A few times a year I release browser and OS stats for http://www.radionz.co.nz and The Wireless. In this February 2016 release we can see that the the Chrome browser is still increasing its market share, and the shift from desktop to mobile continues. It is no longer good enough to provide a mobile compatible site, or even… Continue reading RNZ Browser and OS stats for Feb 2016
This is the July 2015 release of browser and OS stats for www.radionz.co.nz and The Wireless. The Chrome browser is still increasing its market share, and the shift from desktop to mobile continues. Browsers Browser 07/2015 02/2015 09/2014 03/2014 11/2013 06/2012 11/2011 11/2010 11/2009 Chrome 37.63 33.6 30.8 25.23 23.7 14.6 13.8 8.75 4.2 IE 14.73 17.2 18.9… Continue reading RNZ Browser & OS Stats for July 2015
Over the last 20+ years I have built, chosen and deployed many web content management systems (CMS). I’ve also integrated them with existing business systems and processes. The task of choosing a CMS for your own use is filled with hard questions. Do I build from scratch or buy off-the-shelf? Can I use Open Source… Continue reading What CMS Should I Choose?
It has become fashionable in recent times to remove underlines from links on home pages and lists of repeating summary content. You see this pattern on the home pages of almost every news site on the planet. One assumes this has been done in the name of aesthetics, but my guess is that in many… Continue reading Should we underline links on headlines?
We’ve all seen websites that reflect the internal structure and politics of an organisation. It is a particularly common pattern among Government agencies. From their home pages you can see all the departments and what they do. The divisions with the most space on the home page can be assumed to be the ones with… Continue reading Who Is The Customer?
This is the February 2015 release of browser and OS stats for www.radionz.co.nz and The Wireless. Overall, the Chrome browser is increasing its market share, and the shift from desktop to mobile continues. Windows has dropped to under 50%.Browsers Browser 02/2015 09/2014 03/2014 11/2013 06/2012 11/2011 11/2010 11/2009 11/2008 Chrome 33.6 30.8 25.23 23.7 14.6 13.8 8.75 4.2… Continue reading Radio NZ Browser and OS stats for February 2015
I am fixated with page load times. Why? There are three main reasons: Mobile User experience SEO Mobile Mobile is the fastest growing market segment for web traffic. Radio NZ has 40% of its traffic from non-desktop browsers. Desktop is 60%, Mobile at 28% and Tablet at 11.8%. In the case of devices used over… Continue reading Why I’m Fixated with Page Load Times And You Should Be Too
Normally I write here only on tech issues. Last year I found a lump and I thought I’d share my experience in the hope that it helps other men. The story does have a happy ending, and I have a challenge for you to complete. Late last year I started feeling sore on the right… Continue reading I Found A Lump – Why All Men Should Learn TSE
Unix has many tools that you can stitch together to do useful things. For example, if you want to watch your site headers in near real-time you can use watch and curl. You might want to do that if you need to build information headers (like X-Cache-Info) and you want to quickly try out different ideas.… Continue reading How to monitor HTTP headers in near real-time
If you are getting the following error in your Rails app: unexpected token at ‘alihack …it can be blocked in your nginx config. The following snippet can be placed inside the server block and returns a ‘400 Bad Request’ with a text message in the body. A big assumption here is that your app is… Continue reading How to ignore alihack requests using your nginx config