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Menu Issue № 226


How to Be a Great Host

by John Gladding · 29 Comments

Online communities can take time to get off the ground. Like small businesses, most fail to thrive due to poor planning and support. John Gladding explains how anyone who can host a great party can start a successful forum.

Print to Preview

by Pete McVicar · 32 Comments

Going from the browser to the printer has always been a bit of a guessing game. In this article, Pete McVicar shows us a method for providing users with a reliable print preview.

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