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bio website artlung.com
location San Diego, CA
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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


Jul
20
comment Guidelines for Opera Mobile
Possibly helpful: featurelist opera.com/mobile/features/#specs of Opera Mobile vs Opera Mini 4 and Opera Mini 5.
Jul
20
comment Allowing customers to edit static website via WYSIWYG
@MrChrister: CushyCMS appears to be an answer to 2. Have you used CushyCMS?
Jul
20
comment Which hoster for asp.net application using BlackfishSQL?
It would be helpful if you included a budget or a range of budget for the hosting piece of this.
Jul
20
comment Is there an index of the IP addresses used by indexing bots?
Right, not a useful solution. I don't mind bots visiting, I just don't want to care about them at that moment
Jul
20
comment Is there an index of the IP addresses used by indexing bots?
Good point. I'll be going for a hybrid approach, using the UA string, and adding IP addresses as needed.
Jul
20
comment Is there an index of the IP addresses used by indexing bots?
Good resource, though the IP addresses included in their data are incomplete. Still, I think adding the UA strings as something I check is a win. So I'll be watching for bots and ip addresses as needed. Thanks!
Jul
20
comment Alternatives to Google Website Optimizer
You might check this question: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/5/…
Jul
20
comment How to find out if a logo has already been used/exists?
@Devner, I agree, there's not a perfect mechanism to find out if a logo exists. I'm comfortable adding comments here, but not adding an answer per se. I'm hoping you find a way that is useful.
Jul
20
comment How to find out if a logo has already been used/exists?
If the logo is trademarked, you can do a trademark search (for US trademarks): uspto.gov/products/library/ptdl/services/tmsearch.jsp : If your mark incorporates a design or logo you must search for trademarks that might be confusingly similar. Use the index in the back of the Design Code Manual to locate the appropriate six-digit code for each design element in your mark. For example, a logo depicting an eagle would be coded 03.15.01. Each element in a logo is assigned a design code. Carefully review the guidelines for each category.
Jul
19
comment Is there an index of the IP addresses used by indexing bots?
I would send myself an email because that's the mechanism I want to use to be notified. I could do this by tailing the existing logs, but then it would not be instant, and I don't have access to "live" logs with my shared host. And it's not a hassle, and this is not for a page with huge amounts of traffic. I also execute this script after the page has loaded so there is no load time impact on the user. If it got into a resource issue then that would be a different issue.
Jul
19
comment How to find out if a logo has already been used/exists?
Not a full answer, but tineye.com might find logos similar to yours.
Jul
19
comment What solutions to prevent spam of web forms are less intrusive for users?
You might also look at: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/194/…
Jul
19
comment How to create a good sitemap for dynamic website
If you're doing it by hand, I would put everything at 0.5, then put the very most important at 1.0. Then if you have time you can de-prioritize the least important.
Jul
19
comment How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop?
@ChrisF: fixed!
Jul
19
comment Where can I find the full list of Google/Microsoft CDN hosted AJAX files?
Yeah, I like the question. I suspect that people will have to crawl the CDNs to get a full manifest. I suspect it will also change. You might update the question with other CDNs you want info for. I ran into this wondering if the AOL CDN for dojo had everything from dojo.
Jul
16
comment Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO?
I just wanted to amplify your answer with regards to alt vs. title for images. Nice google blog post on this issue: googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2007/12/…
Jul
15
comment Porting a Flash site to non-Flash site
Yeah, we're in a tricky state with regards to Flash vs HTML5 vs (Silverlight maybe?) vs Native apps. It actually feels like the old browser wars a little. Interesting to see how it shakes out.
Jul
15
comment Porting a Flash site to non-Flash site
Very cool. I remember seeing the StrongBad email demo but I thought the version of swf supported was much older than Flash 8. Still not ready for use, but promising nonetheless!
Jul
15
comment Realtime HTTP notifications using Google Analytics when user views my page?
I expect people see source code and they get offended. Meh. It's about tools. Sometimes there's code involved for webmasters. I'm happy with the answer and don't mind downvotes.
Jul
14
comment Is it bad to develop against production data?
People vote on things for all kinds of different reasons. I don't take a vote as anything other than "this person got something out of this question."