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A Merger of Content Management and Localization Workflow

This article was originally published in Multilingual Computing & Technology, the leading industry magazine for web site globalization, international software development and language technology. In December 2001, Algonquin Studios and E-Merge Strategies completed a merger of two different companies with different products and targeted markets. Algonquin Studios had developed the…

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Tags: internationalization, localization

Overture Sues Google

Overture (formerly Goto.com) filed suit against Google late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit only applies to the paid listings portion of the Google search engine, not its general search engine. Google has no press releases related to this case, but a Google spokesman claims that…

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Say Goodbye to Free Email

Both Hotmail and Yahoo have announced this week that people who want to continue to use some of their services will have to pay. Yahoo announced on Thursday that it will begin charging for POP3 mail forwarding services. Yahoo originally started charging for some services back in February of 1999,…

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End of the Free Content Ride?

With the boon of the web a few years ago, sites competed with one another by acting like portals, trying to see who could post the most news and otherwise free content possible to keep people coming back. As the portal model has fallen away, and the ‘net economy has…

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Is Netscape the Browser for the Next AOL?

There have been many rumors on developer forums over the last week or so that AOL is testing Netscape in the AOL software. They’ve all been just rumors until recently, when some news sites have posted quotes from real, live AOL representatives. AOL spokesman Jim Whitney confirmed on Thursday that…

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The Wrong Way to Use CSS in Page Layouts

This article originally appeared in the March 15, 2002 issue of DisplaySearch Monitor, published by DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting. This article also appears on evolt.org for the benefit of anyone without a subscription to DisplaySearch Monitor. I have granted evolt.org the right…

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Tags: css

A Simple Character Entity Chart

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. For those who use characters in their…

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Amazon Out of the Woods?

Back on January 21, Amazon had expected to report its first profit — a pro forma profit that would exclude many costs included in regular accounting and is often seen as a controversial method of creating good news where there may be none. Amazon has maintained that pro forma accounting…

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Liquid Design for the Web

This article originally appeared in the August 30, 2001 issue of DisplaySearch Monitor, published by DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting. The editors of that site would like to note that they will be transitioning their site to a liquid layout in the near…

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Tags: css, design

To Hell with Bad Editors

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. By now everyone has had the opportunity…

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Tags: html, rant, standards

Inside the evolt.org Rebuild: The HTML and CSS

It’s been three months since evolt.org rolled out its new design. People have been asking what we did, why we did it, and how we did it. I’ll try to address these questions in the context of the HTML, the CSS, and the overall site design. (Nobody seems to care…

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Tags: css, design, html, standards, usability

Juno – Free Email for Megahertz

The Details As of January 18, Juno’s new service agreement has been in effect. As with all service agreements of this nature, they notify you of a change, and if you continue to use the service, you are bound by it. So what? Well, there’s a new feature that Juno…

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