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Shared Hosting...Getting Started

I have just started getting into shared hosting with some of the clients I work with. If you're new to the concept, shared hosting is when a server hosts several websites, and users manage their own sites and can host many sites using their account. For example, I signed up for an account with Dreamhost (after a poor experience with GoDaddy...more to come) and now I can host multiple websites using that account.

I have had some interesting experiences over the last few days and wanted to document them.

Section 508 And The Web

In response to an inquiry regarding Section 508 compliance and Washington State...

I don't believe it's a matter of how long. And I don't believe it's up to the state, as it is already a federal law. It's just not being enforced. There is not agency testing or enforcing these laws (the Department Of Education enforces laws pertaining to schools). I believe it's a matter of avoiding a lawsuit.

Detecting Javascript In Coldfusion And Other Languages

I had been struggling for a while trying to find a way to detect JavaScript capability in my applications, then adjusting the application accordingly. My employer requires accessibility to all websites and web applications with JavaScript disabled. This can be done using the noscript tags with a meta refresh, but this is very, very bad form.

Using ColdFusion, I was able to solve this problem. I believe this can be done in any language which allows the setting and manipulation of cookies. Here is the code:

<cfset jscript = 0>

Firefox Extensions - Adblock

Perhaps the number one reason Firefox is so popular is due to the Adblock extension. Adblock filters out advertisements from websites. To download Adblock, go to the Adblock page located in the extensions portion of the Firefox website. Once you install Adblock, you'll also want to install the Adblock filterset.G Updater which is an extension that updates the advertisements to block automatically!

Firefox Extensions - An Introduction And IE View

An extension extends the functionality of Firefox. These are generally downloaded through their secure site, which can be tricky to find the most useful extensions. My goal is to make it easy to find and use the best extensions for Firefox. Extensions can do many things, from installing useful tools to blocking advertisements to adding entertainment.

To get extensions for Firefox, you click on the Tools menu, then click Extensions. This will bring up the extension manager, a simple interface which allows you to manage your extensions. Click on Get More Extensions.

Firefox - The Better Browser

With the increasing popularity of the free browser Firefox, I have decided to start this tutorial for users of other browsers.

Ubuntu Linux

I have been a user of Linux on and off for several years now. I have tried many different "flavors" on many different configurations and types of computers. A few days ago, I got a hold of the latest distribution of the free Ubuntu distribution. Ubuntu is touted as Linux for human beings and I couldn't agree more.

Social Website Regulation?

BBC News has details on an investigation into social networking sites by Which? which concludes that social networking sites such as MySpace and BeBo need to do more to protect their members. Protect their members from what...themselves?

Xanga Fined $1 Million By The FTC

Xanga was fined $1 million dollars by the FTC today which is the largest penalty ever under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Xanga is a weblog community, or social networking site similar to FaceBook or the ever evil MySpace.

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