What You Should Do When Building Your Website

By Tom Nguyen / January 4, 2009 /

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about what to avoid when having your website.  Today, I’m going to add to that and talk about what design guidelines should be followed when having your site developed. Leave the color of your links alone – The default color of an unvisited website link is blue.  Let’s say…

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What Not to Do When Having Your Website Built

By Tom Nguyen / December 19, 2008 /

Here is a list of things not to do when having your website built.  This can be helpful information for existing website owners as well as people who do not have a website and are interested in getting one. Avoid using Flash intros – You know what I’m talking about.  The 15-30 second intro before you…

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Choosing a Domain Name Part 3

By Tom Nguyen / December 2, 2008 /

We’re here to wrap it up with our final installment of our Choosing a Domain Name series.  As always, we like to get into the meat of the subject rather quickly.  So, here are more tips! Stick with .com for businesses and .org for non-profit organizations – Usually people will type in the .com extension,…

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Choosing a Domain Name Part 2

By Tom Nguyen / November 25, 2008 /

We’re back to provide more helpful hints on choosing a domain name for your website.  Enough formalities, let’s cut to the chase: Check for availability – You don’t want to do all of your business planning around a domain name that isn’t available.  If the domain name is available, register it now!!!  We say this because…

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Choosing a Domain Name Part 1

By Tom Nguyen / November 20, 2008 /

You’ve decided you want a website and now you have the challenging task of choosing a domain name.  For those of you who don’t know what a domain name is, it is your website address (www.mrtechnique.com is this website’s address).  Picking a domain name could be a challenging task.  This week and over the next…

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What’s up with David Beckham’s underwear ad?

By Tom Nguyen / December 12, 2007 /

Yesterday morning, I just happened to finish my yoga workout and pressed the stop button on our VCR when I heard a reporter talking about David Beckham’s underwear ad. Well, fortunately my wife wasn’t in the room when I saw this, otherwise, we might not have gotten to the office in time. I know you may…

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Find out how to make a PDF file

By Tom Nguyen / December 12, 2007 /

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!  Wendi and I are back again to give everybody some free tips on how to use your computer and the Internet! Have you ever wanted to know how to make a PDF file?  By the way, PDF stands for Portable Document Format.  Well, you could purchase a copy of Adobe Acrobat, but…

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What to do if you don’t have Microsoft Office

By Tom Nguyen / November 14, 2007 /

This week I’m going to talk with you about OpenOffice.org.  If you don’t have Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, or any other Microsoft Office applications, it may be hard for you to open some attachments in your emails.  I’m here to tell you to have no fear!  OpenOffice.org can open any of these types of documents…

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