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September 18, 2012

Adding Google Analytics to your Tumblr mobile theme

Under the advanced section of the “customize” settings of your Tumblr blog there is the option to “use optimized mobile layout”.

Enabling this gives you a quick, clean, simple mobile version of your site which is shown automatically to mobile visitors.

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June 7, 2012

Piwik: Disable cookies in async tracking snippet

From version 1.8 of open source web analytics package Piwik it’s been possible to set Piwik not to create and use cookies for the tracking of visitors to your site. In addition to that, Piwik also honours the Do Not Track setting in your browser.

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March 27, 2012

Facebook Timeline cover photo size in 2012

At the end of March 2012, Facebook rolled out the Timeline to all business pages. You’ll obviously want to make sure you get the design of your cover photo exactly right so that you make optimal use of the space available, as well as making sure you don’t break the rules.

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January 13, 2012

Exclude categories from home page and RSS in Pagelines

For The Beantin Index that I launched earlier this week, there are posts that contain ratings and then there are blog posts. The main focus of the site are the ratings, so I didn’t want blog posts appearing on the home page, and I wanted two separate RSS feeds.

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November 8, 2011

Google+ Company pages: Locked to personal profiles

Google has rushed the implementation of Google+ Business Pages without thinking through how pages are too be owned and managed over time.

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October 28, 2011

Creating a cloud-based virtual hard drive

I’ve been storing my backups “in the cloud” for a number of years now. For the past 3 or so years I’ve been using Amazon S3 and various linux-based solutions to store my backups of absolutely can’t afford to lose things.

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