In the 1990s when the web was new, under construction notices were popular. Many sites would have them on unfinished pages. Some people are tempted to use them today, but there are some good reasons that their popularity has declined.
It is tempting to freak out when you open Google Search Console and find that it lists errors. They can look like big problems with your site that need to be fixed. However, most errors found in Google Search Console can be ignored.
Google has recently given a lot of visibility to structured data. That is, special HTML markup from schema.org about various types of data. When implementing several types of structured data, Google will display rich snippets in the search results such as star ratings of reviews. Google added a structured data testing tool to search console.
Because of all this, many webmasters think they need to implement structured data for SEO. That just isn't the case. Continue reading
I wanted to run WordPress on my Ubuntu webserver such that:
- WordPress gets installed and updated through
- It runs multilpe sites that each have their own configuration, plugins and themes
I have had HTTPS enabled on my sites for sites for four years. Up until now I have have StartSSL for the certificates. I migrated from StartSSL to Lets Encrypt because StartSSL is having problems and Lets Encryt now offers free certificates.
My currency conversion website coinmill.com has a subdomain for each language. It supports over 40 languages. The entire domain is tracked in a single Google Analytics account. I wanted to know which subdomains were performing best and which were performing worst, and how that was changing over time. Continue reading
I'm a fan of the Bugzilla bug tracking system that came out of the Mozilla web browser project. It is a web based system that makes it pretty easy to track issues with pretty much any piece of software. Furthermore, it isn't that hard to set up, so I have used it in more than one employment setting.
At work, we have a private Bugzilla installation that is only visible to employees. Given that everybody that can enter bugs should know how to fill in even the more complex fields, the enter bug form seemed a little inadequate. Our QA department really wanted to be able to specify the target milestone for a new bug to be for the next release when they entered a bug for a regression during the full quality assurance check a few days before a release.