Monthly Archives: December 2008

Open Web Awards Bloggers’ Choice Winners

The 2008 Open Web Awards‘s Bloggers’ Choice segment winners have been announced. The contest’s “blog partners,” including myself, have given their votes in the matter, and we have the results out.

Also note that the Peoples’ Choice voting is still ongoing, and will end midnight on Sunday.

The Bloggers’ Choice are

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How to Set Up a Linux Server

Since I’ve been planning on moving to a VPS server sometime in the coming months, I’ve been reading up on server administration. How to set up Linux to serve web pages and parse PHP, how to not leave the door wide open to attackers,…

Ding, It’s Up: Know When a Site Comes Back Up

DING, IT’S UP is a fairly new service that repeatedly pings a website you specify and lets you know when it goes down, or when it comes back up. It can send you an alert via email or by Twitter. Want to know when…

Technorati Engage Arrives

Technorati’s ad network, Technorati Engage, has arrived, albeit in beta form. They already have a catalog of A-List blogs on board, and a few major advertisers buying ads, and now the network is open to anybody with a viable blog. Once you’re approved into…

An Interesting Use for WP125

Dave Rigotti has found an interesting new use for my WP125 plugin. It came to my attention recently while I was checking my Technorati link feed. He is using the plugin, which is usually for displaying 125×125 advertisements in your blog sidebar, to count…

BlogBuzz December 6, 2008

Linux and Mac Servers Have Less Downtime

A recent study conducted by Pingdom shows that Linux and Mac servers have a lot less downtime than those running a Microsoft OS. The data is based off the uptime of the individual companies’ websites. Apple, Microsoft, Red Hat, Slackware, and the others listed…

How a Simple Layout Can Be Changed with Patterns, Photos and Backgrounds

Collis Ta’eed has put up an amazing new design article over at PSDTUTS called How a Simple Layout Can Be Mixed ‘n’ Matched with Patterns, Photos and Backgrounds. It’s pretty amazing how much colour and background can change the look and feel of a…

What Makes Someone Leave Your Website?

Vandelay Design has a list of some of the most common things that cause people to leave your website. While it’s not a good idea to obsess over keeping people on your site, it’s worth reading up on how to optimize your site to…

Design Spotlight: Web Design Ledger

I realized it’s been awhile since I did one of my Design Spotlight posts. It is about time to highlight a noteworthy design, isn’t it? Today I would like to ponit you toward Web Design Ledger, a design blog I’ve started reading recently. Designed…

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