Shaun Inman recently unveiled Mint, his new website statistics application. I’ve set it up on Exploit Boston and it seems rather fabulous. Mint also has a plug-in API for independent developers to extend the base features. One such plugin is Andrew Sutherland’s OutClicks that tracks the site someone went to when clicking on a link from your website.
The web is listening to what you have to say. Admiring your design. Talking about your product. Mint helps you identify where the most interest is being generated and over what.
Mint was developed and beta tested on various Linux servers running Apache with a MySQL database (3.x and up), and PHP scripting (4.2.3 and up). PHP can be run as an Apache module or PHP-as-CGI. Support for Windows servers running Apache is planned but not an immediate priority.
I’ve got a long entry in the works regarding “WordPress vs Movable Type” and why I decided to keep Exploit Boston on Movable Type. But I’m running late to get some errands done before the Tom Petty concert tonight so I thought I’d try to appease the CSS gods out there in the meantime. I’ve attempted to modify an awesomely simple and straightforward two-column CSS layout that I stumbled into online recently. As-is it works on browsers running on both Windows and Mac (including IE!) but it looks like my modifcations may have messed something up. Michael reports that the sidebar is messed up on IE6 on Windows. Oh, fun.
If you have any tips, I would be immensely grateful. I’ll probably figure it out eventually … maybe. In the meantime, if you visit Exploit Boston and you’re wondering why (if) it’s all messed up: it’s because I am a lowly CSS tinkerer.
It’s amazing what you can do with technology these days. Michael shares an example over on BunkoSquad.com.
I was lamenting to a human at flickr earlier tonight that the Magpie RSS thingie plus a flickr group’s RSS feed is great but the size is a bit too large at 240 pixels wide. Good news! Flickr recently added a new badge-making tool that will let you create a badge that is one of three different sizes from photos in your own collection, one of your groups or everyone’s photos. Lovely!