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File Under: Glossary


A popular and widely-used flavor of Unix, Solaris (formerly named SunOS) is used for large-scale enterprise networks with tens of thousands of active nodes. Solaris is capable of distributed computing (using multiple computers’ processors to complete a single task) and symmetrical multi-processing (running two or more processors in one computer). The OS ships on Sun’s Sparc workstations along with graphical interfaces to increase user-friendliness.

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You’d think that figuring out how many unique individuals visit a website in a given time period would be pretty easy, but in reality it’s not. Web site developers have few ways of determining exactly how many people use a given computer, IP address, or ISP account. In fact, beyond the data you get from registration processes and cookies, there’s very little reliable information on how many people visit a site, which makes hard numbers hard to come by.

File Under: HTML, Templates

Blank HTML Document

This is a blank HTML document. If you want to make the simplest of web pages, copy and paste this code into a text editor and start typing your awesome content.

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Create Simple HTML Frames

So, I was walking through the office yesterday and someone asked me, “Jillo – if you had to pick one thing you were good at, what would it be?” “Well,” I said. “I tend a lovely garden. I’m very good with dogs. And I can explain frames in terms even my mother could understand:the picnic.”

Imagine, if you will….

It’s summer. It’s somewhere in the Midwest. You’re on vacation, so you drop in to see your mother (of course — my god! You fly over the Midwest, you have to visit your mother), and in your honor she holds a picnic.

So there you are. Dad, of course, is at the barbecue, making sure the beer cooler is always full, and the kids stick to the soda cooler. And Mom is spreading a buffet table out on the deck, with glorious amounts of food piled high in metal bowls, Tupperware, straw baskets, and the like.


So you pick up your plate, and it’s not just any kind of plate — it’s a special sturdy picnic plate (probably made by Coronet or some other fine brand) that has separators. You know the kind. It has a big part for the meat product, and a little portion for the salad, and a little portion for the dessert.

Now, in a few minutes you’ll be thinking of this separated plate as your frame document, but let’s not go there just yet. Let’s continue our picnic before we talk shop.

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RSS for Beginners

Have you ever noticed those inviting orange buttons on some web pages, or spotted the odd link pitching an “RSS feed”? If you’ve ever clicked one out of curiosity, and then scratched your head at the unformatted gobbledygook in your web browser, you’ve seen an RSS file.


What is it really for, anyway? Two things: RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Atom are two specialized formats that create what’s commonly called a news feed, or just feed. A feed is an easy way for sites to share headlines and stories so that you can read them without having to visit two dozen different web pages everyday.

In other words, web builders use feeds to dish out fresh news and content from their websites and web surfers can use feed applications to collect custom-tailored selections of their favorite websites to be read at their leisure.

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