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  • Hi,

    The site layout is nice and clean, and simple. More content is needed however, to really see how the site works. One piece of advice: make the links behave like links. On just about every site, links to another page change colour or have some sort of change behaviour when the visitor moves the mouse over the link.

    There are some links in this EPZ thread if you need more information.

    Adam
  • Hi simon,

    I have found this book to be very helpful in learning CSS. You learn it alongside HTML. I already new some HTML before reading this book, but found it was a good way to learn how to apply CSS to the different page elements.

    Adam
  • I study volcanoes. My screenname came about because a friend of mine saw me reading this book.
  • This will do it. It's free and works brilliantly.

    Adam
  • Adam needs

    1) So you go to Google and type in your name and needs in quotations. For example "Adam needs" - and then you just give us the first 10 or so sentences that (Actually appears twice on the first page)

    2) Adam needs to shower petition
    3) Adam needs someone to move into his apartment and become his new roommate
    4) needs to work on the Free Art Friday website! (and probably needs a kick up the bum to do it!)

    overall, not very exciting.
  • Hi Jim,

    If you decide to go for Photoshop Elements, you might find these resources useful:

    Hidden Power of Elements has some plugins/extras for Elements that give give you some of the features of Photoshop CS/C2. Some are free, but the rest are very cheap. Available for ALL versions of Elements.

    Photoshop Fanatic is a website that accompanies a book about the Organiser side of Elements. Very detailed and can be picked up cheaply, especially if you use BestBookDeal.com

    Adam
  • Assuming you have Photoshop, This tutorial explains how to add a gallery frame effect around your images. It's meant for large prints, but could be made to run on smaller files.

    Hope this is of interest.

    Adam
  • To get a panoramic shot in one sheet of paper, you'll need to merge the photographs on your computer before printing. I have found Autostitch to be a very good piece of software. Others on this site have used it too. Can also use the photomerge function (File > Automate > Photomerge (I think)) in Photoshop, if you have it.

    HTH

    Adam
  • I haven't used snapfish myself (because I am stateside), but my parents and my brother have. They ordered prints from digital (one of which was quite large) and calenders from them without any trouble, and are very pleased with them.

    Adam
  • I have used a Lowepro Orion AW beltpack for about 7 years and love it. Takes all my gear. You can read more about it in couple of posts in a previous thread here (Scroll down the page for my second post). I paid 115 pounds for it in 2000, but well worth the investment. I've taken it on board a plane many times, and it fits nicely into the overhead bins.

    HTH

    Adam

  • Quote:The shaking is driving me crazy!


    Living in San Francisco, I would have thought that you'd be used to the shaking by now Tongue

    Seriously though, I've just turned off my Symantec adblocking to see how horrendous that ad is. I'd like to them try to correct that amount of shake in-camera.

    Adam
  • HM Revenue and Customs information here

    Adam
  • Paint.net is good. However, there is also Google's Picasa , which will handle RAW files and is a cataloger/editor, a bit like PS Elements. You could also visit this site: Photo-freeware.net It lists quite a large number of free photo related software.

    Adam

  • Quote:I'm a technical writer and all I want is a bomb-proof wordprocessor which can handle massive tables, illustrations, references, captions, tables of contents etc without problem, whilst being fast and responsive as well as (for preference) free


    Have you considered using latex or one of its many variations? As I said in my post, I find it excellent for doing just the sort of thing you want to do, and it's free. Does take a bit of getting used to those as it is not a WYSIWYG editor like word is. If you're interested, then try these links for more information.

  • Quote:I have noticed that I get better results if I use Hyper-utility2 then CS2 to touch up


    This is probably because it is Fuji software working with Fuji RAW files. Fuji knows their own RAW format best, so they know how to extract the best possible image from it. AFAIK, Adobe and the like have to reverse engineer the file formats to figure out how to make their RAW converters read them.

    HTH

    Adam
  • Hi Phil,

    Just had a lot and I think, overall it is a nice site with some good photographs. However, there are couple other things I want to point out: on all pages, I have an empty space above the navigation. I see from the code that there is supposed to be a background image there, but it is not showing up (in either IE6 or FF2). I turned off my firewall and adblockers, and it still wasn't showing up. Also, on the page listing the cost of each image, the price is hidden behind the paypal logo. This only happens for me in Firefox though.

    I agree with digicammad's comment about the CSS. You can also do that to the javascripts you have.

    Adam
  • You might want to look at using a template site like Photium or Clikpic. You would need only basic knowledge to set up of these sites. Alternatively, you can pop along to your library and pick up some books on building your own websites. I would recommend that you get a book that combines both HTML and CSS, such as this one. You will also need to get some software such as Dreamweaver (expensive) or Nvu (free?) to make your pages. I would also recommend taking a look at the W3Schools website -- its full of free information.

    HTH

    Adam
  • Firstly, insert all your image in to the document. Then right click on the first image and select format picture. Click on the Layout tab, click on square, then other. repeat this for all you images, and you should be able to drag them around the document pages so they fit side by side.

    HTH

    Adam
  • For basic documents, I use MS Word, but for my technical documents (i.e., my dissertation and journal articles), I use miktex which is based on the Tex typesetting system. I find this excellent for laying out my documents, though it takes a bit of getting used to all the various commands etc.

    Adam
  • Well, I'm going to be different. I use my.yahoo.com and have all my hundreds of bookmarks, plus all the news, sports, weather and other RSS-based feeds I want right at my fingertips.

    Adam
  • Toronto City skyline at dusk from the Islands is one of the best views of the city (just don't miss the last ferry back!). And don't forget the glass floor in the CN Tower for drama! Grin

    In the Finger Lakes, I would recommend Watkins Glen. It can be insanely busy in summer, but worth the hike to see the myriad of waterfalls - there's even one you can walk behind. Letchworth State Park is also another good place. It's called the Grand Canyon of the East, and though it is a tad smaller, it's still impressive.

    For Niagara Falls, go on the Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist tours. Some great closeup views of the falls from below to be had, BUT your camera will get very wet if you go up to the hurricane deck on the COTW tour. It should be OK elsewhere. They used to provide lockers in the changing area for the COTW tour, but don't anymore, so even if you don't want to take pics, you'll still have to take your camera with you. Could always buy a waterproof single use camera.

    Sunsets over either of the lakes (Erie or Ontario) can be dramatic. The city of Buffalo skyline at sunset is very pretty, especially if you are out along the marina. The Naval park along Buffalo's waterfront with its small fleet of ships (there are 3 Tongue) has opportunities for some dramatic shots. Buffalo also has some incredible architecture and the City Hall is a must, and can't be missed!

    That should keep you going for a few days.

    I live in the Buffalo area, so if you have any more questions, just drop me a PM.

    Adam
  • Dumb law in Alabama:


    Quote:Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.


    Dumb laws in Alaska:

    Quote:Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.


    Quote:While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.



    Quote:It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

    That last one is one of my favourites.

    You can find tons of other dumb laws like this, some with explanations, here.

    Adam
  • You can also find some more tutorials here.

    Can you be more specific about the problems?

    Adam
  • On my PC at home, I use AVG and Zone Alarm, along with Ad-aware SE Personal and Spybot. On my laptop, and the other computers in my lab, I have Symantec Client Security (which I get for free through my university Grin) instead of AVG and ZA. I've never had a problem with either combination. AVG will update itself just about every day.

    HTH

    Adam

  • Quote:I believe that under certain about of money ($10.000 a year) you don't have to report this income for the taxis? Am I right?


    That depends on whether you are filling a joint tax return or are filing individually. If individually, then as far as I know, you do not need to file a return. HOWEVER, you must check the IRS website. There you will find all the information you need to help you.

    HTH

    Adam

  • Quote:Buried in snow, and we're bothered by a mere inches of snow?


    Is that not because most parts of the UK are not used to more than a dusting of snow about once a year which is gone in a few hours? If so, a couple inches could easily create panic. People also seem to have very short-term memories and completely forget what their experiences were like during the last storm.

    In Upstate New York, they are more accustomed to large snowfall events, though even by NY standards, the recent snow fall in Oswego County is a lot. The snowfall in UNY is driven by the presence of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, the so called lake effect snow , which until the lakes freeze over, can create big snowfalls.

    Adam

  • Quote:Heavy snow


    LOL!

  • Quote:any good mountains nearby to snowboard???


    Apparently, we have some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Northeast. I'm not a skier, much prefer tubing.

    Adam

  • Quote:A bit pathetic really


    Probably because its all here in Buffalo! Grin

    Adam
  • Were the black frames at the beginning? If so, and you have either an EOS 20D or a KM 5D/7D, this post here or this one here might help you.

    Adam