Blog post from April 2009

  • Site-Wrapping Frames

    Yesterday saw the release of a new feature on the social news suggestion website Digg, titled "DiggBar". Every URL posted on the Digg system now incorporates this DiggBar feature. This feature works by creating a short Digg-specific URL for…

  • The Problems of URL Shorteners

    After my two recent articles, firstly about internet-protocols for desktop applications and how I feel they are breaking the web and my views on the recent re-insurgence of site-wrapping iframe behaviour seen in the newly released DiggBar and on Face…

  • Solutions to URL Shorteners

    Since writing my entry about the problems of URL shorteners, where I linked to two articles I read on the subject, I found some other opinions, suggestions and potential solutions on the subject. The most obvious risk associated with URL shortening i…

  • The DiggBar Controversy

    It seems that the DiggBar has been on a lot of people's minds recently, since I wrote a brief JavaScript solution to break free from site-wrapping frames, such that the DiggBar, a lot of other people have offered their opinions and solutions. Faruk A…

  • Implementing URL Shorteners

    When all the talk about the problems with URL shorteners, started, a few people, such as Jeremy Keith and Kellan Elliott-McCrea suggested the use of rev="canonical" as solutions to URL shorteners. Kellan quickly whipped up a working solutio…