Thursday, May 17, 2012

Internet Explorer 6 hacks, fixes etc

If you are unfortunate enough to have to support Internet Exploder (euphemistically known as Internet Explorer), that piece of garbage that MS inflicted on the world, here are some useful links that will help you.
IE7.js, IE8.js and IE9.js are JavaScript libraries to make Microsoft Internet Explorer5/6 behave like a standards-compliant browser. They fix many HTML and CSS issues and make transparent PNG work correctly under IE5 and IE6.

Visit this site for some interesting reading on the above scripts and the (then) imminent release of Internet Exploder 7

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Monitor your Website’s Uptime with Google Docs

Here is a great GDocs script that will email you when your site goes down/up.

Follow the instructions in the author's page and you will end up with your own copy of the script.
If you want to email multiple recipients instead of just the one, here are the changes I made to support that:

from line 47 onwards:

ScriptProperties.setProperty("status", code);

var recipients = email.split(";");
for (r in recipients) {
if (recipients[r] != "") {
MailApp.sendEmail(recipients[r], msg, error);
// end of code changes

Many thanks to the author +Amit Agarwal

ps: Comments and/or links to this article are most welcome!