Forcing Links to Open in a New Tab or Window

Have you ever found yourself browsing the web on a smartphone and clicked on something that opened in a new tab? It is almost impossible to tell when this happens. In fact, many people don’t even realize that browsers on SmartPhones can have the equivalent of multiple tabs or windows. Now imagine someone using a screen magnifier. They click on a link somewhere in the middle of the screen. If the link opened in a new tab in the background, they would never notice it and just think something is broken. However, if it opened in the foreground, one might … Continue reading

Productivity Tip: Copy and Paste without Junk

Have you ever tried to copy information from a web page or a MS Word document and got more than you bargained for when you pasted it into another Word document or web page? Text often comes with unwanted junk in the form of extra formatting codes. The solution is usually to use Paste Special and then choose to paste as Plain Text or Unformatted text. Word actually gives you an opportunity to also choose whether you want to paste using the sources formatting — where you got the content from, target formatting — uses the formatting in the current … Continue reading

Finding a Photo’s License Using Google Images Search Tool

Have you ever come across the perfect photo and wanted to use it on your blog, website, social media post like Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, report or print publication? Google Images has a very useful tool to search for an image and hopefully find out the type of copyright license attached to it. Searching for an image To search for an image, you will either need to get the address of the image on the web or you will need to have a copy of it saved locally on your computer. If the image is located on a publicly accessible website … Continue reading

31 Free Stock Photo Sites for Your Web Projects

Adding photos to your web page can be a great way to connect with visitors who are more visual and to make your website generally more appealing. Here is a list of websites where you can find free stock photos for use on your web projects, in your e-learning courses, blog and social media posts and other types of publications including print. The old adage “you get what you pay for” applies here. You will often find the best of what a photographer has to offer, the photos that have been touched up to perfection on commercial stock photo sites like … Continue reading

Adding a MailChimp Signup Form on Your Website

There are several ways to integrate MailChimp into your WordPress website. Getting a form on your site is relatively easy. The challenging part can be to get it to integrate with the look and feel of your site, especially if you don’t know anything about HTML or CSS. If that’s the case, you may want to find someone to help you out. Before we get into adding a form to your site, it is worth mentioning that you should only be collecting the very minimum amount of information that you require. An email address is essential for any kind of sign-up. … Continue reading

Get Google Verified Authorship for Your Website

Some people claim that getting getting Google Verified Authorship for your site can actually increase click throughs and even rakings. While I’m not sure about that, if there is even a chance that this is true, can you afford not to especially when it only takes about 5 minutes of your time? Here is how you can get Google to verify authorship of your site: Step 1: Add the following code to the header of your site: <link rel=”author” href=”” /> Naturally you’ll want to change the link to point to your own page. For WordPress Sites: Some themes advanced … Continue reading

Add Terms and Conditions Checkbox to PayPal button

There are times when you will want your clients to read and accept terms and conditions before making a payment in PayPal. The great thing about the following approach is that it will work for just about any website, whether the site is simply written in HTML or uses a CMS like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Here is how to add a checkbox to your PayPal button. STEP 1 — Add the following Javascript code on your page: <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ function confSubmit() { if(!document.getElementById("accept").checked) { alert("Please read and accept the Terms and Conditions in order to continue."); return false; } } … Continue reading

Setting up a Website for Educational Purposes

ASP.Net / SQL Server If you are looking for ASP.Net, I’ve heard people recommend ASPSpider. Their services include 4.0 and SQL server. Their free accounts limit you to 100 MB of disk space but that should be more than enough for most educational purposes. Also check out the Free ASP.Net Hosting List for a list of most popular web hosts. Here is a list of some ASP.Net framworks you can play with: Umbraco DotNetNuke AxCMS.Net N2 mojoPortal AtomicCMS (This is not the same as AtomicMotion CMS which is a commercial product) Apache, MySQL, PHP If you are looking … Continue reading

Creating a Link in WebsiteBaker

Wondering how to create a link in Website Baker? It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4: Copy the address you want people to go to when you click the link. Log in to the administrator side of your Website Baker site and edit the page where you want to insert the link. Selecting the text you want to turn into a link by highlighting it with your mouse and click the icon that looks like 3 chain links in the editor toolbar. The icon is called Insert/Edit Link and is usually located about 2/3 of the way across the second row. Paste your link in the … Continue reading

Uploading a File and Creating a Link in WebsiteBaker

Want to make a PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MP3 audio file, MP4 video file or other type of file available for download on your WebsiteBaker website though a link? The good news is that the process is the same for almost any type of file. The exceptions are files which are interpreted by the web server or the web browser such as HTML, PHP, ASPX, etc.. Although you can probably upload these, they will be displayed instead of downloaded when people click on them. To make a file available for download on your website, follow these simple steps in WebsiteBaker: Log into the Administration … Continue reading