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Google releases mod_speed for Apache

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday November 4, 2010 )

Google continues to shape the web with it’s latest contribution to the online community, an Apache module called mod_speed. As you may have guessed mod_speed helps to speed up web site performance; this time at the server level. (more…)


Been offered free articles?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Thursday October 21, 2010 )

Some online retailers are finally getting the idea that providing free, original articles to other sites is a great way to get free coverage and to boost search engine rankings. For the site owner receiving the articles, it can provide more value and bring in more search engine traffic. But the quality of these articles is often lacking and their origins questionable. (more…)


App vs. mobile compatible web site

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday October 10, 2010 )

I’ve been often asked about iPhone apps lately, which is curious given I’m not a programmer. There’s certainly a lot of interest in getting on the app bandwagon. However, many people confuse iPhone apps with an iPhone compatible mobile site; and they are also overlooking another very important player – Google Android. (more…)


Internet Explorer 6 – die already!

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday August 28, 2010 )

Internet Explorer 6 is now 9 years old and increasingly becoming a headache for web developers. Even Facebook has had enough of it. (more…)


Monitor resolution and browser statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday July 31, 2010 )

It’s been a full year since I took much note of what screen resolution folks are running their monitors at. Here’s the latest, along with browser statistics. (more…)


Web page statistics from Google

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday July 16, 2010 )

Google recently released some statistics about the size, number of resources and other web page metrics based on a study of 4.2 billion pages. (more…)


Online help with sound

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Sunday July 4, 2010 )

An interesting and (in my opinion) useful feature I came across the other day was a form with an audio help feature. (more…)


Coming soon – Google TV

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Saturday May 22, 2010 )

Google recently announced Google TV; an open platform that it says “will bring together the best of TV and the best of the web to deliver the premier entertainment experience for the living room”. (more…)


Adobe returns fire at Apple over Flash

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Friday May 14, 2010 )

A couple of weeks back, it seemed like the Apple/Adobe (Flash) spat was all over. Steve Jobs expressed his views in no uncertain terms about Apple’s aversion to Flash, Adobe offered little comment to follow up except to basically say, “oh well, moving on..” All was quiet on the western front – until yesterday. (more…)


Apple’s Flash Bash ‘n Trash

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Monday May 3, 2010 )

Apple and Adobe are certainly not on the best of terms at the moment; particularly after Steve Jobs’ open letter published a few days ago entitled “Thoughts on Flash”. (more…)