Dynamic Flash Charts

The Flash driven line and area chart from amCharts is a great way to display data dynamically on your site. All the data needed are stored in a separate XML file, so updating is done in seconds. You ...

“Help Desk” added in sidebar

p5rn7vb I’ve just added the comic strip “Help Desk” from ubersoft.net to my sidebar by including a few functions to the main functions.php file (actually just by doing an include() ...

JavaScript and special characters

Have you ever tried to include special characters like e.g. é, ê, è, ‘ or “ as a string into a JavaScript (like in an alert message when someone forgot to fill in a field in a form etc.)?...

YouTube’s Latest Wins and Losses

Loss: After Viacom got YouTube to remove its videos and signed a deal with Joost.com. Win: At the same time, YouTube’s traffic actually increased 14% since removing the videos. YouTube has found some...

Upgrade to WP 2.1.2 immediately

Based on this news bulletin I’m performing an upgrade during the next few hours resulting in periodic downtime; Long story short: If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, you...

Easy Outlook Express Backup on XP

I’ve made it part of my Friday routine at the office to create a backup of my Outlook Express profile. This backup includes ALL my emails, folders and contacts. However it doesn’t include...

Real-time Web Metrics

Akamai handles 20% of the world’s total Web traffic, providing a unique view into what’s happening on the Web – what events are generating traffic, how much, from where, and why. Bo...

Yahoo rubbishes Google usability

Yahoo says they are a better service than Google. They are boasting what Google is lacking compared to Yahoo and have facts behind such claims. Poor usability is the main reason behind the limited ad...

Internet Explorer and the LI tag

Once again I forgot about one of the (many) bugs in Internet Explorer while I was completing the style sheet for a new website to one of my clients. In order to present the menus I’m using the ...

USB dongle replacement

Just after Christmas I received a package from my brother (sent well before I should point out) containing a nifty little 8 in 1 card reader with a USB connection and a 2 Gb SD memory card. Together ...