Archive for October 2007

WebSiteGrader is pretty handy

This is a great site for getting the measure of your site via a series of very common metrics all in one place. What I really like, is that WebSiteGrader red flags omissions in your page content and design.

If covers:  google, alexa, technorati, yahoo, delicious

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YUI why do you tempt me so?

I’ve been trying to use the YUI web tools and I have to say it isn’t easy. So far I haven’t been able to get one of their menu examples to work inside my web app. They work fine in their simple example files, but I haven’t been able to incorporate one of the examples so far. Deeply frustrating, anyways I’ll poke around to see if I can find a simpler toolkit or perhaps role my own if I get desperate enough.

One thing that would be nice, is to have an integration guide for YUI, with emphasis on CSS and Javascript gotcha’s. Also almost every example I look at has a different group of CSS/JS files, and I know that YUI is a quickly evolving toolkit and that segmenting CSS and JS files makes for better download performance, but both of these factors really steepen the learning curve.