27 March, 2010

Tjsoft.info revamp

Started a major rewrite of this site using a lot more CSS and fewer tables. Still a lot to do but the base is now there.

Server upgrades

Latest server configuration:
  • httpd 2.2.8-1.fc7
  • mailman 2.1.9-5.3
  • mod_perl 2.0.3-9.1.fc7
  • mod_python 3.3.1-3
  • mysql 5.0.45-6.fc7
  • perl-Apache-ASP 2.59-0.93298
  • php 5.2.6-2.fc7
  • plesk 9.3.0
  • postgresql-server 8.2.9-1.fc7
  • ruby 1.8.6.114-1.fc7
  • samba 3.0.28a-1.fc7
  • spamassassin 3.2.4-1.fc7
  • SSHTerm 0.2.2-9.278624
  • tomcat 5.5.26-1jpp.2.fc7
  • webalizer 2.01_10-32

21 March, 2010

IE non-compliance

Right, that's it. I am no longer going to support IE as a suitable browser for my sites. Microsoft's continuing lack of acceptance of internationally agreed standards makes the developer's life a misery and, while it may be cool to know all the little work-arounds needed to make your site work, just, with IE, why should we? There are much better browsers that do accept the agreed standards that work, are free, are faster, more secure - need I go on.

So I have developed a little code to spot IE users and give them a warning. They can accept the limitations of IE or switch browser. I rather like it and think all web developers should follow suit...