|Changing Font Faces
Changing a font's styles, size, and face can really enhance a page. Microsoft had a webpage that was boasting all of its features and comparing itself to Netscape. Microsoft claimed that Internet Explorer had the advantage with the ability to display TrueType fonts (TTF) in their webpages. I was able to see the new font faces while I was using Netscape to view their misguided claims of web domination.
Apparently all you have to do is add a FACE tag and provide a couple font choices (just in case the visitor doesn't have the particular TrueType font installed on their system for viewing.) Example:
<FONT FACE="Arial,Helvetica"><B>An Arial TrueType Font<B></FONT>
should look like An Arial TrueType Font
should look like An Arial TrueType FontMore information on the font tag at Microsoft Typography.
This enables visitors to let you know that they've enjoyed visiting your website without obligating them to take the time, construct an email message and send it to you. This <FORM> sends email to you with a pre-specified SUBJECT. This way you can filter the guestbook mailings into a separate mailbox. (Use this to take a survey or add/remove visitors from a mailing list.) Example:
<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">
This is the easiest way to add background music to your webpage. It should work both with both Netscape 3.0+ and Internet Explorer 3.0+. Example:
Note: Take heed. A lot of people on the web browse during work hours. If they visit your webpage and it has music, they may hit the BACK button immediately to avoid causing a disturbance. You may want to give them the option of hearing the music.
Add width and height tags to your image tags. The WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes were added to <IMG ...> mainly to speed up display of the document. If the author specifies these, the viewer of their document will not have to wait for the images to be loaded before viewing the page. Netscape is the only browser that will scale the whole image if either the WIDTH or HEIGHT attributes are specified, maintaining the aspect ratio. If both are specified then the image is specified accordingly. Your tag should look something like this:
ALT="any text you want" Optional text as an alternative to the graphic for rendering in non-graphical environments. This also displays the text as a tooltip for Internet Explorer users.
NOTE: If you can't live without the hit counter, then at least put WIDTH and HEIGHT fields on the IMG tag so that users don't have to wait for the text below the counter.
Make sure that you have included key search words on your page. Pages that are entirely graphical will not get indexed properly unless there is some searchable text available.
Add META tags to your page with a description you get to choose (instead of the first 15 words) and key words (to-be-indexed). Example:
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