Configurable or Customisable - which is better?
Off-the-shelf software packages are rarely a perfect fit for your requirements; this means you have to make some changes. Given a choice between a configurable package and a customisable one, which is preferable?
As ever it depends on your specific situation but I favour a configurable core with customisable extensions.
Testing tablet website layouts without an iPad
In theory, websites 'should' be tested in multiple browsers across multiple operating systems; in practice, it's not usually feasible to have one of every device and device type available, so your testing options are limited.
Fortunately, the desktop version of the Safari browser includes a feature to emulate another device which helps avoid the need for separate IOS devices.
Google Analytics - no thanks
The Google Analytics service provides enhanced traffic analysis services for websites, unfortunately it requires that viewers accept certain cookies or your web site hangs. As a site viewer, there is something you can do about this.