To add rounded corners to an element using CSS, just add the following code to your CSS
[cc lang=”css”]/* 4 rounded corners */
-webkit-border-radius: 10px; // for Safari and Chrome browsers
-khtml-border-radius: 10px; // for Konqueror browser
-moz-border-radius: 10px; // for Firefox browser
border-radius: 10px; // for browsers that support CSS 3
Of course, change the values (10px) to whatever value you want to change the corner radius.
If a browser doesn’t support rounded corners, it will just show square corners.
Borders Books has gone out of business. The ebook revolution is here. If you read technology and business books like myself, you’ll be happy to know that you can access a lot of free, new books online at Safari / ProQuest. The catch is you need to access the site as a member of your local library.
For the San Francisco Public Library, the link is at
Yesterday I got a call from eBay’s Seller Outreach department. They gave me some useful tips on improving my sales. Here they are:
Put keywords closer to the beginning of your listing titles than at the end. e.g.
BAD: 8GB RAM Quad Core Processor T420 Thinkpad Laptop by Lenovo
GOOD: Lenovo T420 Thinkpad Laptop Quad Processor, 8GB RAM, other selling points
Offer FREE Shipping
You can price an item $5.00 and charge $2.50 for shipping or you can price the item $7.50 with FREE shipping. By offering FREE shipping, eBay will automatically give you 5 stars for your shipping and handling rating category. Plus, people like “free”. Of course, free could just be for the cheapest shipping. You can charge extra for priority or overnight shipping.
When creating a listing you can add many custom fields like Condition: New, Material: Wood. Adding custom fields will help you get found.
Put Links To Your Website From Your “About Me” Page
eBay doesn’t allow external links in product listings. But, you can put external links in your “About Me” page.
Create a Facebook Fan page and link to it from your “About Me” page. In your product listings, tell customers they can get 10% off by going to your “About Me” page and “fanning” you. Then, they can notify you when that’s done so you can apply the discount before they pay.
Use 30-Day Good Till Canceled and Don’t Let Listings Expire
Each listing shows the number sold. The larger this number, the higher the listing gets in search results. Don’t let listings expire so that this number continues to grow.
Browse eBay Apps and use some apps like the “Analytics” app to help you manage.
If you sell at least $3000 worth of items in a 12 month period and have an overall rating of no lower than 4.6, you will automatically get “Top Rated Seller” status which pushes your listings to the top of search results. This will obviously lead to increase visibility and potentially more sales.
Dreamweaver Find and Replace (w/ Regular Expressions)
Finding and replacing text is pretty straightforward. For example, you can find all text matching “car” and replace them with “cars”. Other types of find and replace are not so obvious. Here are some examples.
Replace “x” with “x followed by a tab”
This is useful when you want the text to be tab delimited so you can copy and paste it all into Excel so that each column (separated by a tab) will appear in its own column for further processing.
Replace new lines with “x newline”
This is useful if you need to edit text that appears at the end of a line.
Wrap multiple values (one on each line) with single quotes (‘x’)
This is useful when you’re building a long drop down list of options in the format
This example uses Apache that comes with Bitnami’s WAPPStack (Windows, Apache, PHP, Postgres) installer.
Create your SSL certificate keys. Instructions on creating a self-signed SSL certificate are available in chapter 8.5 Creating a Self-Signed Certificate Key in O’reilly’s Website Cookbook. It uses openssl to create the certificate keys. If you are on Windows, you can install Cygwin and add the openssl package to follow the instructions.