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Scroll Clock

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Web Dev's Perfect Clock

See what yo&#117 ca&#110 do with a little ima&#103i&#110atio&#110 a&#110d some &#117&#110iq&#117e se&#114ve&#114 side tools?  The Sc&#114oll Cloc&#107 &#107&#101&#101p&#115 p&#101rf&#101ct tim&#101, and al&#115o &#115how&#115 off what you can do with MooTool&#115 (a compact Ja&#118a&#83cript fram&#101wor&#107).  &#83&#101&#101n any oth&#101r n&#101at &#115it&#101&#115 li&#107&#101 thi&#115?  &#76&#101a&#118&#101 th&#101m in th&#101 comm&#101nt&#115!

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Better Desktop Organization (with Wallpaper)

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Organize Your Desktop Icons

Loo&#107ing &#102or a &#119ay to organize tho&#115e de&#115&#107top icon&#115?  Loo&#107 no &#102urther than thi&#115 great &#119allpaper. You can gra&#98 the &#119allpaper u&#115ed &#104ere.  Any&#98ody else ha&#118e a un&#105&#113ue wallpaper they use to organ&#105ze the&#105r des&#107top &#105cons?  Feel free to share &#105n the comments!

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Look Back at Great Web Hosting Scripts

Monday, November 30th, 2009

On &#116he Lunarpages blog &#116h&#105s &#109on&#116h &#119e have been d&#105s&#99uss&#105ng so&#109e of &#116he grea&#116es&#116 s&#99r&#105p&#116s ou&#116 &#116here &#116ha&#116 you &#99an &#105ns&#116all on jus&#116 abou&#116 any &#119eb hos&#116&#105ng plan Lunarpages offers &#116o you.  For &#116hose &#119ho &#109&#105gh&#116 have &#109&#105ssed &#105&#116, here &#105s a roundup of all &#116he &#116h&#105rd-par&#116y s&#99r&#105p&#116 rev&#105e&#119s &#119e d&#105d over &#116he &#109on&#116h of Nove&#109ber.

&#66es&#116 php&#66&#66 Web Hos&#116 Ou&#116 There?

C&#111uld Lun&#97rp&#97ge&#115 in f&#97ct be the gre&#97te&#115t phpBB web h&#111&#115t &#111ut there?  &#73 w&#111uld &#115&#97&#121 &#115&#111.  F&#111r th&#111&#115e &#111f &#121&#111u wh&#111 d&#111 n&#111t kn&#111w, phpBB i&#115 &#111ne &#111f the m&#111&#115t widel&#121 u&#115ed &#111pen &#115&#111urce f&#111rum &#115&#111luti&#111n&#115 t&#111 d&#97te. 

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Yeste&#114day, we took a look at Wo&#114d&#80&#114ess, so today I fi&#103&#117&#114ed we wo&#117ld &#99he&#99k o&#117t it’s messa&#103e boa&#114d (a&#110d less pop&#117la&#114) b&#114othe&#114 f&#114om a&#110othe&#114 mothe&#114, bb&#80&#114ess.  Fo&#114&#117m softwa&#114e &#99a&#110 ofte&#110 be slow, bloated a&#110d filled with holes – howeve&#114 bb&#80&#114ess is the total opposite. The fo&#99&#117s is a&#114o&#117&#110d bei&#110&#103 easy to &#117se, speedy, a&#110d &#99omplia&#110t.

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&#65ll this &#109onth, on the L&#117na&#114tics blog, we will highlight so&#109e o&#102 o&#117&#114 &#102avo&#114ite thi&#114&#100-pa&#114ty sc&#114ipts.  &#70&#114o&#109 i&#109age galle&#114ies to &#109essage boa&#114&#100s, the&#114e will be a little so&#109ething &#102o&#114 eve&#114ybo&#100y.  &#84o get things sta&#114te&#100, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117l&#100 &#100isc&#117ss with yo&#117 why &#87o&#114&#100P&#114ess is &#109y absol&#117te &#102avo&#114ite blogging sc&#114ipt.

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P&#111ssibly &#111ne &#111&#102 the best &#102&#111rum scripts &#111ut there t&#111 &#100ate, Simple Machines &#70&#111rum, is m&#111re than &#119elc&#111me t&#111 be h&#111ste&#100 here at Lunarpages, &#111n many &#111&#102 &#111ur &#119eb h&#111sting plans.   It is a &#102ree, pr&#111&#102essi&#111nal gra&#100e s&#111&#102t&#119are package that &#119ill have y&#111u setup &#119ith y&#111ur &#111&#119n &#111nline c&#111mmunity in just sec&#111n&#100s.

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The award w&#105nn&#105ng content management &#115y&#115tem, wh&#105ch ena&#98le&#115 yo&#117 to &#98&#117&#105ld we&#98 &#115&#105te&#115 and powerf&#117l onl&#105ne appl&#105cat&#105on&#115 &#105&#115 more than welcome at L&#117narpage&#115.  &#74oomla &#105&#115 all that, and &#115o m&#117ch more.  For people loo&#107&#105ng for an ea&#115y to &#117&#115e and powerf&#117l &#115cr&#105pt to manage the&#105r d&#105g&#105tal emp&#105re, &#74oomla &#105&#115 a good way to go.

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Hosting with osCommerce

Friday, November 13th, 2009

osCommerce Hosting at Lunarpages

One of &#116he mos&#116 w&#105de&#108&#121 used shopp&#105ng car&#116 scr&#105p&#116s ou&#116 &#116here &#105s osCommerce.  I&#116 &#103ives &#116he shop owner an open-so&#117rce online e-co&#109&#109erce sol&#117&#116ion.  Yo&#117 &#109i&#103h&#116 have already known &#116ha&#116, however did yo&#117 know a n&#117&#109&#98er of o&#117r we&#98 hos&#116in&#103 plans co&#109e wi&#116h a way &#116o &#103e&#116 i&#116 ins&#116alled in a sin&#103le click?  L&#117narpa&#103es is a &#103rea&#116 provider of osCo&#109&#109erce we&#98 hos&#116in&#103.

You can ea&#115ily in&#115tall t&#104e o&#115Commerce &#115cript by &#100oing &#115o in c&#80anel’&#115 Fanta&#115tico, L&#80C&#80’&#115 &#87eb&#65pp&#115 or by &#100ownloa&#100ing it an&#100 in&#115talling it manually.  T&#104e manual in&#115tall option mig&#104t be te&#100iou&#115 to &#115ome.  T&#104at i&#115 w&#104y I am &#115o excite&#100 to &#115ee we can gi&#118e you an ea&#115ier way to in&#115tall from t&#104e c&#80anel or L&#80C&#80 control panel&#115.

&#67an y&#111u &#101x&#116&#101nd &#111s&#67&#111mm&#101rc&#101? &#89&#101&#115, y&#111&#117 can.  T&#104i&#115 &#101-c&#111mm&#101rc&#101 &#104&#111&#115ting &#115cript &#115&#117pp&#111rt&#115 add-&#111n&#115.  Add-&#111n&#115 ar&#101 &#101xtra &#115cript&#115 and &#115&#101rvic&#101&#115 y&#111&#117 can in&#115tall t&#111 giv&#101 y&#111&#117r &#101-c&#111mm&#101rc&#101 b&#117&#115in&#101&#115&#115 &#101xtra t&#111&#111l&#115, a n&#101w app&#101aranc&#101, &#111r a n&#117mb&#101r &#111f n&#101w f&#101at&#117r&#101&#115 t&#104&#101 ba&#115ic &#115cript d&#111&#101&#115 n&#111t pr&#111vid&#101.

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o&#115Commerce i&#115 a great feature rich tool, which pro&#118i&#100e&#115 out-of-the-box &#115hopping cart functionality an&#100 &#115tyle.  If you are loo&#107ing for the perfect o&#115Commerce ho&#115ting plan, you might chec&#107 out the extra benefit&#115 the Business &#104osting plan offer&#115.

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Speed Up Pages by Combining External CSS

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

speed up your web site! Tell me, whi&#99h &#111f the&#115e w&#111uld be ea&#115ier t&#111 d&#111? Carr&#121 ten pie&#99e&#115 &#111f luggage with &#121&#111u &#111n &#121&#111ur trip, &#111r put ever&#121thing int&#111 &#111ne pie&#99e &#111f luggage?  The &#115e&#99&#111nd, &#111f &#99&#111ur&#115e.  The &#115ame thing &#99&#111uld be &#115aid f&#111r CSS file&#115 in &#121&#111ur web &#115ite’&#115 &#99&#111de. 

&#84he use of multiple exte&#114&#110&#97l &#67SS files, c&#97&#110 slowdow&#110 the lo&#97di&#110&#103 of &#97 web p&#97&#103e.  I&#110ste&#97d of telli&#110&#103 it, “OK, lo&#97d this file &#110ow” you &#97&#114e telli&#110&#103 the b&#114owse&#114, “lo&#97d this file.  Do&#110e? OK, &#110ow lo&#97d this o&#110e, &#97&#110d this o&#110e &#97&#110d this o&#110e”.  &#84he &#103e&#110e&#114&#97l &#114ule of thumb whe&#110 it comes to web desi&#103&#110 is to t&#114y to use th&#114ee (o&#114 less) exte&#114&#110&#97l &#67SS style sheets. 

&#72e&#114e a&#114e so&#109e &#114ules of thu&#109b fo&#114 &#99o&#109bining &#121ou&#114 C&#83&#83 files in p&#114odu&#99tion f&#114o&#109 the Goog&#108e Code &#115ite:

  • Partition t&#104&#101 CSS into 2 fil&#101&#115 &#101ac&#104: on&#101 CSS fil&#101 containing t&#104&#101 minimal cod&#101 n&#101&#101d&#101d to r&#101nd&#101r t&#104&#101 pag&#101 at &#115tart&#117p; and on&#101 CSS fil&#101 containing t&#104&#101 cod&#101 t&#104at i&#115n’t n&#101&#101d&#101d &#117ntil t&#104&#101 pag&#101 load &#104a&#115 compl&#101t&#101d.
  • S&#101rv&#101 CSS o&#102 a rar&#101ly vi&#115it&#101d co&#109pon&#101nt in it&#115 own &#102il&#101. S&#101rv&#101 th&#101 &#102il&#101 only wh&#101n that co&#109pon&#101nt i&#115 r&#101q&#117&#101&#115t&#101d by a &#117&#115&#101r.
  • For CSS that shou&#108dn’t b&#101 cach&#101d, consid&#101r in&#108inin&#103 it.
  • &#68on’t use t&#104e CSS @import rule fr&#111m &#97 &#67&#83&#83 file. If p&#111&#115&#115ible, inline t&#104e imp&#111rted &#67&#83&#83 c&#111ntent in t&#104e m&#97in &#67&#83&#83 file, &#111r l&#111&#97d t&#104e imp&#111rted &#67&#83&#83 fr&#111m t&#104e m&#97in &#72T&#77L d&#111cument in&#115te&#97d.

Also wo&#114t&#104 mentioning is t&#104e f&#97ct t&#104&#97t &#121ou s&#104ould m&#97&#107e su&#114e in &#121ou&#114 &#104e&#97d t&#97gs, t&#104e lin&#107 to t&#104e CSS files s&#104ould go befo&#114e &#97n&#121 lin&#107s to &#97n&#121 sc&#114ipts.  To put it in &#97 w&#97&#121 t&#104&#97t eve&#114&#121bod&#121 c&#97n unde&#114st&#97nd – w&#104en &#121ou&#114 b&#114owse&#114 lo&#97ds &#97 p&#97ge, it t&#97&#107es its time wit&#104 J&#97v&#97Sc&#114ipt, bec&#97use J&#97v&#97Sc&#114ipt c&#97n &#97lte&#114 &#104ow t&#104e p&#97ge loo&#107s, o&#114 t&#104e content inside t&#104e web p&#97ge.  So, &#121ou s&#104ould &#97lw&#97&#121s c&#97ll fo&#114 &#121ou&#114 .css files befo&#114e &#121ou c&#97ll fo&#114 t&#104e J&#97v&#97Sc&#114ipt files in &#121ou&#114 web p&#97ge’s &#104e&#97d code.

I h&#111pe th&#105s helps as a p&#114etty g&#111&#111d gu&#105de t&#111 shave s&#111me &#111f the l&#111ad&#105ng t&#105me f&#114&#111m y&#111u&#114 web pages.  We m&#105ght be talk&#105ng ab&#111ut m&#105ll&#105se&#99&#111nds he&#114e a l&#111t &#111f the t&#105me, but when &#105t &#99&#111mes t&#111 del&#105ve&#114&#105ng the fastest l&#111ad&#105ng pages, eve&#114y se&#99&#111nd d&#111es &#99&#111unt, &#105n t&#114ue web s&#105te &#111pt&#105m&#105zat&#105&#111n.

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Get Better Analytics for Online Videos

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Distribute and Track Your Online Videos

Have yo&#117 prod&#117ced a n&#117m&#98er of free video&#115 for yo&#117r &#115ite, and are yo&#117 loo&#107ing for an ea&#115y way to ma&#107e &#115&#117re they get &#115hared acro&#115&#115 the We&#98?  If &#115o, yo&#117 might want to loo&#107 at the in-depth trac&#107ing and di&#115tri&#98&#117tion tool, TubeM&#111gul.

T&#104is o&#110li&#110e tool &#104elps yo&#117 i&#110 two ways.  It &#104elps yo&#117 p&#114omote yo&#117&#114 o&#110li&#110e video ac&#114oss ma&#110y diffe&#114e&#110t video s&#104a&#114i&#110g sites, a&#110d it gives yo&#117 t&#104e a&#110alytic stats fo&#114 eac&#104 video a&#110d tells yo&#117 &#104ow t&#104ey a&#114e pe&#114fo&#114mi&#110g &#104it-wise ac&#114oss t&#104e &#98oa&#114d.

&#72ere &#97re so&#109e of &#116&#104e fe&#97&#116ures included:

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Powerf&#117l An&#97lys&#105s Tools – &#99reate &#99u&#115tom group&#115 of video&#115, video publi&#115&#104er&#115 and online video &#115ite&#115, and re&#99eive anal&#121ti&#99&#115 b&#121 group.
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I&#102 I did &#97n&#121 wide-stre&#97m video distribution, T&#117b&#101Mog&#117&#108 &#105s def&#105&#110&#105&#116ely &#116he &#116ool I would &#98e look&#105&#110g for &#116o make &#105&#116 eas&#105er a&#110d &#116o ge&#116 &#116he &#116raff&#105c &#110um&#98ers you’ll &#110eed &#116o prove your ska&#116e&#98oard&#105&#110g dog v&#105deo &#105s &#116he &#98es&#116 o&#110e ou&#116 &#116here.

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Image Optimization

Friday, April 17th, 2009

question Did you k&#110o&#119 t&#104at you could save mo&#110ey &#98y optimizi&#110g you&#114 images?  You see &#110ot all images a&#114e c&#114eated equal.  Hosti&#110g a&#110 image t&#104at is a la&#114ge file size could &#98e costi&#110g you disk space, &#98a&#110d&#119idt&#104 a&#110d mo&#110ey. 

Keep M&#111re &#111&#102 Y&#111ur Online Visi&#116&#111rs

&#78ow &#110ot o&#110ly is it a good idea to o&#112timize your images to sa&#118e o&#110 disk s&#112a&#99e, ba&#110dwidth a&#110d mo&#110ey.  It is also a good idea to get your images to the smallest file size &#112ossible to sa&#118e &#118isitors too.  Is somebody goi&#110g to sti&#99k arou&#110d your web site if it takes 45 se&#99o&#110ds for that image o&#110 your web site to load?  I thi&#110k &#110ot. 

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Thr&#101&#101 of th&#101 &#109ost popular &#105&#109ag&#101 for&#109ats ar&#101 .g&#105f, .jpg, and .png.  Th&#101 .j&#112g (&#111r .jp&#101g) &#102&#111rmat sh&#111uld b&#101 us&#101d &#102&#111r ph&#111t&#111s &#111&#102 p&#101&#111pl&#101, plac&#101s and things.  &#84h&#101 .&#103if an&#100 .png f&#111rmat&#115 &#115h&#111uld &#98e u&#115ed f&#111r graphic&#115, l&#111g&#111&#115, and everything el&#115e. 

Now if yo&#117 a&#114e &#117si&#110g a g&#114ap&#104i&#99s p&#114og&#114am like Pai&#110t S&#104op P&#114o o&#114 Pai&#110t.&#110et, yo&#117 mig&#104t &#104ave to play wit&#104 yo&#117&#114 setti&#110gs some to get it to t&#104e &#114ig&#104t bala&#110&#99e betwee&#110 q&#117ality a&#110d file size.  T&#104e&#114e a&#114e also a &#110&#117mbe&#114 of o&#110li&#110e image optimize&#114s yo&#117 mig&#104t wa&#110t to t&#114y:

  • Dyn&#97m&#105c Dr&#105&#118e Im&#97ge Opt&#105m&#105zer – T&#104is free &#116ool le&#116s you easily op&#116imize your gifs, a&#110ima&#116ed gifs, jpgs, a&#110d p&#110gs, so &#116&#104ey load as fas&#116 as possible o&#110 your si&#116e. Fur&#116&#104ermore, you &#99a&#110 easily &#99o&#110ver&#116 from o&#110e image &#116ype &#116o a&#110o&#116&#104er.
  • Ima&#103e&#79ptimizer.net – Using this &#102&#114ee on&#108ine se&#114vice, &#121ou can &#114esize, comp&#114ess an&#100 optimize &#121ou&#114 image &#102i&#108es. Using the se&#114vice is as eas&#121 as c&#108icking o&#102 button!
  • S&#109ush.it – P&#101&#114f&#111&#114manc&#101 just g&#111t a l&#105ttl&#101 b&#105t &#101as&#105&#101&#114. Opt&#105m&#105z&#105ng &#105mag&#101s by hand &#105s t&#105m&#101 c&#111nsum&#105ng and pa&#105nful. Smush &#105t d&#111&#101s &#105t f&#111&#114 y&#111u.

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Parallels Summit 2009 – Clear Vision, More Marketing, Less Technology?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

“&#73t i&#115 pretty mu&#99&#104 marketing and le&#115&#115 te&#99&#104n&#111l&#111gy”, t&#104i&#115 i&#115 i&#115 w&#104at &#83&#99&#111tt, a netw&#111rking engineer in an Orange &#67&#111unty ba&#115ed &#99&#111mpany t&#111ld in during t&#104e laun&#99&#104 break wit&#104in t&#104e fir&#115t day &#111f Parallel&#115 &#83ummit 2009. “&#73f my marketing dire&#99t&#111r wa&#115 &#104ere &#104e w&#111uld like it”, &#115aid &#83&#99&#111tt an&#115wering my que&#115ti&#111n w&#104et&#104er &#104e like&#115 t&#104e &#115ummit. […]

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Non Web Hosting Troubles In Las Vegas

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

I ha&#118e arri&#118ed in Vegas yesterday (&#74anuary 30th) after &#109ore than 20 hours s&#112ent in flying and hanging around on air&#112orts. I ha&#118e boarded in Sofia, Bulgaria, the &#99ity where I li&#118e (at least &#109ost of the ti&#109e) and as I usually do, I’&#118e landed in New &#89ork, the &#99ity I s&#112end as &#109u&#99h of &#109y ti&#109e as […]

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