Robots META Tag Unnecessary

Many people include the Robots META tag : meta name=”robots” content=”index, follow” In their website’s header section to encourage search engine robots to index the page (add it to their database) and... Read More

The Status Quo isn’t Good Enough

I struck an interesting problem recently when attempting to gain a contract from an advertising agency to provide website optimisation services for their clients…

I had outlined the benefits of designing a website using a holistic approach to take advantage of the benefits in using web standards like XHTML & CSS, combined with the Apache web server, PHP scripting and MySQL database with quantifiable benefits such as:
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The Da Vinci Code

I finally succumbed to reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown last week It seems that every man and his dog has read this book, except me (until now) I thought it It wasnt as good as it was hyped up to be .. actually it reminded me of Ice Station Zebra... Read More

Post 1 of Many

I plan on using this web log (blog) to store useful information I find on the internet (like my Web Development articles). If anyone else also finds the information useful, they are welcome to it :-) The software doing all the work behind the scenes of... Read More

The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams

The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle’s-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads is Laugh out loud stuff as Scott Adams lampoons modern management techniques :-) You loved the comic strip; now read the business advice. Or should that be... Read More

The Need for Speed : Website Optimisation

Question : What do people most hate about websites ? Answer : They take too long to load. Research has shown time and time again that if a website doesn’t load quickly, or isn’t easy to use than people will abandon the site and look for... Read More

Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

From blurb: “In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. Thomas Keneally’s Booker Prize winning novel recreates the story of Oskar Schindler, an Aryan who risked his life to... Read More

A Simple Method to Deter Hackers

By default, the Apache web server will report lots of information about your web server within the http headers of a page eg: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b DAV/1.0.3 PHP/4.1.2 This isnt a great idea because a... Read More