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Submitted by on 07/10/2011 - 14:27
Height of Operative Control Relative to a Vertical Plane

Today I was visiting the American Cancer Society when I stumble upon a strange sentence... Now I'll have to think about means to inform Snap! users whenever they are creating a page that could be affected.

The sentence goes like this:

Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.

The figure to the right shows the accessibility of an handicapped person in a wheelchair.
Click on the picture to see the full figure from
Section 508 paragraph 1194.41.

Submitted by on 07/09/2011 - 01:51
Google+ Logo
The very simple logo of
Google+

Click to register!

Today I started testing Google+ and I find it great for it is really fast (some of the features are a lot faster than the equivalent in Facebook.) This being said, and even though I got about 90 connections in a day, this doesn't mean it will overcome Facebook and LinkedIn.

Now, if you look at the URLs as you browse your account, it looks terribly ugly, right? To get a better name you want to go to the Google+ shortener: http://gplus.to/

Submitted by on 05/24/2011 - 11:07

Most of us are impulsive buyers. Once you want something, you just got to have it and you'll easily take the first offer presented to you even if there is a cheaper alternative available. This is true with Internet services such as Snap! Websites and other online services. This even happens with everyday items such as food. Remember the large number of items on display right next to the cashiers? Those are the last thing on your list, but they are right there to remind you to get them before leaving the store, and it works.

On the Internet, you can use many tricks to grab the attention

Submitted by on 05/13/2011 - 16:36
Categories: Snap! Tools SEO Marketing

Many SEO tools, one click away.Today I heard of a useful tool, especially if you are like me and like to track down your SEO progress with your Snap! Websites.

It is a very interesting and simple tool that sends you to all sorts of websites that give you detailed SEO information such as page rank, links to the page, whether you exist on DMOZ, etc.

I already gave you some of those URLs and tricks. Yet this tool is cool since it makes those links available in an automated way for all the websites that you visit making it very easy and quick to go check out your SEO information.

Submitted by on 05/11/2011 - 15:26
Categories: Snap! Security Technology

I am glad to inform you that once again I had a reported security fix patched by the Drupal Security Team.

You can read the security problem in details on the Drupal.org website:

SA-CONTRIB-2011-020 - Taxonomy Access Control Lite (tac_lite) - Cross Site Scripting

This is how we work here. Security is our prime goal and we work hard to make our system secure at all time.

Although this XSS problem was mitigated in several ways, it was still a problem.

Submitted by on 04/12/2011 - 11:07

Snap! Websites RSS feed iPhone look and feel.Today I found a neat little Internet application which I think you can benefit from, especially if you have a blog or write news on a regular basis and your website supports an RSS feed.

The application retrieves your RSS feed titles and presents them as if you were in one of your iPhone menus. When the user clicks on one of the menu titles, it sends the user to a page with the RSS feed title and teaser. You can also provide an icon (57x57) to give your users the best visual way to find your feed on their front screen.

Submitted by on 04/01/2011 - 16:47
Gothic Letters by Giovannino de Grassi
Gothic Letters HJKLPQR by Giovannino

Today I received a spam comment on Snap! Websites. Nothing too surprising up to here. Quickly browsing (the text was just gibberish so fast reading takes on its full meaning!) I noticed that the link in the email was using the domain name abcde. The first 5 letters of the alphabet.

This gave me the idea to check whether someone had registered the Latin alphabet domain name. After all, it could be viewed as a valuable domain name, right?

Sure enough! abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz dot com is registered! The registration was made privately (the whois does

Submitted by on 03/25/2011 - 23:30
Pre-history tools from Maluti
Thousands of years old scrappers

I mentioned several times that you shouldn't just copy others materials freely on your website.

Now Google decided that too much is too much and they made their new algorithm live late February. This new algorithm penalizes that kind of websites...

If you have been doing such a thing, know that your website rank has already decreased.

Submitted by on 03/16/2011 - 13:40

Clock from the SSWF Project

I've seen many users creating really nice Flash websites. This is not a bad idea, especially if you work with Flash or you somehow have many animations/videos to present to your users in a seamless manner. However, for a regular website, such as a Snap! website, it has one major drawback: it is not SEO friendly.

Flash animations are binary files (.swf) and as such they often do not contain any readable text. Actually, if you want to make sure that the font works right, you will be using an internal font and that may prevent any readable text from appearing in the file (properly optimized text does not use standard encoding for strings of character such as ASCII or Unicode.) In any event, if the search engines do not have the necessary tools to read Flash animations and find your text, it simply won't be indexed.

Adobe offers some tools to work on those files, but it is not widely used.

Submitted by on 03/11/2011 - 13:04
Categories: Internet Nature Knowledge

Mons Meg, 51cm medieval canon of nearly 7 tonsIf you have been on the Internet for any amount of time, you certainly ran in ads telling you that you'd be able to quit your job in a month (or less?!) but you'd have to act right now to benefit from that special offer, or the costs increase from the low $47 now to a wooping $197 next month...

An important note I'd like to make:

Chances are: you can quit your job any time you want! In the US, most of the people who work are working at will and do not even need to give a notice before leaving a company. Of course, your income will also go away and if your job is the only source of money you currently have, it may be a good idea to keep. It at least until you find another good source of money.