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Dori Smith is the best-selling co-author of JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th edition; Dreamweaver: Visual QuickStart Guide; Styling Web Pages with CSS: Visual QuickProject Guide; and Mac OS X Unwired. She also created the videos JavaScript Essential Training and Ajax Essential Training for Lynda.com, wrote Java 2: Visual QuickStart Guide and contributes to numerous online and print computer industry magazines. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she was a founding member of the Web Standards Project and is Publisher and ListMom for the Wise-Women's Web community. She co-founded and contributes to the long-running Backup Brain weblog.

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Oct
8
comment Is there an official policy behind the 'S' in 'iPhone 4S' and 'iPhone 3GS'?
@raxacoricofallapatorius - I recommend that you read a couple of blog posts: Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and (in particular) Real Questions Have Answers. If there is no possible correct answer, it's not an appropriate question on Stack Exchange.
Oct
6
comment How can I get Safari to reopen my last closed tab?
@AbbyΨ - I've long had a theory about "Using an Apple product to do something you've never done before": ① Imagine that you are a brilliant person with a deep knowledge of both technology and human factors. ② Imagine how that version of you would make that feature accessible to anyone. ③ Try whatever comes to mind. End result: It's amazing how often the process works. Try it some time!
Sep
12
comment What are some good screencapturing applications?
@daviesgeek - Your search-fu needs some work… This would have been a good place to start looking, for instance.
Sep
12
comment Why does OS X warn me before running an app downloaded from the Internet?
See also: Disable "…application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?" on certain file types?, How do I stop the "Are you sure you want to open it?" dialog box from displaying when I open an app?, How do I disable quarantine on Lion?.
Sep
7
comment How do I connect a Mac to an analog TV?
See also Do I just need a VGA to RCA adaptor to stream video from my macbook to TV?.
Sep
7
comment Is there any free/paid Windows emulator for Mac OS X?
@Ian - Yes, "You could Google that" is a terrible answer—but these are comments, not answers. Given that "question does not show any research effort" is a valid reason to downvote and people often want to know why their posts received downvotes, why not let the OP know how to improve?
Aug
18
comment Do Macs need to be defragmented?
@Graham - is that the point at which you stopped reading? There are a few other sentences in that (lengthy) essay, also.
Jul
4
comment Application for managing a pdf document library
@Sorin - Have you worked with Evernote? Managing PDFs is one of its core features.
Jul
4
comment Application for managing a pdf document library
OP said he knew about Calibre and it didn't suit his needs.
Jun
26
comment Extension for Safari to enable Google Translation WITHOUT adding a button?
Isn't that what @Patrick is referring to in his first sentence?
May
31
comment How to write the names “iPhone”, “iPad”, etc. in all capital letters?
@VxJason - that's because Apple didn't name it; they're just licensees. Wikipedia has a good article about the (PRODUCT)RED brand if you want to know more.
May
31
comment How to write the names “iPhone”, “iPad”, etc. in all capital letters?
@Cawas - It's 224 pages in total; while I haven't read all of them, I do refer to the Guide enough that I keep a local copy around for quick searching.
Mar
18
comment What is the most advanced JavaScript editor for OS X?
Duplicate of Best IDE for HTML, CSS, and Javascript for mac on Programmers.SE.
Mar
18
comment Can't quit app launched through launchd
Then why, when I quit iCal manually, does it wait to restart till 5:00am the next day?
Mar
11
comment Can a Mac Mini drive three monitors?
There's also more applicable info at Mac book pro - can I plug two external monitors in? and Can I connect more than one external monitor to the new MacBook Air?.
Mar
8
comment How do I connect the location of a calendar event with the iPad maps app?
Didn't even try to answer the OP's question.
Mar
6
comment Screen Record my browser
While this is what you did, it doesn't actually answer the question you posted. You should accept one of the answers to the question as you asked it.
Mar
3
comment Why does the enter/return key rename a file/folder, instead of opening it?
@compulsionstar - FYI, it's been several years since Apple last shipped a one button mouse.
Mar
2
comment Snap feature for Mac?
@Diago - I just rolled it back to your version, as it provides more information.
Feb
22
comment iPhone 4 restarts every 3 min
@Loïc - the OP started the question with "My iPhone 4 shuts itself off." When he later said it wasn't rebooting but respringing, he didn't correct what he'd written about shutting off. All that makes it difficult to really know quite what's going on, imo. My own take is that once you replace the iPhone case and the iPhone OS, what you have isn't really an iPhone anymore—so the question is off-topic. But in the end, my thought was that "respring" isn't a commonly-used term for most iPhone users, and I thought broadening the question to get more input for the OP would help.