Milestone: 11 years, 1 million visits in a year just went through one of these moments I will easily remember! The visit count regularly climbs since the inception of the web site, but I just noticed something I’m pretty proud of: In the last year (more precisely, the last 365 days), this web site got more than one million visits as counted by… Read More

Test your web site load speed

While working on improving the performance of my web sites, I have been using several tools in order to evaluate the performance of the site itself. Some are good, some are very good, some are overwhelmingly good. You cannot avoid mentioning the Google webmaster tools. They do a lot of things and contain a performance… Read More

IE6 becomes Firefox 3.6 with the help of China

This week has seen a pretty exhilarating story develop in front of our Internet eyes. Started as a muddy conflict between Google and the People’s Republic of China, it turned into a Firefox marketing victory. Let me summarize it a bit. In the beginning was Google which installed its servers in China in 2006. The… Read More

Be a beta-tester

If you have the heart of an adventurer, you may be interested to know that Ijust put in beta-test some new websites that I am working on. (site specializing in digital photography) (about felines and other big cats) (optical illusions) (SEO, traffic optimisation and web site revenue maximization) Your opinion will… Read More

WordPress 2.6 and images

Minor information about using WordPress v2.6 (the latest revison of this great blog/web-site-wrinting tool). I had a few difficulties to ensure that images where correctly aligned and displayed after the improvements in their presentation in WP2.6. For those really interested, I ended up adding the following to my CSS file: /*************************************/ /* Align code for… Read More

Moving to WordPress 2.6

For most people, this is absolutely minor information, but the web site just went through an important change. Nearly nothing visible (except some possible bugs still to be uncovered), but it’s now using WordPress v2.6 (the latest version of this excellent tool to manage web sites and blogs). This should help a little the readers… Read More

Daily inspiration with WordPress

Some people have been telling me: “You blog! That must take a lot of time and you must be there each and every day”. Don’t worry, I may post something on every day, but it does not mean that I am in front of the keyboard every day. Far from it. I am using… Read More

User rights in WordPress 2.3

Pour ceux qui souhaitent le savoir, chaque utilisateur sur le site peut avoir des droits différents selon le rôle qui lui est attribué (par mes soins). Les droits attachés ne sont pas toujours évidents, même pour un habitué de WordPress. C’est pourquoi j’ai produit le tableau ci-dessous pour expliquer. Cliquer sur le tableau pour… Read More

bbPress installation

While installing the new forums software on (bbPress) [it was only an evaluation that will not be followed immediately by a full implementation], I noted a few of the details I needed to do in order to reach a conveniently installed package. Since bbPress is only lightly documented, it may be helpful for other.… Read More

Rich fonts for your web site

The design of a web site is notoriously opposed to the use of rich and varied fonts: You are strongly invited to stick to the small list of common fonts. Unfortunately, this is not always enough. If you already started exploring alternatives like text-in-GIF-images, have a look at this hackzine article: HOWTO – Use rich… Read More

Spell-checking with Opera

I am in love with the Opera web browser. I use it for 99% of my web browsing, so it is also the tool I use when writing posts for the web site. The only thing that I did not have right out-of-the-box after download was the ability of checking my spelling (and several… Read More

Fifty ways to track website traffic

You have a web site, you want to see its traffic growth (it appears that this is the number one way web site creators spend their time: They track each and every little traffic change with stat tools). I offer you here a frighteningly long list of ways to satisfy your worst statistical perversions. Fifty… Read More