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Constructed Language

Introduction

This article would overview on the concept of constructed, fabricated or artificial languages. It would also mull over the use of constructed languages in World Building efforts.

A constructed language or artificial language is a language that has been created deliberately. It is very unlike the natural languages which had taken ages to evolve - and they continue to evolve. It is not that the constructed languages do not evolve, but they do not evolve naturally - they are planned and designed by a person or group of people.

The full details of creation of a language is not provided in this article as it is a broader scope. But an attempt is made to mention all of the issues involved with artificial languages, so that the reader is aware of topics in order to do further studies.

Digital vs Film Photography

Introduction

Digital or Film, which photography is better; this question is yet to have a definite answer. Lot of discussions, brainstorming, arguments have been going on, but like who came first; Chicken or Egg, this has no ending. I am not being prejudiced in saying that the R&D in digital is quite promising than film photography. Film photography has its own unbeatable advantages though.

World Building: A perspective from modern literature

Some would argue that World Building process is not required in modern literature at all. To some extent this argument holds its place but at least, the process does take place implicitly.

Content Management Systems

Synopsis

This is an article to understand the basics of Content Management System (CMS). It would briefly look into the origins and advent of CMS. It would also look into few of the variations and the technology involved in the design of CMS. This article would be focusing on the CMS from the perspective as a website, but it must be noted that similar technology and design principles go into a CMS for a in-house or intranet based CMS for any organization.

Introduction

Content Management System (CMS) is just that - what the words mean. If an attempt has to be made to define or describe it, it can be made by saying that it is a system to gather, store, organize, present and make changes to information or content. The Internet is filled with information and content, and in the early days, they were just put there with out much thought on how one could reach it when there would be just too many of them. This did give market to many Search Engine based companies, but every webmasters' aim was to present the content on his or her website in a logical and convenient manner. This called for the role of CMS. It came to be used not just by the webmasters of the websites hosted on the internet, but also the information managers of organizations that generated a lot of data that had to be retrieved and presented to its employees.

A Simple Valid HTML Page

This article would describe the coding or marking up of a simple but valid HTML page. It does not cover all the HTML tags and for such a requirement, the HTML specifications at the W3C may be referred.

Introduction

HTML is Hyper Text Markup Language. It was designed for creation of web pages that would be served over the internet to the browsers of the visitors of websites. The HTML is used to markup the content with headings, emphasis, underlines, paragraphs and other things. The complete specification of the HTML is maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Here we will try to create a simple web page that would have a heading, about two paragraphs, with some of the text with in it underlined and some emphasized. By following this write up, one should be in a position to read and understand the specifications provided by the W3C and proceed to build more complex web pages and websites.

Photography

Synopsis

Photography as such is a very vast topic to cover in a few pages. So this first write up will be a very generic one and further particular details will be dealt with later one at a time.

Photography, the word comprises of two parts; Photo (means light) and graphics (means to write or to draw). So Photography is to write or draw with light. By dictionary definition it means - the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces. But I can define it in many other ways. Photography is a form of art, it is a way to capture memories, it is a medium for data storage, it is a form of expression - a medium to propagate one's thought.

World Building

Synopsis

In most of the cases, the results of the efforts of World Building is very apparent, rather than the World itself. We all have seen the splendor of the story told in the Lord of the Ring series. We have been awed by the futuristic pictures detailed of the Star Wars movies and novels. These works were based on Worlds that were built by the process of World Building.

This article ventures on summarizing the various issues that go into building of such World. This statement does come with a disclaimer that it is not the first venture. World Building has been recognized as concept, arguably as an art-form, and many works exists on the process. This article attempts to have an exhaustive understanding of the basics and origin of World Building. This article would also touch up on application and try to categorize the Worlds built based on the approach used. This article is not a how-to-build set of instructions as that would be a series of paper in itself.

Name Generator for Chaos And Order

The names generated are below in the table, is segregated into Elf, Human, Giant and Orcs - each classified into Male and Female names. These names are generated based on few rules that attempt at making them sound within the bounds of a fantasy realm.

The names of people in the land of Pipurim comes from the ancient langauge of Pasen that is still being spoken by all the races of the planet. Though, racial segregation, and asthetic influences have made the names to deviate amoung the four races - Elf, Human, Giant and Orc.

Here is a name generator, that would assist you in selecting a name during the creation of a Player Character for the purpose of roleplaying in the realms of Chaos And Order - specifically on the planet Pipurim.

Male Elf Names
Nalmem
Perdon
Lalwan
Lendim
Dimmun
Female Elf Name
Rardon
Ermam
Innom
Wellam
Amwom
Male Human Names
Perum
Dokor
Kolal
Sedam
Kadul
Female Human Names
Linil
Lipiw
Kapil
Lipiw
Kituw
Male Giant Names
Gaswar
Kargop
Girwur
Kimwup
Dildak
Female Giant Names
Kerler
Girwuk
Dismup
Delmir
Lemwar
Male Orc Names
Tatweg
Talgok
Kotdok
Korruk
Tarwug
Female Orc Names
Tilmag
Kelruk
Kilnak
Terreg
Kirsig

Please referesh your browser to generate more names.

Names generated by Chaos And Order Name Generator version 1.0
Copyright © 2006 Mahesh Bhat K
You may use these names only for the purpose of roleplaying in the Chaos And Order universe.
It may not be used elsewhere without explicit written permission.

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Drupal - The Open Source Content Mangement System

Drupal is a Open Source CMS (Content Management System).

It is one among the other 'contenders' like Joomla, Mamboo, PHPNuke, and many other CMS. Like other CMS it lets you create a website, to which you can easily add content and update it - it lets you manage it.

Drupal - Open Source Content Management System

Drupal has its own share of hurdles along with its positives.

Let us look at some of the positives:

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