Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
- 80% of all toys sold in the U.S. are now manufactured in China.
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission inspects less than 1% of imported goods.
- The FDA inspects about 1% of imported food.
From the website:
Bright toys coated with lead paint, savory fish with illegal chemicals, toothpaste with a poison used in antifreeze--the recent wave of recalls reminds us that ordinary things we use every day may not be safe. Consumers Union created NotInMyCart.org to give you a place to check for recent product recalls and take action to make all products safer in the future. The U.S. market is now flooded with imported products--tens of millions of items arriving in cargo ships stacked high with containers. Recalls, after a dangerous product is found on store shelves, are important, but not enough.Also from their website:
Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers. CU publishes Consumer Reports and ConsumerReports.org in addition to two newsletters, Consumer Reports on Health and Consumer Reports Money Adviser with combined subscriptions of more than 7 million. Consumers Union also has more than 500,000 online activists who help work to change legislation and the marketplace in favor of the consumer interest and several public education Web sites. Since its founding in 1936, Consumers Union has never taken any advertising or freebies of any kind.CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE TODAY.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
This is very, very nice and looks easy, too. The three versions are packaged together for easy download or you can copy and past from the blog.
Version One: The Simplest jQuery Tooltip Ever
Version Two: Image Preview Gallery
Version Three: Links With URL Preview
VISIT THIS BLOG
Aw, just for the heck of it, let's see what I can come up with using this guy's script(s)...
My Version of Version One - the tooltip
My Version of Version Two - Image Preview Gallery
My Version of Version Three - Screenshot Preview
Friday, May 9, 2008
I've been using the free online demo versions for a long time and they work just great for some types of images. You choose how many colors in the pallette and Spinwave will crunch that little sucker on down to web-manageable size. Photoshop does the same thing when you use their "save for the web" option. But, this place is worth a try and if you like what you see, you might want to actually buy this stuff.
If you would like to change the layout of your Blogspot (Blogger) Blog, check out this blog that offers templates for a five-column layout. Aside from the free templates, details are given for how to install templates and how to back up the blog layout you are currently using.
What is "Quick Escape?" It's a tool that lets you quickly paste in HTML and for that to be converted to escaped characters which can be pasted back in to your HTML source code so that it renders on screen. PSST... great for blog posts.
Visit Accessify's homepage.