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2Feb

What does it take to be in 9rules?

A selection of vital statistics from the blogging network

Popular blogging network 9rules (of which Modern Life is a part) comprises of a few hundred blogs, hand-picked for quality content. For some bloggers, the leaf ident is a badge of honour - the window for applications is but once or twice a year, and lasts just 24 hours, and many are turned away - so the general quality of sites in the network is maintained. [read more...]


26Nov

Victims of Their Own Success?

How do the Alexa Top 100 fare in terms of page load times?

Page load time is one of the key elements of web usability, and having a lagging response to your website can really dent your popularity. Its easy enough, for most sites, to handle 1,000 visitors a day but the top sites out there have to handle thousands of requests per minute, so efficiency and capacity are key concerns. Alexa provide a (somewhat inaccurate) listing of the top 100 busiest sites worldwide, so I set up a script to gauge their responsiveness and to see who came out on top. [read more...]


9Jul

New ModernLife Page Design

Now in neutral.

I've 'reinterpreted' the old blue/white space invaders look - and by 'reinterpreted' I mean I threw it out the window and started again. This is still a young site, so thankfully it's in quite a malleable state, but it's already proven quite popular (read: controversial). The original design was cobbled together in a couple of hours without much forethought - with the possible exception of 'Space Invaders are cool and retro'. [read more...]