I was getting some odd bugs with responsive design on some Android phones and need to test it. After spending an afternoon at the Shopping Mall annoying the everyone to let me test every Android phone I could find I decided to install the Android SDK on my MB Air running OS X 10.8
After some tweaks I managed to set the emulador working, there is plenty of tutorial online on that I couldn’t test my dev sites because I always use hosts and your localhost on the emulator 10.0.2.2 (if using MAMP with port 80 or add the port after the ip eg 10.0.2.2:8080).
So my solution was:
As I use a define so I only change one file from dev to production I have a define for my WEB_URL the only question was to change that define:
BONUS TIP: Giving the Emulator localhost access
When you create a Avd you need to give it a name change myAvdNameHere to the name you gave Avd and this way you have access to localhost
emulator -avd myAvdNameHere -partition-size 128
More on this Emulator localhost acceess
Note to self:
./emulator -avd phone -partition-size 128
If you do:
Select * from table left join other_table on id=ext_id where ext_id is null
it works great. But if you want to convert that select to a delete you need to include ‘table.*‘:
Delete table.* left join other_table on id=ext_id where ext_id is null
It kind of makes sense, but MySql could be smart and get that we only want to delete from where there actually exists content.
After the recent Mayday update to Google SERP I decided to have a look into how much was the long tail keywords influenced by this.
Long tail keywords are normally keywords with 3 or more words. To track it down I used the following regular expression: [^\s\+]+(\s|\+)+[^\s\+]+(\s|\+)+[^\s\+]+
Steps inside Google Analytics. Traffic Sources->Search Engines->Google->Non paid
On the filter keyword [containing] I input the regular expression: [^\s\+]+(\s|\+)+[^\s\+]+(\s|\+)+[^\s\+]+
After I just tracked down the last 3 month number of visits with and without filtering the long tail and calculated the % value of the longtail.
long tail keywords/total organic = % of the value for the long tail
5 minutes and I realised that mayday update did *not* influence my sites long tail keywords.
Hope that helps and if someone knows of a simpler or more effective way to do this I would love to know.
I just order two tickets to http://www.ux-lx.com/
I am really happy that this kind of events happen in Portugal as it gives us (Portuguese developers) a chance to learn and share experiences and knowledge.
UPDATE: minutes after I emailed about this I received a friendly response and the issue bellow was solved. Great job.
I am not one to normally nag and complain about stuff, but for a user experience professionals conference this menu issue made me laugh:
Anyway, and as I started complaining having http://www.ux-lx.com/index.html and http://www.ux-lx.com/ both working is not a very good thing for SEO.
P.S. – Sorry about this guys at http://www.ideias-imagens.com/ but just couldnt resist.
After my last post about image resize using flash I did some research and found this:
Flash based cropping tool released (LGPL)
I tried to get it to work and saving the crop server side.
I manage to get to work pretty easy on my local server but after uploading it the php was giving me trouble.
So I stripped it down and now its working great: flash resize and crop
If you want the source: download
About flash client side resize, no luck.
I found several Java ones and also I know that is possible to do it in flash but the methods I found were to explode the image pixel by pixel and then pass it like that into php. From what I could understand quality problems and flash player frozes on large images were the problems using that option.
Anyway. I think this was a great step foward.