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bio website dnselite.com
location China
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen Apr 2 '13 at 6:55

I am an English teacher, born in Scotland but I have been living in China since 2006. In my spare time I build websites and write articles about China. I am also a keen travel photographer and contributor to Getty Images stock library.


Jul
18
comment Stylesheet switches increase loadtime?
Agree. Use javascript to attach and load the alternative stylesheets.
Jul
16
answered How to diagnose a search engine ranking drop?
Jul
16
comment where should I use new → I see everywhere?
Yes, there is not standard for marking external links. The diagonal arrows you showed seem to be copied off of wikipedia. Some other sites I've seen use a different colour (e.g. green internal, blue external.) On slashdot.org they simply name the site in (brackets) after the link. I had never seen the use of → before though it does have some advantages. → is a text character so one can type it easily where as your diagonal arrows are a small image that needs downloading.
Jul
15
answered Is using keywords in a domain enough to ensure a top position in Google?
Jul
15
comment Looking for a webhost that offers both Linux and Windows
OK, in that case, when choosing a host, be sure to ask them whither the windows and linux boxes will really be sighted close together. I've known some hosts to put different kinds of customers in different locations.
Jul
15
comment Looking for a webhost that offers both Linux and Windows
There is usually a difference in price between Linux and Windows. This is at least in part, due to the need to pay for Windows licences which aren't applicable on Linux. Question - Why do you need both at the same provider. Why not just choose the best windows provider and the best linux provider?
Jul
11
answered How to seamlessly transfer a domain (avoid downtime because the previous registrar's nameservers stopped serving DNS records)
Jul
11
comment How can I diagnose an Internal Server Error?
I marked you down cause you didn't answer his question. If he went a got a VPS he'd sill have the same error message.
Jul
11
comment Automated Website Testing/Sanity/Quality
There are tools that do some of what you specify but I find them not useful. Either my site is small enough that I can run through the checks one by one on the various sites or else my site is so large that the check everything tool gets bogged down and takes hours to run.
Jul
11
comment How can I diagnose an Internal Server Error?
If the OP can't understand his current error logs how do you expect him to manage a VPS securely.
Jul
11
answered Correct element for rendered page title?
Jul
11
answered How to point a domain to another subdomain?
Jul
11
comment How to point a domain to another subdomain?
If you name your hosting company and domain registration companies we will be able to give you a more precise answer.
Jul
9
answered PHP Development Environment (Host: Windows 7, Guest: Ubuntu)
Jul
8
comment User Upload of Images & Copyright Issues
Moderators taking care of removal requests isn't covering the moral issue. Your stance is that if there is no complaint made, then there is no issue. However, the correct moral stance would be to screen every photo before it is published. The receipt of a complaint is a sign that the system has failed. Your system makes it easy for you, and easy for the poster but extremely hard work for the copyright owner trying to protect his property.
Jul
4
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
4
awarded  Editor
Jul
4
revised User Upload of Images & Copyright Issues
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Jul
4
answered User Upload of Images & Copyright Issues
Jul
4
awarded  Commentator