Freelance IT opportunities on the rise

All things said and done, it’s not a bad time to be an IT professional. As enterprises have increased their reliance on new technologies, they have been looking for help from those trained in the subjects they’re invested in. Cloud computing and mobility are just two of the reasons that IT jobs are on the rise. Recent…

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Why ping tests may not accurately measure network performance

When testing network performance, one metric used is the amount of time taken by a ping test. This measures the latency involved in sending a packet and receiving a response. While unusually slow pings may suggest a problem, they don’t always correlate well with overall network performance. The reason is that throughput is another important…

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Set up variable headers and footers for multi-page templates

(97/2000/2001/2002) When you’re creating a template, you’ll often want the header and footer on the document’s first page to be different than the header and footer used on subsequent pages. A letterhead template is a classic example–typically, the first page of the letter should include your company letterhead, whereas subsequent pages should not. However, not…

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Use effective digital images on any budget

Inserting digital photos is an effective technique to add personality to your presentations, but you might not have the budget for a high-end digital camera. If you want digital images without spending hundreds of dollars, consider these alternatives: – Photo disks. Many film developers now offer for purchase a CD with the digital images of…

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Drop the language attribute habit

In older HTML code, script elements typically had a language attribute, specifying JavaScript. In HTML 5, this attribute is considered obsolete. While you can specify the language using type=”text/javascript”, specifying it in a language attribute will trigger a warning in HTML validators. While this may not seem a big deal, this violation interferes with writing…

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Easily handle empty elements in CSS3

Sometimes if content is lacking in an element, the code has to be handled specially. Often, server-side code may be used to display whatever should appear in the absence of content. However, CSS can also be used to format empty elements, such as setting their display to none in those cases where the browser doesn’t…

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Investing in your Workforce

When a person looks at the compensation they are receiving from their company, many times we focus only on wages, 401K and health insurance. What many don’t realize is training and educating your staff is just as important and is a great benefit for both the company and the employee. By educating your staff and…

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How to stay ahead in the IT job hunt

There has never been a more exciting time to be an IT professional than now. With so many businesses looking to up their technology game, there is an increasing need for more staffers with varying skillsets. According to Computerworld contributor Beth Stackpole, 38 percent of companies are planning on hiring more workers that can handle…

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The importance of CompTIA underscores value of certifications

If there is one thing that’s certain about IT professions, it’s that they’re a constant process. Technology is always changing, and paying attention to one’s qualifications is vitally important. Because certifications evolve with the times, people may have to “re-up” every once in a while to make sure they understand how certifications may be different from…

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