Maps are often placed on a company website to help customers find their way there. For that, Google Maps is excellent. But wouldn’t it be nice to add your company logo, parking lots, train stations, etc. to the map, to help the customer even more? It is very simple, and in this article I am going to show you how. Before we start, check out what we are going to create: Now, here is an overview: Overview Google Maps API The Google Maps API allows you to embed maps directly into your website. Getting the Coordinates As I do not expect you to know the precise coordinates of your location, I will explain a very quick way Google has provided to do this. When you enter this in your address bar, you will see this: The coordinates of Apple's head quarter in Cupertino The first number is the status code, and 200 means that everything is okay. Adding the Map to Your Website There’s no need to hesitate – let’s add that map to your website! After the URL, you will notice sensor=false. Write Adding Markers
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show_articleAs a screenwriter, the ability to craft dramatic suspense can turn your script from a basic, by the numbers story into something memorable, and the basis of a movie that people will remember. Film is a visceral art, and a thousand things have to go right in the execution of a story to make it resonate, but it all starts with the screenwriter. Without the basic foundation and the proper storytelling tools, your script might not make it past the first read. Evoke Emotion Create sympathetic characters that the audience likes and can relate to.
How a Simple Layout Can Be Mixed ‘n’ Matched with Patterns, Photos and BackgroundsIt's pretty amazing how much colour and background can change the look and feel of a website. In this tutorial we're going to put together a quick, simple but effective layout and then create variations using backgrounds, photos and patterns. We'll also look at how to make seamless tiled backgrounds out of a photo, methods for ending a single photo and simple ways to create pixel patterns. In short it's a jam packed tutorial! Step 1 - Creating the Basic Layout So our first task is to design a layout for our page. Now I should point out in reality I didn't actually draw out this set of boxes quite like this. Step 2 - Fleshing it out So that layout is our bones, now we need to flesh it out with some dummy content and a colour scheme. As you can see I haven't done anything really amazing here, just placed the elements on the page fairly neatly and evenly. Note that these are just rough guides and I actually just work by eye until things look right. Step 3 - Polishing and Adding Some Style
Networking & Server software / hardware for Windows 2003, 2000, NT & Linux - ServerFiles.comwww.lifehacker.comVLC is easily one of our favourite media players (and yours too). However, it’s not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there’s a wide range of features that you might not have known it offers. Download YouTube Videos We’ve discussed plenty of ways to download YouTube videos before. Find a video on YouTube — like this one — and copy the URL from the address bar. You can also record clips from YouTube videos as they’re streaming in VLC by pressing the red Record button in the player itself. Record Your Desktop Desktop recording software ranges from poor quality and free to incredibly powerful and expensive. Under Media, click “Open Capture Device”. Once you click Start, VLC will stream a feed of your desktop into itself behind the scenes. Convert Video Files VLC also has a very decent video converter built in. Under Media, click “Convert/Save”. The converted video file will be deposited in the target location. Record Your Webcam Under Media, click Open Capture Device.
Sass - Syntactically Awesome StylesheetsBefore you can use Sass, you need to set it up on your project. If you want to just browse here, go ahead, but we recommend you go install Sass first. Go here if you want to learn how to get everything setup.