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As is the case with many in the world in online marketing (and, indeed, most IT-based jobs) I spend a lot of time with Excel. One of the reasons for that is that it...

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url_get_contents - a function to retrieve the contents of a remote URL with PHP and the cURL library.[break]Because I've used this function for a few different...

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One of the most common tasks in Drupal is to review comments awaiting approval. I found a quick trick which allows you to add a link in your admin shortcuts which...

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Every now and then I use a port scanner on computers I work with to check which services are accepting connections from the internet. For a typical client PC, there...

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Most people involved in organic search in one way or another will know that Google's crawling infrastructure is located in the US. I came across a somewhat odd...

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Do you remember a while ago when unicode symbols were common in Google SERPs? Things like using the unicode for a star to get a "five star" listings, and prefixing...

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Or: What is it with all of the weird Google Books/YouTube results?If you're an advanced SEO or have an interest in search engines, then you're more than likely well...

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All of the major search engines recently agreed on an element to address the problems webmasters experience related to duplicate content. I feel their pain, and...

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While Amazon are not the worst culprits, they sent me an email today which illustrates how larger organisations are failing to help their users protect themselves...

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Hiding a single element with Jquery was pretty straightforward. But what about if you want to show/hide multiple elements independently?Thanks to Justin Young for...

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As I suppose quite a few people did, I signed up for the beta of Persai as a reader of the now defunct uncov. I imagine that gives them a fairly direct batch of...

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Update: Show/hide multiple elements independentlyI'm a big fan of jquery since I don't often need to write any javascript, but for the times I do it cuts out most...

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Find out and display a user's screen resolution with javascript. In javascript, the screen.width and screen.height properties contain the size a visitor's monitor...

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"Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance." - Plato (427-347 B.C.)"Plato was a bore." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal...

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Philosophy is probably my second most common reading material. But yes, Sartre is terrifically boring. And one of my objections to Sartre's brand of existentialism...

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I recently went shopping for some home-recording equipment, and thought I'd share my experience and give credit where it's due. Online merchants note - a little bit...

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While finding out monitor resolution with javascript can be useful for statistics and certain other applications, often the need is to determine how much space is...

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I just discovered the Apache module mod_speling (yup, one 'l') which is a fantastic way to ensure visitors who mistype URIs get automatically redirected to the...

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If you want to permanently redirect a small number of URIs, or redirect based on conditions defined in PHP, then you need a permanent PHP redirect.To redirect...

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The ability to change a visitors scrollbars actually uses CSS rather than javascript.To change the scollbar's colours, copy and paste the script below into your...

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Redirecting a visitor with javascript is pretty straightforward. The simplest way is to use one of the methods below.Note that in some cases a server-side redirect...

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Reload/refresh a page with javascriptTo reload or refresh the current page with javascript, you can use the reload() function.To make a link that refreshes the...

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This simple script operates the same way as the back button in a visitor's browser.<a href="#" onClick="history.go(-1)">Back</a>Where possible, you...

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Is Opera better than Firefox? Update: And is IE7 better than either of them?Background information:Having used Mozilla for a long time, and Firefox since its...

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This simple script will prevent javascript errors from being displayed in your visitor's browser <script type="text/javascript"> function noError(){return...

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Javascripts allows you to popup a small box of text, rather like the error and information message boxes within windows.Click here for an example alertTo make a...

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I'm not a big fan of forcing users to see things 'my way' but a client recently wanted to use a wacky font for headings, and was only concerned with viewers using...

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Historically, javascript has been 'hidden' from search engines; their spiders did not understand javascript and could not interpret even the most basic of...

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