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being worked by:
[ 007 ] DOC HTML PUBLIC tag ...... Linda
[ 017 ] Increase Modem Speed ......
[ 024 ] Using Textarea tag ...... Kelly
[ 034 ] Sig Saver via Cookies ...... Sue
[ 036 ] WebPage Pics Using the Classic ...... Viticus
[ 038a ] Better Search Engines Results ......
[ 039a ] Own Domain with CGI/Perl/etc. ......
[ 039b ] Learning Ready-to-Run CGI ......
[ 045 ] Free Webspace Provider ......
[ 047 ] Quick & Easy Clipboard ...... Nancy

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[project #1] ADH-HH Tips & Tools Index ...... Nancy

Submissions, in order of receipt


[ Date: 10 Mar 1999 10:24:50 -0500 ] TIP_TYPE: General
Name: Gest Family
URL: http://www.angelfire.com/wy/gest/
Ed? asked on the ADH-HH message board on 3/9/99 about the use of DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC tags and other such intro tags. Discussing the importance of this rather minor item would make a helpful tip.

17. Increase Modem Speed

[ Date: 19 Apr 1999 07:11:52 -0400 ]
TIP_TYPE: General
Name: Gail
URL: http://members.tripod.com/~yrrep22/index-2.html
ContactRequested: ContactRequested
More speed! Everyone is trying anything to get more speed and a simple call to webtv is all they have to do. I went from 28000bps to 40000bps with one simple call. You have to make sure you get a level2 tec, first of all. And it will only work on a plus.He did somethere are told me to unplug my unit for 5 min. and then to plug it back in and to hit moved. I been flying ever since!Of course turning on the charm will help a little too when you call!LOL We all know how nasty they can be at times!

24. Using Textarea tag

[ Date: 19 Apr 1999 22:25:18 -0400 ]
Name: Karen
URL: http://www.angelfire.com/ri/drywine/index.html
ContactRequested: ContactRequested
I am new to this group, so I don't know if this tip has been mentioned recently or not. How about the textarea tags to get a code displayed properly--without having to say "don't forget to replace these ( ) with these < >"? I recently wrote a tutorial and I know firsthand how much trouble I had getting the code to show up correctly until I stumbled on the textarea tags.

29. Decreasing Loadtime

[ Date: 10 May 1999 23:34:10 -0400 ]
TIP_TYPE: General
Name: Sleazy Smurf
URL: http://home.talkcity.com/ROFLWay/lwbii/index.html
ContactRequested: ContactRequested
If you are using the same Gif, midi,wav, etc. in both your sig and on a page it's generally best to copy the gif under a different file name. Ex.- cat.gif and cat1.gif but both being the same image. Use one for the sig desired and the other on the page. I'll guarantee it'll quicken load times on both.

34. Sig Saver via Cookies

[ Date: 03 Jun 1999 13:06:58 -0400 ]
TIP_TYPE: General
From: dennis weaver
URL: http://www.angelfire.com/nj/dennisweaver/cookies.html
i hope you will feature this in a upcoming issue.i am trying to turn the web tv world on to it.we been waitng for this.it can be done !!


WebPage Pics & Zip Files

Date: [ Fri, 2 Jul 1999 01:21:44 ]

Name: allstondave
URL: http://members.tripod.com/allstondave/channel1999.html  

I have an idea for a Net 4 TV Tip article.

I have figured out how to put my own photos on my webpages using my Classic, the Ritz Camera Webpage and the TL2 transloader to unzip the images from the Ritz site. This might prove useful to Webbers who don't have access to a computer with scanner. It's a little involved but I think I can explain it in 3 or 4 paragraphs.

Ritz Camera is a national Chain with stores everywhere and they offer a service of uploading your photos to their webpage where with the password they provide you with when you pay, you can access them in Zip format. TL2 has a feature that can unzip the photos to jpg's. Then to Hooties to reduce file size and get Height and Width.

I've included a photo of me to show that it works.

<IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/allstondave/images-3/chillin.jpg">

Let me know if this is something that you might be interested in.

===============resubmitted as below:==============

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 1999
Time: 2:18 PM EST
Name: allstondave
UserEmail: allstondave@webtv.net
URL: http://members.tripod.com/allstondave/channel1999.html

ContactRequested: ContactRequested

Comments: I have figured out how to put my pictures on my website with only my Classic, no computres or scanners involved. You get the pictures developed at Ritz Camera Centers and they will put them on their website where you can access them with the password supplied. There's several more steps, including using the TL2 service to unzip the picture files. I'd be happy to write an article, laying out all the steps in detail. I was very happy to discover a way to put my Photos on my sites and I think other Webtv users would find this usefull too. Yes the TL2 is $25.00 per year, but I've found it to be very worthwhile. The page I submitted below was made this way.

==============follow-up draft===================== Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 04:32:06 -0400 (EDT)From: allstondave@webtv.net (allstondave) Add to Address BookSubject: Net4TV article - Photos on your page with Webtv ClassicTo: thewatcher1@eudoramail.com, Viticus@webtv.net   Well, I've finished the first draft of the article. It's much longer than I expected. You can see it at: http://members.tripod.com/allstondave/article4net4tv.html It sounds really complicated, but it isn't, really. After all, I figured it out all by my lonesome. To see a page I made from photos I took at a party, go to: http://members.tripod.com/~allstondave/channel1999.html I made this page in about ten hours spread over three nights. Let me know if it all make sense. I don't know if it's something Net4TV can use because it's so long. But maybe a link or something could be arranged. I plan to leave the page up in my directory. I think it's in a form that should print out well for those with printers. Hope this is something you can use in some way. I'd like to share this information. If Net4TV can't use it, maybe I'll just post a link to it in ADH. Hope to hear from y'all soon, allstondave

Effective Search Engine Coding

DELI LAMA's Tips [tip 2 used 7-18-99]

Date: Saturday, July 10, 1999
Time: 7:21 PM EST
URL: http://delilama.cjb.net
ContactRequested: ContactRequested

Many new homepage builders fail to realize how the name of their site will effect the search engines. "Welcome to my page" sounds nice, but how would a search engine find it? This is especially true since many search engines categorize our site by its TITLE first. Use a good name in the <title> that describes your site's content in brief: like "John's Page on Horses and their Behaviors." Then use your header..." tags e.g. <h1> text here </h1> thru <h7> text here </h7> "...to put a nice welcome sign at the top of the page. Even if it's a personal page, something Like "Mary's Photos and Information About Alaska" would generate hits from a search engine query.

Setting Up Own Domain

Date: [ Fri, 16 Jul 1999 09:46:37 ]
Name: Black Knightmare
URL: http://www.darkserene.com/hell/topsites.shtml

Second, I'm running a moderately successful advertising campaign at my site and in my list, its using SSI (Server Side Include) to rotate banners. What this means is that the address is essentially the same except for one small detail: The URL ends with the suffix ".shtml" instead of the usual "html". So its now:


There's also a banner at the end of this message that'll take you to that address.

Other than those two small discrepancies, everything's cool.

If you think anyone would be interested, I'm currently setting up a domain for one of my sponsors, a pretty good paying gig, actually, anyway...

Again, if you think that anyone would find it interesting, I could write up a consise explanation of how to set up a domain using this browser along with an easy way to manage it. (using a JavaScript/CGI/Perl based file manager [web-based] similar to Tripod or Geocities, there's a way to set that up that's not too difficult if you understand the fundamentals of CGI scripting)

+++++++++++++++++ tip 39b +++++++++++++++++++++

Learn to Run CGI Scripts

Date: [ Fri, 16 Jul 1999 09:46:37 ]
Name: Black Knightmare
URL: http://www.darkserene.com/hell/topsites.shtml

Or, let me know if you'd think that people would be interested in learning how to set up ready to run CGI scripts. There's literally thousands of them out there:

http://www.cgi-resources.com all you really have to know is the basics to get them running. Stuff like CHMOD'ing (setting permissions for files and directories), simple things like scalars, hashes, and arrays (variables), if someone's intelligent enough to learn HTML, then they can do this stuff. It all sounds intimidating at first, but its actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

Let me know, dude. And hey, thanks for using my little tid-bit of information...again! I just hope that people find it helpful...

Take care.


New Webspace Provider

Date: [ Sat, 7 Aug 1999 00:53:59 ]
Name: Tigrah
URL: http://members.dencity.com/Tigrah/

Can you describe the "positions" in a little more detail? I just joined ADHHH, so I'm still getting the hang of it...

Also, figured I'd let you know about another free web hosting service. It's called InternetTrash. No, don't let the name scare you: porn is NOT allowed :)! But they offer 11 megs of space, online editing and their own custom "Web TV Image Grabber" tool; yep, you can type in the url of a graphic and it'll be automatically added to your account. It also offers a handy site mover. Although my site isn't on there now, I do recommend it. I moved to DenCity, and since I have over fifteen pages, it's just too time-consuming to move right now. (DenCity is okay, but your pages are tricky when editing and their server goes down now about once a week - don't subscribe unless you have LOTS of patience!)

The url for Internettrash:

The url for Den City (just in case you'd like to check it out):

And my page: http://members.dencity.com/Tigrah/

Well, gee I wrote you a book :). Time to go...:)

Quick & Easy Clipboard

Date: Saturday, August 7, 1999
Time: 2:38 PM EST
Name: Larry
URL: http://members.tripod.com/~Momp54/index.html

Comments: Create your own clipboards. First copy the code or info that you want to use. Hit your "Go To" button, erase http:// and enter in mailto:code, then hit Return. Your "Write a message" screen addressed to "code" will come up. Paste (Cmd+V) the code there. DO NOT SEND this! Now go back to the site you were on, or just continue surfing. When you come across the next code, copy it, hit "Go To", erase http://, type mailto:code, hit Return. Your "Write a message" screen with the previously pasted code will pop-up, now paste the new code there. Do this as often as you need to,until all of the codes or info you want is there. You can now edit it, or put it in memory (Cmd+A then Cmd+C) and paste on a webpage. You can create as many clipboards as you want, and can return to them by typing in the proper mailto:name. You can return to these clipboards for up to a week before the e-mail trash man takes them. Or, delete the word code, enter your e-mail addy and send. Now you can save it for as long as you want.

Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 09:22:07 -0700 (PDT)From: Html-Dr@webtv.net Add to Address BookSubject: Tip,Trick or Code Of The DayOrganization: WebTV Subscriber Verticle Table Spacing Build a "table" around tables. Each one of the "tables" must be place in a separate table data cell and table data row....like This:

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 01:07:46 -0400 (EDT)From: TheWebbTVGuru@webtv.net (TheWebTVGuru) Add to Address

[[[ NOTE: We can't use this tip with this person's name & e-mail &/or URL without first contacting them.... since we got this tip out of a newsgroup & it wasn't officially submitted to us...]]] BookSubject: MOUSE-OVER ALERTOrganization: WebTV Subscriber ANCHOR

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 01:08:38 -0400 (EDT)From: TheWebbTVGuru@webtv.net (TheWebTVGuru) Add to Address

[[[ NOTE: We can't use this tip with this person's name & e-mail &/or URL without first contacting them.... since we got this tip out of a newsgroup & it wasn't officially submitted to us...]]] BookSubject: "TUMBLING" TEXT IN STATUS BAROrganization: WebTV Subscriber (This goes BETWEEN your HEAD tags

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 01:09:14 -0400 (EDT)From: TheWebbTVGuru@webtv.net (TheWebTVGuru) Add to Address

[[[ NOTE: We can't use this tip with this person's name & e-mail &/or URL without first contacting them.... since we got this tip out of a newsgroup & it wasn't officially submitted to us...]]] BookSubject: "RADIO BUTTON" MENUOrganization: WebTV Subscriber


Date: Thursday, August 12, 1999 Time: 2:27 PM EST Subject: Tips TIP_TYPE: General Comments: Just a simple tip for those who have several web sites & several or even just one guest book. Place the view your guest book page(s) in a favorite folder. Then you can easily check to see if anyone has sign your book, instead of having to check the book on your site(s) Name: Annette UserEmail: georgianet@webtv.net URL: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/acres/3897/

Date: Monday, August 16, 1999 Time: 3:37 PM EST Subject: Tips TIP_TYPE: General Comments: This occurred to me while I was making a page of images, sorta like a page of thumbnails. All of the images for this page are located in the same directory. When you're making such a page, it may take a long time for it to load whenever you check it inbetween edits. If you generate the page layout in a directory that does not have any of the images that will be on the page, the page will load extremely fast inbetween edits. Where your images will be will instead be a blank box about 75 x 75. So you will get an idea of where the images will be. After you have the layout the way you think you'd like it, move it to the directory that holds the images from the page & check how it looks with the images intact. Then, if you need to do a lot of other edits, move it out of the directory to do the edits, etc. Another related tip when doing such a page, or any page for that matter: During layout edits, make your images semi-transparent [ code: ], it will take a lot shorter time for them to load. It only takes a little time to change the transparency value with c/c/p. Name: ericB UserEmail: thewatcher1@hotmail.com URL: http://watcher1.cjb.net ContactRequested: ContactRequested

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 Time: 6:42 PM EST Subject: Tips TIP_TYPE: General Comments: For webtv users who know how to use copy cut and paste. Great way to check spelling on your homepage. Just cmd a then cmd c and go to your mail. Select write and use cmd v to paste the text of your homepage in the message area. Use spellchecker to correct spelling. Then erase message and correct any misspelled words on your homepages. Name: Frank Lunger UserEmail: Custer55@webtv.net URL: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Congress/8957/ ContactRequested: ContactRequested

Date: Sunday, August 22, 1999 Time: 1:05 AM EST Subject: Tips TIP_TYPE: JavaScript Comments: HOW TO PREVIEW YOUR JS FAILURE ALERT CODE: Since the only way to preview how your failure alert will look is to have a JavaScript failure, here's a way to pretty much guarantee a failure. This tip should work because almost every time you go to a page from within the mail facility you will receive a JavaScript error. I believe this is becaue JavaScript is not supported in our mail facility. So, .... After you've entered the code & saved your page, view your page, then hit the "goto" key & select "Show Current." Copy the URL (cmd-a; cmd-c) & hit the "back" key. Then go into your mail list. Hit the "goto" key, hit the "delete" key until you erase the "http://" that you will find there (or do cmd-delete), enter your page's URL (cmd-v; your URL stayed in memory from the cmd-c done above) & hit "return." It is relatively certain you will get a JS failure. Name: ericB UserEmail: thewatcher1@webtv.net URL: http://watcher1.cjb.net

Date: Sunday, August 22, 1999 Time: 1:17 AM EST Subject: Tips TIP_TYPE: General Comments: When in your text editor, if you have a lot of SOME of the occurrances of the same text to be edited, here's a short-cut. Do a "find" of the word(s) or first part of the word(s) that need to be changed. After changing that occurrance, if you do another "find" (or cmd-g), it will take you to the next occurrance. Let's say the next three occurrances don't need to be changed but the fourth one does. After changing the fourth occurrance, if you do a "find" it will start from the top of your code & have to cycle thru each of the previous three occurrances before you get to the next (fifth) occurrance. If you have 35 occurrances on a page & only fifteen of the occurrances need to be changed, it will get pretty tedious soon cyclling thru all those that don't need to be changed each time you do a "find." Instead, after you've made a change, highlight as little as one or two letters wherever your cursor happens to be after you make a change. Then do a "find" & it will ! force your browser to look forward / begin the search from where the cursor is located, & not begin the search at the top of the page. Name: ericB UserEmail: thewatcher1@webtv.net URL: http://watcher1.cjb.net