How To: Bypass School Internet Filters to Unblock Websites

School internet filters serve a valid purpose—they keep students from wandering off into the deep corners of the web while still allowing at least some internet access. But a lot of these restrictions are completely ridiculous, to the point where some school districts block access to the educational material in National Geographic or forbid searching terms like "China," "Iran," or "Russia"—because, you know, breasts and commies.

How To: Get Android Alerts for When Your Favorite Websites Update Content

The problem with striving to be on the bleeding edge of what's new for your smartphone, or really anything else in life, is having to constantly check websites and forums for new content. And with lots of that browsing happening on our phones, the aimless page loading and refreshing is not just annoying when there isn't new content, but can lead to wasted data usage, not to mention time.

How To: Trick Websites into Thinking You're on a Different OS or Browser

There are a number of reasons why you might want to trick a web server into thinking you're on a different operating system (OS) or web browser. One might be that you want to test the mobile version of your website from your computer. Or perhaps for some reason a website is restricted to a certain OS or browser and you wish to circumnavigate that barrier. Today's guide shows you how to do just that!

How To: Breeze Through Black Friday with These Helpful Deal-Finding Apps and Websites

Every year, Black Friday gets a little more insane. People get up at ungodly hours, wait in lines forever, and get into some of the most ridiculous fights you've ever seen. All in the name of saving some cash. Everyone loves saving money, but without a game plan, you could end up missing all the good deals and going home with nothing. Luckily, the Internet is here to take some of the stress out of holiday shopping. With these sites and apps, you can find out about all the best deals before yo...

How To: 6 Ways to Access Members-Only Websites and Forums Without Giving Up Your Real Info

One of the most frustrating things on the Internet are sites that make you register just to view content. I'm not talking about paywalls—I mean the sites that make you give them personal information to look at free articles or forum threads. Most people are uncomfortable with this because a lot of these sites either spam you themselves, or sell your information to someone else who will.

How To: Slip a Backdoor into PHP Websites with Weevely

Backdoors are convenient to leave behind once you've already found a way into a server, and they can come in handy for a variety of reasons. They're good for developers who want a quick way into machines they're working on, or for systems administrators who want similar access. Of course, backdoors are also a hacker's best friend, and can be added in a variety of ways. One good tool for doing this is Weevely, which uses a snippet of PHP code.

How To: Use PHP to design and make cool websites

PHP is a scripting language that since 1995 has allowed web developers all over the world to create more dynamic websites. This video series will show you how to use it from start to finish, covering the very basics and very advanced techniques. If you want to move you web design skills beyond XHTML, watch this video.

How To: Use CakePHP to create and develop websites

CakePHP is the Ruby on Rails of the PHP world, an open-source web application framework that allows users to create really cool websites and software without spending money on expensive programs. This extensive video series will teach you everything you need to know about working with CakePHP and should make your website a lot more interesting.

How To: Use the jQuery Javascript framwork to make websites

jQuery is a very popular and easy-to-use Javascript framework that allows you to make very interactive websites quickly and easily. This video introduction will show you how to use the basics of jQuery and explains why you should be learning how to use it in the first place. If you want to make really smooth user interfaces for websites, watch this video. You really need to know jQuery.

How To: Prevent cross-linking your websites together from hurting your Google ranking

Google is the biggest and best search engine on Earth, and if you are a webmaster and want your website to be a big success it would really behoove you to know as much about how it works as possible. The Google Webmasters series of videos and website were created to teach webmasters, SEO professionals, and others how Google works by answering their questions and giving them insights into how they can best integrate and utilize Google's functionality to improve their business. This video expla...

How To: Merge two websites together successfully with 301 redirects

Google is the biggest and best search engine on Earth, and if you are a webmaster and want your website to be a big success it would really behoove you to know as much about how it works as possible. The Google Webmasters series of videos and website were created to teach webmasters, SEO professionals, and others how Google works by answering their questions and giving them insights into how they can best integrate and utilize Google's functionality to improve their business. This video will ...

How To: Access blocked websites and bypass proxy servers

Are you using the Internet at a school, library, or some other place that blocks or restricts web access? Mom and dad still trying to protect you from online predators, even though you're more than old enough to be one yourself? Learn how to bypass proxy servers that block access to certain websites by watching this how-to video. In this case it's done to access Myspace but this method can be used with any blocked website. Follow along with this video tutorial and never get hindered by restri...

How To: Browse websites without a mouse

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to browse web pages without a mouse. Users will need to use the Mozilla Firefox browser. When you're in the Firefox browser, press F7 or click on Firefox, click on Preferences and select the Advanced tab (Mac OS X). Now check "Always use the cursor key to navigate within pages". This will activate character browsing, allowing the user to use the arrow keys to move up and down the page. Holding Shift will allow users to select a text. This video will b...

How To: Use AJAX with jQuery to create websites

AJAX (Asyncronous Java and XML) is one of the most important parts of web design, allowing web designers to create much more dyanmic and interactive websites then they could in the past. This video for beginners will show you how to get started using AJAX with jQuery, an easy-to-use but powerful Javascript library, to make websites. It won't walk you all the way through creating a website, but is a good place to get started.

How To: Kill boredom with weird and random websites

This is a video tutorial in the Computers & Programming category where you are going to learn how to kill boredom with weird and random websites. This video lists 11 such websites and explains what each one does. The 1st one is Zigzagphilosophy. This site allows you to make a lot of zig zag lines on the screen by moving your mouse. #2 omglasergunspewpewpew. On this site you use the mouse to control a squirrel on the screen and use the left click to shoot a laser. The #3 site is allemande and ...

How To: Hack websites using cross-site scripting (XSS)

In this episode of Full Disclosure we are explaining the website attack known as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). Cross-Site Scripting is a type of security vulnerability that affects web applications that do not sanitize user input properly. This kind of vulnerability allows an "attacker" to inject HTML or client side script like JavaScript into the website. Cross-Site Scripting is most commonly used to steal cookies. Cookies are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific informa...

How To: Create CSS-based link rollovers for websites in GoLive

Using GoLive CS2, you'll learn how to create some CSS-based rollovers. This is really an easy way to create some rollovers, using CSS, which is an incredibly useful and powerful way to style and design your website pages. In this GoLive video tutorial, learn how to style not only your links, visited links, and active links using CSS, but you will also see how to give your links a rollover or hover style as well. You will quickly see how much more you can achieve by styling your links using CSS.

How To: Host multiple websites on your Mac Mini server

How to Use Your Mac as a Server: Turn your Mac Mini into a server! Yes, that's right, with a little know-how and a little spunk, you can turn an inexpensive Mac Mini computer into a server to provide services over you network. You won't even need the Mac OS X Server, just the Mac OS X Client, so there is no extra software to buy, just the Mac Mini and it's operating system.

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