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Why All The Food Photos

The Internet has a thing for cats. Social media, on the other hand, seems to have a thing for food. Sites like Foodspotting reward people for posting food photos. Foursquare has made it very easy to associate food with a venue and actively promotes it. In the absence of photos, people some... Read more »

We Want To Hire Ecommerce Developr Asp Net Developer Php Developer

Offshore Software Development Company India. Read more »

Sql Dba Architect Position At Large Enterprise Company In Midtown Manhattan

SQL Database Administrator/Architect to work within the IT Department (Non Development Role)

POSTION: SQL DBA Administrator/Architect

Compensation: $120k+

STATUS: Temp to Permanent Employee (Full-Time)

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Print Styles Forgotten By Responsive Web Developers

Web developers and designers brag about their ability to craft designs that work across platforms using "responsive web design," some even integrating transitions that only they can see when they change their window sizes. The use of CSS media queries allows developers to cater to numero... Read more »

This Is Not The End

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Amazon Is Hiring

by Julianam | Amazon is Hiring! Hundreds of jobs across the organization including Kindle, BizDev, Amazon Web Services (the cloud), and new products. Read more »

Web Graphic Designer

by mfmcdonnell | Web Graphic Designer for Automotive portal management company located in Chicago, IL Read more »

The Evolt Org Logo Using Only Css2 And Css3

by aardvark | I set out to re-create the logo using the bare minimum mark-up and many of the new styles available in CSS3. In addition, I wanted to make sure that the links themselves rendered fine in a text browser (mostly because I still surf in Lynx). Get a current browser and check it out. Read more »

Director Of Application Development B2c Jersey City Nj

by jommelli | A growing B2C in Jersey City is seeking a Director of Application Development. This is a newly created position and will manage open source web application and MS SQLServer reporting development. Read more »

Mysql Database Admin Viralimpressions Inc

by sansargchap | Viralimpressions, Inc. ( is looking for a MySQL Database Administrator. The database administrator is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and repair of Viralimpressions 's database. The role includes the development and design of databa... Read more »

Making And Using Qr Codes

by aardvark | If you happened to spend any time at SxSW this year, then you probably were inundated with QR codes everywhere you looked. People were attaching them to everything — backpacks, street signs, business cards and probably even pets. This ... Read more »

Lead Scientific Programmer Analyst

by Leslie Dean | Job Title: Lead Scientific Programmer/Analyst

Company Name: Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

Location: Suitland, MD

SSAI seeks a Lead Programmer/Analyst to provide science and software support to the NOAA Environmental Satellite Processing Center applications specifically... Read more »

Sr Php Developer Ajax Html Css Xml Jquery Json Cranbury Nj Full Time Permanent Role Must Be Done Onsite

by msweeny | MAS Recruiting is a retained search firm that specializes in assisting candidates to secure employment in such industry verticals as technology, software, alternative energy, chemicals, a... Read more »

Director Of Technology 150k Base Nyc

by Synergy one | Base- 150k - Full time Perm

Location: NYC

Director of Technology

Reports to the CEO , COO


Responsible for defining, directing, delivering and leading the company’s technology development, operations and solutions... Read more »

Lamp Systems Architect Nyc 125k Base

by Synergy one | Systems Architect

Location: New York, NY

Reports to: VP, Engineering

Salary: $125K + Bonus + Benefits

Fulltime W2

Our client is an exciting company in the digital media space. They produce an advertising platform to allow their clients ... Read more »

Director Of Engineering Nyc 150k Base

by Synergy one | Director of Engineering

Location: New York, NY

Reports to: VP, Engineering

Salary: $150K + Bonus + Benefits

Fulltime W2

Our client is an exciting company in the digital media space. They produce an advertising platform to allow their cl... Read more »

Location Based Sm Examples In The Real World

by aardvark | Whenever I speak about social media I usually field a few questions related to the location-based social media services. These include Foursquare, SCVNGR, Gowalla, Brightkite, Loopt, and now Facebook Places. The questions revolve around who is using them and why. While it's possible to se... Read more »

Google Instant And Seo Sem

by aardvark | There's quite the potential for change that this seemingly simple user interface change could have, both on user behavior and money spent on SEM/SEO. The next few weeks may prove to be very interesting. Read more »

4 Month Contract Opportunity In Geneva Php Developer

by mossara |

PHP Developer needed in Geneva

I am searching for an experienced PHP developer to join a project team in Geneva, Switzerland. This is to start as soon as possible and would be a four-month contract. There is the possibility for it to become ... Read more »

Sr Php Developer Position Full Time Based In Croydon London Only Uk Based Candidates

by upen | Sr PHP/Zend developer full-time position- Croydon (candidates based in UK only)

We are looking for PHP developer for one of our client based in Croydon London.

Our client is a leading Web Based Marketing and Advertising Company, operating globally with their Head Office in Cro... Read more »

Ux Challenges In Touch Interfaces

by aardvark | As mobile devices have been taking over the place of the mobile or home computer for basic apps and web access, developers are struggling with letting go of the mouse as the primary interface device. Read more »

Looking For A Freelance Webdeveloper With Knowledges In Php Mysql And Drupal

by Josep | Hi,

I'm base in Europe (Spain and Switzerland) and have several websites and intranet (professional and private, for instance Websites are all in drupal and intranet in pure mysql and php.

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The Future Of Check Ins

by aardvark |

Last week Mashable featured a post asking if location-based services are all just hype. Continuing the geolocation theme Mashable has a new post, What the Future Holds for the Checkin, by a guest blogger/columnist. I have a reservations about how well this article delves into f... Read more »

Mapping Location Based Social Media

by aardvark | If you have been paying any attention to the social media space for the last few years, then you've watched the rise in location-based social media. Part of the appeal of these tools is seeing where you have been, almost like a travelogue for a person, as well as tracking others (friends ... Read more »

Lamp Architect Developer New York City

by jommelli | NYC based privately held Internet company with a strong international business model seeking an exceptional LAMP Architect/Developer to lead a team of four developers in the ongoing development and expansion of the software that drives their profitable business. Read more »

Real World Hyperlinks

by aardvark | If you've seen those odd square bar-code-looking blocks in advertisements, then you have seen the QR code, a real world hyperlink. Intended to be read by mobile devices, it's a great method to provide hyperlinks on paper. Read more »

Web Developer Php Mysql Magento

by magicpaul | Salary: £20-£30k

Location: London (E2)

Limesharp is looking for a full time web developer to work out of our super-cool London office who will be responsible for taking XHTML/CSS produced by designers and integrating it with the Magento template engine, creating custom modules a... Read more »

Too Soon To Advocate Html5

by aardvark | The problem is HTML5 is so lax in its requirements, as compared to previous versions of HTML, that editors can become a hindrance to web site development. Read more »

Mobile Internet Use Continues Climb

by aardvark | As mobile devices are more common, and browsing the web on them has gotten even easier, we can expect to see them continue to gain ground on traditional computers for casual web surfing. Read more »

Define Cognitive Disability

by aardvark | With WCAG guidelines, and by extension federal guidelines, referencing "cognitive disability" as one form of disability which developers need to support, you'd be hard-pressed to find a definition of the term anywhere in those guidelines. Read more »

Accessible Video And Transcripts

by aardvark | With HTML5 on the horizon, it is becoming far easier to embed video on a web page than it has been. However, you also need to bear in mind that not only are video (and audio) transcripts good practice, they are required by law for many organizations. Read more »

The Latest On Html5

by aardvark | Many of us have been following the ongoing progress of HTML5 for some time now, alternately curious and confused by the nascent specification. How'd we get here and what do we, as web developers, do? Read more »

W3c Contacting Organizations About Inaccessible Websites

by aardvark | The W3C WAI has just published a document, "Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites," that helps walk users through the steps necessary to contact someone about the accessibility issues you find on a site, along with tips and sample emails. Read more »

Lots Of Twitter Followers Guarantees Nothing

by aardvark | What does it mean to have a huge number of Twitter followers? What does it do for you? The answer to both is: Nothing. Read more »

New Tool For Determining Browser Viewport Size

by aardvark | Nine years ago I had become fed up with trying to explain that screen resolution, browser chrome, and browser size combine to create some unique viewport sizes. Today Google has gotten a little closer to getting the point with its Browser Size tool. Read more »

More News In The Url Shortener Market

by aardvark | Back in October I commented how the list of URL shorteners has gotten even shorter. As rose to the top thanks to Twitter, and called it quits. Things have changed a bit since then. Read more »

How Many Disabled Users

by aardvark | There is an article over at Practical Ecommerce titled Accessibility: How Many Disabled Web Users Are There? It is refreshing to see more traditional sites dealing with accessibility, especially when it can so significantly affect their bottom line. Read more »

Youtube Will Automatically Caption Your Video

by aardvark | Google can use its speech recognition technology to parse the audio track of your videos and create captions automatically. Much like machine translation, the quality of these captions may not be the best, but it can at least provide enough information for a user who could not otherwise un... Read more »

Ie9 First Details

by aardvark | Microsoft revealed some first details of Internet Explorer 9 at the Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference, as reported by Mashable today. Only in development for three weeks, there's still quite a lot of time before it gets to market. Read more »

Hosting And Streaming Your Own Videos Securely Using Amazon S Simple Storage Service S3

by spinhead | There's more than one tutorial out there about creating your own Flash video, and a handful that show how to use Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) to host them. I discovered recently, rather painfully, that if you want to protect your bandwidth costs by restricting access to the video... Read more »

Webaim Screen Reader User Survey Results

by aardvark | WebAIM conducted a survey of the preferences of screen reader users in October, gathering a lot of interesting data about how users utilize assistive technologies. Read more »

Internet Turns 40 Just Might Catch On

by aardvark | Media outlets seem to have settled on October 29, 2009 as the official birthday of the Internet. This date has been chosen because it's the day that Leonard Kleinrock at the University of California-Los Angeles sent a message over a two-computer network (the other end being a computer at ... Read more »

Asp Net C And Php Developer Melbourne

by designjunction | Design Junction are a Melbourne based website design company, our offices are located in the Docklands, Melbourne. Our web design firm specialise in custom website design, website development and Internet Marketing.

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Firefox 3 6 To Support Web Open Font Format

by aardvark | Mozilla's developer blog yesterday posted that they have added support for the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) to Firefox 3.6. Read more »

The Four Low Tech Aspects That Are Most Valuable To Tech Projects

by mandyminor | Much of a tech project’s success rides on low tech aspects like interpersonal relations, project management, and knowing the target users of what you’re making. If you don’t have control of these your project won’t be as good as it could be.

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Current Css3 Html5 Support

by aardvark | Last week saw the launch of, a very handy web site that displays a user's current IP address, user agent string and support for CSS3 and HTML5. The site developers ran their own browsers through this tool and that collection of information has been gathered up and posted to... Read more »

Browser Performance Chart

by aardvark | Jacob Gube has posted a handy chart over at Six Revisions titled "Performance Comparison of Major Web Browsers." He tests the current versions of five browsers: Mozilla Firefox 3.5, Google Chrome 3.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, Opera 10.0, Apple Safari 4.0. Read more »

List Of Url Shorteners Grows Shortener

by aardvark |

One of the many URL shorteners has announced that it is shutting down in just under three weeks. has announced, via its blog, that it will no longer accept new URLs t... Read more »

Increase Conversions In Long Web Forms By Resolving The Accidental Back Button Activation Issue

by conetrees |

The issue of accidentally activating the browser back button through the keyboard while interacting with a long web form is applicable to users across expertise levels. The time and effort wasted by the user can be said as proportional to the number of input fields filled by the user be... Read more »

Facebook And Google Want To Translate Your Site

by aardvark | Google and Facebook each offer a method to translate your site, but which, if either, is the best choice? Read more »

Google Chrome For Internet Explorer

by aardvark | For years web developers have struggled with browsers that don't support standards or the latest innovations and that just won't go away, such as Internet Explorer. Google has taken an ingenious approach to deal with Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 and their general lack of standards suppor... Read more »

Corporate Social Media Policies

by aardvark | Chris Boudreaux is the author of an upcoming book titled "Social Media Governance." Mr. Boudreaux has created an accompanying web site that contains a database of links to social media policies of over 80 organizations. Read more »

Verified Google Ignores Meta Keywords

by aardvark | Google has clarified its policy on meta tags and page rank. Those of us trying to protect our clients from SEO/SEM snake-oil salesmen are happy to finally have an official statement from Google, even though we may have known the answer for years. Read more »

Google Chrome 3 Released

by aardvark | Google has announced the release of Chrome version 3 (stable release). Given that it just celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month, it may catch up to Internet Explorer versions in no time. Read more »

Twitter Updates Tos

by aardvark | On Thursday Twitter updated its Terms of Service. Much has already been said about how Twitter has confirmed that you as the author own your own tweets, but I was more taken with how Twitter made the new Terms easier to read for those of us who haven't gotten a law degree. Read more »

Facebook Doesn T Make You Smarter Rigorous Research Does

by aardvark | Yesterday posted an article titled "Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber." It was originally from an article in the Telegraph titled "Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist." This morning I heard ... Read more »

Opera 10 Released

by aardvark | Opera 10, the web browser of the niche user, has been released (on schedule, September 1). Read more »

Google Chrome Turns 1

by aardvark | The Google Chrome blog has announced today that Chrome has officially turned 1 year old. In the regular world of software development, that might not be too long, but Google is quick to point out what they have done in just 1 year. Read more »

Senior Lamp Developer For Earth Org Remote Fulltime

by earth org | Hello, my name is Vadim and i am looking for a Senior LAMP Developer for is a collaboratively written travel guide with a non profit approach. Our vision is to provide free and reliable travel information, which we consider as hard to find in between so much adver... Read more »

Javascript Programmer Wanted For Earth Org

by earth_org | JavaScript programmer for (LAMP) (remote, 5-10 hours)

At we are building a Web2.0 travel guide with a responsible mindset, collaboratively sourced from users and travellers around the world. And we're not just talk about being responsible: at least 50% of our net... Read more »

London Php Developer Web 2 0 Travel Website

by sletoh | We are looking for a smart, code-loving developer for start-up hotel price comparison website Great opportunity for a full-time permanent member of staff to join a very small, growing company - the right candidate could go far in this role. Read more »

Lead Php Developer

by jason.carter | Looking for excellent PHP developers in London.

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Online Sales And Marketing For Earth Org

by earth_org | Online Marketing and Sales for (part-time, remote) is a collaboratively written travel guide with a non profit approach. Our vision is to provide free and reliable travel information, which we consider as hard to find in between so much advertising.

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Usability Expert For Earth Org

by earth_org | Usability Expert for (5 to 10h/week - remote) is a collaboratively written travel guide with a non profit approach. Our vision is to provide free and reliable travel information, which we consider as hard to find in between so much advertising.

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Online Sales Manager For Earth Org

by earth_org | Online Sales Manager at (part time, remote)

<--this is a quite narrow profile, you need to have relevant experience in online media sales-->

<--we might consider also a full time position in case you are doing the direct sales-->

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Fundraising Manager For Earth Org

by earth_org | Lead a fundraising venture Inside (10 to 20 hrs weekly, remote) is a collaboratively written travel guide with a non profit approach. Our vision is to provide free and reliable travel information, which we consider as hard to find in between so much advertising.Read more »

Analytics Manager Data Mining Search Engine Optimization

by earthdotorg | is currently looking for an Analytics manager with data mining skills. You provide ad-hoc support (5h/week - remote) for our marketing department and work with our SEO manager. is a collaborative travel guide with a non profit approach. Our visi... Read more »

World Class Web Developer With Civic Streak

by MartinB | The charitable project that built TheyWorkForYou, FixMyStreet and the 10 Downing Street e-petitions site is seeking a world-class web developer. This is a... Read more »

Senior Interactive Developer

by kovikom | Talented, experienced, dedicated Interactive Developer needed to join Kovikom Interactive GmbH, Goldach, Switzerland. Candidate will develop and manage websites, widgets, applications, onlineadvertising, rich media campaigns, database-driven sites and all other new media oriented projects. Read more »

Do You Really Need A Website

by erika |

With so much user-generated content around these days, do businesses really need their own websites to establish an online presence? Erika asks some tough questions.

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by earthdotorg | Webmarketer (10h/week - remote) is building a Web2.0 travel guide with a responsible mindset, collaboratively sourced from users and travellers around the world. At we don’t just talk about responsibility, we act, by giving at least 50% of our profits to environ... Read more »

Online Sales Manager

by earthdotorg | Online Sales Manager at (5-10h/week, remote)

<--this is a quite narrow profile, you need to have relevant experience in online media sales--> is building a Web2.0 travel guide with a responsible mindset, collaboratively sourced from users and travellers aro... Read more »

Uk Online It Specialist In Field Of Aid Poverty Reduction

by MartinB |

(Posted on behalf of

We are an independent organisation that carries out policy research, statistical

analysis and communication activities on aid and poverty reduction. We work

with donor and partner governments, international agencies, non-government

or... Read more »

When Wikis Go Bad

by quiraang |

Over the last few years the use of wikis has become really popular. For every wiki evangelist I have met, I have also come across

as many who hate wikis. I’ve used them extensively and I too have gone through

a love-hate relationship with the wiki.

... Read more »

Save The Validators

by erika |

Any front-end web developer knows how much the World Wide Web Consortium validators have done not just for our markup skills, but for the web itself. Due to the cost of operations these heavily-used and much-appreciated tools are now in j... Read more »

De Top 10 Leugens Die Klanten Vertellen

by malistudio |

Oorspronkelijke titel/original title: Top 10 Lies told by Clients

Als je commercieel aan de slag gaat, dan is zorgen dat je je werk goed doet maar een klein deel van je taak. Regelmatig zie ik treurige voorbeelden ... Read more »

10volt Help Move Us Forward

by erika |

December 14, 2008 turns ten years old. 10! We've been busy upgrading our hardware, software, content, and vision, and we could use your help. What could offer you that similar communities do not? What do we do well, and what can we do better?

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Optimizing By Color How Color Can Affect Site Activity And Performance

by Vahrmeijer |

Improving your use of color may open the door toward improving of the effectiveness of your site or portal. Our research shows that simple color-changes can improve click-through rates, registration numbers, and community activity.

This conclusion derives from research at Read more »

The List Tip Tradition

by erika | Tipping is an discussion list tradition; the way a list member voluntarily "pays" for an off-topic, chatty, or high noise-to-signal post. Read more »

Cms Trench Warfare An Introduction

by erika |

I have been working with large organizations to create or move web and intranet sites from static HTML pages to the company's chosen CMS. My role is that of liaison between the ITRead more »

E Commerce Project Manager Position

by jdavis | Manage the day-to-day operations, program roll outs, maintenance & overall quality control for e-commerce websites. Lead project teams through aspects of web based projects including development of project plans, scope of definition, execution and follow up. 5 yrs experience in e-commerce ... Read more »

Design For Iphone A Device That Thinks Different

by erika |

One Saturday afternoon, I agreed to take my daughter to the AT&T store, just to LOOK at an iPhone... touch one... explore a little. MISTAKE. I should have duct-taped myself to the mast — and my wallet to my ass — because next thing I knew (after daughter demoed it ... Read more »

Css Coder For Earth Org Remote Part Time

by earthdotorg | To complete our technical team is looking for 1 (one) more passionate, dedicated, ingenious, responsible and underpaid CSS coder (10 hours/week), who will play a significant role in the technical development of Read more »

Web Designer Remote Work

by hrsmalltreemedia | We are an internet consultancy firm seeking a front-end web designer. We are looking for someone who is passionate about CSS and HTML and who has a good grasp of Photoshop. You do not need to be a very good graphics designer, but you do need a solid understanding of CSS/HTML as well as a s... Read more »

Javascript Programmer For Earth Org

by earthdotorg | JavaScript programmer for (LAMP) (remote, fulltime)

At we are building a Web2.0 travel guide with a responsible mindset, collaboratively sourced from users and travellers around the world. And we're not just talk about being responsible: at least 50% of our net p... Read more »

Junior Technical Director For Web Development Firm

by SusanV | Junior Technical Director for Web Development Firm

1 vacancy

thruSITES is a web design and development firm, with two offices in the United Kingdom. We have a talented team of over 10 employees, partners and specialists. We pride ourselves on taking ideas and bringing them to life... Read more »

Freelancer Web 2 0 Programmer For Earth Org Lamp For Earth Org

by earthdotorg | At we are building a Web2.0 travel guide with a responsible mindset, collaboratively sourced from users and travellers around the world. And we're not just talk about being responsible: At least 50% of our profits will go into environmental, social and cultural projects.

Read more »

Investis Ltd Is Recruiting Freelance Content Builders

by kjs23 | Investis are the leading specialists in providing online corporate communications services to Europe’s public companies. We designed and built more corporate websites for European quoted companies in 2007 than any other agency. Inv... Read more »

Sr Project Manager Qa Analyst Nyc

by jommelli | An eight year old, profitable e-commerce group is looking for a strong project manager with 2-3 years experience as project manager on scalable e-commerce web projects.

This is an environment in which you can make a difference, and in which your work will receive recognitio... Read more »

Senior Php Developer Hoboken New Jersey

by jommelli | A high-growth direct merchant selling their own brands through all mass media, but primarily through their web site, is growing their application development team in Northern New Jersey. They are seeking a strong PHP / SQL application developer.

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Interactive Art Director London

by Pascal Auberson | We’re looking for an Interactive Art Director to join Specialmoves.

For us it’s a given that you’ll be highly creative and able to direct and critique all aspects of visual design including illustration, 2D & 3D animation, screen design and motion graphics.

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A Very Simple And Effective Captcha

by Frank Marion |

I have a very simple anti-bot spam technique that works extremely well. It requires no javascript, cookies or complicated server weirdness, is fully accessible, has no hidden fields, has negligible overhead and takes just a moment or two to implement. It requires that the user fill out ... Read more »

Technically Focused User Experience Designer

by Pascal Auberson | Specialmoves are a high-end production company servicing the interactive industry. We work with above-the-line and digital agencies providing consultancy and build skills to help them deliver ‘wow’ level interactive projects.

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Creatively Focused User Experience Designer

by Pascal Auberson | Specialmoves are a high-end production company servicing the interactive industry. We work with above-the-line and digital agencies providing consultancy and build skills to help them deliver ‘wow’ level interactive projects.

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Simulating Apache Asis Feature With Very Simple Cgi

by robertmarder |

Apache's asis feature, provided by mod-asis, is a very simple way of sending static HTTP headers along with static content. Many installations of Apache have this disabled (the default) and those of us not on Apache are... Read more »

Earth Org Web 2 0 Programmer

by earthdotorg | Freelance Web 2.0 programmer for (LAMP)

The team is small, open-minded, dedicated and scattered across the world. is a place for professionals who excel in working independently at the work place of your choice.

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Search Engine Friendly Urls With Iis And Classic Asp

by Marcel Feenstra |

A few years ago, I needed a Content Management System (CMS) for my site Voor Beginners and its English counterpart For Beginners. One of the requirements was,... Read more »

Web Application Developer Tacoma Wa

by SiteCrafting | SiteCrafting is seeking a Web Application Developer to join our talented web development and design team. This position is responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting existing SiteCrafting customers' websites. Read more »

Senior Interactive Developer London

by Pascal Auberson | Specialmoves are a high-end production company servicing the interactive industry. We work with above-the-line and digital agencies providing consultancy and build skills to help them deliver 'wow' level interactive projects. We are looking for a Senior Interactive Developer to join our ... Read more »

Creative Coder South East London

by digisam | We are looking for a perm coder to come join us in our newly expanded studio in Brixton.

JPCreative are expanding rapidly, with new studio, new identity (launching soon) and importantly lots of loverly new cleints.

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User Experience Designer Role Uk

by Pascal Auberson | Specialmoves are a high-end production company servicing the interactive industry. We work with above-the-line and digital agencies providing consultancy and build skills to help them deliver ‘wow’ level interactive projects. We are looking for a User Experience Designer to join our ra... Read more »

Google Algorithm Update Analysis

by DaveDavies |

Anybody who monitors their rankings with the same vigor that we in the SEO community do will have noticed some fairly dramatic shifts in the algorithm starting last Thursday (July 5th) and continuing through the weekend. Many sites are rocketing into the top 10 which, of course, m... Read more »

Working With Hierarchical Data In Sql Using Ancestor Tables

by christian cadieux |

This document describe an approach to SQL queries of hierarchical data using ancestor tables. Multiple inheritance are allowed but cycles are not allowed for this approach to work.

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How To Get Listed In The Dmoz Directory

by Marcel Feenstra |

I'm a little confused. As an internet consultant specializing in search engine optimization, I believe that it is a good idea to submit your site to DMOZ (a.k.a. ODP or the Open Directory Project) --in fact, Google even Read more »

Job Usability Ui Expert Nyc Permanent Recruiter

by jommelli | Broadcasting group, HQ in NYC, is expanding their web offerings, building out and expanding current sites, developing and rolling out sites in parallel with new On Air offerings, is seeking a Usability / User Interface Expert Read more »

Information Architect

by mattio | Overall Job Objective:

This position is responsible primarily for maintaining and developing the interface and usability of our online products as well as helping to draft and implement an overall web strategy for the company. Read more »

Web Developer Chiswick London Uk

by 2byte |

Wild West, a small busy design agency, are seeking a bright developer with a good eye for design, layout and detail to join their friendly team in Chiswick.

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Failover Database Connection With Php Mysql

by SJBDude7 |

You want to connect to a mySQL database? Well, then it's likely you already know how. But how about connecting a second database if the first one fails? No? This could be a life saver.

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How Visual Design Can Impact Your Bottom Line

by Brad Henry | How do you know if you should invest more time and money into creating a killer design? This case study examines how the look and feel of the site can impact your overall conversion rate which can provide justification for a little more investment. View the old site, compare it to the ne... Read more »

Web Design Lead Senior Web Designer Web Developer London Uk

by flubba |

The First Post ( is the UK's sharpest online magazine. We're looking for an exceptional web designer/developer to join our small in-house web development team as our web design lead. This is a senior role and requires someo... Read more »

Opportunity For A Sr Php Web Developer

by sailmtry | Come join the leader in PHP Development! We are seeking top PHP Web developers to join the team that is the major commercial deriver behind the success of PHP and is investing n a number of open source projects aimed at further advancing the strength of PHP technologies and community. We... Read more »

Web Developer Ucsf School Of Pharmacy San Francisco Full Time

by frankfarm | Want to work for the #1 pharmacy school in the United States? The School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a web developer to strengthen the University's mi... Read more »

Passionate And Experienced Web2 0 Programmer Company

by Jessy J | Hitiki is looking for a passionate web 2.0 programmer/company to develop and implement our technical requirements. You will be working from any location you choose. Read more »

Senior Software Engineer Web Client For Game Company

by lea | Senior Software Engineer, Web Client


Can you bring depth, passion and talent in engineering to our high demand, highly scalable complex Web applications? Have you turned ideas into exceptional applications for e-commerce sites, games, or soci... Read more »

Lead User Interface Designer For Game Company

by lea | Lead User Interface Designer


Have you got the passion and talent to lead the User Experience team for web and mobile applications at the next great publisher of online games and entertainment? Have you turned product ideas into exceptional appl... Read more »

Web Developer Environmental Technology Outreach Silver Spring Md

by priddle | Environmental Management Support, a small, professional services consulting firm, has an immediate opening for a web developer with 1-3 years experience. You will work with our existing web team and federal clients developing, managing, and enhancing dynamic web sites and web-based applic... Read more »

Site Review French Presidential Campaign Sites Voynet2007 Fr

by raphael | Dominique Voynet, a former minister of Environment and Equipment, is standing for the leftist Green party's in the French presidential election coming up at the end of April. Her campaign site, Read more »

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by nicoleornelas | We are looking for new experienced, deadline-oriented and highly responsible freelance writers who can write researches and theses on a variety of subjects.

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Looking For Freelance Web Ui Designer

by bfurlani | Looking for Web UI Designer to create a cutting edge web design and corporate branding. The successful candidate for this position is an individual who is extremely detail and task oriented and can create and apply cutting edge design look, color scheme, branding, task flow, interaction a... Read more »

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by lexwellard |

Seamless Marketing and Communications Ltd. ( is looking for a Web developer who has a minimum of 6 months commercial experience to work at our offices in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

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Making Websites What S Your Target Audience

by navjotpawera | If putting your business online means maximising the outreach, and a global audience, then Web Standards just add sense to your sensibility. A browser is never going to buy anything from you. The users should always get your content, no matter what platform they use, what media device they... Read more »

Web 2 0 Marketing Assistant In India S Silicon Valley Bangalore

by Jessy J | To support our team we are looking for creative and web savvy trainees to:

develop and implement innovative (online) marketing strategies,

contribute to project design and development Read more »

Interactive Developer Specialmoves London

by Pascal Auberson | Specialmoves are looking for a talented Interactive Developer to join our team in London, England. Read more »

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by jommelli | Director of Web Technology for a major television broadcasting company, to manage all aspects of the development of a new content based website, and the ongoing expansion of an already existing site. Read more »

Working With Fractions In Css And Php

by bpeh |

Most of us are uncomfortable with using fractions when writting programs. If we encounter a fraction, we will first convert it into a floating point number (with decimals) and proceed from there. Most programming languages would prefer to use 0.5 as opposed to 1/2 because the later conf... Read more »

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by kristenjohansen | Citrix Online is looking for a creative, detail-oriented Senior User Interface Designer to work on award-winning products such as GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToAssist. Read more »

Top 10 Lies Told By Clients

by malistudio |

When you're working commercially, being great at what you do is about 25%

of the task. Too many times I see the sad example of someone walking in to a situation with

noble intentions and then getting royally screwed, because what they

see as an opportunity and a labor of love... Read more »

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by apachehtaccess |

Here's my list of the ultimate htaccess code snippets and examples that I use all the time. I tried to keep them extremely minimalistic.

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Asp Developer Long Island Ny

by eclarkson | ASP Developer needed for multimedia portal/community website. Read more »

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by kristyfrey |

The Web Application Developer is part of the application development team within Development and Alumni Systems. The primary focus of this position is to support web-related services for the Office of Development, Office of Alumni Relations, and the UB Foundation.   ... Read more »

Web Standards Coder Designer Advocate

by theMechanism | theMechanism, a graphic design and maxi-media agency with offices in NYC and London seeks a designer and web-standards xHTML coder of the highest order. Read more »

Web Developer Standards Evangelist At Paypal San Jose Ca

by kimberlyblessing | The Web Development Platform team at PayPal seeks a senior-level Web developer to work across multiple projects and teams to drive the adoption of Web standards. Read more »

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by rdalter | This web developer will completely manage the company’s Website

Make necessary changes to the website / Game portals as require

Create development plan for any changes/additions for site functions

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Quick Calendar Using Ajax And Php

by bpeh |

Online calendars are often used in many web applications. Though popular, the logic behind creating a calendar can be scary especially for those who are new to programming. There are many web calendars in the market but some of them are quite complicated. If we are not able to understan... Read more »

Senior User Interface Design Specialist

by jommelli | Major B2B information provider in NYC is seeking a strong senior user interface specialist for a contract or contract to permanent position. Read more »

Entry Level Actionscripter Nyc Interactive Agency Recruiter

by jommelli | 20 year old advertising agency - located in Union Square area of NYC, is seeking a junior Flash Actionscript coder. Read more »

Business Analyst For Institutional Investment Web Site Nyc

by jommelli | NYC Based investment group, with a major initiative in their customer facing web site, is seeking a business analyst to join their team. Read more »

Web Application Redesign Freelance Work

by joshfeingold | Web application redesign. Looking for a wicked graphical interface designer. Read more »

Can Wcag 2 0 Be Simpler

by Vladimir |

The new WCAG 2.0 standard draft sparked a hot discussion around web accessibility and the standard direction. The main issue is how to make it simpler and easier to understand for web developer community. The author investigates some WCAG 2.0 success criteria and explains, why they shou... Read more »

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by quinlanco | Full-time programmer for PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Linux/Apache development and ColdFusion. Zope/Python experience is a plus. Read more »

Php Actionscript Developer London Design Agency

by DeepLondon | Deep LLP is an award-winning, London-based web and graphic design agency. We are currently looking for talented Junior PHP/Actionscript Web Developer. Read more »

Melbourne Australia Freelance Web Developer

by Nikita | We are a Melbourne (Australia) based design studio in need of a web developer, on a contract basis (freelance to permanent role). This position is open only to individuals or contractors based in Melbourne.

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Web Developer Buffalo Ny

by aardvark | The Web Developer will be responsible for implementing web site and web application designs using XSLT and/or ASP.NET. The Web Developer will be responsible for maintaining internal code standards and W3C standards as part of this implementation and should be conversant in HTML, CSS, and J... Read more »

Sr Developer Jr Architect Nyc

by jommelli | Television broadcasting and cable company with headquarters in midtown NYC is seeking a strong developer/architect for the web engineering team. This person will be involved in the architecting, development and programming of a new infrastructure for one of their division's high-... Read more »

Web Developer In Las Vegas

by russ816 | Property Line has an immediate opening for a Web Developer.


- Web Development (PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

- Understanding of Object Oriented Programming

- The ability to work in a team environment

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The Effects Of A Gated Internet On Small Business And The Web Hosting Industry

by jmcallister | Imagine this: You have a killer idea for a new online business. You spend months developing your web site. You soon discover that many internet service providers are forbidding their customers from viewing your site... Read more »

Noida Up India Web Developer

by shyam | Profile: Experienced web developers with pretty solid knowledge of coding in PHP (on Linux) and databases (Postgresql/MySql). Coding to standards, familiarity with Object Oriented coding, Unit Testing, Javascript/DOM, XML and syndication formats (RSS, Atom, NewsML) would b... Read more »

Ui Design Expert Mumbai Hostway India

by ruturajv | We're looking for a UI Design Specialist to help drive the design process for new Hostway products and features. As the inhouse UI Expert, you will work closely with engineers, product managers and other designers throughout all stages of the product development to provide as simple and e... Read more »

Ny Advanced Php Mysql Engineer

by rustybrick |

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with pleasant personalities and good organizational skills to work as a PHP / MySQL Web engineer. At least 2 years working experience with PHP technology and Web-based business applications is a must.

Must be willing to work ... Read more »

Nyc Interactive Developer

by jommelli | Major NYC broadcasting company's web development group is seeking an Interactive Developer. Read more »

Nyc Sql Developer E Mail And Web Marketing Strategy

by jommelli | A boutique direct marketing strategy group, focused on providing targeted solutions to e-mail, web and mail seeking to add a junior to midlevel SQL programmer to their staff. Read more »

Experienced Freelance Web Designer Chinese Site

by nunnoz | Looking for an experienced freelance web designer who can read/write Mandarin to design a Mandarin entertainment website. Strong design, visual and layout skills required. Read more »

Creative Vision And Material Benefits

by JohnMartin | Principles of graphic design that online marketing companies should adopt Read more »

Freelance Php Developers London

by flubba | Experienced freelance PHP developers needed for web-based magazine, based in Kensington, London. Read more »

10 Worst Adwords Campaign Management Mistakes

by sstrategist | On today’s highly competitive Google AdWords pay per click (PPC) search engine, it is now more important than ever to ensure that your PPC campaigns are optimized to their utmost potential. You should be achieving maximum return on investment (ROI) for the keywords or phrases that are ... Read more »

Web Site Design Outside Contractor

by catsamuk |

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA), an educational non-profit organization, is soliciting proposals to redesign its existing web site to incorporate desired features, achieve the goals of the site, and promote the association’s brand image. This is a short term proje... Read more »

2006 Evolt Org Design Contest

by MartinB |

Over the years, has had a number of designs, produced and implemented by a small group of admin evolters. We've come a long way in developing the design in the 7 years we've been in existence, including this current iteration, which we've lived with for over 6 months since ... Read more »

Php Localization With Tmx Standard

by nicolaasuni | One of the main concerns of internationalization consists of separating the main source code from the texts, the labels, the messages and all the other objects related to the specific language in use. This article briefly explains the TMX standard and presents a simple TMX PHP bridge. Read more »

Tech Lead Middle Tier Nyc Permanent

by jommelli | Financial services group, located in NYC, seeks a strong middle-tier Technical Lead for their web services group. Read more »

Tech Lead Front End Nyc Permanent

by jommelli | Global financial services group, headquartered in NYC, is seeking a technical lead for a major front-end development project. Read more »

Web Project Manager Seo Nyc

by jommelli | A leading broadcast/cable networks news division is seeking a Web Project / SEO Manager for their Development and Web Production department in New York City Read more »

Web Engineering Manager Nyc Recruiter

by jommelli | The interactive group of a major media company, located in midtown Manhattan. They seeking a Web Engineer for its Web Production and Development department. Read more »

Web Application Development Manager Nyc Recruiter

by jommelli | The Web Production and Development group of a major NYC based news organization is seeking a Manager of Application Development. Read more »

Seo For The Big Three

by DaveDavies | This article is a summary of the tactics and considerations one needs to make when seeking to rank highly on all three major search engines as opposed to focusing on just one. Read more »

Web Standards Should My Business Website Be Compliant

by NuBlue | Web standards is the new buzz phrase on the web. What are web standards? Web standards are basically the use of correct web coding standards as laid out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The web standards which are of most concern to modern business are XHTML and CSS coding practices... Read more »

Book Review User Training For Busy Programmers

by notabene | You want to teach software to users? Here's one short, straight-to-the-point book that will help you do the trick and learn how to efficiently prepare software training — or, as web professionals, technical training for other web developers. Read more »

What Is Profit

by MartinB | What do you mean by Profit? How much do your projects make? How do you price jobs so that you make enough? Read more »

Securing Forms Random Image

by DaButcher | You might have noticed those "Enter text as seen on image above" registration-forms. This article covers how you make your own, quick and simple! Read more »

L A Based Web Developer Full Time Or Contract Position

by joshuar | Description:

The Job:

• 80-90% coding and programming

• standards compliant xhtml that validates

• tableless css layouts

• browser specific style sheet distribution

• php / mysql for database interaction and dynamic content generation

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Ajax Login System Using Xmlhttprequest

by ucahg | The new buzzword Ajax, barely out of infancy, has turned a lot of heads lately. See what the fuss is about with a demonstration of a secure login system that doesn't require any page refresh or form submittals. Read more »

Seo For The New Google

by DaveDavies | For those whose businesses rely on the Internet to produce revenue the latest Google update, nicknamed Jagger, was one of the biggest events in the past couple years. With this 3-part update Google has essentially changed many of the rules and have thrown the Read more »

Project Manager E Commerce

by jommelli | Strong project manager for e-commerce and shared services for video production company in midtown Manhattan. Read more »

Never Say No Managing Change In A Project

by MartinB | In most projects, clients ask for changes to the requirements. Saying No is hard, and not always useful. Read on to discover how to avoid problems. Read more »

Junior Web Developer Job London

by nico_two | A key player in the creative department of our exciting, fast paced advertising agency you will be involved in designing and building all aspects of digital design from websites, viral marketing/games to online promotions for a dynamic range of clients as well as maintaining current websit... Read more »

Talented Web Developer Technical Designer Los Altos California

by stuntboard | Come join a well funded Web 2.0 startup that has a Google sized business opportunity! Read more »

Lead Biztalk Developer London York Uk

by codepo8 | Lead BizTalk Developer wanted for London based IT Agency. Read more »

These Things I Know Php Tips

by 53x11 | There is more than one way to achieve the same result when programming in PHP. There are many shortcuts I wish someone had explained to me when I began learning the language. Here are my favorites. Read more »

Uk Freelance Developer Asp Net Sql

by RichardPixel | We require a freelance developer to work with us on a project by project basis, and maybe with one particular client (large & well known) who we doing on-going work for.

Your core skills will need to include ASP .Net, C#, XML, XSL, SQL Server, JavaScript and would also need a good kn... Read more »

Agent Vs Agent

by Douglas Clifton | A brief article on the topic of user-agents. An introduction to the term, some examples of agents that perhaps developers haven't thought of as being agents, and a discussion of malicious agents. Read more »

W3c Compliance And Seo

by DaveDavies | With more and more competition for top search engine positioning every advantage helps. This article outlines how W3C compliance can help your SEO efforts (and visitor experience) and provides resources to help you bring your site into compliance. Read more »

Hurricane Rita

by neuro | Hurricane Rita is approaching the Gulf Coast of the United States, and since is hosted in that area, we thought we'd pass on some details from our ISPs. Read more »

Navigation Our Visitors Travel Guide

by codepo8 | Your site navigation is what helps the visitors to find your content. Don't make it a technical portfolio but a helper tool. This article shows how the simplicity of real life navigational helpers can be applied to the web. Read more »

Asp Breadcrumb Class

by pittster | This is an ASP class that generates a breadcrumb style navigation based on the website's directory structure. It is an implementation of the BreadCrumbs PHP Class @ and some code 'borrowed' from Adrian Roselli's "Breadcrumbs for Those Using ASP" on this very site. Read more »

Java Localization With Tmx Standard

by nicolaasuni | One of the main concerns of internationalization consists of separating the main source code from the texts, the labels, the messages and all the other objects related to the specific language in use. This article briefly explain the TMX standard and a simple TMX Java bridge. Read more »

Tips To Create Your Imode Site

by raphael | Mobile browsing is not quite as hot in Europe or in the US as in Japan, home of iMode, but it's coming, too. Here are some pointers to what will make your iMode site good and useful to its mobile users. Read more »

Roi How Hard Is Your Web Site Working

by ideahamster | Accountability is a good thing — as long as it's based on sound objectives. ROI objectives can represent tangible things such as cost savings and intangible tings such as the projected impact your Web site will have on customer perception and behavior. They identify how you plan to ... Read more »

Developer Web Services Group C Net Sql

by jommelli | Web Services Developer - NYC - C#,, .net framework, SQL Read more »

Developer Web Services Group C Net Sql Nyc

by jommelli | Web Services Developer - NYC - C#,, .net framework, SQL Read more »

Junior Java Swing Developer Nyc

by jommelli | Java GUI developer - 2-4 years Java experience - NYC Read more »

Announcing Evolt Org 3 0

by MartinB | New Design. New Server. New CMS. All OSS. All CSS. is proud (and somewhat relieved) to announce the long awaited launch of our new Drupal, Apache and Linux powered site. Read more »

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by jommelli | 6 month contract, junior developer with strong javascripting skills. Midtown Manhattan Read more »

La Ventura Ca Interface Designer Front End Dev

by divinentd | Looking for a Web Standards expert to join a small team 8-10 person team working on web applications. Read more »

10 Steps To Higher Search Engine Positioning

by DaveDavies | This article outlines ten steps to help you get better search engine positioning. Read more »

Amsterdam Technical Evangelist Ria Web Standards

by jepc | Backbase is an innovative software company that develops software for Rich Internet Applications based on Internet Standards. We are looking for a Technical Evangelist who can get developers worldwide excited about Backbase. Read more »

Keyword Or Trademark Beware Of Ppc Poachers

by ideahamster | Google and Overture allow advertisers to purchase company and product names as keywords in pay-per-click campaigns. This allows companies to poach potential customers from their competition by having their ads appear whenever a consumer searches for a competitor by name. Read more »

Understanding Color And Accessibility

by ThomH | We all know that color can make or break a site. But beyond eye candy appeal, color choices also impact usability and accessibility. This can impact up to 1 in 12 people, roughly 8% of a site's potential audience. The solution is not to use only boring colors or do only simple designs. ... Read more »

Lotus Notes Html Email Consultant Needed

by adampasz | GlobalEnglish Corp, a leading eLearning company, is looking for a consultant with significant experience creating HTML emails that are compatible with the Lotus Notes email client. Ideally, you are familiar with how HTML support differs between versions of Lotus Notes, and also about Lotu... Read more »

Madison Wi Java Asp Net Programmer

by ideahamster | Icon Interactive, located in Madison, WI, is seeking a developer with Java and ASP.NET/c# skills. A general knowledge of PHP and object-oriented programming is required. We're looking for someone with a few years of experience who is interested in taking an active role in a growing compan... Read more »

London Web Developer Part Time Contract

by underdogmedia | In house developer needed in london, PHP, mySQL etc Read more »

Coldfusion Mx 7 Released

by pfreitag | Macromedia has released ColdFusion MX 7.0, the latest version of their web application server. Read more »

London Junior Interaction Architect

by codepo8 | Agilisys is seeking a qualified individual to fill the role of Junior Interaction Architect. This position will act as a developer on a wide range of .NET and PHP projects in both B2C and B2B environments. Read more »

Why Standards Compliant Html Matters

by raphael | High-quality, compact, elegant and standards-compliant code is one of the most obvious tools of good web development nowadays. However, it is sometimes difficult to convince the client to invest in that kind of quality. Here are some elements that can be used to build a case: outlining abu... Read more »

Calgary Web Developer Term Contract

by sonworf | Critical Mass is looking for the few, the proud, the capable. Web developers who shun table-based layouts, who understand what "Web Standards" means. We're looking for engaging people wanting to work with a highly-skilled team. Read more »

Mumbai Php Software Design Engineer

by jinesh.m | Involves developing and enhancing various modules surrounding our web-services research and analysis portal, WebHosting.Info Read more »

Nj Sr Qa Analyst Web Development Team

by jommelli | Sr. QA Analyst employee position within the web development team of a major investment management group in Secaucus NJ. Read more »

Pa Technical Solutions Engineer

by nainil | Eliteral is seeking enthusiastic, well-rounded Technical Solutions Engineers who will provide world class coverage for our strategic partners. Position available in Philadelphia, PA. Read more »

Your Customer Is A Search Engine

by ideahamster | While consumer confidence in advertising is at an all-time low their confidence in search engines is growing. Read more »

Nyc Developer Lead Intranet Employee

by jommelli | Leading financial services group is seeking a lead developer for their intranet development team. The location is midtown Manhattan, NY. Experience with .NET Framework applications and tools and UML required. Read more »

Of Web Sites And Pinball Machines

by ideahamster | Instead of thinking of your web site in terms of flowcharts and site maps, consider these five reasons your web site is like a pinball game. Read more »

Seeking Intelligence Online Competitive Research

by ideahamster | Finding online information about your competitors is easy - The difficult part is finding meaning. When researching the competition, you can avoid pitfalls by seeking 'intelligence' instead of 'information'. Read more »

Introducing Project Requirements

by MartinB | "But you were supposed to..." "But I wanted..." "But I thought..." "But that's not what I said..." "Can you just..." How often have you heard these from clients, suppliers or

colleagues? I used to hear it all the time, but don't any more. Read on to learn

my secret... Read more »

Php Login System With Admin Features

by jpmaster77 |

Describes a complete PHP Login System with full Administrative Features that uses a MySQL database and can be easily integrated into any PHP/MySQL website.

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Nl Junior Webontwikkelaars Gezocht

by ppk | Voor enkele van mijn klanten in Amsterdam ben ik op zoek naar goede

junior webontwikkelaars met gedegen CSS-kennis, zowel voor

freelance-opdrachten als voor vaste posities. Read more »

Uk Production Manager North Hampshire

by garrett | North Hampshire (U.K.) based Internet Development agency, gencon Ltd, is

looking for an experienced Production Manager with a true passion for

Internet solutions to control project flow through the production

studio. Read more »

Governing Good Web Site Design

by ideahamster | Looking for a means to judge the quality of web design? A good place to start is with the US Federal Government, which provides more than 175 research-based guidelines. Read more »

Communication And Technology In The Workplace

by salvatore | A common dilemma facing businesses large and small alike is how best to equip their staff to deliver the largest amount of productivity, weighed against the increasing costs of the technology necessary to deliver that productivity. Here are some pointers to help you build a case for the m... Read more »

Ten Css Tricks You May Not Know

by trenton | With so many different ways of using CSS some important tricks and techniques may have passed you by. See how many of the ten you already know and maybe learn something new! Read more »

Part Time Website Designer Needed

by russ816 | Part time website design. Read more »

Dynamic Elements Cloak And Dagger Web Design

by codepo8 | Dynamic elements make web pages more fun, more interactive and allow us to make pages more usable - if we have CSS, Javascript and a mouse at our disposal. This article discusses some uses of dynamic page elements with accessibility and usability in mind and shows where they fail and what ... Read more »

Text Ads Deliver What You Pay For

by ideahamster | Search engine text ads can outperform most banner ads, even when users aren't clicking. Read more »

Tx Linux Sysadmin Tech Support

by nainil | Manage Linux server infrastructure and provide technical support and pre-sales assistance. Read more »

Nyc C Net Senior Developer

by jommelli | Solid financial services client in midtown Manhattan is seeking a senior developer for their Web Services Group. Read more »

C Sql Net Senior Programmer Analyst

by jommelli | Asset management group in Central Westchester County, NY, seeking a Senior Programmer/Analyst for a global equities research department. Read more »

Toevolt 2004

by taracleveland | Come to TOevolt 2004 - this year's super-duper, world-wide, gigantic, open to everyone, international gathering. Read more »

Writing Effective Link Text

by trenton | Hypertext links are what connects web pages together and are at the very core of the Internet. As they're so important it's essential that your link text is effectively written and displayed - find out how. Read more »

To Boost Ad Results Improve Your Web Site

by ideahamster | Web sites are an important resource for consumers using traditional advertising. A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh identifies the affects the Internet has on advertising media. Read more »

Practical Search Engine Optimization

by jtnt | In this article we cut through the hype and mystery of SEO and offer tips and advice for making your site more search engine friendly that are easy to understand and implement. Read more »

Nyc Senior Perl Web Developer

by dkaufman | Trafficmac, a New York City online ad trafficking company, seeks a Senior Perl Web Developer Read more »

Nyc Junior Sysadmin Helpdesk Staffer

by dkaufman | Trafficmac, an online ad trafficking company, seeks junior system administrator to join our team in New York City (Manhattan). Read more »

Bea Weblogic J2ee Application Architect

by eliteral | Principle Application Architect (BEA, J2EE) needed in Philadelphia Read more »

Survival In The Online Trenches

by codepo8 | Publishing on the internet and getting feedback could be a great experience. Problem is, that many a time you end up with a lot more unwanted feedback. This article describes certain types of online users that can make your life hell and how to deal with them. Read more »

Asp 3 Programmer Needed

by anaxamaxan | Client in need of a webmaster for servicing existing ASP web application. Read more »

How Good Does Your Web Site Look On Paper

by ideahamster | Even in the digital age, pen and paper play a critical role in creating an effective web site. Read more »

A Touch Of Class Skinable Javascript

by codepo8 | By now, almost all web developers have realised that it does make sense to separate structure from presentation and behaviour. Sadly enough, not too many openly available Javascripts do the same. Learn how to enhance markup while keeping the visuals in the CSS rather than in Javascript var... Read more »

Usability University Opens Doors

by cmulligan | The Usability University, operated jointly by the federal government's General Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce an exciting series of workshops, training, and professional development courses. Focused primarily on accessibili... Read more »

Learning To Let Go

by codepo8 | Accessibility and Usability are discussed a lot more lately than the last few years. Many rumours and half truths about accessibility and the law make non technical colleagues come up to us with questions about accessiibility. Most developers make the mistake of considering accessibility a... Read more »

Css3 The New Frontier

by DanteCubed | Web Development stands on the edge of mostly unexplored territory — the mysterious realm of CSS3. How will CSS3 radically change the way we create websites? More importantly, what bits of CSS3 are already supported? This article will answer these questions. Read more »

Book Review Defensive Design For The Web

by branko | Contingency design lets you take all those things into account that can happen when real users start visiting your website. Defensive Design for the Web is a book that shows you in a clear and concise way what can go wrong and how to turn that to your advantage. Read more »

Php Job In India

by nainil | Programming and design of web-based applications for a range of products. Read more »

Don T Submit Your Website To Any Search Engines

by trenton | There is no need to submit your website to search engines. This article argues that if you create a good enough website they'll find you anyway. Read more »

The Best Web Development Tool Ever

by codepo8 | What is the best tool to develop web products? Is there one that helps us create faster, more efficient and clean without costing a lot of money? Yes, there is, and you have been using it for ages. Read more »

Formatting Numbers For Currency Display And More

by georgec | Formatting numbers so they conform to a specific format in JavaScript can be deceivingly tricky, such as the currency format. This articles looks at number formatting, from rounding to formatting numbers for currency display using two new methods of JavaScript 1.5. Read more »

I Am User Hear Me Roar

by codepo8 | You want them, you need them - Users. Hear from one of them what you might do wrong and what you can do to make up for that. Read more »

A Quick And Dirty Css Hack Png Backgrounds

by notabene | With the expanding support for PNG in modern browsers, Internet Explorer's lack of support has become increasingly frustrating. Here is a way to try to bypass its limitation without javascript: PNG for recent browsers, GIF for the others. Read more »

Play It Again Sam Flash Timelines In Reverse

by ideahamster | Sooner or later, every Flash developer is surprised to learn how difficult it is to play a movie backwards in FLASH. This brief tutorial presents an innovative approach. Read more »

10 New Ways To Speed Up Download Time

by trenton | Stop people waiting for your pages! This article presents some old tricks and some new ones too, many CSS-related. See how many you already know and learn something new! Read more »

How To Help And Get Help Online

by codepo8 | Finding and giving solutions to problems fast and easy is one of the great things about the web. To make this process as useful and painless as possible there are some things you can do. This article gives some tips how to help or get helped without much hassle. Read more »

How To Get Published On Evolt Org

by codepo8 |

Sometimes you may wonder why there isn't any new content on for a longer time. Well, we do receive a lot of articles, but a lot of them are not fit for release on this very site.

All the more annoying and depressing for the writer when we have to formulate a nice email ... Read more »

Socket Programming In Python

by premshree | In this article I shall discuss socket programming in Python. I have explained the concepts using a sample Python client and a server. Read more »

Javascript Navigation Cleaner Not Meaner

by codepo8 | Javascript makes HTML more interactive and can increase usability. It can also mess up the markup code with loads of event handlers. Which is not at all necessary, as this example explains. Read more »

Where What Vision Theory In Practice

by hgquinn | In this second article about Margaret Livingstone's Where and What

vision systems, theory is put into practice. A real world design problem is

analyzed and resolved using an understanding of how these two distinct vision

systems work. Read more »

On Time Every Time Timing Material In Cf

by gothwalk | Providing timed in and timed out material can allow you to kick back and relax over the holidays, secure in the knowledge that all your holiday graphics and greetings will appear on your site at the right time - and disappear again when the day is over. This article shows how to do this in... Read more »

Php Coding Contest

by MattWade | has released a new PHP Coding Contest. Write a program to play black jack. Read more »

Absolute Lists Alternatives To Divs

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Php Login Script With Remember Me Feature

by jpmaster77 | This tutorial will teach you how to create a login member system with the popular "Remember me" feature. Allows use of MySQL and flat file databases. Read more »

Where What Vision Systems And Visual Design

by hgquinn | Neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone researches human vision systems and art. With a little understanding of her Where and What vision systems, you can learn how to punch up your designs and graphics, and get a handle on elusive design problems. Read more »

Php Coding Guidelines

by pwaring | The guidelines that I follow when writing my PHP scripts; can be helpful to have something like this if you're working on a joint project. Read more »

Give Me Five Evolt

by notabene | Five years already. This article wants to celebrate evolt's longevity... and elfur's pugnacity for celebration...! Read more »

Five Years That S All We Ve Got

by spinhead | Much has changed at over its five years. Much has not. We are the change we want to see in the world. Read more »

What Was Then Is Now

by elfur | We've come a long way, five years and counting. When we started this community five years ago we had a mission, a vision and strong urge to give back what the web had brought us. But how does the present compare to the past? Read more »

Tracking Your Users In The Access Logs

by calimehtar | Server logs, ubiquitous and humble as they are, deserve a second look. They are most web sites' only source for statistically relevant information about user behaviour and with a little creativity you can get much more out of them than your preconfigured log analysis application might lea... Read more »

Book Review Speed Up Your Site

by 4serendipity | Andy King's recent book collects, outlines, and evaluates a large number of methods and techniques to make your sites perform better. Read more »

Talking Bout My Generation Marketing Research

by ideahamster | The benefits of conducting marketing research and the costs of conducting marketing research always seem to be at odds. A few simple measures can reduce these odds. Read more »

An Explorer Script With No Need For Id

by codepo8 | As a lot of people use windows explorer to navigate through their harddisk, more and more people ask for the same navigation for deeply nested web sites. This article explains how to develop one of these in a backward-compatible, expandable and accessible way. Read more »

Dynamic Ip Redirection

by jverde | Those working on the internet as webdevelopers or webdesigners more than often find the need to host webservers on their own machines to let their clients follow their work. The problem is that as the IP changes, the address they gave their clients will stop working. To solve that, several... Read more »

Plug Ins Getting Unplugged From Ie

by aardvark | Thanks to the Eolas lawsuit against Microsoft, developers may need to rebuild how embedded applications are treated in an updated Internet Explorer, while resulting in incompatible, invalid, and potentially inaccessible code. Makers of rich media offer suggestions and work-arounds for the ... Read more »

Dynamic Web Menu System Requirements

by nicolaasuni | This article outlines some requirements for a Dynamic Web Menu System requirements, giving you a reference that will help you to more efficiently evaluate or design these systems. Read more »

Why Verisign S Wildcard Dns Is A Bad Idea

by spinhead | Verisign, owners of what was once Network Solutions, have introduced a new wrinkle to the web. By adding 'wildcards' to their domain name settings, any domain name not found will be redirected to their 'helpful search portal.' This is a Bad Idea. Read more »

Storing Form Array Data To Mysql Using Php

by webinista | Got an array from a form? Need to store it to a database? Here's how. Read more »

Style Without Substance Will Html Email Survive

by ideahamster | While pop-up windows exhale a dying breath, HTML-based email messages find themselves looking at a similar fate. Surveys in 2003 are showing that plain text email messages are becoming more popular, and more successful, than HTML counterparts. Read more »

The Design Of Sites Author Interview

by TheBigFox | What are patterns and how can they help in building a successful site? We interviewed the authors of "The Design of Sites: Patterns, principles and processes for crafting a customer-centered web experience". Read more »

Macromedia Releases Coldfusion Mx 6 1

by Jeff Howden | Macromedia releases ColdFusion MX 6.1, a release that incorporates a large number of bug fixes and significant improvements to performance, functionality, installation, and interoperability. Read more »

Successful Inline Lists In Netscape 4

by bmason | Inline lists are a popular technique, particularly for creating semantically correct horizontal navigation tools. But Netscape 4 has problems rendering such lists. Here's how to work around it and get a functioning inline list. Read more »

Did You Get My Email

by ideahamster | The only thing shorter than a New York minute is an email one. How to manage the expectations of emailers. Read more »

Add Geography To Your Web Site For A Better View

by glothin | How can a science that studies the features and characteristics of a space (e.g. the Earth) improve our websites? In this article I will introduce examples of methods we can use involving geography to improve site usability by adding unique visualization to our sites. Read more »

Restricting Access To Your Javascript Libraries

by georgec | The nature of JavaScript libraries means they can be accessed and utilized by any site online, not just yours. Learn how to restrict access to your libraries to only your own sites, warding off bandwidth theft in the process. Read more »

Browser Wars Ii The Saga Continues

by ppk | For the first time in three years something has happened in browser land. In fact, major events have started happening at a breathtaking pace. Time for a long overview that tells the whole story. Read more »

Dynamic Websites On A Cd

by rob.smith | In this article, I will attempt to illustrate what it takes to bring your favorite dynamic website to your system, without the big WWW. This tutorial includes the use of ASP (VBScript) and a Microsoft Access 97 database. Don't forget the CD of course. Read more »

Php Coding Contest

by MattWade | has released a new PHP Coding Contest. Read more »

Abracadabra Automating Analog And Report Magic

by ideahamster | Analog may be the most popular Web stats analyzer in the world, but it isn't the most intuitive program for Windows users to automate. These step-by-step instructions will get the program working on your NT server, like magic. Read more »

Accessible Interdependent Select Boxes

by codepo8 | An example of how to redesign interdependent select boxes to make them accessible without losing too much usability benefit or interactivity. Read more »

Mask Your Web Server For Enhanced Security

by port80 | Masking or anonymizing a Web server involves removing identifying details that intruders could use to detect your OS and Web server vendor and version. This information, while providing little or no utility to legitimate users, is often the starting place for crackers, blackhat hackers and... Read more »

Towards Next Generation Urls

by port80 | For many years we have heard about the impending death of URLs that are difficult to type, remember and preserve. The use of URLs has actually improved little thus far, but changes are afoot in both development practices and Web server technology that should help advance URLs to the next g... Read more »

A Brief Introduction To Cvs

by migurski | CVS, the Concurrent Versions System, is the developer’s magic bullet - it provides a centralized system for tracking changes, synchronizing edits from multiple contributors, and keeping numerous drafts of a project from getting out of hand. Read more »

Effectively Implementing Sql Phrasebooks

by tag | Implementing fast, portable SQL Phrasebooks using string formatting. Examples in PHP and Perl. Read more »

Clever Forms With Php

by codepo8 | Creating forms that check for mandatory fields and highlight them if they are forgotten can be quite a pain. Accessibility tools such as Bobby make it even worse, as they expect an initial value for each element. Learn how to use two small PHP functions to do this job for you. Read more »

To Png Or Not To Png

by calimehtar | PNG was designed to replace GIF as the standard image format for lossless compression on the internet. It claims better compression than GIF, full alpha transparency, and gamma correction. All common browsers today support PNG in at least a limited way, and is a recommendation of the W3C.G... Read more »

Lead Web Developer Microsoft Seattle Area

by BrianToole | Are you expert at writing concise, cross-browser HTML/CSS for broad-reach consumer sites? Can your code easily scale from thousands to millions of users a day? Don't you wish that Microsoft sites set a better example for using web standards? If you answered "yes" to any of these questi... Read more »

User Friendly Forms In Php

by jesteruk | In this tutorial I'll show you a way to make your forms more friendly with PHP, so users don't have to keep filling forms in if they make a mistake. Read more »

Syndication Sharing Content Across Websites

by svdvliet | Content syndication via the Internet is rapidly becoming a popular way to disseminate content or to collect and redistribute it via other websites and intranets. Below we discuss how content syndication can benefit your organization. We explain the technology in clear and non-technical lan... Read more »

Mod Deflate And Apache 2 0 X

by spierzchala | Content Compression can be cheap and easy when you use mod_deflate in the new Apache 2.0.x Read more »

The Google Dance

by 4serendipity | Goolge's monthly index update has become known as the "Google Dance." Learn more about the Dance, how to track it, and its significance. Read more »

Reinventing Hypertext Links

by Xanadu | How to clarify links on a web page so the user can tell instantly what they represent. Read more »

Camel Poop Object Oriented Programming In Perl

by khurtwilliams | Most people are not aware of the fact that Perl has support for object-oriented programming. If you've used another object-oriented programming language such as Java or C++ or been exposed to object-orientation then object oriented programming in Perl is nothing like that. To do real usef... Read more »

Socket Programming In Perl

by premshree | Using sockets in Perl, it is possible to communicate to a server using a client program. Here, I will explain how using sockets a client program can communicate to a server. The client program is run at the client-side while the server program runs in the Internet. For testing the program,... Read more »

Cingular Wireless Redesign

by shifter | The next big commercial site to utilize XHTML for markup and CSS for layout and presentation is Cingular Wireless. Read more »

Password Encryption Rationale And Java Example

by madeonmoon | Most of the web sites today have some sort of a registration module where a user is asked to choose a username/password combination. You might wonder if the password you provide will be kept well-protected (read encrypted). In case you are the person designing such backend registration co... Read more »

Forward Compatibility And Web Standards

by ppk | The current definition of forward compatibility in web design leans far too heavily on web standards. This short article gives arguments against intertwining these two concepts. Read more »

Voice Over Web The Future

by schaapy | A thought toward the future of Voice over the web. Making dynamic sites from voice and search capabilities. Read more »

Using Pear S Mimedecode Module

by gvtulder | In this article, we will explore the mimeDecode module of PEAR to see how we can easily decode MIME email. Read more »

Wrox And Glasshaus Going Out Of Business

by rhill | The company that owns Glasshaus and Wrox is going out of business, and taking the tech book publishers with them. Read more »

Wap For Fun And Profit Part 1 Basic Wml Format

by bennettpr | Though regarded by some as a flop and by many as at least a disappointment, the use of WAP continues to increase. Add some WAP skills to your quiver and see if you can make use of this quirky beast.

*Note - for those of you without a WAP capable device, you can download a free PC... Read more »

Php Coding Contest

by MattWade | A new PHP Coding Contest is available at Read more »

Poodle Predictor See Your Site Like Google Does

by www_richardinfo_com | One of the challenges a webmaster faces when designing a site, is getting it well-placed in the search-engines. There is many a site stuck with an ugly Google listing, because the designer didn't realise search-engines don't use Javascript, or cookies, for instance.

Poodle Predictor c... Read more »

Permission Based Content Notifications In Plone

by MartinB | Many sites need to be able to announce new content to their registered users. Wouldn't it be good if they did so only when the users have given them permission to do so and the content was genuinely of interest to each recipient? Here's a system for doing just that, using the Plone/Zope ... Read more »

Php Frontend To Imagemagick

by gvtulder | In this article, we will write a script to connect ImageMagick to PHP. You can

then generate thumbnails and other versions of your images on-the-fly, by just

editing the url. Read more »

Stephen Hawking And Me Flash Mx Accessibility

by dl_byron | The purpose of the article is to share my experience with Flash accessibility and offer the readers tips to make it work. Hearing your site can be quite unnerving, especially when the voice of Stephen Hawking reads it. There's also a Flash accessibility gotcha that I explain. It's not a ... Read more »

Dynamically Filtering Dropdown Lists In Javascript

by stormy | This article describes a technique that takes input from a form text field and uses it to bring matching options to the top in a dropdown list Read more »

Netscape Devedge Redesign

by shifter | The Netscape DevEdge website has been redesigned and unveiled with valid code. The new design boasts XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS, along with many goodies. Read more »

Formulating Formatted Fractions With Php

by hal | This shows a way to present an unknown list of numbers sorted, collated, and formatted to the nearest 1/16, using PHP. Read more »

Practical Persona Creation

by dkr | Don't know what a persona is? Want an interesting and fairly easy way to help you get to know and advocate for your users? Practical Persona Creation is a simple overview, with a few real world examples, of how to create and use personas as well as some ideas to get you started learning... Read more »

Opera 7 Released

by hyphen | Move over Mozilla and Safari. With the seventh major release of the third most popular browser, Opera has gained back the respect that it deserves with the fastest, most compliant rendering engine dubbed "Presto". Read more »

A Corporate Redesign Part I

by shifter | In this article we will be completely redesigning the Microsoft website to show the power of the tools we have. Making it 100% usable, valid, and table-less. The new design will maintain all of the functionality of the real site. Read more »

More Than Standards

by shifter | Where we should be headed as a development community and what we have to look forward to. Pushing technology farther and keeping our standards in mind. Read more »

Interview With Eric Meyer

by TheBigFox | What is the future of CSS and how complex is the learning curve for a web developer? Eric Meyer answers our questions. Read more »

Icann Moves Org Away From Verisign

by aardvark | This Saturday, the .org top-level domain (TLD) will no longer be privately managed. With VeriSign's contract with ICANN for management of the .org TLD ending December 31, 2002, ICANN put management of the new registry out to bid and has chosen the Internet Society (ISOC) / Public Interest... Read more »

Html Email Isn T Rich

by mynameismonkey | A fresh, corporate view of HTML email. Read more »

How To Make A Simple Css Dropdown Menu

by trfc791 | You've seen those cool Javascript menus that drop down subitems when you move your mouse over them or click on them. One day, in a fit of boredom, I set out to achieve the same effect via CSS. Read more »

On Safari

by aardvark | Safari's the neat-o new quick browser for OSX that runs off the Konqueror guts and impresses the heck outta your neighbors. Read more »

Simple Localization With Php

by emm | On PHP DevCenter, Adam Trachtenberg and Joao Prado Maia have described interesting ways to localize web sites with PHP. I'm offering another alternative, which should be easy for non-programmers to use. Read more »

The Pear Soap Implementation

by dilipt | This article will step you through one of the leading SOAP implementations -- PEAR::SOAP, its installation, and then detail an example 'Hello World' SOAP application using PEAR::SOAP.

PEAR::SOAP is an implementation that is based on SOAPx4 and offers a basic, yet very useful way o... Read more »

Gorilla Usability

by dkr | Not everyone has time to conduct a formal usability study, or the money to invest in a full blown usability initiative, and frankly, lots of times that might not be the best option anyway. Sometimes a designer or developer needs that one-on-one, maker-to-user interface. Gorilla Usability ... Read more »

Developing Wbt With The Addie M Isd Model

by hermithaag | Today's demanding eLearning development enviornment has left many development teams befuddled while trying to satisfy several initiatives and standards to make government and industry eLearning more efficient (508 Accessibility, SCORM). Not having a formal planning process representative ... Read more »

Winning And Keeping Corporate Clients

by MartinB | This is an article about selling to medium and large organisations, based on both selling to, and buying for corporate clients, and making sure that all concerned are happy about the result. Read more »

Super Ragged Floats

by nileshch | The popular way of wrapping text along the irregular outline of an image is to use sliced images and float them around. If you don't want image slices, here's a clean standards-compliant alternative. Read more »

Festive Beervolts

by MartinB | Want to get together with other evolters over the holidays? Organise it here! Read more »

Web Scripting And Logic Or Boolean Algebra

by spinhead | A basic understanding of Boolean algebra, or 'logic', is essential for building web applications, as it is in virtually all computer programming. This article is an introduction to to the terminology and concepts necessary to include logic in your web applications. Read more »

Css D Finds New Home At Evolt Org

by aardvark | The incredibly popular, active, and valuable mailing list devoted to Cascading Style Sheets, CSS-Discuss (css-d), has moved its hosting to After some brief list overlap, and a lot of server tweaking, the list opened its doors to its new home Monday, December 9. Read more »

The Lifecycle Of Web Accessibility

by TheBigFox | You can't believe how easy it is to turn a potentially accessible site into an inaccessible one. Developing a site for web accessibility has its own life cycle that is strictly interconnected with other disciplines such as graphic design, application development and content management. He... Read more »

Review Css Separating Content From Presentation

by spinhead | If you're ready to cross over to the world of cascading style sheets, or if you know the basics but want a better grasp of the overall picture and the practical details, authors Owen Briggs, Steve Champeon, Eric Costello, and Matt Patterson have done an excellent job of showing the way. Read more »

Say Bye Bye To The Pie Chart

by zurb | I've tried a few site metrics/site analysis/usability tools, and found one I like. Instead of divorcing the data from the site, it actually (gasp!) puts the data in context, and in a pretty unique interface... Read more »

Free Books For Evolt Org Members

by MartinB | How you can get your hands on a free copy of the Glasshaus book: "Usability, The Site Speaks for Itself" this holiday season. Read more »

Quick Color Class

by aardvark | Because it is often necessary to reproduce the colors in identity materials when building a web page, it helps to know what to expect from the displays that will actually see the page you create as well as account for those users who may not perceive color in the same way. Read more »

Flash Remoting Demystified

by paulpsd7 | Flash Remoting is Macromedia's brave attempt to make Flash into a front-end web application development tool, and they've done a great job. Now all that remains is to figure out how to use it. Read more »

Php Intro To Objects And Classes

by blunderman | PHP's Object Oriented capabilities may not be complete, but the benefits of convenience and code re-use from using Objects and Classes are here now. If you are already dabbling in PHP, but haven't yet checked out Classes, have a look at this simple (but useful) example of an Error Messa... Read more »

Senior Programmer Buffalo Ny

by aardvark | Algonquin Studios is looking for a Senior Programmer. Knowledge of Microsoft technologies is preferred, but we really care more about your Unreal Tournament scores. Read more »

An Introduction To Generating Sequences With Sql

by Junglee | Did mama say that "while" and "for" loops were the only ways to generate patterned sequences? Well, mama was wrong! The plain old SQL SELECT statement will do just fine. Read more »

Evaluating A Database

by jul_geo | An overview of factors to consider when deciding to use database technology. Read more »

Collapsible Page Elements With Dom

by codepo8 | This article shows you how to use DOM Javascript to create collapsible elements in an HTML document. It explains the basics how to do them and how to make them accessible for older browsers. Read more »

Designing Your Pages For Search Engines

by tull | Search engine optimization is becoming a key part of what it means to be a web developer. Getting your clients traffic ain't easy - but a little thought at the design stage will make things much easier in the long run. Read more »

Courtesy Titles And Webform Design Recommendations

by siliconglen | Courtesy Titles. Their use, misuse and guidelines for flexible international website design Read more »

Automatic Toc Generation

by mishoo | Many one-page HTML documents need to have a simple "Table of Contents". Writing it by hand can be difficult to maintain after some time. This article proposes a JavaScript-based solution of the problem with support for external CSS styling. Read more »

Information Architecture Blueprints For The Web

by mantruc | This is a great book for all practitioners of Information Architecture. It doesn't matter if you are new to the discipline or an experienced architect,

you'll still learn lots of useful stuff from Christina. The traditional subjects of IA are

presented in a refreshing point o... Read more »

What Shall We Do With The W3c Dom

by ppk | Summary of a discussion on Evolt and WDF-DOM.

Does the W3C DOM offer us radically new opportunities to allow user control over the interface of our sites? If it does, is it a good idea? What sites will it work for? Read more »

Information Architecture For Everyone

by dkr | The purpose of this article is to help you define information architecture so that you can

recognize when it is you are wearing an IA hat, as well as provide you some tips, basics

and resources to help you build the most well architected sites possible. So let's get

started. Read more »

Macromedia Introduces Content Management Tool

by wb38 | Macromedia has announced a new client-side content management tool called Contribute, that easily allows web developers to maintain the control they need while providing content editors the freedom to make changes to web content without assistance. Read more »

How Xml Accommodates Human Authored Content

by dougdomeny | Widespread adoption of XML technology depends on DTD and schema designs that provide a structure convenient for humans. In other words, people will use XML only if it is easy and solves a problem. Managing semi-structured content for multiple audiences across multiple media (for example, t... Read more »

Book Review The Geek S Guide To Internet Business

by beltrini | This is not a technical how-to book. It is a concise, lucidly written guide to business strategies, targeted at the so-called “geeks” who comprise a significant portion of the web development workforce. Author, Bob Schmidt is an advertising industry veteran, with over two decad... Read more »

Community News Sep Oct 2002

by dmah | September and October happenings among our community. Dive in and see what's been

going on behind the scenes, along with some of what your fellow

members have done. Read more »

Alt And Beyond Making Web Graphics Accessible

by wiseguysonly | Many developers still view graphics and accessibility as being on opposing ends of the web development scale. The truth is that including graphics in your documents does not mean your page has to be any less accessible. In fact graphics can be used to enhance the accessibility of a page. T... Read more »

Ten Things To Do With Iis

by iisdude | It would be nice if everything ran in a vacuum so that when something goes wrong you know what caused it, but in the real world most software is dependent on other software. ASP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, JSP, Perl are no different... they run on top of IIS. Here's a list of ten ways to make I... Read more »

Spam Proofing Your Website

by optimization | Spam-bots and email harvesters are crawling your site every day - here's a simple guide to making sure your email addresses are invisible to these nasty critters. Read more »

Separating An Object From Its Background

by pegaweb | Put that Magic Wand away! This tutorial shows how to separate an image from its background by using Adobe Photoshop's Freeform Pen tool. Read more »

Dhmtl Engineer Yahoo Inc Sunnyvale Ca

by laurab | The Personalization Engineering Group is looking for a DHTML expert to extend the functionality of our personalized portals including My Yahoo!. Read more »

Introduction To Xfml Core Concepts

by pedrito | Even for experienced metadata practitioners, some of the concepts in XFML can

be a bit weird. An XFML map consists of a number of facets (containers),

that each have trees of topics in them. It also contains a list of pages

with occurrences of topics on those pages. Read more »

The Meta Search Engines

by daniel_bazac | I know what you're thinking: Google gives you such accurate results that you don't need any other search tool. Well, let's see about that. Read more »

Macromedia S Struggle

by DevilM | Macromedia had to make many hard choices on the road to the top, but was it worth it? Now that its struggle is over, the company is one of the top players in the Web development world. Read more »

Using Setinterval To Make A Javascript Listener

by pixelmech | If you have ever been frustrated by the need to be able to periodically check a condition - and then act upon, then you need a listener! And no, setTimeout is NOT the answer. Read more »

Interview With Monty Widenius

by MattWade | Submit your questions for Monty Widenius, designer and lead programmer of MySQL. Read more »

Building Accessible Tables

by wiseguysonly | CSS and XHTML have given tables a pretty rough ride in recent times. Of course, this is the fault of just about all web developers who have at some point in their career used them for laying out page elements. This article is not about using tables for layout. It is about how to use tables... Read more »

12 Steps To A Bigger Better Debugger

by nagrom | If you write code, you need big debug muscles. Become an adept debugger and you'll write cleaner apps, in shorter time. Learn how to get bigger debuggers in 12 easy steps. Read more »

The Digital Darkroom

by creed | How to use software to salvage those digital pictures that — had they been old-fashioned prints — would have been thrown in a dusty old shoe box, and pushed to the back of the wardrobe. Read more »

Web Mechanics Or Web Masters

by mynameismonkey | Raising the public level of trust in web professionals. Read more »

System Developer Milwaukee Wisconsin

by mr_risk | NFC is looking for a dynamic, confident, and self-motivated individual to take on the position of System Developer. Technical knowledge in Microsoft technologies, including Windows 2000, SQL Server, .Net, IIS, ASP, VBScript, Fox Pro. Additional experience would be a plus in ADO.NET, OO des... Read more »

Community News August 2002

by dmah | August happenings among our community. Dive in and see what's been going on behind the scenes, along with some of what your fellow members have done. Read more »

Regular Expressions In Javascript

by liorean | An explanation of concept and a reference to using regex in JavaScript, with some compatibility notes. Read more »

Revisiting Table Layouts Revisited

by bmason | A response/reaction to Zeldman's recent reflections on the experience of table versus CSS layout. Read more »

Optimising Return On Investment With Intranets

by dry | Intranets and Extranets have undoubted impact on a companies bottom line.

However, companies must vigorously understand their business and the manner in which eBusiness initiatives can benefit them. Read more »

June July 2002 Monthly Recap

by aardvark | June and July happenings among our community. Dive in and see what's been going on behind the scenes, along with some of what your fellow members have done. Read more »

A Revised Method Of Defining Link Pseudo Classes

by bmason | An examination of another technique for defining link pseudo-classes in CSS Read more »

Describing Document Text For Accessibility

by wiseguysonly | A key focus of accessible web site design is providing equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content.

Because it is generally assumed that the raw text in a web document literally speaks for itself, it is often overlooked in accessibility checks. Although it is not dangerous... Read more »

The Good Bad And Downright Ugly Of Flash Email

by FDG_Tom | Send Rich Media, Streaming or Flash Email may be all the rage with Marketers and Advertisers alike. But is it as effective as all of the folks trying to sell you on it say it is? Read on for some tips concerning what you should know before you try to send Flash & other Rich Media Email. Read more »

Envisioning Information By Edward Tufte

by mantruc | The central problem of this study is presented in the first paragraph of the introduction:

The world is complex, dynamic, multidimensional; the paper is static, flat.

How are we to represent the rich visual world of experience and measurement on mere flatland? Read more »

Handling Anonymous File Uploads In Coldfusion

by Nepolon | Sometimes it is necessary to allow absolute strangers to upload files to your server through a form. When that happens you can find yourself giving away the keys to the server. This article intends to show you where to start with limiting the files submitted by unauthenticated users. Read more »

Using Xml With Php Without Any Apache Changes

by codepo8 | XML is sexy, PHP and XML is a cheap and good way to create and syndicate your website. Now, when you have your own server, you can set up all the necessary apache add-ons to explore the PHP-XML relationship to the full extend. When you own a virtual server at an ISP, you can't do that. St... Read more »

Html Is Not An Acronym

by csaila | So what is? Discover the difference between an acronym, an abbreviation, and an initialism while learning some suggestions on how to treat them in Web pages. Read more »

Downtime This Weekend

by MartinB | The main site is back up after the server move, but the browser archive, site, and all lists will be down until probably Friday, August 9 as they go through further configuration. Read more »

Image Manipulation With Cfmx And Jai

by DevilM | One of the most requested extensions to ColdFusion is the ability to do image

manipulation. Whether the request is as simple as just getting the rendered

height and width of an image or as complex as creating a thumbnail in a different

format, the Java Advanced Imaging API (JAI... Read more »

Dvb Html A New Standard Part 3

by mark_bolton | In Part 2 we looked at the DTD and Xhtml Module application for a DVB-HTML application. Now we have established the type of document and accessing the new module functions we can look at what we can do with the document. DVB-HTML includes additional controls for triggering functions during... Read more »

Mozilla 1 1 Beta Released

by devhen | As Mozilla 1.1 Beta is released today I am again reminded of the monumental role the Internet browser plays in the IT industry. Read more »

Using Php For Date Processing In Forms

by jacksonyee | A short overview describing PHP functions which can make using date fields in forms much easier for you. Read more »

Guidelines For The Use Of Lt Span Gt

by KUQ | Some guidelines for when (not) to use <span> Read more »

Wai To Go

by mynameismonkey | A brief text on standards compliance for newer webmasters. Read more »

Php Text Marker An Alternative

by Markavian | A server side PHP version of the DHTML Text Maker (an Experiment). The server side solution to highlighting user specified search text. (Like google). Read more »

Php Coding Contest

by MattWade | has posted their latest PHP Coding Contest. Read more »

Email Interface Design 101

by pedrito | An Internet service (like a website) doesn't have to use the web

as its main or only interface. Email interfaces offer the advantages of being

asynchronous (you don't have to be online to use it) and fast for

repetitive sending of one step commands to a web server... Read more »

Dvb Html A New Standard Part 2

by mark_bolton | In Part 1 we looked at the uses of Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) DVB-HTML and its effect on web development. Now we start to look in further detail at the Standard and its effect on web development. Read more »

Dhtml Text Marker An Experiment

by Junglee | Always liked the way some search engines (like google newsgroup search) highlight keywords in result pages ? Heres a way to do just that using plain old client-side javascript and some DHTML Read more »

Dvb Html A New Standard Part 1

by mark_bolton | Our digital world is expanding. Where is the future for web development? With the introduction of the new digital broadcast standards world-wide, is there a new direction for web development into the interactive broadcast and other applications. Utilising the Multimedia Home Platform stand... Read more »

Storage And Re Use Of Images Using Php Gd Part 2

by gvtulder | Publishing images on the web is nice, but tedious. It would be nice if we could use a system that automates the uploading, storage, converting and resizing of our images. We could feed that system our images once, and retrieve them later in many different formats. In this article, we will ... Read more »

A Touch Of Class

by luminosity | When structuring sites for use with CSS it’s important to know when, and, more importanly, when not to use classes. Read more »

Extending Headings With Xml

by luminosity | One of the problems with the way the current heading system works is that headings are not associated with their content. However, if you are using XML in the form of XHTML, then you can use XML namespaces to extend heading behavious. Read more »

New Doctype Sniffing In Upcoming Mozilla Releases

by bmason | Mozilla 1.01 and 1.1 will add a new "almost standards" mode to its DOCTYPE sniffer. Read more »

The Integration Barrier Is Costing Money

by simd | Poor integration means that business has failed to benefit from the full potential of technology. By improving integration and usability in four key areas, so success will follow. Perhaps even consumers could find themselves empowered by a single interface for e-commerce transactions. Read more »

Book Review Usable Web Menus

by aardvark | Book review of the new glasshaus title, Usable Web Menus, authored by Andy Beaumont, Dave Gibbons, Jody Kerr, and Jon Stephens. Read more »

Remembering Non Registered Visitors

by Martin Tsachev | You have a couple of forms on your site that require the same user information or

a single form that is frequently resubmitted by visitors. You don't have the time to implement

user registration and don't want to spend hours or days learning somebody else's code.

You are not s... Read more »

Document Body Doctype Switching And More

by ppk | When using a doctype that switches Explorer 6 to Compatibility Mode, several properties of

document.body are reassigned to document.documentElement.

Unfortunately I can find no overall theoretical model that explains what the effect of a

doctype switch is. Maybe you can? Read more »

Web Database Applications With Php Mysql

by briandonovan | PHP's speed of execution, gentle learning curve, and ease of development have contributed to its popularity, especially when teamed with MySQL, as a tool for building dynamic sites. Williams and Lane have written a thorough step-by-step guide to building web database applications with PH... Read more »

Community News May 2002

by aardvark | May happenings among our community. Dive in and see what's been going on behind the scenes, along with some of what your fellow members have done. Read more »

One Browser Many Names

by ppk | Now that the world has been enriched by both Netscape 7 Preview Release and

Mozilla 1.0 Final,

many people have lost track of all Netzilla/Moscape releases. So it's time for an overview of the many names of this browser. Read more »

Help Support Evolt Org

by | Interested in giving back to, but don't have time to write an article or help us run things behind the scenes? Well, here's your chance. I'll answer your questions about why, how and what to give, our affiliate hosting program, and a way to inquire about more information. Read more »

Style Switcher In Asp

by aardvark | As more and more sites move away from embedded style tags (<font> tags, for example), the benefits of CSS to customize a user's visit has become all the rage. It's hard to find a site bragging about its use of XHTML and CSS for layout that doesn't have a style switcher of some so... Read more »

Google Gets The Most Traffic

by 4serendipity | New metrics for search engine usage based on "search hours" indicate that Google is used more than any other search engine. Read more »

Mozilla 1 0 Right On Time

by aardvark | 4 years, 3 dozen components, 2 skipped Netscape versions, 1.0 Mozilla. Now, how long until the first point release? Read more »

Nielsen Snipes E Comm Sites Teams With Macromedia

by aardvark | Jakob Nielsen, in a busy week, releases a report criticizing e-commerce sites, and teams up with Macromedia to help them make Flash 99% less bad. Read more »

Embed Html In Xml Retrieve It With Xsl

by Nautilus | Ever had problems putting HTML within XML? Here's a solution that will let you leave your HTML in peace — providing backwards compatible HTML in your XML applications. Read more »

Forms Javascript Living Together In Harmony

by Jeff Howden | Most developers don't surf the web with JavaScript turned off on purpose (with the obvious exception of the aardvark) so they probably aren't aware of the devastating effects caused by the irresponsible use of JavaScript when working with forms. Fortunately, there are rarely instances w... Read more »

Creating A Login Script With Asp

by Neil | This article will show you how to include a simple login script in your ASP pages that will effectively password protect restricted sections of your site. Read more »

Creating A Login Script With Asp Part Ii

by Neil | Following on from part I, this article expands on the simple login script in your ASP pages, adding multiple users and querying the user database. Read more »

Incoming Mail And Php

by gvtulder | We all know how to send email from PHP. Actually, it's quite easy: mail("to@me", "Hello", "Hello"); Handling mail the other way, sending email to PHP is a task much more unknown. In this article, we will write and install a script that we can send an email to... Read more »

Form Validation An Object Oriented Approach

by ben_g | Everyone who develops a form for a website, be it a simple contact form or a more complex form for collecting order information for an e-commerce site, needs to address the issue of validating and handling the data collected from it. A server-side, object-oriented approach can lend scalabi... Read more »

Make Your Php Code Portable

by Martin Tsachev | There's a lot of PHP code available for free on the net but also not all of it

can run on your system as it is. This article shows you how to distribute a setup required by your program to run. Read more »

Show Your Attributes

by csaila | This mini-tutorial illustrates how to use the W3C's Document Object Model to access element attributes, like title and href, and display them on a Web page. Read more »

Accessibility Laws In Canada

by taracleveland | You know all about the how-to of web site accessibility, you even know about section 508 and the ADA, but your site is Canadian and you can't convince your self/boss/client/muckity-muck to change the design of the site you're working on to make it accessible. Don't give up - the discrim... Read more »

Using Mysql And Php To Present Excel Spreadsheets

by Jay Blanchard | On occasion web developers are called upon to present output in formats other than HTML, especailly where numeric data is concerned. Here is one tool to add to your arsenal when the need arises. Read more »

Storage And Re Use Of Images Using Php Gd Part 1

by gvtulder | Publishing images on the web is nice, but tedious. It would be nice if we could use a system that automates the uploading, storage, converting and resizing of our images. We could feed that system our images once, and retrieve them later in many different formats. In this article, we will ... Read more »

Creating A Login Script With Php 4 Part Ii

by jesteruk | An update to the "Creating a login script with PHP 4" article. This article offers improved, more efficient coding, better security and some extra features. Read more »

Uk Sme Ecommerce In Profit

by MartinB | Actinic's research says that 72% of UK SME eCommerce sites claimed to be profitable in the year to March 2002 Read more »

Beginning Database Design Part I

by spinhead | Creating a database can be a daunting task to a beginner. As with most complex projects, good database design can be broken down into discrete steps which are easier to manage. Read more »

The Plight Of The Sme Webmaster

by mynameismonkey | Working for the little guy has its ups and downs, so be prepared. Read more »

Build A Rotating Gallery With Coldfusion

by nagrom | This article will show you how to make a database-driven picture gallery that only shows a number of pictures at a time, regardless of how many records are currently in the database. Each day, the gallery code rotates one old item out and one new item in, which keeps the page fresh and un... Read more »

The Abcs Of Cms Part Iv

by Jay Blanchard | Those following the series have come a long way in understanding the theory and practical application of a Content Management System. In this article we go further up the workflow chain, having an editor review the article. Read more »

Php Guidelines

by jesteruk | I see a lot of badly written PHP code around, this article addresses a few of the most common mistakes people make and will, hopefully, encourage some to write better PHP. Read more »

Msie6 Bug With Floating Divs And Spacers

by raphael | Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows has a CSS display bug related to floating and spacer divs, leading to the disappearance of text around those. A very simple fix is available! Read more »

Lastminute Com Hits Operating Profit

by MartinB | Never mind the name, what was once the UK's flagship dot-com has made it into the black three months ahead of schedule. Read more »

The Abcs Of Cms Part Iii

by Jay Blanchard | We'll start up the content management workflow ladder in this installment, and provide plenty of information for the road ahead. Read more »

Printing With Style

by luminosity | An indepth look into the special print mechanisms provided by CSS 2. Read more »

Collecting Your Dues

by beltrini | The issue of payment for your services can be a touchy one. However, you are a professional providing a valuable service. You deserve your due. Don't be afraid to ask for it. Read more »

Automated Creation Of Thumbnails With Php

by gvtulder | When using a Content Management System, it would be easy if you could just upload images, without having to worry about file type and image size. Thumbnails are created on the fly, images are automatically converted to the right file type. With PHP and the GD library, it is very easy to bu... Read more »

Evolt Org Three And A Bit Years On

by neuro | I was just updating my w.e.o. account, when I suddenly noticed I'd registered on the site literally just over three years ago, not long after came about. Three years is a long time for any online community to still be in existence, and I thought it'd be interesting to reflect ... Read more »

Community News For April

by aardvark | April happenings among our community. Dive in and see some of what your fellow members have done. Read more »

Validating A Credit Card Number With Javascript

by activeneter | Sample chapter chunk from the glasshaus book Practical JavaScript for the Usable Web showing how to use JavaScript to perform a mod10 check on credit card numbers. Read more »

Paypal Users Beware

by Jeff Howden | PayPal has generally been very good about security, even going so far as to warn users upon practically every visit to the site to never share their password with anyone. However, this latest scam involving PayPal could fool even the most clued-in of Internet users. The scam arrives in yo... Read more »

Macromedia Announces Preview Release Of Coldfusion

by pfreitag | Macromedia announced today that it would release a �preview release� of its next generation application server ColdFusion MX, formerly code named Neo. Read more »

The Abcs Of Cms Part Ii

by Jay Blanchard | The journey through development of a custom Content Management System continues with some basic setup in preparation for getting users logged in, assigning users a way to navigate the CMS according to their user level, and preparing the database to accept article submission. Read more »

An Internet Timeline

by joshfeingold | In developing an understanding of where we are now, it is often helpful to see where we have come from. In order to accomplish this, I have compiled information a timeline that helps us appreciate our basic browser environment. This timeline covers the development of HTML, CSS, the DOM, J... Read more »

Your First Xslt Page

by teradome | XSLT may just be the tool you've been looking for—get a jump start in here. Read more »

The Abcs Of Cms

by Jay Blanchard | If designing a custom Content Management System (CMS) is in your future then this series of articles discussing CMS theory along with a step-by-step implementation of a CMS is for you! While we'll use PHP and MySQL for this web application project, the code could be adapted to any server-... Read more »

Managing Mailing List Mail

by schaapy | Joining a mailing list for the first time can be rather difficult to get used to. Aaron Schaap points out a few useful tips. Read more »

Good News For Hotmail Users

by damclean | There's a new "free" Webmail player in town. This is good news for Hotmail and Yahoo users, disgruntled by new Terms of Service and fee-for-service agreements. Read more »

Evolt Irc Primer

by garrett | So you've heard all about the IRC channel and you want to give it a spin. Well before you do, please take a few minutes to read through this document. Although it's not meant to be a comprehensive introduction to IRC itself (there are links for further reading at the end), info... Read more »

Where All The Work S Hiding

by MartinB | So, your company wants to thrive in a down market? This article takes a look at what the New Economy's really about, and where it's likely to spawn lots of profitable work over the next couple of years for people and companies with experience of web technologies. Read more »

Mission Impossible Mouse Position

by ppk | A cross-browser script for finding the mouse coordinates during an event must necessarily use a browser detect, something I truly loathe. The problem is, believe it or not, that Explorer correctly follows the standard. Read more »

We Need A Different Single Sign On Solution

by DevilM | I have been talking about what is wrong with single sign-on (SSO) solutions for a while apparently to no avail as more and more vendors role out new solutions based on the same flawed model. Certainly SSO is more convenient, but at what cost? In a follow-up to my recent article on evolt.or... Read more »

Separating Asp Code From Html In Templates

by Junglee | Looking for a method to separate server-side script code from your HTML layouts? Looking to reuse the same part of the layout in various pages without duplication? Looking for ways to make print versions and alternate navigations easily?

Here's a method that will get you going with a ... Read more »

Eu Opposes Content Blocking

by MartinB | Unlike Australia, European countries won't block access to Internet content they don't like. Read more »

Scalability S New Meaning

by DevilM | The word scalability has long been used in software development circles to describe the capacity of a system to handle increasing load or demand. Today the word scalability is used more to describe the capacity of a software development team to handle increasing production requirements tha... Read more »

Developing For The K 12 Audience

by mccreath | What can a web developer expect when developing for the K-12 market? Is there a dominant operating system? What about older machines and browsers? What can you expect to find installed as student machines? As teacher machines? While I can’t provide national statistics, I am in the p... Read more »

Apache 2 0 Released

by handelaar | After five years of work, the Apache Group released version 2.0.35 of its HTTP server this weekend - the first 'Gold' release. Read more »

Overture Sues Google

by aardvark | Overture files a patent infringement lawsuit against Google for using the "paid listings" model to create revenue. Read more »

A Quick And Dirty Blog Using Zope

by MartinB | An introduction to developing simple Object Oriented system with Zope and DTML, from requirements to coding, and ending up with a basic Blog. Not just a 'rip the code' article, but also an effective method of getting a system which does what you need it to do. Read more »

Book Review Mod Perl Developers Cookbook

by garrett | Perl and Apache, two of Open Sources flagship technologies, and together, one of the most potent web platforms out there. Sams have just published the mod_perl Developers Cookbook to help you out with ideas when developing commercial grade applications. Read more »

Accessing The Internet Offline

by Junglee | Having problems with snail like connectivity? Did your evil step grandmother delete that web browser from your PC ? Got only email access? Read ahead and find out how to access the internet through email... Read more »

Security Weaknesses In The Passport Security Model

by DevilM | The security model used by both Microsoft Passport and Sun's Liberty Alliance are flawed. This article shows a simple way to steal Passport account information for the purpose of alerting prospective users to the insecurity of this model. Read more »

Netcraft March 2002 Survey Released

by isaac | The latest Netcraft Web Server Survey, for March 2002, has been released with somewhat inconclusive results. Their survey of over 38 million sites shows Microsoft's IIS stealing ground directly from Apache to pull 10% closer. Read more »

Community News March 2002

by elfur | Events and happenings in the community, March 2002. Read more »

The Quiet Coup

by DevilM | With the release of Flash MX, Macromedia has quietly performed a coup on the market Java invented. Who would have thought a little animation plug-in would be the one to finally deliver on Java's promise for the desktop? Read more »

Step Aside Please Google

by danfascia | After 2 years of world search engine domination it seems that Google may have a new challenger in a beta-bot named Teoma. Read more »

Yahoo Wants You To Have More Spam

by aericks | An article published today at indicates that Yahoo! has signed up all users for their own marketing spam. Read more »

Making Clean Urls With Apache And Php

by notabene | Get rid of those query-string-filled URLs! With a few tricks using Apache and PHP, aim at permanent URLs... Read more »

Internet Explorer 6 Gaining Ground

by OKolzig37 | According to StatMarket, Microsoft's latest browser, Internet Explorer 6, is now being used by one-third of internet users. Read more »

Accessibility Inherent In Good Markup

by TonyHaddon | The internet should be for everyone. Some common practices, such as CSS positioning, discourage use of the internet by disabled people. Read more »

Two Reports Cast Dim View On Au Web

by isaac | The latest reports from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Dun & Bradstreet bring little hope to Web developers in Australia. While end-user adoption of the Internet has increased, and more businesses have access, a large number of business owners appear to have little respect for... Read more »

Balance In Design

by joshfeingold | Like many things in life, creating content for the web requires that the designer balance numerous conflicting resources. When starting a project, designers must always try to figure out what issues should be balanced and find the middle ground that is appropriate for each unique situati... Read more »

Using Photoshop Actions To Prepare Web Photos

by johnpeace | Learn the basics of using Photoshop actions to automate the process of creating a thumbnail image gallery. Read more »

Say Goodbye To Free Email

by aardvark | Both Hotmail and Yahoo have announced this week that people who want to continue to use some of their services will have to pay. Read more »

Regular Expression Basics

by sprocket | Regular expressions, sometimes referred to as regex, grep, or pattern matching,

can be a very powerful tool and a tremendous time-saver with a broad range of

application. As an extended form of find-and-replace, regex is supported by

most languages and tools, but because ... Read more »

Should Hypertext Links Be Blue And Purple

by Luc | According to Gerry McGovern and Jakob Nielsen, hypertext links should be treated like traffic lights, and always use the same colors in a pre-established order: blue, followed by purple. In my opinion, the main way of characterizing a link is not by using a particular color, but by underli... Read more »

Technology At Our Fingertips

by insisaps | For a long time, we have complained about issues like browser problems, slow bandwidth, management of our web projects, style sheets, and all that, but have you ever considered the number of technological advances we have made that have made hundreds of things possible? Consider... Read more »

End Of The Free Content Ride

by aardvark | As the portal model has fallen away, and the 'net economy has tightened up, it seems some formerly free sources of information are starting to expect something in return. Read more »

Top Five Frustrations Experienced By Web Shoppers

by Luc | The Retail Forward company carried out a survey about the top five frustrations experienced by online shoppers. This is not exactly new but it still gives us a "quantified" confirmation of what to avoid when trying to convert lookers into buyers and customize them. Pop-ups come first: fo... Read more »

Is Netscape The Browser For The Next Aol

by aardvark | There have been many rumors on developer forums over the last week or so that AOL is testing Netscape in the AOL software. They've all been just rumors until recently, when some news sites have posted quotes from real, live AOL representatives. Read more »

The Wrong Way To Use Css In Page Layouts

by aardvark | Recent pushes for accessibility and standards in code has made CSS the new buzzword of the web developer. Unfortunately, many people are still using WYSIWYG packages to do their development, and many of them are trying a table-free approach in their attempts to ride the wave of the CSS flo... Read more »

Micropayments Pushed In Norway

by isaac | In the next fortnight or so, Internet content providers in Norway are preparing something of an experiment that could bring new fortune to their struggling online brands. An alliance of over 80 media companies is attempting to push the Internet users of Norway into micropayments in exchang... Read more »

Kissing Print Versions Of Pages Goodbye

by luminosity | CSS offers authors a simple way of creating specialised print layouts for pages without having to alter html pages at all. Read more »

How To Reply To Job Postings

by beldamar | Having troubles replying to job postings.

Following these basic guidelines can help you get your email taken seriously. Read more »

Fed Up With Pop Up Ads

by AlanL | One way to speed up your browsing experience is to make use of your hosts file. By adding a few lines to this file you can increase your browsing speed and get rid of some of those annoying popup ads. Read more »

Javascript Dhtml Hierarchical Menus Some Options

by shanx24 | Now that the Webreference DHTML Hierarchical menus have decided to go commercial, it is time for some of us to consider alternatives. Here are some options from my stash. Read more »

Abstract Php S Database Code With Pear Db

by andrewpander | An introduction to using the PEAR::DB classes. Avoid re-writing frequently used routines to suit different vendors' databases, or the time-consuming process of building your own wrapper functions. Read more »

Basic Cf Nesting Cfoutputs And Graphing Results

by isaac | The CFOUTPUT tag, commonly used to display the results of a database query, can be nested with use of its group attribute. This permits effective sectioning of displayed data whether by a table, list, or other means... Read more »

Us Bill Calls For Kids Us

by isaac | A congressional panel in the US has approved a bill which calls for a kid-friendly subdomain to be set up within the .us namespace. The panel believes that the region, to be kept free of violence and pornography, would enable easier screening of offensive material by parents. Read more »

How To Create A Hierarchical Navigation Menu

by Martin Tsachev | Want to create a hierarchical navigation menu for your site — you think that's hard, read on and I'll show you it's not. The great thing about it is the section you're in will be expanded while the others collapsed to represent relation of the pages. Read more »

Macromedia Announces Flash Mx

by isaac | Macromedia has announced Flash MX, and is making it no secret that they hope to extend Flash's adoption from an animation medium, to become a usable, application platform for the web. Read more »

Adobe Announces Photoshop 7 0

by isaac | Last week, Adobe announced its latest upgrade to the digital imaging behemoth that is Photoshop. Photoshop 7.0 claims to include vital new tools, extended OS support, and improved file organisation. Read more »

Using Custom Tags To Ease Content Management

by Junglee | Don't you hate having to explain to someone entering content what HTML tags really mean and why they should be putting the right attributes and tags in the right places? This article illustrates a technique to make content entry a breeze. Read more »

Tables Or Css Choosing A Layout

by csaila | With the push toward standard-compliant design, there has been a lot of discussion about tableless layouts. This article covers the benefits found in using style sheets instead of tables, and provides some questions to should ask before developing a CSS-based layout. Read more »

Php Vulnerability Discovered

by MartinB | A number of holes have been discovered in PHP's multipart/form-data POST request support, giving a risk of running an attacker's code on the system. It applies to versions of PHP prior to 4.2.0. Read more »

Community News February 2002

by mantruc | The happenings of the evolt members during this last month. Read more »

Travelocity Com S Homepage Lessons To Be Learnt

by Luc | The site uses the liquid layout technique, which enables the page to automatically adapt itself in width to the screen resolution used by the visitor. However, the structure of the homepage has be constructed with great care to ensure that the display maintains a certain coherence with all... Read more »

Quick And Dirty Asp Array Sorting

by AnthonyB | One of the most frustrating non-options with VB Scripting is the inability to sort arrays. If you've rolled your own, most people opt for the bubble sort method. This works great until you have a medium to large array. Then it becomes horribly inefficient. Read more »

Opera 6 0 Beta Release For Linux

by djc | Opera Software today released Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 which includes a variety of new features and improvements. Read more »

Hit And Miss With Section 508

by OKolzig37 | The Section 508 web site fails to hit some of its own guidelines. Here's what we can learn from what they missed. Read more »

Search Engines And Spam

by daniel_bazac | Q. Are Search Engines still vulnerable to spammers? A. Yes. Read more »

An Introduction To The Perl Dbi

by gsampson | Even though the Perl DBI has the ability to work well with the most complex development projects, it's easy enough to learn in time for your next Web administration crisis as well. Read more »

Polls Amp Comments With Php Amp Mysql

by Martin Tsachev | Ever wanted to know what the visitors of your site think? Well wonder no more because with the help of PHP and MySQL this is a piece of cake. In this article I will explain how you can collect your visitors' opinions about a topic you (or somebody else) is interested in. Read more »

Stopping Spambots Ii The Admin Strikes Back

by djc | Last time, Dan showed you how to use the SetEnvIfNoCase directive within Apache to keep Spambots off your website. Read on for updated examples and methods that will keep Spambots off your website and the SPAM out of your Inbox. Read more »

Doin Documentation A Practical Outline

by Jay Blanchard | Hate documentation? Never performed documentation? This simple step-by-step guide for setting up a documentation template to go along with every project you do will help to ease the pain. Read more »

A Simple Character Entity Chart

by aardvark | With so many books and sites with character entity references providing the wrong entities for so long, and the W3C's version capable of making your eyes bleed, here's a much simpler chart that you can use to stress test browsers and still make sense of. This isn't exciting reading. Read more »

Defining Sites In Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 0

by insisaps | A step-by-step guide to defining a site when you open Dreamweaver and how to manage, upload, download or add/delete files on your remote server. Read more »

Links Javascript Living Together In Harmony

by Jeff Howden | It seems there's not a week that goes by that someone isn't asking about how to properly execute some JavaScript from a link. Unfortunately, they're not usually driven to bring their problem to others for help because they're trying to make their site as usable and accessible as possi... Read more »

Insider S Guide To Getting An Interactive Job

by iconologic | I recently completed an article to help prospective job seekers obtain an edge in finding an interactive job. It contains years of tips and insight as both an interviewee and interviewer. Read more »

Design Customization With Php

by Martin Tsachev | Let the visitors of your site decide your site's colors, your sidebar's placement, and various other configurables with the help of PHP sessions.

Just create several style sheets and let your users decide which to use. Read more »

P3p Making Your Site Compliant

by digitalghost | A step-by-step tutorial designed to take the headaches out of making your site compliant with the W3C protocols. Read more »

Community News January 2002

by MartinB | Events and happenings in the community, January 2002. Read more »

Recovering From Anonymous Ftp Abuse

by OKolzig37 | Oops. You forgot to turn off Anonymous FTP when you set up your FTP server in IIS and now you have hundreds of files and directories you can't delete. Here's how to recover. Read more »

Php Based Bbses

by danr | Need a BBS for your website written in PHP? If so, you're in luck. There are several good ones to choose from. Read more »

Cookie Security Hole Again Not Who You D Expect

by Jeff Howden | With all the buzz around these days by the anti-Microsoft crowd about how insecure Microsoft's Internet Explorer is, it's quite ironic to see a security notice come out about a cookie problem existing in the anti-Microsoft crowds' browser of choice — Mozilla. Read more »

Review Of Phptriad For Windows

by Ratface | PHP Triad is an installer for Windows versions of PHP, Apache, MySQL, Perl and PHPMyAdmin. Read more »

Structured Writing An Outline

by spinhead | Samuel Beckett once wrote, "Nothing matters but the writing." More recently, Jakob Nielsen said "people are on the Web for the content." While we all agree that content is important, good writing doesn't happen automatically. It takes planning and organization. If you're intimidated... Read more »

Monson Announces Design Contest Winners

by aericks | I've been eagerly waiting to see the winners of this contest which allowed just anyone to submit snowboard designs online. They apparently received over one thousand submissions and have just announced the winners. The winning boards look beautiful. Read more »

Handy Little Perl Script

by jesteruk | A little snippet of code that will help when using Perl for CGI. Sticks all GET/query string, POST and cookie information into scalar variables matching their input names so you don't have to fiddle around to get at them, like in PHP. Read more »

Css Tricks For Branding

by luminosity | When used correctly CSS can increase the branding of a site, and help some elements fit the colour scheme better. Read more »

Amazon Out Of The Woods

by aardvark | Amazon posted a $5 million (1 cent per share) profit yesterday using standard accounting methods. Amazon used GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), which is considered quite an accomplishment for a company often viewed as the poster boy for creative accounting. Read more »

Olympics Heading For New Accessibility Suit

by MartinB | Will Salt Lake 2002's site suffer the same fate as the Sydney site? Read more »

The Baby Is Growing A Community Feeling

by Jeff Howden | Read this article to learn about new features designed to improve the community and web site. Read more »

Creating A Login Script With Php 4

by jesteruk | This article will show you how to include a simple login script in your PHP documents that will require a user to be logged in before they can access restricted sections of your site. Read more »

Us Tld To Be Expanded And Marketed

by mccreath | NeuStar has been selected by the US Department of Commerce to manage the .us domain space. Read more »

Community News December 2001

by MartinB | The first in our monthly reports on what's been going on in the lives of evolt's members. This month, we have family events, newly launched sites and a corporate merger. Read more »

Multiple Pages With Php

by jesteruk | This article will explain how you can split large results from a MySQL database into smaller, more managable chunks displayed on multiple pages. Allowing your visitors to navigate through your site with ease. Read more »

Generic Com Au Domain Names To Be Auctioned

by isaac | Policy established by .au name space founder, Robert Elz, has existed since 1995, prohibiting generic domain name registration. Early in 2002, this will be removed, and the generic names auctioned. Read more »

Festive Beervolts

by MartinB | Here's your handy cut out and take to the pub guide to beervolts happening over the holidays. Read more »

Google Catalogs Beta

by profjj | Just when you thought Google was great, it just got better. Google has recently added a new searching category to its list — catalogs. Read more »

Simple Css Drop Shadows

by csaila | There are a number of ways to create Web-based drop shadows; this article offers a way to do it that works in most browsers, while degrading in the rest—and graphics are not needed. Read more »

The Evolt Org Monthly Recap

by isaac | The community is happy to announce what will become a regular news feature on the site, for all members. The Monthly Recap will detail the adventures and interactions of community members. Read more »

Evolt Org Celebrates Three Years

by djc | As I sit down and reflect upon the third anniversary of,

one word pops in to my head again and again: Wow. Read more »

Php 4 1 0 Released

by djc | PHP 4.1.0 is the newest release in the PHP 4 family. It includes highly improved performance, especially under Windows, and is available for download now. Read more »

Report Chinese Language Of The Web By 2007

by isaac | A report cited in a recent United Nations forum on multilingual Internet addresses suggests that Chinese will become the language of the web by 2007. Read more »

How To Write A How To

by spinhead | So, you've realized that your comrades in the community could really use whatever excellent idea is rattling around in your head (or your code.) You say you'd love to write an article, but don't know where to start? Step right this way, folks . . . Read more »

A Magic Lantern For The Fbi

by erika | According to several news sources, the FBI intends to use keystroke-logging-enabled Trojan horses for their spy-work in the terror war. Anti-virus software makers debate their role. Read more »

Have Your Say Evolt Org Survey

by djc | Here's your chance to provide feedback on the community and its services. What do you love and/or hate most about Have your say now ... Read more »

Css Table Formatting The Way Forward

by danfascia | CSS for table formatting is not widely used yet despite some strong arguments for it. Here we take a brief look at how it could help both static and dynamic site builders and viewers. Read more »

Community News Category Definition

by Jeff Howden | The Community News category has been set up on in order to alleviate communication gaps between site visitors, members and participants on the various mailing lists. Read more »

Text Dateien Laden Mit Javascript

by janwinkler | The article describes (in German) the possibilities which exist for JavaScript writers to dynamically load external text or data files. Read more »

Handling Undeliverable Mail In Coldfusion

by OKolzig37 | This is a simple and easy script you can use to perform various actions on undeliverable e-mail in Macromedia's ColdFusion. Read more »

Css Image Border Rollovers

by banrett | A low-cal bandwidth-friendly method for providing an alternative rollover state of an image used as a hyperlink, with just a few lines of CSS. Image borders will change immediately to an alternative colour on rollover. Read more »

Zend Ide Reviewed

by lawngnome | A review of Zend IDE for developing php code. Read more »

Search Engine Friendly Urls Part Ii

by bheerssen | This article is an extension of Garrett Coakley's excellent article Search Engine Friendly URLs with PHP and Apache. Read more »

Virtual Communities

by dry | A look at virtual communities and what makes them work. A list of relevant links is included. Read more »

Activestate Komodo 1 1

by burhankhalid | These days, nothing beats a good solid IDE. ActiveState, I believe, has built a good contender. Read on to find out more about my experience with Komodo 1.1 Read more »

Who Runs Evolt Org

by damclean | Many people often ask who runs the day-to-day business of This FAQ explains a little better who edits articles, responds to email and keeps things flowing smoothly. Read more »

Homesite 5 Time For An Upgrade

by jellhead | Macromedia released HomeSite 5 last Tuesday. Many of us are using HomeSite for one reason or another, but should we buy the new version? Let's take a look at a few of the things that are different in the latest version. Read more »

Using Css To Create Rollovers

by simonc | For many years, JavaScript was the only way to produce the rollover effect that has become so common on the web today. With increased support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) it is becoming possible to replicate the effect without the need for images or JavaScript. This article proved a st... Read more »

Subscriptions Might Just Work

by csaila | If the dot-bombs succeeded at anything, it was in forcing sites to reconsider how they can financially survive. For community sites, the subscription model looks the most promising. Read more »

New Sidebar Recommendation

by profjj | I think it would be a great idea to show how many people have read an article, to compliment the rating. Read more »

No Universal Broadband For Australia

by MartinB | Senator Alston does it again - it's a costly waste of time, apparently. Read more »

W3c Recommends Xsl

by csaila | The W3C approved its latest recommendation: Extensible Stylesheet Language. Essentially, XSL is to XML documents what CSS is to HTML. Read more »

Sending Html Email From Hotmail

by profjj | In talking with a web designer, the question came up - how can email be "spiced up"? I want to send HTML email, without using Outlook or a mailer program. Now, this is normally very easy to achieve with a server-side language such as Cold Fusion. However, in this case, the simplest so... Read more »

Codefest 2001 An Evolt Org Gathering In Milwaukee

by mwarden | CodeFest is a physical gathering of members who pound out code for one day and socialize the rest of the weekend. This is one participant's account of CodeFest 2001 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Read more »

User Defined Window Targeting W Javascript

by Jeff Howden | A member of thelist recently inquired about a JavaScript that would give the visitor of his webpage the choice of whether links should open in the same window, a new window for all, or new windows for each. I figured this was a fun opportunity to write the JavaScript to allow the user to c... Read more »

No Rand For Me

by headlemur | The W3C is currently exploring RAND as a method of allowing commercial entities to incorporate proprietary or closed technology to be adopted into the Recommendations that are known in the web development community as THE STANDARDS.

I see this RAND business as a coercion attempt on... Read more »

Extreme Programming And Web Development Process

by katacomb | Thoughts on applying (some of) the values, principles and practices of Extreme Programming to the overall web development process. Read more »

A Call For Cooperation Against Web Patents

by persist1 | A cross-section of those involved with the Web (professionally and personally) needs to be represented to the W3C before the Patent Policy Framework comment period ends on 11 October. Read more »

W3c Extends Comment Period For Patent Proposal

by mccreath | In August, the W3C proposed a patent policy that would allow fees to be charged for using W3C recommendations. The original deadline for public comment was September 30, but the W3C has extended the deadline to October 11. Read more »

Introducing Info For Information Sites

by isaac | Over fifty thousand .info domains were activated over the weekend by Afilias Limited. Afilias has been allocated the responsibility of administering .info by ICANN and expects to add another 250 000 names this week. Read more »

Adobe Announces Altercast

by isaac | In a bag of new press releases, publishing software giant Adobe Systems Inc. has announced a new dynamic imaging server application -- Adobe AlterCast. Built on Photoshop and Illustrator code, AlterCast has been primed to work within new and existing CMS solutions. Read more »

Xslt By Doug Tidwell

by briandonovan | I've read and enjoyed his articles at IBM developerWorks, most of which have an XML/XSLT and Java focus, so when I saw that O'Reilly was releasing a new book on XSLT written by Doug Tidwell, I had to get a copy. Read more »

Search Engine Friendly Ssi Image Gallery

by morbus | In this article, I'll show you how I created a search engine friendly dynamic image gallery, using only the features built into a core distribution of the Apache web server. This image gallery will support supplementary file information, as well as error damage control. The techniques can... Read more »

Form Labels

by keihin | The HTML <label> tag allows you to code more usable forms. Form labels for checkboxes and radio buttons become clickable, and may be styled to have cursor feedback. Read more »

Boolean Fulltext Searching With Php And Mysql

by altherda | If you have search functionality based on PHP and MySQL but don't have the luxury of waiting for Boolean support with the release of MySQL 4.0, then this PHP hack may be of use to you. Read more »

A Project Management Glossary

by MartinB | On most web projects, the Project Managers have a large part to play in what work you'll have to do, when you'll have to do it by, and whether you get paid. Because of this, it's useful to understand their language, and even to use it on occasion. Here's a guide to the essential termin... Read more »

Svg Becomes Official W3 Recommendation

by isaac | As of September 5 2001, the World Wide Web Consortium has made an official recommendation of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Read more »

Breadcrumbs In Javascript

by stormy | This script uses Javascript to display a breadcrumb navigational aid and can be used by those who don't have SSI or server-side scripting available to them. Read more »

Die Dreamweaver Die

by danfascia | A designer's frustrations with Dreamweaver, the web's most popular WYSIWYG design package. Read more »

Au Redelegated Despite Opposition

by isaac | Australian IT is reporting that despite opposition from the original .AU delegate, Robert Elz, and current registrar, Melbourne IT, IANA has redelegated .AU authority to auDA. Read more »

Javascript To Parse Urls In The Browser

by ironclad | A cgi on the server returns a modified URL to the browser, and this javascript details how to parse the returned URL to take further action on errors. Read more »

Accessibility And Adobe Seminar In London

by juliehowell | Information about a seminar in London on 19th October, where Adobe will reveal the steps the company is taking

to ensure that their products help web designers to create web content that

everyone can read. Read more »

I Am A Source Code Thief

by headlemur | I started in 1994 with my first internet connection. Netscape and

Internet Explorer gave me the ability to peek behind the scenes. I

thought that View Source would take me to the First Page of the

Internet. It didn't. Instead it revealed your code. Read more »

Making Internet Shopping Accessible

by juliehowell | Get the message online: making internet shopping and banking accessible to blind and partially sighted people. A campaign report and recommendations from the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), UK, 2000. This is the executive summary - the full report is available free of charge... Read more »

Does Ie 6 Center Your Table Content

by jaylard | With the release of Internet Explorer 6, some developers are discovering that content in table cells that used to be left-justified is now centered. The cause is a little obscure, but the solution is simple. Read more »

Liquid Design For The Web

by aardvark | With so many users and so many variables that control window size, you've got an infinite number of possible dimensions in users' browser windows. This article will address screen resolution by offering some tips and caveats for liquid design. Read more »

Usable Forms For An International Audience

by isaac | With members across the planet, would collectively have a wealth of experience when it comes to designing, building, and using contact forms. Almost everyone, and this is especially the case when one is accessing a form designed (often accidentally) without users from another cou... Read more »

Copyright Law And You

by digitalghost | What is covered by copyright protections? What isn't? Can I use excerpts from written works? How do I get permission to use a copyrighted work? Is my work automatically protected by copyright protection? Answers to these questions and more. Read more »

Windows Ie 6 Final Is Out

by mathowie | Internet Explorer 6 final is out for windows, claiming full DOM 1 and CSS 1 support Read more »

Snail Mail Good Email Bad Apparently

by isaac | TheRegister has some information online about a recent report on customer preferences. Specifically, would they prefer to receive information regarding new products by email, or by post. Read more »

Using Apache To Stop Bad Robots

by djc | Tired of email harvesting robots roaming your site? Looking for a sure fire way to stop them? Using Apache, we'll discuss some easy and effective ways to do just that. Read more »

Simple Cross Language Bulk Mailer Part Ii

by djc | In part two of a three part series on developing a simple bulk mailer application, we'll get started with the Cold Fusion piece of our cross-platform pie. Building on our database foundation discussed in part one, we'll now see our application start to take shape. Read more »

Accusations Of Bias In Domain Dispute Resolution

by isaac | An analysis from a law expert has found that the vast majority of rulings favour the large, trademark-holding companies who file complaints. Tthe ability of instigators to select their preferred arbitrator is having a significant bearing on outcomes. Read more »

Search Engine Friendly Urls With Php And Apache

by garrett | Anyone who has built template based sites that use query strings to select content will have at some point hit the problem of indexing (or lack of it) by search engines. I'll show you one way of getting rid of all those ? and &'s using PHP and Apache. Read more »

Auda Progresses With Changes To Au Domains

by isaac | Despite still being restrained by a lack of official authority in the .au namespace, industry self-regulatory body, the Australian Domain Authority (auDA) has released news on plans for the near future. Read more »

Introducing Webcms Org

by reebob | We're created a resource to help you make heads or tails of current Web content management system technologies, trends, and best practices. The site is new so comments are welcome! The latest article is about understanding the complete Web lifecycle (from conceptualization to archiving an... Read more »

Asp Email Made Easy Using Cdo

by burhankhalid | Lots of people ask me what's the easiest way to send email from a web page, how can I do it with the least amount of trouble, etc. Here is what I tell them. Read more »

Xml Defining A Technology Part One Of Six

by digitalghost | An overview of XML elements, covering the basics and syntax and exploring the creation of an XML document in 6 parts. Read more »

What Are The Cubes

by Jeff Howden | Wondering what the cubes next to a member's name mean? Read more »

Ri To The Rescue

by r937 | How Relational Integrity

can simplify your database project,

shorten development time,

and improve the quality of your life. Read more »

Microsoft Releases Content Management System

by MartinB | Bill's gone out and bought one, rebadged it and dropped the price. Read more »

Database Access With Php

by burhankhalid | Thought I'd share a few tips on accessing databases with PHP. I found this through trial and error while getting my site's database to work. Hope this is useful to someone. Read more »

Netscape 6 1 Released

by djc | Netscape 6.1, the latest update to the Netscape browser suite, was released today nearly 9 months after its ill-fated predecessor, Netscape 6.0. New features and general impressions are discussed inside. Read more »

Assigning Browser Specific Styles

by ppk | How to disable certain styles in Netscape 4 by use of the @import. Also how to enable certain styles only for Netscape 4 by use of the @import (and something more...). Read more »

Avalon Framework 4 0 Released

by djc | The Avalon project is Apache's Java Server Framework.

It is separated into six sub projects: Framework,

Excalibur, LogKit, Cornerstone, Phoenix, and Testlet.

Its purpose is to simplify server side programming

for Java based projects. It formalizes several

best of ... Read more »

The User S Meta Experience

by mantruc | From the first time I heard of the Internet, my mind has focused in the way this medium is going to change people, and society.

I still want to know more about the way the web is affecting the people who have made it part of their lives. I now have come to call my old study subject &quo... Read more »

Php Introductory Tutorial

by Seb | PHP is an extremely powerful, object-oriented, programming language that has recently been gaining rapidly in popularity. It is stable, feature-rich, and best of all, very, very fast. This is the first in a series of tutorials that will help introduce the concepts and benefits of an object... Read more »

Simple Cross Language Bulk Mailer Part 1

by djc | If you've spent a decent amount of time in the Web development field, chances are you've had to send out a 'mass mailing' of some sort

at one time or another. When done manually, this can be an extremelly tedious task. Creating 'groups' of email address'

within your email clie... Read more »

Building A Quick Countdown Application

by mwarden | Need a live countdown to the beginning of an event? Don't do the work... just steal mine. Read more »

An Easy Addition For Any Site Favicon Ico

by isaac | One of the comparatively recent additions to well-known Internet-related file names (alongside index.html, robots.txt, default.asp, etc) is the infamous favicon.ico. Learn how to add them to your site. Read more »

Cobalt Raq Servers And Cgiwrap

by cache_ | This article describes a unique feature on a Cobalt RaQ server that few RaQ users are fully aware of — a feature that allows for radically changing a site's architecture. However, this feature also presents a problem, which CGIWrap solves. Read more »

An Introduction To Html Email

by FDG_Tom | An introduction to HTML email, Browser compatibility, Web-based limitations and getting your HTML into your email. Read more »

How Not To Steal A Site Design

by MartinB | Sometimes creating a site's Information Architecture, content and visual design is all too much work. So here's the 'one size fits all' solution - steal an entire site from a foreign company. After all, they'll never notice... will they? Read more »

Enabling Virtual Hosts On Macos X

by bobdavis | Would you like to be able to develop multiple sites on your Macintosh and have all of the root relative calls for links, images, scripts, etc. work for all of them? Would you like to have all of the files for any particular site together under one directory? MacOS X with its Apache web ser... Read more »

How To Create A Dhtml Slideshow With Fading Effect

by Martin Tsachev | How to create a DHTML Slideshow with fading effects, version 4 compatible, also accessible to version 3 browsers or lower browsers. Read more »

O 39 Reilly Python Books Review

by briandonovan | I'd been thinking of taking Python for a test drive for a while before I actually got my hands on copies of Lutz and Ascher's Learning Python, Lutz's Programming Python (2nd edition), and Lundh's Standard Library book. I spent this past weekend poring over LP and dipping into the other... Read more »

Evolt Org Hardware Outage June 30 2001

by bobdavis | UPDATE - 12:15pm CST, Tuesday July 3rd --

email, ftp, ssh(for those that had it) php, cf are all

back up on the server. and are back up

as well while remains down.

Pretty much anything that connected to ... Read more »

Easy Content Rearrangement With Javascript

by isaac | With Content Management Systems currently such a hot topic, here's an easy addition to a custom-built solution which enables any administrator to re-order content using only a browser. Read more »

Credit Card E Primer

by cache_ | Developing your first e-commerce web site? This article will acquaint you with the hidden players and technologies that you'll have to deal with. Read more »

Evolt Org Source Code

by dmah | Want to build your own Web community? Want to help make better? Take a look at the code to get you started. Read more »

Evolt Org Server Outage June 20 2001

by bobdavis | On 20 June 2001 someone we invited into our community decided to show their contempt for the generosity and openness that have defined since day one. Read more »

Smart Tags Dumb Idea

by headlemur | There is a new technology that threatens the web. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6.0

IE 6.0 correctly implements the CSS Box Model. Hooray! There is a price you will pay for this. Internet Explorer 6.0 is incorporating a new 'feature' called Smart Tags. According to Microsoft this is ... Read more »

Writer S Guidelines 2001

by aericks |'s writer's guidelines 2001-2008. See: current writer's guidelines. Read more »

U S Government Accessibility Deadline Looming

by Jeff Howden | You've heard about it -- maybe even read the warnings. It's too late for second-guessing now. It's do or die time. Read more »

Rip Netscape

by anj | AOL/Time-Warner has announced they will no longer release or support the Netscape Navigator/Communicator browsers, focusing instead on building a web portal. Read more »

Microsoft Implementing Smart Tags In Ie Release

by isaac | A recent article on the Wall Street Journal site might be a preview of the Microsoft features still to arrive in our browsers. Dubbed "Internet Explorer Smart Tags", they could reignite the Third Voice-style debate from the past. Read more »

Pwc S Eprivacy Guide Available For Free Download

by MartinB | PwC Consulting's legal people have put together a guide to best practise for online privacy. It's downloadable and free. Read more »

Coldfusion 5 0 Released

by jedimaster | ColdFusion 5.0 has been released by Macromedia. This is the latest version of the ColdFusion server. It includes a bunch of new features, both in the code area and the management area. Read more »

Where Can I Get Evolt Org Images

by Jeff Howden | Logos and banner ads representing for use on other web sites to link back to Read more »

Researching Web Sites

by paulnattress | Describes a technique on researching your competitors web sites to help you design your own. Read more »

Unreleased Netscape Browsers Surface

by djc | is happy to announce the latest and rarest additions to our ever expanding browser archive: Netscape Navigator 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, and 0.8. Read more »

In A Hurry Choosing Not To Read

by persist1 | ...On choosing not to read, even when among the completely literate. Read more »

Mozilla 0 9 Released

by djc | released milestone 0.9 yesterday, inching ever closer to its goal of a feature complete, standards compliant, open source web browser. Read more »

Writing Smart Web Based Forms

by mwarden | Validating and processing form data is a common job for a Web programmer. This article takes out the guesswork. Read more »

The Xhtml Transition It S Not That Difficult

by elfur | Now that XHTML 1.0 is W3C's Recommendation for the latest version of HTML you should have started preparing your code for it. Read more »

How To Fail At Business Without Really Trying

by ashepps | The dot-com crunch? The contracting economy? The spiraling tech sector? Or just simple incompetence at running a company? What follows is a summary of the short life and times of my small web development business, which lived roughly from November 1999 to February 2001. I hope that th... Read more »

Coldfusion Strings Masks And Filters

by joshua | ColdFusion has no built in method to apply masks to strings, instantly turning 1234567890 into 123-456-7890. This custom tag does just that. If you can improve it (for efficiency reasons) please contact me. This was just a quick fix that I thought I'd share. All the information is in ... Read more »

How Did Evolt Org Come About

by Jeff Howden | is a world community for web developers, promoting the mutual free exchange of ideas, skills and experiences. This FAQ briefly outlines's initial beginnings. Read more »

Submission Style Guide Code 2001

by aardvark | General code guidelines for submitting articles and comments to the site. Original article from 2001. See our current code guidelines. Read more »

How To Write A Job Opportunity 2001

by aericks | Our original "How to Write a Job Opportunity." See the current version of this article. Read more »

Regarding Highest Rated Articles

by ucahg | Articles with the same rating should be sorted by how many people have rated them. Read more »

Avoiding Url Problems With Your Framed Web Site

by ucahg | How to provide a URL for those pages that are buried deep in a framed web site. Read more »

Developing User Friendly Flash Content

by ChrisMacG | The original intent of this white paper was to provide Macromedia Flash developers with the knowledge necessary to create user-friendly Macromedia Flash experiences on the Web. The need for this paper has never been more crucial, since many of the most vocal Web critics have recently portr... Read more »

Mit Joins The Open Source Philosophy

by mantruc | Unprecedented step challenges 'privatization of knowledge'

MIT gives a great step towards a more collaborative world Read more »

Inside The Evolt Org Rebuild Interview With Jeff

by aardvark | Have you been asking yourself how we strip HTML tags in comments? Or how we create those nice code <textarea>s from nothing more than <pre> tags? Or any of a multitude of other questions? Well, fear not, we've tracked down Jeff Howden and held him captive until he's agreed... Read more »

Integrating Flash Coldfusion

by easyrew | Have you been tearing your hair out trying to get Flash to "talk to" ColdFusion? Well, cancel your new hair-piece fitting and read on... Read more »

Why Bobby Approved Is Not Enough

by gainef | It should be remembered that the Bobby test does not ensure 'real' accessibility. It may be difficult to displace the presumption that attaining the well renowned Bobby Approved Icon means sufficient accessibility has been achieved. Read more »

Page Title Labeling

by mantruc | The labeling of page titles is a task of the Information Architect, the same way we label information chunks, buttons and tools, but page titles are sometimes overlooked or forgotten. Page titles are fundamental in describing the content of a page. Read more »

Making Peace Legacy Browsers And External Scripts

by jaylard | Legacy browsers that support only JavaScript 1.0 (such as Netscape Navigator 2 or Internet Explorer 3) do not understand external script files, and will throw a fit of errors when your page tries to access a variable or call a function that is stored in one. Here are two easy workarounds t... Read more »

Lost In The Matrix

by pedrito | Yes, IA is cool, but beware or you may get lost in the Matrix! Every IA will recognise this problem, here I will describe it and offer some solutions. Read more »

Flash Interface Usability

by quintus | The focus of this article is on the use of Flash as a tool for creating straightforward, serviceable, functioning Websites. I've written out some pointers, based on personal views, highlighting many of the common errors I�ve encountered when reviewing Flash sites. I hope these hints wil... Read more »

Javascript The Point Of No Return

by Jeff Howden | Question: I'm not sure why the code I'm looking at has a return here? I took the return out in a similar onclick event and it still worked fine.

onclick="return openPartner(this)" Do you know? Read this article to find out. Read more »

To Hell With Bad Editors

by aardvark | By now everyone has had the opportunity to read the WaSP and ALA position on old browsers. The people who partake in the WaSP and ALA are all too familiar with standards, compliance, and the failure of the browser manufacturers. In essence, they are preaching to the choir. Not everyone ... Read more »

Third Column Slickness Screen Size Customization

by andyed | I recently added a third column to my weblog ( But, the column only appears for users that have screen widths greater than 800 pixels. This is a nice way to fill up the page and avoid the dreaded white right. Included in the body of this message is the code used... Read more »

Evoltageddon 2

by bobdavis | Following the astounding success of Evoltageddon 1 (evolticon, beervolt, whatever you want to call it - hey, I'm easy), plans have been made for yet another get-together of epic proportions. Read more »

The User S Charter

by gainef | The following is an attempt to outline a charter of rights for the user of web applications. Web site developers should take all reasonable measures to uphold the following user fundamental rights and freedoms: Read more »

Inside The Evolt Org Rebuild The Html And Css

by aardvark | It's been three months since rolled out its new design. People have been asking what we did, why we did it, and how we did it. This article addresses these questions in the context of the HTML, the CSS, and the overall site design. Read more »

Tracking User Choices With Javascript

by johnpeace | Have a group of 'items' in your website that you want your users to store for a later use? I did...Not quite a 'shopping cart', but similar in concept, this set of functions & forms allows a user to store items that they've browsed through and add them to a single inquiry form. Read more »

New Media Underground Festival

by wholo | The New Media Underground Festival (N.M.U.F) is an organization or network whose objectives are to organize festivals or riots worldwide. The purpose of which being to stimulate inspiration, interaction, innovation, and growth within the new media communities, by the sharing of knowledge. ... Read more »

Network Solutions Is Selling Your Information

by themadman | Watch out, folks! Network Solutions is selling your personal info to marketers, and has been doing so for a year. Now they're going all out to advertise this to marketers. Kiss your privacy goodbye. Read more »

Web Designer Contest

by wgrubbs | The wdfc (Web Designers Forum Contest) site is aimed at promoting objective critiques of sites by allowing the public to rate the site according to catagories. Read more »

Evolt Org Offers Free Hosting To Members

by djc | Ever wanted to try your hand at ColdFusion, but couldn't afford it? Wanted to dip into PHP but just couldn't get it to install? How about moving from MS Access to MySQL, but didn't have your own server? is now offering free hosting to its members for development and personal u... Read more »

W3c Gets Testy With Browser Manufacturers

by MartinB | In an unexpected (but not undeserved) moment of Nielsenism, W3C has published a list of things which browsers should do, but often don't. Read more »

Geocities Com Simple And Usable Page Building

by gainef | For many, the process of establishing a presence on the world wide web is still a daunting one. However, there exist free and easy alternatives. Read more »

Netscape Releases 6 01

by jaylard | Netscape today quietly released version 6.01 of its Netscape browser. My initial — and very cursory — analysis of the revised browser Read more »

Headlines In Rss And Perl

by morbus | Eyeballs are wonderfully important commodities to a website. Once they're at your site, you can treat them with the reverence reserved for royalty. One way of getting eyeballs to your site is by allowing your headlines to be placed on other sites or portals. The easiest, and most popular,... Read more »

Whose Web Is It Gonna Be

by headlemur | Until very recently, we (as in everybody reading this) have had an enormous freedom of expression on the web. A lot has to do with our abilities and the open and easy access to methods, material and desires. To insure that freedom of expression and speech continues, we may want to look bey... Read more »

The Greatest Usability Story Of The Year

by pedrito | Can big, flash ads be the saviours of usability? Can they be the biggest usability story of the year? Read more »

Making Money The Wireless Way

by pedrito | The hype around wireless has been deafening.

But how do all these people plan to make any money?

Written for a business audience. Read more »

Your Clients Need A Content Management System

by MartinB | In an earlier article, I showed how implementing a Content Management System can release you from the drudgery of site maintenance, and increase your fees. However, your clients don't care about that - they only care about the return on their investment. How do you sell a CMS to them, and... Read more »

Testing Your Sites For Webtv Browsers

by rhill | Many sites on the Web today look absolutely horrible on WebTV browsers, not because of the browsers, but because most web developers don't know how to properly test their sites for WebTV. This article will take that excuse away from the conscientious web developer. Read more »

Juno Free Email For Megahertz

by aardvark | There's a new feature that Juno offers. In exchange for using their free service, you agree to let them run some software on your computer. Read more »

Rest Of The World 55 United States 45

by isaac | A recent Internet traffic report from self-labelled leading provider of e-business intelligence company WebSideStory, Inc. could be the first to show that traffic from non-US countries now outnumbers US traffic. Read more »

Boo2 I Still Haven T Found What I M Looking For

by gainef | Over-emphasis on graphic design has lead to a compromised user experience and 'pogo purchasing' fiasco at the all-new Read more »

Keeping The Igloos Off The Beaches

by lauriek | Igloos are wonderful, cozy, warm, dry dwellings — in Alaska. They don't work so well on the beach (drip. drip. drip). Information architects assess the match between site requirements and user needs to deliver specs and schematics that keep the igloos off the beaches. Read more »

Buzzword Bingo

by MartinB | A few months ago, I was in a meeting where one of the least clued individuals I have ever worked with described the organisation we were working for as a "dot-corp". I had to ask for an explanation, and it came across as a pile of crap. A few days later, a friend was describing h... Read more »

A Brief Introduction To Metadata And The Semantic

by pedrito | The web is growing fast. And peer to peer computing promises even faster growth of stuff we can access. And logically, the more stuff there is, the harder it becomes to find the particular stuff you were looking for. Metadata could be the answer. Read more »

Visiting The Ghost

by webword | Let's take a bunch of the current ideas in technology and usability and smash them together. What do we get? The Ghost! It starts off as a very powerful desktop web server and an ultra fat client. We feed it and it simplifes our lives. The Ghost augments and extends our ideas and our reac... Read more »

Usability For The Web On Television

by gainef | The convergence of the web and television throws up numerous challenges for usability engineers. As more and more of the population choose to access the Internet through their television (usually via set-top boxes and with the assistance of television remote controls), optimizing web pages... Read more »

Accessibility The Politics Of Design

by headlemur | In the United States the Rules for building websites have changed. A little over a year ago I posted an article on Accessibility here. This is a follow up to that article with implications for all web design, not just government sites. Read more »

Nasa Switches From Oracle To Mysql

by pedrito | NASA has switched from a Oracle database to mySQL, a free, open source database for part of their operations. The main reason was cost. Read more »

Allaire And Macromedia To Merge

by jedimaster | Allaire (web app maker, creator of ColdFusion, HomeSite, and Spectra) will be merging with Macromedia (creator of Flash, Dreamweaver, etc.). Read more »

Disney Fulfils Toysmart Com S Privacy Promise

by MartinB | When Disney-owned closed its routers last year, it generated substantial anger by trying to sell off its customer database to pay off its creditors.

Now another Disney subsidiary has agreed to pay for it to be destroyed. Read more »

Don T Make Me Think Book Review

by pedrito | Review of "don't' make me think", a book on usability by Steve Krug. Read more »

How People Really Browse

by pedrito | How do people browse? When we design interfaces, we often build really efficient ways to accomplish user goals. But why do our users not use them then? Read more »

New Space For Architecture Usability At Evolt

by mantruc | is happy to open a new center dedicated to the topics of Web Architecture and User Experience. We invite the community of professionals from within these fields to join and share with our own ever-growing community. Read more »

Breadcrumbs For The Sake Of Users

by mantruc | We've already seen an amazing display of coding skills over the Breadcrumb trail system, now I'd like to share some thoughts about the reasons for using it. Read more »

Breadcrumbs For Php Lovers

by jstetser | Breadcrumbs in Perl, Breadcrumbs in ASP - What's missing? Breadcrumbs in PHP. I've added a few tweaks to the concept. Read the whole series for maximum benefit! Read more »

Breadcrumbs For Those Using Asp

by aardvark | While we have a great tutorial on how to build a breadcrumb navigation trail using Perl on a Unix/Apache site, I thought it would be nice to have an ASP version as well. Same concept, except it was developed independently, so it might be a bit different. Read more »

Does Netscape 6 Break Your Table Layouts

by jaylard | After installing the release version of Netscape 6, I was perplexed to find that it added unsightly vertical space to pages that I had designed, and broke pixel-precise table layouts. The solution to this problem is both simple and obscure. Read more »

Breadcrumbs For All

by MartinB | Several sites now have a breadcrumb trail as a navigation aid. The appeal is obvious: help the user work out where they are in a hierarchical site. It's pretty good usability, which is probably why Jakob Nielsen has one on his site. Here's how to add one to your own (Unix/Apache/Perl-hos... Read more »

Give The User Control Over Your Fonts With Perl

by MartinB | This is a Perl/CGI/Apache/Unix version of Aardvark's previous ASP/IIS/NT code to enable users to change the size of the font they see on your site. Read more »

Xhtml Basic Adopted As W3c Standard

by MartinB | W3C has adopted XHTML Basic as its standard for future mobile devices, turning its back on WML and CML. Read more »

Useful Page Not Found Error Pages

by themadman | 404 error pages are evil. They disappoint users who expected to find something. Disappointed users are not good for site traffic. But with a little bit of thought, you can recover gracefully from 404 errors and help users find what they want. Read more »

Two Years Down The Track

by isaac | I think there would be very few people who've spent time on the site or mailing list (thelist), over the last two years, and not learned something. During this time I've seen members finish their tertiary education, be promoted, move to more secure jobs, or make the tough trans... Read more »

Reflections On The 2nd Birthday Of Evolt Org

by mantruc | I'm very grateful to the people who have contributed, their work, knowledge and time to build this community, evolt has helped me build my carrer and has actually made my life better. Read more »

Happy 2nd Birthday Evolt

by godmin | We've had an exciting year at evolt, and an exciting year in our industry! As the dot com explosion starts to crumble in on itself, and companies get ripped apart faster than mice in a pirana tank, evolt remains steadfast on its course. Despite all the turmoil around us, we've kept true ... Read more »

Birthday Wishes From A Wanna Be Evolt Minion

by pintsize | I don't mean to wax hyperbolic, but I think evolt represents the best of the web. People help each other - for free - with quality information,

instruction, and opinion. Thanks to the practice, t Read more »

Announcing Evolt Org 2 0

by djc | Greetings and let me be the first to welcome you to 2.0!

In conjunction with the second anniversary of, we're proud to annouce our completely redesigned website. Read more »

After 2 Years I M Finally Defining Evolt

by sgd | First of all, I must congratulate those who worked (and continue to work) hard on v2.0 of thesite. --Philanthropy and its best, if you ask me. With the 2nd year Anniversary of evolt, I would like to share what it has come to mean to me. Read more »

The Tao Of Testing

by MartinB | Fred Brooks says that a third of IT development time and effort should be spent in testing. In any software development project, with many people working on the coding, testing is essential to make sure that the system performs as the requirements say it should. Read more »

Platform For Privacy Preferences P3p Project

by wolf | The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) should emerge as an industry standard for users to gain more control over the use of personal information on Web. But how does it work? Read more »

Wap Put Up Or Shut Up

by Ratface | An open letter to Jakob Nielsen.

Hi Jakob!

While channel surfing aimlessly last night, I flicked onto Sweden's TV8 Finans Nytt (Finance Night) where someone was sounding off about WAP in no uncertain terms. Having never seen a picture of you before, I still knew before the caption c... Read more »

Share Intrusion Information On Dshield Org

by wolf | We all know the problem, small scale to large scale, from home to big sites, from script kiddie to brilliant hacker or cracker, people trying to enter your systems without being allowed to, to put it Read more »

Review Of The Nn Group World Tour

by pedrito | The gods of usability, the Nielsen Norman Group, are currently on a world tour. Is it worth attending? Well, it's expensive, so that'll depend on who's paying...


If yo Read more »

Four Ways To Work With Hierarchical Data

by ghost_inside | Many thanks to RatFace for his article BBS style recursion How-To. I have also recently been wrestling with the concept of displaying heirarchical lists, specifically in a discussion forum tool that I've been writing. Read more »

A Useful List Of Office 2000 Shortcut Keys

by r937 | This is the plain text version --

there is an Excel sheet available

(see below).

Product index:






Powerpoint, Read more »

Opera 5 Released Better Than Netscape 6

by wolf | Opera Software has released a new version of its popular browser, with new features, and it looks very promising, maybe even more than Netscape could deliver.

To do away with their old disadvantage Read more »

Internet Com Aquires Popular Developer Sites

by djc | announced today that it has acquired,, and today. now owns and operates a network of about 150 websites related the the Internet ind Read more »

Uk Users Turn Their Backs On Wap

by MartinB | Despite all the hype about the mobile internet [sic],

people who actually have actually used WAP services

gave the current state of technology a resounding thumbs-down.

In a field study of WAP us Read more »

Uk Online Bank Em Is Em Accessible

by MartinB | Surprising though it may be, having watched

Smile et al fail to meet even basic

accessibility requirements, Intelligent

Finance, the Halifax's eBank, have used the five months delay

in launching Read more »

Bbs Style Recursion How To

by Ratface | A moderately common programming task is to write a script to create an indented, hierarchical list. It's something that I've had to do several times and each time I've forgotten the basic technique Read more »

Mutiny At Icann Countries Consider The Snub

by olineham | Administrators of country code domains voted unanimously last week to look at moving to root nameservers not controlled by ICANN. Read more »

Using Files To Send Emails With Iis Part 2 Of 2

by sgd | (finally!)

In the first installment we saw how to create emails and drop them off in the file system instead of talking directly to the email server. In this piece, we build on the code and add the a Read more »

On Identity

by bobdavis | Some thoughts on identity

I ran across a link to the site today that got me thinking about evolt, who we are, and what we are. Read more »

New Tlds Announced

by MartinB | After a mere glacial delay, ICANN has announced its proposed list of new TLDs. .xxx isn't there (neither is .kids), but why should ICANN start listening to good ideas now? Read more »

Netscape 6 0 Released

by djc |

It's been almost three years in the making and surrounded by controversy the entire time. Thousands of people have helped build it, and thousands more have criticized it. The official 6.0 release o Read more »

Pick One Standards Or A Browser

by olineham | The founder of MozillaZine, Chris Nelson, has posted a rant in which he lashes out at 'third party micro-managing' for harming the Mozilla effort. Read more »

Ibm Relaunch Browser For The Blind

by MartinB | IBM are about to relaunch HomePage Reader, their text-to-speech browser for visually impaired users. The Windows-based browser, which will be version 3.0, is integrated with the bundled ViaVoice Outloud software, and allows users to navigate links from a numeric keypad, although it does no... Read more »

Ie 6 Beta Out Soon

by rodneyreid | From this article on, it looks like Internet Explorer 6 might be coming with the Whistler betas or soon thereafter, and it's supposed to contain elements of the new MSN Explorer [Ed Read more »

Freelancing Tips

by mrnick | Freelancing is a great way to earn some dollars on the side of other work (or study), or create a business. Not everyone is made for this type of work. Pay is irregular, you have to discipline yourself to work nights and weekends and you have to be a designer, programmer, manager, accounta... Read more »

Unlocking Ms Access Mdb Files

by isaac | As a ColdFusion newbie about a year ago, I can distinctly recall the frustration of dealing with Microsoft Access database files which had been "locked" by the ColdFusion Application Server accessing Read more »

Netcraft Survey With Uptime Stats

by isaac | The latest NetCraft survey has been released with the only immediately obvious changes being a 0.61% burst by Microsoft's IIS. Apache dropped 0.35%, but easily maintains its lead with a 59.67% market Read more »

Stock Photography Resources For Web Designers

by isaac | Try to design and build a Web site using poor images and, more often than not, you'll end up with less-than-optimal results. We can't always be lucky enough to have clients providing us with CDs Read more »

Msn Explorer Ready To Rumble With Aol

by djc | With the release of MSN Explorer, which integrates a number of Microsoft apps and sites into a single browser-based interface, Microsoft is making no secret of its plan to create t Read more »

Domain Name Ripoff Alert Ednm

by djc | No doubt that the Internet is affecting popular culture, especially American society. Terms like 'dotcom', 'search engine', and 'URL' are all somewhat commonplace in various popular media outlet Read more »

They Just Don T Get It

by r937 | Someone in my company recently asked me for help

with a Javascript error she was getting. "Sure," I said,

being an old programmer who loves a challenge. The problem

was on a very well-known Cana Read more »

Php Super Widget

by adriank | The Super Widget is a crawler that will can return useful info including <Meta> tags where present or read and output a selectable amount of bytes from the files it can open.

It was home buil Read more »

The Lexia Project

by mantruc | Have you ever said to yourself "this is stupid" while reading long

text on your computer screen? We all know that it's not the best way to read,

but what else can we do?

Today we r Read more »

Session Hijacking Cold Fusion Dynamic Proxies

by joshua | Yet another reason to hate AOL®

Session hijacking, grabbing somebody else's URL and stealing their session, is one of the biggest security concern around for anyone developing user-centric Read more »

Mozilla M18 Released

by MartinB | You can get it at the mozilla site.

Although there is no mention whether this is the expected beta release, this is to be the last Read more »

Apache 1 3 14 Released

by djc | The Apache Group is pleased to announce the release of the 1.3.14 version of the Apache HTTP

server. The main improvements in this release are to fix security vulnerabilities in the

mod_vhost_alias Read more »

Canada To Force Re Registration Of All Ca Domains

by aardvark | The Register reports that Canada is dealing with URL disputes by setting up a non-profit organization called the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) that will force all .ca domain name holders to re-apply for their domains. Read more »

Bt To Offer Unmetered Local Calls From Dec

by MartinB | UK news site The Register have uncovered a bit of stunning news - BT are to offer unmetered calls by the end of the year. This has not as yet been announced by BT, nor is it confirmed by other sou Read more »

Getting Xhtml From Homesite 4 5

by bmason | HomeSite, a robust text-based HTML editor for the Wintel world, can be prodded to produce XHTML with a little help. Here's a guide to doing it in the current 4.5 version:

First, go to the Options me Read more »

Working With Window Sizes The Low Tech Way

by persist1 | Background

Every few weeks another article or two crops up, talking about what a pain it is to create layouts that are "friendly" at one screen resolution when your normal operating environ Read more »

Bad Side Of Flash 5

by nicholas | Macromedia, a money hungry monster of poor usability. One of the biggest hurdles a web-designer must overcome is bringing together a site that allows access on all platforms, browsers, and systems. Read more »

Dirt Cheap Uk Training

by MartinB | UK-based have taken the time-distressed inventory model and applied it to IT training.

At hoora, you can book MS or Lotus certification courses Read more »

Using Files To Send Emails With Iis Part 1 Of 2

by sgd | Don't use CDONTS (even the acronym is a good reminder). Don't use ASPMail.

Don't worry about talking to the email server directly. Do it the fast

smooth —asynchronous— way: drop a file Read more »

Netscape 6 Pr3 Available

by jaylard | Netscape has released Preview Release version 3 of its long-awaited Netscape 6 browser.

Having just installed it and given it a quick once-over, I have a few preliminary observations:

Read more »

Introducing Tux The Cute And Cuddly Iis Killer

by djc |

I, for one, will never forget the day a certain benchmark report from

Mindcraft surfaced about a year and a half ago. It showed my beloved Linux

getting smashed by Windows NT in file and web servi Read more »

Democrat Election Site Spamming Search Engines

by MartinB | Inspecting the source code for Al Gore's election site, I noticed that the Democrat candidate trying to ensure that his site comes up when users search for 'MP3', which reputably is the most com Read more »

Design To Realistic Window Sizes

by marlene | Once you've figured out what your target audience is using in terms of window size, you need to determine the realistic window space for designing your site. I've attempted to do the legwork for yo Read more »

Battle Of The Bandwidth Part Ii

by djc | Now that we've explained some of the differences between cable modems and DSL "modems,"  let's dig a bit deeper into DSL. Oliver asked:

"How do upstream speeds compare? I know the cable modem Read more »

Battle Of The Bandwidth Part I

by djc | Recently on thelist, Jason B. asked if the rumors about cable modems being slower and slower as more and more people use them are true. He also wondered aloud if cable modems were here to stay, or jus Read more »

The Usability Phone Interview

by pedrito | Yes you�ve read that correctly. Necessity being the mother of invention, I recently had the chance to conduct some usability tests � over the phone. Read more »

Don T Let Netscape Cramp Your Styles

by joshua | Have you ever developed a web application with Sans-Serif fonts, just to be annoyed that on two of your pages the font suddenly changes back to Times Roman half way down. If you have, then you were us Read more »

Server Downtime Today

by djc |

The website will be down beginning at 6:00pm CST today the 19th of Sep for some upgrades to the database.

We'll be dropping the DB server off line to stick another 512Mb of RAM into Read more »

Imitation Flattery Or Thievery

by erika | Back in the mid-90's, I did a few semesters as a college English teacher. Like most English teachers, I modelled my syllabus and classroom policies on the syllabi and classroom policies of Read more »

Helping Seniors Get Online

by aericks | I've just come from visiting family and I got to sit down yet again with my grandfather and help him on the computer. He's 80 and bought a computer for the first time two years ago "to keep up" and Read more »

What Goes On Under The Hood Of The Internet

by sgd | Like so many articles do, this one has origins in a thread on thelist. Having a few spare moments, and the experience of esplaining this before , here you go. My take on "What goes on under the hoo Read more »

Cultural Portals What Makes Em Tick

by pedrito | A comparison between two Colombian portals, not really from a

usability perspective, this time more from a cultural pespective. Read more »

Thwarting Image Theft Fact Or Fiction

by Jeff Howden | Lots of people are going to want to pipe in with their opinions on this one, but in the end it'll all basically boil down to one succinct thought that goes something like this:

"If you don' Read more »

Wrox Professional Wap Review

by Ratface | This review appeared first on my mailing list Wap-Dev.

Professional WAP

Publisher: Wrox Press

ISBN: 1-861004-04-4






Further Infor Read more »

Netcraft Web Server Survey For August 2000

by djc | The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web Server software usage on Internet connected computers. They collect and collate as

many hostnames providing an http service as they can find, and sys Read more »

My Awesome Adventure At Company X

by erika | Jobs!Tired of my two-horse town, I finally packed up the pieces of my life and headed north along the I-5 corridor to a place where the "new economy" was more than media hype. Read more »

Use Oracle S Explain Plan To Tune Your Queries

by tcm614ce | Introduction

Query speed is a perpetual challenge for anyone using a SQL database. Many

newer Oracle Users are unaware of the issues involved with designing a good

query and those who have be Read more »

Netscape Themes Contest

by djc |

To get some excitement going about the upcoming release of Netscape 6 and to get more developers interested in the new product, Netscape is sponsoring a themes contest.

The new release of Netscap Read more »

Socog Hearing Over Inaccessible Web Site

by isaac | The Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission has heard from a blind Sydney man his frustration over not being able to access the Olympic Games' organisers' (SOCOG) Web site. Read more »

Netscape 6 Preview Release 2 Available

by isaac | In addition to Martin's alert to the availability of Mozilla M17, Netscape 6 preview release 2 is also available on Netscape's own FTP servers.

You can find it at the Netscape FTP area.

If you Read more »

Mozilla M17 Released

by MartinB | Milestone 17 has been released from the folks over at Mozilla. This release is a checkpoint on skinability and other completed features.

You can see how far alongthe project is on the Mozilla si Read more »

Rebol The Official Guide

by rebol | REBOL Press, partnering with Osborne/McGraw-Hill, announces the publication of REBOL: The Official Guide, the first and only official book about the REBOL Internet Communications Language.

REBOL (p Read more »

Netscape Communicator 4 74 Released

by djc |

Another in the line of the 4.7x family of browsers from Netscape has been released. New features include Flash 4.0 support for Linux and Solaris, RealPlayer 7 for folks in the Windows world, and a 2 Read more »

How To Let Users Add Formatting

by pedrito | Problem: admin users need to be able to add formatting to pages. Bold, Italic, indent, you name it.

Extra problem: they shouldn't be allowed to mess up the site. Many users will go crazy on color Read more »

New Navigation And Usability Ideas

by pedrito | There is a lot being done to solve common navigation / usability problems. I had a look around the web, here are a few of the more interesting ideas I've found. Read more »

Getting Fresh With Your Content

by j.cobb whiner | Dan said we need a new article on our front page. So, I'm here to talk about the

importance of having fresh content.

It's a well known fact that visitors to a website enjoy

seeing new content o Read more »

Building A Library

by MartinB | Like most people, I spend far too long explaining the web medium to people who are climbing a steep learning curve.

To save my time, I've put together the following list of books and sites Read more »

Becoming A Master Of The Internet

by headlemur | If you want to be able to continue to have the freedom to post here and elsewhere, build websites, and have a voice in the future of the Internet, Listen Up!

ICANN is the organization responsible for Read more »

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 5 5

by jaylard | Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 5.5. This latest version sports virtually no UI changes aside from a print-preview feature. Its support for W3C standards such as HTML4 and CSS1 has improved, Read more »

You Call Em That Em Web Site Testing

by aardvark | I received this spam (scroll to bottom) the other day from a company claiming to audit web sites. Unfortunately, i have no idea what they could actually audit since accessibility, usability, and compl Read more »

Liquid Tables

by r937 | How do you make a web page that looks good no matter how wide the browser window is?

Use liquid tables to "pour" your content into the page so that

it flows to the margins, even if the window is resized. Read more »

Apache Keeps Rolling

by djc |

The latest Netcraft Web Server Survey is out and the Apache Web Server increased its lead in that market with a gain of 2.09% bringing its total 'market share' to around 62.53%.

IIS(20.38%) and Read more »

Secret Campaign Website

by headlemur | The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is

calling for Nominations to fill five At Large Board Seats.

I am campaigning to be the North American Board Member.

Currently there are f Read more »

Bookmark Favorite Articles

by m3avrck | I was just searching around the Evolt site when it dawned on me.

There are many articles that I feel are useful and ones that I would use in the future. But at the same time, I can't use each arti Read more »

Real World Browser Size Stats Part Ii

by aardvark | In Part I of this article I showed you how to write your own script(s) to track the screen resolution, browser viewable size, and bit-depth, of your users. While you are gathering your own statistics, I'll offer mine up for review. Read more »

Real World Browser Size Stats Part I

by aardvark | Everybody has their own take on what resolution their users have. Sometimes that target resolution is based on hard data, sometimes it's a best-guess, and sometimes it's just based on the designer's own personal preferences. Read more »

Web Skill Salary Guide

by stiCK | I recently stumbled across an interesting PDF while checking out 1099 Magazine's parent company, Aquent. It's a detailed salary/fee guide for web professionals.They've broken it down into various Read more »

C It S Not Just For Music Lovers Anymore

by Vince | Microsoft is hyping up their new language C#(C Sharp) . Based on the C and C++ languages, the C# language will be more web oriented.

Straight from the horses mouth, "C# is a modern, object-oriented l Read more »

European Union Just Say No To Epatents

by wolf |  As there are tendencies in Europe to

use Software patents much the same

way as it in the USA,

there are interesting campaigns now

starting against patenting of Software

of Europe. Read more »

Aol Faces Pop Up Lawsuit

by isaac | "You've got trouble!" CNN reports that a Florida judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against AOL by users upset that pop-up advertisements are wasting time that they're paying for.

Miami at Read more »

Let S Play Lawyer

by castewar | In a matter of weeks, almost every website I wandered into wanted to know my age. Specifically they wanted to know if I was over 13. At first I thought it might be some sort of nightmarish, taunting h Read more »

Prison For Forgetting Your Password

by MartinB | The UK's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill is coming up to its final parliamentary discussion.

As previously reported here, this will allow government agencies to for Read more »

Vb7 Caveat Emptor

by sgd | (this, I guess, could qualify as a rant)

Some of you know about MS coming out with a new version of Visual Basic. VB7 will do a ton of things that will make the language a whole lot better, but of Read more »

Sue Bt Over Broken Links

by MartinB | Web users are threatening BT with a class action for every broken link on the web.

Ear Read more »

Evolt Downtime Tonite

by djc |

All of the entities(web site, mailing lists, etc) will be down for about an hour tonite between 6:00pm CST and 7:00pm CST.

Basically, I need to take all the machines offline and re-ar Read more »

Icann Proposes New Top Level Domains

by olineham | ICANN has published a plan for the introduction of new top-level domain names, with a target date of November 2000.

The doc Read more »

Adobe To Sue Appleinsider

by aardvark | For those of you who have heard about Adobe Photoshop 6, you may have heard about the sneak preview of it and ImageReady 3 that AppleInsider posted on May 30. If you go back to that page now, the lin Read more »

Movement In The World Of Browsers

by rodneyreid | Action on the browser scene covers at least 3 upcoming releases, so to keep you up to date, here is some recent browser news.

Mic Read more »

Apache Manager For Windows

by djc | For those that run the Apache Webserver on the Windows platform, it can be a pain to start, stop, and restart Apache when setting it up or testing different configurations.

To make things easie Read more »

When Searching For A Job In It

by hackworth | It had been such a long time since I had updated

my resume on Monster, Hotjobs, and a few other

job boards and as I was updating my 'hard copy'

of my resume, I thought I'd update those as

w Read more »

They Never Learn Do They

by MartinB | Since went a bit Pete Tong the other week, the creative people have shown a distinct failure to notice that many of the reasons for boo's expensive demise was that the interface was all froth Read more »

Web Architecture Internet Architecture

by mantruc | Investigating about the process of Web Architecture I found this document Integrated

Internet Information Architecture, By Chris Weider. I started reading it

believing it was another approach Read more »

New Evolt Features

by djc | As some have already noticed, there are a couple new features on the website that have popped up in the last couple weeks.

The first is the listing of the last five messages that have Read more »

Intro To Apache 2 0

by djc |

With the upcoming release of Apache 2.0, the most popular web server on the Internet looks to extend its 60% marketshare with increased flexibility, portability, and performance.

Apache Today h Read more »

Ftc Report Online Privacy Needs Legislation

by mccreath | The Federal Trade Commission has released the third in a series of online privacy reports (see links at the end of the article), calling for government intervention to achieve higher compliance with t Read more »

Copyright Leaves Evolt Members With Foot In Mouth

by atdt1991 | On Tuesday, May 23rd Dan Cody posted a curiousity to our illustrious list. The website Planet Tolkien had a webpage identical to ours.

Not only identical in design, but actual graphi Read more »

Burning Mad Conversion Software Frustration

by webmutant | Well, not really burning mad, but I'm pretty frustrated; I tried burning all my GIFs this evening, and it's not as easy as they make it sound. talks about freely availabl Read more »

Cookies Are Only The Beginning

by atdt1991 | We've become acclimatized to the idea of cookies as privacy invasion. We, as a group, have come to understand that each time a website tags us with one of these persistent suckers, we may be allowin Read more »

Time To Close The Web

by headlemur | The Web is a democratic, two-way medium, built on open standards.

Yeah, right.

Electronic Rape is the pinnacle of current commercial website development. Commercial sites Read more »

Quebecor Nurun Buys Msm

by mantruc | This morning there was a press conference here at MSM Interactive, Chile's largest new media company.......

Read more »

Ibm Teaches Netscape To Speak Hebrew

by sforbes | IBM has released a version of Netscape 4.61 with BiDi support,

enabling it to display Hebrew and Arabic web pages natively.

Read more »

Evolt Org Downtime

by djc | This afternoon beginning at 3pm CST the *dynamic* parts of the website will be down.

Read more »

An Open Letter To The E Commerce Times

by headlemur | I have read the E-Commerce Times as part of my morning ritual for over a

year to see what is happening on the web. I enjoy the reporting, and the

layout and navigation. I have recommended it to visi Read more »

Mac Ie Bug Bites Back

by djc | A bug that first popped up over two years ago (and was subsequently fixed) is back in the Mac port of Internet Explorer 5.

The hole is tied to a problem with the IE Java Virtual Machine Read more »

Communicator 4 73 Released Security Flaw In 4 72

by jaylard | As unexciting as update releases of Netscape 4.x are, a serious security bug with versions 4.72 and earlier might make the effort to download 4.73 worthwhile.

T Read more »

Allaire Open Sources Forums

by djc | Allaire Corp has released its Forums product to the developer community under the 'Open Source' banner this week.

You can find the source code (Cold Fusion templates) at the Read more »

Serious Javascript Security Bug In Ie

by Seb | Peacefire have issued an advisory about a serious new exploit to read any cookie in Internet Explorer.

The bug allows a malicious Javascript to retrieve the c Read more »

Malicious Javascript Shuts Down Hotmail

by Sandeater | Microsoft was force yesterday to take down its Hotmail service for four hours due to a security hole

enabling a malicious spammer to intercept Hotmail authentication cookies and Read more »

Au Org Prototyping E Commerce Ai

by isaac | The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia is developing an artificial intelligence that learns from past shopping experiences to adapt and provide us Read more »

Macromedia To Debut Dreamweaver Ultradev

by djc | Macromedia, Inc. announced today the release of Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev, a visual Web application development tool which looks to compete with products such as Microsoft's Visu Read more »

Hp Openmail To Include Wap Interface

by djc | Hewlett-Packard

today announced OpenMail Anywhere/WAP, a Wireless Application Protocol

(WAP) interface for OpenMail 6, one of the leading business

messaging/collaboration solutions for Linux and Read more »

Cut The Clutter With Pure Search

by MartinB | Altavista have launched a hard-core search facility called No annoying ads. No categorisation. No 'build your own page'. No ISP offers. No shopping links. No message boards. Just searc Read more »

Extending The Form Select Element

by isaac | The ability to distinguish visited links from those not yet visited is a great feature and one that can be extended to form select elements (also known as "dropdown boxes") in some situations. Read more »

Top 10 R Sum Dos And Don Ts

by themadman | I tell ya', I get tired of scanning résumés sometimes. Having seen thousands of them while hiring people, I can confidently tell you that the average employer spends only 30 seconds per résumé. Read more »

Diva And Goliath

by djc | After Microsoft ignored a cease

and desist letter sent on April 25, 2000, the Digital Divas

( have launched a massive internet

campaign known as "Diva and Goliath" to stop M Read more »

Serious Filemaker Pro 5 Bugs

by isaac | Blue World Communications has announced three "serious" security issues in the Web Companion that accompanies FileMaker Pro 5, allowing anyone on the Internet to view the contents of a Web Companion c Read more »

A Plugin To View Ads

by isaac |

Anyone would be suspicious of a company and product who based their success on users having to download a plugin. Even Macromedia would've been taking a slight risk with their development and pro Read more »

Moving A Business Processes To The Net

by isaac | Freelancing for Web developers, beyond the first steps, is not just about building a Web site that a client wants. It can be, but if that is all you're doing then you're often selling yourself, and your client, short. Read more »

New Site Rates The Registrars

by isaac | With a new range of registrars available through which to register a domain, Web developers might be confused. Who offers the best price? Who offers the best contract to support domain owners? Read more »

Geoworks Wap Patent Round 2

by Ratface | Wapsight reported yesterday that have taken a stand against Geoworks' U.S. Patent No. 5,327,529, which they claim covers WAP technology. are claiming that "(their) technology does not infringe the Geoworks patent, and that that patent is also invalid and unenforce... Read more »

The Ride Is Over And I M Done Throwing Up

by persist1 | The rapt - but undue - attention recently paid to the markets

highlights the fact that the Web is growing up as a medium and as a mode of commerce.

Lots of people


hol Read more »

Another Good Asp Performance Article

by mwarden | I hate to admit it, but Microsoft has a pretty darn good ASP Performance Article that focuses not on specific ASP code, but rather on different techniques related to ASP (such as storing Scripting Read more »

Entering International Markets

by wolf | Things that are useful to know when entering international


-- Read more »

Mozilla M15 Released

by djc | Milestone 15 has been released from the folks over at Mozilla with lots of new features and bug fixes in this release.

You can download your favorite flavor at Read more »

Icab Inches Forward With Preview

by isaac | The German browser developers responsible for the tiny Mac browser, iCab, have posted a preview of version 2.0. This preview fixes a few bugs, and adds bookmark features allowing you to import and exp Read more »

A Wonderful World Of Multiple Monitors

by isaac | The days of dual displays being for rich designers are behind us. Yet, today, many people still haven't given much thought to the possibility of using multiple monitors. Why not? Read more »

Recap Iis And Apache Together

by isaac | One development machine doesn't always mean you're stuck using only one Web server.

Read more »

Opera 4 0 Public Beta 3 Is Now Available

by wolf | The small but very fine browser Opera, which has a loyal customer base, has a new beta out.

You can get it at their site.

Two good resources are also the feature request site and the know Read more »

Filing Online The Good The Bad And The Unusable

by cwodtke | I'm going to tell a tale of usability... a tale of trying to file my taxes online at the last possible minute (nearly, anyhow). Read more »

Application Methodology Research Help Wanted

by younasm | I am a student at Staffordshire University completing my dissertation for my masters in computing science. I have designed a web questionnaire which looks at techniques or methodologies used in Read more »

Ms Dropping Support For Java

by djc | From the "If I can't play quarterback I'm taking my ball and going home" category, Microsoft has announced that they'll drop support for Sun Microsystems Java platform Read more »

Get A Job Uk Style

by pedrito | Tips on getting a webdesign job:

Let�s imagine you have been learning HTML and stuff for the past year or so, and now you�re ready for your first real job.

Read more »

Nn V4 6 V6 Css Compatibility Charts

by djc | The following page shows result of CSS compatibility testing between

Netscape 4.6 and Netscape 6.0 preview release.

Read more »

Measuring Up Css1 In Nn 6

by Teresa | On April 5, 2000, Netscape made its "Pre-Release" edition of Netscape 6 available for download and testing.

While this latest incarnation of th Read more »

Ie5 5 5 Takes Heat

by djc | The Web Standards Project is taking issue with the lack of standards support in Microsoft's newly released Internet Explorer 5.5 Windows Edition,

and lambasting the company for an "arrogant" Read more »

Sql And Database Resources On The Web

by r937 | many web developers are now faced with the daunting task

of learning sql and interfacing a web page with a

relational database Read more »

End Of An Era

by erika |

The Webmonkey site churns along, but is its genius diminishing? Three long-time staff members (Josh, Jay, and Kristin) seem to have disappeared in the past month alone.

Read more »

Php 3 0 16 And Php4 Rc1 Announced

by djc | Lots of news from the developers of the popular PHP Hypertext Preprocessor this week.

First up, the first release candidate for PHP 4 Read more »

Netscape 6 Preview Now Released

by Sandeater | Netscape has now re-placed the Navigator/Mozilla download back onto its servers for public consumption. Apparently this time this is the offical preview release of the new standards-based browser. You Read more »

Mozilla The History

by djc | This article is a pre-cursor to an article I'm publishing tomorrow that also

relates to Mozilla and the newly released Netscape 6. Hopefully by providing

some background on Mozilla project separat Read more »

Getting Started With Usability Testing

by pedrito | The best way to get started in usability is getting your hands dirty. Yes, people, that means testing. Read more »

Ie5 For Mac Css1 Compliant

by MartinB | After some extensive testing, I can report that ie5 for Mac appears to be Microsoft's first CSS1 compliant browser.

Read more »

Captioning Multimedia Becomes Easier

by isaac | A freeware tool, named Media Access Generator (MAGpie), has been released recently by the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) to fill a gap left unfilled by multimedia software developers. Read more »

Some Positive Patent News

by Ratface | The Wall Street Journal announced yesterday that the current state of affairs with the US patent system may be set to change. The US Patent and Trademark Office are looking at ways they can change the Read more »

Internet Spring Cleaning

by Jeff Howden | It's that time again! As many of you know, each year the Internet must be shut down for 24 hours in order to allow us to clean it. The cleaning process, which eliminates dead email and inactive ftp, www and gopher sites, allows for a better-working and faster internet. Read more »

Netscape 6 Beta Was Available

by Sandeater | A complete Netscape 6 preview release is now available for download.

This release comes complete with complete with a new installer, Netscape messe Read more »

Ie 5 0 For Macintosh Is Available

by bobdavis |

Finally, Mac users get to use the version 5.x features in Internet Explorer.

It has a few features that are kind of nifty like options for chrome color, something called "Internet Scrapbook" Read more »

You Need A Content Management System

by MartinB | Since the first suit told the first web designer 'Update our site faster,' content management has been vital for professional sites. Why does it matter? What do you need to be doing about it? Read more »

How Not To Build A Cinema Web Site

by isaac | You go to the cinema to see a film. You go to the cinema's Web site to find out what's on,

and when (and maybe in the future, even see the movie itself), and you want to find this

information Read more »

The Net Generation And The New Economy

by bobdavis |

There is a very interesting article called "Minds over Matter" by Don Tapscott in Business 2.0 that delves into the structures of the Net Generation and how business is changing.

The Read more »

Monkeyjunkies List To Shut Down

by olineham | Webmonkey has announced its intention to discontinue the popular Monkeyjunkies email discussion list from Monday 20th March.

Read more »

Including Files In Asp

by aardvark | As more people use Active Server Pages, I've noticed a trend that newer users can't figure out how to include files into their scripts. Part of the problem is that they expect an include directive to exist in the '<%' and '%>' script tags, but this isn't the case with Active ... Read more »

Cross Platform Testing Now Easier

by MartinB | Connectix launch Linux VirtualPC for Mac Read more »

What S This Xml Stuff Anyway

by sgd | You've heard of it enough to add 'XML' to the list of words you hate; you've seen it in materials gloating about how XML is going to change the future. Okay, sure. But how?�

You've read Read more »

More On The Patent System

by Ratface | James Gleick has written a deep and

extremely intelligent article on the US

patent system and how it deals with software


You Read more »

Credit Cards Stolen And Icann Allows Open Voting


(Source: Computerworld) A 2-year-old security hole in Microsoft server software let a computer cracker download and post thousands of credit-card Read more »

Creating Dynamic Select Boxes

by jlachapell | Have you ever wondered how to populate a select box given the contents of a previous

select box? This article explains in detail how to get it done, so read on! Read more »

Apache 2 0 First Public Alpha Release

by olineham | The Apache Project has released the first public alpha of Apache 2.

Apache 2.0a1 "includes several new Read more »

Verisign To Buy Network Solutions

by olineham | VeriSign, a heavyweight in digital certification, has agreed to buy Network Solutions for US$21 billion in stock. Read more »

Apache Security Primer

by djc | There was a recent discussion on thelist about securing a new Linux Webserver.

While I'm still in the process of writing a full Linux security article, there is an excellent security primer for th Read more »

Patents Bezos Responds To O Reilly

by olineham | Publisher Tim O'Reilly has published the result of a phone conversation with Jeff Bezos, conducted because of a letter he received asking about Richard Stallman's call for Read more »

Yet Another Browser Page

by snave | In a cynical attempt to snag some search engines and thereby drag a handful of people to see his insipid vacation snaps, etc., Peter Evans (that's me!) created yet another "Al Read more »

The Democracy Of Chaos Yeah Right

by palyne | I just read an article moaning about the illogic or faulty thinking in attempting to impose control on an intranet. Hmmmm. Read more »

Getting Installing And Running Apache

by AnthonyB | There are about as many ways to build and install Apache as there are reasons to run a web server. As it's our first time out, we'll take the road most traveled and leave the advanced configuratio Read more »

51 20 Prize For 5120 Byte Pages

by MartinB | Think you write neat, compact code? The 5k competition is now open for entries.

The idea is simple: write the best page in under 5k with no server-side coding at all. Client side script & C Read more »

Zend Com For Php Goes Live

by olineham | The awaited for PHP developers has launched.

Complementing the official PHP Read more »

Mozilla M14 Milestone Released

by Seb | The latest and greatest milestone release of Mozilla is now available for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh.

You can download your favourite flavour from the M14 release-notes page.

The next Read more »

List Server Downtime

by djc | More downtime on our lists server today for a couple hours beginning at 10am CST today and continuing on till about 1pm CST.

During this time, you won't be able to get or send email from the evo Read more »

Quick And Dirty File Upload How To

by AnthonyB | Quick and Dirty File Uploads via Form How To:Uploading files is a semi-complex process

involving the right incantations on both the client forms and the server - but it can be tamed. Read more »

Looking For Work

by damclean | Link: Site Description:

A member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Aquent Partners is a talent agency with a whole lot more to offer.

Whether you're looking fo Read more »

Write Once Class Layout The Html Heresy

by deboute | Have you ever wondered what is the price to pay for Evolution? I mean upgrading your pages to reach the current W3C standard, every 6 months.

When xHTML went recommended I asked myself :: "What would you do, my dear friend, if you have 2 handfuls of sites running and your clients cal... Read more »

Working With Filter Rules In Outlook

by RonW | To automatically separate Email into folders using

the Rules Wizard found in Microsoft Outlook,

go to the Tools Menu and select the Rules Wizard

option from the drop down menu.


Read more »

Mozilla Milestone 14 To Contain Crypto

by djc | The next Mozilla milestone(M14) will include crypto code that will handle https(HTTP over SSL).

The plan is to create an M14 binary that can be used to buy books, trade stocks, or anything else that Read more »

This Week S Amazon Patent Affiliate Programmes

by olineham | Amazon have done it again, this time winning a patent on affiliate programmes.

This has been greeted with much protest from the industry, with many people wondering whether the granting of such pat Read more »

Our New Home

by djc | Greetings and welcome! We've recently changed servers for the website to provide better service(basically we were starting to get killed on our other machine :)

Not only did we move serv Read more »

Mosaic S October 1994 Site Now Online

by mathowie | Through a random series of events, Jamie Zawinski sent me some very old archives of the Mosaic/Netscape sites and their beta browsers. It totalled over 900Mb of binaries and html files, which I offere Read more »

Apache 1 3 12 Available

by olineham | Version 1.3.12 of the Apache web server is available for download.

This update includes improvements to combat the CERT Cross Site Scripting Problem.

The Apache project have a their own descript Read more »

Stuff For Your Palm

by MartinB | Here's a nifty site for your Palm, containing (amongst other things), complete references for Perl, ColdFusion, Python, CGI Environmental Variables and Photoshop Shortcuts.

It also has a bunch of Read more »

Netscape 4 72 Released

by djc | Netscape has released version 4.72 of their popular Netscape Communicator package today. Netscape has provided a release notes page for your platform where you can see what's new in 4.72. Since dow Read more »

Why Developers Don T Want Html Email

by djc | In an opinion article today, Dave Winer contemplates, "Why developers want HTML rendering in the OS" and goes on to explain his experience of sending an email to a group of people. The great thing wa Read more »

Php4 Beta 4 Available

by djc | The PHP folks have announced the release of PHP 4.0 Beta 4 - with some small bug fixes and built in XML support, this is expected to be the final beta release of the much anticipated 4.0 version of th Read more »

Next Generation Vb Info

by djc | Microsoft has released some details about the next generation 'Programmable Web Language Innovations' - basically the set of new features that they'll be adding to future releases of VB.

With Read more »

Python Vs Perl

by djc | Python and Perl are two of the most popular Web development languages on the Internet. Reading this article from Byte gives a nice comparison between the t Read more »

Multiple Resultsets From A Stored Procedure

by mbusa | In Cold Fusion, and in ASP (using ADO), you can call one stored procedure, and get back multiple resultsets, as long as the database can provide them. One such database is MSSQL7.0. Advantages to Read more »

Quick And Dirty Form Processor

by AnthonyB | Here is a very simple cgi script to send the form

output to the target mail boxes:

One - cut and paste the code below into "notepad"

Two - edit the following lines:

  /full/path/to/cgi-bin Read more »

My Evolution From Netscape

by djc | Being an avid Linux user, I've always used Netscape as my browser of choice. Even on my gaming machine at home that runs Win98, I still use Netscape. It's always seemed to crash less frequentl Read more »

Mailing List Problems

by djc | Hi folks, as some of you may have noticed already, we're having some problems with our list server (both email and web). No need to send 'test' messages to thelist, we'll have it back up as soon a Read more »

Microsoft Intros Pay Per Use Digital Broadcasting

by isaac | Microsoft is to release a preview version of Digital Broadcast Manager - software that enables secure downloads and streaming of audio and video content, on a pay-per-use basis. They see its use a Read more »

The Ms Cross Site Scripting Scare

by djc | John Dvorak, love him or hate him, has some interesting theories about the timing of the malicious cross site scripting scare and how it ties in with a Microsoft agenda to overthrow the AOL powerhouse Read more »

Where To Start With Ndas

by MartinB | Picture it: You've a great idea for the next Amazon, and you now need to talk to Venture Capitalists, developers, ad partners and so on. How do you stop anyone you talk to from stealing it? Read more »

Tradesmen Or Robots

by persist1 | I received the following in my mailbox Friday morning:"I noticed something on your web site that caught my eye: 'Having information is good; being able to sort it all out is what makes it useful - es Read more »

Drop Outdated Job Postings

by wolfboy | Being an upwardly mobile kind of guy, I occasionaly look at the Jobs section of the Evolt site. One thing I have noticed is that some of the postings are several months old. How about checking for old Read more »

Quick And Dirty Record Sorting In Perl

by dwayne | It's a common thing - you've got some text files lying around with data in them, and you want to get it into some kind of reasonable order. Say, alphabetical, rather than whatever order your form script dumped the data into them. It's a simple enough task, and doing it is going to give... Read more »

An Evolt Rating System

by r937 | today's elbow grease newsletter drew my attention to a wired news article about VA linux buying Andover, who recently bought slashdot this led in turn to an older wired story describing slashdot in Read more »

How To Count Clicks In Your Website

by pedrito | An absolute beginners tutorial for total niftyness in PHP!

Hi. What if you could count the amount of times visitors clicked on certain links on your site? You could track how often they click on tha Read more »

Malicious Html Tags

by isaac | A CERT Advisory says that all Web browsers, and all Web servers dynamically generating pages based on unvalidated input, can be affected by malicious HTML code, or abused by those posting it.

Tags Read more »

Linux Updates From Oracle

by djc | Oracle has released the latest versions of the WebDB and OAS products on the Linux platform for download.WebDB 2.2 and OAS(Oracle Application Server) for Linux are now available for download f Read more »

Coming Soon To A Courtroom Near You

by persist1 | Those of you not from Portland might be interested in reading Copyright and Wrong, about the recent issues that have been taken to court by the RIAA and MPAA.

While this article says nothing that we Read more »

Coder S Health Tips Stretching

by Frank Marion | So you code, eh? Got a pretty sharp brain? Make sure you keep your body up to par! The healthier your body, the clearer your mind, the more comfortable you will be as you sit down to code. A Read more »

Changing Times An Update

by persist1 | Having shot off my mouth, I did some research. Here's what I've found so far: According to Jakob Nielsen [ed. note: Stuck Wit Read more »

Where S The Critical Information

by isaac | Online music retailing is growing quickly in Australia. ChaosMusic and Sanity have

listed on the stock exchange. HMV has partnered with digitalone. Fudge Music have built

themselves a store. Cha Read more »

Php Intro Tutorials For Beginners

by Scott | I just put this together. This is an example of open source support . . . By the community in other words. Other people have answered hundreds of my questions so I am trying to pass something Read more »

The Times They Are A Changin

by persist1 | I was at a job interview on Thursday afternoon, and the interviewer was a Mac guy. I had the opportunity to see some of my projects - with my own eyes - on a System 8 box for the first time... and I Read more »

Write Once Almost With Php

by deboute | Write Once ! (almost) :: the print "" method.

An approach to browser specific content and easy maintenance through PHP3 :: Read more »

Idevresource Com Webrings And Spondoolicks

by idude | Ok, this is a shameless plug for our site, but with two purposes - giving away money and offering free advertising/promotion for developers! Read more »

Cybersquatting Alive And Well In The Uk

by MartinB | UK firm WebHound have been discovered registering domain names for 15,000 UK villages at a cost of £5 each, and attempting to resell to the villages at 100 times the price.

According t Read more »

Cheap Route For Passwords

by dommy | This is a way to weakly password protect a web page with javascript. Of course, I would not trust anything truly valuable behind this holey veil...

I did not come up with the idea, but cannot recall Read more »

Xhtml 1 0 Now A W3c Recommendation

by olineham | The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has officially launched XHTML 1.0 as recommendation.

You can read the full spec or read more about it.

The W3C Validator has also been upgraded to check XHTML Read more »

Mozilla M13 Released And It S Alpha

by olineham | Mozilla M13 has been released by the Mozilla Project, and is officially an "alpha" release! It's all down hill from here, a final release edges closer..

As responsible web designers we should all Read more »

A Few Enhancements

by m3avrck | I've come up with a few possible things that could make Evolt even better and provide more use to all of us.

-the ability to easily unsubscribe/subscribe to thelist via a checkbox in the user's r Read more »

A New Tool For Serious Flashers

by RedStar | Grooveware Multimedia know for it's ScreenWeaver product has just released a public beta version of Fast!.

With Fast! Flash developers will experience a new level of ease in Flash ActionScripting.

Read more »

Macintosh Scripting With Javascript

by bobdavis | Do you work on a Macintosh? Do you use JavaScript in writing web pages? Now you can use JavaScript to script behaviors on your Macintosh just like you can using AppleScript.LateNight Software ha Read more »

Leave That Mouse Alone

by persist1 | I was asked by aardvark to follow up here on a message to another list.

In a nutshell: disabling interface features is generally a Bad Thing.

Specifically: disabling right-clicks to protect your site content is Read more »

Sitemaps Map The User S Experience

by pedrito | My previous article about sitemaps examined what they should be like. The conclusion was: sitemaps need to be complete and show metainformation. The second conclusion was that it's hard to build a good sitemap. Read more »

Mac Internet Explorer 5 0 Preview

by jmorehead | Mac OS Rumors recently posted a preview of the beta release of Internet Explorer 5.0 for the Mac. It includes screenshots and some fairly in-depth analysis of IE 5.0's features, speed, and other Read more »

Web Saturation Hits 1 Billion

by pedrito | inktomi corp. did a crawl of the Web and says there are now over 1 billion pages online. They have some fun facts, like the most common filename (apart from the likes of index.html*), amount of links Read more »

The Problem S With Sitemaps

by pedrito | "Where am I?", is said to be the first question maps should answer. On the net, it competes with "What else is there?" I believe the most important thing to consider when building a sitemap is what kind of experience do you want to give the user. Read more »

Open Letter To Geoworks

by Ratface | This letter was sent to Donald G Ezzell of Geoworks Corporation in response to their claims for a 20,000 USD licensing fee for anyone who develops WAP technology. For more details, please see the Geow Read more »

Supreme Court Clears Way For Domain Registrations

by AnthonyB | A group of nine angry individuals and companies claiming a government agency, the National Science Foundation, and Network Solutions illegally taxed computer users when registering Web addresses today Read more »

Code Encapsulation Your Stress Free Future

by Seb | If you're using Javascript functions to populate HTML tables, etc., and you find you have a lot of HTML mixed with your code, stop! Encapsulation is the process of separating out functions within y Read more »

Bookmarklet For Thelist Archives

by r937 | here's a bookmarklet that will let you browse the weekly archives of

it will first prompt you for the YYYYMMDD date of the Monday of the week that you want to see -- usually Read more »

Beos 5 To Be Released For Free

by aardvark | Be, Inc. will release BeOS 5 for free download later this quarter (no earlier than March 31). The free download (estimated at between 40 and 60MB right now) will only be available to individuals for Read more »

What Comes Round Goes Round

by sgd | So you're chugging right along in javascript, happy as a lark, until you need to round some numbers to three decimal places. Crap! now what? This function is your friend. Pass it your value and the Read more »

Fill Your Print Cart

by pedrito | I was going through some university sites looking for information for foreign students, and had another one of those internet revelations. (a revelation a day keeps the doctor away, my mom used to say) Read more »

Business Week Etoys Only Needs 90 Success Rate

by headlemur | In an article for Business Week Online entitled "Why Aren't Web Toy Stocks Playing Well with Investors?" dated January 13, 2000, Margaret Popper, a reporter covering e-business wrote, "If y Read more »

Ballmer Takes Over As Microsoft Ceo

by Vince | Bill Gates announced he was stepping aside as CEO of Microsoft last night and promoted long-time friend and underling Steve Ballmer to succeed him.For more information please read the full story.My pe Read more »

Javascript 1 5 Goes Beta

by djc | JavaScript 1.5 is in beta form from the folks at Netscape.

New features include conditional function declaration, new number formatting, and regexp enchancments. The new version is included in the Read more »

All In One Pages A Technique For Better Code

by MjR | Need to create a couple functions to, for example, add, delete, modify,

records on a table? Ever get confused following the possible chain of

events through multiple pages when a problem pops up, o Read more »

The Article For Asp Performance

by mwarden | There is a new article on ASP Today which has almost every performance tip I've ever heard with benchmarks. Read more »

Wap Content 1 Design 0

by castewar | You're sitting at your computer making a webpage. The dimensions of your screen are only 140X150. Any files you use cannot exceed a total of 100k. You are in; A) Content Heaven B) Design Hell. Well, Read more »

Oh Sod It Italian Domain Names International

by MartinB | After a good while protecting the integrity of the .it namespace, any VAT-registered business in the EU will be able to register Italian domain names from 15th Jan.

According to the story at TheReg Read more »

Coldfusion Polling Application

by bobdavis | This application is a way to include a poll or "question of the day" in your web site if you have the ColdFusion application server installed. It's pretty straightforward, and should be easy to Read more »

Apple Unveils Internet Strategy

by damclean | If hearing about the insanely great Apple iCEO Steve Jobs hasn't worn thin on you yet, then his keynote speech yesterday at the first Macworld Expo of 2000 probably hasn't either. Jobs, of course, h Read more »

Sidedoors Buying Keywords And Promo Silliness

by pedrito | I'm sure you know your site promotion basics, here I'll

talk about a few things many sitebuilders don't

consider. I'll review the basics of

promotion at the bottom of the article.

I lear Read more »

Great News For Flash Users

by RedStar | Macromedia started 2000 with very good news for Flash developers. With the announcement of the Flash 4 Print Authoring Software Development Kit Macromedia has opened a whole new range of possibilitie Read more »

Dirty Shell Scripts Part 2 Dns Updates

by AnthonyB | Since I park quite a few domains for friends, as well as provide redirection/bounce

domains for some companies I many times need to do batches of domains. With the script and

template below, you can either pass the script one domain name, or pass it a file that has

a list of domai... Read more »

Can Long Copy On The Net Work

by pedrito | Basically: if it's interesting copy, well written copy, heck,

internet copy, yes. It can work.

Popular knowledge says long text doesn't work on the net. I

disagree. If used properly, it can Read more »

Sxsw Web Competition Deadline Near

by mathowie | The South By Southwest (SXSW) music/film/interactive festival is accepting entries for various categories in their Web Competition. Their site describes the criteria for each award and shows past winn Read more »

Domain Disputes Site

by MartinB | NSI have launched as an assistance centre for domain disputes. It includes the dispute policies (new one in force from 1st Jan btw) and links to arbitration services. Read more »

Free Shipping Forever Please

by isaac | A Forrester Research report is suggesting that after a festive season of e-commerce freebies like complimentary shipping, xmas discounts, and other bonuses, customers have come to expect such practice Read more »

Netscape Browser Certificate Information

by djc |

As you may know, Verisign security certificates included in some older Netscape browser

versions will soon expire. The ability of consumers with older browsers to have continued

smooth and safe on Read more »

A Late Present For All Us Web Developers

by m3avrck | Q. What's the one thing that a lot of web developers would like to add to their sites, but tend to hold back because of bandwith limitations for many users?

A. Graphics.

Sure, not all graphics Read more »

Allaire Spectra Tutorial

by MartinB | Mastered ColdFusion? Need to manage a content-heavy site? You've heard of Allaire's Übertool, Spectra - it's a CF -based app which makes content management a snap. But, it's a bit more work to develop for. Read more »

Macster Mac Port Of Napster Beta Out

by mathowie | Over the past weekend, a MacOS port of Napster was released. If you don't know what Napster is, see a previous article on it, which described the second windows beta (they're now up to the Read more »

Etoys Lawsuit Update

by djc | has just 'decided not to press' in its lawsuit for trademark infringement against etoy! Wired has the full scoop This is a step in the right direction, but there are still a lot of issues Read more »

Yahoo Internet Life Takes A Look Back At 1999

by djc | Following the end of the year trend to look back on the last 365 days, Yahoo Internet Life has a pretty extensive look back at the Web in 1999. Lots of quotes, top stories, sound bites, pretty clean a Read more »

Xml And Oracle 8i

by djc | Everyone knows the latest and greatest buzz on the Web is about XML these days. Now that everyone is aware of the benefits XML provides, where do you go from there?

The XML Journal has a good artic Read more »

Microsoft History Site Up Too

by mathowie | If you saw yesterday's evolt article on the Netscape Time Capsule, then you will no doubt be interested in seeing Microsoft's very own history of It's pretty interesting reading. By Read more »

Dirty Shell Scripts Part 1 Virtual Hosting

by djc | If you run any type of Web hosting service like me, you know what a pain in the ass it can be to have to add new virtual hosts to your Web server. If you have Linux and Apache, here's a quick'n'dir Read more »

Beatnik Offers Actionset Pro For Dreamweaver Free

by RedStar | Beatnik is currently offering the Pro version of the Dreamweaver Actionset for free. This Actionset, normally sold for USD49.95, in the Pro version allows building complex event based sonified sites e Read more »

Surfer Beware Iii Privacy Policies Without Privacy

by wolf | In this survey the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) reviewed the privacy practices of the 100 most popular shopping websites on the Internet. Read more »

Nielsens Web Predictions For Y2k

by djc | Jakob Nielson has some interesting predictions for the Web in 2000. Micropayments and Web mobility are both discussed.

Read more »

Netscape Time Capsule

by djc | Ran accross the most interesting, not to mention nostalgic, Web site today - the Netscape Time Capsule. Lots of history, screenshots, and old Mozilla logos from the company that introduced the browser Read more »

Ejb Vs Com Mts

by djc | Ever wondered what the differences between Sun's Enterprise Java Beans and Microsoft's Component Object Model+ / Microsoft Transaction Server were? How they stack up against eachother? Just what the Read more »

Commerce Against Artists Part Two

by wolf | Accoring to there is a new case of money against art, happening now in Europe, right after the etoy cause. A french finance enterprise is sueing Read more »

Patents Engulfs Internet Commerce

by wolf | More oil in the fire of why patents or lawyers harm the free development of the Internet and worldwide trade and commerce, not to mention the free exchange of information.

The article is a bit old, Read more »

Mozilla M12 Released

by djc | The Mozilla train just keeps rolling!

The 12th Milestone was released this week. Tons of bugfixes and speed improvements. Hopefully a real beta by Febuary!

Read more »

Flash Your Future In Motion

by Seb | Recently, the media has been focussing on the possibility of a single company gaining control over the open technology upon which the internet is based, namely Microsoft's attempts to "embrace and ex Read more »

Browser Archive Downtime

by djc | There will be some on and off downtime between 4pm CST and 8pm CST while our browser archive is down for an equipment upgrade. Thanks for your understanding! Read more »

More Press For David

by damclean | Yet another article on the battle between eToys vs. eToy has arrived on the scene, however this one is different.

The editorial by Kathy Foley from Nua Internet Surveys, mentions what will soon, no Read more »

Web Site Architecture 101

by r937 | Have you ever wanted a quick way to determine the architecture or navigation scheme for a site you're working on? Here's how, in three easy steps. Read more »

Uk Free Isp Calls Case Closed

by MartinB | Following BT's announcement, Telewest, the UK's biggest cable player, has also announced free calls to their ISP.

While you will be restricted to their ISP and their phone service, Telewest have n Read more »

Metacreations Dumping Graphics Software Line

by marlene | According to a recent MetaCreations

press release, the company plans to divest itself of its 2D and 3D graphics

software, in order to pursue its e-commerce technology, "MetaStream." Read more »

A Terms Of Reference Howto

by MartinB | If you're launching a project, say to develop a tips database for a webdevelopers community you'll need some way of monitoring what you're doing, why you're doing it, who you're doing for and who's doing it. A common way of documenting this is in a Terms of Reference. Here's what yo... Read more »

Joker Com Gets Even Cheaper

by mathowie | Ever since I heard about's cheap domain registration, I've registered my domains there. They've all gone smoothly, and registrations are complete in just a couple hours. In addition to th Read more »

Evolt Org It S Getting Better Every Day

by MartinB | I was clearing out my old MJ archive the other day - several thousand emails clogging my hard drive needing dumping. Reading a lot of them through again, it was very obvious that pretty much all the c Read more »

We Can Change The World

by mantruc | It's been a year since we started this evolt thing. But, what does this mean? I firmly believe that this community is a sample of the real power of the Internet, we have lots of amazing functions and Read more »

My Thoughts On The Past Year

by Jeff Howden | I remember when we were in our infancy. We were tired of being seen as ad impressions, motivated to push outside the box, and full of all kinds of good ideas. I probably consumed more email in that Read more »

Inside The Looking Glass Evolt Org Turns 1

by djc | A year ago today, December 14th, circumstances made me realize that the interests of the common Web developer weren't being served. I(and many others)revolted against the commercial establishment Read more »

Happy Birthday Evolt Org

by bobdavis | Happy Birthday!One year of evolt. Wow. I remember the note I got - "we're planning something interesting, you want to be a part of it?". You bet. That was the beginning for me.I had been ar Read more »

Get A Life With Evolt Org

by mantruc | About a year ago i had all the will to become a web developer, but i didn't know much about it. i had already started to study the HTML language and the web image formats, but that was it.

Then i me Read more »

A Toast To The Evolt Org Community

by godmin | Happy birthday evolt. and thank you. A friend of mine introduced me to the evolt list after watching the MJ threads, it didn't take long before I was hooked. Hey- people were actually answering qu Read more »

Qualcomm To Offer Eudora For Free

by djc | Qualcomm, the makers of the popular Eudora mail client recently announced they plan on releasing the software for free.

According to the press release, the software will have three different operat Read more »

Asp Application Level Html Caching

by mwarden | For those looking to speed up certain semi-static ASP pages (or even semi-static PARTS of ASP pages), the tool you need is Application-level caching. Read more »

Allaire Ships Spectra

by MartinB | After months of beta testing, Allaire shipped Spectra this week. Spectra is possibly the most affordable industrial strength content management & eCommerce system for large websites, and is based Read more »

W3c Wap Forum Enter Formal Relationship

by catkins | From the press release: "8 December 1999 -- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)and the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum ( today announced a formal liaison relationship to de Read more »

Perl Shell Program For Whois

by AnthonyB | Necessity maybe the mother of invention, but some times little 'side' projects can keep you from going crazy under tight deadlines. I've been beating my body silly the last two weeks to put together Read more »

No More Netobjects Fusion For Mac

by isaac | After going without updates for 16 months, Mac users of NetObjects Fusion have been informed that NetObjects will no longer be producing the product for Macs - development of the once Mac-only applica Read more »

Eu Sees Sense On Ecommerce

by MartinB | The EU has agreed on a framework for eCommerce in Europe, including a number of measures to protect consumers or enhance opportunity for providers. Amongst the highlights are: Service providers will Read more »

Free At Last Bt Offers Unmetered Net Access

by MartinB | Thanks to the efforts of CUT and others, British Telecom have finally caved in and offered a set of unmetered tariffs for Net access in the UK.

The prices are reported to be set at: £6.99 per Read more »

The Mit Media Lab Designing A New Kind Of Oxygen

by trumant | Scientific American has posted a great article about the Media Lab's mission to influence the future design of information systems that are pervasive, wearable and easy to use.

To see the article, Read more »

E Tailers Haul It In

by djc | CNNfn reports that business was bustling on-line during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The report finds that customers spent US $500 Million on-line, and that the busiest day of the week was the S Read more »

New Tld Ps

by isaac | is reporting that Palestinians now have their own top-level domain: .ps, after help from Ghassan Z. Qadah (senior adviser for technical affairs to the Palestinian Authority), and with Read more »

Ms To Drop Vj

by djc | Tired of fighting with Sun about its rights to use the Java programming language the way it sees fit, Microsoft is reported to be dropping Visual J++ 6.0 and according to MS sources, dropping VJ++ fro Read more »

More Details About Ie 5 5

by djc | has some more information about the newest release of Internet Explorer

The article suggests "improved" support for CSS1 and SMIL. At least they're starting to move in the right directio Read more »

Statement Of Vibe At To Enfopol

by wolf |, the Austrian Internet user community,

released a statement about ENFOPOL's plans and

what the technical need would mean to the providers.

Very interesting read. Read more »

License To Surf

by djc | This story over at is reporting that Robert Cailliau, one of the original 'fathers of the web', is suggesting that surfing the Web should require a 'license' just like driving a car does. Read more »

Making Your Code Compliant

by djc | Web Developers have been dealing with coding

workarounds for years now. We all know that testing

Javascript and DOM objects in multiple browsers is a

good idea.

With the release of


de Read more »

Cf Has Smart Comment Tags

by r937 | ColdFusion's comment tags can be nested.

This isn't documented in Allaire's CFDOCS,

in fact the only reference to CF comments

I could find is in

Chapter 4 Quick Start to ColdFusion - Creat Read more »

The Future Companies Of The Web

by djc | is running a story about the top 10 companies that "Will Make the Web Grow". Interesting to see that only two pure software companies - the Apache Software Foundation and Oracle - are list Read more »

Using Excel Spreadsheets As Web Data Sources

by raines | So you want to create a way to easily manage a small set of data which can be easily maintained by the average office worker. If you've Microsoft Internet Information Server and Microsoft Excel, this can help. Read more »

The Money Page

by headlemur | The Money Page is where the pixel meets the pocketbook. The Money Page is not a shopping cart. It's a simple page any web designer can build. Its job is to connect the site owner with the visitor in the most direct way possible, in order to facilitate a business transaction. Read more »

Easy Perl Persistence Faker

by mtrimpe | All Perl programmers have to spend some time on making

semi-persistent pages. A lot of this time is spent on writing the code

and the form. Now to make your life just a tad easier I've written a

s Read more »

Asp Coding Tricks

by mwarden | This article will expose a few tricks that can be used to speed up the ASP development process. The focus of this article is not performance, even though some tricks will actually improve load time an Read more »

Bbb Requests Input On Proposed Online Code

by aardvark | The Better Business Bureau, through its BBBOnline entity, seems to have finally realized that it can leverage its name in the online world to provide basic auditing over online business. Just as a co Read more »

Nt Alerts Delivered To Your Mailbox

by sgd | So you got yer NT box, yer IIS server, and yer ASP pages humming quietly in the back room fer what seems like days now after the sudden explosion in traffic over the weekend that made you tune the bo Read more »

Apple Under Fire For Sherlock 2 Ads

by isaac | Sherlock 2, as outlined in Martin's article Searching with

Sherlock Part 1: What is it? is a cool part of the MacOS which allows

users to search multiple sites from their computer. It doesn't Read more »

Somm Not Guilty Of Internet Porn

by wolf | Compuserve manager Felix Somm was convicted last year by an Bavarian court a two-year suspended sentence and a 100,000 mark (euro 51,000) fine for failing to prevent illicit content from being distrib Read more »

Some Helpful Table Tricks

by jmorehead | Although tables were never meant to be used for layout purposes, many will agree that they are one of the most useful tools in our web design arsenal - at least, until stylesheets take over and become Read more »

Mozilla M11 Release

by djc | Milestone 11 of Mozilla has been released. You can browse the release notes or download the latest binaries or source code. New features in this release are support for proxies, limited CSS2, and on Read more »

Ie 5 01 Is Out For Win95 98 Nt

by mathowie | Internet Explorer 5.01 has been made available for download from Microsoft. It is not on any of the local mirrors (tucows,, evolt archive, etc.), and I haven't heard any fanfare about it Read more »

Highs And Lows In Latest Standards Evaluations

by djc | So how does your favorite browser stack up against its peers for CSS standards compliance? In the latest round of testing CSS & HTML4 compliance (including CSS2) WebTV, Netscape Navigator, MSIE, Mozil Read more »

A Javascript Image Viewer

by Ratface | The following code is for a generic Javascript

image viewer that I have been using in a


The project is an HTML based CD-Rom. The CD

contains a large amount of images and I wanted a

sol Read more »

Learning Asp In 2 Days

by catkins | So, you've got two days to learn enough ASP to sit in a cubicle and start building sites with it. You've got all the requisite design skills, you know HTML like the back of your hand, and you optim Read more »

The Mozilla Battle Cry Words From Chris Hofmann

by djc | "Netscape is dead." "Mozilla was a fluke." "Microsoft wins again." "The war is over." There's been a lot of mainstream press lately indicating that the browser war has long been over with Micro Read more »

Nokia Intel To Offer Net Enhanced Tv Services

by djc | According to a press release from Nokia and Intel, there are plans to develop and deliver Internet-enhanced television services. Expected in the second or third quarter of 2000, the product is expect Read more »

Napster A New Killer Internet App

by mathowie | Napster is the greatest thing to happen to mp3's since . . . well since anything I guess. Someone told me about it a couple weeks ago, so I downloaded their beta, ran it for a few days and I have to Read more »

Ie 5 5 Beta

by djc | According to ZDNet's gossip columnist, IE 5.5 just shipped out to a select group of testers.

New features? A 'print preview' page and a number of bug fixes are said to be included in the new rel Read more »

Allaire Launch Spectra Training Course

by MartinB | In the run-up to the release of their content-management and eCommerce application, Spectra, Allaire have launched a 2 day training course into developing sites using this Forrester-recommended tool. Read more »

Searching With Sherlock Part2 Producing A Plugin

by MartinB | Now that you've seen what Sherlock can do, it's time to think about how you can use it to drag Mac users to your site by producing a plugin. Read more »

Bt To Offer Flat Rate Calls For The Uk

by MartinB | British Telecom is to introduce a new tariff structure which will allow ISPs to offer unmetered PoPs.

The new tariff is to be introduced next month, but it will be up to ISPs to offer it to Interne Read more »

Fireworks 3 Announced To Be Released With Dw3

by MartinB | Macromedia have announced that Fireworks3 is to be released with Dreamweaver3 in an integrated studio suite.

Amongst the new features of Fireworks are: Extended Javascripting Export to Flash Enhance Read more »

Amazon To Sell Software Home Improvement Gifts

by MartinB | Amazon has announced that it is to create sites to sell computer games, other software, home improvement and an expanded gifts area. It is planning to be up and running in time for the Christmas seas Read more »

Searching With Sherlock Part 1 What Is It

by MartinB | Sherlock is a tool you can use to both help your own web productivity and drive visitors to your site. In this two part series, we'll be looking at what it is, and how your site can use it to drive tr Read more »

Dreamweaver 3 Released

by bobdavis | It appears that Macromedia has released Dreamweaver 3. After a quick overview of the new features, I'd say it looks promising. It's got some nice tools for cleaning up MS generated HTML, will do Read more »

Are You Going To Burn Your Gifs Today

by tin | As many of you probably know, November 5, 1999 is the official Burn All GIFs Day, the day when developers across the web are supposed to metaphorically set their "obsolete" GIFs ablaze and start using Read more »

Free E Commerce Seminar For Web Developers

by kinreim |

ISite Shows How to Avoid E-commerce Headaches

E-Commerce Education Initiative Focuses on Clearing Shopping Cart Jargon and Expanding Web Caching Experience

San Jose, CA -November 1, 1999 - E-Co Read more »

Browser Testing List

by MartinB | Now that we have our excellent Browser Archive, you'll want a systematic list for testing which will cover the vast majority of users. And here it is. Or at least it's the one I use to sig Read more »

Object Oriented Programming Or Volleyball

by Teresa |

As someone who is jumping into the realm of object-oriented programming (OOP), I can tell you that I have been confused by the use of the word

"object;" in this case, mainly because I understood it Read more »

Altavista Halts Directory Updates

by isaac | Now owned by CMGI after a $2.3 billion buy from Compaq, Altavista has halted inclusion of submitted URLs to its search results while it apparently creates a new index. This has been verified by direct Read more »

Fear And Loathing With Network Solutions

by AnthonyB | Are you getting frustrated with trying to change your contact information with the InterNic? Are you steamed and flustered with trying to move a domain to an other ISP? Read on. Read more »

A Quick And Dirty Chmod Tutorial

by AnthonyB | 'chmod' or "change mode" is the *NIX

way of changing file permissions. It is VERY

different from DOS/Windows, if you are new to *NIX

or always wondered what "drwxr-xr-x"

mean Read more »

Web Nerd Talks Again At Caltech And Berkeley

by bobdavis |

More Seminars from Philip Greenspun:

Re-posted with his permission.

If you liked my previous talk(s), you might want to come to a new,

more technical one-day course. It will be held at Calte Read more »

Tucows Opens Up Domain Registration

by Seb | Tucows, the international network of freeware and shareware distribution sites, has recently announced the November 15th launch of a service that they call OpenSRS, or Shared Registration System. Wha Read more »

Access For All Pcs For A Fiver

by MartinB | The UK government announced today that it would broaden Net access by leasing PCs at £5 per month.

In a speech to business & web people, UK Chancellor Gordon Brown said that he wanted to maxi Read more »

Uk Internet Audience Report

by Seb | A recent Nielsen report into Internet audiences in the United Kingdom has turned up some unexpected results. According to the survey of 4715 adults, roughly 40% of the UK population, and nearly 70% of Read more »

Survey Exposes Online Shopping Habits

by isaac | A joint survey by and the NPD Group, questioning 10,000

online shoppers, has discovered that 75% had abandoned a loaded

shopping cart prior to payment. Most of us have done it - whet Read more »

Battle Of The Web Servers

by djc | Network Computing is running an article on picking a Web server from a Web admin's P.O.V. They compare and rate MS IIS, Netscape Enterprise Server, and the Apache Web server from the Apache Software Read more »

Code Section Organization

by engy | Just some thoughts:

I've seen lots of people link to other sites on thelist with code libraries of sorts, with sections on clientside JS, ASP, CF, PHP, SQL, VB, whatever. It'd be cool if Evolt ha Read more »

Aol Supports Unmetered Calls In The Uk

by MartinB | AOL has put its weight behind the campaign to remove per-minute telephone charges for Internet access calls in the UK.

AOL's VP of Europe, Claire Gilbert, said "In our view the way forward to Inte Read more »

Unintentional Spammer Could You Be One Of Them

by | By now, everyone knows that unscrupulous web masters and designers use spamming techniques in an attempt to achieve higher rankings on search engines. You, on the other hand, have decided to follow th Read more »

How To Post Articles To Evolt Org

by bobdavis | In the beginning... There was the idea that a collaborative of web developers could produce a greater good together than they could in separate efforts - that's right, we're talking synergy. evolt Read more »

Berners Lee The Web 10 Years Later

by djc | has an excellent interview with Tim Berners-Lee, the 'father' of the World Wide Web, in which he talks about the future of the Web, its past, and how its currently changing the way large com Read more »

Smell The Web

by wolf | It used to be a dream to imagine a multimedia experience, blending sight and sound with touch and smell. And while most of the other senses have been replicated, the last sense was impossible to recon Read more »

Securing Your Cold Fusion Server

by djc | While checking into some Cold Fusion security issues, I ran across one of the most comprehensive listings of Cold Fusion security advisories on the Web. Read more »

New European Censor Project Incore

by wolf | The European Union department DG XIII is creating

a new rating and censor project called INCORE, as they

say it is planned to help to protect younger participants

of the Internet from dangerous sit Read more »

Tomcat Jsp Servlet Engine Released

by djc | Tomcat is the JSP and Servlet engine that has been in the works for over a year by members of the Jakarta project which is a 'branch' of the Apache Software Foundation. The goal has been to provid Read more »

Open Directory Project Not Alone Anymore

by wolf | Go Guides from are a new alternative to the directory. It works quite similiar as the known system from the Netscape directory. The Go Guides are volunteers who try to catalogue the n Read more »

Ms Explains Webhousing

by djc | Popular Web sites are buried every day with server logs that can range into the gigabyte range. Microsoft thinks they've got the answer for those sites with a new technology called 'Webhousing'. Th Read more »

Vauxhall To Sell Cars Online In Europe

by MartinB | Vauxhall, General Motors' UK subsidiary, announced today that it is to be the 1st major UK car company to sell direct online.

It claims that this move will not cannibalise its existing dealership Read more »

New Technology Revolutionizes Web Development

by siriusb | The man responsible for creating Microsoft's DirectX multimedia API has developed a new technology called Wild Tangent. The technology is based around using DirectX in conjunction with existing web t Read more »

Homesite4 5 Beta Available

by MartinB | Allaire are now at public beta stage of HomeSite4.5, and have a version available for registered HS4 users to download.

If that's you, then you can grab it from Read more »

Eu Attacks Leased Line Overpricing

by MartinB | It's not just dialup pricing which is getting the attention of regulatory authorities across Europe. EU Commissioner Erkki Liikanen attacked the exploitative pricing of leased lines at the Telecom99 Read more »

Uk Net Access Doubles In A Year

by MartinB | Internet access at home has doubled in the last 12 months in the UK, and is now growing twice as fast as in the US, according to a survey released last week.

Almost a quarter of people in the UK ha Read more »

Uk Home Secretary Faces Prison Over Escrow

by MartinB | UK Home Secretary Jack Straw could be in serious trouble if his eCommerce legislation proposals aren't amended before they go before Parliament.

Campaigning group sent Straw an email l Read more »

Oracle Idevelop 99

by dmah | Oracle's iDevelop came to Calgary last Tuesday with 3 concurrent sessions in 4 time slots. The sessions ranged from development to business strategy and covered Oracle's technology aimed at deployi Read more »

Georgi Guninski Finds Another Error In Ie

by wolf | In recent months the Bulgarian Georgi Guninski has found a number of security related problems with Internet Explorer. With his recent discovery of another potential danger, this number has reached a Read more »

China To Relax Net Legislation

by MartinB | China's information minister, Wu Jichuan, is set to relax the government's attitude to foreign investment in the Internet.

Foreign companies are not currently allowed to invest in Chinese ISPs or Read more »

Apple Worries Online Merchants

by MartinB | Apple's update of their search tool, Sherlock, is set to worry Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay and other online merchants by providing automatic comparison shopping across sites. Read more »

After Seti Home Predict Global Warming Home

by MartinB | As if looking for UFOs and cracking the toughest of cryptology keys wasn't enough, another group of scientists want to get in on the action.

Following the runaway success of SETI@Home's search of Read more »

What The Big Boys Run

by djc | If you're curious as to what kind of hardware, what company's Web server, and what the most popular database the biggest Internet sites run on, ZDNet has an article profiling what the big boys run i Read more »

Accessibility The Clock Is Ticking

by headlemur | The way we build sites is always changing, but a profound new change on the horizon has nothing to do with accommodating browser incompatibilities or accommodating the latest plug-in technology. Read more »

Wipo S Law Texts For Intellectual Property Online

by wolf | A collection of many countries from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have been online since the middle of September. Called the Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA), thei Read more »

Ms Photodraw 2000 Version 2

by djc | Microsoft released the second version of its PhotoDraw 2000 imaging software this past Monday pointing out tighter integration with Office2k, improved performance, and a new set of Web 'features'.

Read more »

New Interesting Sites Dealing With Search Engines

by wolf | Tips and tricks I cannot recommend, because of legal and moral concerns, but as the question of how to hide metas is asked often:Dr. WEBSITE: Hiding Meta Tags and Scrub the web tools

Lycos Read more »

Lycos And Fireball De Want To Join Forces

by wolf | Lycos and Fireball want to join forces and enter the share market. Media giant Bertelsmann and Lycos want their search engines in Europe to work together by 2000. In Europe, Lycos is owned 50 percent Read more »

Ben Forta On Optimizing Cf4 Applications

by r937 | Ben Forta, Allaire evangelist, presented "Optimizing ColdFusion 4 Applications" at the Toronto CF User Group meeting last night. Here's a summary of some of his strategies. Use the DatabaseAccording Read more »

Ibm Apache

by trumant | IBM has been quick to transform itself in recent years to an internet and e-business focused corporation. As part of this new initiative, particularly in e-business, IBM was forced to start providing Read more »

Javascript Debugging Part 1 Of 3

by Jeff Howden | Undoubtedly, when writing a new script or trying to tweak a once-working script to suit your needs better, you've run into instances where your attempts have gone up in a fiery ball of flames; maybe you misspelled a variable, were trying to reference an object that didn't yet exist, or w... Read more »

New Bugs Found In Internet Explorer 5

by bobdavis |

According to this article in Infoworld, Security Expert Georgi Guninski has discovered a bug which can compromise the security of a machine, even if it is behind a firewall through the use of malici Read more »

Redhat Linux Upgrade

by djc | Red Hat, makers of the popular linux distribution which runs many of the Internets webservers, have announced that they'll begin offering Redhat 6.1 as soon as next week.

New features include a sl Read more »

So You Want Your Own Mailing List

by djc | If you need a quick and easy way to contact all your clients, send your fans a note about what's new on your Web site, or start a discussion list, it's time to look into mailing list software.  Read more »

Privacyx Calls For Open Source Help

by isaac | Embattled Canadian software startup, PrivacyX, is

asking for support from open source volunteers to secure its applications which hope to

offer secure and private email, web surfing and chatting Read more »

Norwegian Patent On Ecommerce

by isaac | I have no idea if this is for real, but apparently a Norwegian company, Bellboy International has a patent on Internet shopping which covers much of Europe.

The IBM patent database lists the patent Read more »

Netscape Communicator 4 7 For Mac Unix

by isaac | Netscape Communicator 4.7 has appeared for

download on the Netscape FTP site, but currently only for Macintosh and UNIX variants.

As yet I've been unable to find any information about bug-fixes Read more »

Ibm Hypes Upcoming Transcoder

by isaac | IBM has announced that it will be offering a free beta of an unnamed server in coming weeks, and will deliver a complete product in March next year. The transcoding server will run as a proxy to del Read more »

Tripod To Pay Members

by djc | Tripod, one of many free web-hosting companies, announced a new program today that will actually pay owners of homepages that generate a certain amount of hits per day.

The rates are $1.00 for ever Read more »

Filemaker Pro 5 0 Adds Web Features

by isaac | The latest version of FileMaker's top database application, FileMaker Pro 5.0, was announced recently, adding a number of new features.

The base application is priced at US$249 (with US$149 upgra Read more »

Big Brother And Surveillance In The Uk

by wolf | There is an interesting collection of articles and recent news about the surveillance situation in the UK at ZDNET UK News.

"Is Big Brother a reality or are we being paranoid? ZDNet takes a detailed Read more »

Oracle Ebusiness

by dmah | The travelling roadshow that is the Oracle "eBusiness IT Breakout" seminar rolled into Calgary last week. With Oracle and the META Group explaining to Calgary's Oracle custo Read more »

Evolt Org Source Code To Be Released

by djc | is happy to announce that we will begin distributing the source code that runs the site free for download and under the GPL license.

Before we give it to the masses, I'd like t Read more »

Simple 3d

by daniel | For simple 3D images, try using xara 3D (an app that renders and animates text) or something similar, and use a dingbats or webdings font (or whatever stupid name they have). You can find some cool sy Read more »

Network Solutions Suck

by isaac | So, I'm not the only one who isn't a wonderfully happy friend of NSI, but this example

goes beyond just pissing me off - this is an insult to everyone who is based

outside of the US.

Non-am Read more »

Zope Explained

by djc | Note: this was originally written by Dave Parker on the Northeast Wisconsin Linux User Group mailing list. I've posted it with permission from him. - .djc.

I want to explain better what Zope is - Read more »

Workaround For Radio Button Color Problem

by isaac | If you've been working as a web developer for any length of time, then the chances of you having come across this bug/feature, are fairly high. Most developers will know exactly what I'm talking a Read more »

Oo Programming The Python Way

by nirataro | Unrelevant matters Ok, now we are in part two, the sequel, the continuation, the second awakening. We are moving closer to discussing Zope, the coolest web application server around. Read more »

Neoplanet To Integrate Flash

by djc | The people at Neoplanet have announced that they'll begin bundling Macromedia Flash as part of their standard distribution.

Its always nice when a company integrates cool technology like Flash into Read more »

Naacp Site Hacked

by Emily | A group calling itself the United Loan Gunmen has apparently hacked the Web site for the NAACP, a civil rights organization. This marks the first non-profit site hacked by the ULG that I know of. Read more »

Search Engines That Pay

by wolf | One of the first to introduce affiliate programs to search engines was, but now others have come into the market. Companies are obviously seeing these search affiliate programs (paying Web si Read more »

Security Hole In Webtv

by djc | From the 'When it rains, it pours' department, there has been a security hole found in Microsofts WebTV product.

The problem has the potential to expose user and subscriber ID's, as well as info Read more »

Monumental Network Solutions Error

by Ratface | If you have ever registered a .com domain name through Network Solutions it's vital that you read this Slashdot piece. Briefly, Network Solutions have set up a new Hotmail-type email service. Unfortu Read more »

Javascript Naming No No

by Jeff Howden | When naming objects on a page, most commonly images and form elements, NEVER name any object with the same name. Read more »

Allaire Spectra Launch Teleconferences

by MartinB | Allaire are about to release a stunning publishing system, called Spectra, designed for sites like which publish information without hard-coding HTML for each article.

Spectra is interest Read more »

Ecommerce It S About Speed Flexibility

by MartinB | As Europe's first internet-only bank launches, and e*trade makes Charles Swab green, it's time to consider what makes a successful eCommerce site. So what does make an eCommerce offering successful Read more »

Beta 3 Of Opera For Beos Released

by djc | For those of us in the alternative OS category, Opera has relased the 3rd and probably final beta of its browser for the Be operating system.

Get the full story over at their Web site. Read more »

Webposition Gold Review

by wolf | WebPosition Gold is one of the oldest and well known programs in web site promotion I know, it has been around at least since 1997. Over time the program improved in interface and other issues, but th Read more »

Top Au Brands Failing To Use Web

by isaac | Despite existing examples of brand-building and effective Web-based promotion of physical shops by many companies, online research company APT Strategies has reported that Australia's top 100 brand Read more »

Ms Introduces Dna 2000

by djc | Our friends at Microsoft have announced a new set of technologies that will encompass new strategies, platforms, and development tools. Their main pitch is allowing Web sites to expose their data via Read more »

Macromedia Generator 2

by Ryan | Macromedia announced at the end of August the release of Generator 2, their dynamic graphics server for e-commerce and e-business. Get the full story from their press release. I like the little part w Read more »

Au Web Inaccessibilities Investigated

by isaac | An investigation to be conducted by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is expected to submit an interim report in December this year, detailing Internet inaccessability for olde Read more »

Sued For Linking To Mp3 S

by djc | I normally don't post things from, but this one really caught my attention. It appears a European teen has been sued for linking to mp3 files. Naturally, this sounds ridiculous, but its Read more »

Philip Greenspun Class In Nyc

by bobdavis | Philip Greenspun is teaching a course in Web Application design on Oct 2nd and 3rd at NYU in Greenwich. The course is free! I went to his class at MIT and found it to be very good. He's also lookin Read more »

Worried About High Disk Usage

by mashton | Well if your running on a *nix box then here is

a little cron job that will warn you when usage

gets high! Read more »

Wireless Networking For Uk Homes

by MartinB | British Telecom is to roll-out a wireless networking technology aimed at home users and small businesses.

From the start of next year, users will be able to link laptops, PCs and any other digital Read more »

Students Criticise Australian Ecommerce Course

by isaac | After introducing a distance learning Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (BECom), Monash University in Australia is facing possible legal action from students outraged over the withdrawal of resources fr Read more »

Python Your Journey Starts Here

by nirataro | This is about learning Python. If you are

looking for another article about how good Python

is, you have come to the wrong place my friend. If

you need only rhetoric and language bashing for

and a Read more »

Ie5 0 For Mac Delayed Again

by aardvark | Microsoft has verified reports that Internet Explorer 5.0 will be pushed back from the fall release date to a winter release date. Back in July, Microsoft acknowledged the shift from a summer release Read more »

Protecting Your Images

by mashton | Don't want people stealing your images off your site? Well here is a solution I implemented for a client, that makes the

only way to grab your image is thru a screen grab (see example here). Read more »

Security Hole In Netscape Buffer Overflow

by elfur | A new security hole, caused by a buffer overflow bug has been discovered in at least some Netscape 4.x browsers. The security hole, involving the use of the EMBED tag with a very long PLUGINSPAGE att Read more »

Netscape Linked Stylesheet Bug

by Jeff Howden | You're excited to be a web designer and you decide it's finally time to start using style sheets. You surf around the net checking out all the various reference material and tutorials and viewing t Read more »

Making E Commerce Work

by djc | By: Daniel J. Cody and Marketplace Magazine. According to recent studies, the number of e-commerce sites on the Internet is growing at an exponential rate. Indeed it seems like everyone is gettin Read more »

If You Plan To Evolt Join The Rebols

by wcb4 | While doing some research recently, I stumbled upon something that, as a web developer and Perl programmer, nearly flattened me, at the very least it required me to pick my jaw up off the floor. That Read more »

Let The User Skip The Splash Page

by aardvark | The proliferation of splash pages on web sites has been seen by many to be a hindrance to the user. A splash page generally consists of a default home page that displays the company logo, or some oth Read more »

Browsers Evolt Org Downtime

by djc | 7:00PM CST: There will be some scheduled maintainence on the server that runs It will be down for about 30 minutes tonight.

9:30PM CST: Back up and running. Sorry about the ex Read more »

Eu Says Isps Not Censors

by MartinB | The European Commission ruled that service providers will not have to act as Internet content censors.

The EC rejected amendments put forward in May, to be introduced into the European Parliament's Read more »

Apple Cinema Display Why Bother

by aardvark | Can somebody please explain to me as a web developer the benefits of buying the Apple Cinema Display? Read more »

Zope 2 0 Released

by nirataro | This is what has been putting me in a good mood for the last week or so. Zope version 2 has been released. Lots of cool, neat stuff added. And it's still free forever. New features included (among o Read more »

Outdesigned By Your Computer

by MartinB | A study published in Science magazine claims that trained computers make better designers than untrained humans in producing creative adverts.

The study found that computers programmed with procedura Read more »

Agencies Getting Picky But Look Out

by isaac | A article is reporting that e-commerce agencies are becoming increasingly picky, with some refusing to consider clients who do not look like they will spend $1m over the next 12 months. Some Read more »

Australian Internet Awards

by isaac | The Sausage Software Web site last night won the Most Popular Australian Web site category for the second year running in the Australian Internet Awards. Judged by an independent panel of judges, and Read more »

Missed One

by randysebra | There is(was) a browser from Frontier Technology Corporation called Tapestry. I don't see

it listed... Read more »

Internet Appliances

by headlemur |

Let's take a moment and expand on the internet appliance paradigm.

7:30 AM You wake up in the morning feeling like you have been devoured by Godzilla and crapped off a cliff. You crawl to the Read more »

Hotmail Backdoor

by djc | According to an article at, Microsoft's Hotmail service has been backdoored.

What this means basically, is that all a person needs to read your email, and send email in your name, is yo Read more »

Enhance The Browser List

by raj | It would be very helpful to know which platform the browser runs on i.e. Mac, Win 3.1, Win 95/98, UNIX, LINUX, Be etc.

Could you indicate this next to browser name. Read more »

The Headology Of Email

by MartinB | Mail headers can tell you all sorts of fun and interesting things about where an email's been, whether that alleged multi-national is running over dialup, and what state of mind the sender's in. Here's a short parsing guide. Read more »

Simple Cgi Email Subroutine

by MartinB | When I'm writing CGI programs, I find that many - if not most - need to send email at some point. Rather than rewrite a mailing routine every time, I produced a simple reuseable Perl subroutine. What Read more »

Put Number Of Comments On Front Page And Additiona

by mathowie | I think a big UI enhancement to evolt would be to show the number of comments a particular article has on the index page.

I know doing a query within a query in ColdFusion is a big no-no, but I foun Read more »

Enhancing Browser Archive

by Emily | I know a lot of browsers have been added since went live, but I realized that you wouldn't know this unless you read thelist or talked to Adrian or went through the list. So... Read more »

Personalize Things The Way It Should Be

by m3avrck | has come along way and has some excellent stuff, allowing users to login and post articles under the names. Or join an excellent discussion list.

Great stuff.

But tedious.

Why? Eve Read more »

New Category

by m3avrck | Everyone reading this article probably surfs around the net. Some sites that come up they like, whether they have relavent info or not. Others, they know look horrible and don't really want to wade t Read more »

Ie Yash Yet Another Security Hole

by AnthonyB | IE YASH (Yet Another Security Hole)

If you run IE, check out

this article at ZDNet


This is about the ability of IE to run ActiveX 'applets' via raw HTML. IMHO - M$ seems to think its OK Read more »

Don T Panic About Gifs

by Ratface | For those of you who don't read Slashdot, there's a post at the moment which suggests that Unisys are likely to be cracking down on all Web sites that carry gifs, whether they were generated by lic Read more »

Uk Schools Get Wired

by MartinB | The most recent annual Department of Education poll shows that in the UK 93% of secondary and 62% of primary schools have access to the Net.

This shows substantial growth of last year's figures of Read more »

Oracle Tech Tracks For Linux

by djc | Oracle is running a special deal on their Technet site where you can purchase developer-licensed copies of Oracle8i, WebDB, Oracle Application Server, and Oracle8 all for under $200.

The only catch i Read more »

Html 4 01 Released

by artlung | Some minor fixes to the original HTML 4.0 spec, plus the NAME attribute in the <IMG> (among others) tag will now validate. Read HTML 4.01 spec and check out the HTML News Page at the W3C for mor Read more »

Web Promotion A Web Developer S Rant

by ElmoGallen | Does the editor of a newspaper ask and expect the person who's working the printing press to promote and advertise his newspaper? Does he ask the photographer? Maybe he asks the sports writer? No, he Read more »

The Good The Bad And Internet Connection Sharing

by ElmoGallen | My friend and I were talking the other day about Internet Connection Sharing - I had recently heard about it with the hype of the upcoming release of Windows 98 Second Edition. I had already ordered m Read more »

Mozilla Milestone 9 Released

by djc | Our friends at have released the binaries for the 9th milestone. This latest release incorporates the new networking architecture, called Necko. Check out the release notes o Read more »

Creator Of Homesite Interview

by ElmoGallen | Nick Bradbury is the creator of the extremely popular HTML editor, HomeSite. He sold HomeSite to Allaire (makers of ColdFusion) and worked with them for awhile, but now he's back on his own Read more »

Cmg Announces Colors For 2001

by wolf | According to the Color Marketing Group, blue will be the most important color for the new century, also a choice of neutral colors in cool and warm grey, earthy brown colors, brownish grey and light Read more »

Bug Fix For Netscape Enterprise And Fasttrack

by isaac | A bug, allowing attackers to take full control of machines running Netscape Enterprise or FastTrack, has recently been fixed by Netscape and security experts Internet Security Systems, with the patch Read more »

Browser Archive Oses

by tirade | I think it'd be a great idea to list what operating system versions you have of each browser on the initial menu... For us die-hard mac users who could care less about PC versions :) Read more »

Accessibility More Than The Right Thing To Do

by marlene | All web sites associated with the federal government (and an increasing number of states) will need to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act by early next year. This will affect web publicat Read more »

Xanadu Source Code Is Released

by nirataro | Xanadu,

the fabled hypertext system that inspired the World Wide Web has been released to

the public by Ted Nelson, the guy that envisioned

weblike information infrastructure back in the 60's Read more »

Newbie Guide To Domain Registration

by godmin | Want to reserve a domain? This article will hopefully help you understand the many pieces of this process - and help you decide how to get started. Read more »

Internet Society Los Angeles

by daverhodes | For you "evolutionaries" in the Los Angeles area, please join the L.A. Chapter of the Internet Society for our next meeting: Main Program Topic: Intranets

Sept 14, 1999 7:00 pm (but come 6-6:30 for Read more »

Another Security Hole In Ie5

by djc | was the first to report another

security hole in IE5. The problem goes back to an ActiveX control that

shipped with IE5 that can allow a malicious webmaster to place a program on a victi Read more »

Xhtml 1 0 Now Proposed Recommendation By W3c

by aardvark | The W3C yesterday reclassified the XHTML 1.0 specification from a working draft to a proposed recommendation. The XHTML specification is a reformulation of the HTML 4.0 specification as an XML 1.0 application. Read more »

Aol Goes Free In The Uk

by MartinB | Following the success of free ISPs such as FreeServe, AOL launches a free service in the UK today.

The new service is to be branded Netscape Online, presumably to maintain revenues from existing AOL Read more »

Uk Government Interception Proposals Criticised

by MartinB | Demon Internet, the ISP singlehandely responsible for kick-starting the UK's Net industry, branded the UK government's recent consultation on interception of online communications as unrealistic and Read more »

Replacing Text In Multiple Files With Perl

by dmah | Have you ever needed to change the text in a

bunch of files quickly? Here's one way in Perl. Read more »

New Python Based Publishing Environment

by nirataro | Zope is a complete publishing environment for the web. Yeah, it's written in Python. Yeah, it's free and open source. Yeah, you can use straight out the box. Yeah, it's multi platform. Read more »

Archiving Australian Web Sites

by isaac | According to Newswire, the National Library of Australia has set out to find a new system for archiving Australian Web sites, along with its existing collection of digitised artwork, audio, and manusc Read more »

Mozilla S New Technologies

by djc | has an interesting article about technologies that have spawned as a side effect of Mozilla. There's some good info in there about how useful the new UI is going to be and why Mozilla w Read more »

10 Sites That Bite

by mattm | Webmaster Resources recently posted a special entitled 10 Sites That Bite!. Check it out if you want a good laugh, and information on how NOT to design a web site. Read more »

Opera For Linux Goes Beta

by djc | There's a nice little interview over at LinuxToday with Jon von Tetzchner from Opera Software about the upcoming release of the Opera browser to the Linux OS. Nothing too exciting, but there are some Read more »

Beenz Meenz Nothing

by MartinB | Internet currency Beenz is facing a fatal fall in confidence today after millions of the currency unit were withdrawn. The Been suffered a hyperinflationary cycle after a trader mistakenly offered 100 Read more »

Renaming Files With Perl

by dmah | Have you ever wanted to rename more than one file at a time? Have you ever wanted to be able to rename a group of files based on a regular expression? Well the script below will let you do just tha Read more »

Cyberspace Electronic Security Act

by wolf | The Cyberspace Electronic Security Act, the drafting of which is

being led by the Office and Management and Budget and the Justice

Department, "updates law enforcement and privacy rules for our

Read more »

Browser Archive Now Live

by aardvark | There are many places you can go on the net to see statistics about which browsers support which tags, and sometimes even how they are supported. But none of them can give the perspective of precisely how it appears to the user with that browser. Read more »

Empty Nothing And Null How Do You Feel Today

by sgd | In VBScript there are three (yup, three) states of a variable not having a value (well, a usable one anyway).

Empty == Uninitialized Null == actually, well, Null. Okay, so technically this is a valu Read more »

Webtv Viewer 2 0b Available

by aardvark | The developer site. It is currently version 2.0, and is still in beta. The Macintosh version is 5.8MB, the Wintel version is 4.2MB. For those of you who like to test in WebTV, here are some of the new features. Read more »

Wsp Petition To Ms About Ie Standards

by djc | The Web Standards Project is asking for your participation and support! They're asking that you sign a petition that they will present to Microsoft asking them to support standards 100% in the next v Read more »

Illegal To Link

by r937 | Universal Pictures has asked an Ottawa resident not to link to their copyrighted movie trailers from his web site. Worse news: he complied. Universal's lawyers sent letters. Might makes right? Th Read more »

All In One Simple Rollover Javascript

by AnthonyB | With all the talk of roll overs - I'd thought I'd post a nifty script that I use for my rollovers. It works with IE (4,5) and NS (3,4). BTW - I didn't write this, don't shoot the messenger. ;-)+++ Read more »

Thelist Lists Evolt Org Status

by djc | 2:00pm CST: Things seem to be working normally again, so feel free to post to thelist. Thanks for all the suportive emails as well! - djc

9:00am CST: Coffee. Stil working. I don't know if anyone is Read more »

List Options

by MartinB | Can we have an option to *change* your subscribed address?

They've just (at last!) upgraded our email servers to use the format, rather than


M Read more »

Internet Explorer Killing Netscape

by isaac | Statmarket reports that Internet Explorer (mostly versions 4 and 5) is dominating the browser market, giving Microsoft 75% - a nice advantage over Netscape, which has a 25% grasp.

Apparently, it's Read more »

Asp Performance Tips

by MartinB | Using ASP on a busy server? Finding that it can't cope? Try our tips for making everything run faster, smoother and altogether more froody.

Performance goals vary from application to application. Yo Read more »

Picture Perfect Scans

by Ryan | Your uncle's friend's cat knows this dude who sells fur hats and wants you to put together a web site. Except, all you have to work with is photos from an old battered-up catalogue. Here are a few Read more »

Real Estate Banner Ads Money And You

by djc | Sometimes you have to draw the line. I recently drew that line after a visit to Cnet's web developer site, I was reading a pretty funny article about the overuse of buzzwords in the co Read more »

Make Your Life Easier Support Standards

by MartinB | Link: The Web Standards Project.

Site Description: For everyone who's ever had browser compatibility problems - platform, browser, JavaScript version, CSS implementation and all the rest of it.

Read more »

Forrester Push Web Personalisation

by MartinB | Companies must face up to the challenge of Web site personalisation for individual users or risk losing business, according to the latest report from Forrester Research, one of the most respected cons Read more »

British Women Gamble Online

by MartinB | In the first UK survey on gambling, MORI have found that women find gambling online far more attractive than gambling in traditional British gambling establishments. It also found worrying levels of g Read more »

Web Design 99 Conference

by djc | Thunder Lizard Productions is putting on what is looking to be one of the best Web design conferences of the year.

Spetember 29th - October 1st in Denver CO, is when and where the action is with the Read more »

Opera Review At Webtools Com

by wolf | For all of you who do not use Opera, it is really time to check it out. I may not have the right to speak of it..I love this small, lighting-fast and clever browser. Ever tried to open 40 browser wind Read more »

Ever Feel Unwelcome

by MartinB | Link: Site Description: Ever been at the door of a club, and not quite been cool/well dressed/rich enough to get in? Well that's what this site is. It's an entirely private sit Read more »

Us Senate Clamps Down On Cybersquatting

by damclean | American opportunists have been given one less reason to register certain domain names in hopes of selling them for big bucks. The United States Senate passed a bill late Thursday that would impose a Read more »

Austrian Labor Wants Europe To Ban Spam

by wolf | Dear Colleagues, In its implementation of the distance selling directive, the Austrian parliament has passed a law prohibiting unsolicited commercial e-mail and spamming. This ban requested by Aus Read more »

Are You On The Firm List

by damclean | Link: Site Description: If you're looking for a list of firms in your area, or if you're just ego surfing to find out if you've made it to the "big-time," check out The Firm List Read more »

Looksmart To Take On Yahoo

by djc | The Australian based LookSmart directory is one of the few human edited web directories these days, and they have plans to take on its largest competitor Yahoo!.

Read all about their plans over in Read more »

Uk Government Appoints 1st Eminister

by MartinB | The British government has appointed a minister with specific responsibility for IT, liasing between government and industry. The new minister has been named as Patricia Hewitt, a former consultant wi Read more »

Uk Cable Modem Rollout In 2000

by MartinB | Telewest and MSN have announced the intention to roll out a broadband network in 2000.

MSN are to provide a range of interactive content, while Telewest, the UK's largest cable provider, will provid Read more »

Multidimensional Arrays In Perl And Javascript

by dmah | Unlike C and Pascal, there is no language support

for multidimensional arrays in Perl or JavaScript.

While it is true that single dimension arrays are

sufficient for all tasks (memory is conceptual Read more »

How You Can Help With Mozilla

by djc | The folks over at have written up a nice little document about how those of you that aren't C/C++ gurus can help out the project.

Basically, anyone that can report and check bugs can hel Read more »

Eu Set For Ecommerce Rethink

by MartinB | An emergency EU meeting has been set for early September to hammer out a directive which would enable all companies to trade online in a single market.The 9th September summit is vital to the future o Read more »

New Search Engine Goes For 100

by MartinB | New search engine, FAST Search is aiming to index the entire web, and to be up to date at all times. FAST claims to already hold 200m URLs, around 25% of the estimated total of pages available, that i Read more »

Playboy Loses At Court Against Excite And Netscape

by wolf | The main source for financing of search engines and portals seems to be saved (for now) thanks to a Federal court in LA.What does this mean? When you search for the word "Playboy" there can be still b Read more »

Ms Held Key Feature From Developers

by djc | Microsoft is taking a lot of heat from developers of IE5 including NeoPlanet and NetCaptor for letting them beta test the auto-complete feature in IE5, then only releasing it in the version that comes Read more »

Joint Authorship

by MartinB | Is there any sensible way of allowing a joint authorship?

Reason being that Anthony has this great Perl poll app, but doesn't have time to annotate it for us. I could annotate it, but don't want to Read more »

Is It Open Season For Crackers

by MartinB | A number of sites have been announced as having been cracked within the last few days, some of which have been claimed by cracker groups, while some sites alleged that their attackers are governments. Read more »

Two Years In And Nothing There Yet

by damclean | It seems like yesterday that we formed our illustrious team, but as we wander into the first week of August has dedicated a collective 1.97 years of computing power to the SETI@home project. Read more »

Mozilla Status Report

by dmah | Mozilla developer Mike Shaver has written news from the front. Which gives a brief comment on Mozilla's progress and a summary of the numbers on who's helping in the development of the project.

Read more »

Evolt Mailing List Temporarily Down

by djc | In case you haven't noticed, has been down for a couple hours, since about 2:30am CST this morning. The ISP( and evolt member Ron) that hosts our mailing list was doing a rout Read more »

Bt Adsl Roll Out Plans Revealed

by Seb | After 6 years of "testing" its high-speed ADSL network, British Telecom has revealed that it plans to introduce the service into only 10 cities by March 2000.

The announcement was made this week, coi Read more »

Aol Locks Out Competing Chat Services

by Vince | AOL changed its instant messaging protocol early Friday morning so that the new MSN and Yahoo Messenger users couldn't access its AOL Instant Messanger(AIM) causing some to predict another standards Read more »

Alarming Internet Jurisdiction Precedent Set

by Seb | A New York Judge has ruled today that Web sites are legally liable under the laws of every country in which the site is being viewed. Read more »

Traffic For Excite Others Down

by djc | The big portal players are losing more of their audience, as Andover News is reporting.

Excite Web traffic is down almost 20% over the last month, with some other portals losing people as well. Any Read more »

Some Caveats With Using Frames

by aardvark | While frames are not evil by default, there are many issues that must be considered before they are implemented on a site. Many sites on the internet appear to be unfamiliar with these issues, and use frames haphazardly, contributing to the overall inaccessibility of information online. Read more »

Obscuring The Idea With Technique

by marlene | A List Apart has an excellent article on "Execution Versus Concept" -- or the dangers of losing your site's message by adding too many bells and whistles. An interesting comparison to modern advertis Read more »

Uk Ecommerce Bill Unveiled

by Seb | The UK government has just unveiled the proposed electronic commerce bill, apparently designed to encourage the secure and widespread use of electronic commerce in the UK. However, on closer inspectio Read more »

Perl 5 6 Coming Soon

by dwayne | Big changes coming in perl. Most obviously, the versioning numbers are changing. What was to be 5.006 will be 5.6. The juicy stuff can be found in a Gurusamy Sarathy and Dick Hardt of ActiveState int Read more »

New Uk Data Protection Online 1st March 2000

by MartinB | After a lengthy delay of eighteen months, the UK's new Data Protection Act will come into force on 1st March next year. Building on the existing 1984 Act protecting personal data, the new Act will pr Read more »

Ie 5 0 For The Macintosh Coming Soon

by damclean | Internet Explorer 5.0 for the Macintosh is due out this fall with a proposed emphasis on support for Internet standards, a new rendering engine, and an Auction Manager among other features.

Accord Read more »

Php 4 Beta 1 Released To Public

by djc | The first beta release of PHP4 has been announced and is now available for download from their website. You can check out the PHP web site to read the official announcement. Some of the new features Read more »

Legacy Systems Take To The Web

by dmah | IBM plans to ship the Enterprise Edition of its WebSphere product in September. This edition will put mainframe-like transaction handling into the Web system providing high performance and high data Read more »

Jobs Unveils The Latest In Apple Wares

by damclean | As the lights went down and the screen lit up, I was in sheer anticipation of what was to pass in front of me. I?m a rookie; I?ll have to admit. I?ve never signed up over the web, nor have I ever bee Read more »

Allaire Debuts More Web Tools

by Ryan | Allaire makes some fine products and coming soon (October 99) they will be releasing some more tools to round out their web publishing arsenal. Their newest addition to the family is called Spectra, a Read more »

White Paper On Jpeg 2000 Available

by aardvark | The Digital Imaging Group has made the white paper for JPEG 2000 available, finally. Apparently the ISO JPEG Committee and the Digital Imaging Group want to ensure that the standard is both robust, and unlike PNG, actually gets widely adopted. Read more »

Uk Ecommerce Bill Available Next Week

by MartinB | According to the BBC, the UK government is set to publish the long awaited eCommerce bill next week. It's unlikely to include key escrow measures, following pressure from the industry during initial Read more »

Summer Internet World Day One

by djc | Today marked the first day the exhibit hall was open for Summer Internet World in Chicago, IL. Following, I'll talk about some cool, interesting, and lame things I've seen after a half day at the bi Read more »

Austria Proposes Spam Ban

by wolf | Taking one of the toughest stands in Europe against spam, Austria has made a proposal which, if passed, will make it illegal to send users electronic mail without their specific consent.

Full articl Read more »

It S The Content Stupid

by MartinB | Chris Worth has an excellent exposition of why content is a better marketing tool than advertising - says it better than I can. Of note are the theories: for every piece of web-based content you creat Read more »

640 X 480 Isn T Dead Just Yet

by aardvark | I've always kept a little list going of reasons why I still design for monitors and windows set to 640x480, and a list of reasons why I don't want to design for 640x480 anymore. My reasons for accom Read more »

What S The Buzz In Your Scene

by damclean | In order to foster a tight-knit community, this section has been set up to allow users to post articles relating to what is going on in their centres of design. Been to a good industry party lately? O Read more »

How To Write A Proposal

by Ryan | Having slick Flash skills and the latest tool for developing dHTML isn't enough to land yourself a client. With more and more competition it is essential that you know how to put together a sound and Read more »

Mozilla M8 Out

by MartinB | The 8th milestone release of Netscape5 is out. What's new & download Read more »

Clean Up Messy Ms Office Code

by djc | If you don't care for the "Export to HTML" feature found in most MS applications because of the quality of code it produces, good news. There's an interesting perl script out there called the Demoro Read more »

Blastradius Vancouver Parties At New Digs

by castewar | Last Saturday I got invited to Blastradius Vancouver's party to show off their new space, located on the outer edge of Gastown. It was BYOB, but the food was plentiful and free and DJs, some moonligh Read more »

The Ie Grey Dotted Box Get Rid Of It

by m3avrck | Ah, Internet Explorer. So far, the most reliable browser to use (far from anything perfect though), yet the Microsoft staff just has to throw in their own quirks, like the little grey dotted box that Read more »

Unix File Permissions And Setuid Part 2

by dmah | In the last article I hinted, well I more than hinted, that you could run your CGI programs under a user other than the one that the Web server runs as. This practice is usually called setuid on execu Read more »

Is Red Hat Linux S Microsoft

by Emily | "Hardly, but in lovey-dovey Linux land, elbows are beginning to fly." article in Salon today. Read more »

The Internet Is A Global Phenomenon

by Seb | Think of the internet, and what country immediately springs to mind? If you're one of the huge number of people that automatically assumes your country is the centre of the net, think again. One of t Read more »

Racial Divide Grows Oprah Goes Online

by damclean | According to a new report, released July 8th, from the US Department of Commerce, ethnic minorities, rural communities and the poor are still being left behind in the Internet society. Money is the si Read more »

Mass Net Cheating At Edinburgh University

by MartinB | Last week, Edinburgh University acted to withhold the exam marks of 90 computer science students, while it investigates accusations of online cheating.

The University launched the investigation after Read more »

Asp On Linux Finally

by djc | For those of us who develop in ASP, but want the robustness of Linux, Halcyon Software has released a portable Web application compatibility framework for cross-platform deployment.

"Halcyon Softwa Read more »

Security Holes In Thirdvoice

by MartinB | More trouble for ThirdVoice, as programmers discover that it opens browser security holes. It is possible to include JavaScript within 3V notes, which can not only display a fake page instead of the r Read more »

Net Heavy Weights Join Forces

by Seb | America's top "dot com" companies, including Inktomi, Lycos, AOL, Yahoo and eBay, announced today that they have formed a coalition to further promote their interests to the US governement.

"In foun Read more »

Macromedia Acquires Elemental Software

by alan | Macromedia has announced plans to acquire Elemental Software, makers of Drumbeat 2000 and eStore Builder. This should be a BIG plus for Drumbeat, since Macromedia currently claims a nice percentage of Read more »

Give The User Control Over Your Fonts

by aardvark | There's nothing quite like getting your text just right with all your CSS attributes in place, and sitting back knowing that you finally have some typographic control over your pages. It's just too bad that's not the case for your users. Read more »

Breaking Out Of Frames

by MartinB | Want to make sure your site is not framed by anyone else's? Here's the magic code:<script language="JavaScript"><!-- hide  if (window.frames) {   if (parent != self) { & Read more »

Poor Richards Internet Marketing Promotions

by wolf | Bookreview of "Poor Richards Internet Marketing Promotions" (How to promote yourself, your business, your ideas online) written by Peter Kent and Tara Calishain published by Top Floor Publishing Read more »

Persistent Logins Please

by Seb | One thing I would dearly love to see on the site is an optional persistent login based on cookies.I understand that many people might raise this as a privacy issue, which is why such a system should b Read more »

Listing Articles Since A Certain Date

by Seb | Something that I think a lot of people would appreciate would be a page where users can request all articles posted since a certain date. There are many people that are unable to view the site on a da Read more »

Article Preview Function

by Seb | As a regular contributor to site content, the value of a preview function on posting articles is readily apparent. Proof-reading articles in the context of a text-area box can be taxing when an articl Read more »

A Brief Introduction To Server Logs

by marlene | Q. What is a server log?

A. Server logs are very useful in helping you undestand the impact of your web

site, and in better positioning your web site to attract new and repeat visitors.

Eac Read more »

Print This Article And Login

by joxn | I'd like to have a "Print this article." option.

There are so many new and really good tutorials at that I'd like to have handy although I'm offline. Okay, that wasn't a real argument, Read more »

Of Servers And Benchmarks

by Seb | One of things that seems extremely popular in today's competitive server market seems to be the publishing of "independent" benchmarking tests for every new system. The epitomy of these publicity cam Read more »

Rating System

by godmin | I would like to see a way to rate articles on the site- and then a way to sort through the articles by their ratings.

Read more »

Minorities Falling Through The Net

by MartinB | While overall Internet usage is soaring, a US government study, Falling Through The Net reports that minority families are lagging far behind in access.

While there is a strong link between income an Read more »

Internet In The Sky

by dmah | Microsoft sponsored Teledesic has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and Motorola to help build a satellite communications network.

Lockheed Martin will supply two heavy-lift launchers to sen Read more »

A Cheesy Htaccess Tutorial

by AnthonyB | ... Slapped together from a few emails (or, what I learned from, plus banging my own head against the wall)... Topics you will find in this article are: A Few Important .htaccess Opt Read more »

You Don T Get To Decide What The Web Is For Buddy

by Emily | I feel ill every time I hear another argument over what the purpose of the Web is. Whether community, information, design or whatever: exactly what gives some joker on a mailing list the idea that Read more »

Unix File Permissions And Setuid Part 1

by dmah | One of the most frequently encountered problems in getting a CGI script or program to work under UNIX is incorrectly set file permissions. This problem will manifest itself in a number of ways but on Read more »

Uk To Receive High Speed Net Access

by Seb | In perhaps the most intelligent move since the introduction of internet access in the UK, the telecoms operator, OFTEL, has announced a recommendation that BT should be forced to unbundle the local lo Read more »

Streaming Quicktime Source Released

by djc | The folks over at Apple have released the source code for their Quicktime Streaming server. You guessed it, the server allows you to stream Quicktime data to clients on the web. The source code is ava Read more »

Some History

by mantruc | We've been checking the hits on the site and the users subscribed, and it's really amazing how evolt is growing.

I believe that we have made an impressive example of the power of this net. Consider Read more »

Http 1 1 Draft Approved By Ietf

by Seb | The World Wide Web Consortium has announced that the IETF has approved the draft standard for HTTP 1.1, a new HTTP standard that is due to increase speed and quality of web data transfer.

From the W3 Read more »

Cable Access For Canadian Isps

by dmah | The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released a decision that Canadian cable companies must allow ISPs access to their cable infrastructure. Hopefully this will Read more »

Two Spaces After A Period Isn T Dead Yet

by aardvark | ...At least not in my world. After years of doing it correctly, I have gone and purposely done it wrong over and over again.  I know what is considered right and what is considered wrong. Read more »

End Of The Networksolutions Tyranny

by djc | The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Wednesday added 15 companies to its roster of accreditation qualifiers, with the new batch joining the turbulent market of domain registrars. Read more »

Wired Tired

by djc | Its not just us that is noticing whats going on with Wired over the past two years, Jon Katz's article on /. today along with other articles I've seen on the net lately, the word seems to be spreadi Read more »

The Future S So Bright We Ll Have To Wear Shades

by MartinB | It's probably no surprise to those of us at the chalkface, but the demand for IT-aware people, and the money paid for them, is going through the roof, and will continue to do so. And now officially t Read more »

Net Access From Mobile Phones

by MartinB | Worried about having to format pages for PDAs? It's getting worse. @Motion have announced a system which will allow mobile phones to access email, fax and the Web.

The system will use text and text- Read more »

Some Downtime

by djc | For reasons we're still looking into, we had some downtime over the past 12 hours. Read why here. Everything should be back to normal though now. Read more »

Netomat The Anti Browser

by isaac | Wired has an article about Netomat, a non-linear Web browser which can make the net more interesting, and even more confusing. It sounds wanky, but amusing and might be worth a download for the curiou Read more »

Closing Mozilla Org

by dmah | is responsible for guiding the open-source development of Communicator and is now funded by America Online. The development work has been mostly done by Netscape engineers with little inv Read more »

Yahoo Users Organize Boycott

by djc | Angry users of both Yahoo and Geocities are boycotting the two after it came out in the Yahoo Terms of Service that any content one has on GeoCities or any other of Yahoo's properties is theirs to us Read more »

Worldwide E Commerce To Top 1 Trillion By 2003

by djc | An article at predicts "Explosive growth of the Internet is expected to push purchases over the World Wide Web to top one trillion U.S. dollars by 2003.." - explains why people will be sp Read more »

Sustainable Sites

by osterby | When Minnesotans elected former wrestler Jesse "the Body" Ventura, it was a no brainer that several Web sites devoted to the subject of the controversial governor would crop up.     Ventur Read more »

Slashdot Org Sold To Andover Net

by wolf | From /.org:

"Posted by CmdrTaco on Tuesday June 29, @09:30AM EDT

from the I-swear-this-is-a-good-thing dept.

I'm sure a lot of you knew it was coming. The steady stream of emails asking "When is Read more »

Realname Searching

by dmah | Centraal has signed a deal with Microsoft in order to get its RealNames service integrated with the Microsoft Network and as a default search in Internet Explorer. As well, a deal with AOL is in the Read more »

Practical Benchmark

by dmah | The German magazine c't has posted an article on what it considers a realistic benchmark rather than the ones used by ZDNet and Mindcraft. Their test system was a Siemens Primergy 870 web server equi Read more »

Java Standardization Process

by dmah | ECMA (European Computer Manufacters Association) members, including Microsoft and Intel, voted overwhelmingly in favour of forming a technical committee to standardize Java. As a result, the ISO (Int Read more »

Tune Your Webserver For Performance

by djc | Getting maximum performance out of a webserver is an important part of developing a website, and often the most overlooked. Making sure your server can handle a heavy load or getting the most out of y Read more »

Nt Beats Linux

by isaac | The revised "Mindcraft" tests are done and NT has beaten Linux across the board - one benchmark giving NT/IIS a 4166 requests/sec win to RedHat's 1842 requests/sec. Three Microsoft employees were on Read more »

Flash4 Tutorial Build A Streaming Mp3 Player

by Ryan | FLASH4 has arrived and it is packed full of improvements. There are many new interface improvements and some powerful new functionality like forms and MP3 compression. The following tutorial takes a l Read more »

Combining Colors

by mantruc | I've always loved playing with colors. As a kid I played with finger-paint, wax

pencils, color pencils, felt-tip pens, and paint! Then color papers, brushes and

paint, watercolor, etc. Until I Read more »

Xml Application Server Beta Released

by dmah | Planet 7 Technologies has released a beta edition of their open source XML application server. The server will run on Linux and Windows NT. Read more »

Woz Weighs In On Pirates Of Silicon Valley

by Emily | Steve Wozniak has posted his comments on the TNT movie, "Pirates or Silicon Valley" in which he is a featured character. This news was originally posted on Slashdot. Related: Upside has two takes on Read more »

Online Newspapers Harness Portal Power

by Emily | The New York Times and the Washington Post, arguably two of the best newspaper sites out there, as well as the parent company for dozens of U.S. newspapers, Knight Ridder, have announced plans to cons Read more »

Ms Threatens To Withdraw Advertising Bucks

by Emily | In response to the U.S. congress' threats to pass legislation requiring stricter privacy requirements for web sites, Microsoft has threatened to withdraw advertising dollars from sites that don't po Read more »

Esr Lives Through Microsoft Visit

by dmah | Open source activist, Eric S. Raymond, was invited to speak to a research group at Microsoft on June 21. He reports that he was generally well received with only a few people, possibly from the Windo Read more »

Digital Saves The Economy

by Emily | At least, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the U.S. department of commerce. According to the study, the "digital world is driving the nation's economic growth, holding down its inflati Read more »

Mozilla Milestone 7 Released

by djc | The nice folks over at the Mozilla project have announced the release of Milestone 7. Lots of bugfixes and a more stable client overall. Download your binaries here. Its nice to see the pace of the p Read more »

Design Is Not Art

by brandon | Designers are not artists. They can be, but the immediate relation between the two is somewhat opaque. Read more »

Ultimate Internet Chess Match

by MartinB | Think you can beat Kasparov? Have a look at his latest challenge.

In a bold move, Kasparov challenges the world to beat him at chess. He will play a move, then four grandmasters will suggest counter- Read more »

Project Jakarta

by dmah | In an unprecedented deal, Sun Microsystems has agreed to release the source code to their Servlet and JavaServer Pages reference implementation to the Apache Group. In turn, the Apache Group will rel Read more »

Key Linux Leader To Address Microsoft

by Emily | All of you Linux groupies might want to send good energy Eric Raymond's way this morning.

"A key leader of the Linux movement will address Microsoft tomorrow as Windows faces increasing pressure f Read more »

Introduction To Java Servlets

by djc | In the past couple years, the web has shifted from being a fun loving, care-free place to showcase your Pamela Lee collection to a serious, down to earth place for major companies to do business. What helped cause the shift was the ability to make interactive sites that served up relevant ... Read more »

Photoshop 5 5 Announced To Include Imageready 2

by isaac | Adobe has announced Photoshop 5.5 which sensibly includes "the power of ImageReady 2.0" among a few other new features.

Apparently 90% of ImageReady owners also owned Photoshop and wanted to see the Read more »

Internet Underhyped

by MartinB | A report by The Henley Centre and Cisco claims that the Net will have as much impact as the Industrial Revolution, and that coverage so far has tended to underhype the effect that it will have on peop Read more »

Seti Now Sending New Work Units

by MartinB | SETI@home is sending new work units. See joins the Search! to join Team Evolt. Read more »

Security Hole In Iis Found

by djc | A pretty serious security hole has been found in Microsofts IIS4.0 webserver. By sending a buffer overflow, which is basically a large amount of data, to some pages, the buffer spills out of the HTML Read more »

Nsi Icann Fight Threatens Net Growth

by Emily | A article chronicles the domain name snafu involving Network Solutions, ICANN, and....Ralph Nader? Read more »

Frontpage 2k Extension Bug

by djc | A bug has been found with Microsoft Frontpage 2000 extensions that render earlier Frontpage search bots useless.

After FrontPage 2000 server extensions are installed, theres an error message about Read more »

Flash 4 Available For Shipping

by Emily | Flash 4 is available for shipping beginning today. Comments of anyone who's had a sneak peek would be appreciated. Read more »

Entertainment Music Industry Loses Mp3 Appeal

by MartinB | A US appeal court has ruled that the hand-held Rio MP3 player, on which users can download music files from the Internet and play them at home, does not break piracy laws. Full story in the BBC's art Read more »

Detecting Flash4 Compatibility

by Ryan | Now that Flash4 has been shipped and everyone and their dog is running out to get a copy, the web is going to be filled with more 'live' content than ever before (specially since FLASH4 ROCKS!) Howe Read more »

Ns 5 0 Won T Support Old Dom

by dwayne | Netscape Communicator 5.0 won't be backward compatible with their old proprietary DOM, in favour of supporting the W3C DOM Level 1, citing time and resource pressures. Check out the full CNET articl Read more »

Linux Vs Microsoft Round 2

by Emily | "Uncomfortable, strained, replete with icy glares -- this was not your typical industry get-together, with its hypocritical politeness and warmed-over marketing hype." PC Week hosts a new round of b Read more »

Blue World Teams With Macromedia

by Ryan | Blue World announces agreement with Macromedia to deliver integrated solution for dynamic web publishing. Custom Lasso Objects