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Sun 09 Feb 2020

Bot detection 101: How to detect web bots?

We can distinguish two main families of detection techniques:

  • Behavioral detection: this family of approaches leverages the user’s behavior, such as mouse movements or browsing speed, to predict whether a user is human or not.
  • Fingerprinting-based detection: this second family of approaches leverages information about the device and the browser, such as the browser version, the Operating System (OS) or the number of CPU cores.

Source: Bot detection 101: How to detect web bots?, an article by Antoine Vastel.

How to Create Printer-friendly Pages with CSS

Converting responsive, continuous media to paged paper of any size and orientation can be challenging. However, CSS print control has been possible for many years, and a basic style sheet can be completed within hours.

Source: How to Create Printer-friendly Pages with CSS, an article by Craig Buckler.

Demystifying Browsers

I’m increasingly often asked “Where do I learn about browsers?” and I haven’t had a ready answer for that question.

This post aims to answer it.

Source: Demystifying Browsers, an article by Eric Lawrence.