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Post Posted: March 23rd, 2005, 9:34 am

Hi, I've searched through the forum but I don't think I've found anything that specifically answers what I need, and it's difficult to use google to find it either. Basically, I'd really appreciate if anyone can provide me with a list of web hosting companies that will host you on their subdomain at...

Post Posted: December 30th, 2004, 10:42 am

Hi guys'n'gals! Final call --- first of all thanks for your input so far. Now I've got the last part of the site ready --- the forum! Please check out the forum design and let me know what you think --- it's a custom phpbb design to fit with the scheme of the site. here's the link to the stroller fo...

Post Posted: December 7th, 2004, 12:51 pm

Hi! Me again...have just launched a major update to the strollers site. Basically, went through it with a fine-tooth comb, optimized all the images (the images across the entire site total up to about 250kb, so hopefully it will load pretty fast), and most importantly I made sure it was 99% compatib...

Post Posted: October 7th, 2004, 4:54 am

I'm not really seeing anything that different than a "normal" PR update as in the past...i.e. pagerank still seems to be flowing the way it normally has through internal pages, etc. A loss of pagerank on internal pages could be accounted for if less people link to your internal pages than before (or...

Post Posted: September 25th, 2004, 8:48 am

Hi, Thanks for the comments ;) I've recently noticed that if you access my webpage by clicking on a link from a hotmail inbox, that because microsoft puts a "header" on top of the page, it screws up all the layer placements. Is there a way to position layers so that the layers are positioned correct...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2004, 2:32 pm

Hi all, it's been a while since I've posted on this forum, but I've been working on a project for a number of months now and have finally reached a stage for some constructive criticism! The site in question is: There are a few design subsections, like: st...

Post Posted: May 17th, 2004, 10:48 am

Next PR update should be anytime now, no?

Post Posted: May 15th, 2004, 4:23 pm

So one of my sites is ranking well for Google but even better in Yahoo. Despite that, the traffic I get from google is 15 TIMES that of Yahoo!

I thought that Yahoo was gaining popularity in the SE wars? Obviously, not so much yet here in Germany...

Post Posted: May 15th, 2004, 2:57 am

It's really interesting, because with those added nonsense commands I rank top for almost every keyword I have, but without them I'm doing about average. So do you think it's because of an over-optimization of anchor text, or perhaps too many keywords on the page, or a combination of everything... I...

Post Posted: May 8th, 2004, 4:44 pm

A few thousand PR 1's from a few thousand different sites would be worth more to me than 1 from a PR 7 site...

Post Posted: May 8th, 2004, 4:42 pm

I would suggest that if you notice it again (or the problem persists) that you email adsense support addressing the problem, they're usually good with response times.

Post Posted: April 30th, 2004, 8:39 am

Thanks for all the comments. I just wish I had to time to sort out the legal stuff myself. I guess I'll start by putting up links to other websites, and then asking them if they mind whether or not I list their prices and offers. Heck, maybe even they can do that themselves, and if they don't want t...

Post Posted: April 29th, 2004, 5:22 pm

For some terms, yes -- but think in terms of what the conversion rate for an advertiser is. For instance, an advertiser isn't necessarily going to want to pay $1/click for an ad relating to a computer mouse that costs $20. Because profit margins are pretty slim in the technology sectors, don't expec...

Post Posted: April 29th, 2004, 5:18 pm

If I was a google engineer (and, of course, I'm not), I would probably reduce the factor of incoming links with the exact keyphrase after a while...

Post Posted: April 29th, 2004, 5:15 pm

Just thought I'd quote it for ease of reference: We are susceptible to index spammers who could harm the integrity of our web search results. There is an ongoing and increasing effort by “index spammers” to develop ways to manipulate our web search results. For example, because our web search techno...

Post Posted: April 29th, 2004, 4:36 pm

Hmmm. That's why I was asking about some kind of disclaimer, or something that would say: prices are accurate as of [date]. Maybe I could send a spider to their pages and (erk) extract the prices to keep them up-to-date. But basically, if I get the prices right --- then there's not much they can do ...

Post Posted: April 29th, 2004, 8:06 am

I don't really know where else to post this, but I figured that some webdesigners might know: I want to put up a site that displays prices for a particular service offered by other websites, e.g. the basis price, any additional features + upgrades, the method used, etc. My question is: am I allowed ...

Post Posted: April 26th, 2004, 7:17 am

That should work, although a non-javascript version would simply be to put target="_top" in your form like this:
Code: [ Select ]
<form name="login" action="index.php" method="POST" target="_top">
That way, when you submit your form it will be on its ow...

Post Posted: April 9th, 2004, 9:37 am

I don't have any evidence either, but I also think DMOZ has some added weight, though perhaps less and less. I haven't checked recently for results, but I know that earlier this year many sites in DMOZ were in top positions for one of my categories, even though they didn't have many other links poin...

Post Posted: April 8th, 2004, 2:22 pm

I don't actually use javascript links, but I don't see why google would penalize your site if you did. Unless there are particular patterns that you can measure that suggests someone is hoarding PR, but I'm not sure you could justify a penalty in all cases. Well. I guess I should read the article yo...

Post Posted: April 4th, 2004, 2:05 pm

I've had good experience with subdomains -- I've had some pages perform better within a subdomain of an existing site, than as a new domain.

Post Posted: March 28th, 2004, 4:48 am

I don't think it would have any effect, but I'm not speaking (writing) from experience. However, on the google webmaster advice pages, they say the only way to regain your pagerank/popularity if you move domains is to have other people update their links to your site, which implies that a re-direct ...

Post Posted: March 24th, 2004, 4:12 am

I use a program called "1-Click Rankings", but it might no longer available. You might still be able to find it through Google (or use Google's cache for slightly older sites). I think, however, its part of a bigger package now.

Post Posted: March 19th, 2004, 6:20 am

Hey all, Up until now, I've usually placed keywords in filenames in my url that are seperated by underscores, e.g. "", but I think I read somewhere that for some search engines (like Google), they treat underscores as actual characters, and that you should actually us...

Post Posted: March 15th, 2004, 3:01 pm

Thanks RichB, that link was perfect, thanks a ton!

Still need to get my head around regular expressions, but it will come :D

Post Posted: March 10th, 2004, 9:50 am

Wouldn't be a stupid move if Google were to do that -- I can imagine most link exchanges are made from people looking who links to them, although there are other tools out there for that than just the google toolbar. The PR indicator is a big factor, though, that's for sure. I'm not sure PR means to...

Post Posted: March 10th, 2004, 9:48 am

I think it could be useful, I can see how it might be useful to have if you were to manage a reciprical links list.

Post Posted: March 10th, 2004, 9:46 am

Hi, I think there's a function in Perl that automatically extracts all links from a given url, but is there a similar type of function for PHP? For instance, opening the contents of a url is easy with the fopen() function, but I thought there might be an automatic html parser to extract a list of li...

Post Posted: March 7th, 2004, 5:08 am

Has anyone who's been listed in Yahoo noticed that its made a significant (or even noticable) difference in SERPS or PR? How about the amount of traffic it brings? Basically what I'm asking, is it worth the few hundred dollars every year?

Post Posted: March 7th, 2004, 5:04 am

Shouldn't be too long, less than 4-5 days I would expect. I've seen my page's cached to a new version and then revert back to an old version a couple of times, but never for long so don't worry, you're on the right track. Google just takes a bit of patience...;)

Post Posted: February 26th, 2004, 6:47 am

That is pretty sweet, though I still have to come up with my own interpretation of the results.

I have to admit, I'm somewhat suprised by the title keyword densities -- I was beginning to think they didn't have much influence...

Post Posted: February 26th, 2004, 6:40 am

Anyone need a doctor here? Unfortunately, I'm not the right kind of doctor. gglcnsrshp, I can understand that you've been unfortunately screwed over in life, I would certainly be extremely pissed off after a LASIK operation that reduced my life's quality. But I also have to give my support to this f...

Post Posted: February 24th, 2004, 1:39 pm

Hahaha! Too funny!

I looked around, there are more - check out the google languages page for:

bork bork bork

and I'm sure there are others ;)

Post Posted: February 22nd, 2004, 3:06 pm

Hmm. I was thinking about doing this soon too, the only advice from Google themselves is: Once your new site is live, you may wish to place a permanent redirect (using a "301" code in HTTP headers) on your old site to inform visitors and search engines that your site has moved. though that is a bit ...

Post Posted: February 22nd, 2004, 2:57 pm

Yeah, I was reading about that too, there was much speculation that dmoz was being dropped, but I think some people were overly pessimistic. Apparently, there was a time when dmoz hadn't been update for more than a couple of months, and a few people panicked back then too. So no worries, it may take...

Post Posted: February 19th, 2004, 11:42 am

Anyone notice it? Today the search results from Google have changed quite dramatically since a previous dramatic change in January --- is this just for Germany, or is anyone else out there seeing new changes?

Post Posted: February 19th, 2004, 11:39 am

When I first read this post, I thought it meant 6 billion webpages indexed, up from the 3 billion it was hovering around for a long time now --- but still, 4 billion ain't bad. I wonder how many of them belong to forums like this one!? Doing a search like allinurl: forum returns 230million, so that'...

Post Posted: February 19th, 2004, 11:34 am

That's pretty irregular --- most posters here are pulling in people referred by Google, but its pretty cool you get so much traffic from Inktomi :)

Post Posted: February 17th, 2004, 4:21 am

Hi Axe, thanks for the response. I'm afraid that's probably going to have to be the case...I just don't have contact details for the hosting provider at hand, and I wanted to be sure it wasn't something that I could do on my side.

Kinderzimmer Kinderbetten

Post Posted: February 16th, 2004, 2:09 pm

Hi! This is the first time I've had to access a website that uses Frontpage, so I'm having a bit of difficulty trying to figure out traffic statistics from the server log files. First of all, I understand that the log file is supposed to be found in the _vti_log directory, but there is nothing there...

Post Posted: February 15th, 2004, 4:09 pm

vetofunk, what do you mean by being listed in Google? Do you mean indexed (i.e., in Google's cache for searches), or do you mean in the Google directory?

Post Posted: February 15th, 2004, 4:05 pm

Good idea Axe! :D

The only problem with the google directory is that if you're not listed, you won't be able to see your page rank :(

Post Posted: February 9th, 2004, 3:42 pm

I think the problem with a mortgage company, is that google adwords can be really expensive for any relevant terms. It's a big business, so its unlikely that you'll be able to boost yourself to the top amongst all the other noise, so there is no quick-trick here...

Post Posted: December 13th, 2003, 3:30 pm we vote simply by posting a message that says "I vote for [enter name of future winner here]"?

Or are we going through nominations first and then have a poll as to who the final winner should be!? That would be fun...!

Post Posted: December 8th, 2003, 6:42 pm

Can we nominate Bigwebmaster? If so...I'd like to do that...

Post Posted: November 19th, 2003, 3:03 pm

Have any of the sites returned to 'normality' yet? Any theories on what's happening?

Post Posted: November 19th, 2003, 2:59 pm

Hi, Have any of you noticed that Google's backlink reporting is fairly consistent even between different URL's that share the same page? For instance: 1) 2) 3) I thought that Google can't tell for sure whether options 1 and 3 are the same page or not, s...

Post Posted: November 19th, 2003, 2:52 pm

I'm not too clear on your question.

Basically, you should try to link directly to all sites that you want to boost rankings for. Linking back to your main site will help you too, but perhaps not quite as much as linking directly to the page you want.

Post Posted: November 19th, 2003, 2:30 pm

It should count, especially if the php footer is generating plain html. If you view the source of the page and see your link as a plain "a href=''" then it should be fine. Another way to check, is if the site has a PR4 and links to you, to see if that site appears in your own site's list...

Post Posted: November 18th, 2003, 7:01 pm

Thanks ATNO/TW,

I'll look through the source, and if I have any further questions I'll post them here...:)

Post Posted: November 18th, 2003, 4:27 pm

Hi, I want to setup a page with a bunch of input fields in an html form (i.e. using the 'form' and 'input' commands), but I want to be able to stylize the text for input, much like the input text is stylized for this forum. In other words, how can I modify the colors and appearance of the input text...

Post Posted: November 18th, 2003, 3:18 pm

Remember that you could also use subdomains to be more specific to your services. e.g.

This can be especially useful if you have a number of niche markets that basically fit under the same broader category.

Post Posted: November 18th, 2003, 3:09 pm

Well, if someone posts their conversion rate in getting others to sign up for PPC search engine money making, and someone else posts their conversion rate from users clicking on search engine results, then that would probably get some way to providing the answer... :wink:

Any volunteers!? :shock:

Post Posted: November 17th, 2003, 6:46 pm

Yes, this topic section should provide you with enough information (or the Google topic that's right next to it). Bear in mind that search engines nowadays don't really weight the meta tags very much because they've been misused so often already, so make sure you don't overdo it on things like the k...

Post Posted: November 17th, 2003, 3:59 pm

Hmmm. That's funny...I'm not noticing any dramatic changes for my German sites, but maybe that's about to come?

Post Posted: November 15th, 2003, 5:24 pm

This was mentioned in a previous post somewhere, i think in this topic section, but the general assumption we came too, was that a way to crack the crc for the google toolbar is not a good idea. If you could, then there would be plenty of spiders out there to crawl websites and then send spammy emai...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2003, 4:39 pm

So will searching in the deskbar actually pop up a new browser window (that would then have the google toolbar in it?).

I don't know...maybe its helpful for those people who don't want the google toolbar removing screen estate, but otherwise its probably just a marketing strategy...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2003, 4:36 pm

That's probably right. At least, I hope. I'm currently sitting in Canada and my German site is having a little difficultly displaying ads when I log into it from here. I actually emailed Google about the problem, though, and they responded that they've now fixed it. I've observed no change from here...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2003, 4:33 pm

I wish they would let you look at the advertisers etc. without having to really blocks the interest...

Post Posted: November 13th, 2003, 4:29 pm

Blimey! What a list! I don't know where to look first...! :shock:

Post Posted: November 12th, 2003, 11:09 pm

Well, obviously it depends on how much traffic you get. So maybe you really really mean "How much are ppc search engines paying you per click (on average)". :wink: Conversion rate is also interesting to look at.

Post Posted: November 12th, 2003, 11:02 pm

Making money online is possible, but the problem you're probably facing is that you are competing against many other websites and the internet is pretty unforgiving if you're not in, say, the top 50 websites of your category. The top 5 will rake in thousands, but down at no. 50 you might still be st...

Post Posted: November 12th, 2003, 10:56 pm

Try entering:

600 square feet in square metres

into Google. Some of you might know what happens already, but I kicked myself when I found out how simple it is...previously it took me more than 20 minutes to find the right page that showed the right conversion tables ...

Yay for Google!

Post Posted: November 12th, 2003, 7:32 pm

Thanks iBold, that's a great starter list. I suggest that any new posts that add to the list be edited into the above so that it may become a reference point :D

Post Posted: November 9th, 2003, 1:05 pm

I don't personally have a Mac, but I agree! I've never really had the chance to use a mac extensively, so the mac section would at least give me the chance to see what kinds of problems Mac users encounter...;)

Post Posted: November 8th, 2003, 3:59 pm

Hi! Does anyone know how Google Adsense determines which country-specific ads should be shown on a site? My guess is, google may look at the meta tag for:
Code: [ Select ]
<meta name="content-language" content="de">
Are there any other tags that might suggest which country / la...

Post Posted: November 8th, 2003, 3:54 pm

Dmoz is really tough to get it, and the quality of websites in it vary so that suggests its also a game of luck. However, to make things easier make sure that a category already has an editor which is likely to speed things up a little. If it has no editor, then consider applying to be one, but come...

Post Posted: November 8th, 2003, 12:56 am

OK - thanks guys for all your comments!

I think basically, it means I need to have some free time for an extended period of time if I really want to produce something with it rather than hiring someone else to do it. Good to know ;)

Post Posted: November 8th, 2003, 12:52 am

Thanks for posting the pictures...I thought they were really good, so congrats on getting the experiments to produce something as cool as that!

Post Posted: November 7th, 2003, 11:59 pm

Wow, some of those are pretty damn funny! I tried with a few, but didn't get anything too exciting :(

Post Posted: November 7th, 2003, 11:58 pm

Google are also constantly in case anyone is realy interested check out

Post Posted: November 7th, 2003, 11:57 pm

If you want to do more than 1 keyword at a time, try searching in Google for "1-click rankings" or go to and there's a tool you can install that will check your keywords in almost every search engine out there (including Google australia, uk, us, france, etc.). Be warned though -...

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Post Posted: November 6th, 2003, 7:58 pm

Happy birthday! 17?

Post Posted: November 5th, 2003, 3:52 pm

I hate artificial limitations on certain offers the most --- bandwidth I can understand, but why restrict the number of email accounts you can setup, or the number of subdomains? Those are already limited by the amount of server space you decide on, so that annoys me...

Post Posted: November 5th, 2003, 3:47 pm

No doubt the case will be something like that, unless Google does decide to auction shares eBay style. There's a dilemma --- buy shares when it opens, regardless of price and get out after the initial surge, but take the risk you're buying too much. Or...wait until it steadies at a reasonable price,...

Post Posted: November 5th, 2003, 3:42 pm

Hmmm. T-shirt violence happens all the time, I remember a friend (of a friend) that got severly beat up by another gang because, well, because the t-shirt was asking for it. So...language barriers are kinda asking for it too. Suprised the turkish guy never heard of Eminem before, but I guess he's ju...

Post Posted: November 4th, 2003, 8:42 pm

Hmm. Musik, your site keeps the .tk domain name in my address bar wherever I go. You could say, I take the musik with me wherever I go...

Post Posted: November 4th, 2003, 8:39 pm

Hi, I was just wondering what some of your experiences were in learning flash. Did it take an extensive amount of effort and was it worth it in the end? Easy to learn? Frustrating? I'm considering getting keyed up on the basics, but was a little hesitant if the basics aren't really going to do much ...

Post Posted: November 4th, 2003, 8:34 pm

So I'm looking to buy a few domains, but how do I make sure that the registrar (or whoever) buys the domains in my name (i.e., making me the owner of it). Do all the websites 'selling' domain names actually do that? How come some can sell domain names at cheaper prices than others? Is it possible th...

Post Posted: November 4th, 2003, 8:27 pm

Hey...have any of you noticed, that once you go to the domain with the .tk extension, every subsequent page is given that domain name??? Urgh! I don't like that! At all!

Post Posted: November 4th, 2003, 8:24 pm

Not too much, I optimize a lot of my sites by size, so I aim to keep each page under 30k to keep even the modem users happy ;)

Basically I have a 3 GB limit on a cheap server, which gives me plenty 100000's of page impressions a month!

Post Posted: November 4th, 2003, 4:25 pm

I don't mind star trek, just not a fan. It just has kind of a creepy feel to it sometimes, though maybe I'm alone in this...

Post Posted: November 3rd, 2003, 5:49 pm

Water and electronics are a funny mix. Although not a laptop, my mobile phone stopped working for a while after it completely immersed itself in water. I waited the 24hours or so before turning it on, but it wouldn't work properly. But...then a week or so later I tried again and everything was fine....

Post Posted: November 3rd, 2003, 5:45 pm

I have to say I'm going to wait on Matrix 3, though undoubtedly I will see it. Matrix 2 was disappointing, I thought there were just too many 2-dimensional characters in it, and at times was left wondering whether watching virtual characters fight is really all that much fun. But still, Matrix 3 may...

Post Posted: November 2nd, 2003, 11:32 pm

One suggestion is to write a really useful article that people will enjoy reading, and offer other websites to display it on theirs with all the links intact.

Post Posted: November 2nd, 2003, 11:25 pm

That's a good point --- so even if people did start cracking Google's way of sending and receiving PR, Google would probably adapt and change their encryption, or send angry emails to the offenders. So unless Google is going to the programming, I wouldn't count on anyone else doing it.

Post Posted: November 2nd, 2003, 11:19 pm

The problem isn't the web design --- it's in actually getting the user to click on the google ads. Did you check how many times people search for the words you are advertising for? *edit* OK, wow, I've just looked at the link - 0.7% click-through rate!? That's really low, but why? It could be that G...

Post Posted: October 30th, 2003, 1:39 pm

Thanks for that JohnScott, very interesting. I was wondering, what population size did you test on and to what degree were the results statistically significant? Also, did you focus on any particular age groups?

Post Posted: October 30th, 2003, 1:32 pm


I think the Members section doesn't sort the items properly (e.g., try top 10 posters). Also, participation points don't show up anymore, which I thought was nice to have.

Post Posted: October 29th, 2003, 5:37 pm

I think the new design is fine, though I didn't get too excited by it. I prefer the extra splash of color from the old one...

Post Posted: October 27th, 2003, 6:07 pm

Nice! Ah...the internet is so great when it comes to some things!

Post Posted: October 27th, 2003, 12:58 pm

Hey that's cool Google has finally done an update!

I noticed the last time it took a couple of days for search results to reflect the new this normally the case? My websites have increased (a teeny bit) in PR, so hopefully in a day or two I'll see a jump in search results placement.

Post Posted: October 27th, 2003, 12:51 pm

OK - I'm ready to post now! Here goes: Q1: Choosing the path is a reflection of how quickly you fall in love...if you take the short route, you tend to fall in love quickly, whereas taking the longer route, you tend to take time in building the relationship and take longer to fall in love. Q2: The c...

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 4:28 pm

Great! Don't know how much it will help, but its a start. I think the real answer to spam though, would be to impose a 0.001 cent fee on each email sent.

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 4:24 pm

Oh wow, that sounds pretty serious. Are you in school AND working at a job? No wonder you're not finding the time to relax...I say let it all out and slug that baseball. Also, jogging or some other cardiovascular activity should help relieve stress too if you have any.

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 4:17 pm

Reminds me of another good shortcut:

ALT + Print Screen

Copies the selected window into the clipboard (as opposed to the entire desktop when not holding ALT).

I use that one at least once a week...

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 4:10 pm

email notification hasn't worked for me for about a I think I still have "notify me when a reply is posted" enabled for each post, but I'm not getting any notifications so I've started to ignore that field. If you get it back working, though, I can imagine I'll be flooded with ozzu emails...

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 4:07 pm

How do the results differ from an actual whois search? I'm getting more info, but not necessarily getting the owner of the website/domain that is returned by a whois search.

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 4:00 pm

OK, it seems like no-one else is posting here, so shall I release the "answers" now!?

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 3:58 pm


Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 3:56 pm

Well, what she says, and what really is, might be two totally different things. The problem with showbiz is you never really know what you're led to believe, but a disease like that is always sad to hear about. But I'd also say she's led a pretty full life, so I doubt she's going to regret anything ...

Post Posted: October 25th, 2003, 3:51 pm

Weeeeee! Haahahaaha!

Post Posted: October 23rd, 2003, 9:08 pm

OK, OK, so its not ebay per se! But it will be something like ebay at least, check out the following article: The idea is not to go the traditional way of buying sto...

Post Posted: October 23rd, 2003, 8:39 pm

Yeah, automated stuff does have potential, but consider that you are sacrificing quality with quantity --- what would happen if you'd actually got your bot to send Google an email requesting a link exchange??? Or an anti-spam site? etc... Also, do you really want people contacting you accepting your...

Post Posted: October 23rd, 2003, 8:22 pm


Post Posted: October 21st, 2003, 5:14 pm

the image thing sounds good but then I would have to have the email in the Source code I don't quite understand what you mean -- I was refering to simply doing an <img src="emailpic.png">. Rather than reading a file containing a list of email addresses as text to display, you could read a lis...

Post Posted: October 21st, 2003, 4:58 pm

Oooh...tried again on Strategic Alliances:
Gross Speed: 103 WPM
Errors: 9 Words
Net Speed: 94 WPM
Accuracy: 91%

OK, better stop before it becomes a redundant activity!

Post Posted: October 21st, 2003, 4:55 pm

On a try late one night listening to some ambient music:
Test name: Huckleberry Finn
Gross Speed: 87 WPM
Errors: 8 Words
Net Speed: 79 WPM
Accuracy: 90%

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 2:36 pm

Pretty much. I also sometimes adapt descriptions/text based on the most popular search keywords (i.e. use a thesaurus), and this makes a big difference sometimes based on whether you want to market to an audience in the UK, states, or Australia...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 2:30 pm

I'm assuming you're probably not going to want to do this, but you could have a contact page that is only accessible by registered members using passwords. I'm also thinking, you could make life difficult for spiders/bots by using unconventional code (like using contact info inside iframes), but I'm...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 2:21 pm

Wait a minute...are you actually asking for the title of the page for the url? i.e., given the url, you access the webpage, and then return the title of that webpage?

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 2:18 pm

[code] void first6(unsigned char *six, unsigned char *url) { int i; int offset; /* with your offset, you can determine as of when you should copy 6 characters */ offset = 0; // if you know your url starts with "http://", you could set this value to 7 for (i = 0; i <...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 2:10 pm

If you're concerned about the array taking up heaps of memory, I'm assuming you're looking at huge array sizes??? If you're managing lists that are, say, less than 1000 items long, then I think coding it into PHP wouldn't be such a problem if you're so inclined. But, if you're looking at more than t...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 2:00 pm

I think you might also just want to start learning some basic tutorials on PHP and mySQL. Using Google to look for this is a good start, or you could try a site like Also, be sure to check out osCommerce, its an open-source for shopping cart services that looks pretty solid, and you sho...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 1:51 pm

But just imagine what ELSE he could have done with all that willpower...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 9:58 am

Yeah, I think most people have stopped caring about the browser wars and find it simpler to just go with IE that comes with their machine. Personally, I'm also quite happy with IE, but when it comes down to it, I can't say I've tried much of anything else.

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 9:49 am

This time, a story about the story is told, you have certain choices to make. Make the choices, post them, and when we hit the second page again, I'll tell what it means :) Q1: It is a nice summer day and you decide to go and see your lover. To get there, there are two paths, one long and ...

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 9:34 am

Well, I'm glad to see some of you have enjoyed it! I'll post one last one (this time, to do with love...ah love), and then that will be it for a while!

Post Posted: October 20th, 2003, 9:30 am

It's great! I think you captured a lot of the expressions very well, great job! Definately a very involving story with lots of emotional content and superb narration. The concept of true stories carried across with animation is a good one too, so I hope you get lots more viewers!

Post Posted: October 19th, 2003, 7:24 am

Pretty damn close! I was never a fan of Britney anyway...I just wonder how he gets away with such a short mini-skirt! Surely he doesn't tuck it away in...there...does he?

Post Posted: October 19th, 2003, 6:59 am

It took a few goes, but I beat it too. I really don't understand why the creator didn't just map out the game possibilities and use simple if-then statements if he really wanted to make it unbeatable. But I guess its a nice exercise to try to get the computer to 'think'. I don't know though, with so...

Post Posted: October 19th, 2003, 6:54 am

Cuerock wrote:
I shoulda read dr. nicks post before I answered.

Why so!? Did it turn out the opposite of what you'd think you'd really do!!??

Or, let me guess, worst case scenario: you're married but have an affair with someone who has children!? :shock:

Please don't feel obliged to answer that!

Post Posted: October 19th, 2003, 6:48 am

I also like a whole range of stuff, from classical to...well, what is the opposite of classical? Hard-techno? Heavy-metal (not if you consider Apocalyptica)?

Most recently, I like melancholy: Dido. Also, anyone heard Jeff Buckley?

Post Posted: October 19th, 2003, 6:44 am

Hi solaris,

Welcome to OZZU! You might find that once you get started in here you'll be spending more and more time with it :) Personally, it's become my check-out point before I nip off to bed, g'night!

Post Posted: October 18th, 2003, 1:19 pm

They are probably looking to go public. My guess is that Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin (Google founders) are going to look to sell their stock options quick after the initial boom :twisted: But seriously, I'd still consider buying some stock, but then again, Yahoo is coming out with record earnings ...

Post Posted: October 18th, 2003, 1:13 pm

I'm pretty sure its not in the log file itself (i.e., there isn't a special code for when someone does an "add to your favorites" command). You can see what I mean with the bookmark reporting: scroll to the end of this stats page for the program that I use:

Post Posted: October 18th, 2003, 1:07 pm

Yeah - very interesting! I'll check it out the next time I really want to find something, and compare that with just using google. I think google is easier when you look for specific phrases, but in terms of general keywords for products/shops kartoo might have the edge.

Post Posted: October 18th, 2003, 12:55 pm

Google Adwords also has a search term suggestion tool:

That should help you out some :)

Post Posted: October 18th, 2003, 12:47 pm

Deary me...I bet politicians have never had such fun...

Post Posted: October 18th, 2003, 12:37 pm

Is this why they call you dr. ?? :) No, not really for that reason, but I enjoy those types of questions (and I just posted another, though simpler). I'll leave the origin for the nick-name a secret a little while longer, if you you all don't mind (at least part of it should be easy to guess) :wink:

Post Posted: October 18th, 2003, 12:27 pm

OK - I'm back from a short trip for a few days, so this is basically what the question is all about: each animal is a symbol, and the order in which you decide to give up your animal (is supposed to) reflect the order in which you'd give up (or prioritize) relationships in your life. Monkey: yo...

Post Posted: October 15th, 2003, 3:12 am

Imagine you're in a desert and you have with you 5 animals: a lion, a horse, a sheep, a monkey, and a camel. You will have to travel through the desert, but after each day, you have no choice but to give up one of your animals and leave it behind, never to see it again. List the order in which you w...

Post Posted: October 14th, 2003, 2:18 pm

How does your search engine actually work? Does it just search through the submitted URL's and pick from that list? Have you considered spidering people's websites to assimilate the data?

Post Posted: October 14th, 2003, 2:14 pm

When you first submit a site Google gives it a temporary 'boost' in the search rankings until it updates its backlinks. At the end of September, around the 23rd, Google did an update and its possible that after this update, since your site didn't get any backlinks, that your search results rankings ...

Post Posted: October 14th, 2003, 4:39 am

Just wanted to know how long you all think Google will last and maybe also discuss the problems with Google and if it will ever overcome them. For instance, are the open-source descriptions of its algorithms (e.g., Stanford paper) a good thing? Or does this just make it easier for 'spammers' and sea...

Post Posted: October 14th, 2003, 4:19 am

I'm with ModernDestroyer. He threw the hairdryer away and played basketball to pass the time so that he could periodically go back to the tube and 'pee' the ping-pong ball out...

Post Posted: October 14th, 2003, 4:15 am

Yeah, that's really cute! I saw the same kind of thing happen to a duck once whilst strolling by a frozen lake (but without the animated slap up the back of the head), it was absolutely hilarious!

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 2:24 pm

Hmm. OK. Does he need to use air in any way to get the ping-pong ball out?

(if the answer to this is nah, could you drop an extra small hint!!??)

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 12:55 pm

Does he need to deflate the basketball in any way?

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 12:48 pm

Can he actually plug in the hairdryer to use it?

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 12:45 pm

Maybe porn is a little bit like the whorehouses in the wild west...they help keep perverts off the streets :shock:

But this is all open to huge debate -- whether or not porn actually feeds perversion or guns actually feed violence is, well, anybodies guess.

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 12:40 pm

I use AWSTATS which reports a %, and also I know that reports whether or not people used bookmarks to visit your site. So either they are both guessing on the use of bookmarks by looking at whether or not people typed in a direct url to get to your page, or there is a sp...

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 9:54 am

Hmmm. So how does the stats program I use report the % of people who bookmark? All I feed it is my weblog.

Maybe it just "guesses" depending on the number of direct hits to a webpage?

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 9:48 am

The assessments really are quite harsh most of the time, and like I mentioned before, it would be too easy to be able to analyze someone's character accurately based on a 'test' like this.'re right, the negative assessments will have a greater chance of challenging your own perception of w...

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 9:44 am

Do you mean a spherical room (i.e, he's sitting inside a sphere)?

Well...did he have to kill himself somehow to "get out"?

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 4:34 am

ROBIN, MARION, SHERIFF, LITTLE JOHN: You find it hard to accept the permissive attitudes of others, or to convince them of the validity of your own standards. You are not disposed to trust people and do not have a very happy life. (Men) To you "love" involves sex and duty, rather than charity and fo...

Post Posted: October 13th, 2003, 4:32 am

OK - here they are. First of all though, bear in mind that no-one is a stereotype, so don't take these too seriously! Not all the assessments are very complementary :oops:

Anyone who wants to have a go, should stop reading now and think about their own order before reading the next post!!!

Post Posted: October 12th, 2003, 4:38 pm

Hi! Not sure if this is the right place to put this topic, but I was wondering if I could find out how many people bookmark my sites? I know that a webstats program which reads from the server log file reports how many people bookmarked, but I don't know how it does this, and whether I could do the ...

Post Posted: October 12th, 2003, 2:27 pm

OK, wow, lots of good answers so far! I'm going to wait a little longer until I can post the "assessments" on a second page...are any of you suprised so far about the choices made by others!? Each character has already been voted both best and worst...

Post Posted: October 12th, 2003, 8:59 am

Hey musik,

If you want some advice on getting started, I'd be happy to help you get setup. Some of the forum topics here might answer specific questions, but are perhaps lacking in terms of the global picture.

Post Posted: October 12th, 2003, 5:29 am

Very cute! I always try to put the carrot just out if the bunnies reach...but it always grabs it too quickly! :shock:

Post Posted: October 12th, 2003, 5:25 am

Yeah, so it seems, we're all pretty good typers. Did anybody notice that the world-record is around 220 WPM!? And that 'best-typist-in-the-world' can sustain 150WPM for 50 minutes!

Phew! Those keys must be SMOKIN'!

Post Posted: October 11th, 2003, 3:29 pm

Was the person who died a relative? Say, her father?

Did she kill her sister out of jealousy?

(I'll leave it at 2.5 questions for now ;))

Post Posted: October 11th, 2003, 3:24 pm

I absolutely love this test, I learnt about it over 5 years ago and its still great to bring up with a bunch of friends over a beer or a dinner... What you have to do, is give your honest opinion about morals and honesty of the four characters in the following story of Sherwood Forest . Forget any p...

Post Posted: October 11th, 2003, 2:59 pm

Yeah...I love this one...but I won't tell!

Post Posted: October 10th, 2003, 3:57 pm

Yeah, I'm usually clean with viruses too, and I don't even use a firewall. The biggest source for viruses is either from email, or any executable where you don't know for sure 'where its been'. Since I usually connect to email remotely over a terminal (I use pine), the only one possibly getting infe...

Post Posted: October 10th, 2003, 3:40 pm


I was just wondering how many of you actually know how to 10-finger touch-type. Was also curious if there's a difference here between the young 'uns and the oldies :wink:

Post Posted: October 10th, 2003, 1:46 pm

I don't know, I think the reading on the first page gets you in the mood. The questions are easily readable on the first page at least, so if the question is of interest, then I don't mind reading a little bit into it, which I think will arouse further interest and get readers to head over to the fo...

Post Posted: October 10th, 2003, 1:39 pm

I also had the problem of actually finding what you are offering --- are you planning on listing currently available websites up for auction? If so, a link to that kind of page should be easily visible on the first page.

Post Posted: October 10th, 2003, 1:32 pm

This is achievable using CSS code, put the following into a .css file:

A:hover {
COLOR: #0066ff; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ecf6ff; TEXT-DECORATION: underline overline

And that should put both an overline and underline when your mouse moves over a link.

Post Posted: October 10th, 2003, 8:38 am

Actually, I really appreciate the free updates that come with XP. More often than not, they are critical security updates (usualling involving windows media player or outlook), so chances are you get protected against malicious software pretty quick after Microsoft finds holes in theirs (which happe...

Post Posted: October 9th, 2003, 3:16 pm

What if I want to allow porn, but no guns, or vice-versa? (god, that sounds terrible!)

i.e., whatever you input into the poll know will contradict Googles current policies!

Post Posted: October 9th, 2003, 3:14 pm

I think that belongs in a different post...but I'd also be interested in knowing the answer :o

Post Posted: October 9th, 2003, 3:13 pm

Although their results aren't exactly the same...Yahoo uses the google engine, but how they weight pages based on content can differ from time to time.

Post Posted: October 9th, 2003, 3:10 pm

I use windows running an apache server on my local machine (b_heyer, you should be able to do the same thing without the need to switch to linux), but when it comes to SQL, I test that directly on the web. So I picked mix.

Post Posted: October 9th, 2003, 3:05 pm

I'll give it a shot, basically you need to keep a track of the total whilst you're doing the factorial. [code] double exp (double x, int iterations) { int nfac; double total = 1.0; double numerator = x; for ( nfac = 1; n < iterations; n++) { numerator *= x; nfac *= n...

Post Posted: October 9th, 2003, 2:42 pm

I don't really understand what the requirements are for links. For instance, a lot of the links you could quite easily fill in yourself to get it started, like adding Google to the search engine directory. I think if you set it up with some of the most popular links, then it will be more enticing to...

Post Posted: October 9th, 2003, 2:31 pm

Yeah, that's cool! My english teacher used to tell use to spellcheck our writing by reading our stuff from end to beginning...

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:50 pm

Interesting. How about putting an opinion poll up, supporting Google's decision or not?

Personally, I'm in favor of Google's decision, but its definately a gray area.

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:42 pm

Yep. General consensus all round. And they have a great team constantly working on it.

But they're young. And so is search engine technology. long do you think they will stay on top? Funny how everything seems like its going to last forever...

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:37 pm

I hope this is not too far off this thread, but this was so interesting to me that I'd thought I'd share it. Namely, that an ex-girlfriend of mine CANNOT understand comics. And by CANNOT, I mean she can't understand the pictures. I tried showing her some Calvin and Hobbes, and it took me ages to fig...

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:29 pm

Haha! I didn't mean to shoot the topic discussion off on a tangent!

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:23 pm

I still giggle periodically whenever I think of his new nickname. I can just picture him saying "I am the GOVERNATOR."

Go get 'em Arnie!

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:20 pm

Well. Politics can be a touchy issue. So I'll just translate something I saw on a billboard:

Bombing for peace is like f**king for virginity

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:46 am

The 30 hits/second is the collective/cumulative stats for all sites -- but still, their servers have to process those hits each time...!

Post Posted: October 8th, 2003, 5:37 am

No problemo! This thing was bugging me all the time I was doing website reviews, because 90% of them the font sizes were all off.

Is it possible to change the thread title? Something like:

"Use pixel font sizes rather than point sized fonts in your webdesigns!"

might be more obvious.

Post Posted: October 7th, 2003, 2:53 pm

OK, I've had a closer look into this and the solution is really simple. First, here's the problem. First, the code: [code] <head> <style type="text/css"> <!-- .pixelheight { font-family: "Times New Roman", Times, serif; font-size: 16px; } ....

Post Posted: October 7th, 2003, 1:59 pm

Are you submitting only the site itself, or have you also managed to link to the site from somewhere else as well? I think, if a search engine finds you through a link, then you should get indexed pretty quickly depending on the importance of the page that links to you. Also note, that even if your ...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2003, 5:51 pm

Hey! You're so quick to reply! Next time...I'd be sure not to edit my posts when I realize something...!

Post Posted: October 6th, 2003, 5:45 pm

Yeah...I remember having read the rules somewhere before, but just had trouble finding them again. Look at the website reviews > third watch online post (how do I do it so it links directly to the post?) musik replies: Did you read the rules? Obviously not. You broke the first rule: I don't think...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2003, 5:36 pm

I'm more like lostinbeta, I work with Dreamweaver if only for the sake of the file management and upload facilities (which really does help timewise), and css. Occasionally I might also set up a table using Dreamweaver, but 95% of the time I delete it and format the table by code. Then I use Dreamwe...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2003, 5:31 pm

Hi flashmani, I'm assuming your face recognition site is a research page? Or is it a product page? I would say, first identify what your target audience is, and let us know what you are offering and want to achieve with the site. For instance, I don't know what you mean by 'look very live'. If you g...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2003, 5:25 pm

Hi, I usually give out a review or two when I have time in the website reviews topic, and occasionally somebody asks for a review but haven't themselves given any, after which someone usually points out that you need to post 3 decent reviews before requesting one of your own. Erm. Am I stupid and ju...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2003, 4:03 pm

Are you looking for a long answer, or a short one!? The upload is done via server-side scripting (i.e., you code the html page that allows files to be uploaded to the server), which means that you won't be able to do it with Javascript (which is client-side, i.e., your browser interprets the code). ...

Post Posted: October 6th, 2003, 3:51 pm

CTRL+ALT+DEL...probably the most often used trick... :?

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 7:09 pm

I kind of agree with an earlier post saying that Kazaa is meant for the 'poorer' people. Downloading files is usually a question of time, and the quality of mp3's is also somewhat comprised (can anyone else tell the difference between CD quality and mp3 128bit quality?). I also find myself looking l...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 6:57 pm

Yeah, I agree with BWM there, so there's no need for your friend to be made to feel like he did the wrong thing. Personally, I'd find a reply like that incredibly offensive, and a good indication that thats not the kind of service I'd be looking for...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 6:53 pm

So wrong...but so funny!

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 6:45 pm

Have to admit, its been a while since I've had the time to play games (so what am I doing browsing this part of Ozzu!?), but I have to say the games I REMEMBER the most with a tear of nostalgia are: 1. The Secret of Monkey Island I and II 2. Ultima VII And the game that's impressed me the most in re...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 6:42 pm

Yeah, that was a fun video!

I don't know about the take-home message (was there one?), but I think, if you're going to use a mac, then use it for video editing...that _is_ a lot easier than using video editing stuff on a PC...

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 6:34 pm

Not a bumper sticker per se, but motorbikes (well, motorbikers) usually advertise with their t-shirts. Somewhere I remember seeing a picture of a hard-ass biker on a harley, and on the back of his t-shirt it says:

"If you can read this, the bitch fell off"

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 4:54 am


That pagerank technique sounds totally interesting (not to mention useful!). I was wondering, how effective its worked out for you!? Needless to say, I'd also be interested at looking into it.

Post Posted: October 5th, 2003, 4:49 am

Yes, I'm talking solely about how the title looks. I know that some special characters do attract attention (they attract mine), so I was wondering if there are any negative side-effects (i.e., it attracts attention, but doesn't make the user want to click it for some other reason). I'm trying out s...

Post Posted: October 4th, 2003, 5:15 pm

I noticed the lottery always starts with 100, let's say someone buys one ticket, pushes it up to a 110 and nobody else buys a ticket. Will that one person have a 100% chance of winning all 110 points? Or slightly less than a 10% chance??? If its the latter case, who do the points go to i...

Post Posted: October 4th, 2003, 4:48 pm

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but I think all you have to do is add an align="center" tag to your table that starts to list your pics.


Code: [ Select ]
<table align="center" ...(your other options)... >

Post Posted: October 4th, 2003, 4:43 pm

Hi everyone! Does anyone have any references to market research, pyschology, or personal experience, comments, anything, in terms of what types of title tags attract the most clicks when you come up on the search results? For instance, on some search results I see lots of fancy characters --- someti...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 2:11 pm

Hi, I mentioned this in another post, I thought a new thread might be interesting, namely: What kind of ratio do you observe between search results rankings in generating traffic? For instance, I usually find that placed no. 10 gets more clicks than 5-9 probably because its closer to the next page b...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 2:03 pm

Just as an added question, what kind of difference do you observe in traffic between a number 1 spot in google compared to no. 2, no. 3, etc. For instance, I find that pages coming in at no. 10 get better traffic than those in the middle zone on the page (say 4-9), probably because if people decide ...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 1:59 pm

Hmm. I see what you're saying. The only difference I see, is that your site_map page has a lot of links, and also, if you check the pages it links to, they also don't report the site_map page in their list of backlinks. This either means, that Google also takes the weight of each link into account (...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 1:52 pm

Currently, I don't have any reported backlinks to my subdomains (the site is only a month or so old) and I only started linking to those recently. Hmm. On that note, my sites could be ranking well because of the subdomain. So. I would say, if you can use subdomains, why not? Currently, they are one ...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 7:42 am

The interesting thing, is that they invest a lot of money in training the pigeons to make them more productive. Basically, they setup a lot of response-stimuli experiments as a performance measure. Rumor is, they are now breeding their best pigeons for 'natural selection', and have actually found ce...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 7:36 am

I would also refrain from buying supposed 'high traffic' websites on eBay as well. What they really are, are 'mock-up' sites that require you to pay before you can see what stuff they offer, so what you're most likely to get for you money is a three page template and nothing in the 'member' section....

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 7:32 am

I'm not sure about the necessity for folders in getting google to report backlinks. From my understanding, Google will report a backlink for every page with a PR of 4 or higher, even if its an extra file in the same directory. This can be seen on a bunch of websites too.

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 7:19 am

I'm not sure why you want to resubmit really shouldn't be necessary as long as there is at least one person who links to you and that that link is crawled by Google at least once in a 3 month period (which is long enough for even low-ranked pages to get crawled). Personally, I don't even...

Post Posted: October 1st, 2003, 7:17 am

Back to the original topic of this thread, I also see a lot of subdomains coming up on top, but I think this is also due to people using the same keywords to link to pages as their subdomain keyword. For instance, my pages perform quite well with subdomains, but those are also key pages for which I ...

Post Posted: September 30th, 2003, 3:17 pm

Nah. Just noticed you have the same problem with words that are too long - the table stretches, but I think at this point we've all realized that you don't really have a problem anyway...

Post Posted: September 30th, 2003, 3:06 pm

How about if you just put the text that is supposed to go in the iframe into a fixed width table?

Post Posted: September 27th, 2003, 5:13 pm

You're still not making it clear what you want - do you want something to be output on the screen, or replace a value in an array? Or the user to input something? It's all open, so I'm afraid we can't help you unless you make your specifications clear, otherwise we're just guessing.

Post Posted: September 27th, 2003, 5:07 pm

Thanks Unflux, I've checked out the script---it definately has some nice tricks like the real-time traffic anaylzer. It's a shame that it tracks webstats based on 'hits' rather than 'unique' human visitors, which is more what I'm after (when I tried it, every page access I did converted to 4 hits). ...

Post Posted: September 26th, 2003, 5:52 pm

Hi, I'm sure I've seen this explained in here somewhere before, but I just can't find it. I'm looking to set different styles for the links at different parts of the page using css. How do I do that? Also...I want images that are links not to have any kind of "link highlighted" border. How do I chan...

Post Posted: September 26th, 2003, 3:13 pm

whats an adword doc? Google 'adwords' are the little advertising boxes that appear on the right hand side of the search results, and are essentially 'pay-per-click' links. So whenever you click on 'em, Google gets at least 5 cents, at most...well, up to 17 dollars depending on the term and the adve...

Post Posted: September 26th, 2003, 3:06 pm

Hi, I'm interested in programming some decent visitor tracking code into a site (weblogs and webstat analysers always differ in output and are IMHO not too reliable). The main things I'm interested in are unique (human) visitors, where they came from (SE, referring url), and which links they clicked...

Post Posted: September 26th, 2003, 2:55 pm

I also like, though the advertising is a little irritating, a good tip is to read the tutorials in the 'print view' 8)

Post Posted: September 26th, 2003, 2:50 pm

Wow, you've got a great site, and you've obviously got so many good comments. I'm fighting myself to find something that you can how about this? For the navigation, how about not reloading when the user clicks on the link that's actually the page he/she is at? For instance, if the user ...

Post Posted: September 25th, 2003, 2:27 pm

This may be a late reply, but I thought it would have been nice to add another opinion option in the poll, like: "No, I have never paid to get listed by a search engine, and I don't ever intend to" It seems like a few people strongly object to the idea. I think the point is, if you want to buy time,...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2003, 2:13 pm

I originally saw the sliding zoom screen in a large installation at the ZKM Media Museum (center for art and media-technology) in Karlsruhe, Germany, back in...oooh...October 1999? There as a long metal rail (about 10m/30feet) that had a large flat panel monitor attached. On the ba...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2003, 2:00 pm

ok, I'm going to give this a shot, so I hope some constructive criticism comes out of it. I spent a while looking at the page, and its true, its hard to find something to say about it. I think the problem is, there's nothing wrong with the site, but at the same time, there's nothing that distinct ab...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2003, 9:10 am

Diddo for Germany, the backlinks (at least some of them) are showing up now. I have a new site that's showing backlinks for the first time --- does it mean that until the next update, I'll only have those backlinks showing, or is Google progressively updating backlinks (and thus, I can expect my PR ...

Post Posted: September 24th, 2003, 9:03 am

Have you checked whether the sites you want refreshed are actually in your cache? If they are, then try deleting them manually and see what happens. If it still downloads the 'old' webpage, then something really is weird. But, if it then downloads correctly, then at least you know its got SOMETHING ...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2003, 6:43 am

Hey, nice!

I've seen the "scrolling zoom window" for your bottom links somewhere before --- I think it was at a technology/art exhibition. Was it inspired, or invented? Either way, its a good site.

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2003, 6:35 am

The music playback works great -- I have DSL and am connecting from Germany, no problems at all. The site works really well too, well done! If you really want to twist my arm for some constructive criticism, the only thing I would possibly mention is that the white text on the journal doesn't have h...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2003, 6:15 am

It would make more sense if you first browse the web and find websites that could really benefit from an overhaul. Then, you could design two or three pages to demonstrate what you would do to that site, and then simply send them an email with a link to your proposal and ask if they would like to ha...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2003, 5:20 am

I'm proficient in C/C++, currently learning PHP and mySQL. A few years ago I could still do Assembler, but not so sure about today...

Post Posted: September 23rd, 2003, 5:12 am

Hi, And many of you will note the PR increase as well A quick question in reference to PR: will getting a website into your directory actually transfer PR to the added website? One of my sites is in your directory (and only in your directory), and Google hasn't crawled by yet (its been a while). If ...

Post Posted: September 17th, 2003, 9:43 am

Great info BWM, thanks for taking the time to do it.

I was wondering if Google is now updating its information on a day-to-day basis rather than once a month. Does anyone know if this is true?

Post Posted: September 17th, 2003, 9:13 am

Hi, I think its very good --- professional look, you have all the necessary shortcuts there, and it certainly inspires trust. I don't know if anyone else has this problem, or if I'm justing accessing at a wrong time (too many visitors!?), but I was losing patience for a few links. e.g., Smart Buys t...

Post Posted: September 13th, 2003, 6:52 am

OK, I started something in Webmaster Forum >> Website Design Discussion >> Normalizing font sizes on systems with scaled fonts. We'll see if anything comes of it.

Post Posted: September 13th, 2003, 6:50 am

Hi, Has anyone got any ideas or experience getting the font-size to remain a constant pixel size across different systems? I use a laptop with 1600x1200 resolution, so I actually change the DPI setting to 125% normal size (120 dpi). (You can configure this parameter in Windows by right-clicking the ...

Post Posted: September 13th, 2003, 6:42 am

In terms of CSS, I'm not sure how much it will help you resize the fonts so that it looks ok on systems that scale their fonts. Normally, even with people with laptops, the results will be fine. The only reason I had to scale my fonts is that I have a 15" display with a resolution of 1600x1200, so t...

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 5:14 pm

Overall: great site, the colors are easy on the eyes and the images all look great. When I first loaded though, I thought the fonts were too big for the left column -- it felt a little cramped to read (although I liked the content). But, I thought it had more to do with my font-size settings for my ...

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 5:00 pm

I found the heading texts a little hard on the eyes (the brightest text on the page).

Other than that, the navigation was pretty easy and it felt slick.

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 4:53 pm

I think overall the design is fine. A few niggly details maybe: the graphics could be cleaner (there are some jaggies on the edges that are artifacts from scaling at other than a 1-1 pixel ratio). Also, the lightning could benefit from being more dynamic -- perhaps an extra graphic for the lighting ...

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 4:46 pm

I would also agree against the flashy animations. I don't mean to focus on the negatives, but criticism will probably help you more than praise in the long run...I didn't really like the "vote for my page" stuff that was a little in my face. If I've only just landed on your page, I want to be able t...

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 4:41 pm

It's slick and made me want to see more. Improvements? Nah. I'd say you nailed it.

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 4:37 pm

PS. Now that the site is centered, the fixed width doesn't bother me so much ;)

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 4:36 pm

Hmm. Maybe some more weight at the bottom of the page? Visually, the page ends rather abruptly. Perhaps a short strip of design like you have at the top, but something subtle.

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 4:27 pm

I'll need some more specifics? How can users check the size of the page (I am assuming it may be more then what the file is)? Also any other general things you could think of, I am game tho if you can get some specifics! Hmm. How about no images? You might have to think of clever ways to produce so...

Post Posted: September 11th, 2003, 4:40 pm

I know the whole user friendly shnag and all that stuff, but honestly, if one are a webmaster it seems obsurd that one would not be able to navigate a simple forum, no insult to you but rtfm comes to mind for people who don't know how to use forums. Well sure it doesn't take much for a generally ex...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:43 pm

Hmm. That's interesting, I didn't know that Google bought it -- do you have a reference to the original source of information? I'm surprised Google actually ventures outside of the SE'd expect they'd be more more successful hosting servers! At least that way, they could index your pages ...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:35 pm

If you're really interested in how google works, here's the beginning of their technology: That contains the original paper from Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page from Stanford, and describes the original pagerank and search database algorithm in some detail. ...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:29 pm

Be interesting to see how much money google makes a day... On the adwords alone it must be colossal: Given 200,000,000 searches a day, and, let's say 10% of users click on an adword link, then that's 20million pay-for-clicks a day. At what is a likely average of 30 cents per click...thats 6 million ...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:24 pm

You might find some interesting differences in searching in Google under:

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:21 pm

I think getting images in google images is similar to the way you get text reported in google text search... Basically, make sure that the textual descriptions surrounding images reflect the image's content, and that the image's title tags describe its content too. Google should then automatically i...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:16 pm

I'm still waiting for the day that Google Adsense comes out for languages other than english (should anyone have a better idea when google plans on doing this, please let me know!). I have a few friends who use Google Adsense and they're really getting good results from it.

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:11 pm

Hmm...looks like I've got a lot of thinking to do.

Many thanks for the info!

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 5:59 pm

Another stupid thing I recently did was post a reply to a forum (the competition suggestion page). I was reading through it and stopped on the last one on the page, so I thought I was actually going to answer to that one. After posting it I realize that I'm put on page 3 and it no longer bears a rel...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 5:56 pm

Yeah...I'm basically selecting the Jump to: [ Select a form ] and instead of selecting a category, I might want to jump to, say "General Topics". Of course, I don't do that anymore, but it does seem intuitive to be able to select a bigger general category rather than directly having to specify the s...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 5:52 pm

On a similar trend, how about a webdesign competition whereby all the pages must be smaller than, say, 5kb? i.e, any user could download the page in under a second...
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