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Status Update
Since it has been some time since the last update, I am thinking that I would post another status update. I plan to do this once every six months. This is basically the current status of my various sites and projects.
03 July, 2006
Configuring Apache with .htaccess
.htaccess files are used by apache to enable the web developer to specify the server configure for the folder that the .htaccess file recides in.
28 June, 2006
Google AdSense showing Error
I just tried to access my AdSense account - but had a rude shock when I found an error message instead of the usual login page. And a very cool error message at that - the message 'The Google AdSense website is temporarily unavailable. Please try back later. We apologize for any inconvenience.' ... in 25 different languages.
24 June, 2006
Multiple Site in Apache with Virtual Hosts
The term Virtual Host refers to the practice of running more than one web site (such as and on a single machine. Virtual hosts can be "IP-based", meaning that you have a different IP address for every web site, or "name-based", meaning that you have multiple names running on each IP address. The fact that they are running on the same physical server is not apparent to the end user.
20 June, 2006
So far, we have covered editors and browsers in linux. Next we will be looking at one of the flagship products for Open Source Software - Apache. The web server of choice for most web developers. The 'A' in LAMP.
17 June, 2006
print() - A Debugging alternative to alert()
Debugging JavaScript is a difficult task - made even difficult by the fact the we have to depend on the extremely annoying alert() function. Don't get me wrong - alert is a god send when debugging small script. The problem with the function is that you have to click the 'OK' button when you output anything - which will become a major problem when you insert an alert function in a loop with, say, a 100 iterations. Before long, you will get RSI by pressing the space bar.
12 June, 2006
Installing Internet Explorer in Linux
Although there are many good browsers in Linux(like Firefox), one is forced to use IE for testing purposes. In the last post we talked about various options we have for testing the site in IE. I left one out for this post - installing IE in Linux using Wine.
06 June, 2006
Problems in Web Developing using Linux
The biggest problems associated with web development in Linux is IE or Internet Explorer. Most non-trivial CSS or JavaScript will be rendered differently in IE. Testing in IE is unavoidable. This brings us to our problem - you cannot have IE in Linux. This gives us three options to test our site in IE...
03 June, 2006
Rest from Blogging
Why I was away from blogging for so long.
30 May, 2006
Browsers for Web Development in Linux
A good browser is an essential component for web development. Fortunately, there is no shortage of browsers in Linux. This post tries to explain which browsers should be used when developing web sites in Linux. Let us start with Firefox...
20 May, 2006
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