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About the nonsense of blocking and annoying IE6 users

2009-03-02

I know why most people who do web design, JS coding etc. loathe Internet Explorer 6. I hate having to fix stuff for any IE at all, the web would be a better place if that piece of software just died. I welcome efforts to decrease the market share of … more

Displaying a smaller banner in an Openx zone

2009-02-27

Did you ever want to chain a zone with smaller banners after a zone with big banners in Openx? This sounds like useful feature. We don't live in the 90s anymore where every page had a pixel-precise table layout. The world has learned how to build fluid layouts. One the … more

Using any Debian box as a wireless access point

2009-02-25

I just lost an hour trying to configure a Thinkpad T41 as a wireless access point. Most of that time was due to problems with the built-in wlan interface and a kernel recompile to use a prism54-based PCMCIA card. This is mostly a post to remind myself what to do, … more

Preview Openx geotargeting for different countries

2009-01-30

Openx is an open source ad server. If you have more than one website or simply want a flexible system for targeting your ads to the right audience, it's worth a look. One of many features is the built-in Geotargeting plugin. Of course, after adding local ads to your database, … more

Include typo3 content elements on every page

2009-01-22

You often want to include some content on every page of your website. There are a lot of different ways to accomplish this with typo3. Here's one quick solution: You create a hidden page or a page outside of your site tree, so that it doesn't show up in your … more

Redirecting all subdomains to the main domain

2009-01-11

Using the canonical hostname for websites isn't an obvious problem. After all, who really cares if your site is accessible at www.domain.com and domain.com? Search engines, for example, could penalize you for having the same content on both domains. I think that today they are smart enough to discover this … more

Opera and the <noscript> tag

2008-12-27

When you build websites and test them in various browsers there always are some problems in some browsers. Usually it's the one you expect who displays things incorrectly. But a few days ago I was surprised when Opera insisted on showing me the contents of a <noscript> tag . The … more

WordPress Fireworks Plugin

2008-12-11

This plugin shows fireworks on your WordPress blog. I think it's pretty stable by now, although the images still aren't that nice. If you're a designer and you like this plugin, feel free to submit nicer explosions or rockets. You should be able to see the fireworks on this page. … more

Different titles for WordPress blog page and static front page

2008-12-05

I was a little surprised when I realized that wp_title() doesn't return the page title for a static WordPress front page or the blog page. I don't like that, because I want at least the blog page to have a label. Something like... blog :-D or maybe news. So I … more

Mailman, HTTP POST and 301 redirects

2008-11-09

After changing my domain configuration a little (do 301 redirects from nkuttler.de to www.nkuttler.de/ etc.) I noticed that my mailman web interface stopped working. I tried to moderate, change settings etc., but once the form was submitted nothing happened. After some digging I found the problem: 301 redirects don't pass … more

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