Category: Technology

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Bulletproof Web Design

I just completed Dan Cederholm’s Bulletproof Web Design : Improving Flexibility and Anticipating the Worst with XHTML and CSS, published by New Riders. I haven’t bought computer books for a while, except in the case of methodological books that allow me to apply technical knowledge in concrete projects. Dan Cederholm’s goal is to show how to achieve stylish web...

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Yahoo! is it about to buy Technorati?

Interesting Techcrunch article wondering when Yahoo! will decide to buy Technorati . As a reminder, Technorati is a social search engine that marked 2005 by popularizing the tag system, these keywords associated with a specific post. If the search by tags is more precise than the search by simple content which greatly increases the signal / noise ratio, it finds...

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Spammer bots from elsewhere

Interesting article at dr Daveon the upsurge in the phenomenon of spam on blogs through changes to its Spam Karma plugin. It is interesting to see how comment spam – whether on blogs or forums – differs from junk mail, or “junk mail” both in terms of purpose and effectiveness. Spam aims to reach an almost unlimited...

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10 good reasons to build an API

Also via Suw Charman , Shaun Inman from Mint explains the ten good reasons to create an API for our applications: An API makes it possible to highlight a brand. An API gives people more power by allowing them to do a few things with your data. People like to talk about what gives them power. If someone uses your API in...

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10 tips to boost your website

In the series of 10 tips for … I offer you the ten key points to make your website work today and multiply your traffic by 10. A short domain name, in .com or .us if the full name allows you to play on words. A design using heavily rounded corners and fruity colors (blue,...

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My predictions for the year 2007

This year 2006 will have been rich in twists and turns and (not really) big surprises. It seems that the machine is restarted, and the year 2007 promises to be even more intense. Here are my predictions for 2007 (.0): The appearance of a decentralized virtual universe. If Second Life strongly resembles the realization of a dream...

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Will the 2007 layout be soluble in web 2.0?

I know I don’t write much lately. I’m having a little trouble finding the inspiration to complete the 20 or so in-depth articles stored in my “drafts” directory, some being written since March. And I code, a lot, actually. I just got my first big patch accepted by the Typo development team, and submitted a second – nearly...

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Internet Explorer 5.6 and 7 under Mac OS X

As a Mac OS X user, my biggest concern when I have to test the compatibility of a stylesheet between different browsers comes from the difficulty of finding a Windows platform, in addition to the last two versions. Microsoft Internet Explorer (5.5 and 6), and the very latest version of Windows Explorer (therefore 7). However,...

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Just because no one has ever done it doesn’t mean it’s impossible

I have just received confirmation of the admissibility of the response to my second call for tenders. I am now really entering the dance of the admitted to compete. A response to a call for tenders consists of an administrative envelope and an envelope containing the response itself. If the administrative envelope does not fully comply with the...

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Let’s rediscover the benefits of human aggregation

Interesting discussion last night with Delphine Dispa, who was in Paris, on how RSS feeds have changed our way of understanding information, and on the changes in our perception of the information delivered by our aggregator. Collecting a large number of feeds – sometimes several hundred, 459 in my case, some very verbose – results in more...