Perhaps you have read that the IP ad 4 starts with “address” and the new “IPv6” will solve the problem. Why here?

Since 2010, there was fear of leaving the world’s available computer addresses. As you can see, every device connected to the internet needs a serial number. On the road sign, a license plate is essential, just like any legal car. License plate is limited to six or eight characters, the number of possible addresses for Internet Devices is a mathematical limit.
The basic Internet addressing system is known as “Internet Protocol Version 4” (IPv4) and over the years Internet computers are considered to be successful. Using 32-bit revaluation points, IPv4 has up to 4.3 billion possible addresses

Example IPF address 4: 192.168.10.1
Example IPF 4 Address: 16.202.228.105
Now 4.3 billion addresses seem to be so big, until the end of 2012 the internet will exceed the number of these devices. Every computer, cell phone, iPad, printer, playstation and soda machine need an IP address. There are not enough IPv4 addresses for all these devices!

Good news: The new Internet addressing system is here and will meet the needs of more computer addresses. Currently Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is coming out worldwide, and an expanded addressing system will set the IPv4 range. You see, instead of IPv6, 128 bits describe 32 bits for its address, 3.4 x 10 ^ 38 possible addresses (‘trillion trillion trillion’; unnecessary ‘an ambiguous word address is impossible for a large number.)). These trillion new IPv6 addresses will complete the future internet demand.

Example IPv6 Address: 3FF: 1900: 4545: 3: 200: F8F: Fees 21: 67cc
Example IPv6 address: 21dD: D3: 0: 2F3B: 2AA: FF: FF 28: 9C5A
When is the world switched across IPv6?
The world has already chosen IPv6, and Google and Google’s big Web sites will authorize it by June 2012. Other organizations make changes more slowly than others. There is a lot of overhead required to increase the address of each potential device, so this big switch can not be finished overnight. But it is urgent, and private and government offices are changing. By the end of 2012, IPv6 should be universal standard.

Can I change IPv4 to IPv6 changes?
Changes to most computer users are mostly invisible. IPv6 sequences will be large, so you do not have to learn anything new to become a computer user, and you do not have to do anything extra to buy a computer device. If you request the old device as the owner of the old device in 2012, you may need to download specific software patches for IPv6 compatibility. Usually, you will buy a new computer or smartphone in 2012, and the IPv6 standard is already integrated for you.

In short, switching from IPv4 to IPv6 was dramatic or scary to infected with A2. It’s a good technical thing to get acquainted with, but there is no risk of losing access to the Internet due to an IP addressing problem. Due to the IPv4 infection from IPv4, your computer life should be absolutely seamless. For general computer life, just use “IPv6” to speak louder

Grids & Structure

We deploy grid-based layouts ‘behind the scenes’ in all our basic skins. The idea behind these layouts is to provide your website with a solid visual and structural balance from the word go.

These layout structures offer ample flexibility and enhance the visual experience for your visitors, and introduces an easy-to-follow consistency across your site, while allowing you to create and update both design and content in a well thought-out, standardised framework within the constraints of the browser.


Grid-based layouts on the web

There are many resources available if this topic sparks your interest:


Semantics

Although it’s not always possible we do aim for a certain consistency when it comes to structuring a Tank site. We follow established naming conventions to enable logical hooks into the underlying structure of all our basic skins:

  • header
  • navigation
  • canvas
  • content
  • sidebar
  • footer

If you are familiar with CSS you can edit the properties of the underlying structure of your site easily.


Navigation & Architecture

The idea behind most navigation in a Tank site is that of context-sensitivity - which boils down to the fact that navigation will appear when and where is required. If you add a portfolio images will be thumb-nailed for you and be immediately navigable to larger views of the uploaded media. If you add a blog date archives, categories and RSS feeds will be present automagically. All you need to do is consider your content, and what you want to do with it.


Information architecture

Besides this approach the following options are available to further architect your information according to your requirements.

Global navigation

Content grouped into the global navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the header of a site and demarcates the most important information on your site. The good stuff goes here.

Utility navigation

Content grouped into the utility navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the footer of a site and demarcates the necessary or additional information on your site. Everything else goes here.

Hidden navigation

You can also set content to ‘hidden’ which means it’s only accessible if you either link to it or tell someone where to find it.

A blend between these three options enables you to build almost any site any way you want.


Text & Typography

We use a text-to-HTML conversion tool - a filter - that allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which is converted it to structurally valid HTML for rendering on the web.

In a nutshell it means you use certain characters as formatting commands and you place these characters amongst your text to create certain effects (bolding text) and functionality (linking text).


E.g. headings

You can easily apply the full range of headers (h2 to h6) as follows:

# big heading
## smaller heading
##### smallest heading

E.g. formatting text

Formatting text - bolding text, italicizing text, or even striking text is quite simple. Simply use the basic formatting rules you’ve just seen and surround your text with the appropriate characters.


Typography

We utilise and deploy percentage-based text-sizing, popular font-stacks & web-safe fonts across all our sites. This means that your site is legible and readable from the get-go, but still customisable according to your specifications and personal taste.

There are many resources available if this topic sparks your interest. Please visit the links below for additional information:


Images & Galleries

There are two ways of displaying images in your site: ‘inline’ with the rest of your content, or in sortable collections in a dedicated ‘photo section’ of their own.


Inline images

Images attached to content appear ‘inline’; in other words in the content you place them. The image below has been placed just below this paragraph and is sized automatically according to the width of the container it’s placed in.

That means images look great no matter where you put them. No need to ‘size down’ anything - in fact we recommend uploading your images large enough to cater for higher resolutions.


Inline galleries & slide-shows

If multiple images are attached to content it is possible to ‘string’ these images together into an inline gallery or slideshow. It couldn’t be simpler or easier.


Collections of images

Images can also be placed in order-able collections inside a photo section - a slightly easier way to manage large sets of images as all images are thumb-nailed and placed automatically according to the dimensions of the current skin.