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HTML5 – Rich Snippets

March 12th, 2010 No comments

HTML5 is the fifth major revision of HTML, the core language of the World Wide Web. The HTML5 specification includes a description of microdata, a new markup standard for specifying structured information within web pages. Read more…

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MySQL in Danger?

January 1st, 2010 No comments


Oracle Finalises deal to acquire Sun
An announcement on their website ( ) states:
“we plan to engineer and deliver open and integrated systems—from applications to disk—where all the pieces fit and work together out of the box.”

(Note the use of small “o” in “Open”)

Help keep the Internet free


“A big part of the Internet is built on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl/Python). Now Oracle is trying to buy Sun, which owns MySQL. Read more…

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Web Design: How to stop body background images from tiling

November 17th, 2009 No comments

When using the “body background” HTML tag, you might find that smaller images tile (repeat) across the whole page.

You can use this css to prevent this.

<style type=”text/css”>
background:url(‘your-photo.gif’) no-repeat;

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Tim Berners-Lee : His CERN Document

April 16th, 2009 No comments

In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a paper called “Information Management: a Proposal” to his supervisor Mike Sendall. This document, called “vague, but exciting” by Sendall, became the blueprint for the World Wide Web which launched the following year. Read more…

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