Is Web Design Part of a Government Experiment?

Is Web Design part of a government experiment to see what it takes to drive a person crazy? I did a simple Flash portfolio for my business website that has some simple go-to-frame interactivity via code snippets.  Everything was fine until I looked at it in Firefox.  Firefox indicated an ActionScript error, rendering some buttons inoperative.  Flash didn't indicate any errors. I tore apart the FLA for a few hours and determined that the error would occur only when buttons would go to a blank keyframe where the instance no longer existed.  I determined that no more time should be spent troubleshooting this, so I removed some of the offending interactivity and moved the obnoxious FLA files to another folder.  I uploaded the new swf with the reduced interactivity for my site and the next day just for kicks, I re-opened the original offending FLA and publish-previewed it.  This time in Firefox there were no errors!!!.  So... I reworked this file, gave it some refined interactivity that is better than the original one that gave the ActionScript errors.  Now everything is uploaded and dandy, but I'm still scratching my head wondering what happened.

Hi
When you click on New -> web intelligence document -> It should display list of all the available universes -> Select any one among them.
You can choose efashion universe which is a sample universe that comes with BusinessObjects Enterprise installation.
If you are not getting anything in the list of universes, then probably the samples were not installed properly.
You can check if you have any sample universe on the machine or not. Open the drive where you have installed and you get the installed list of sample universes in the below path:
BusinessObjects\Program Files\BusinessObjects\BusinessObjects Enterprise 11\Samples\en\Universes
Hope this helps!!
Regards
Sourashree

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    eh, teachers don't always know what they're talking about. in
    fact, i
    think a lot of the posts made here are a direct result of
    poor teaching.
    i know that's how i got a lot of my bad habits (not from a
    teacher,
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    people
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    they tend to
    change). i thought i knew a lot of stuff until i started
    coming here and
    learned that a lot of what i thought was the right way to do
    things
    actually wasn't.
    come here often. and listen to what these people say because
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    their stuff (you'll quickly figure out who the ones are that
    know what
    they're talking about). i can't tell you how much i've
    learned in the
    relatively short time i've been a part of this forum. and i'm
    still
    learning!
    teach yourself html. you don't have to be able to write an
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    understand what it
    means. like others said, you seem to have a good grasp of
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    to answer your money question, it really kind of depends on
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    where you live. you might just want to look in the want ads
    and see what
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    there's also resources on the web where you can see average
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    http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/salary)
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    search for something like "compare my salary."
    good luck! you seem willing to learn, which is great!
    JSloanSDRE wrote:
    > JoeyD -
    >
    > I really appreciate your input. I wish more people would
    be critical of my
    > work. I can't ever progress when people say 'good job,
    looks great'.
    >
    > I've learned everything myself when it comes to web
    design, and it sucks
    > because I wish I could have had a teacher to teach me
    the do's and don'ts as I
    > think I would have progressed much farther over the last
    couple of years.
    >
    > I have been busy working on client work and haven't
    updated my personal
    > website in awhile (which I realize is a big no-no if I
    want future business)
    > but there is really no excuse for the padding issue. I
    actually just fixed it
    > right now.
    >
    > Again, thanks for the input, and I realize I have a
    loooong way to go in Web
    > Design, and that is why I want to get a job somewhere so
    I can learn and work
    > at the same time. I think however I am proficient in
    Graphic Design and am
    > curious as to how much income I would have working for a
    firm as oppose to
    > freelancing (just in Graphic Designs)
    >
    > thanks again JoeyD, and any future advice would be great
    >

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    jQuery - You should look this up - has some great 'plugins' that you can use in your website design/ development. Now that 'Flash' is kind of dead (modern handhelds don't support Flash), jQuery is your friend. Best part is it is fully open-source.
    The next step - Dynamic websites - As the name suggests, you can get into building more 'interactive' websites - like a shopping cart, etc... later on once you get a proper hang of some basic HTML & CSS. And if you decide to use jQuery, you'll also get a hang of JavaScripting - which is critical to build interactive websites as you progress.
    You can take a look at this video on Youtube. I know it doesn't have too many views. But, I personally feel it is a good place for you begin with Fireworks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrJmyYfNu1M
    All this maybe going a little over your head right now - since you're just starting up. But, feel free to post questions as and when you have one and we'll be happy to help you! The world needs more web designers/ developers after all!
    All the best.
    -ST

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