Author Archives: Midwest Web Trends

The End of Internet Explorer 6 (IE6)

Nearly 10 years after it’s release date and long overdue, several major web sites, YouTube in conjunction with Google for instance, have made statements that they are ending support for IE6. Even Microsoft is campaigning to move people away from … Continue reading

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Automate Your Website File and MySQL Backups

In this article, I’m going to show you a method of automating backups of your website files and MySQL databases. Then we will use WinSCP to automatically retrieve those backups and store them on your local computer on an automated schedule. Continue reading

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Clean Up Your HTML Code By Making Use of Descendant Selectors

I’ve seen a few aspiring web designers who go overboard with the use of unnecessary div tags as well as the unnecessary assignment of class and id selectors. Here is one recent example I came across. <div id=”menuContainer”> <ul id=”menu”> … Continue reading

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