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Archive for March, 2009

Getting good photos for your homepage

Monday, March 30th, 2009 by Servage
flickr3It's not always easy to illustrate a homepage with good quality photos because the right object to photograph or a good camera is not always available. However, there are plenty of resources online where you can get very impressive imagery for your website legally and free of charge. One of the places is the photo-community Flickr. The problem with using other people's photos is the license. As a rule of thumb you are not allowed and should never use imagery from other websites, unless it is clearly stated that it is ok to do so. Otherwise you could get into (legal) trouble. The good news is that you can use ...

The world goes dark

Friday, March 27th, 2009 by Servage
bulbThe World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) is asking everyone to turn of their lights for one hour starting at 20:30 on tomorrow, Saturday, March 28th, in an attempt to create awareness and interest for the world climate and energy saving. Protecting the climate has become one of the major issues in current politics due to its vast and increasing impact on the nature, wildlife, and ultimately also our personal lives. Therefore it is important to show interest and participation in the discussion about how to improve our climate and making it sustainable. Personally I find there are many areas within this general topic, and many ways to go in the right direction. ...

Send SMS from your website

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 by Servage
smsgatewayDo you know how easy it is to send SMS from your website? It can be integrated in minutes and offers a wide range of advantages for you and your users. It could be used to send information, notifications, updates and more to your users. It's only limited by your imagination. Servage Hosting offers an SMS gateway that you can use to send SMS with. You simply add SMS credits to your Servage account and integrate the SMS sending functionality on your site. This could for example be done within a short time with the ready-to-run scripts available in the control panel. This article features two examples of how to ...

GeoIP Security now features wildcards

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 by Servage
geoip_wildcardsThe GeoIP Security that was introduced in January now supports the use of wildcards to allow IP ranges in addition to specific IPs. This means you can allow entire blocks of IP addresses with one setting, instead of having to add each address individually. What does the GeoIP Security feature do? It enables you to restrict access to login to your Servage account based on the user's country or IP address. You find it in the control panel at "Your Account > GeoIP Login Security". Allowing specific addresses: 12.34.56.78 34.56.78.90 ... Allowing address ranges: 12.34.56.* This allows any address starting with 12.34.56 12.34.* This allows any address ...

Create a cool CSS-based drop-down menu

Friday, March 20th, 2009 by Servage
cssmenuSurfing the web one finds many different solutions for drop-down menus, of which many involve or even solely depend on JavaScript. I would like to present another option which I personally find really cool because it's easy to use and utilizes features within the HTML and CSS standards without any weird workarounds. The example in this article will render a simple horizontal menu with submenus that are displayed when you move the mouse over the menu. » You can see a live example here. Let me start by introducing you to the HTML code of the menu. It is structured as nested lists so that even displaying the HTML source code without ...

How you create the Servage Magazine

Monday, March 16th, 2009 by Servage
magazine_screenshotThis is what it's all about It is a collection of articles aimed at today's webmaster - a mixture of information, guides, help and feature descriptions of web hosting topics. The Servage Magazine is for everyone interested in the Internet. Difference between Servage Magazine and Blog The Magazine took over the Blog. The Magazine is more dynamic, features a more newspaper-like layout, and is designed to present information more dynamic and efficient, so you can get the best possible experience as a reader. Dynamic frontpage The Magazine's front page does not list articles chronologically. The main article (at the top of the front page) is always the newest article. Thereby we ensure that all articles get ...

Improve your web development

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 by Servage
firefox1When I work on web development or design projects I always repeat the same constant flow of activities: Edit something, test in browser. Edit something, test in browser... There are so many things to test for, that it can become a real hassle from time to time... I'm thinking valid code, cross-browser compatibility, support for non-javascript, search-engine-optimization, fast page load speeds and more. Fortunately there are some tools out there that make life a bit easier for developers like us. My personal browser preference when developing is Firefox (on Mac). I have come to like it especially because of the many available extensions (plugins/add-ons) that are available. For web development I found ...

750 GB exclusively for you and your friends

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 by Servage
It's always nice to welcome new customers - and nothing beats the joy when a new customer has been referred by a satisfied, existing one. That is the best possible job approval we can get - which obviously shall never become a reason to lose focus or stall development and improvement. It is simply the occasional pad on the back from you guys that continuously motivates us to work more and harder. So what is this upgrade all about? To reward you, our existing and loyal customers, our most valuable assets, we have upgraded your accounts - exclusively - to 750 GB webspace and 7500 GB monthly data transfer. And it gets even better: Your friends can benefit too! If ...

5 lucky people have just received free hosting

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 by Servage
facebook_pokeOur little competition on getting 1,000 fans on our Facebook page has now been completed. We are extremely happy that so many people have joined us there, even though we missed our goal of reaching 1,000 fans by the 1st of March. I promised five years of free hosting among the first 1,000 fans and you guys voted about the distribution, which ended up being 1x year free hosting to 5 people. The winners have been found. Congratulations to Morten Trab, William Gentry, Joe Veliki Tamburica, Amelia Jamison and Matthew Shield. You have been contacted via Facebook so we can add the free hosting to your accounts. For everyone else I can only say ...