Monthly Archives: October 2001

Creating your own website

Today, following on from the request of John Mills in Roselands Drive last week, I’m starting a multi-part series focusing on the basics of creating and uploading your own website.

Last week I asked you to register your own domain name on the Internet so that you would be ready to begin creating your website and I have a quick question from a reader to field regarding this:

You mentioned www.redstation.co.uk, in your latest article and that it would cost £9.40, I can't seem to find any thing for that price, has it changed or am I not looking hard enough?
Mike Cresser, via e-mail

The price of £9.40 that I mentioned was the inclusive of VAT price, if you click on ‘Domain Registration’ on the left hand side of the webpage, you’ll see the price of £8 + VAT.Just enter Read the rest

Readers Questions and Answers Part 2

This week I will again answer some of the mail that I have been receiving recently in the hope that it will resolve a number of problems that my readers have been having.

I read with interest your article a few weeks ago concerning connecting laptops through mobile phones to the Internet.I currently have a Nokia 6150e and will be going to the Med next year on a boat.

I hope to be able to connect to the net via laptop and mobile phone and would appreciate any info you can provide that will allow access.I had hoped to just have ‘Pay as you go’ but you said this does not work. Why?

Also if it’s not possible to connect via our system of Pay as you go, is it possible to use the Spanish system instead?I’ve tried to find information Read the rest

Mobile Essentials #2

Continuing from last weeks article focusing on mobile essentials that I have discovered recently by gaining first hand experience.This is particularly understandable when you bear in mind that in future I’ll be writing my articles on my laptop in rainy Wales!

Last time I talked about the ability to connect your mobile phone to your laptop in order to access the Internet to send and receive e-mails or to surf the Web.Obviously this resulted in a somewhat slower connection than by using a normal landline and so if you were required to send a moderate amount of data then e-mailing from a laptop may not be a satisfactory option.

The two main alternatives that spring to mind would be using a floppy disk or re-writable CD-ROM however there are a couple of problems with these that you may not have considered; Read the rest

Readers Questions and Answers

This week I will again answer some of the mail that I have been receiving recently in the hope that it will resolve a number of problems that my readers have been having.

What is the intended function of the Wingdings option which comes up on my old Word 97 choice of fonts?

Someone drew my attention to the weird link you get with recent tragic events in New York by keying in the characters 33QNY in Wingdings bold face at maximum size (26) which brings up a print line of symbols resembling from the left, twin towers, an airplane in flight, a skull and crossbones and lastly, the star of Israel.I see that Wingdings 2 and 3 bring up another range of symbols.

Would be interested to have your comments.Ron Abbotts, Torquay

The Wingdings font isn’t just something that is Read the rest

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