Friday, April 27, 2007

Google Analytics

I've added Google Analytics to Grovr. I will now start to track usage a bit, getting an idea of the most popular pages and traffic flow.

Luckily, I have a very nice architecture, where all the pages, including the edit forms, administrative pages, everything, use the same wrapper. I also added the Urchin Account number to my domain model so this could be swapped out dynamically, depending on the domain that the user is looking at. All-in-all, it took about a half an hour to set up and ship. After than, on April 26th, I had 27 page views, and 3 visitors.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Debugging Javascript in IE

When a javascript error comes up - it normally gives some basic information, like what line the error occured. It's usually not enough to debug it.

You can add a script debugger that will be considerably more helpful. To do this, do these two things...

1) Don't disable script debugging -> IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced
2) Get the debugger

Here's some more info about the script debugger from Jonathan Boutelle

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Wired article on CEO Blogging

This is pretty cool from a couple angles. I think we all suspected honesty and openness would lead to better business relationships - it's neat to see that it's actually a financially smart to be honest. I suspect the next generation that is far more used to open dialog will expect even more public information than the current.

It's also interesting to understand a bit more why people want more information. Why would you be so open and public? How is it beneficial? Because it's an exchange. If your not open and I am, I don't trust you...

This article from wired has some good insights.