Archive for January 2012
I have been working in web development for more than a decade now both as a developer and as an architect. Today I quit developing. And start a new job. (more…)
The websites I deal with at work are almost exclusively content driven websites. So you get as lot of article and index pages. On most of these pages you find feature boxes surrounding the actual main content such as related articles, adverts, special teasers and so forth.
Apart from the adverts all these boxes have one common goal: to drag the user further into the site.
But will all users respond similar to these boxes?
Do you need to store some information on the client and you don’t fancy to dive into all those storage solutions of modern to old browsers? Need something to wrap all that and provide a simple API to get, set and remove keys and values?
Look no further.
Unless you inject them.
Open Source software is provided free of charge which is great. And usually you get nice and friendly people helping you when you experience problems with their software.
But the support not reliable. Nor should it be.
Looking at your AdSense figures in Google Analytics is one of the most important features as it allows you to segment your traffic any way you like and see what it’s actually worth so you can decide where to focus.
Unfortunately the integration isn’t living up to its expectations.
I am currently turning a multi-page documentation into an easy to follow step-through guide. The idea is to navigate as you progress and that forthcoming content is filtered on what you have done previously. All happening in a single-page app.
I stumbled upon this post by Matthew Butterick called Seven essential qualities of open source. In it Matthew tries to fight the dilution of the term Open Source by defining what he sees as the seven essentials.
Open source must mean something, otherwise it means nothing.
If you have read my post earlier this week you know that I am involved in multivariate testing of Google AdSense ads. I know a few sites that do this but there aren’t many.
Obviously you can directly increase your display revenue this way but there is another reason why AdSense is the ideal place to start testing.
In the company I work in as well as in many others we distinguish between the web business and the mobile business. The whole tablet thing is usually included in mobile but gets its own attention. But I question if you can really separate these businesses?
Are the boundaries fluid?