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Archive for July, 2009

What development tools are you using?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 by Servage
toolsIt often happens that people ask me what tools I am using for my development. Often it is friends or relatives who know I'm working with web development, and they want to start trying to give an own shot at a personal website, small web application or similar. Anyway, I often found myself explaining which programs, and why, I use for this, so I figured this may be interesting for some of you out there, that are lost among the many many applications that all promise to help you (please note that I am a Mac user, so Windows or Linux people may not find the applications in a version ...

Subscribing to mailing list with AJAX

Monday, July 13th, 2009 by Servage
mailing_list_apiWe have received a few requests about the mailing list API. There has especially been interest in how to integrate the mailing list to an existing website without going through any Servage subscribe/unsubscribe pages. Therefore I have created a very simple sample AJAX integration example, and thought it would be interesting for some of your as well. You need to include the jQuery library, and please be aware that the email validation is very basic, and please also note that most browsers will not allow the API call because it goes outside the scope of your domain/URL (i.e. it tries to connect to Servage's domain, instead of yours). In such cases ...

Speed up your website

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 by Servage
speedCreating valid and proper code as described in one of our earlier articles is not only to ensure conformity and similar display across different platforms. It is also to create more efficient code, that loads faster. Every piece of code removed or optimized can improve load times for your site, which is especially important for larger websites with many visitors per day. I recommend having a look at Google Page Speed and Yahoo YSlow. Both tools offer a great possibilities and easy-to-understand assistance with optimizing your website.