Archive for July, 2009

Akismet catches spam

Monday, July 27th, 2009

There’s been a number of comments in response to my postings. Unfortunately, most of them have been caught by Akismet and thrown in my spam box.

Akismet is a great plugin and I recommend it to all WordPress bloggers if you want to avoid spam appearing on your blog.

However, I apologize to anyone who has posted a genuine comment and is wondering where it is. I do not receive notifications for any comments caught by Akismet.

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Help us kick colorectal cancer in the butt!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Now you’re probably thinking that’s a strange topic to include on a mainly graphic and website design-related blog, but there’s a good reason.

My partner and I, Joseph, are on a mission. On Saturday, he decided to participate in ALL four of next year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer events in Canada, and I will be joining him for two of them (I’m not the athlete he is!). As well as Ontario, he will now be riding in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, while I will be riding in Quebec as well as Ontario. (more…)

Die IE6, Die! Let the web move forward

Friday, July 17th, 2009

That’s been a trending topic on Twitter for the past couple of days. Well, not those exact words, but something similar so I read the article they were all talking about: IE6 Must Die for the Web to Move On

It’s the message web designers and developers, including myself, want clients to send their visitors! And I can understand their frustration.

Why?

Well, because, like most most web designers and developers, I often spend hours after I’ve completed a design, that looks perfectly fine on all the most popular browsers (Firefox, IE7 & 8, Chrome, Opera and Safari), altering the code so that pages render correctly on my old laptop which I’ve deliberately left installed with IE6 (small screen with outdated browser software). (more…)

Oh dear, it seems I’m not so good at this blogging thing!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I just came to write a small note on an article I read yesterday, that I thought would be useful for website owners (as well as website designers/developers), and when I got here I discovered I hadn’t written any articles for a month! Has it really been that long?

I’ve been pretty busy over the last few weeks with a few different projects as well as problems with both my computer AND my laptop, so haven’t had the time to even visit my blog, let alone write anything. (more…)