Coining the term FOSC

Introducing the Flash Of Styled Content, describing the appearance of a website before getting a WSOD when a malfunctioning script is fired.

Roughly 10 years ago, it was the blog bluerobot.com that first used the term Flash Of Unstyled Content (FOUC). This described the appearance of a website before the loading of an external stylesheet. Now that we’ve overcome most of the common causes for the FOUC a much bigger threat has dawned on the horizon. Enter the FOSC →

Using PHP to retrieve the Google Pagerank of any domain

Whilst working on a semi-automated directory submitter I wanted to automatically retrieve the Pagerank for those directories. So I wrote a PHP class for it.

Whilst working on a semi-automated directory submitter I wanted to automatically retrieve the Google Pagerank for those directories. After some searching and trying out different scripts I found one that was fast, efficient and didn’t drain the server’s resources. Continue reading “Using PHP to retrieve the Google Pagerank of any domain”