I am proud to announce that keithstric.com has been moved back to Prominic. Prominic is an excellent host for all types of domino sites. If you're in the market for a new web host, take a look at Prominic. Their service and support is top notch and second to none. I've learned my lesson and won't be moving this blog again. Now, I've just got to get all the different aggregators looking at keithstric.com instead of xprentice.gbs.com. Share This:

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I am proud to announce that keithstric.com has been moved back to Prominic. Prominic is an excellent host for all types of domino sites. If you're in the market for a new web host, take a look at Prominic. Their service and support is top notch and second to none. I've learned my lesson and won't be moving this blog again. Now, I've just got to get all the different aggregators looking at keithstric.com instead of xprentice.gbs.com. Share This:

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keithstric.com is now running the latest XBlog template. Well, not exactly the one on OpenNTF as this will be a test bed. But still, it’s not much different from what’s currently on OpenNTF. But look for a new version in the next few days that will fix a lot of relative URL issues. Especially issues with a URL in the address bar that doesn’t match the real URL of the blog. It also fixes some of the style sheet and SyntaxHighlighter brush file paths. I had quite the relative URL mess going on once I put XBlog on a server that has a different URL in the address bar than where

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keithstric.com is now running the latest XBlog template. Well, not exactly the one on OpenNTF as this will be a test bed. But still, it’s not much different from what’s currently on OpenNTF. But look for a new version in the next few days that will fix a lot of relative URL issues. Especially issues with a URL in the address bar that doesn’t match the real URL of the blog. It also fixes some of the style sheet and SyntaxHighlighter brush file paths. I had quite the relative URL mess going on once I put XBlog on a server that has a different URL in the address bar than where

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As you are probably aware of, I’ve been revamping keithstric.com. In that revamp I wanted to add a Google Custom Search (CSE) engine to search only my site. Making the CSE was easy enough with the wizard Google supplies but, I didn’t like the way that it either redirected you to a google page or you had to submit the search to another dedicated page on your site. So I set on the quest of getting the results to show up where the content of my website usually shows up. Below I list all the things I tried and then what finally succeeded. First I tried the default of showing the

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As you are probably aware of, I’ve been revamping keithstric.com. In that revamp I wanted to add a Google Custom Search (CSE) engine to search only my site. Making the CSE was easy enough with the wizard Google supplies but, I didn’t like the way that it either redirected you to a google page or you had to submit the search to another dedicated page on your site. So I set on the quest of getting the results to show up where the content of my website usually shows up. Below I list all the things I tried and then what finally succeeded. First I tried the default of showing the

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While looking to see if I could find some kind of emulator for mobile browsers I came across BrowserShots.org. This is a tool which allows you to select browser versions to test your website with. Once the test is done screen shots of the results are published on a web page that you can look at and then download all the screen shots. It takes a little while to run, but it seems to do what it advertises. Best of all, it’s a free service! Share This:

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While looking to see if I could find some kind of emulator for mobile browsers I came across BrowserShots.org. This is a tool which allows you to select browser versions to test your website with. Once the test is done screen shots of the results are published on a web page that you can look at and then download all the screen shots. It takes a little while to run, but it seems to do what it advertises. Best of all, it’s a free service! Share This:

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OK, I found one last issue. On the Downloads page/view, the comments link pointed to /d6plinks/ instead of /downloads/. So, I modified the “RenderEngine.Tags” script library, “TAG_BSCommentsURL” function to the following… Function TAG_BSCommentsURL(blogDoc As NotesDocument,cfgdoc As notesdocument,debuglevel As Integer) On Error Goto LogError If DebugLevel > 3 Then Call LogEvent(“Process Tag: BSCommentsURL”,0,Nothing) If blogDoc.Form(0) = “content_Download” Then TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/downloads/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) + “#Comments” Else TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/d6plinks/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) +”#Comments” End If Exit Function logerror: Call LogError TAG_BSCommentsURL = “TAG ERROR : Check Debug Logs” End Function The change here is that I just check if the form being processed is a download form, if so

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OK, I found one last issue. On the Downloads page/view, the comments link pointed to /d6plinks/ instead of /downloads/. So, I modified the “RenderEngine.Tags” script library, “TAG_BSCommentsURL” function to the following… Function TAG_BSCommentsURL(blogDoc As NotesDocument,cfgdoc As notesdocument,debuglevel As Integer) On Error Goto LogError If DebugLevel > 3 Then Call LogEvent(“Process Tag: BSCommentsURL”,0,Nothing) If blogDoc.Form(0) = “content_Download” Then TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/downloads/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) + “#Comments” Else TAG_BSCommentsURL = cfgDoc.cfg_Basic_HomeURL(0) + “/d6plinks/” + blogDoc.PermaLink(0) +”#Comments” End If Exit Function logerror: Call LogError TAG_BSCommentsURL = “TAG ERROR : Check Debug Logs” End Function The change here is that I just check if the form being processed is a download form, if so

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If you visited the downloads link above since the site change, I guess you noticed that the attachments weren’t available unless you visited the Permalink URL for the download. Well, this has now been fixed. I noticed this issue when looking at the search results on Nathan Freeman’s website, that his search results showed the attachments in his download documents that were returned by the search. Got to looking on my site and mine was doing the same thing. However, if you visited the /downloads view, the attachments didn’t show up, you only saw the BSAttachments tag. So, I got to digging in the code a little bit to compare the

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If you visited the downloads link above since the site change, I guess you noticed that the attachments weren’t available unless you visited the Permalink URL for the download. Well, this has now been fixed. I noticed this issue when looking at the search results on Nathan Freeman’s website, that his search results showed the attachments in his download documents that were returned by the search. Got to looking on my site and mine was doing the same thing. However, if you visited the /downloads view, the attachments didn’t show up, you only saw the BSAttachments tag. So, I got to digging in the code a little bit to compare the

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Today I worked on tuning the performance of keithstric.com. I don’t know if you’ll notice a difference when using broad band, but, if you’re using dial up, you should notice a significant difference. Some of the things I changed…. Reduced the size of some of the larger images Reduced the number of images being loaded Optimized some of the < head > html and CSS Like I said, don’t know if you’ll really notice any difference, but I guess it makes me feel a little better that I at least tried to speed things up a bit Share This:

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Today I worked on tuning the performance of keithstric.com. I don’t know if you’ll notice a difference when using broad band, but, if you’re using dial up, you should notice a significant difference. Some of the things I changed…. Reduced the size of some of the larger images Reduced the number of images being loaded Optimized some of the < head > html and CSS Like I said, don’t know if you’ll really notice any difference, but I guess it makes me feel a little better that I at least tried to speed things up a bit Share This:

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OK, so I stated earlier that the new look wouldn’t be active for a couple of days… I lied But things progressed a bit quicker than I anticipated so it’s live today. All the bug fixes mentioned earlier are now in place. As for the bug with Static Pages not displaying properly, well it seems it was a “Page Template” issue and not a code issue One thing to note about the new layout, if you’re using 800×600, it’s gonna be all screwed up. According to Google Analytics no one is reading this site with 800×600, so hopefully it won’t be a big deal. {EDIT Image moved to “Read More”. Click

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OK, so I stated earlier that the new look wouldn’t be active for a couple of days… I lied But things progressed a bit quicker than I anticipated so it’s live today. All the bug fixes mentioned earlier are now in place. As for the bug with Static Pages not displaying properly, well it seems it was a “Page Template” issue and not a code issue One thing to note about the new layout, if you’re using 800×600, it’s gonna be all screwed up. According to Google Analytics no one is reading this site with 800×600, so hopefully it won’t be a big deal. {EDIT Image moved to “Read More”. Click

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I’ve been using the Blogsphere template since it first came out and haven’t looked back. BlogSphere and the OpenNTF mail template are the templates that really opened the world’s eyes to OpenNTF and the benefits of an OpenSource community for the Lotus faithful. However, since version 3.x of blogsphere there have been a couple of bugs that really bugged me. These bugs didn’t really hurt the overall feel of Blogsphere but are really just little annoyances. Now what brought these bugs to my attention is that I’m currently redoing the look and layout of keithstric.com. This current look has been here for a couple of years now and I’m tired of

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I’ve been using the Blogsphere template since it first came out and haven’t looked back. BlogSphere and the OpenNTF mail template are the templates that really opened the world’s eyes to OpenNTF and the benefits of an OpenSource community for the Lotus faithful. However, since version 3.x of blogsphere there have been a couple of bugs that really bugged me. These bugs didn’t really hurt the overall feel of Blogsphere but are really just little annoyances. Now what brought these bugs to my attention is that I’m currently redoing the look and layout of keithstric.com. This current look has been here for a couple of years now and I’m tired of

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