DDOS attack

Many apologies to anyone struggling with Textise today. Unfortunately, some idiot has been using it as a proxy for a denial of service attack on booking.com, causing server and application errors. My hosting company have had to throttle Textise to protect other sites on their servers and, at the moment, I’m trying to persuade them […]

SEOtext – “What the Search Engine saw”

Announcing our newest product: SEOtext, the SEO tool that’s powered by Textise.┬áSEOtext gets right into the textual content of a web page. SEOtext can analyse the text of a web site to give you invaluable information about keyword frequency, which is, according to our new prospective partner, “truly ground breaking” for SEO. SEOtext can also […]

Textise 3.0

I’m pleased to say that I’ve now published a new version of Textise. Let’s call it version 3.0. This version sports a brand new hairstyle and an enquiring mind. Seek And Ye Shall Find First up, you now have the option of displaying a search box on some sites. This option is not switched on […]

And your host for tonight is…!

This weekend (Saturday 23/11/2013) I intend moving Textise to the new hosting on HostingUK. There’s absolutely no way this can go wrong, of course, but I thought I ought to warn you anyway… You’ll know when Textise is running on the new servers if you see “Textise is now hosted by HostingUK” at the top […]

Tips ‘n’ Tricks #2

A few more ways to make your text only output look funky/clear/interesting… Easy on the eye Black Tahoma font, 18pt, on a silver background. Like Sunday morning. Exercise book Proper old skool, this one. It uses the “Lined paper” background texture and the MV Boli font in blue. Add smudges and doodles to taste. Column […]

Tips ‘n’ Tricks #1

Textise is a lot more configurable than people often realise. Using the Options page, you can choose how you’d like you text only output to look, from font colour to the way that links are formatted. The Options page can accessed from the Textise home page or any “Textised” page. Below are a few ideas […]

Hosting problems

Apologies to everyone who’s experienced problems with Textise today. It looks like my hosting company, WebHost4Life (yeah, ironic name), has messed up my config again. The home page and other HTML pages are fine but the underlying web service is broken, which is why you’ll get an error if you try to convert any pages. […]

One Direction

Just made a long-needed change to Textise. I noticed a little while ago that sanantonio.gov pages had stopped reporting SSL errors and were now complaining about “too many redirects”. I was pretty sure that the web service had code to deal with this but guess what? – it didn’t. The solution I found came in […]

Subscriptions

I’ve been making some changes to the way that Textise manages subscribers. Subscriptions are available to web masters who want to use Textise to power Text Only/Accessibility links on their pages. The rules for subscriptions are pretty simple, as laid out on the For Web Developers page: Commercial use Textise is free for personal use. […]