Torkil Johnsen

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The 2008 Gmail Appeal

Posted in Content management on Apr 14th, 2008

HTML email can be done right – totally permission based, simple, clean, readable HTML. Gmail’s rendering is unfortunately not up to scratch. This video is a cheeky attempt to get the attention of the Gmail team.

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Some easy use of mod_rewrite

Posted in Content management,Search engines on Jan 16th, 2008

Here are some easy code snippets that comes in handy on all websites I set up. Consistent urls are important for search engines, so I have a few small code snippets to make sure everything works as planned.
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Email-standards.org lauches

Posted in Content management,Marketing,Software,Standards on Nov 28th, 2007

“The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.”

I recommend that anyone currently involved in setting up or sending e-mail newsletters stop by this site to check out what you can do to contribute. This should be highly relevant for anyone with a CMS out there…

Email Standards

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Joomla with 9 Summer of Code projects

Posted in Content management on Apr 12th, 2007

Seems like Joomla has gotten 9 slots in GSoC, not bad at all, but still: Drupal got 20 or so, so even if Joomla has got a very large forum userbase, Drupal might have a more active community. What do you think?
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Joomla 1.5 to include MooTools

Posted in Content management,JavaScript on Jan 30th, 2007

Judging by the latest logs from the SVN repository, Joomla 1.5 will include MooTools in its 1.5 release…
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Drupal compared to Joomla

Posted in Content management on Dec 6th, 2006

I just came across a comparison chart for Drupal vs Joomla, with quite a few features compared. (more…)

MySQL connection (resource) management

Posted in Content management,Databases,PHP on Aug 18th, 2006

Just came across a good article by Jay Pipes talking about lazy loading and caching of content. A nice read with some good code examples that I thought I should share with my fellow readers. (more…)

Creating symlinks without shell access

Posted in Content management,PHP on Aug 9th, 2006

While testing out the WordPress plugin WP-Cache, used to cache and speed up wordpress powered websites, I came across a list of commens on the plugin creator’s website where alot of comments had questions as to how one should create a symlink that was required in the plugin installation. (more…)

Mambo announces more improvements in 4.6

Posted in Content management on Aug 8th, 2006

Production release of Mambo 4.6 is expected within this month, and Team Mambo has now announced a list of new improvements to be expected. (more…)

Mambo and Joomla exposed as script kiddies have their summer holidays

Posted in Content management on Jul 19th, 2006

Both Mambo and Joomla have in the recent weeks had their skirts lifted by hackers who have found vulnerabilities in the sourcecode and started taking advantage of this. I have seen everything from simple defacings to the more advanced eggdrop plantations and DDoS attacks. After finding vulnerabilities in both the Mambo and Joomla cores, the fairytale continued with the discovery of several components and modules that had holes in them too. Here is a short list of components and modules you should avoid, or patch or remove completely if you have them installed: (more…)

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