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&quot; “ Double quote &amp; & Ampersand (“and” sign) &lt; < Less-than &gt; > Greater-than &nbsp; un-linebreak-able space &iexcl; ¡ Upside-down ! &cent; ¢ Cent sign (c crossed out) &pound; £ Pound sign: the currency symbol not the tic-tac-toe telephone symbol, which is incorrectly called “pound”. &curren; ¤ circle with dashes at NE, SE, SW, […]

Double quote
& Ampersand (“and” sign)
< Less-than
> Greater-than
un-linebreak-able space
¡ Upside-down !
¢ Cent sign (c crossed out)
£ Pound sign: the currency symbol
not the tic-tac-toe telephone
symbol, which is incorrectly called “pound”.
¤ circle with dashes at NE, SE, SW, and NW
¥ Y crossed out
¦ Vertical line, maybe with gap in middle
§ Section sign (like hurricane symbol on weather maps)
¨ Two dots up in the air
© Copyright sign (C in a circle)
ª lower case “a” up in the air
« Two small less-than signs: the German open-quote
¬ Not sign from classical logic
­ “Soft” hyphen: a dash
® Registered sign (R in a circle)
¯ Macron (horizontal line up in the air)
° Degree sign
± Plus-or-minus sign
² 2 up in the air
³ 3 up in the air
´ Little dash pointing to North-East
µ Micro sign, lower case Greek Mu
Paragraph sign (mirror image capital P with two legs and a black eye)
· Decimal Point (English style, mid-level)
¸ Small sickle shape, low down
¹ 1 up in the air
º lower case “o” up in the air
» Two small greater-than signs: the German close-quote
¼ One quarter
½ One half
¾ Three quarters
¿ Upside-down ?
× Times sign: narrow x without serifs
÷ Division sign: a colon : with a dash through it
Ð Old English voiced “Th”, “D” with dash through upright
ð Old Englished voiced “th”: bendy “d” with dash through tail
Þ Old English unvoiced “Th”: “P” but loop has slipped down
þ Old English unvoiced “th”: smaller version of the above
Æ “A” and “E” in a ligature, as in ENCYCLOPAEDIA
æ “a” and “e” in a ligature, as in “encyclopaedia”
Œ “O” and “E” in a ligature, as in MANOEUVRE
œ “o” and “e” in a ligature, as in “manoeuvre”
Å “A” with a little circle above: Angstrom sign
Ø “O” with diagonal line through: Empty set sign
Ç “C” with cedilla (sickle shape) underneath
ç “c” with cedilla (sickle shape) underneath
ß German “sz” ligature, like a lower case Greek Beta
Ñ N with wiggle on top
ñ n with wiggle on top

Good Usability Information

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SEO For Begginers

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Sending A Nice Email From A Form With PHP

Here’s a pretty good example of how to send a great looking email with PHP from an online form.   Check Out The Link


Another Great Looking Slider

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Really Cool Rotating Slider

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Awesome Patterns Website

Check out these subtle patterns.   Check This Link

Some Good Info On Colour Schemes

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Cool IPhone Style CSS Forms

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Need Help With Your Privacy Policy?

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Nice Vector Ribbons

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An easy way to create CSS gradients

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Some Great Design Tutorials

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Some Really Nice Free Icons

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People Graphics For Site Designs

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Listify (Making Lists Easy)

Yet another little web app to make your life easier.   Listify allows you to easily create lists using RAW text. Just paste in the text and get the generate list button.   Pretty easy.

Country Select Code

Ever tried to create a list of all countries in the world? Not the easiest thing to do….   Now its easy,  just use the code below: <select> <option value=” ” selected>(please select a country)</option> <option value=”–“>none</option> <option value=”AF”>Afghanistan</option> <option value=”AL”>Albania</option> <option value=”DZ”>Algeria</option> <option value=”AS”>American Samoa</option> <option value=”AD”>Andorra</option> <option value=”AO”>Angola</option> <option value=”AI”>Anguilla</option> <option value=”AQ”>Antarctica</option> <option […]

Ever tried to create a list of all countries in the world? Not the easiest thing to do….


Now its easy,  just use the code below:
<option value=” ” selected>(please select a country)</option>
<option value=”–“>none</option>
<option value=”AF”>Afghanistan</option>
<option value=”AL”>Albania</option>
<option value=”DZ”>Algeria</option>
<option value=”AS”>American Samoa</option>
<option value=”AD”>Andorra</option>
<option value=”AO”>Angola</option>
<option value=”AI”>Anguilla</option>
<option value=”AQ”>Antarctica</option>
<option value=”AG”>Antigua and Barbuda</option>
<option value=”AR”>Argentina</option>
<option value=”AM”>Armenia</option>
<option value=”AW”>Aruba</option>
<option value=”AU”>Australia</option>
<option value=”AT”>Austria</option>
<option value=”AZ”>Azerbaijan</option>
<option value=”BS”>Bahamas</option>
<option value=”BH”>Bahrain</option>
<option value=”BD”>Bangladesh</option>
<option value=”BB”>Barbados</option>
<option value=”BY”>Belarus</option>
<option value=”BE”>Belgium</option>
<option value=”BZ”>Belize</option>
<option value=”BJ”>Benin</option>
<option value=”BM”>Bermuda</option>
<option value=”BT”>Bhutan</option>
<option value=”BO”>Bolivia</option>
<option value=”BA”>Bosnia and Herzegowina</option>
<option value=”BW”>Botswana</option>
<option value=”BV”>Bouvet Island</option>
<option value=”BR”>Brazil</option>
<option value=”IO”>British Indian Ocean Territory</option>
<option value=”BN”>Brunei Darussalam</option>
<option value=”BG”>Bulgaria</option>
<option value=”BF”>Burkina Faso</option>
<option value=”BI”>Burundi</option>
<option value=”KH”>Cambodia</option>
<option value=”CM”>Cameroon</option>
<option value=”CA”>Canada</option>
<option value=”CV”>Cape Verde</option>
<option value=”KY”>Cayman Islands</option>
<option value=”CF”>Central African Republic</option>
<option value=”TD”>Chad</option>
<option value=”CL”>Chile</option>
<option value=”CN”>China</option>
<option value=”CX”>Christmas Island</option>
<option value=”CC”>Cocos (Keeling) Islands</option>
<option value=”CO”>Colombia</option>
<option value=”KM”>Comoros</option>
<option value=”CG”>Congo</option>
<option value=”CD”>Congo, the Democratic Republic of the</option>
<option value=”CK”>Cook Islands</option>
<option value=”CR”>Costa Rica</option>
<option value=”CI”>Cote d’Ivoire</option>
<option value=”HR”>Croatia (Hrvatska)</option>
<option value=”CU”>Cuba</option>
<option value=”CY”>Cyprus</option>
<option value=”CZ”>Czech Republic</option>
<option value=”DK”>Denmark</option>
<option value=”DJ”>Djibouti</option>
<option value=”DM”>Dominica</option>
<option value=”DO”>Dominican Republic</option>
<option value=”TP”>East Timor</option>
<option value=”EC”>Ecuador</option>
<option value=”EG”>Egypt</option>
<option value=”SV”>El Salvador</option>
<option value=”GQ”>Equatorial Guinea</option>
<option value=”ER”>Eritrea</option>
<option value=”EE”>Estonia</option>
<option value=”ET”>Ethiopia</option>
<option value=”FK”>Falkland Islands (Malvinas)</option>
<option value=”FO”>Faroe Islands</option>
<option value=”FJ”>Fiji</option>
<option value=”FI”>Finland</option>
<option value=”FR”>France</option>
<option value=”FX”>France, Metropolitan</option>
<option value=”GF”>French Guiana</option>
<option value=”PF”>French Polynesia</option>
<option value=”TF”>French Southern Territories</option>
<option value=”GA”>Gabon</option>
<option value=”GM”>Gambia</option>
<option value=”GE”>Georgia</option>
<option value=”DE”>Germany</option>
<option value=”GH”>Ghana</option>
<option value=”GI”>Gibraltar</option>
<option value=”GR”>Greece</option>
<option value=”GL”>Greenland</option>
<option value=”GD”>Grenada</option>
<option value=”GP”>Guadeloupe</option>
<option value=”GU”>Guam</option>
<option value=”GT”>Guatemala</option>
<option value=”GN”>Guinea</option>
<option value=”GW”>Guinea-Bissau</option>
<option value=”GY”>Guyana</option>
<option value=”HT”>Haiti</option>
<option value=”HM”>Heard and Mc Donald Islands</option>
<option value=”VA”>Holy See (Vatican City State)</option>
<option value=”HN”>Honduras</option>
<option value=”HK”>Hong Kong</option>
<option value=”HU”>Hungary</option>
<option value=”IS”>Iceland</option>
<option value=”IN”>India</option>
<option value=”ID”>Indonesia</option>
<option value=”IR”>Iran (Islamic Republic of)</option>
<option value=”IQ”>Iraq</option>
<option value=”IE”>Ireland</option>
<option value=”IL”>Israel</option>
<option value=”IT”>Italy</option>
<option value=”JM”>Jamaica</option>
<option value=”JP”>Japan</option>
<option value=”JO”>Jordan</option>
<option value=”KZ”>Kazakhstan</option>
<option value=”KE”>Kenya</option>
<option value=”KI”>Kiribati</option>
<option value=”KP”>Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of</option>
<option value=”KR”>Korea, Republic of</option>
<option value=”KW”>Kuwait</option>
<option value=”KG”>Kyrgyzstan</option>
<option value=”LA”>Lao People’s Democratic Republic</option>
<option value=”LV”>Latvia</option>
<option value=”LB”>Lebanon</option>
<option value=”LS”>Lesotho</option>
<option value=”LR”>Liberia</option>
<option value=”LY”>Libyan Arab Jamahiriya</option>
<option value=”LI”>Liechtenstein</option>
<option value=”LT”>Lithuania</option>
<option value=”LU”>Luxembourg</option>
<option value=”MO”>Macau</option>
<option value=”MK”>Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of</option>
<option value=”MG”>Madagascar</option>
<option value=”MW”>Malawi</option>
<option value=”MY”>Malaysia</option>
<option value=”MV”>Maldives</option>
<option value=”ML”>Mali</option>
<option value=”MT”>Malta</option>
<option value=”MH”>Marshall Islands</option>
<option value=”MQ”>Martinique</option>
<option value=”MR”>Mauritania</option>
<option value=”MU”>Mauritius</option>
<option value=”YT”>Mayotte</option>
<option value=”MX”>Mexico</option>
<option value=”FM”>Micronesia, Federated States of</option>
<option value=”MD”>Moldova, Republic of</option>
<option value=”MC”>Monaco</option>
<option value=”MN”>Mongolia</option>
<option value=”MS”>Montserrat</option>
<option value=”MA”>Morocco</option>
<option value=”MZ”>Mozambique</option>
<option value=”MM”>Myanmar</option>
<option value=”NA”>Namibia</option>
<option value=”NR”>Nauru</option>
<option value=”NP”>Nepal</option>
<option value=”NL”>Netherlands</option>
<option value=”AN”>Netherlands Antilles</option>
<option value=”NC”>New Caledonia</option>
<option value=”NZ”>New Zealand</option>
<option value=”NI”>Nicaragua</option>
<option value=”NE”>Niger</option>
<option value=”NG”>Nigeria</option>
<option value=”NU”>Niue</option>
<option value=”NF”>Norfolk Island</option>
<option value=”MP”>Northern Mariana Islands</option>
<option value=”NO”>Norway</option>
<option value=”OM”>Oman</option>
<option value=”PK”>Pakistan</option>
<option value=”PW”>Palau</option>
<option value=”PA”>Panama</option>
<option value=”PG”>Papua New Guinea</option>
<option value=”PY”>Paraguay</option>
<option value=”PE”>Peru</option>
<option value=”PH”>Philippines</option>
<option value=”PN”>Pitcairn</option>
<option value=”PL”>Poland</option>
<option value=”PT”>Portugal</option>
<option value=”PR”>Puerto Rico</option>
<option value=”QA”>Qatar</option>
<option value=”RE”>Reunion</option>
<option value=”RO”>Romania</option>
<option value=”RU”>Russian Federation</option>
<option value=”RW”>Rwanda</option>
<option value=”KN”>Saint Kitts and Nevis</option>
<option value=”LC”>Saint LUCIA</option>
<option value=”VC”>Saint Vincent and the Grenadines</option>
<option value=”WS”>Samoa</option>
<option value=”SM”>San Marino</option>
<option value=”ST”>Sao Tome and Principe</option>
<option value=”SA”>Saudi Arabia</option>
<option value=”SN”>Senegal</option>
<option value=”SC”>Seychelles</option>
<option value=”SL”>Sierra Leone</option>
<option value=”SG”>Singapore</option>
<option value=”SK”>Slovakia (Slovak Republic)</option>
<option value=”SI”>Slovenia</option>
<option value=”SB”>Solomon Islands</option>
<option value=”SO”>Somalia</option>
<option value=”ZA”>South Africa</option>
<option value=”GS”>South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands</option>
<option value=”ES”>Spain</option>
<option value=”LK”>Sri Lanka</option>
<option value=”SH”>St. Helena</option>
<option value=”PM”>St. Pierre and Miquelon</option>
<option value=”SD”>Sudan</option>
<option value=”SR”>Suriname</option>
<option value=”SJ”>Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands</option>
<option value=”SZ”>Swaziland</option>
<option value=”SE”>Sweden</option>
<option value=”CH”>Switzerland</option>
<option value=”SY”>Syrian Arab Republic</option>
<option value=”TW”>Taiwan, Province of China</option>
<option value=”TJ”>Tajikistan</option>
<option value=”TZ”>Tanzania, United Republic of</option>
<option value=”TH”>Thailand</option>
<option value=”TG”>Togo</option>
<option value=”TK”>Tokelau</option>
<option value=”TO”>Tonga</option>
<option value=”TT”>Trinidad and Tobago</option>
<option value=”TN”>Tunisia</option>
<option value=”TR”>Turkey</option>
<option value=”TM”>Turkmenistan</option>
<option value=”TC”>Turks and Caicos Islands</option>
<option value=”TV”>Tuvalu</option>
<option value=”UG”>Uganda</option>
<option value=”UA”>Ukraine</option>
<option value=”AE”>United Arab Emirates</option>
<option value=”GB”>United Kingdom</option>
<option value=”US”>United States</option>
<option value=”UM”>United States Minor Outlying Islands</option>
<option value=”UY”>Uruguay</option>
<option value=”UZ”>Uzbekistan</option>
<option value=”VU”>Vanuatu</option>
<option value=”VE”>Venezuela</option>
<option value=”VN”>Viet Nam</option>
<option value=”VG”>Virgin Islands (British)</option>
<option value=”VI”>Virgin Islands (U.S.)</option>
<option value=”WF”>Wallis and Futuna Islands</option>
<option value=”EH”>Western Sahara</option>
<option value=”YE”>Yemen</option>
<option value=”YU”>Yugoslavia</option>
<option value=”ZM”>Zambia</option>
<option value=”ZW”>Zimbabwe</option>

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