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Short articles list

My short articles available on Simoncox.com. These are my quick posts where I wanted to jot down a few notes about something of interest rather then try and extend it to a full blown article that may never get written! This really is more of a reminder for me than entertainment for anyone else but if you do findsomething you want to comment on then please chip in.

Short articles

Caulking a website article

I wrote a little something for 12 devs -day 7

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Thoughts on IE browser upgrades

Quick post about IE browser upgrades.

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Password security

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England Argentina

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Uploading images outside of Perch CMS default resource directory

Moving images outside of Perch default folder - how I did it...

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Responsive Web Design break points

RWD Breakpoints are the topic of discussion at the moment - my thoughts.

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CSS first-child and IE

Did you know you can use first-child in IE 8 and below?

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Aperture tidy up

Quick post: I spent some of the weekend tidying up my photos in Aperture.

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EE custom log-in page

Just created my own customised ExpressionEngine login screen.

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EEUK11 tweets from

EEUK11 twitter feed

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EEcms tip - transfering site to a new server

Moved your EEcms website and getting issues with your database connection?

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Card handling fee?

Why on earth am I paying an additional card handling fee for my cinema ticket?

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EEcms tip - looping urls

#eecms rewritten URLs keep looping? That will be mod_security rules then that will.

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End July image roll

Some snaps I took over the last few days

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Content strategies of pages with no content

How much content is actually on link farm sites?

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ExpressionEngine Assets - changing images

Quick tip if you need to change images in assets

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When Google+ gets on ifthisthenthat

Updating all my social media interaction points from one place

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Big take away from Insites Tour Brighton

Big take away for me from the Insites Tour, Brighton - blog more.

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Ethan Marcotte’s Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte - excellent read.

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Actimel - excellent example of bad marketing practice

Actimel Winter Days Out competition - excellent example of bad marketing practice - @actimel

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8 Faces Magazine

Looking forward to my copy of 8 Faces magazine issue 2!

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Preventing deep linking

Why would anyone want to prevent incoming links? Lots of sites terms and conditions don't allow it!

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Hyphens, dashes, endashes and emdashes v underscores

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Main articles

How I add canonicals into Perch CMS sites

How I add canonicals into Perch CMS sites, Canonicals can trip up your sites SEO

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. 

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How to solve the Apple mail Unable to verify account name or password issue

How to solve the Apple mail Unable to verify account name or password issue, Changed your keychain password recently? It may have wiped your passwords in Internet accounts

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.

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Using a CDN to help migrate your sites hosting

Using a CDN to help migrate your sites hosting, without having that DNS propagation wait

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.

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Halle Marchandise en bois

Halle Marchandise en bois, French meter gauge goods shed

A plaster model kit of a classic French wooden goods shed.

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Small Run Batch Deutz OO9 kit - part 2

Small Run Batch Deutz OO9 kit - part 2, Body work for the SRB001 Freelance DEUTZ Style 0-4-0DM

Completion of the SRB001 Freelance DEUTZ Style 0-4-0DM chassis including the running gear and motor withthe body work following.

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