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Archive for November, 2006

Web Devout search engine

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

Web Devout now has a native search engine to help users explore the site.

The search engine uses a link weighting algorithm similar to Google’s PageRank, as well as over 10 other factors to help get the most relevant results at the top. I made the engine from scratch for this site, and it currently only accepts simple queries (most common operators aren’t yet supported), but I will continue working to improve it in the future.

Update: Standard search operators such as AND, OR, |, and & are now supported, as well as double quotes for term grouping and parentheses for query grouping.

A list of useful web development tools

Friday, November 24th, 2006

The Web development tools article has been published. This article describes a collection of useful third party tools for web developers, all available free of cost. More tools will be added to the article over time.

Bulletproof HTML: 37 Steps to Perfect Markup

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Bulletproof HTML: 37 Steps to Perfect Markup is a well-researched article by Tommy Olsson answering 37 general questions about HTML and XHTML that every web developer should know but too few do. Even if you’re an advanced web developer, chances are there are some bits of knowledge in here that you didn’t know.