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Beware the Evil Facebook Query

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

A glitch in the Facebook Like feature can lead to your audience sharing links that go nowhere. Here’s how it occurs – and how to fix it with an .htaccess rule.

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A Preview of Google Analytics Real-Time

Published: Oct 11th, 2011

A few days ago Google announced a very exciting addition to their Google Analytics (GA) service: Real-Time user tracking.

Step One: Listen to Users

Step One: Listen to Users

Published: Oct 8th, 2011

When I meet with clients to discuss building a new Web application, the first question I ask is always the same: “What’s the process?”

Optimizing After Effects for Large Projects

Published: Oct 4th, 2011

Working with Adobe After Effects makes it easy to work with complex video projects. With large projects, however, it can sometimes be difficult to organize your assets and the application itself in a way that will be most productive.


The 2011 Accessibility Summit

Published: Oct 3rd, 2011

As a follow-up to last week’s look at Storify, Web Services recaps the online conference on accessibility in web design and mobile applications using the service.

If You Like It Then You Should Have Wrote a Tweet on It

If You Like It Then You Should Have Wrote a Tweet on It

Published: Oct 1st, 2011

Anyone that has attempted covering an event live via a social network like Twitter knows this can be a difficult job. The tweeter has to act as both a reporter, […]

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Streamlining LISTSERV Subscriptions

Published: Sep 27th, 2011

LISTSERV is still widely used to e-mail newsletters, updates and announcements to subscribers. But how did they become subscribers?



Published: Sep 22nd, 2011

The waiting game is over. CSS3 is finally here. No longer a web designer’s pipe dream, this specification has finally caught on with modern, standards-compliant browsers.

Creating a Central Git Repository

Creating a Central Git Repository

Published: Sep 20th, 2011

Version control systems (VCS) are blessings to developers like me who work on single project with other developers. Too often someone would accidentally overwrite another’s code, possibly erasing hours of hard work.

Global Headers: Using the Web to Help Unify an Academic Health Center

Global Headers: Using the Web to Help Unify an Academic Health Center

Published: Sep 13th, 2011

One of the simplest ways of describing the internet is to simply refer to it as “the web”. But pause for a moment and reflect on what “the web” symbolizes.