My partner asked a friend to develop a website but the pages he created fill only half the screen - we've checked on several monitors. The designer claims that because Flash animation has been used, the pages can't possibly fill the screen, especially with smaller monitors. This sounds a bit suspect to me. Is this a problem with Flash animation? Name and address supplied DQ: There are two questions here: should I ever ask a friend to design a Web page and what is going on with Flash? It is usually not a good idea to mix friendship and work if you both want to benefit. Asking a friend to design your Web pages may seem a good way to save money (not that I know how much changed hands, of course) but, in my experience, you are better off having it done by a professional. Such a person will be aware of the many potential problems and you can always be more firm with someone you have a formal agreement with. It is difficult when friends do not deliver. As for the problem with Flash animation, something is not right in your case. One of the great features of Flash software is that it appears the same on all the platforms it supports. Ensure you are using the same version as the designer (and that he puts the version needed on the page). Also, you may want to check whether the resolution of your screens is the same. How do I transfer dialogue from two cassette tapes to a CD or MP3 format? I don't have a cassette recorder but use a personal computer running the Windows XP (version 2002) Service Pack 2 operating system. Denise, Sai Kung DQ: First, you must get hold of a Sony Walkman or similar device. They are inexpensive but perhaps you can borrow one. Nearly all modern computers come with the kind of jack needed to connect them to a cassette player. Next, you'll need the software to record from the player. Free digital audio editor application Audacity (audacity.sourceforge.net) works on most operating systems. You may want to test it before you start recording. Unlike moving CD tracks onto iTunes, this must be done in real time - that is, it will take you as long to record as it does to play. If you make a mistake, you must start all over again. Try recording one or two minutes first then listen to the results. The biggest problem with this kind of technology is getting the sound levels right, so do a couple of tests firsts. Once the levels are correct, it should be easy to copy the tape to the computer then make a CD.