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Web and desktop application programmer with a passion for Python and Google's Tools.


Apr
18
comment Google maps for a mobile site
We use fullscreen maps except for a small "back" button shown as a strip along the top. This avoided having to make different versions for different mobile browsers (the multitude of aspect ratios is maddening). A static image backup in-case of Javascript problems is used as well. After user-testing the fullscreen-esc version was easier to use, but judging from your question this is not the answer you want.
Apr
18
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Apr
18
answered DDos Mitigation Services
Apr
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Apr
15
answered Do CDNs work with POST operations?
Apr
15
answered Which Adult Ads Service is best / highest paying
Apr
15
revised Hot to get website/product reviews reflected in Google's search results using review-aggregate format
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15
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Apr
15
answered Hot to get website/product reviews reflected in Google's search results using review-aggregate format
Apr
14
answered Firefox, iframes and redirects
Apr
14
comment Firefox, iframes and redirects
Can confirm this bug/feature exists in FF4.0
Apr
13
comment Which online tournament software?
One of the requirements was "automatic bracket generation with selectable algorithms (round-robin, KO system, etc)" - this will require different fields against the same type of entity (game, player, match, league) or an ever growing bunch of SQL tables. You can do it with a bit-masked integer field (hoping that you do not hit the limit of its capabilities) and finding a way to express data in that format, or use NoSQL. Try drawing ERDs for a few example tournaments and see how many new tables per new type of tournament you have to create.
Mar
26
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Mar
17
comment Do first impressions really count?
IMHO I think you'll have a hard time proving this based on your approach. First you'd need to decide upon your target market. Do you want something instantly entertaining and interactive, a minimalist listing system with clear yet not overstated brand identification, an effective sales "wizard", etc? The most useful studies I've read in this area try to better certain patterns such as the above. First impressions based on well founded disciplines and/or common sense generally succeed. But if some didn't buck the trend there would be no such things as innovation and niché markets/appeal.
Feb
8
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Dec
29
comment Best books for web design & HCI
Not Jerky, my bad.
Dec
11
comment Weird entry for robots.txt on a Naked Domain in Google Webmaster Tools
Moving host now.
Nov
24
answered Which online tournament software?
Nov
14
revised What are the key concerns of ECM as it relates to web developers?
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