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Archive for the ' Technical ' Category

In a previous article I explained how to change the free Analog log analyzer to recognize Windows Vista. Now as I start to develop websites for the iPod Touch and the iPhone, I also wanted to see those user agents in my Analog reports.
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Comment spam, guestbook spam, e-mail spam is getting on my nerves. I’m always looking out for the next best thing to protect my web sites from any spam messages. Usually, I protect my web forms using a Captcha (a graphical security code) which needs to be resolved by a real user in order to use the form. Now I’ve found a great free service which allows you to protect information with a graphical code without doing any programming. Read the rest of this entry »

If you write your blog on the WordPress platform, then you might want to enhance your site with some additional features. There are many plugins available for WordPress but sometimes it’s hard to find the best plugins for your needs.

Below, you’ll find the list of plugins that I prefer to use when blogging on WordPress: Read the rest of this entry »

Making sure your web site displays correctly in all browsers is very important. While Internet Explorer is still the most popular web browser, you should also test the site for other systems to accommodate all users.

While business users are slower to upgrade their operating system, they seem to like using alternative web browsers. This is probably due to the fact that Firefox and Safari are safer to use than Internet Explorer. Opera is also more popular with business users. We’ve analyzed more than 1.8 million unique web visitors during July and August 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

When designing your web site you should take into account the operating systems of the visitors to your web site. The OS war still exists and is heating up again.

There is a difference if your site is visited by home users or corporate users. Also the location of your visitors is important. Users in Europe and North America are quicker to upgrade their computer systems. However home users upgrade more quickly the operating system, probably because they’ve got access to pirated software or businesses are still evaluating the possibilities of deploying Windows Vista. We’ve analyzed more than 1.8 million visitors during July and August 2007 to see what OS they are running. Read the rest of this entry »