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Book Review: Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Rhaban Re:Ugh, WordPress (31 comments)

There are two open source php CMSs worth considering for a web site: Drupal and eZ Publish.

Since its version 5.0, eZ Publish is based on symfony. It is really powerful but its content structure is somewhat rigid, it is less customisable than Drupal.

Drupal uses some symfony components as well for its latest versions, but it is not a real symfony application like ezpublish. Its power is its versatility: It can do anything and everything.
It has a big community and some great modules and some horrible ones. You need to know what you want to do before you do it, because it is really easy to lose yourself in your own developments.
You can organize your content as you like or not at all.

Wordpress... As hard as it tries to be, wordpress is not a cms. It is a blog engine that can be hacked to do horribly the job of a cms. Its codebase is horrible.
A number of features heavily depend on the theme you use, which is an abomination. It is widely used and, as such, heavily targeted by hackers. There seems to be a new exploit every other day.

I have worked with Joomla a lot, but it was several years ago, between v1.2 and 1.5. I don’t know about recent versions, but it was a mess. You could not define different content types. Your site structure had to have 3 levels (2 leveles of categories, 1 level of content), no more no less.
You couldn’t define additionnal fields for your content. It had huge security flaws. Extensions couldn’t work with each other (for instance, there was a widely used extensions to define groups of users, and another one to define permissions. As they didn't work together, you couldn’t give permissions to a group of users...).

With wordpress and Joomla alike, you have to design your site for what it can do. WIth a real cms like eZ or Drupal, you design your site first an then you adapt the cms to do what you want.

2 days ago
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Book Review: Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Rhaban Re:Ugh, WordPress (31 comments)

No love for Joomla?

+1 Funny

3 days ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

Rhaban Re:Better comparison site (377 comments)

Interesting, thanks for the link -- I must say, I see pretty much no visual difference at all between BPG and the WebP format on those sample pics, at identical file size.

In the Moscow picture, small size, the cables are very blurry in WebP and sharp in BPG.

about two weeks ago
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Startup's Open Source Device Promises Gamers "Surround Sound For Your Eyes"

Rhaban Looks interesting (43 comments)

But the guy in front of me in the open space might not really like having colored light shoved in his face.

about 2 months ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

Rhaban Re:they fundamentally don't get it. (249 comments)

Worse: I often see ads for the product I just ordered... Why would I want to buy the same boots twice?

about 2 months ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

Rhaban Re:.info (178 comments)

$6,000 to join $3,000 pa and they only have a .info domain? Nothing says "exclusive" and "accomplished" like a .info domain...

they have a .club: https://netropolitan.club/

(and it runs on wordpress...)

about 3 months ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

Rhaban Re:Mistake #1 (116 comments)

Or use PostgreSQL.

+1 Funny

about 4 months ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Rhaban Re: No device necessary (167 comments)

But keyboard and mouse is the one true way to play shooters.....

Well done, sir.

about 4 months ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Rhaban Re: No device necessary (167 comments)

Still not enough to play Duck Hunt on the Nes.

about 4 months ago
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Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

Rhaban Re: No silver bullet (116 comments)

Difficulty act as a motivator, and helps developpers to focus. Most bugs I've seen (or caused) are on easy, boring tasks.

about 4 months ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

Rhaban Re:Neither (436 comments)

Same here. I don’t really care about what blocking ads encourage site operators to do, but if a website have too many ads or too intrusive ones, I just stop using it.

Same reason I refuse to play games with intrusive drms, instead of pirating it. If a company doesn’t respect me as their customer, I am no longer their customer.

about 5 months ago
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Google Reader: One Year Later

Rhaban I use my own reader (132 comments)

Following the end of Google reader, I built a custom web based replacement.
It uses drupal, with the feeds module to import the content, flags to tag it, ans custom views for display.
Dit works well for me, but as I stopped working on it it lacks essential features so I never opened it to anyone else (for exemple, there is no link to view all articles from a feed. When I need to, I change a 'new' to 'All' un thé URL.)

about 6 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

Rhaban Re:simple fix (221 comments)

Then why is Chess considered a sport. Sports do not require physical activity, they require competition.

Because people are afraid of the word "game".

Chess is a game. Not a sport. Football is a sport and a game. Running is a sport and not a game.

about 6 months ago
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Games That Make Players Act Like Psychopaths

Rhaban Lemmings. (212 comments)

Lemmings makes players act like psychopaths.

about 7 months ago
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Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"

Rhaban Re:ewww (59 comments)

it looks nothing like a raspberry, and a raspberry should be the easiest fruit to reconstitute from little spheres. I’d like to see a 3d-printed apple or banana using this process.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

Rhaban Re:You know... (403 comments)

Also, anyone who compares Ewoks and Jar-Jar is a moron. The Ewoks actually fought, using old but useful weapons to help defeat the imperial forces. Jar-Jar was running away like a coward and accidentally destroyed an invading force in the process. Both character types aimed at kids? Sure. But they were nothing alike.

And the Ewoks ate the stormtroopers they killed. They're like gremlinses in mogwai costumes.

about 7 months ago
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New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends

Rhaban Re:Google Latitude (61 comments)

We’ll never know, none of the 7 google latitude users ever got within 20 miles from each others.

about 8 months ago

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