|November 29, 2010||Posted by Stephen Coursen under Web|
Mailing lists … they’re one of the most popular, and easy, methods of using your website to make money. I’ve used a few different list manager systems over the years, but they all seemed to miss (at least) one thing that I found useful or needed to make the list behave the way I wanted it to.
|November 18, 2010||Posted by admin under miscellaneous, Uncategorized|
Some of you may have noticed that there hasn’t been a new post in a while. That’s due to the fact that I’m 2500 (or so) miles from home and haven’t had a chance to really sit down and work up anything that’s worth posting.
I have some programming stuff in the works, but that needs some dedicated time for error checking and such before I can post it. But there will be more posts, and soon (TM).
|November 6, 2010||Posted by Stephen Coursen under Web|
I’ve been developing a new Web site that uses Apache‘s mod_rewrite to make “pretty” URLs instead of exposing both the script name and parameters to the end user. For example, instead of seeing a URL like http://blahblahblah.com/somepage.php?page_id=details, the end user sees http://blahblahblah.com/details.
|October 24, 2010||Posted by Stephen Coursen under Programming, Web|
I maintain/manage some Websites that are developed by outsiders. Some of them are stuck (for one reason or another) using older tools and software packages … namely Microsoft FrontPage. In one of the websites, in particular, the previous method of showing a larger/zoomed-in version of an image was to open a new tab or browser window using the image’s URL.
After some discussions with the site’s creator and it’s owner, we decided to bring the design up to current practices, and use a modal dialog to display the images. So, I turned to the handy-dandy search engines and, after some searching, settled on ThickBox as the JQuery plugin to use.
|October 16, 2010||Posted by Stephen Coursen under Web|
If you’re running a site that aims to be more than just a small journal or hub for your close friends to go to, you run into the problem of making sure that the site loads quickly and correctly for any visitor.
By “correctly”, I mean that it looks the same in all browsers. This is the easier of the two problems, since if you a platform such as WordPress, most of the available themes solve that problem for you.
Now, serving pages quickly can be tricky.