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Slide show in MODx

Posted 29-04-2009 at 09:40 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

The following MODx snippet allows you to create image slide shows where the current image fades into the next image in the sequence. The snippet allows for multiple slide shows per page with the possibility of displaying text for each image and having each taking the visitor to a different URL when clicked.

Install
  • Download the attached ZIP file.
  • Create a snippet called rotatingPics and paste the contents of the file snippet.php into it.
  • In the document to show the slide
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Is your website infected with a parasite?

Posted 29-04-2009 at 09:39 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

With hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in popular scripts there are vast numbers of sites infected with parasites and their owners are unaware.

http://www.unmaskparasites.com/ provides an easy way to scan your web pages for suspicious content.

If suspicious content is found then you need to clean up, the basic steps for that are:
  1. Run a full virus and spyware scan on your computer, because you've visited your own site your computer may now be infected.
  2. Remove
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Is your site IE8 compatible?

Posted 29-04-2009 at 09:39 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

Microsoft recently released Internet Explorer 8 and with it increased the number of browsers that a site has to be compatible with. While IE8 claims to better support standards it also does not render all sites the same as IE7 did.

Microsoft attempted to solve this incompatibility by providing an IE7 compatibility mode which can be enabled by end users by clicking the "Compatibility View" button at the right end of the address bar. However if your site fails to display correctly...
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Should I use 'www' or not?

Posted 18-03-2009 at 10:05 AM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)
Updated 19-03-2009 at 05:12 PM by Paul

The question of should you be using www or not in site names comes up repeatedly, however the answer is quite simple it doesn't matter which version you.

What does matter is that you consistently use your chosen form and that you correctly redirect visitors and search engines to your chosen form should they arrive on the alternate. That is if you choose webtalkmail.com then a visitor entering www.webtalkmail.com should be redirected to webtalkmail.com using a permanent redirect....
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Why are Software Updates Important to me?

Posted 18-03-2009 at 10:04 AM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

The criminal element of the web are continuously probing websites looking for weaknesses where they can get a foothold, once they find a way into a site they can use the compromised site to launch attacks against visitors as they browse your site, for sending spam, attacking other sites or some other nefarious task.

Responsible software developers react to flaws that are found in their products and release updated version of their software. However if you are not keeping the scripts...
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