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                    THE INTERNET TUTOR
                     February 1, 2007
 
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This week...
 
- Webmaster Tip: Image Bullets for Lists
- Surfin' the Web: GoToQuiz
- Software Spotlight: Photo Wizard
- The Oddball Wall: Quotation Association
- Computer Tip: Internet Explorer Shortcuts
 
Tom is good friend, but he's on the phone a LOT. I tease him 
about it sometimes. Last Thursday he tells me I may be right 
that he's on the phone too much. I asked why, and he said the 
phone rang on TV and he picked up his own phone to answer it.
 
Next he admitted that a while ago, while on the phone again, 
he put his pencil behind his ear as is his habit, but in a 
few seconds started to smell something burning - then felt 
pain!
 
He accidently put his lit cigarette behind his ear instead of 
his pencil. Tom is a good egg. Slightly cracked, but a good 
egg.
 
With friends like Tom, I'll always have things to write about. 
 

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WEBMASTER TIP - Image Bullets for Lists
 
Note: In code examples I add a period after each left arrow
bracket so the code can be viewed in all e-mail programs. 
If you copy and paste, be sure to remove the periods or it 
won't work.
 
Question: How do they make lists that use images instead of 
normal disks for bullet points?
 
Simon Says: This seems like a good question to entertain after 
coming of the mini-series of tutorials covering the basics of 
CSS.
 
Using CSS to format an unordered list has some interesting 
options. You can set an image as the list marker instead of 
using "fake" lists in order to use images as the marker. You 
can also position the bullets as inside or outside.

What does it mean to set the list marker to the inside or 
outside? Aw, come on, where's your sense of adventure? Just 
try it out both ways to see for yourself instead of begging 
me for the easy answer!
 
Here's the code you'd paste into the HEAD section of your 
page to create a bulleted list using images instead of a disk 
as the marker:
 
<.style type="text/css">
<.!--
ul {list-style: circle inside url("images/daisy.gif")}
-->

 
In the above code, the list would use an image called 
daisy.gif that was located in your images folder. I also 
specified a circle bullet for browsers that do not support 
image bullets. Instead of a circle, you could also specify 
a square or a disk. Instead of inside, you can specify out-
side.
 
You'd then code your unordered list in the usual manner. And 
that, is the gist of a list with CSS.
 
 
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SURFIN' THE WEB - GoToQuiz
 
This is a fun site. You can take quizzes other Internet users 
have created or make up your own quizzes. The quiz topics are 
as diverse as the users. You can also take or create surveys 
and polls that you can put on your own web site. I made one 
and had my cousin put it on his fine web site. Here's the 
links:
 
Main Site
http://gotoquiz.com/
 
A poll I made about Alien Life:
http://www.boogiejack.com/poll1.html
 
I scored 100% on this poll about wisdom. How will you do?
http://www.gotoquiz.com/do_you_have_wisdom
 

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          GopherCentral's Question of the Week
 
Will you vote for a presidential candidate from a particular 
party no matter who represents that party?

 Please share your opinion, visit: The Question of the Week
 
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SOFTWARE SPOTLIGHT - Photo Wizard
 
Photo Wizard is a free photo editing product that lets you 
import your pictures from digital cameras, scanners, from the 
Internet or anywhere on your PC.
 
Bring your photos into the program manipulate them in a 
variety of ways. You can retouch your photos or add special 
effects. Crop and size your pictures to get them just right. 
Enhance the colors, the brightness, remove "red eye", and 
more. You can even add captions and a customizable frame if 
you like. A way cool tool for digital camera users, you bet 
your boots!
 
http://www.americansys.com/photowizard.htm
 
Note: I do not provide support for the featured software. 
Contact the software vendor for support. No warranty is 
made or implied as to the usefulness or appropriateness of 
featured software.
 

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THE ODDBALL WALL - Quotation Association
 
It's time to play a game of Quotation Association. It's fun 
and easy, just select who said or wrote each quote from the 
multiple choice answers. The real answers and scoring are at 
the end - no peaking! 
 
1) Diplomacy (is) the art of saying "nice doggie" until you 
can find a rock.
a. Steven Wright   b. Richard Nixon   c. Woody Allen
 
2) Character is like a tree, and reputation like its shadow. 
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. 
a. Norman Vincent Peale   b. Abraham Lincoln   c. Confucius 
 
3) Every day people are straying away from the church and 
going back to God.
a. Lenny Bruce   b. George Carlin   c. Robert Schuller
 
4) Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
a. Carl Jung   b. Albert Einstein   c. Confucius
 
5) Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made 
of. 
a. Yogi Berra   b. Aristotle   c. Benjamin Franklin

6) I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I 
just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
a. Mother Teresa   b. Billy Graham   c. George Foreman
 
7) Be nice to your children. After all, they are going to 
choose your nursing home.
a. Dick Van Dyke   b. Steven Wright   c. Frank Zappa
 
8) The Government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a 
healthy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
a. Ronald Reagan   b. Woody Guthrie   c. Eddie Murphy
 
And now for one that's sure to raise your consciousness...
 
9) Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little 
minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them. 
a. Washington Irving   b. King Solomon (Proverbs)   c. Vince 
Lombardi 

Answers below, here's the scoring:
 
9 correct: Perfection!
7-8 correct: Outstanding
5-6 correct: Very Good
2-4 correct: Fairly Fair
0-1 correct: Turn the TV off
 
Answers:
 
1) c. Woody Allen
2) b. Abraham Lincoln
3) a. Lenny Bruce
4) c. Confucius
5) c. Benjamin Franklin
6) a. Mother Teresa
7) b. Steven Wright
8) a. Ronald Reagan
9) a. Washington Irving
 

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COMPUTER TIPS - Internet Explorer Shortcuts
 
Despite my dislike for most things Microsoft, Internet Explorer 
is by far the most popular browser on the planet. So, here are 
a few IE shortcuts and tips I find extremely useful.
 
- To search for a particular word or phrase on a web page just 
press CTRL + F to open the Find dialog.
 
- Hold down the shift key when you click a link to have it 
open in a new window. If you know you're coming back to the 
same page, a new window is faster to open and close than back-
tracking pages.
 
- Hit the Backspace key on your keyboard to go back a page, 
or press ALT + the Left Arrow. ALT + the Right Arrow goes 
forward a page, and ALT + Home take you to your home page.
 
- Hit the Spacebar to jump down the page one screen length. 
Hold the shift key down as you press the Spacebar to jump UP 
the page. Use the Up and Down Arrows to scroll slower.
 
- In IE 5.5, in most cases you can just type "domain_Name.com" 
instead of typing the "www" first. IE knows to search for it 
on the web. Works for most sites, but a few can't be found 
without the www - that's a server issue, not an IE issue.
 
- CTRL + O opens the dialog to type in a web address. Useful 
for full screen mode surfers like me.

- Press the F11 key to open your browser into full screen mode. 
This is the way I always surf, and with the mini-tool bar 
hidden too. Press it again to leave full screen mode.
 
- Right-click the tool bar and select Auto-hide. This hides 
the tool bar for true full screen surfing. To use the hidden 
tool bar,  just move your mouse to the top edge of the screen. 
Move your mouse away and it disappears again.
 
PS: You can do this with your taskbar too, by clicking the 
Start button, pointing to settings, and clicking Taskbar & 
Start Menu. Then place a check by the Autohide feature and 
click Apply.
 
- Press the F5 key to reload the page. Press F4 & F5 at the 
same time to have the page reloaded at the page top instead 
of wherever you had scrolled to.
 
- Press the Esc key to stop the current page from loading.
 
- Press CTRL + N to open the current page in a new window.

All the usual shortcuts work as well. CTRL + P opens the print
dialog, CTRL + A highlights everything on the page, CTRL + C
copies what you have highlighted.
 
Pressing Control, F1, F7, Page Up, Del, A, 9, X, Tab, and Caps
Lock all at the same time, and then clicking your heels together
while blowing your nose doesn't do a darn thing. Rats eh? I know
you wanted to try that real bad.
 

Disclaimer: Advice in this column is presented as informational
and is true to the best of my knowledge. Any decisions to follow
this advice is your responsibility. Your computer, your choice.
 

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Until next week, ponder these words of Mark Caine: The first 
step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive 
of the environment in which you first find yourself.
 
Have an interesting day, Simon

Questions? Comments? Email me at: tutor@gophercentral.com

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