After literally years of procrastination, K4 Media has finally migrated servers to Host Cambodia. I have used HC for years, and K4 Media hosts dozens of sites with them, from simple one-pagers to large, database-driven social communities. HC is by far the best hosting company I have ever used — fast servers, superior customer service.
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This happens far too often.
A client calls to say their web site is broken. It doesn’t look right anymore. The layout’s gone bonkers. The pictures have gone missing. Or something like that.
So you do what a web designer is suppose to do — you open Firefox. Then, in turn, Opera, Safari, Chrome, IE8 and, lastly, IE7. And the web site in question looks fine. So you wonder: What browser are they using?
Listen, people. Internet Explorer 6 is suppose to be dead!
And for good reason. It’s a terrible browser (voted top 25 worst tech products of all time): insecure, standards non-compliant and full of bugs. There are blogs and web sites dedicated to its suckiness. The world and the interwebs will be much better places as soon as its finally buried.
Do you part.
Google has. On March 1, the search giant officially stopped supporting IE6. And even Microsoft, after admitting that IE6 was the source of the Great Google China Hack, has begged its customers to upgrade.
So upgrade already.
Or far better.
There’s a new web site that illustrates just how open Facebook really is with your personal data: Openbook.
You can check you Facebook privacy at http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/.
And Quit Facebook totally at http://www.quitfacebookday.com/
In a direct assault on Facebook, Google has entered the social-networking wars with Google Buzz, a Gmail-integrated social-networking application. According to Google’s Todd Jackson, Buzz’s product manager, Buzz’s main features include:
According to a press release from Google:
The most noticeable advantage to Google Buzz is the way that e-mail comments and media, such as photos and videos, can be shared. Google Buzz automatically ‘follows’ the people who you communicate with most. Rather than broadcasting a passive “status message” like Facebook or “tweet” like Twitter, Google Buzz engages your friends by making the content that you find interesting available to them
Most of the buzz about Buzz centers around its real-time commenting features and its mobile integration, including voice recognition, which allows users to comment with voice only. No keyboard required! For developers, Google provides a Buzz API.
Not everyone, however, is enamored. And privacy issues have already been raised.
The Official Google blog has all the details.
Twitterfeed is a great little tool that will synchronize your blog, Twitter and Facebook pages. For every blog post, TwitterfeedÂ automatically updates your Twitter and Facebook pages. Blog once. Update across all three. Best of all, it’s free.
Getting set up could be a little easier, as the Twitterfeed interface is a bit wonky. But it’s well worth the 20Â minutes or so it takes to figure out how it works.