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The Top Advantages of XHTML5

Code quality assurance

Due to the strict nature of the browser when parsing XHTML5 any errors or broken code will immediately case an error to show in the browser.

In other standards the browser will accept broken code without warning the developer. This often leads to cross browser bugs and broken pages on browsers that have not been tested. high quality well formed XHTML5 is more likely to work consistently across browsers and platforms as well as to be indexed correctly by search engines.

Makes validation and accessibility easier to implement.

Since the browser will not render invalid XHTML5 it is possible for it to validate on the first try rather than having to go back and correct many errors that were not apparent before validation.

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Unread messages piling up?

I confess I’ve been ignoring thousands of unread spam email message in my Gmail account for years. This has caused long term annoyance, since how to get rid of all those unwanted messages is not immediately apparent.

Using the steps below I have finally been able to clear all the unwanted unread emails from my Gmail inbox:

1. Login to Gmail from a browser.
2. Add ‘is:unread’ to the search box and click the search button.
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What is XHTML5?

Simply put XHTML5 is the latest standard of HTML that is realistically achievable at the time of this writing. Also known as Polyglot HTML5, XHTML5 is a robust implementation of the HTML5 standard. Essentially it is HTML5 delivered with the content type of “application/xhtml+xml”, which will not work on all browsers. Which is what the polyglot part is about, the server will decide which content type should be sent to allow backward compatibility.

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You cannot be signed into Skype at this time

We had just started using Skype on an Android mobile phone for mobile video calling and everything was working perfectly. When all of a sudden we started getting this error message when attempting to sign in to Skype:

Cannot connect to Skype
You cannot be signed in at this time.
Please check your mobile network settings and try again.

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How to delete messages on Facebook

For a long time we were under the impression that messages could not be deleted on Facebook. But the way to delete them does exist after all, it was just hidden.

When you go to the message listing on Facebook, it says ‘+ New Message’ in the button at the top and the messages each have an ‘x’ to the far right. But that ‘x’ will only archive the message, it doesn’t delete it.
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Skype Video Calling from a mobile phone

Some of you have been wondering how to make a video call from the Skype app on a mobile phone. The way to do this did not seem immediately obvious to us either. After some googling and updating the Skype application to the latest version, we have been able to get video calling working on an HTC Evo V 4g and the process should be similar on any mobile phone. A mobile phone with a front facing camera is required.

Make sure the Skype application on your phone is fully up to date by checking in the App store, the basic Skype app is free. Then sign in to Skype or create a new account if you don’t have one:
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SVG Edit is an Open Sourced Online SVG Editor

Creating SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) paths is very complex. Most tutorials recommend using an SVG Editor. If you’re looking for one we recommend using SVG Edit it’s an open sourced online SVG editor that can be used to easily created and edit SVG paths.

Customizing the Firefox 4 toolbar

Firefox 4We’ve been excited to see what Firefox 4 has to offer. After installation the first thing we noticed is that the reload button is missing. Well, not missing exactly, but not in the place it used to be and not where it’s located on most other browsers. By default Firefox 4 puts the reload button to the right of the address bar, the place where the website URL is shown. But, usually the reload button is to the left of the address bar next to the back and next buttons.

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How to get HTML 5 working in IE 6 and IE 7

Use HTML 5 with Internet Explorer
HTML 5 has emerged as the newest standard for coding websites. The improvements and additions to the language make it a lot more functional, so content rich websites will be much easier to access and index in the future.

As many of you know, using anything new as far as HTML and CSS goes is prone to make trouble with any one or all of the various versions of Internet Explorer. HTML 5 is, of course, no exception.

It seems that the new HTML 5 elements won’t work on anything less than Internet Explorer 9. This is because none of those elements exist in Internet Explorer’s Document Object Model (DOM).

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HTML 5 not working on IE?

Use HTML 5 with Internet Explorer
HTML 5 has emerged as the newest standard for coding websites. The improvements and additions to the language make it a lot more functional, so content rich websites will be much easier to access and index in the future.

As many of you know, using anything new as far as HTML and CSS goes is prone to make trouble with any one or all of the various versions of Internet Explorer. HTML 5 is, of course, no exception.

It seems that the new HTML 5 elements won’t work on anything less than Internet Explorer 9. This is because none of those elements exist in Internet Explorer’s Document Object Model (DOM).

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