Using Embedded Files In Your Web Page

Before streaming media was a viable medium, if you wanted to add some music or a video file to your web page you had to use HTML code to embed the file on your page. The issues with embedding files were that you had to wait for that item to load when going to the page, so if it was a big file you could be waiting a long time for that page. Which was especially annoying and painful in the dial up Internet days. If the web page designers were considerate they would give the user controls to the file, so that it could be stopped or played at the user’s discretion. But some designers would not leave any controls, making it impossible to stop the music. So every time you went onto that page, you had to listen to the embedded files.


Embedding was achieved by the use of the embed tag. Such a tag would look like the following.

<embed src= “files\music.wav” autostart=“true” loop= “true” hidden= “false” height=“15” width = “155”></embed>

SRC—Is the location of the file you are embedding.

Autostart—Is the condition of whether or not the file starts playing on the page load. Set accordingly with the true or false statement.

Loop—Determines whether or not he file plays through once and stops or repeats. Set accordingly with the true or false statement.

Hidden—Determines whether or not the user will be able to see the control. Set accordingly with the true or false statement.

Height—The height of the control

Width—The width of the control

With the rise of streaming content, embedding files has lost some of its appeal. Embed tags are now widely used to embed links to streaming content on peoples pages.

Censorship of the Internet May Block Your Website From Being Seen


Censorship of the Internet May Block Your Website From Being Seen

As most people are aware, your government censors what you can and cannot see on the viable media sources. Whether it be newspapers, television news, or even the Internet. This censorship has existed throughout the centuries; it just gets harder to do now, since information is so widespread and easily shared.

Google has been in the news lately for their dealings with the censorship with the Chinese government. If requires extra filtering efforts on Google’s part, which they have become tired of keeping up with. As well as the fact that Google computers were hacked from a group in China. Google is about ready to part ways with China for that reason alone. Though if they did, they would cut off ties with a huge consumer market. Though the other debate is that it is because Google is behind in the running with other Chinese search engine companies.

Australia has also announced a plan for censorship of their countries Internet access. If it is passed, they Australian government will be allowed to block any websites they wish to, without any explanation to the citizens. The usual excuses tend to be that the content was immoral or against decency. Whether the content was actually offensive or not does not matter.

Governments are a corporation, they do not want anything that would make them look bad or derail their plans. In the end result, if the government wants to block your website, they can.

Using JavaScript to Find Page Elements

One use of JavaScript is to locate HTML elements on the page. This is done generally by passing a reference to the element by “name” or by “ID”. This can be used to retrieve values from elements or to assign them values.


The two methods that achieve this affect are:

  1. getElementById()
  2. getElementByName()

An example of finding an element by ID and assigning a value to the element. When the button is clicked, it calls the show method which finds the ID of the test box. Once the element has been captured, it can be further manipulated. In this case, the textbox will be made to have the value of “Joe”.


<html >


<script type=”text/javascript”>


function show(){

var say=document.getElementById(“TextBox1″);






<form id=”form1″ runat=”server”>

<asp:TextBox ID=”TextBox1″ runat=”server”></asp:TextBox>


<input id=”Button1″ type=”button” value=”button” onclick=”show()”/>




The getElementByName() method functions in a similar fashion, but instead of grabbing the ID of an element, it will grab the name attribute. Similar to the item below.

<input name=”NameBox” type=”text” />

Web Design Trends for 2016

From my reading across the internet, I’ve come across what other Web Designers view as the coming trends for web design in 2016. Some are trends that started occurring last and are said to continue in their growth, while other will start this year and gain in popularity. Of course this is all speculation, but the designers will influence what trends gain in use.

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So a quick summary of the highlighted trends:

  1. Minimalism—“Less is More” will return to the web. Text is going to be apart of the design and the number of pictures will be cut back.
  2. Typography—Various text fonts are going to be widely used as the design base for a web page.
  3. Simple Layouts—Layouts will move to a simpler one page designs to eliminate the need for redundant navigation.
  4. Oversized Headers, Footers, and Logo Designs—Instead of splash screens and start pages, the company loge will run throughout the background of the webpage.
  5. Central Images—Pages will focus on one large central image and not be clutter the page with multiple images.
  6. Magazine Layouts—Sites will look like magazines to accommodate their previous print readers.
  7. Modal Boxes—These are already growing in use. A relative of the popup box, but this one deactivates the rest of the screen while you deal with the box.

The Pros and Cons of Pop-Up Windows

When most people think of pop windows in their browsers, it is the negative vision of countless banner ads either they have experienced first hand or heard from friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers. As with most forms of technology, it can be used for helpful or annoying purposes. While the pros most likely outweigh the cons, the negative stigma around pop-up windows is hard to ignore.


Let us start with the pros of pop-up windows:

  • The most original use is that a user may want to visit a new page without navigating away from their current webpage. As with viewing description on items you are shopping for. It is nice to have a new box pop-up with the detailed description come up, rather than having to leave your place on the main page.
  • Many websites now use virtual help staff that appear in a pop-up box and ask you if you have any questions you need answered.

Pop-Ups get annoying and improperly used when:

  • They are used to create a series of ads. Some websites will bombard you with numerous pop-up ad windows as soon as you go to their page. Annoying as this is, it is the website owners method for making advertising revenue. Anyone who clicks on these ads, is justifying the purpose of them being there.
  • Though most pop-ups were ads, some were links to more malicious content.

The abuse of pop-up ad windows led to the creation of Pop-Up blockers on pretty much all web browsers.

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5 Things to consider when finding a web designer written 

Just like in houses, architectural things, tech gadgets, or even a simple toy, its design and appearance will speak for itself. And who does the layouts? color? and structure? It’s the designer. A web designer on the other hand is the one who creates the visual appearances of a website. He / She is responsible for the page layouts, colors, graphics and navigation styles of the website which needs to be in accordance to your business, or your personal choice. Such things will directly affect the impressions of the website visitors, the business it itself.


When trying to find a good web designer, you can try to check the following:

1. Does the web designer already has a good experience? You need to ask them about their experiences, if they had experiences in designing a webpage which is similar to what your business nature is, it is a plus. Since we are to spend real money, we need to be wise in picking a good web designer. The cost must meet a good quality as they say.

2. If they are an experienced web designer, try to ask them for sample designs or check the projects they might have done before. Their web designs will speak for themselves. Try to navigate the websites they had done, check how navigable they were so you could have ideas on what you want.

3. Ask them about Search Engine Optimization or certain things about internet marketing. Usually this is a separate work, but they need to work hand in hand with each other, as the sites structure will affects its marketability. Ask them how they can help you in seo’s or marketing stuffs. We need to remember that in order to generate views, we need to market it to the people. Just like the real market, the internet has a market world that needs a different form of marketing.

4. Ask about the pricing. Basically the cost of building a website is calculated per page and also the optional additions such as SEO, auto-responders, email set-ups, blogs, membership page and so on. A quality web page costs about $2,000 – $5,000 or higher. Also ask about the websites maintenance, do they also offer maintenance? It would be best if they would also be the one to maintain the website for you, they know how the designs and structures better than anyone else.

5. Web designers are usually booked, so you must ask if they can meet your deadline. The length of finishing a website will depend on how do you want it to appear, so you need to work hand in hand with the designer to show him how you want things to be set-upped.

Ask for referrals first before anything else. If you know someone who has ideas or had experienced a service of a web designer it is much better to talk to them and ask for referrals, in that sense, they can give you sound advice to where you could find the best possible designer that could meet your needs. Always remember that a good webdesign speaks for the brand itself.

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