Despite the latest trends with video, podcasts and other media, the Internet and the Web still remain the place of information (especially textual). Despite the latest trends of broad-band access and unlimited tariffs, the overwhelming majority of Internet users still have not-so-fast connections (down to dial-up ones). So, while providing large amount of information on
Web pages a good web-site owner should think of ways to save users traffic and cut the page download time. One of the widespread methods for that is gzip compression available in HTTP protocol and supported by the majority of modern browsers. A simple and reliable solution for enabling gzip compression in your IIS-run Web site is MetaCompress ISAPI filter from Metamatica.com.
The process of installing MetaCompress is quick and easy in just a few clicks you will have your Web site compression-enabled. Users with the old, limited Internet browsers wouldnt be offended by this change (MetaCompress zips the content on-the-fly and only if the browser supports the compression), but all others, perhaps, would be happy. MetaCompress provides you with flexible settings of sites which need the compression and content-types to be included or excluded (e.g., the compression literally makes no sense for images) and with compression logging, which is useful for analyzing the overall benefits of using the compression.
Read Web Sites Aloud Software 7.0 This software offers a solution to users who want to have text from a web site read aloud. The user simply specifies the site, sets the volume level and speech rate, using the