create font rendering issues for some of you. This is how you can fix the problem with the font display in Chrome. [Read more…]

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