Laptop: Web Developer Setup (8th December 2011)
What do I need on my new laptop to make it a viable environment for making websites professionally?
Outlook XP 2002 (8th December 2011)
Sadly this is still necessary for doing formatted e-mails with HTML Stationery. There are only 3 products from Microsoft which I know send out the HTML in nearly the same condition as you wrote it:
- Outlook Express
- Outlook XP (aka Outlook 2002)
- Outlook 2003
So if you must use Stationery, use one of the first three.
Products to Avoid
Any other version of Outlook gets Microsoft Word to produce the HTML. Yes, really.
A case of perfection in, garbage out. One could barely even call it HTML and the compatibility issues are inevitable, endless and often impossible to solve to a client’s satisfaction. I’ve had first-hand experience of that when using:
- Outlook 2003 with certain settings enabled
- Outlook 2007
- Outlook 2010
Major versions which I haven’t tried:
- Outlook 2011
- Windows Live Mail (can’t do HTML stationery, AFAICT)
These produce code which is less like HTML than Microsoft Publisher did 10 years ago. Crazy. Run away screaming if you’re asked to make Stationery in any of those products!
Comparable Writing Style
While exploring some tangents from the above fix, I happened upon some Windows Live ID pages. A link called leave the house but not your media caught my eye.
Once I started readed it, I skipped down a bit. Then a lot. It was written as a chronological technical commentary in a mild manner with gentle quirks. Rather lengthy, though.
So it’s not just me who publishes like that!
Visual Basic 6 IDE Enhancements (29th December 2011)
Some of the controls which were nicely updated in Windows XP haven’t got the Windows 7 look this time, though. Oh well.
Dell Inspiron Laptop Entries
- Received It!
- File Transfers with USB Stick
- Full Administrator Account!
- Installing Firefox
- Installing Games
- Reducing Processes
- WiFi Gaming
- Backups, Old & New
- Desk Arrangements
- Migrating Music
- Mobile Phone Archive
- Web Developer Setup
- Putting Old PC Out To Pasture
- Stopping the Magical Edges
- Disk Cleanup
- FTPuse Integrates Seamlessly
- Laptop Performance