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10 June 2008 by Joost de Valk »

Internet Explorer is not known for it’s standard compliancy, and because of that, people have been using all sorts of CSS hacks to get around rendering problems in it. The IE team have been working hard to prevent a lot of these hacks with the release of IE7, so a lot of your presumably fixed »


Added a print CSS style sheet

2 March 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 16 Comments

Today, I checked an item off on my todo list that had been on there way too long: I created a print style sheet for this site. Every time I write an article that is longer than 5 paragraphs, I get emails from readers asking for a better print style sheet. Until just a few »

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Big hunkin’ list of Mac Tools for SEO’s and Webdevelopers

24 October 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 2 Comments

I’ve been wanting to do this list for quite a while, but I finally put myself to doing it: a big list of all the web development and SEO tools I use on my Mac. It’s a page, I’ll keep updating it when I find new apps that are worth mentioning there. If you have »

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PHP-APC: Speed up your web applications!

8 April 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

As regular readers of this blog might know I have written quite some tools using the different API’s of search engines, and always found them quite useful. When I was implementing my sitewide search function, one of the things that bothered me that it was a bit slow. I knew that I had seen some »

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Implementing a sitewide search function

6 April 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 1 Comment

Those of you coming to this site more often might have noticed a small change in the search box. It’s now implemented sitewide, and I’ve built a sitewide search functions using the Yahoo! API. It was quite nescessary because I found that people were searching for “sortable.zip” on the blog, and they wouldn’t find anything »

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PHPSESSID in your URL? Learn to 301 redirect them with PHP

30 March 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 19 Comments

I’m doing some work on a site which has like 4,500 pages indexed with a PHPSESSID in the URL, causing some major duplicate content problems. I got the server admin to disable the PHPSESSID’s by adding the following to the vhost config: I also wanted Google to get a clean URL when it decided to »

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MSN launches Dutch Digg clone, but forgets spam prevention

15 February 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 30 Comments

Recently (I honestly don’t know when), MSN launched a Digg clone in the Netherlands, called MSN reporter. You can submit your story, and others can vote for it or against it. The top stories go to the MSN.nl homepage. Now the boys at MSN haven’t really thought this through, as they store what stories you’ve »


Sortable table script updated to v1.5.5

26 January 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

I got an email from Mozilla’s director of product management Sherman Dickman today, that my sortable table script wasn’t sorting numbers above 1 million which have comma’s in them correctly (they do have a lot of Firefox downloads ;) ). The problem was caused by the fact that replace only replaced items once, where they »


As usual, Technorati walks ahead of the pack

23 January 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

They “invented” blogsearch, and did a LOT for the webdevelopment and blogging community. Now Technorati, it turns out, is working on the microformats search I asked for only two articles ago (it was there before that, I just didn’t know about it)… Check it out in Technorati’s Kitchen.

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Googling for microformats

22 January 2007 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

Imagine, you can type in a query like “joost de valk class:vcard” and Google comes up with my contact page, because that has a vcard class in it’s markup, the main class of the hCard microformat. This was suggested today on the uf-discuss mailing list, a mailing list I’ve been lurking on for quite a »

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