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Month: March 2011

Celebrate World Backup Day by Backing Up Your Data

ComputerMarch 31st is World Backup Day. Why should you backup your data? If you don’t, you could loose an important file, app or photo when you hard drive fails. Hard drives do eventually fail. If you want to be able to access your data, remember to back up it. Lifehacker’s article, It’s World Backup Day: Here’s How to Avoid Inevitable Disasters, provides you with suggestions for choosing online backup services and tips for backing up your smartphone and online data.

Use Google Maps in ASP.Net

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The .Net Developer’s Journal shows you how to build a custom server control using Google Maps and ASP.Net. Jeevan Murkoth shows you how to build a wrapper around the Google API. This techniques makes it easier for .Net developers to use the functionality of Google Maps without writing a lot of JavaScript.

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has started. It brought the spring showers with it. Today is going to be raining with some thunderstorms.

Happy 100th International Women’s Day

International Women's DayMarch 8, 2011 is the 100th year of International Women’s Day. Today is a day for celebrating the achievements of women. On Physicist/Femimist, Vivienne Baldassare writes about the representation of women in the sciences. She lists statistics that show progress in the past 50 years.

Transform WordPress to Use HTML5

HTML5Smashing Magazine’s Richard Shephard walks you through transforming the theme TwentyTen to use HTML5 tags. In Using HTML5 to Transform WordPress’ Theme Twenty Ten, he explains that many developers are not designing in HTML5. He also argues that people who turn off JavaScript are less than 1.5%. If you don’t use JavaScript because of people who might turn it off, than you are limiting your designs. A web page can consist of HTML, CSS and JavaScript in order to provide an enjoyable experience for your users. Richard shows you by dividing his tutorial by HTML5 tags and providing examples. Why not use JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS to make better websites?

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