Articles Tagged "web"
A brand spankin’ new website analysis tool aimed at improving SEO, but it’s already proven itself useful for fixing a few minor issues on a number of my sites. It certainly doesn’t cover everything, but it’s clean, concise, and covers a very good base.
Posting around here has been sporadic, at best, lately. With little to no time to author full articles this time of year, I figured I’d better improve the efficiency of my quick linking to tidbits I’ve found elsewhere online. I’ve got a ‘hyper’ section in Textpattern (my CMS of choice) for just such a task, akin to and inspired by the Daring Fireball Linked List, but it’s actually more cumbersome to post to. I usually include a quote and the title from the target site, it’s URL, switch it to the ‘hyper’ section, add some tags and a little commentary. A bookmarklet that could pull in much of that data for me to just tweak and comment could drastically reduce the amount of tab switching and cutting & pasting required.
Juriy Zaytsev’s overview of what can safely be cleaned up in HTML these days to save a few kilobytes per page load and simplify your markup at the same time.
I published my fixDAVsvn script seven months (and one day) ago to automate the process of fixing apache configuration files that have been manually modified to serve up Subversion repositories (per Nayan Hajratwala’s instructions) when they’re overwritten by Server Admin. This has made managing my apache install considerably easier, but upon rolling it out on a colleague’s server this afternoon I realized it was only ever a half solution. Sure, I had saved myself considerable time just by running
fixDAVsvn, but others aren’t necessarily going to want to and there’s really no need. Time to add the second half.
Mark Pilgrim traces the history of HTML’s
A beautifully designed museum site for Apple Newtons in Russian. Especially excellent device photography as well.
Today marks the release of a new—okay, newer—web browser for Mac OS 8.6-9.x under active development:
Subversion, mod_dav, and mod_dav_svn are all pre-installed on Leopard Server, authentication via Open Directory is a piece of cake, and you can even mostly config & manage via Server Admin. Nayan Hajratwala has a good tutorial explaining the setup and the few lines you have to manually add to the apache config files, but there’s one problem: whenever you update any site using Server Admin, it replaces all occurrences of ‘DAV svn’ with ‘DAV Off’, completely defeating the purpose.
While Cathy Resmer has retired 802 Online, a “blog about Vermont, its media, and its Internets”, she has started compiling a directory of Vermont weblogs. Towards the end there, 802 Online became little more than a YouTube link blog, but it’s good to see some good come out of its demise.
Mint connects to over 5,000 US banks and credit unions, credit card, brokerage, and mutual fund companies to keep your transactions and account balances automatically up-to-date. Mint even auto-balances your checkbook and auto-categorizes your transactions. Set it up once and you’re done.
I happened across the fact that Digg has implemented new ‘smart’ digg buttons on the 6th. The biggest new feature here is that you no longer have to first ‘submit’ an article to get its “digg url” to use with the “Digg This” buttons and can now just reference the article’s permalink instead.
Note: This cookbook is based on building MRTG 2.14.7 on Mac OS X 10.4.8 (Tiger) client as of October 31st, 2006. It should work for Tiger Server as well, but you’ll want to check to see if libpng is pre-installed or not.
I apologize for the mess in article headers over the last couple days. I’ve been restyling them, but only have a few hours in the mornings to do so and have been taking my sweet time to finish them up.