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Wordpress

Upgraded to WP 2.0.1

After much complaining and being generally annoying to the WordPress writers and coders I decided to upgrade to 2.0.1

Trackbacks seem to be working but I will have to do some more tests.

Also, word press is flawed in the way that if both a trackback and a pingback goes to the same blog the trackback gets suppressed. I changed execute-pings.php so that trackbacks go out first to see if that will avoid that from happening.

More testing and possibly complaining to come. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Trackbacks

Open Trackback Friday

Every Friday I will try to have an Open Trackback article.

From the Open Trackback Alliance FAQ:

The entire concept is to encourage bloggers to showcase their best recent articles on other blogs which may not otherwise recognize or know about their works.

Open Trackback Alliance members have agreed to create an open article at least once a week, which anyone can create a link to their own blog articles…

So link up your best article. Let’s see what you’ve got. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Web standards

Internet Explorer 7: Beta 2 Preview available

Get your copy of Internet Explorer 7: Beta 2.

You can check out all the new bugsfeatures and then learn how to uninstall it. ๐Ÿ˜†

Make sure you leave Microsoft some feedback at their discussion group. Hopefully, we won’t need to design a new series of hacks and fixes for this new browser. Maybe M$ will come to terms with web standards. Maybe monkeys will fly out of my butt.

From the reports I’ve read so far it overwrites IE6 so if you need a reliable browser (well, I don’t know that you can consider IE6 reliable but I digress…) then IE7 beta should only be placed on a spare computer for testing and swearing at.

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Trackbacks

Open Trackback Friday

Every Friday I will try to have an Open Trackback article.

From the Open Trackback Alliance FAQ:

The entire concept is to encourage bloggers to showcase their best recent articles on other blogs which may not otherwise recognize or know about their works.

Open Trackback Alliance members have agreed to create an open article at least once a week, which anyone can create a link to their own blog articles…

So link up your best article. Let’s see what you’ve got. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Web design

I no longer support IE5 for Mac

Microsoft has finally released us from the torture that is IE/Mac.

In June 2003 the MS Mac Business Unit stopped development on Internet Explorer for Mac. MS ended support for the application on the last day of 2005 and will no longer offer it for download as of 31Jan06.

From Microsoft.com:

It is recommended that Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple’s Safari.

Hallelujah, says me.

I can now refuse to support IE/Mac to my customers that “need their pages to work on IE/Mac” or at least have good evidence to encourage them to finally upgrade. ๐Ÿ˜†

Hasta la vista, IE!

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Web design Web standards

A new guru

It seems today that I was given the distinct honor of being named one of the New Guru’s for css creator.

I am humbled and grateful and I suppose now I am actually going to have to learn what this CSS thing really is. ๐Ÿ˜†

Thanks to Tony for the finest learning forum online!

I’ve had enough. Too many jerks and not enough thanks or help. Four or five guys actually helping people that take the help and split, never to be seen again. Noobs calling out the long-timers. Braggarts that can’t accept that they may be doing something incorrectly. Insults and other childish reactions. I did receive a thank you once or twice but the overwhelming amount of abuse just sent me out. On top of all that I usually ended up helping some guy that fancied himself a web designer because he accidentally bought a copy of dreamweaver. It didn’t bother me until I saw the jobs these guys were getting paid to do. Big jobs. Given to someone that can’t do that job unless I help them. Help I was expected to give for free. Being a moderator I could delete users from the site. Today I exercised that right on myself. I know Tony and the moderators mean for it to be a site for helping but the takers and abuser ruin it. I wish you the best Tony. Good luck to you, along with Hugo, Gary, Tyssen, Chris, Deuce and Ed Seedhouse.

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Trackbacks

Open Trackback Friday

Every Friday I will try to have an Open Trackback article.

From the Open Trackback Alliance FAQ:

The entire concept is to encourage bloggers to showcase their best recent articles on other blogs which may not otherwise recognize or know about their works.

Open Trackback Alliance members have agreed to create an open article at least once a week, which anyone can create a link to their own blog articles…

So link up your best article. Let’s see what you’ve got. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Trackbacks

Open Trackback Friday

Every Friday I will try to have an Open Trackback article.

From the Open Trackback Alliance FAQ:

The entire concept is to encourage bloggers to showcase their best recent articles on other blogs which may not otherwise recognize or know about their works.

Open Trackback Alliance members have agreed to create an open article at least once a week, which anyone can create a link to their own blog articles…

So link up your best article. Let’s see what you’ve got. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Web standards

Why web standards?

I could give you all the arguments on why you should code your pages according to the current standard. I could tell you that if you are not turning out valid and semantic code that you are unprofessional and that you shouldn’t quit your day job. I could explain the purpose of separating markup from layout over and over again, but I won’t do any of these things. All I can tell you is why I do it.

Why do I do all these things? I can sum up the reasons I adhere to web standards in one word:
INTEGRITY.

I define integrity as “doing the right thing even when others aren’t looking” or “doing what you should even if no one would ever find out”.

I’m sure I could turn out sloppy code and make it look like an ice cream sundae to a starving kid if I were so inclined I just can’t seem to allow it to be seen. Integrity.

I couldn’t build a layout using tables and image slices and sell it to the next sucker to come along. I can’t even seem to sleep with a missing paragraph tag. Integrity.

I couldn’t turn out bloated, outdated and non-semantic code. I just can’t bring myself to do it. Integrity!

Yes, I’m the guy that actually returns the shopping cart to the “cart return station” instead of leaving it in the middle of the parking lot like every other baboon. I’m the guy that picks up a piece of trash that falls out of my truck when I get out even if it falls onto a pile of garbage that everyone else left in the parking lot, even if I have to chase my gum wrapper in a wind storm.

Now, I’m the guy that tries to code to standards in every web page I design for people even if I am surrounded by baboons that turn out outdated, tables based, non-semantic layouts and sell them for 20 times what I charge. Will anyone know? Probably not. Just try to run one of your favorite company’s sites through the W3 Validator and see if it passes. They got away with it. I probably could, too.

Again I ask, will anyone know? Yes, I would. I couldn’t do that. I won’t.

Am I accusing other web designers/coders? Run your sites through the validator and accuse yourself. Baboon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Trackbacks

Open trackback day

Every Friday I will try to have an Open Trackback article.

From the Open Trackback Alliance FAQ:

The entire concept is to encourage bloggers to showcase their best recent articles on other blogs which may not otherwise recognize or know about their works.

Open Trackback Alliance members have agreed to create an open article at least once a week, which anyone can create a link to their own blog articles…

So link up your best article. Let’s see what you’ve got. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wordpress

Retrograde complete

Everything works as it should (it seems). I’m going to do some testing and make sure everything is kosher. ๐Ÿ™‚

Looks like some of the dates were fubarred in the mix but I think I got everything in order.

I’ll report when I hear that WP2.0 is ready for human consumption.

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Wordpress

Retrograde in progress

I am retrograding back to WordPress 1.5 due to WordPress 2.0 being generally sucky!

I’m going to have to sift through the database. Blah! ๐Ÿ˜ก

Everything should be operational except for the links. I’ll get them up soon.