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bio website artlung.com
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I am a web developer and some-time designer, blogger. Tech interests: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, especially OO, jQuery, Flash, Open Source libraries of all kinds, WordPress, SilverStripe, Drupal, and more. I like to make web things.

You can reach me at joe@artlung.com

On twitter @artlung

See also: joecrawford.com


Nov
19
comment “Progressive” JPEG: Why do many web sites avoid rendering JPEGs that way? Pros, cons?
@TimoHuovinen I've added a link to the original page as archived by the Internet Archive
Nov
13
comment Facebook and Crawl-delay in robots.txt?
Not a bot, a scraper. What evidence do you have for your claim? There's data disputing your claim here: stackoverflow.com/a/9165191/63094
Sep
25
comment CMS without templates
This question is not just another "recommend a CMS to me" -- this is a more specific "I am looking for a CMS with templates that are more readable, and specifically something more like CityDesk or MovableType." I disagree that this question is an exact duplicate.
Aug
11
comment WordPress feeds not indexing in webmaster tools
It looks like in that interface Google considers RSS feeds to be equivalent to sitemaps. The RSS refers to other content. Is the other content being indexed? I see 66 submitted pages and 46 indexed pages. How close is that to the actual content of the site?
Aug
10
comment WordPress feeds not indexing in webmaster tools
It appears those RSS urls are actually "submitted," no? This does not indicate an error that I have seen.
Jul
22
comment Using list vs div for gallery like items display
@w3d I can't speak for the Twitter Bootstrap team, but the source can speak for itself: github.com/twitter/bootstrap/blob/master/less/thumbnails.less I expect it's to allow specific hover behaviors, and allow flexibility as to what contains the thumbnails (either <a> or <div>. If you have a better idea, fork the TwBootstrap code! :-)
Jul
20
comment Which TLD would be suited to a personal site?
@kindrudekid There does not appear to be a TLD in the IANA Root Zone Database: iana.org/domains/root/db for Ladonia ( ladonia.net ). It appears you are out of luck.
Mar
8
comment Is an animated favicon.ico a bad idea? Are there cool uses of animated favicon.ico out there?
That claim is fine... this is the one "that is sure to chase away some of your visitors" that needs support.
Mar
8
comment Is an animated favicon.ico a bad idea? Are there cool uses of animated favicon.ico out there?
Do you have any evidence for this claim? You may well be right, but evidence would make the claim believable. Thanks for commenting!
Mar
8
comment How would I tell if a prospective client website is under DDoS attack?
This jibes with my own thoughts, but I'm ignorant enough of the space that I'm not sure what I don't know about the topic. Thanks.
Mar
8
comment How would I tell if a prospective client website is under DDoS attack?
@danlefree Thanks, yes, it looks like indeed, there's not much one can do unless one has actual access to analytical tools on the box(es) of the site itself.
Mar
6
comment Using AJAX on homepage to handle feeds, bad for SEO?
I've updated your question. Do any of the questions in this search: webmasters.stackexchange.com/search?q=ajax+seo apply?
Mar
6
comment Using AJAX on homepage to handle feeds, bad for SEO?
What is the question?
Mar
5
comment Google Webmaster Tools -> URL-Parameter after Migration from Magento
If that's your concern, it seems like the way to fight that is with 302 permanent redirects for key, high PageRank pages.
Feb
1
comment Legal standing for a copyright notice placed by prior web developer? (long backstory)
@JamesRyan The principles of copyright are often similar across countries, given the number of copyright conventions multiple countries are a party to. The answer was this was in the USA. Luckily this resolved peacefully: the former web developer has made no appearance, and the client is happy, and I was happy to help the client.
Jan
17
comment Service for accepting short video clips as part of official documents?
MediaCore seems good, though both it ans Cumulus really seem to be geared toward "roll your own YouTube" - which is not really what I'm looking for, but it may be what I settle for. Thanks.
Jan
17
comment Service for accepting short video clips as part of official documents?
Self installed applications are an option, yes. The need for an archival version is that at times these documents may be needed to either a) provide to a customer or b) be provided as a legal document in support of an assessment.
May
18
comment Is an animated favicon.ico a bad idea? Are there cool uses of animated favicon.ico out there?
That is awesome!
Nov
22
comment Google not following “canonical” directive for a certain type of URLs
Awesome! Glad it solved your problem. I wonder if Google should amend their recommendation to say "just use absolute links, dudes." :-)
Nov
18
comment I want to run a URL shortener for my own usage, what do I need to do?
How about disadvantages? tr.im was quite good, with metrics and flexibility, and went out of business. *.ly shorteners are good, but depend on the goodwill of the Libyan government. External sites may share or sell link data with 3rd parties. By running my own, I avoid these pitfalls. Do those issues help you understand where I'm coming from?