Have you ever had problems with your pet when you use a vacuum cleaner? Can they not get on?

Dogs may begin barking at it, hitting the appliance with its paws or even go for a full frontal puppy attack. This invader, this creature is a real threat to some and can cause real problems for its owners.See our website findbestvacuums for more details

It may be valuable to see the issue from another point of view…

My owner is terrific. I really like my owner, really. It is just that it does do silly things occasionally. I only just managed to kill a monster that was invading our peaceful, sweet smelling home if he brings home another one. From a cage of cardboard he releases it and chaos lets loose…

I hate that monster, I still don’t know why really, but it is not nice at all.

It’s noisy, it is like a great big nasty strange smelling animal that comes out from the darkest, most unnatural smelling area of the house and dances all around the area disturbing my nap time.

Truly - just asking to be bitten if you ask me, but you don’t - I wonder why?

Worse than that it appears like it’s attacking my owner, moving back and forth threateningly as if to lunge at whatever it goes near, such as me and that is not on.

It eats all my food I left for later too. I specifically and habitually left my stash in areas that I’d find later and here is this giant greedy critter simply stealing it in the floor. 1 sweep and my snack has gone - forever, no smell, nothing… Greedy thing!

It’s big too; larger than me anyway and that’s big. Often it moves using a very long long neck which enables it to go into all of my regular resting areas looking for whatever I have left behind. That’s just plain nasty!!

… And even worst of all - It stinks!!!

It sucks so bad it is scary.

I could get eaten by this sucker rather than return. My owner is going to be devastated for certain so I am definitely not content.

My proprietor seems to be concerned with my chewing of its tail that is stuck in the wall and within my own pet way of understanding thinks that they are attempting to locate advice. I heard my owner talking about it to himself. Yes, my proprietor does this lot, just stands there pushing something against its ear, speaking to no one - but once I bark it’s almost always a different story.

As my owner had this funny turn talking to himself he is currently acting a little strange…

He has only attacked the creature and pulled it out from its hiding place and left it in the center of the ground. He must have killed it for certain, the monster has not recovered, has not made a sound for days…

I believe this entire experience has affected my owner in a really strange way however.

Each time I go just a little bit closer to this monster my owner will jump and pet me - I mean really furry friend - stroking, the works. But my owner will go a little crazy and do something like the monster and begin to pet that!!! I don’t mind though - I get a treat… The monster isn’t attacking now… It is quiet…

It is funny how my owner seems to forget it’s there and trips over its own tail now and again making loudly owner sounds I dare not repeat.

Now it seems like I had been mistaken, only when I thought the monster could never make a go again and was eventually benign. Truthfully I’d have played with it - and even eaten it - if it didn’t smell so awful and look so awful - It does not have any fur. Every now and again it’ll wake up - just for an instant. My owner is always prepared at that moment to go crazy again and start petting me, which initially was somewhat disturbing, but again, the functions, using a treat too.

Grids & Structure

We deploy grid-based layouts ‘behind the scenes’ in all our basic skins. The idea behind these layouts is to provide your website with a solid visual and structural balance from the word go.

These layout structures offer ample flexibility and enhance the visual experience for your visitors, and introduces an easy-to-follow consistency across your site, while allowing you to create and update both design and content in a well thought-out, standardised framework within the constraints of the browser.

Grid-based layouts on the web

There are many resources available if this topic sparks your interest:


Although it’s not always possible we do aim for a certain consistency when it comes to structuring a Tank site. We follow established naming conventions to enable logical hooks into the underlying structure of all our basic skins:

  • header
  • navigation
  • canvas
  • content
  • sidebar
  • footer

If you are familiar with CSS you can edit the properties of the underlying structure of your site easily.

Navigation & Architecture

The idea behind most navigation in a Tank site is that of context-sensitivity - which boils down to the fact that navigation will appear when and where is required. If you add a portfolio images will be thumb-nailed for you and be immediately navigable to larger views of the uploaded media. If you add a blog date archives, categories and RSS feeds will be present automagically. All you need to do is consider your content, and what you want to do with it.

Information architecture

Besides this approach the following options are available to further architect your information according to your requirements.

Global navigation

Content grouped into the global navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the header of a site and demarcates the most important information on your site. The good stuff goes here.

Utility navigation

Content grouped into the utility navigation is usually accessible via the menu structure in the footer of a site and demarcates the necessary or additional information on your site. Everything else goes here.

Hidden navigation

You can also set content to ‘hidden’ which means it’s only accessible if you either link to it or tell someone where to find it.

A blend between these three options enables you to build almost any site any way you want.

Text & Typography

We use a text-to-HTML conversion tool - a filter - that allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which is converted it to structurally valid HTML for rendering on the web.

In a nutshell it means you use certain characters as formatting commands and you place these characters amongst your text to create certain effects (bolding text) and functionality (linking text).

E.g. headings

You can easily apply the full range of headers (h2 to h6) as follows:

# big heading
## smaller heading
##### smallest heading

E.g. formatting text

Formatting text - bolding text, italicizing text, or even striking text is quite simple. Simply use the basic formatting rules you’ve just seen and surround your text with the appropriate characters.


We utilise and deploy percentage-based text-sizing, popular font-stacks & web-safe fonts across all our sites. This means that your site is legible and readable from the get-go, but still customisable according to your specifications and personal taste.

There are many resources available if this topic sparks your interest. Please visit the links below for additional information:

Images & Galleries

There are two ways of displaying images in your site: ‘inline’ with the rest of your content, or in sortable collections in a dedicated ‘photo section’ of their own.

Inline images

Images attached to content appear ‘inline’; in other words in the content you place them. The image below has been placed just below this paragraph and is sized automatically according to the width of the container it’s placed in.

That means images look great no matter where you put them. No need to ‘size down’ anything - in fact we recommend uploading your images large enough to cater for higher resolutions.

Inline galleries & slide-shows

If multiple images are attached to content it is possible to ‘string’ these images together into an inline gallery or slideshow. It couldn’t be simpler or easier.

Collections of images

Images can also be placed in order-able collections inside a photo section - a slightly easier way to manage large sets of images as all images are thumb-nailed and placed automatically according to the dimensions of the current skin.