Google Maps Zoom Control missing in Internet Explorer (IE): a solution

23rd February, 2011 - Posted by david

When I was working on rebuilding’s mapping system for the modern web, it involved writing alot of Javascript (JS) code and loading this via a couple of JS source files, one external one from Google (i.e. the core Google Maps JS) and another from our own web-servers. It all worked fine in most browsers, […]


Planned site downtime: how to handle it with PHP

25th January, 2011 - Posted by david

Today I read an interesting article on Google’s Webmaster Central blog about planned down time, for maintenance or whatever. Basically, you need to communicate to users and potential site-crawlers/indexers that the site is down, but it’s ok, it’ll be back up soon! My suggestion would be to do a mod-rewrite (if using Apache, but other […]