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How to Add a Table with KompoZer
HTML tables are a useful way to display tabular data, and it's easy to create tables in KompoZer. Read this article by Jon Morin to learn how.
Using the HTML5 Custom Data Attributes (data-*)
How to Markup Your Contact Information with VCard Microformats
Learn how easy it is to use microformats in your web pages by embedding a vCard into your contact page. This article will take you step-by-step through how to add vCard microformats to your contact page.
Introduction to KompoZer
Learn how to build a new website in KompoZer. By Jon Morin
Why Use Design Patterns
Once you start understanding how useful design patterns are it can be tempting to use them for everything. But as with all technology moderation is more effective than over-doing it. This article explains why to use design patterns and when to use them.
File Sizes for Kindle Books
One of the more confusing aspects of building Kindle ebooks is the file sizes. You will find conflicting information all over the net about how big your cover images should be, how big your images should be, even the cover image has dozens of different sizes reported. In this article you'll learn what Amazon says about file sizes, recommendations for images, and cover image file sizes.
The WordPress Anthology
This is a book about a lot of the under-the-covers aspects of WordPress. If you're interested in more than just posting your blog entries and want to really customize your WordPress website this is a good book to check out. Read my full review.
How to Format Text with KompoZer
This tutorial teaches you how to format text in the free HTML editor: KompoZer, by the About.com contributor, Jon Morin.
The PC is Not a Typewriter Book Review
This is a review of a book that has been out for over twenty years. But it is still as relevant now as it was in the 90s when it first came out.
How Many Links is Too Many for One Page?
When you have a lot of web pages and articles it can be very tempting to add links to them when ever you write other documents. But too many links on any given page can make your pages look spammy and annoy your readers. And things that annoy readers often result in lower seo rankings as well. Learn how many links to include on a web page.
Kindle Cover Images
Even if your book is 100% text with no images, there is one image you should always haveÑthe cover image. This image is used to market your book, and books that don't have cover image don't sell well, or really at all. Learn how to add a cover image and some of the important aspects of your cover image.
How to Include Images in Kindle Books
Once you have your images in your HTML file for your ebook, you can still end up with broken images inside your book if you don't upload them to the Kindle Direct Publishing system correctly. Learn how to make sure your images show up in your book.
Sauce is a tool to help you test your web and mobile applications on various systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, iOS, and Android. There is a free version, a desktop app for Mac users (and one in beta for Windows) as well as online browser access.
Using Images in Kindle Books
Images are a nice way to dress up ebooks, but many ebook authors don't use them because they can be difficult to add or slow the download time of the books. In this article you'll learn some of the rules for creating great images for ebooks.