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210. Sunday 2nd April 2000 - Light Relief
Synopsis: Humour
Techniques: Jokes

200. Sunday 9th January 2000 - Links Want To Be Links
Synopsis: This document explains why you, as a Web page author, should not try to prevent Web browsers from displaying textual links underlined and image links with borders around them. It also discusses common mistakes in setting (suggesting) colors for textual links. In special cases, it might actually help users if you "tailor" link presentation; there are both HTML and CSS methods for that. The beauty of textual links is explained and compared with the drawbacks of non-textual links and pseudo-links like buttons. Finally we present various ways of "animating" or otherwise enhancing links without destroying their natural beauty. By Jukka Korpela.
Techniques: Links, normal, underlined, borders, colors, visited links, emphasis, no-underline, hilighting, flags, image links, maps, JavaScript, Java, forms, animation

197. Sunday 19th December 1999 - What are RFCs
Synopsis: Jukka Korpela describes "Requests For Comments" (RFCs), their usage , history and relevance to internet developers
Techniques: RFC, Request For Comment, For Your Information, FYI, STD, Standards, IETF, W3C

167. Sunday 20th June 1999 - Looking for Something? : Searching the Web
Synopsis: Searching for information is one of the most common activities on the Web. However, it can also be one of the most frustrating to carry out. Pankaj Kamthan describes some of the basics behind searching and provide recommendations that could improve the outcome and the experience. The nature of information, which is the search object, is also discussed.
Techniques: Obstacles, Views, Search Engines, Gateways, Techniques, Metadate, RDF

147. Monday 8th February 1999 - Are all Portals the same?
Synopsis: In this article, Janus Boye will briefly define what a portal actually is, give a short history of the portals, review some of the current portals, and finally give a short suggestion of where the portals might be heading.
Techniques: Web Portals, Search Engines, History, Future, Market Share

137. Saturday 5th December 1998 - Intranets in Education
Synopsis: An Intranet uses the technology of the Internet for dissemination, sharing and enhancement of information internal to an organization. Advantages of an educational intranet are discussed and some applications are suggested by Pankaj Kamthan.
Techniques: Intranets in Education, benefits, applications, information sharing, information dissemination

Synopsis: The issue of representing Japanese language characters on the World-Wide Web (WWW) can pose various challenges. In this article, Pankaj Kamthan presents some possible solutions, and discuss their advantages and limitations. We restrict ourselves to Windows 95/NT and UNIX/X-based platforms.
Techniques: Japanese Language, Operating Systems, Browsers, World-Wide Web

Synopsis: The issue of rendering Chinese language characters on the World-Wide Web (WWW) can pose various problems due to their varied support in different operating systems and different browsers. In this article, Pankaj Kamthan presents some possible solutions. We restrict ourselves to Windows 95/NT and Unix/X-based platforms.
Techniques: Chinese Language, Operating Systems, Browsers, World-Wide Web

125. Saturday 31st October 1998 - Where is the Web heading?
Synopsis: Written by Janus Boye - the Web is moving in many different directions, this article attempts to cover only a few of these different directions.
Techniques: Web communities, Browser Fragmentation, adavances in Technology, Usability

120. Friday 9th October 1998 - WWW - How It All Begun
Synopsis: WWW - How It All Begun - by Janus Boye
Techniques: World Wide Web, history, hypertext

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