Remove Joomla generator meta tag

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

If you look at the HTML of a typical Joomla site, you will notice the meta tag called generator in the head – it is set to “Joomla! 1.5 – Open Source Content Management”. I see no reason to give this information away, as it might ease the work of hackers – although they probably have plenty of other tools. Here how to disable the generator meta tag. (more…)

Simulate a slow internet connection

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

As a web designer with a broadband internet connection it is easy to forget bandwidth limitations. At times it can be a good exercise to see how our sites perform with a slow internet connection. Here is how to limit your bandwith temporarily on OS X. (more…)

Print a specific DIV using an iFrame, CSS and JavaScript

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Take full control of what elements from a web page you want to print without the annoying pop-up window called “Print-friendly Version”. How? With a hidden iFrame, a CSS stylesheet for print and a little bit of JavaScript.

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Override the image tag’s ancient align parameter with CSS

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

I recently came across the task to re-design a web site written in HTML from the last millenium. Having absolutely no control over the HTML which was generated by some pre-historic ASP code, the only option was the intensive usage of CSS. I found tags and parameters in there I didn’t even know existed! (more…)

Force Joomla to use HTTPS on certain pages

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Setting up a larger Joomla site I came in need of running some of the pages with SSL. Neither Joomla’s forum nor Google seems to have a satisfactory solution for this topic. Fortunately I came up with a solution using the indispensable plugin Jumi. (more…)