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Jul
14
awarded  Yearling
May
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
16
answered Can I delete google verification txt file from server?
Jul
16
answered Google Adsense threshold estimation
Jul
16
comment Sitemap file getting double compressed
It's very hard to be certain about the answer here. Do you have a .htaccess file that's altering the behavior ? Is the behavior consistent in different browsers ? (wget, ff, chrome, ie) I would have thought that downloading the file would at the worst double compress it with the browser uncompressing and saving the sitemap.xml.gz single compressed.
Jul
14
awarded  Yearling
Apr
28
accepted How to get browsers to only download CSS/Javascript when it changes?
Apr
28
asked How to get browsers to only download CSS/Javascript when it changes?
Dec
6
comment What's the best way to determine users' preferred language?
Unless people use their own device to visit a webpage (like smartphone, netbook, notebook, ipad) which would seem far more common than internet cafe.
Dec
6
comment What's the best way to determine users' preferred language?
I don't like MSN, Google or Yahoo's behavior. I'm especially unhappy with how Google handles it. I just downvoted the answer because (as i said in my answer) you don't answer the question. The landing page of wikipedia does not seem optimal for any other page, really. Most websites that have content in multiple languages will have very few languages and it would seem that not displaying any content in favor of a full page language selection is not optimal. Which is why I would display some content on the landing page in the language that the browser uses.
Dec
6
comment What's the best way to determine users' preferred language?
Just opened IE since I never use it and checked, no Link and not even an obvious way to change the language to english anywhere. The new google toolbar thing at the top of the page has a cogwheel in the right corner that gets me to preferences. When I go to MSN.com I get a javascript popup that asks me to confirm .com or go to .de. amazon.com is the standard american site but has a german link at the top of the page to go to the german site. yahoo.com redirects me to german but has a link to go to the US site.
Dec
6
comment What's the best way to determine users' preferred language?
I live in germany and every time i go to google.com i get referred to google.de, which defaults to german. despite having english OS and browser every time my cookies are cleared i have to reset the preferences to english. even more annoying is that it's fairly difficult to download chrome in english (even tho i have languages in google set to english i get dropped on the german chrome download page).
Dec
2
answered How often should a website's disaster recovery plan be tested?
Oct
25
comment Most CSS Grid frameworks use pixel as css units, why?
why would anyone want fixed width is beyond me, and why anyone would want fixed width in inches i just cannot comprehend at all.... you want a layout (for example 16 inches wide) to be 16 inches wide even when viewed on a 3 inch wide screen ?
Oct
23
comment What is the list of requirements to build a webserver at home?
RAID does not replace the need for backups. All a RAID does is improve data security in the running system (slightly), you still lose data if you delete it, if someone else deletes it, if a program/script deletes it, if it gets corrupted by any number of things.... in short RAID and backups have nothing to do with each other at all. also i would never mirror raid when RAID5 is so much better for data security, maybe to improve speed.
Oct
19
accepted how to best enable gzip compression on shared hosting
Oct
18
asked how to best enable gzip compression on shared hosting
Oct
4
answered dynamic website development help
Oct
4
accepted how do i tell google that my landing page is a blog?