Johan Huizinga is quoted (from Gonzo Marketing) The reader of these pages should not look for detailed documentation of every word. In treating of the general problems of culture one is constantly obliged to undertake predatory incursions into provinces not sufficently explored by the raider himself. To fill in all the gaps in my knowledge beforehand was out of the question for me. [Continue]
This blog now has mullet style design for the homepage. Well, not exactly, but bigger excerpt (instead of entire content) is displayed for two most recent posts and rest have a shorter excerpt. This is true only for the homepage, not for other archives. [Continue]
Metrics, numbers, hits, page views and clicks are what we seek! Especially when we are trying to measure the success of a website. The statistics have become a craze in the blogosphere. [Continue]
Infosys has started a corporate blog. Better late than never, but it will be interesting to see where do they take it.
Amit Ranjan has an interesting review of the various Indian social bookmarking sites. Most of them are on the same lines as Digg. One site that is missed is Shunya, which is more like Slashdot. [Continue]
My blogging activity has been completely ruled by emotions, at least till now. As unusual as it is, I was introduced to the world of blogging through WordPress. It was chosen to implement an article management system because of its simplicity and multitude of available features. [Continue]
Advertisements are coming to textbooks (via Techdirt). Now, a small Minnesota startup is trying to shake up the status quo in the $6 billion college textbook industry. Freeload Press will offer more than 100 titles this fall – mostly for business courses – completely free. [Continue]
The challenge in designing an API is to provide flexibility but also hide the irrelevant information. Alex Bosworth provides a nice list of rules for providing a Web API with some examples. What are a few simple rules for providing a web API? [Continue]
I have started to use AWStats offered by my host, and I am using the AWStats WordPress plugin by Curioso! to extract and display the popular posts. I will be testing it for a while in tandem with Google Analytics that I have already started to use. [Continue]
Roger Johansson reveals the technique behind the style switcher that he uses to make his site more accessible by providing an alternate high contrast theme.