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Apache, Bash, Javascript, Linux Administration, Web Development »

[1 Jun 2009 | 15 Comments | ]

So, you have used Website Optimization Analyzer or you installed Yslow for Firefox or you discovered somewhere else that compressing your files (html, javascript & css) is a good thing to do. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as it looks to do this.
In Apache web hosting environments, there is a module called mod_deflate (for 2.x versions) or mod_gzip (for 1.3) versions. This is generally the easiest way to get content compressed. As in my last post about Magento, you should normally be able to enable this safely with the …

Apache, Ecommerce, Javascript, Open Source, Web Development »

[7 Apr 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

Having implemented a number of websites now in Magento and being the web hosting provider for them also, it’s been both challenging and rewarding trying to get Magento running at an acceptable speed.People generally don’t understand what’s happening when they say “my website is slow”. So, for those of you unfamiliar with benchmarking / understanding what factors to consider when a page loads from a server, we have quite a number of variables.

Your URL you type into a browser, translates to an IP address – this check should take a …

Javascript, Joomla, Web Development »

[20 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Joomla 1.5′s use of Squeezebox in the backend makes for easy use in the frontend. Thanks to this article at Dvector.com I was able to mash up a lightbox style feedback form for category listing in sobi directory component.
Technorati Tags: Joomla, Joomla 1.5, Squeezebox, Lightbox, Email

Cross-Platform, Javascript, Open Source, Web Development »

[28 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

I have been using Linux on the desktop part-time for nearly 6 years now and full-time for 3 years. My web development experience began using Macromedia’s tools and when I migrated to Linux, I took them with me with the help of the Wine project to run them under Linux. The majority of the functionality I used in Fireworks worked flawlessly, with only a few small exceptions and never crashed on me.
Dreamweaver was a slightly different story, especially as layouts became more complex and the html grew in size, …

Django, Javascript, Open Source, Python »

[16 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Generic Serialization using JSON – here ’tis
Django + Ajax Presentation (pdf) – page 35 onwards – here ’tis
Thread on ExtJS forum specifically Django + JSON + ExtJS – here ’tis
Aah, also five part ipython series on showmedo.com
Technorati Tags: django, extjs, json, ajax
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Cross-Platform, Django, Internet Goodness, Javascript, Python »

[9 Oct 2007 | One Comment | ]

Visual WebGui looks very interesting from a perspective that it allows you to develop a winforms application as you normally would and deploy it as a webapp (also).
As per some previous posts, I like to be able to jump seamlessly between platforms. I don’t want to be tied down to anything if I can help it. This is why I wouldn’t buy an Ipod and like Mark Pilgrim, I don’t get the iphone phenomena. I want to use my application online, offline seamlessly. I want to have the same experience, …

Internet Goodness, Javascript »

[28 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Some Interesting Javascript – I am no JS guru, so comments are welcome
ExtJS – an interesting javascript library with some half-decent documentation and community, as well as paid support and alternative licensing
Shortcut.js – Keyboard enable your web application – this is something that’s seriously needed. I have seen bank tellers migrate from Terminal based systems to browser based systems where they were literally forced to work at a quarter of the speed of their terminal apps because the browser forces them into hunt and peck mode. Especially for old grannies …