Friday, September 26, 2008

Beautiful Down syndrome montage

I know it's a rerun, but with Trig Palin in the news lately it's nice to remember that Sarah isn't the only proud mom of a kid with designer genes.


Anonymous said...

I am having trouble viewing the montage. I cannot view the other one from Tuesday (Obama and the Born Alive Babies)either. Nothing shows in the spot where the montage would be. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.

Christina Dunigan said...

YOu can try watching my video on YouTube.

Try a different browser, or changing browser settings. Play around with them a bit. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I've written a blog entry based on an earlier post of yours, on the common trend of ignorance and negative attitudes towards those with developmental disabilities, with an edit on suggestions to the general public and a link to resources

Christina Dunigan said...

I'll turn that into a link and check it out.

Christina Dunigan said...

Excellent job, Rachael!

Learn to embed links. This way the pages you link to get boosts in the search engines. After you post five or six links you'll find you've memorized it.

Start with the "greater than" sign. This always opens any HTML tags:


Then you put "a href" (not in quotes). I think if this a being "a hot reference" -- a h ref -- with the h and ref stuck together.

Then you put an equals sign. You're telling them what the hot reference or href is:


Then you put the URL in quotes. Most HTML tags get stuck in quotes. If you're telling it to make a picture 240 pixels wide, you tell it that the width equals "240". You get used to doing this pretty quickly.

Then you close the tag with a less than sign:


Now you just put in the name of your link.

Then you have to close the HTML tag. This is always done with a backslash -- / -- and a small piece of code. Closing a link code is just backslash a:


You can make something italic by putting i inside the greater than/less than signs, and turn off italics by putting /i in another set of greater than/less than.

You always have such good web sites to link to. I want them to get the search engine boost they deserve.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I do know how to embed links (took a basic HMTL class in college), but I did not know about the boost in the search engine. Speaking of tips, do you have any suggestions as to how I can get visitors to visit my blog to for more than 1 second and get more visitors to return to my blog, can you take a look at my blog and make some suggestions for improvement, if you get a chance.

Christina Dunigan said...

The picture at the top is huge, leaving your reader with nothing but the title and an ad to read on the screen unless they start scrolling. So you're starting with no bait on the hook.

The quality of your posts themselves is very good. But try not to make an entire sentence a link. It gives you huge chunks of underlined text, giving the appearance that you forgot to close a link tag.

Also, could you make the font just a tad larger? It would give less of a "fine print" look.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to look over my blog and the suggestions. I have tried to shrink the picture at the top using the HTML code for sizing the picture, to no avail. Alas, I like the picture, though. Any ideas? Perhaps I will remove the picture for a time and see if my visitors stay longer and return more often. On the add, I have no control over that since I've got the unpaid account. The others suggestions sound good and I will see what I can do.

On a side-note, I would like your thoughts on this. I'm going back to college and am getting ready to attending a tech college, MedTech, for Medical Assisting. The college is accredited and has a good emplyoment placement rate, the reviews of it at the BBB are mixed but the complaints aren't too bad. However, when I went to get information and an application, I ended up being pressured towards registering for this quarter (next week!), even when I told them I was considering enroling for this coming spring and this just seemed off. Your thoughts?

Christina Dunigan said...

Contact your local job service (what used to be the unemployment office) and ask if they refer people to the school or fund programs with the school. They investigate before they fund.

Anonymous said...

Ok, thanks!