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Dealing With Downtime

No one likes it when their website suddenly goes down. Whether it’s their own site or a site they run for another person, downtime causes many problems.

First of all, websites are a very important way of communication nowadays. A downed website means that a business can no longer communicate with those whom it needs to. Second of all, it provides no end of stress for both those who visit the website and those who maintain it.

But downtime is an unavoidable part of a website’s life, so we need some ways of dealing with it.

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7 Tips to Help You Become a Successful Freelance Designer

Chris Reynolds of Web Hosting Search submits this guest article about successful Freelance Designing.

It can be risky to work as a freelancer. However, while the possibility of late payments, lack of work and other challenges can put you off from becoming a freelancer, there are also some great benefits to becoming your own boss. Here are seven tips to keep you successful in your freelance endeavors.

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Popular Twitter Links

Many of you may have noticed our Popular Twitter Links section on our homepage. It is a new feature we’ve recently added.

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Useful Snippets to Cut Down Development Time

Whenever you start a new theme or design, it can be annoying to have to write everything from scratch again. In that sense, it would be useful to have archived snippets you can just copy and paste and be on your merry way.

Here is a snippet for a page using an HTML 4.01 Strict Doctype:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<link href="css/styles.css" type="text/css">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title></title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

Of course, most people like to use XHTML now, so here’s the equivalent using XHTML 1.0 Strict:

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Poll: What are your feelings about Lateral Code?

Throughout our history, we have written about many CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and PHP topics. In order to obtain input from you, our visitors, we would like to have a poll.

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