Category Archives: Web Site Development
It seems to be getting harder to find a hosting company with very good tech support. For business web site hosting, the company needs to have techs on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The techs also … Continue reading
We recently built a wild bird food products web site where the site owner wanted to display a summer image of birds on a bird feeder during the warm months, but automatically substitute a Christmas bird feeder image during the … Continue reading
Tech-Evangelist was a recent victim of a comment spam attack that originated from a wide range of Chinese IP addresses. This is a malicious attack that can temporarily disable web sites and servers. Here is what we saw and what … Continue reading
There is no question that the market for buying and selling web sites is depressed due to the worldwide economy and pressure from Google’s Panda and Penguin updates that have reduced the profitability for many web sites. That means that … Continue reading
Google just added new features to Webmaster Tools that allow a web site owner to better control the way that a site is crawled by Google’s search engine spiders. The examples that they show in the video are very real … Continue reading
The W3C HTML Markup Validator is very useful for assuring that the HTML code your site generates is valid code that is compatible with any browser that complies with the coding standards. However, the error messages generated are sometimes very … Continue reading
The W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium. This groups sets the coding standards for client-side code that runs in browsers. This includes HTML, XHTML, and CSS. Their web site, W3.org includes tools that validate a web page’s HTML/XHTML and … Continue reading
Be aware that images found on the web or in Google Images are not necessarily free to use. It appears that Getty Images is going after web site owners who are using copyrighted images illegally.
Automating the copyright notice on a web site with a dynamic date is easy to do with PHP. We do this on every site that we develop, including WordPress sites.
We recently picked up a client whose web designers stored hundreds of images on her web server. The client is not tech-savvy and wanted to find a way to view the images on her server.