Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Markus Wollny

Member since Feb 10, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Markus Wollny

  • ColdFusion 10 Beta, Apache Tomcat, And Symbolic Links On Mac OSX

    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Hi, Now that ColdFusion 10 is out I have stumbled over this as well and I cannot figure out the proper solution. We're running virtual hosts via Apache2; the ColdFusion-applications store their files somewhere below the /var/www-hierarchy. We're using symlinks inside this hierarchy for shared scri... read more »

  • Making Sure Your ColdFusion Applications Are Uniquely Named

    Posted on Feb 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    @Ben It's definitely not a coincidence, this is exctly what you'd need to do when using SEO-URLs. We use a component that parses the URL and spits out a struct of action parameters in on method and another method which builds a pretty URL from the exact same parameters. Then we compare the actual cu... read more »

  • Making Sure Your ColdFusion Applications Are Uniquely Named

    Posted on Feb 10, 2010 at 8:21 AM

    @Ben Regarding this issue, a 301 may not always be the right solution to a certain duplicate content problem - and you need to be aware that even a 301 reply is still work for your webserver and two additional unnecessary HTTP requests. There may be cases where you want some content rendered a littl... read more »

  • Making Sure Your ColdFusion Applications Are Uniquely Named

    Posted on Feb 10, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    And as an afterthought: Even when you've decided to drop the www, you should still account for users who just type it in because they're just so used to this - so a redirect to your canonical is still a must.... read more »

  • Making Sure Your ColdFusion Applications Are Uniquely Named

    Posted on Feb 10, 2010 at 8:02 AM

    @Ben The www. is really just noise, so if you're starting fresh with a new site I think it's best to use the plain domain name as your canonical hostname. Save your users some typing. On the other hand if you've already got the www.-thing going for a while you may have lots of external links alread... read more »

  • Making Sure Your ColdFusion Applications Are Uniquely Named

    Posted on Feb 10, 2010 at 3:13 AM

    Concerning domain name and the 'www'-prefix, you should always make sure to choose a canonical name for your site anyway for SEO reasons. So you'd better do a rewrite from .yourdomain to www.yourdomain or the other way round on the webserver level (using mod_rewrite if you're on Apache). This way yo... read more »