Os tagged articles

8Aug

The Blogging Spectrum

An alternative classification system for the blogosphere

The blogosphere is a diverse place these days - and according to Technorati it's doubling in size every 6 months. Little wonder then, that there's a blog for every imaginable niche, profession or topic going out there. But where do they fit on the grand scheme of things? [read more...]

15Jul

Google Indyrank Theories

More to page ranking than meets the eye?

Google watchers everywhere were given a glance under the hood, as a blogger revealed a rarely-seen error message. Most of the output was as you’d expect, with debug status information and various parameters – but one thing mentioned was the mysterious ‘Indyrank’. What could this new and previously unmentioned ranking variable refer to? [read more...]

1Jun

Working with a limited font set on the web

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Typography and the web have never seen eye to eye - largely thanks to the limited type rendering capabilities of computers at the dawn of the web. Coupled with the academic (and non-design-oriented) bias of sites from this time, we're left with a legacy of a poor choice of fonts. [read more...]

26May

Top 10 Most Common Passwords

Users: Strong passwords? No thanks!

Life these days has become largely dependent on passwords - whether we're checking our emails, tranferring funds or shopping online, passwords have their part to play. We're constantly bombarded with horror stories of security breaches, fraud, and phishing sites. Users are consistently told that a strong password is essential these days to protect private data. Why is it, then, that users on websites opt for the same, consistent, insecure passwords time after time? [read more...]



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