Michal Čihař - Archive for Sept. 1, 2006

Weblog has same design as rest of site

Today I finally managed to make weblog look same as rest of my pages. I know this look is not perfect, but I'm too lazy to create something better.

For now blog style is tested only in Firefox, I will look at it from others soon to fix possible bugs.

Let's face the history

While googling for something completely different, I randomly found Czech article about phpMyAdmin from year 2000. It would not be something special if there would not be following sentece:

Vývoj se zaměřil na verzi 3.0. Ta bude obsahovat "databázové abstraktní vrstvy" a umožňí použití s Postrges a ostatními databázemi. Verze 3.0 bude vyžadovat nejméně jednu další tabulku. Zatím se tomu pokouším vyhnout, ale je to asi nevyhnutelné pro určité vlastnosti (jako je například ukládání preferencí a uživatelských SQL dotazů). Verzi 3.0 můžete (doufám) očekávat na konci roku 2 000.

Short translation to English:

Development goes to release 3.0, which will contain database abstraction layer to support PostgreSQL and other databases. Version could be expected by end of year 2000.

Well, we still don't have release 3.0 and no databse abstraction (and we most likely never will have), but it is nice to see that something like that has been planned six years ago :-).

Google reveals phpMyAdmin searches

Day after finding Google webmaster tools, I came to idea to grab from there information about http://www.phpmyadmin.net site. Most clicked search results are predictable (number in brackets shows average position in results):

  1. phpmyadmin (1)
  2. phpmyadmin download (1)
  3. php myadmin (1)
  4. php my admin (1)
  5. download phpmyadmin (1)
  6. mysql (10)
  7. php admin (1)
  8. mysql admin (5)
  9. php mysql admin (2)
  10. myadmin (2)

People garble our name in various ways, but they mostly get what they want. What suprised me is average position on generic searches like php (25th position), donwload (102nd position) and especially "net download" (8th position). When I would search for net, I'd expect something else than phpMyAdmin to appear…

Anyway it looks we need to improve our rank as MySQL admin, so let's start with it :-).