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Person Accesses

Person Accesses

When you decide to build your own website, you will more than likely have a million phenomenal ideas as to how you want the page to look. This is great except you need to realize that times have changed and more people have turned to smart phones and portable devices to access the web. Pages that were a sight to be seen in the past are now virtually useless to most people as they simply conflict with portable device software. This article will offer some techniques you can use to ensure the site loads on all devices thus being accessible to more people than a site designed for PC use.

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First and foremost, your site pages need to load quickly. This can be accomplished by eliminating flash intros and audio that may automatically play when a person accesses the site. These often require a lot of bandwidth on both sides and loading times can drive a person away from your site forever. Remember that many people use data plans to access the web today and the loading times will vary greatly, and you certainly do not want someone saying this is taking too long to load.

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This next suggestion will ring true for any site whether it is designed for portable devices or PC’s, and that is having clear navigation. Nothing is more annoying than looking at your screen on a small device or laptop and having to hunt for navigational buttons or links. The navigational methods should be easy to find and centralized to one location. It is too difficult to look for hidden navigational controls and most visitors will simply go elsewhere for their needs. It cannot be stressed enough that these need to be easy to access and find or you could lose a huge portion of your target niche.

Flash Intros

Another issue many web designers don’t take into consideration is resolution. Despite media claims that people buy a new device every two months, they do not and you may have your resolution set too high for most visitors. The page needs to be formatted to not only work with today’s HD devices and screens, but also lower resolution devices like low end smart phones and VGA monitors. You simply have to be concerned about the screen sizes and media resolutions of the visitors hardware before committing to your chosen site resolution.

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You also need to be concerned about your sites compatibility with all browsers. Not everyone uses Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. You have to take into account the proprietary browsers in smartphones, as well as those with specific operating systems like Android or iPhone. Each has a different browser and compatibility issues occur regularly when this isn’t accounted for in the design stage.

Loading Times

Finally, keep images to a minimum and of average size to ensure they will work on all platforms accessing the web and load quickly. Average-sized graphics are recommended in the 640 x 320 range to eliminate issues.

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If you take to heart the suggestions given above, you will certainly design a site that will be accessible to all. Just remember that you want your page to reach as many people in your chosen niche as possible, not reduce the number due to a refusal to build a site that meets the needs of your consumers’ web-based device.

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    • D3aDlYgAm3R101
    • December 13, 2013
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    When Is The Monthly Cost For Smart Phones Going To Go Down? I really want a smart phone, but that monthly price is too expensive for me right now. I know the iPhone 3GS is cheaper, but I’m hooked up with Verizon. Are there any smart phones that might go down in their monthly cost sometime in the near future?

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      • Admin
      • December 13, 2013
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      The monthly cost never go down, they always go up.

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    • J.R.
    • December 16, 2013
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    How To Put Photos In Music In Portable Devices? Hi. I’ve been having a hard time to answer this question. But the thing is that I want to find out how to put photos onto music in portable devices. For the album art. My friend dowloaded a song and it already had the album art but all my Riped CD’s dont.

    Can any1 help?

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      • Admin
      • December 16, 2013
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      It depends on the player.

      Most players come with additional software that need to be installed on your computer so you can convert files to be recognized and played on your portable music device.

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    • Sh
    • January 1, 2014
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    How To Integrate GPS To A Portable Device? If I need to make a portable device which you can carry around with you to give the exact location, altitude, climb and descent.

    What electronic chips hardware will i need to make a portable GPS system?

    Is there a need to make a payment to some company to use GPS?

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      With all the cheap GPS devices around why make your own?
      http://cheapgpsdevices.com/
      ~
      No, you don’t need to pay anyone to use the GPS satellite signals

      Directions for making your own GPS receiver:
      http://www.gpsreview.net/homemade-gps-receiver-make-your-own-gps-receiver/

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    • Barbeque S
    • January 17, 2014
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    The Best Way To Listen To Music On A Portable Device While Working Out? If you want to workout while listening to music on an Ipod/Any other portable device with ear phones/head phones. What is the best way to do it?
    If I wear ear phones I will most likely spend most of the time repositioning them since they aren’t that steady. And if I wear head phones my head would probably explode since they’ll be too much pressure.

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      Blue tooth. It hooks over your ear not your head

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    • Anonymous
    • February 3, 2014
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    How Do You Access…? History?
    How do you learn about history? Do you research it on the net, or watch a movie? Read a history fiction novel or ask an educated person? Play video games or watch a documentary? Read a non-fiction book or watch a docudrama?
    What forms of history do you deem as being more reliable? A movie or a internet site? A documentary or a non-fiction text?
    Why do you access history? To better understand the future? To understand the past? Because you’re curious? To be entertained? To be educated?

    I’m trying to write the equivalent of a mini-thesis and I just want some ideas to help set out my proposal and survey questions. I asked the same question maybe a month ago (thank you if you were one of the few who answered it!), but I realised I put in the wrong section. Essentially, I want to know how you personally accessed history, as my work is assessing how society accesses history and for what reasons.

    Thanks!
    I would like to say thank you to all who answered, especially Walking in a Wonderland for answering this question after reading my appeal from another question. I’m finding it difficult to decide a best answer, there is a few i’d like to award it to (perhaps we should be able to rank reponses and award points on that basis?) but I’ve chosen Archangel as after picking out the relevant facts I found more points to include in my survey. That’s not to say I haven’t inculded points from everyone else! Thanks everyone!

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      Interesting. I research many topics online, simply due to lack of time, money, leads and access to genuine historical artifacts/records, etc. For certain subjects which I am very curious, I use the Internet as a starting point to track down bibliographies. For instance, Antarctica is a place I have a huge interest in. After perusing dozens of websites, I decided to get some books about polar expeditions. I went to the library first and checked out some books on polar travels. Next, I immediately went to a great used bookstore in Detroit to see if they had any books on the subject, especially auto-biographies by the explorers themselves. I found several, 2 about Sir Ernest Shackleton and his Endurance expedition of 1914-1916. I also scoured the store’s cache of National Geographic magazines for Antarctic articles. I found a rich storehouse of knowledge in these as well.

      After reading Caroline Alexander’s book “Endurance: Shackleston’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition,”(which was an incredible account based upon her being granted rare hands-on access by descendants/grandchildren to personal letters from crewmembers to loved ones at that time; archival records at universities and the Royal Geographical Society in London, which incld. the ships’ log and crew diaries, etc.) I searched online again to try and discover if any of his crew had published their memoirs, and to also read about them individually on sites such as Wikipedia(great resource). I also rented a non-fiction documentary which included cameo interviews with the grandchildren of several crew members of Shackleton’s Endurance voyage. This fascination with Sir Ernest only fueled a growing desire for more information on the Antarctic. And I sought to satisfy this hunger.
      So, to recap sources, I used:
      -Extensive online research
      -Back issues of periodicals
      -non-fiction historical accounts written by present-day authors
      -Actual memoirs/auto-biographies published by crew members
      -non-fiction documentaries

      Why, you ask? I thought it easier to frame my answer to your question in the context of that particular search I conducted on polar exploration. The reasons vary: from the mundane reasons like easing my boredom, to the spiritual/philosphical/cultural like:

      -apart from today’s mechanical/technological enabling, how did the early explorer’s manage it? What reserves of fortitude and ingenuity were they forced to discover and test? What ARE the brutal limits of human endurance and will to live? How ravenous is man’s desire for wilderness and adventure and daring? for triumph against severe odds and obstacles?
      -My initial interest may have been academic, but it grew to an awe and admiration for these men(speaking of Shackleton & crew specifically) who not only survived two years stranded in the Antarctic Ocean, but were strongly, fiercely optimistic and selfless in the midst of travail.
      -I also am very interested in comparing the average joe of today’s world with the men of their time.
      My last question & the statement by Shackleton sum up why I research history such as polar exploration: A huge desire to live a wild and strong life apart from the manacles of drudgery:

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    • Paul
    • February 12, 2014
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    Blackberry Or Other Smart Phone? When you get a blackberry or other smart phone do yo have to get any other features. i have the voyager right now, and all i do is txt alot, and call. i have verizon, so if i get a blackberry or something else would i havr to get more things on it. for example would i have to get the internet, im, email or anything else. because i dont have anything besides txt flix and pix messaging and calling

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      • Admin
      • February 12, 2014
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      There is no point getting ANY smart phone if you are not going to use the facilities.

      Doing so would mean you were paying for features that you don’t use, and would be paying for a data plan you don’t need.

      If you just have to have a smart phone then the Storm is great, but it would appear that you don’t need it so just get a normal phone.

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    • The B All
    • February 28, 2014
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    What Does A Web Designer Need To Know? The reason I’m asking is… I’m a creative guy and I’m pretty involved with most things IT anyway. I have a fair grasp of IT and computer workings.

    What is the ideal route to take via self study to learn the skills I need to become a web designer?

    I’ve been to uni and done a different course so I don’t want to go back to do something else.

    Anyone with experience please offer advice and share your passion.

    Thanks

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      • Admin
      • February 28, 2014
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      I’m a web designer who has her CIW certification. To self study to become a web designer is mainly to design webpages for fun. I know it sounds like a generic answer but to be a web designer is mainly learning to make the web pages, learn how to connect them to a database, and most of all learn how to manage a web server. Also you need to learn both sides to web design, the coding, and the creative part. Take a management course you will learn tons!

      As one IT person to another, web designers are a dime a dozen, not to discourage you…I love web and anyone else going into it is welcomed by all means. But it is often hard to find a job without a portfolio of some kind to proove you know your stuff. You have 1 of 2 career decisions, get in with a company that will pay you a decent salary or become a contract worker.

      Learn networking, learn your scripting and coding, learn your graphics, its a long road but if you have the passion and drive, it’s so worth it.

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    • Esther
    • March 14, 2014
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    What Is The Probability That A Person Accesses The Internet At Home Or At Work? ) A random sample of 250 working adults found that 37% access the Internet at work, 44% access Internet at home, and 21% access it at both work and home. What is the probability that a person in this sample selected at random accesses the Internet at home or at work?

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      I assume that you mean that the person has internet connections at home or at work or at both:

      Here is the data:
      P(W) = .37
      P(H) = .44
      P(W and H) = .21

      Here are some calculations:
      P(W not H) = .37 – .21 = .16
      P(H not W) = .44 – .21 = .23

      P(Internet) = P(W and H) + P(W not H) + P(H not W)
      P(Internet) = .21 + .16 + .23 = .60

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    • Patty
    • April 12, 2014
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    What Exactly Is A Smart Phone? I’ve heard of these clever phones, what exactly do they do?

    Can any of your phone contacts trace what site you visit??

    Thanks for answering.

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      A smart phone is a phone that can allow you to do a lot like if you get an app to scan barcodes
      Or play games or anything at all using app market.
      The smart phone mainly run on android.
      Hope this helps ?

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    • SCBrazil
    • May 20, 2014
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    What Is The Best Portable Device For Reading Ebooks? Living in Brazil, I miss buying a cheap read in English so am considering buying a device for reading ebooks. Can anyone recommend a good portable device for this?

    Are the Zire or similar palmhelds any good for this purpose?

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      The Sony Ebook http://www.learningcenter.sony.us/assets/pa/prs/index.html?DCMP=Reader_Google&HQS=ebook_device

      or these devices:

      http://www.ebook88.com/devices.html

      I have a Dell Axim PDA running MS Reader. There are other Ebook apps for Palm OS’s too.

      You gotta run a google search for “Ebook reader” or something similar.

      Good luck!

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    • Sweetie
    • May 30, 2014
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    Web Designer? I am trying to start a Slide Show/Wedding Photograraphy business and I am looking for a Creative Web Designer who can create a web site from scratch.
    I need someone that is affordable!

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      The easiest way for a novice to build a web site is to start with a web template. Web Templates can be customized and you can use the layout but swap the graphics etc…. this will get you comfortable with basic HTML design and an HTML editor (like Dreamweaver).

      Here are some resources for free or inexpensive templates that are easy to edit and manage.

      Webmaster Templates – http://www.webmaster-templates.net
      Free Web Templates – http://www.freewebtemplates.com/
      Web Design Elements – http://www.webdesign-elements.com
      Free Website Templates – http://www.freewebsitetemplates.com/
      Free Layouts – http://www.freelayouts.com/
      Free Templates Online – http://www.freetemplatesonline.com

      HTML website templates can significantly ease the burden of designing and creating websites by providing webmasters with a ready-made web layout, structure, basic graphics, and color scheme.

      The templates can generally be edited and customized with any HTML editor. The biggest advantage for webmasters using ready-made templates is the amount of time that can be saved.

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