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  1. TrackBack problems at Pepys’ Diary

    Sending several dozen pings from a Movable Type entry sometimes seems to make things go a bit wonky.

  2. Sensible RSS feeds for “link logs”

    Looking through RSS feeds of various link-only weblogs, I realised they all had entirely different formats. So I’m trying to work out why people do what they do, and what (I think) they should do.

  3. Awesome commercial use of XHTML/CSS

    Ryan Carver has built a site for Lee Jeans and describes how its CSS and XHTML 1.0 Strict are achieved. Very impressive. Plus a couple of web page validator type things.

  4. Colours

    I’m no good with colours, as you can tell, but here are two simple yet handy things that…

  5. Movable Type time zones

    Weblog entries should have their own time zones, rather than be stuck with the weblog’s default that you can never change, even if you move from one continent to another.

  6. HTML is for grown ups

    Why HTML is both easy and hard, and two Internet Explorer bugs.

  7. Revamped Haddock Directory

    I’ve rewritten and redesigned the Directory. NEW! IMPROVED! STILL GREEN!

  8. Cartographic Congress Show and Tell

    Notes from the event — lots of internet mapping, GPS and RDF.

  9. Two reasons to avoid using Safari with Movable Type

    If you use Movable Type and Apple’s Safari web browser you should probably read this before you do what I just did.

  10. Geo-encoding UpMyStreet

    UpMyStreet is already geo-encoded in a way of course, as almost every page contains specific…

  11. That summer feeling

    With British Summer Time looming this weekend I wondered whether I’d need to change the…

  12. Do as Cal says

    Cal has a great article about writing robust PHP. Specifically, making it less vulnerable to…

  13. “New!” markers in Movable Type

    A method of marking entries or comments as new since a user’s last visit.

  14. Internet Explorer’s font size strangeness

    Wondering why Internet Explorer resizes fonts that are specified using ems and percentages very differently.

  15. Changing Movable Type archive URLs

    A quick way of changing your Individual archive URLs without breaking links.

  16. Testing font sizes

    An attempt to find out how to size my fonts so that everyone can read them.

  17. I’m now available in French!

    My ‘Introduction to weblog terms for weblog readers’ has been translated.

  18. BBCi’s accessibility report

    The BBC publishes a great report on their own sites’ accessibility. But in the non-accessible format of PDF. Doh!

  19. The best thing about Movable Type 2.6

    From the changelog: Changed all visible instances of blog to weblog in the system and in the…

  20. Removing evil image links from Movable Type

    How to free your Movable Type screens from those awful menus made out of images.

  21. More weblogging friends and Trackback confusion

    More friends start weblogging and why Trackback makes no sense whatsoever.

  22. My x and my y

    I’m all geo-encoded now.

  23. Validation tools

    Two handy things: Checky, a Mozilla validation plug-in, and Amaya, the W3C’s web browser.

  24. Movable Type is watching me…

    Movable Type has become sentient and is magically doing things I’d previously dismissed as too much manual labour.

  25. Six degrees for geeks

    What friend-of-a-friend files are, links to places about them, and the automation of social network definition.