Showing posts with label Uses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Uses. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fun and Creative Uses For Your Old Book Collection

Fun and Creative Uses For Your Old Book Collection

If you're an avid reader or you've had a big collection of books growing over the years from relatives and kids, chances are they're sitting in a box somewhere taking up valuable space in a basement, closet, or attic. Although you may not be interested in reading them, there are plenty of other uses for your old books around the house as decorative pieces. By taking some of these ideas into consideration - you can clear out that storage space while giving your home a creative, personalized touch.

• If you've ever liked the idea of having a "secret door" in your home, the solution may be behind (literally) your large collection of books. By covering the entire side of one of the doors in your home with bookshelves, you can glue books into place so that they won't fall off every time the door is opened or closed. By leaving a discrete, but accessible, space for a door knob or handle - you've put a unique and creative spin on an office or study room's door. By adding other "knick knacks" to the shelves, you can create the true feeling of a bookshelf right on the door itself. Just be sure to glue everything down so that the quick swing of the door won't send anything flying.

• If you have a variety of paperback books, you can create some creative and one of a kind artwork that's great for living room, home offices, or even bedrooms. By cutting covers apart and gluing them onto a canvas, you'll be able to truly have control over what your finished product looks like. By keeping with your "book" theme, you can even tear pages out of the books for fillers behind the covers. If you'd like it to have a more "worn" look to it, instead of grabbing a pair of scissors, just rip the pieces with your hands. You'll end up with more random pieces and the edges won't look so "clean cut". Once you've finished, frame the finished product and hang it wherever you'd like or give it as a gift to a book worm.

• If most of the books you've seemed to collect over the years are hardbacks, you can create some unique mantle end pieces out of them. Hardbacks are good at standing up on their own, so they'll work better for this project than most paperbacks. By gluing various sized books together, you'll end up with a modern looking decorative piece for your mantle. By making one for each side, you can create a coordinated look in your living room or dining room. Aside from gluing the books themselves together, placing a dab of glue in the middle of the books themselves will help keep them from spreading apart on the shelves over time.

So whether you're an avid reader looking to find uses for your hundreds of old books or a loved one has left you with their old collection, brush the dust off of the boxes and get those creative juices flowing. Book accent pieces make great additions to studies, dens, guest rooms, living rooms, and even bedrooms. Sure, you could lug the box down to a local thrift store and give them away - but getting the most out of the "clutter" in your home will help you feel like you truly put your old books to good use.

Jim is Vice President of Your Home Supply (YHS) the definitive website for home improvement tools, and gardening supplies. Your Home Supply offers a wide range of door hardware and cabinet knobs.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

What Are The Main Uses Of An XML Editor

What Are The Main Uses Of An XML Editor

XML is by definition Extensible Markup Language. It has become increasingly popular because documents are able to be delivered in a text format that is quite flexible. An XML editor is perfect for creating this kind of page no matter if it is in a text only format or whether they are pictures included as well. This means that users can create projects that can be used across many different computer systems, regardless of operating system and hardware.

It is similar in many ways to the HTML style, except they each perform two very different functions; HTML is the formatting of text while XML is actually used for the transport of it. This does not mean that XML will be replacing HTML anytime soon, but it can enhance the former's ability to propagate due to the ability to be used across a wide variety of platforms. Each of these tools is very similar to the original markup language -- SGML which was first instituted by ISO (the International Standardization Organization) in 1986.

XML editors are very versatile in their great variety of applications. Since XML does not carry the limiting formatting tags as that of HTML, it can be used for more than displaying web pages. There are actually an unlimited number of tags, so the number of applications is also unlimited as well. This means that software designers can use these editors to perform many different functions quite readily.

This is one reason that XML has seen a rise in popularity among users since it was first introduced to the Internet way back in 1998. This is now seen in the enormous number of programming languages that show support for this particular style, and has also been the impetus for the large number of interactive websites that now give consumers a chance to provide feedback to online retailers. This allows many different tasks to be made available to consumers, such as checking on the status of their order directly from the merchant's website.

XML editors are being used more and more in many different areas. This includes academia as well, since that vast amount of library and tutoring services currently online now are being formatted in this language to become even more user friendly. XML has found its way into office documents as well, for databases and spreadsheets in particular. Designers of websites can now upgrade a page to XHTML which is actually XML in place of the current HTML.

This means the editors are becoming even more popular. It has seen an inordinate amount of growth since being first introduced over a decade ago. An XML editor is now a must for designers and programmers in order to make computer programs and interactive web page that much more special. Since formatting is no longer a problem for most users, editing documents in this type of format can mean a great reduction in the number of hours it normally took to decipher the content for actual use.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Uses of Outdoor Digital Signage – News and Information

Uses of Outdoor Digital Signage – News and Information

Anybody looking into outdoor digital signage or display screens for public areas, may be excused in thinking that signage is predominantly designed for advertising, branding and promotion; while marketing is obviously a key area for Dooh (digital out of home) as it gives advertisers great advantages over static posters and commercials, there is another key area for using screens in public places: information.

We all live in an information age with the internet, mobile communication, 24-hour rolling news, Twitter and other technological innovations, many people dislike being away from a source of information and news for too long. Even on holiday when people are relaxing on the beach or during other leisure times and locations, you will find PDAs and smart phones being deployed to keep people up-to-date with the latest happenings at home and abroad.

Many locations such as transport hubs, waiting rooms and receptions are now utilizing digital signage as a means of satisfying this information demand. The great advantage of digital screens is that this information and news can be mixed with advertisements or localized information such as railway timetables, news of flight cancellations, advertisements and other self-interested content.

As people are keen to look at, and even seek out information and news, the information provided acts as a hook to get people to view the screen and therefore take heed of the localized or advertizing content too.

This is very successful in all sorts of locations. Doctor's surgery's can provide important health advice and intersect it with the latest local news, while in transport hubs news feeds can display the latest headlines while also providing crucial news of cancellations and delays.

Many locations for news and information screens are not in the best location for conventional TV devices; for this reason, many of these news and information screens are housed in an LCD enclosure. LCD enclosures are weatherproof and can cope with a wide range of temperature extremes and also protect from dust, airborne debris and vandalism.

Richard N Williams is a technical author and a specialist in the digital signage industry helping to develop outdoor digital signage and protection for plasmas. Please visit us for more information about LCD Enclosures or other digital signage solutions.