PC Tips & Tricks
Wooden Buttons & Background by Phillip Riley
June 26, 2003
This tutorial is sutible even for beginners. Wood buttons can add a little class to your website. You can make them in different sizes & shapes. You can make matching backgrounds, & photo windows.
Metal Buttons by Phillip Riley
June 28, 2003
This tutorial is sutible even for beginners. Using these techniques, you can create cool looking brushed aluminum style buttons.
Ghost Type Backgrounds by Phillip Riley
June 29, 2003
This tutorial is sutible even for beginners. Using a single ghost type tile you can make the illusion of a continuous image for the backgrounds of your pages.
Minibricks Background by Phillip Riley
June 30, 2003
This tutorial is sutible even for beginners. Using a Minibricks tile you can make the illusion of a continuous image for the backgrounds of your pages.
Microtiles Backgrounds by Phillip Riley
July 1, 2003
This tutorial is sutible even for beginners. Using microtiles files at 16 pixels square, you can make a background that looks like notebook paper, graph paper or many other backgrounds.
Using standards compliant code along with CSS you can make pages download quickly, display the same on all browsers and screen sizes, and make changes to your entire site by only changing the CSS.
My Design Philosophy by Phillip Riley
June 26, 2003
In part one of this series I will explain to you my website design philosophy. We'll explore topics such as interface design, what standards compliant code is, give examples of good & not so good designs, & finish with a descriptions of the tools we will use to make images, design, & template your web pages.
Mozilla Review by Phillip Riley
June 15, 2003
Tired of always fighting pop-up? Banner ads taking up valuable screen real estate? This free browser may just be the cure for your browsing blues.
Tips & Tricks
Changing Autoplay Options by Phillip Riley
March 2, 2006
The AutoPlay feature can be frustrating. When the wrong program launches to play information on a disc, you feel like you have little control.
Should You Leave Your Computer on all the Time? by Phillip Riley
March 16, 2006
If you turn the computer off, you probably save on power. But turning the computer on and off everyday potentially could cause extra wear of parts. This could cause components to fail early.
Avoid Data Loss by Safely Removing Drives by Phillip Riley
March 22, 2006
When you just unplug a drive from the USB port, you get an error message. It warns you that it was not safely removed. That's not a smart thing to do!
Password Protect Safe Mode by Phillip Riley
April 27, 2006
You can use safe mode to get to Windows' built-in Administrator account. By default, the Administrator account does not require a password.
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