Dear Amy: Where can I find sites about Web design? — Tasha, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Dear Tasha: If you do a Google search for “Web design,” you'll see hundreds of millions of hits. That's a lot of information to sift through! One of the best places to go is W3Schools, www.w3schools.com. This site has tons of tutorials that cover everything from basic HTML to using scripting languages. Another great resource is Webmonkey at www.webmonkey.com. You'll find more tutorials, including blogging and adding multimedia to your site. There are also quick reference pages and a blog with the latest Web design news. Another cool blog is Dzine Blog, http://dzineblog.com, where you can find design inspiration, freebies for your site and other resources from all over the Web.
Dear Amy: How does lightning put nitrogen into the soil? — Sierra, Fresno, Calif.
Dear Sienna: Earth's atmosphere is made up of around 78 percent nitrogen, which is present in the air we breathe and in the soil. When lightning strikes, nitrogen is chemically altered into a form that's usable by plants. This is called nitrogen fixation. To find out more, visit www.backyardnature.net/
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