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Archive for June, 2009

The world of captchas

Monday, June 29th, 2009 by Servage
recaptchaWe all see them everywhere we go in the virtual world of the Internet: Those annoying series of letters and numbers we have to type in to submit a form, often making no sense at all. The captcha. It is a challenge response used to validate an input is originating from a human being rather than a computer system (automated bot). It is used to avoid abuse and junk data being sent via web forms to spam discussion boards, contact forms etc. If you want to have a captcha on your website to gain above advantages, then you have two ways to go: You either create an own captcha system, where you ...

Hosting in the cloud

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 by Servage
cloudThe term "cloud" has become highly present in the IT industry during recent times. Making something available or putting something "in the cloud" is a major trend. So what is the fuzz all about? What are those clouds actually doing? Cloud computing is defined as scalable resources made available to users as a service over the Internet. Cloud services are programs running as software as a service within scalable environments. Providers of scalable/cloud resources are for example Google Appspot, Amazon Web Services and most web hosting companies, like ourselves, that offer you a set of resources within a cluster (e.g. cloud) of servers. Take your hosting account as an example: You have your files ...

Mobile version of your homepage

Monday, June 15th, 2009 by Manuel Thomsen (Servage)
mobilehomepageOnly a few days ago, Apple announced a new iPhone. This new device is supposed to be even faster and cooler than the old one. But Apple is by far not the only one presenting cool new cell phones. The Palm Pre and all the BlackBerry devices seem to become very popular and these device all have one thing in common: The ability to browse the web, just like on your home-PC... Well, or at least almost like that. The screens are still very limited and most devices cannot display Flash content. This means that some of the very cool sites out there simply cannot be visited from anywhere, and ...

The next step

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 by Servage
constructionThe Servage team is working hard to improve existing features and develop new ones for our systems, thus enabling customers to do more and better with our products. During the past months Servage administrators and developers have worked hard on a software-update for our control panel that will be rolled out on our live system. During that process some major upgrades and changes will be performed, which is why the customer control panel will be unavailable for about one hour in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 10th 2009. Please be aware that the upgrade on Wednesday is the first in a series of steps we will be taking to significantly change ...

Reviewing new search engines Bing, WolframAlpha and Google Squared

Friday, June 5th, 2009 by Servage
search_engines2There are two seemingly interesting new players on the search engine field. Microsoft Bing Earlier this week Microsoft has released it's new search engine Bing, which is supposed to help Microsoft gain market shares - probably mainly targeting Google. The look and feel of the Bing front page is nice and slick. They use photos to spice it up a little, instead of the clean, almost-text-only Google standard page. However, the results are listed in a common layout similar to the one used by most other search engines today. Having seen a pretty sweet trailer movie from Microsoft, featuring some intelligent functionality in the Bing search engine, I must ...

Browser statistics

Monday, June 1st, 2009 by Servage
browser_stats1We are following statistics for our online resources pretty closely, and have been doing so for a long time. Therefore it's interesting to follow the visitor's browsers' trend, seeing the Internet Explorer loose more and more of it's turf to alternate software. More and people become aware of the alternatives for their Windows PC, such as Firefox, Opera or Chrome, or they are switching to a different platform such as Linux or Mac. These statistics are important for us when determining the necessity of certain features, which resolutions we should target, and so on. It's highly recommended that you follow similar statistics for your own project to know what software your ...