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Plagiarism is probably the online disease of the 21st century because more and more articles, songs and designs get stolen. Luckily, there are a lot of tools and tips that can help you protect your work from this viral disease. There are both passive and aggressive techniques that protect your work and you need to understand how both of them work. As there are more and more online thieves, you might want to protect your creation in a both passive and aggressive manner. First of all, you need to understand that search engines usually take care of most of the plagiarism problem. This is because they only give credit to the original poster of an article and thus the thief is usually not rewarded with …

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Increasing the search engine ranking should be your primarily concern if you own an online business. If you may know that, you might not know exactly what to do in order to increase your page rank. Using the proper keywords is one way of doing it and it can help you get the results you want in terms of both performance and profits. The main keyword is probably the most important one because it can help you get the top spot for a certain niche. This will attract a lot of traffic for sure. Once you identify your main keyword, you will need to embed it throughout your website or blog. Of course, you will not be the only one using that certain keyword as …

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Coding is used to build websites and create innovative website designs. The new tools and features that get introduced every so often have made this a very easy task. Where coders from the early 2000’s used to write code spending hours over getting it right, now, it’s possible to handle coding without any of that sweat. One need not be a geek, it is not necessary to be familiar with coding languages in detail either. This is fine, if you have a deadline looming and you need to get that web site sorted and running; but at a more basic level, there is a downside to this. An apt analogy would be to compare this situation to the art of cooking. Using readymade codes is …

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Will the invasion of the internet and online media finally outcast paper from planet earth? Will children in some distant future be shown online pictures of what paper used to look like? Even if this reality takes its own tedious course down the time line, there are some huge hurdles to cross and obstructions to beat before this can happen. The first paper-based media that came under fire are newspapers. Since, the advent of TV, newspapers lost a bit of their foothold as people turned to their TV’s for coverage of news. The latest political stunts, the gory crimes and the latest community events were all portrayed live and ‘happening’. However,  the newspaper made a comeback. TV reporting has a tendency to be repetitive while …

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The internet has left many careers flourishing in its wake. The electronic revolution opened several avenues – and not only for computer geeks. Perhaps, the most creative and lucrative career that came into being was that of a web-designer. The internet is full of websites. Informative websites, educational websites, film related websites, email websites, news websites: There is actually no end to that list. Websites do not come into being out of their own accord. They are thought of, planned and finally created, the people who do this are called web-designers. There is a huge amount of creativity, and an equal measure of know-how involved in the profession. The opportunities are limitless. Every year about 25 million new websites are added on. As of the …

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Until a few years back, mobile phones were not in vogue and therefore the need to customize screen layouts for mobile phones was not a priority item for web designers. When mobile phones came into being, they were used as calling devices and their functions extended to internet access only in the past seven or eight years. This has changed the scenario in web designing completely. Now, when website or a screen is designed, it has to possess flexibility to adapt to both desktop and laptop screens as well as to androids and iphones. In short, this means a screen should be clear to the user irrespective of the size of his browser. This is what responsive web design is all about. This the feature …

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Custom Meta boxes are used to create associations to text in posts on screens. This feature is present in Word press, but is not very user friendly. So, Meta boxes help, simplify these associations. Meta boxes are stored as arrays and can be added to a post screen. Creating and using Meta boxes requires some knowledge of coding and cannot be attempted by total beginners. However, this is not as difficult as it seems and can be learned through practice. Tutorials make the issue more complex and seem to intensify difficulties instead of explaining them better. There are several ways of manipulating and using Meta boxes. You can •    Create Meta boxes •    Handle Meta box data validation •    Saving meta box Meta data •   …

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CSS stands for cascading style sheets which helps in improving the look of a basic website. This refers to features like color, background, text styling and the general look of the web page. With increasing demands on good-looking and attractive web pages to attract browsing traffic, you have to understand that CSS adds tremendous value to a webpage. Any reader who stops at a particular website first notices the way it looks before examining and judging its functionality. CSS3 promises to deliver several design enhancing features which will be very useful in improving the physicality of the website. This means you can use the new CSS3 to make your website look fancier and more attractive to a reader. A design enhancement feature is defined as …

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A Flash CMS stands for Flash content management system. Flash websites are incredibly user friendly and there is no struggle with complex software. MotoCMS.com offers Flash CMS and Flash templates, which can be used by anyone. What you can do to check this out is visit the template and register for the free demo offer for thirty days before purchase. This gives you ample opportunity to explore the Flash website concept and try out its various features for creative content creation. Go ahead and have fun with this. Creating a sample webpage First, try out a hypothetical project – a sample one where you can design a human resources website for a company called say ‘HR Pros’ step by step. Remember that as soon as …

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It is assumed that till now you would have set up a blog on some free website. You would have selected your idea for the blog and its design is also in your mind. You may also have selected a theme and you could have picked some of the content you would like to display on your blog. Such preparations are absolutely necessary and must be completed carefully. You can easily make your first blog entry, but now that you have a blog, have you figured out the most important question of them all? What the visitors need from your blog? What the content of your blog focuses on? Are you targeting a specific kind of audience or is it for the general internet user? …

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