A friend, I think it was Sam, hooked me up with a neat link to a site that discusses green technology. I noticed a post about something I’d read about previously, and that was the impact that the color of websites has on the amount of energy we use while surfing the internet.
Rising Phoenix put together a pretty simple and sweet designed page to explain the problem. I’m an advocate for reducing the amount of energy we use, especially since we in the United States consume an ungodly amount already. Therefore, I feel some responsibility to change the way I’m currently consuming energy. Here’s my two step process.
- Downloaded Stylish for Firefox and then chose a black style theme for Google.
- I’d like to change my theme so it’s a darker background color with white text. I’d like to keep the current theme so it’s not too much of a change for my readers. But I need some CSS help from someone. The other option is to change to this theme.
Anyone else want to join me in the small choices matter energy saving campaign?
To get rid of those annoying little yellow gold badge/shield looking things in Dreamweaver which are sometimes a pain in the design view just go to: View…Visual Aids…Invisible Elements (It should become unchecked).
For my regular readers
Thanks for perservering through that very random post. Here is where it originated from. I recently reinstalled Dreamweaver and I chose some different set-up options then normal. Anyways, suddenly there where these all over the place, and they where messing things up. Translation: You know when your computer, or car, or any other gadget starts doing something out of the ordinary and you just don’t like it? Searching the help menues produced nothing cause I didn’t know what to look for. Thus I turned to the internet. I googled: “Dreamweaver gold badges” nothing. “Dreamweaver yellow badges” nothing. “Dreamweaver yellow shield” bingo. Why am I telling you all this? Because the great thing about the internet is it makes things like that accessible to people. And to be even more accessible sometimes it’s worth making a blog post that simply list all the ways one might have described what they where searching for (as I will do soon).
Have you ever tried looking something up and weren’t quite sure how to describe it?
dreamweaver little tiny gold yellow icon shiny shield badge symbol macromedia Dreamweaver dream weaver bronze thingy
So in google’s continued attempt to take over the world (and if they do I don’t know if I’ll mind), they’ve just launched an Instant Messaging program called Google Talk.
I just downloaded it, but until some other people do the same we can’t really test it out. It has a talking feature, so with a microphone and speakers you can chat with probably just about anyone. This would be great to talk with friends overseas I bet.
I have been impressed with just about everything that google does. I know some people don’t like the ads that are based on your personal searches, etc. But I’d rather have those then big, bright banners that don’t relate at all to what I’m searching (for example, I am married, and I have no need for an online dating site).
Is anyone with me? IM me once you get it at firstname.lastname@example.org (I guess that’s how you’d find me.