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Inkscape Basic Fill
In Inkscape you can fill a shape with just about any color, texture, or pattern that you desire. In this article we discuss how to fill a shape with a basic color. More ...

Self-Esteem and Success
A person with high self-esteem believes that they are a worthwhile and important person. A person with low self-esteem believes that others are better than them, and that they deserve to treated badly by others. More ...

A Brief Introduction to 3D Printing
Previously, the only ways to create 3D objects was casting and molding. 3D printing involves creating an object by laying down layer over layer of material, building the object from the bottom up. 3d printing is great for rapid prototyping. 3d printing is also a great way for a home artist to express their creativity. More ...

JavaScript to Copy and Paste Text to the Clipboard
In some applications, rather than the user's selection, you may want to copy the contents of a specific html element to the clip board. Or when the user initiates a Paste, you may want to direct the contents of the user's clipboard to a specific html element on the webpage. Here is the code for this. More ...

Html5 section vs article Element Best Practices
Many new semantic elements where added to HTML5. The purpose of most of these new elements was easily discernible. But a web search reveals that there is much confusion about the relationship between the article and the section element. More ...

Regular Expression Position Matching
In this article you how to use regular expressions to match characters at the beginning, end, both beginning and end, or at any specified location in a string. More ...

Area of a Quadrilateral Calculator
If you have a regular quadrilateral there are simple formulas to calculate the area. But if you have an irregular quadrilateral you can calculate its area by viewing it as two triangles bucked up against one another. Find the area of each triangle, and then add them together. More ...

Inkscape Text Kerning
Although Inkscape might be considered a vector drawing application, it is also a powerful typographical design program. Actually Text Kerning is not a good title for this article because in it I will cover all the different typographical adjustments you can make in Inkscape. More ...

Regular Expression: Alternation
In this article you learn how to create an alternation regular expression that will match alternate patterns in a string. More ...

Regular Expression Basics : How many Matches?
A Regular Expression (regex) is a sequence of characters that define a pattern that allows you to search, match, locate, replace, manipulate, and manage text. In this article you'll learn how to use regular expressions to count the number of matches. More ...

Inkscape Shadows and Highlights
Adding shadows and highlights to your drawings can create a touch of realism. In this article you learn how to add shadows and highlights to your Inkscape drawings. More ...

Windows 10 Shortcut to Turn Laptop Camera On or Off
To prevent hackers from sneaking a look at you, turn your laptop camera off. This article shows you how to place a shortcut on your desktop that you can use to quickly turn your laptop camera on or off. More ...

What is an Ethernet Crossover Cable?
When connecting two computers together without a switch or router in between you need a special cable, called a crossover cable, that has the transmit wire pair swapped with the receive wire pair. More ...

Inkscape Layers and Z-Order
Inkscape's use of the Z axis is represented by layers and is called z-order. When you first draw an object on an empty canvas, it has a z-order of 1. If you draw a second object, it has a z-order of 2. If you draw a third object, it has a z-order of 3 and so on. More ...

Introduction to Operating Systems
An operating system is software that acts as an intermediary between a computer user and the computer's applications and hardware. An operating system can be viewed as a resource allocator. Resources might be CPU time, memory space, file storage space, and input/output (I/O) devices. More ...

Create a Cool Picture Frame Effect with CSS
By setting the CSS border-color property to a transparent color, and setting the background-origin property to border-box you can create a cool picture frame effect. More ...


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