How to Open Popup Windows

Jehiah Czebotar has written a nice article that illustrates a best practice for opening popups windows.  He offers a solution that is degradable and semantically correct.  As he states in the beginning of the article he’s not only referring to methods to avoid pop-up blockers; this tutorial is more about writing clean code and keeping your site usable.

His solution is really very simple but you’ll want to take a look, and he also has updated his page a couple of times to reference a pop-up function created by another programmer, that makes for a more complete solution.

I love little HTML/JavaScript tweaks like this and I don’t restrain myself from posting even the most obscure ones on this site if they might have value to me personally in the future. If you appreciate that be sure and come back and visit Digital Media Minute often.

Windows XP Services that can be Disabled

Here is an exellent PDF that describes what Windows XP Services that can be Disabled and the consequences of doing so. The hope is that by unloading unneccesary services your XP system may run more securely and quickly.  You’ve always known that you didn’t need many, many of the services that come bundled in XP,  but if you’re anything like me you’ve avoided taking a systematic approach to disabling them until you have a comprehensive list of what is and is not really necessary.

Well, that’s exactly what this list will give you and it’s going to be very helpful for a lot of people who resent the presence of so much unnecessary bloatware on their operating system.