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Create Your Own Site Free

So if you are looking to create your own site at no cost and without those annoying pop ups ads, just follow this little tip and you can get it in no time.

  1. Go to http://sites.google.com and create an account.
  2. Log in into your account and click the “Create Site” button.
  3. Choose from the large variety of templates and enter all the info that is require.
  4. Once your site is created, click edit to begin entering content. You can add calendars, files, photo slideshows, and more!

 


10 Digital Photography Tips

10 tips that will enable you to shoot like a pro.

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1. Warm up Those Tones

Have you ever noticed that your shots sometimes have a cool, clammy feel to them? If so, you’re not alone. The default white balance setting for digital cameras is AUTO, which is fine for most snapshots, but tends to be a bit on the “cool” side.

When shooting outdoor portraits and sunny landscapes, try changing your white balance setting from AUTO to CLOUDY. That’s right, cloudy. Why? This adjustment is like putting a mild warming filter on your camera. It increases the reds and yellows resulting in richer, warmer pictures.

If you don’t believe me, then do a test. Take a few outdoor shots with the white balance on AUTO to CLOUDY. Upload the images to your computer and look at them side by side. My guess is that you’ll like the warmer image better.

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Digital Camera Guide – Image Compression

Sony-Alpha-DSLR-A300-CAMERA When taking pictures, there are a number of choices you can make about such things as image sizes, compression ratios, and file formats. Your choices determine image quality and the size of the files you create.

When you take a photograph, the size of the image file is huge compared to many other types of computer files since each pixel requires 24 bits (3 bytes) to store color information. As the resolution increases, so does the file size. A file for a low-resolution 1 megapixel image is 3 megabytes, and at 3 megapixels is climbs to 9 megabytes, and at 6 megapixels all the way to 18 megabytes. The files become too large to easily store, transmit, and edit. To make image files smaller and more manageable, digital cameras use a process called compression. Compressing images not only let’s you save more images on a camera’s storage device, it also allows you to download, display, edit, and transmit them more quickly.

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Create Robust PHP Applications With CakePHP

CakePHP is a rapid development framework for PHP that provides an extensible architecture for developing, maintaining, and deploying applications. Using commonly known design patterns like MVC and ORM within the convention over configuration paradigm, CakePHP reduces development costs and helps developers write less code.

Features

  • No Configuration - Set-up the database and let the magic begin
  • Extremely Simple - Just look at the name…It’s Cake
  • Clean IP - Every line of code was written by the CakePHP development team
  • Best Practices - covering security, authentication, and session handling, among the many other features.
  • OO - Whether you are a seasoned object-oriented programmer or a beginner, you’ll feel comfortable .

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Firefox 3.1 Beta Is Even Faster Than Firefox 3

firefox-31beta The first Firefox 3.1 beta has been made available for download, bringing with it a number of cool new features. However, possibly the coolest of those features, the lightning-fast TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, is disabled by default. Fortunately, it’s a quick fix to turn it on:

“To activate it, type “about:config” into the Smart Bar, then type “javascript.options.jit.content” into the filter. Double-click on the preference listed to change the boolean setting from “false” to “true.” Close the window and you should notice an immediate improvement to the JavaScript rendering speed.”

He used the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark test to demonstrate the improvements in the new engine, which completed the test in 2788 milliseconds, compared to 5447 ms for Firefox 3.0.3. Always the skeptics, we tried the benchmark ourselves, and witnessed an even more dramatic improvement.  For us, speed more than doubled, from 4725 ms to 2227 ms.

So if you’re trying out the 3.1 beta, enable the TraceMonkey engine and see what it can do for you. Share your experiences after the jump.


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