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How To: Program the light sensor on a Lego Mindstorms robot

The light sensor on a Lego Mindstorms NXT robot can be used to help the robot navigate obstacles or follow light sources. Learn how to program light sensors and the calibration program in the Lego Mindstorms NXT robotics system using movement blocks within the NXT programming environment. Program the light sensor on a Lego Mindstorms robot.

How To: Create a downloadable file for your website

Having downloadable files on your website is often an essential. It is an easy and fast way to share programs via the web and allow your visitors to experience software and files that you enjoy. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a file downloadable for you website, so your visitors can easily download any file. This process is surprisingly straight forward and easy. You can follow this same process whether it is a text file, image, movie or music file. You will also learn how to tu...

How To: Style a webform with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Forget tables, start using list items and some css to start styling your forms. In this CSS tutorial, you learn just that. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Make a simple HTML hyperlink

This how to video shows how to put an HTML hyperlink on a web page. It starts with the basic code to simply insert the link and have that link open in the same window. The code appears as follows: <a href="http://www.website.com">Text that will show up on the page </a>. The example used is Google, so it would be, <a href="http://www.google.com">Google</a>. The video then explains how to create a hyperlink that shows up in a new window. Sticking with the Google reference it would read <a href=...

How To: Hack websites using cross-site scripting (XSS)

In this episode of Full Disclosure we are explaining the website attack known as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). Cross-Site Scripting is a type of security vulnerability that affects web applications that do not sanitize user input properly. This kind of vulnerability allows an "attacker" to inject HTML or client side script like JavaScript into the website. Cross-Site Scripting is most commonly used to steal cookies. Cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific informa...

How To: Make a hyperlink (clickable link or image) in HTML

Have you ever gone to websites and seen an entire URL address you have to copy and paste into your browser window? Is the thought of having such an inconvenience on your page making you wish there was a better way? Today is your lucky day because success is going to teach you step by step how to make a HTML hyperlink that user of your website can use to navigate to different portions of your website without the inconvenience of copying and pasting long dragged out links.

How To: Use HTML and open & closed brackets

To open the body of an HTML first open the HTML document, to do so write an open bracket, then html, the close the bracket. Next press enter. Type another open bracket, then type the word body, then type a closed bracket. Next press enter again. Now you can type an open bracket, then a backwards slash. Next type the word body again. Now type a closed bracket. Press enter once again. Now type another open bracket and then type html. Then type a closed bracket. Now you have just opened and clos...

How To: Create a free website from scratch

You can create a free website using HTML. HTML is hyper text mark up language. Create a folder "my webpage" with all of the images and information for the webpage. Use notepad to write the HTML for the website. Notepad plus is the best which can be found on Sourceforge. Open the browser and the notepad and begin to construct. These codes will help in the creation of the page: <html> opens instructions </html> closes instructions. These are called tags. One opens the commands or instructions a...

How To: Create a basic layout for a web page with CSS

In this free web developer's guide, you will learn the basic of creating a basic CSS layout. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Create a photo gallery with CSS

Learn how to easily create a CSS photo gallery with a unordered list and a little bit of CSS. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Use the Lego Mindstorms NXT Editor

The Lego Mindstorms system may seem like a toy at first, but it is actually a very powerful robotics system used by universities, schools, hobbiests, and kids alike. Learn how to use the Lego Mindstorms NXT editing and programming software to program movements for your robot. Use the Lego Mindstorms NXT Editor.

How To: Create a simple two-column layout with CSS

See a very simple way to create a two-column layout with pure CSS. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: View sensor data from a Lego Mindstorms NXT robot

If you want your Lego Mindstorms NXT robot to function as accurately as possible youneed to understand how to get data from the viewing sensors via the NXT brick. Learn how to use the NXT brick and the NXT programming environment to view and change light, sound, or touch sensor data on a Lego Mindstorms Robot. View sensor data from a Lego Mindstorms NXT robot.

How To: Add a background to a CSS image container div

See how to add a background image to an CSS image container div with this handy hand-coder's guide. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Create pure CSS drop-down menus without JavaScript

This clip will show you how to create pure CSS drop down menus without any JavaScript. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Create a parallax background effect with CSS

In this clip, you will see how to create a cool parallax effect with some CSS and images. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Style list items with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

With help from this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to style list items with CSS. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'll need to have some understanding of HTML (for the structure of your web pages) and CSS (for their style). And this free coder's guide will get you started along that path.

How To: Format a CSS website

Being organized and using good formatting in your CSS files can save you lots of time and frustration during your development process and especially during troubleshooting. The multi-line format makes it easy to browse attributes but makes your file vertically very long. The single-line format keeps your file vertically short which is nice for browsing selectors, but it's harder to browse attributes. You can also choose how you want to group your CSS website statements. Do you do it by sectio...

How To: Create a free flash website using Wix

In this video, we learn how to create a free flash website using Wix. First, log online and go to "www.wix.com" and either create a screen name or log into your account. Now, click on "create" and choose a premade template or make one from scratch. Now, change the background to a color you prefer, then add in a frame and different media to your page. You can also add a title to the website by clicking on the "text" section. You can play around with the different effects and additions, making ...

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