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bio website doodle.co.uk/Blogs.aspx
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Ben Duguid works in London, UK as Head of Back-end Development for Hugo & Cat, mostly delivering web sites on various Microsoft based platforms.

He has run internal training sessions helping other developers get up to speed in the technologies he knows about, and tries hard to get others to do the same.

For what it's worth he is an MCPD in ASP.NET 3.5, and is currently a Pro-Tem Mod on LEGO Answers


Jul
24
comment Why does Internet Explorer's Developer Tools only emulate back to IE7?
Hmm, I'll have to double check this, but I'm not aware of this limitation in the Windows XP Mode - which allows users of Windows 7 to run an XP mode VM for compatibility issues, and comes with IE6.
Jul
24
awarded  Constituent
Jul
17
awarded  Caucus
Jul
13
comment How to offer a cookie opt in/out to users?
I fully agree, however by implementing the bill with no amendments to the wording from the EU, that's what we're stuck with here in the UK. Other countries may have taken a more lenient approach that addressed the correct issue (3rd-party, cross-site tracking cookies for behaviour targeted ads) rather than this blanket policy we've got.
Jul
13
comment Google Analytics and the EU cookie directive. Who will fall foul of the law? Google or the developer?
I think it was 3rd party cookies the law was originally designed to restrict, as these are the ones that can (potentially) track user behaviour across multiple sites - the difficulty arises in how the site owner can gain explicit consent before the cookie is set as they might not have control over it.
Jul
13
answered How to offer a cookie opt in/out to users?
Jul
13
comment How to offer a cookie opt in/out to users?
@ionFish Also, note that in the UK at least, they've stated that while they'd like to rely on browser technology to implement this, it's not far enough advanced yet to be sufficient so site owners need to pro-actively gain consent.
Jul
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
28
comment Fetch as Google error 403
Have you spoken to your hosting provider about this? If you control the server it's possible that some other bit of network kit (load-balancers/firewalls) was getting in the way. If you don't own and control the server it could have been poor management from another site on the host.
Jun
28
comment Loading main javascript on every page? Or breaking it up to relevant pages?
Yep, with this size of JS, coupled with the fact that it's mostly fairly common libraries, the use of a CDN will be a big benefit.
Jun
21
answered Is the Bootstrap CSS on a CDN yet?
Jun
7
comment Technical website - Should I assume that my visitors will use a modern browser?
Yep, as another example, my own personal website which has a tech focused blog, along with some family photos still has 24% of it's traffic as IE8 with fairly tech heavy posts as the most popular, followed by Firefox and then Chrome (which now both auto-update)
Jun
1
comment Different behaviour with windows authentication on IIS7 websites
Can you just clarify which OS you're doing this on, win7 or windows server 2k8?
Jun
1
answered Whatchamacallit: You know how there are breadcrumbs and sliders and whatnot
May
25
comment Why is BingBot causing so many 404 errors by removing letters from url's?
How might you know the number of pages indexed? The same way you'd do it on Google: search for site:doodle.co.uk
May
25
answered Why is BingBot causing so many 404 errors by removing letters from url's?
May
15
revised running multiple name-based web applications on a single ip address with SSL
Added a bit more information.
May
15
comment running multiple name-based web applications on a single ip address with SSL
@Bruno - nope, I didn't mean trying to use the same IP address on different adaptors - I did mean multiple IP addresses.
May
15
revised running multiple name-based web applications on a single ip address with SSL
Added a bit more information.
May
15
comment running multiple name-based web applications on a single ip address with SSL
Yes, although I see that you've also offered this as your first option ;) To be honest, it looks like the either way there are going to have to be some compromises - either more IP addresses, issues with older browsers/OS's or a level of cost and security in the DMZ.