Main articles and short articles available on Simoncox.com. Whilst I make every effort to ensure that my writings are accurate please do not hesitate to pick me up on something you think is wrong or disagree with!
The Canonical link in a page's header lets the search engines know where the original page resides. Originally conceived for situations where articles were duplicated they would reference the original. Google tends to choose the oldest version of a page that it can find (but not the only method it uses) and any other pages with the same or very similar content are considered duplicates and will not do a well on the Search Engine Results Pages - SERPs and we want our pages to do well there for the traffic.
by Simon Cox | 2017 Nov 29
Have you changed your keychain password recently and then had issues with Apple mail and other services such as linkedin, Google, Flickr, Vimeo and others? I have exactly this and eventually solved it with a quick fix that will save you a lot of time.
by Simon Cox | 2017 Oct 05
Moving a site to new hosting can be fraught with issues. Here is one technique that I find useful when moving to a website to a new hosting server.
by Simon Cox | 2016 Sep 18
A plaster model kit of a classic French wooden goods shed.
by Simon Cox | 2014 Oct 03
Completion of the SRB001 Freelance DEUTZ Style 0-4-0DM chassis including the running gear and motor withthe body work following.
by Simon Cox | 2014 Sep 26
Stuart Brewer is a fellow GDNGRS member and is one of the most acomplished model makers I know - this is his first kit and my attempts at building it.
by Simon Cox | 2014 Sep 14
Whitesands Quay first outing gets it out of the house and sets some deadlines for me to work to.
by Simon Cox | 2014 Sep 14
Some finishing touches including new chimney pots
by Simon Cox | 2014 Jul 14
I have now built two versions of the trackwork. Both have issues.
by Simon Cox | 2014 Jul 13
Brass, nickel silver and whitemetal kit of the Belgian La Meuse 2-6-0 narrow gauge locomotive used on the French sugarbeet lines
by Simon Cox | 2014 Jul 12
First set of buildings for Whitesands Quay is the Row of Cottages
by Simon Cox | 2014 Jul 11
We have always wanted to grow our own vegetables - not to a 'good life' extent but we both grew up in families that were in 'make do and mend' post war mode. Everyone grew a bit of food. Our previous home didn't really have the space in the Japanese style garden for any veg though we managed to squeeze in a couple of tomato plants.
by Simon Cox | 2013 Nov 14
The EU has give the UK until May 28th 2012 to comply with the cookie consent law - how many of the organisations pinpointed by the ICO have met the deadline?
by Simon Cox | 2012 May 28
I recently booked a trip on the Swanage Belle, a steam hauled special from London down to Swanage on the Dorset Coast.
by Simon Cox | 2011 Oct 16
The UK's first ExpressionEngine conference has taken place in Manchester in August 2011. I provide a report on the event itself and the surrounding activities.
by Simon Cox | 2011 Aug 27
Assets is a new file management add-on for ExpressionEngine and brings a new way of managing assets in your website. I installed it and built a simple image Gallery.
by Simon Cox | 2011 Jul 03
On the 11th June we attended the Shakey Super Pull run by the Midlands Tractor Pulling Club at the Shakespeare Country Raceway.
by Simon Cox | 2011 Jun 19
Responsive web design has been emerging as a way forward over the past two years. Simon Collison's personal website was one of the first to head off down this route and is a great demonstration of what can be achieved with an adaptive design - well worth a visit. Following on from that lead I have now implemented a Responsive Web Design on this, my personal website.
by Simon Cox | 2011 May 31
by Simon Cox | 2011 Feb 25
With HTML5 finally emerging from the primordial soup I thought it was time to have a look at where we have got to with fonts on the web, what today's techniques are and what is new in the world of the digital hot metal.
by Simon Cox | 2010 Jul 28
Luuuuuke, Luuuuuke, wake up it's the 4th of May - Star Wars Day...
by Simon Cox | 2010 May 03
Online testing suites are a very useful way of checking your website to see if it's up to scratch. I take you through Nibbler from Silktide.
by Simon Cox | 2010 Feb 09
On July 2nd 2004 I posted a small article about stapling sheets of paper together. We all have these small thoughts but don't usually say them out loud - this time I did.
by Simon Cox | 2010 Feb 04
We completed a short country walk around Medmenham in Buckinghamshire including a stretch along the banks of the Thames river.
by Simon Cox | 2010 Jan 31
I have finally taken the plunge and updated the site and have switched over to ExpressionEngine.
by Simon Cox | 2010 Jan 26
Ongoing development of my third layout.
by Simon Cox | 2009 Dec 09