Friday 21 September 2012

How To Add A Favicon To Your Webpage.

KYD Evolution: Favicon
As a beginner web designer or developer, you discover the need to add a favicon to your webpage or website, but you are facing difficulty in doing so. Well, here's the trick. But first, what exactly is a favicon? A favicon is a small image or icon in .ico that is shown on the title bar beside the Title of a webpage or website. The favicon serves as a sort of identity for websites and webpages. To get a favicon,
you'll need to create an icon using any graphics software. To find out how to create an icon with photoshop, click here.
Enough of the story, lets find out how to implement this.
To add a favicon to a static or simple html web page, go to where the <head> tag is and add after it,
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="link to favicon"/>
But you might also be faced with difficulty if your webpages are quite a number. Lets say you are building a big website, you won't want to add this code manually to every page, rather, you'll make use of the template file of your site. A template is mostly
written in .php format for websites and it contains files and codes that are required on every page of the website. As this is mostly written in php, this is how to add favicon to a php document or page:
Add this code before the main contents of your php file
echo '<link rel="shortcut icon" href="your favicon location"/>';  
Thats all, and you've got yourself your favicon. Don't forget to share

Tuesday 18 September 2012

WishFree Tech Blog Awards 2012

The Wish Free Tech Blog Awards 2012 is here and as you could have guessed, there is a very high level of competition. I got an email not too long ago, inviting me to participate in this contest. It was cool, ya know. This particular awards is currently available only for Technology blogs. Lest i forget, I need you guys to vote for KYD Evolution here All you need to do is Login with your Facebook or Twitter accounts and Nominate. Thank you as you do so.

Monday 17 September 2012

How To End Non-responding Programs Easily

KYD Evolution: How To End Non-responding Programs Easily
Ending Non-responding programs have always been an annoying and most difficult task an average computer user faces. Programs become non-responding due to errors
and insufficient memory in the system. Today we'll be covering how to easily end these programs when they turn up unresponsive. Our tool will be the Windows Task Manager.
The Windows Task Manager is an utility program that comes pre-installed in all Windows Operating System installations. To access the Task Manager, there are two major ways:
  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del, in older versions of Windows, this will open the task manager directly. But in newer versions like the Windows 7, A window will be displayed where you can select Task Manager.
  2. The second major method is by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting task Manager in the menu that shows.
Now to the business of the day, When you have a program that is now unresponsive and you need to end it urgently, all you have to do is
  • Open the task manager, Switch to the application tab and select the program you want to end.
  • Now right-click on the particular program and select "Go to process". This will take you to the application process.
  • Right-click and select "End Process", you will be asked to confirm, just click ok..
Don't forget to share

How to create icons with photoshop

KYD Evolution: How to create icons with photoshop
Photoshop is a very great tool for graphical designs. With photoshop, one can create images and designs that can be regarded as a masterpiece. Its not only graphical designers that need photoshop though but also web designers and developers. Today we'll be talking about how to create an icon using photoshop. An icon is a small image mostly of 64x64, 32x32 and 16x16 dimensions. It has the .ico file extension. Icons are generally used for programs and stuff but web designers also use it as a favourite icon, popularly called favicon.
Unfortunately, Adobe Photoshop does not originally present one with the option to save any image with the .ico extension. But in order to do these, we'll have to download the .ico plugin for photoshop. Click here to download it. After download, extract and copy the contents to the plugins folder of your photoshop application. This is most likely to be in your program files. To do this, open your Photoshop folder in your program files, then Open Plugins => File Formats, and paste it in the folder. Now restart or open your photoshop application, design the image you want, set the appropriate dimensions i.e width and height. Now Click on File -> Save As, and you'll now have the choice of saving images as an icon. Don't forget to share.

Tuesday 11 September 2012

The Power Of Exploration

Exploration! Exploration!! Exploration!!!
People seem to over-underestimate the power of exploration, this time, I'll be referring to the world of computers and technology. Exploration is a great tool that builds up confidence, skills and general ability of a computer user. Like i enjoy saying, "A computer system or laptop is only as good as its owner". This quote simply means that even if you have the latest technology and trends of computer systems and software and you can't use them, then its all totally useless.

This short article is basically contained of my idealism because i think every minute you spend with your laptop or system watching movies, or playing games can be used to learn something huge that will make you proud of yourself. Research shows that stuffs you discover yourself stick to your memory better than those you read from one place or the other, This is just my thoughts, invest your time wisely....

Monday 10 September 2012

Change Windows Password With Command Prompt

Today we'll be talking about how to change your Windows password, be it Windows7, Vista, Xp etc without knowing the former password.
This short but educative tutorial we'll guide you through the steps necessary. Lets begin

  • First you'll need to run command prompt as an administrator. You can do this by typing "cmd" in the start menu search box
  • Upon displaying results, right-click on it and select "Run As Administrator".
  • Now type "net user" in the prompt and press enter. It will display all the user accounts on the system
  • Now pick the name of the account you would like to make changes on and type
    net user acekyd to find out more about the user account or type
    net user acekyd passwd to change the password of the acekyd user account to passwd.
  • Note that you should replace the username and password used above to the one used on your system.

  • If you already know the name of the user account you wanted to change its password, you can type
    net user acekyd passwd straight up from the beginning with no need to first checknout the accounts. Hope you find
    this tutorial helpful. Dont forget to share.

Monday 3 September 2012

How To Delete a hard disk partition

KYD Evolution: Deleting Partitions
I have come across situations where after creating partitions, i later find them no longer useful and i feel the need to delete them.
I know most people have also been in this situation so i'm gonna shed some light on it.
Before you can delete a partition from your system, then obviously you've got to have created a partition at one time or the other.
To find out to create a partition, click here.
To begin, you must be logged on as an administrator to perform the following steps.
When you delete a hard disk partition or volume (the terms partition and volume are often used interchangeably), you create empty space that you can use to
create new partitions or add them up to old or already created partitions using utility tools like Easeus Partition manager.
Note that if your hard disk is currently set up as a single partition, then you cannot delete it. You also cannot delete the system partition, boot partition,
or any partition that contains the virtual memory paging file, because Windows needs this information to start correctly.
Warning: All data on a partition will be lost when you delete it. Be sure to back up any files that you want to save to a different location before you
Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, System and Maintenance, then
Administrative Tools, and finally double-clicking Computer Management. Or you could just type in the start menu search bar "computer management".
Administrator permission is required. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • In the Navigation pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
  • Right-click the volume, such as a partition or logical drive, that you want to delete, and then click Delete Volume.
  • Click Yes to delete the volume.
The resulting empty space is called unallocated space if you deleted a primary partition, or free space if you deleted a logical drive within an extended
partition. You can now use the empty space to create additional volumes or add them to old partitions as mentioned previously. Dont forget to share.

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