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by Glenn Franxman, Django Developer / Stunt Programmer.

What's up with Yahoo?

posted: 2007-08-29 22:43:26

Yahoo is definitely experiencing some pain. Three days ago, my favorite part of -- the news feeds of items related to your portfolio -- just disappeared, leaving a big open void in the middle of my page. No word on where it went, why, or when it might return.

Then earlier this evening I found their image search api has changed in a way not compatible with their published SDK's, so if you were using them on your site, your site was broken. Again no words of warning. I just had to dig through their code and patch it.

Now I just read about more internal staff moves within Yahoo. They are clearly focusing on sales, which is good. I just wish they wouldn't take their eyes off of their tech.

Am I full of shit? Tell me why. [ 34 remarks ]

A note from the author is using a fluid layout based upon work by Dave Reeder. I'm trying to take CSS a little more seriously; but I'm having a hard time because of all of the bad syntax, browser compatibility hacks, and non-fluid layouts. If any of the other technology I used were like CSS, I'd have to set myself on fire and jump off of a cliff.

Lab Sites

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Content Aware Image Resizing

posted: 2007-08-28 14:02:46

More cool work with images from Siggraph :

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Local Sites

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Fire Tonight

posted: 2007-08-11 23:39:18

There was a fire tonight near Cedar Bluff and Middlebrook. My wife and I first noticed it on our way home from dinner. There was a large plume of smoke, but I didn't think it was dark enough to be a real fire. Curious, we detoured towards it and ...

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Two Column Layout

posted: 2007-08-06 23:56:42

I've gone to a two column layout for the blog entry pages as minor experiment on usability. My premise is that, on the web, interaction is important. So much so that people often find the comments on an item as interesting or more than the content proper. If this ...

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Why do I blog?

posted: 2007-08-05 12:28:31

It's a good question that has been put to me at couple of time recently. I've got a few answers.

First, for me, the reason I got into blogging was as a technology experiment. I wanted to play with blog-related technology so that I could understand it better ...

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Yahoo's content

posted: 2007-08-05 11:28:27

Look at this article: Man, that guy's awesome. Now look at the page. Man that page is awesome.

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Are you wasting your ad budget online?

posted: 2007-07-30 23:41:10

Business 2.0 has a post about the popularity of online email programs for delivering ads. I'm cross-posting my response here because I don't frequent their blogs enough. Yeah, email sites rank among the top places for putting ads -- because they are applications with which people spend a lot of ...

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The Biz is back!

posted: 2007-07-22 21:52:34

Three words for ya: Yo Gabba Gabba Yo Gabba Gabba looks to be the new H R Puf'N'Stuf, now with a hiphop beat and targeted at younger children. Here's an example:

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SEO versus SEM

posted: 2007-07-15 09:33:05

The best way to clarify the difference between SEO and SEM is as the difference between earning traffic and buying traffic. You can often tell when SEM ( traffic buying ) is at play because you don't get what you want from the search engines. As an example, as part ...

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