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Orange

It has been 1 month since www.orange.mu was launched and overall I’am quite satisfied with the new portal, compared to the old Servihoo one.

The main features which I’am very satisfied, from a technical point of view :

  • built on bleeding edge technology (does anyone hear memcache here ;-))
  • almost all pages are valid XHTML 1.0 transitional (i do mention almost here)
  • CSS layout, built on the fantastic YUI CSS grids and Blueprint CSS (look ma, no tables ;-))
  • heavy, very heavy use of javascript and namely the great, the fantastic and the one and only Yahoo! YUI library. 😉
  • various AJAX calls via YUI Connection manager. For example  taux de change on the homepage, where the info is retrieved via AJAX displayed in a cool YUI panel.
  • follow Yahoo! rules for high performance websites (thanks YUI theater and Steve Souders for that). Not later than yesterday, expires headers were added to javascript components and a notable increase in performance has been noted. Naturally a lot is still to be done but we’re working on that.
  • clean URLS

P.S I did watch Steve’s video from start to finish and I’ll recommend it to other web dev out there. The YUI theater is just great resource.

I just tried to register for paypal today, just to see and hoping Mauritius was added to the countries list, and GOOD NEWS for us!!! Now Mauritius IS listed, i.e you can buy items from eBay, flickr and other merchants! Go and register yourself!