category: development

Support Details technical support management

posted March 19th, 2010 by

supportdetails.com

When people report bugs they almost never provide the minimum, simple information that would help you investigate the problem. Support Details simplifies this by automatically identifying a machines system details for export in popular formats. more…

Lead designer leaves Google

posted March 21st, 2009 by

Douglas Bowman, Google’s Visual Design Lead has left the company, posting his reasons on his blog Stop Design. In his goodbye message he sites the over use of testing and data to justify every design decision saying: “that data eventually becomes a crutch for every decision”.

IE8 now available for download

posted March 21st, 2009 by

Internet Explorer

Version 8 of Windows Internet Explorer is ready for download. IE8 thankfully promises to be more standards compliant than predecessors and as a result features a “Compatibility View” button to account for more…

Gigya Social Widgets

posted February 19th, 2009 by

Gigya.com is a “widget sharing platform” that helps developers and publishers distribute widgets, providing an API and analytics, to help you create and publish to 70 well known social networks, blog platforms and bookmarking sites.

Are My Sites Up?

posted February 14th, 2009 by

aremysitesup.com offers a web service that notifies you when your website becomes unavailable and then comes back up. The free package will check up to 20 sites 25 times a day, sending notifications by email or SMS. more…

Improved WordPress performance, shared hosting and 500 errors

posted February 3rd, 2009 by

WordPress, shared hosting and 500 errors

I’d previously mentioned how I’d had problems with WordPress 500 errors when attempting to install plugins. I had put this down incompatibilities between WordPress MU and some plugins, but with a few simple changes to the configuration of the PHP installation on your hosting account, you can quickly improve WordPress performance. more…