January 1, 2007

Lifting the Lid: How Computers Work DVD

Posted in Computers, General Studies, Videos/DVDs at 7:37 pm by Ellie

Call number: QA 76.5 .L54 2002

Most cocomputer.jpgmputer users are familiar with terms such as chips, hard drives, and RAM, but what exactly is a chip and what does it do? What does a hard drive look like and how does it work? With helpful graphics and a lively presentation, this informative, entertaining program goes inside today’s typical computer to look at the functions of its main components. Close-up visuals show the inner workings of the hard disc drive, while clever demonstrations make concepts such as memory, binary coding, and RAM easy to understand. Convenient summaries follow each section of new material. One 32-minute video. (From the publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences)


E-Mail Etiquette DVD

Posted in Computers, General Studies, Videos/DVDs at 7:33 pm by Ellie

Tracking number: 59C

There is little doubt that e-mail is an extremely useful innovation that has changed, and continueemail.jpgs to change, the way we communicate. However, the fact that e-mail is different from both voice- and paper-based communication can be a source of frustration for many people. This program gives viewers an understanding of the conventions that have been developed by e-mail users over the years to facilitate effective communication. In addition, the video exposes many of the myths that exist regarding such issues as e-mail privacy, and warns of possible dangers when using e-mail. Read the rest of this entry »

August 8, 2006

Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual/ David Saywer McFarland

Posted in Computers, Technology at 10:10 am by Ellie

Call Number: TK5105.8885.D74 M3923 2006

Availadreamweaver.gifble for both the Mac and Windows, Macromedia’s Dreamweaver 8 is a professional web design and development program used by millions of Internet professionals to build high-quality static and dynamic database-driven web sites. It offers drag-and-drop simplicity, streamlined HTML coding tools, and powerful database integration features. But Dreamweaver 8 is missing one vital component: a printed manual. Enter Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual, the completely revised fourth edition of this bestselling book by experienced web site trainer, Macromedia Certified instructor, and Dreamweaver Advisory Council member David McFarland. This book enables both first-time and experienced web designers to create visually stunning and highly interactive web sites.

With crystal-clear writing and much welcome humor, this new edition offers features such as:

  • Live examples: With McFarland’s step-by-step annotated tutorials, you’ll learn how to construct a state-of-the-art commercial web site, complete with working forms, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and dynamic databases.
  • Tricks of the trade: The book is bursting with undocumented workarounds and shortcuts for easing the process of building, maintaining, and updating professional web sites.
  • Design guidance: You’ll learn to create virtually every modern web feature, including forms, animations, cascading menus, and more–and you’ll find out which browsers you need to provide special coding or do extra testing with. (By the publisher O’Relly)