links for 2011-06-30

  • Email messages are used for target marketing to help AT&T Online acquire new customers, inform them of any transactional information, and send sales messaging.
  • Welcome to the HTML Email Boilerplate. This website and its sample code creates a template of sorts, absent of design or layout, that will help you avoid some of the major rendering problems with the most common email clients out there — Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, etc. While not plug and play (you know, you'll have to do some work ;-), it will provide some helpful examples and snippets that will keep your email design rendering as true-to-form as possible.
  • Given HTML’s roots in the academic world, it should be no surprise that quoting is well-accommodated in the elements <blockquote> and <q>, with their optional cite attribute. In addition, there’s the <cite> element, which over the last nine years went from ‘semantic orphan element made good’ to one of the more contentious elements in HTML5. Let’s power up the endoscope and examine the scarring, starting with <blockquote>.
  • It has been over a couple of years since I posted my HTML tag and usability crimes posts, both of which are amongst the most popular articles here on Line25. There’s something about this title people just can’t resist! Let’s take a look at ten crimes you may be committing in your HTML content. These won’t exactly land you a life sentence, but I bet almost every one of us will be guilty of at least one of these petty crimes.
  • Most people press "Gmail" during the iPhone e-mail setup process without knowing that Google offers a much better (and undercover) way to get email on your iPhone.

    Setting up your iPhone to use Google Sync will make you a much happier person, because Google Sync can keep your contacts, calendars, and emails from Google all neat, tidy, and in sync between your computer and your iPhone.

    Email works in your Mail app, just like it used to.

  • Simply put, what helped me cement my affection for all things geeky was the fact that Harley Quinn was one of my first female action characters that was not flashing her breasts or buttocks. As a kid, seeing scantily clad ladies in comic book pages made me feel uncomfortable and I avoided superhero genres all together. I am older now, not as intimidated by the flesh as I once have been, but the portrayal of women through a man’s eyes still disagrees with me.

    There have been discussions about the time and place for the need of sex appeal in a story. If a man cannot be taken seriously in a teeny tiny costume, chances are, their female counterparts are not going to be taken seriously either. Megan Rosalarian Gedris wrote about it and Jess Fink perfectly assembled the thought into a compact sentence: “Women aren’t asking for sexuality to be stripped from comics, we are just asking for characters that make sense to the story they are in.”

  • This site is intended to allow science fiction fans to get an impression of the true scale of their favorite science fiction spacecraft by being able to compare ships across genres, as well as being able to compare them with contemporary objects with which they are probably familiar.

    The scales are based on meter-to-pixel ratios so that they are accurate on any platform. The background grid is divided into groups of ten, and larger groups of one hundred pixels, to allow for easy measurement.

    This site is only intended to compare the actual physical dimensions of the starships herein, and makes no claims as to any other aspect of these ships (firepower, speed, etc.). Each genre is worthy of respect in its own right and no preference is given to any one genre. If you are interested in a certain vessel/being, I encourage you to view to film or read the books in which they originally appeared in all their glory.

  • The images below are all exactly to scale, each pixel equals 10 meters a side. Internet Explorer users may Click and Drag the starships to compare them as you like. At the bottom of the image are some contemporary vehicles and buildings for reference. Have fun!
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