Validating HTML and CSS with W3C’s markup validation service

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As part of our milestone to reach to a rock-stable version of HTTPMon and get away from the current beta version, we have been recently cleaning and optimizing the HTML and CSS code. All our HTML code uses the HTML version 4.01 strict document type definition (DTD) and it is therefore┬ápossible to easily validate it using . . . → Read More: Validating HTML and CSS with W3C’s markup validation service

Uptime Graph section now includes monthly uptime/downtime graph

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After nearly four months since the first websites started to be monitored, we thought it would be interesting for their webmasters to graphically view the monthly uptime and downtime. So, to achieve this we added a new monthly graph under the Uptime Graph tab of a monitored website, as you can see in the example below.

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Monitoring probes visually enhanced with status icons

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All monitoring results originating from the HTTP probes of a website will now be presented with status icons to help the interpretation of these results. This currently applies to the Last Ten Probes as well as the Downtimes sections of a monitored website which contains the HTTP Code and Transfer Time columns. An example taken from . . . → Read More: Monitoring probes visually enhanced with status icons

Hijacking links with Hijax

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Hijax, a buzzword originating from Jeremy Keith, basically describes the way how to make use of JavaScript to intercept (or hijack) hyperlinks on your website to pass them to AJAX in order to load just a part of your website with the respective content instead of reloading the whole page.

For accessibility reasons, we apply the progressive . . . → Read More: Hijacking links with Hijax

Large thumbshot of monitored websites

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Thumbshots of websites are attractive but most of the time they are too small and you can hardly see anything making you think what’s the point of having a thumbshot if you can’t even recognize the website due to the miniature size. This is why we decided since the beginning to use quite big (300 pixels . . . → Read More: Large thumbshot of monitored websites

Monitoring the reverse DNS of your website

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A simple but very useful feature has been added yesterday to HTTPMon: reverse DNS lookup. Explained in a few words, HTTPMon will do a reverse DNS lookup of your website’s IP address to find the name associated to it, if there is one of course. This is a simple query where the DNS server resolves an . . . → Read More: Monitoring the reverse DNS of your website

First bug found in Opera with JavaScript keydown event

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The very first HTTPMon bug has been found and already corrected. Luckily this bug is only present when using the Opera browser and would prevent a user from entering a website in the monitoring input field on the left of the HTTPMon interface using the enter key. The monitor button would work but impossible to submit . . . → Read More: First bug found in Opera with JavaScript keydown event

Unofficial testing launch of HTTPMon beta version

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Today is the very first day for the front-end website of the HTTP Website Monitoring Tool also simply and shortly called HTTPMon. The backend engine has already been running since now three months collecting test probes from various websites around the world. The website is fully functional and very fast thanks to the AJAX technology. Nevertheless . . . → Read More: Unofficial testing launch of HTTPMon beta version