September 23, 2005
Fight the power!
There is a new handbook out for bloggers. Here's a quote from the site:
Blogs get people excited. Or else they disturb and worry them. Some people distrust them. Others see them as the vanguard of a new information revolution. Because they allow and encourage ordinary people to speak up, they’re tremendous tools of freedom of expression.
Bloggers are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure. Only they provide independent news, at the risk of displeasing the government and sometimes courting arrest.
Reporters Without Borders has produced this handbook to help them, with handy tips and technical advice on how to to remain anonymous and to get round censorship, by choosing the most suitable method for each situation. It also explains how to set up and make the most of a blog, to publicise it (getting it picked up efficiently by search-engines) and to establish its credibility through observing basic ethical and journalistic principles.
September 19, 2005
For those of you needing some help with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) here are two sites that are handy. One even does the coding for you!
Posted by at 01:49 PM
HTML and Photo alternatives
I've noticed some people complaining about Dreamweaver. I thought I'd post some alternatives that I've used over the years that have worked well for me. I'm not sure how our Professor will like this but maybe it'll help someone out.
CoffeeCup VisualSite Designer
CoffeeCup HTML Editor
SciTE (this is a text editor- like Notepad- but will highlight stuff and reads all kinds of files)
GIMPShop (makes The GIMP look like Photoshop)
I hope this helps!
PS- has anyone figured out how to turn off the automatic paragragh
insertion everytime you hit return in the WYSIWYG editor section of Dreamweaver???
September 16, 2005
my web space
Here's my web space...
Posted by at 11:18 AM
August 29, 2005
I'm Steve. I'm switching over from the MS IT program to the MA in New Media. I'm also doing another IT MS at U. of MD. In my spare time I'm the volunteer fire chief for Great Falls Vol. Fire Dept. in Great Falls VA. I work full time at a non-profit defense contractor called Riverside Research Institute. I'm the sole IT guy at two locations supporting ~50 people. I also spend time working with Air Force Human Intelligence as a technical advisor and represent them at the DIA's Defense HUMINT Management Office Technical Tradecraft Board.
I hate web logs....
For those who are technophobic...drop me an email (sruzila gmu edu...read it out loud if you don't understand) and I'll give you a quick lesson.