Posts Categorized: Web world

WordPress White Screen of Death Woes

Damn. Just had to fix a problem on where nobody could see their Dashboards. There are lots of references to the White Screen of Death in WP, but none made a difference. In the end I spotted a cheeky line that had been inserted in my wp-config.php: @require_once(‘../Maildir/tmp/style.css’); Whaddyaknow, that file was there, but… Read more »


For some reason I get a lot of spam comments on this blog. I suppose it’s the (relative) high profile of my silly pictures. Ho hum. Most of it gets deleted automatically (yay Akismet!) but occasionally stuff gets through. Here’s an extract from a recent spam comment: I {|actually|definitely|just|really|simply|truly} wanted to {compose|construct|develop|jot down|make|post|send|type|write|write down} a… Read more »

Business case for web standards

Here’s something I’ve been meaning to blog about for a long while. So long, in fact, that the wiki was last updated over 18 months ago. Still, it contains loads of great information for standardistas wishing to promote web standards in a business. The business case for web standards wiki initiated by the great Chris… Read more »

Spoof email example

At a party last night a friend of mine told me about a new spoof email he’d seen. I wasn’t aware of it (I don’t keep my ear very close to that particular ground) but here’s an example just forwarded to me: > Subject: Attention – Important Notification > Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 05:14:44… Read more »

Share your stats

There’s a meme on Twitter at the moment entitled Share your Stats where web guys are sharing statistics about the browsers viting websites. I’m not sure who started this meme, but I guess they are trying to get a feel for how prevalent Internet Explorer is, particularly version 6. You know most web developers don’t… Read more »