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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.
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).
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.
Sep
29
comment Cloud Providers vs Traditional Hosts
when it comes to security (and related things) i would probably trust amazon a whole lot more than my own server administration or programming skills. those people just have a whole lot more experience and expertise than i do.
Sep
28
comment Amazon Silk…How will it effect web development
obviously everything is speculation at this point, but i doubt that anyone is going to develop a new browser from scratch in the future, so they will likely either go with webkit or mozilla (or maybe some other open source).
Aug
8
comment What is a lot of traffic?
very nice scale, it does put things into perspective. i would be very happy with 100k hits, let alone uniques.... but it's very subjective, for me 100 uniques in a month would be a lot at this point.
Aug
7
comment Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics
i assumed that you didn't, but i didn't wanna make an answer 'doubt it exists' and leave it at that ;)
Aug
4
comment recommend strategy to implement this design
the divs are both for positioning, one positions the navigation the other the content.
Aug
2
comment Layout Columns - Equal Height
gonna upvote this since i just could not figure out a second way to do it.... having the columns set to height 100% while being in a height: auto row div should work in theory, but does not. very annoying.
Aug
1
comment How do you handle bad scripts or plugins
unfortunately that is the problem. I would also assume that a plugin gets written because the creator needs it and writes it for himself, not caring too much about maintainability or how new functions could be added. Then releasing it because he feels other people may need it as well. He might not even be qualified to write something like it in the first place. You may not get any credit for submitting bugfixes even if you basically rewrite the whole thing. but i still think it would be better to fix it and make it better than to try and put blame on creators of plugins for what they do.
Jul
29
comment How can I use my domain name to map into my Amazon EC2's public IP?
according to serverfault.com/questions/252298/… you can just add an A or CNAME entry at your registrar's website and it should be ok. There are quite a few questions concerning this on serverfault.
Jul
26
comment SEO effect of linking text out of context
yes, for translation, and they kinda have to, since the translations would be a whole lot worse if they didn't. but they don't crawl to translate billions of websites a day, they translate a website only when someone 'asks' them to. they do crawl billions of pages a day for indexing, though.
Jul
25
comment Weird .ASP pages from my non-ASP site generating 404s
I assume you will find help easier over at wordpress.stackexchange.com
Jul
25
comment Lightweight online opensource css editor - php
while it is possible to implement something that lets you edit css files or even html documents online i wouldn't recommend trying. Since there is very little use to something like that, i am fairly confident that no such thing exists in a downloadable form. I would always recommend editing the css offline and trying it out before uploading (if you have a css file and an html file you can just load it into a browser locally to see how it looks without even needing a webserver).
Jul
25
comment Lightweight online opensource css editor - php
going to add an answer, but i'm not entirely sure what you mean. do you mean an editor that gets integrated into a website (like the one you wrote your question in) ? that allows you to edit content and also css or are you looking for an editor that allows you to edit css that is in the same document as php code ?
Jul
21
comment Facebook Promotion guidelines
with how i read the part you pasted, yes it would violate the terms