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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...]
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. It’s 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...]
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...]