I'm working on separating MOMĒTEK's Guide from Nancie's Web as I'm trying to keep "Nancie's Web" as a family site. Even then, I plan on eventually phasing that out to "This (not so) Boring Life". So here it is:
I'll be adding more gadget reviews, awesome links, and products that make your life more streamlined. After all, in this modern world, being inefficient is not a good idea.
I've also added a community for mothers who want to share their own tech posts, ideas, and ways they have made their life more "streamlined" so that they can spend more time with their family.
If you are interested: https://plus.google.com/communities/109608549399198474562
The community is geared towards mothers who want to use tech to make their lives easier -so that they can spend more time with their family. However, anyone can join.
Friday, March 7, 2014
|web browsers (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)|
It was much easier to learn than I thought. It looks a bit more complex than it really is. I was able to get a page started with only opening the help file once.
The only problem is that I use a content management system for my websites called "Modx". After converting the webpage, I still have to hand-code the navigation bar if I want to use the built in Menu system of the cms. So I gave up on using it for one site and instead made a demo page, which can be viewed here. I only did this in about 15 minutes, but if I were to include the learning curve that I had with the previous page, I'd say my first page took about 45 minutes.
In the end, if you don't want to use the freebies I suggested, which does require some HTML knowledge, then you might want to consider spending some money. Xara does have a 30-day trial, so you can always download it, then try first before you buy.
Xara Webdesigner Demo Page
- Xara Designer Pro X9 (linkkingsource.wordpress.com)
- Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 9 adds photo healing brush, background eraser and other major tools to new release (pcauthority.com.au)
- Home (xaraxtreme.org)
Friday, February 28, 2014
|Artistic representation of the Devil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Disabling right-click is EVIL!
First, it does NOT prevent copying, I can easy bypass that by using the toolbar and getting the info via the "view source" there. I can STILL download images, and copy text that way. It's not that hard. Then there are some browsers that now disable the ability to disable right click anyway.
And then there are add-ons like Evernote. To test this point, I use my Evernote and copied the ENTIRE page of someone who disabled right click. Photos, text, everything. All I have to do is copy the photo and paste it into a photo editor and Viola! I now have the photo you thought you have blocked people from copying.
Second, it makes potential readers very, very angry. And you won't like it when your readers get angry. Why? Because there's actually legitimate reasons why people use right click... Like checking for spelling errors.
To be quite honest, I'm not as good of a speller as I used to be. I got lazy thanks to spell-check. Although, usually it's the weird spellings like conscience and subconscious. I usually mistakenly spell subconscious like conscience with a "sub" (subconscience), which is wrong. That's where spell-check is supposed to come in, until someone disables right-click.
Then there's the search features. If you talk about string theory, which I'm not exactly familiar with, I will highlight "string theory", use right-click, then click on "search in Google" or "Wikipedia" depending on what my search box is set to in Firefox. In a disabled right-click blog, I will first click on the "close tab" button, and still do a Google search because now I'm curios, but it's not likely I'll be participating in your blog anytime soon.
Another complaint of something I haven't used, but I guess some browsers use "gestures" and I suspect this has a lot to do with the IPad. I've heard of people complaining in other blogs about how they can't use gestures on pages that disabled right click. Essentially making your site useless.
And finally, it won't kill you if people copy sections of your text. I mean people who use it for future reference, like putting into Evernote, or to entice THEIR readers to click on a link to YOUR site. Isn't that what you would want?
FYI, click on brainyquote.com, highlight a favorite quote, copy, then paste it into a text editor and see what happens. When you paste it into a text editor, it also pastes a reference link. I happen to LOVE this. It saves me time on trying to remember where I got that information and I have considered using it on my own site.
Another link on this subject:
- Web-design Ideas That Everyone Ought To Know About (nataliathecheetah497.wordpress.com)
- What's the Point of Copyright anyway? (mometek.blogspot.com)