Archive for February, 2011

Web Hosting Review: User Interaction

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Many sites are one-way sites, in terms of the site owner is publishing the information and there are many consumers of information. There are other kinds of websites, which have bilateral communication. These websites, need mechanisms for end-users to provide their comments, upload and download files and even record audio and upload it. In addition, it allows other users to write comments based on the comments already received by the website. A web hosting review website would be an example of the latter. As a result, such a site necessitates the availability of a database to store user feedback and need a backend interface for the site owner to be able to parse feedback and respond to in an efficient manner. Most webhosting providers will provide tools for that but one should look to make sure that such tools are available before committing to any specific webhosting provider. For example, it is a good idea to make sure that the web-hosting provider also has an email server, which can host email accounts.

CSS Template Positioning

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The positioning of a CSS element such as a picture, text, or video determines where on the webpage the element is placed. Elements can even be placed behind other elements. When it comes to positioning elements in a CSS template, they are commonly placed using static, fixed, or relative positioning.

The top, bottom, left, and right properties do not interfere with static positioning. Static positioning comes by default on the template, meaning if the positioning is not changed, elements will automatically be positioned statically.

An element placed in a fixed position will not move. This means if someone moves the webpage up or down or side to side with their mouse, the element will stay in the same place. A relatively positioned element is positioned relative to its normal position. In other words, the element can be placed to the left or right or up or down from where it would be placed by default. The user can specify exactly where to place the element.