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Create custom error pages using .htaccess

by eric on January 19th, 2007 in: LinuxWeb Design

If you’re running a site on Apache’s web server, you can easily create custom error pages using Apache’s .htaccess file.

First, create or edit an .htaccess file in your public_html directory so that it has the following lines in it:

ErrorDocument 404 /myerrors/404.html
ErrorDocument 403 /myerrors/403.html
ErrorDocument 500 /myerrors/500.html

Here’s what each piece does:

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Firebug for Firefox

by eric on January 17th, 2007 in: Web Design

If you’re a Firefox user and design websites, definitely check out the FireBug extension for Firefox. According to the Mozilla site:

FireBug [has] all of the tools you need to poke, prod, and monitor your JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax are brought together into one seamless experience, including a debugger, an error console, command line, and a variety of fun inspectors.

FireBug | Firefox Add-ons | Mozilla Corporation

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Keyword Research Tools

by eric on September 19th, 2006 in: Uncategorized

Need some help figuring out what keywords you should target on your website?

Here are some tools you can use to find keywords that are most likely to draw qualified traffic to your site.

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Google Analytics Web Statistics

by eric on August 18th, 2006 in: WordPress

In case you haven’t seen, Google Analytics, the powerful website stats package, is now available for free without an invite.

I highly recommend checking out Google Analytics. I use it on several sites because it provides some extraordinarily powerful reports that I just can’t get with AWStats, Webalizer, or other free packages. Perfect for a stats junkie.

Trying to measure ROI? If you’re using Google Adwords for PPC marketing, you can track specific conversion information that can help you make better marketing decisions.

Finally, if you’re running a WordPress blog, definitely check out Joe Tan’s plug-in for Google Analytics and Feedburner reports.

Flock Browser

by eric on August 15th, 2006 in: Other StuffWordPress

I’ve been messing around with the Flock web browser lately and am really impressed. Although it’s a beta, it has a bunch of great features that make some aspects of web browsing and content management easier and even fun

Web 2.0 Browser?Flock Browser

Flock is built on the open source Mozilla Firefox code base, which is a great start. It’s very standards-compliant and stable from the get-go. Why didn’t Microsoft think of that?

The folks at Flock have taken the browser in a little different, Web 2.0 direction.

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