Dinarius = digital interest
17 May 2008

Beginning A Tag List With TXP TextPattern.

It’s nothing new to the Internet. Tag Lists are keywords authors create to help articles appear higher in search results when potential visitors use a search engine to find something. This /commentable area of Dinarius.com is powered by Textpattern, a.k.a. TXP. We’ll provide a little walk-through to the installation of the Tag Plug-in created by Nathan Athur called tru-tags. It’s complex if you’re a new user, but the truth is, it’s not really complex…

Using tru_tags in Textpattern to tag a blog.

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12 May 2008

Fight The Third Camp? Link Love.

Dear Google, DIGG, Techmeme, NewsPond, Internernet News RSS feed and everyone else who knows more than I. Or is it ‘me?’ I and the 5 to 11 readers of this /commentable Blog on Dinarius, would like to propose a change to help weed out the creeping Third Camp problem that threatens and offends the real brains who contribute to the Internet and technology and the overall progress that we love. I propose LinkLove to be manditory among known Third Camp offenders.

High quality Business card design.

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11 May 2008

How Do I Get More Than 200 Visits A Week?

An e-mail from reader in the midwest asks this. The answer is hard work, and less of it. Judging by the statistics (newly algorithmized) at Alexa, there’s a vast majority of websites at the 200 VPW bubble. Even a good week is tempered by a week with a day where people seemed to vacation from visiting bringing the average, once again, to 200 visitors per week.

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8 May 2008

Hits Equal How Much Bandwidth?

Before that question is answered, you have to specify what is being hit… Hits are pieces of data on your website’s server that Visitors grab a copy of when they call up the webpage. So if that data is tiny, you can afford to serve up lots of it; if that data is big in size, your bandwidth will expire quickly with fewer Hits. A little history, and then a little math.

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5 May 2008

CSS Centering A Table For Firefox Flock Mozilla.

You thought that aligning the text to CENTER would actually center the table. Why? The TABLE isn’t text… It’s okay. We’ve all done it. This is the unavoidable result of IE disobeying the standards that were set in place. Mozilla-based browsers adhere strictly to these standards. We enter lessons for Cross Browser Compatibility (XBC).

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5 May 2008

When Firefox Shows CSS Borders OUTSIDE DIV Width.

Mozilla-based browsers like Firefox (and Flock – you HAVE TO try Flock – it’s incredible) show CSS correctly even and they totally disagree with Internet Explorer’s rendering. Note what a serious disaster this is. Anyone visiting will think you’re on crack. Just ONE problem is nesting a DIV in a Table where you want WIDTHS to be very specific. If your Firefox/Flock preview shows your CSS borders OUTSIDE the width you specified, you’ve done one or two things wrong already. When you get it right, Firefox, Flock and Internet Explorer and Safari (Windows) will all agree…

Firefox CSS Borders expand beyond table width.

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3 May 2008

How Much Is A Web 2.0 Site Worth?

dnScoop.com is a service that aims to answer that question for anyone. Any URL or web address can be entered to discover the number of links to the site, the rank the site has with Alexa and the Page Rank the site has with Google since all these factors, while not accurate in themselves, provide a general idea of how cohesive the site is. This results in a lovely estimate of advertising costs on the site and how much the site itself might be worth. For the sake of the hundreds of manhours I’ve personally spent on writing articles, I do hope the dnScoop is somehow screwed up.

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9 April 2008

Good MP3: LIVE Visitor Stats!

Now that visit trackers aren’t consistently tracking robot visits and they can all be used to fact-check one another, wouldn’t it be great, as a budding webmaster, to see WHO’S ONLINE this very second, where they’re from, how long they’re likely to visit, and, most profitably, most likely how many visits you’re likely to receive next month? Drawing advertisers to site requires that kind of information and it’s almost all free. In an effort to share and reduce the confusion that’s out there with new or timid webmasters, GoodMP3 shows you how to micromanage site visits to maximize your site’s attraction!
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9 April 2008

Good MP3: Getting Pumped For Databases.

It’s not often that we welcome horrible learning curves. Taking on new knowledge isn’t exactly something that new webmasters are thankful for even if they enjoy the pride of being self-taught. In this episode of Good MP3, we focus our sites on the newer or more timid webmasters of the World who should now find the brass to update their techniques to 1995 cutting-edge technology of PHP and the 2001 bleeding-edge of CMS controls, Textpattern.

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7 April 2008

Apache vs. Tomcat & Servlets & HTTPd

07APR08 – I’ve recently found myself comparing open source products intended to apply solutions to large-scale community websites and several other terms have come up that I haven’t found in one location and would have liked to. The task before me is bigger than gigantic – building a social networking website with several subscription tiers and multiple permission levels. It pretty much blows my head off just thinking about it.

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