If you are in need of an effective case demonstrating that WordPress can look all cool and glittery – head over to the Ford Global Auto Show. Very slick design, open comments and of course lots of all those little social bookmarking icons, invitations to use rss, netvibes, iGoogle and whatnot.
Only thing that bothers me a bit is their use of date-based permalinks. It may not mean much but I think these two urls speak for them selves:
Current permalink example:http://autoshows.ford.com/213/2008/02/06/factory-customized-2009-ford-edge/
What do you think?
Anyhows – Go have a look (yes the image is linked):
WordPress release Roadmap
The suspense finally drove me to westi on wordpress, where Peter Westwood, one of the Lead Developers of WordPress, reports on the status of WordPress development. Be warned: nothing there for non-nerds.
Lars Bachmann showed off his brand new sitelinks some days ago. Yesterday I realized that this blog now also has sitelinks:
Go try : Pål Heick on Google
…ok so Lars has more sitelinks. But then again… he probably has more traffic, more incoming kinks, and more ‘popular pages’.
A little intra- and extrapolation then leads me to conclude that:
- Sitelinks are not for the chosen few
- …but sitelinks depend on a website where the actual query is very relevant.’
- The number of sitelinks are affected by popular pages
And there is lots of polations to be found here: factors to generate sitelinks.
Any further polations?
I made my first query on Clueray and waited for more than 20 seconds for the results – luckily I was warned that it might be slow – but it was a while worth waiting. Clueray challenges the way documents are served on the SERP by looking at the ‘document intent’:
One of the key insights leading to the development of Clueray’s unique intent-driven approach was to recognize that all of these different document types can be organized by intent: the intent to inform, the intent to facilitate a transaction, the intent to that serve as a “launching point” for exploring related topics, etc. Interestingly, these document intents map very nicely onto the types of searches people do which have been identified by researchers.
This means that you can filter your results according to your specific needs – and by the looks of the search results, the SERP has a range of additional features – one of which is a couple of new ways to display an the results.
Go play with the thing and tell me what you think
(In return I’ll omit a rant about Clueray totally screwing up their blog…)
…and if you are in a hurry – you can just take a look at Cluerays own break down of their SERP:
2805 Vishakapatnam – Secunderabad Janmabhoomi Express headed by LGD 22592 WAP-4, speeds through Chiluvur station on the Vijayawada – Tenali section at well over 100Kmph.
from www.vimeo.com posted with vodpod
Seems to work pretty well… – Vimeo boasts having HD-video service, so I thought I might check that out
@ work all the mac users have all kinds of visual goodies – and this extension actually lets me taste a bit of that eyecandy – the images slide, dip, and zoom in a 3D fashion I really didn’t expect from a mere firefox extension… Furtermore PicLens lets you search a range of image repositories in full-screen using (this far you can search in Google, Yahoo, SmugMug, Flickr, Photobucket, and DeviantArt). Nice.
Oh – the link: PicLens for Firefox
An alert sent out by the Danish Forest and Nature Agency warns danish drivers that the next couple of months will have more fox crossing roads than usual. Many of the foxes that loose their lives are young and inexperienced and haven’t learned all the dangers and threats that we humans are. Sadly the alert is only in danish: Advarsel til bilisterne: Øget risiko for påkørsel af ræve
So to answer your question – why am I writing about foxes running wild? Well, mostly because I immediately came to think of my own little firefox reading this. I too run across some roads on the internet – and the bad things that can happen to you out there are not as obvious as a 14-wheeler truck. Phishing, spoofing, illegit cookies and on and on are daily threats on the internet. So, what ways are there to protect Firefox from all the bad traffic out there?
I’ve been looking at this extension for firefox:
Google Safe Browsing is an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretences. This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more sophisticated, widespread and dangerous.
Google Safe Browsing for Firefox
…any more suggestions for enhancing privacy and safe browsing?
[Image from Wild Nature Images]
Version 3 of Firefox will (among others) have these security features:
- One-click site information. Want to know more about the site you’re visiting? Click the site’s icon in the location bar to see who owns it. Identify information is prominently displayed and easier than ever to understand.
- Malware protection. Firefox 3 warns you if you arrive at a web site that is known to install viruses, spyware, trojans, or other dangerous software (known as malware). You can see what the warning looks like by clicking here.
- Web forgery protection enhanced. Now when you visit a page that’s suspected of being a forgery, you’re shown a special page instead of the contents of the page with a warning. Click here to see what it looks like.
- Easier to understand SSL errors. The errors presented when an invalid SSL certificate is encountered have been clarified to make it easier to understand what the problem is.
- Out-of-date add-on protection. Firefox 3 now automatically checks add-on and plugin versions and disables older, insecure versions.
- Secure add-on updates. Add-on update security has been improved by disallowing add-ons that use an insecure update mechanism.
- Anti-virus integration. Firefox 3 now informs anti-virus software when executable files are downloaded.
- Windows Vista parental controls support. Firefox 3 supports the Vista system-wide parental control setting for disabling file downloads.
Read more here: Firefox 3 for developers