Getting your search engine optimisation campaign right can be the difference between success and failure. Research shows that the top listing on Google receives 55 percent of the traffic for the term that was applied, and other sites in the top ten receive the next 40%. This shows that SEO can be a cost effective way to achieve long term success for your business. Getting it right though is less s
PHP Browser detection made easy
Useragent strings are notoriously tricky, but essential for statistic gathering, and PHP scripts to process them are few and far between, often out of date and difficult to update, or plain old inefficient. I set about writing a simple analysis script that was easy to update and had a small footprint. I can live with 99% accuracy for my stats, I dont need to know if
Over the past few weeks weve been working with Sheffield based design agency MM Design developing iPad Apps for the iTunes store. We have a dedicated website for this over at www.fingersnthumbs.com, primarily aimed at producing mobile apps for book publishers. Our first App "Rockpool" launched on iTunes this weekend. This app is a library of childrens books from Rockpool Childrens Books.
All new websites to feature HTML5
Im happy to announce that we have completed our research into the cross browser incompatibilities of HTML5, and that all new websites will be built using the stable structural elements of the new language. The official recommendation by W3C isnt expected until around May of this year, with the final implementations being expected some time in 2012, but given that
If I didnt know better, Id say Microsoft were deliberately holding up progress on the web. The company that arguably dragged the masses into using PCs at home with Windows 95 (Im sticking my head above the parapit here) and brought computing into the 21st century are now desperately trying to keep us back in the 20th century. The failings of Internet Explorer 6 are the millstone around every web d
Part one - Basic domain name settings
One of the main problems we encounter when taking over an existing domain name or website is the DNS configuration. Most people do not understand DNS, or have lost contact with "the guy that sorted it all out". Even IT professionals are often left in the dark as to how a companies DNS is configured. It may have been setup years ago, or companies are reluctant
The speed at which your site loads is essential for a good ranking in Google.
In April Google posted on their official blog that website speed has become one of their 200 signals it uses in its search engine ranking algorithm. This has huge implications for Search Engine Optimisation, web design and web hosting, and means that choosing the right hosting and system is more important than ever befor
Some Ecommerce applications such as PrestaShop have an annoying habit of locking image files upon upload. Depending on your FTP servers setup, this can result in the files being inaccessible and preventing you from downloading the files via FTP, or overwriting the files directly. In a typical Plesk environment, the files have deletion enabled which allows you to delete the file and then re-upload
CP3 is due to take over our CP2 system later this year. The main improvements focus on the user interface, making it easier to use for end users. All of the functionality from CP2 has been retained with the added improvemtn that modules are now easier to create an integrate. We have even developed a rapid deployment tool that creates an entire module, including corresponding XML configuration file
With the imminent launch of our CP3 platform, we are opening up the system to make it available to web and design agencies. CP3 incorporates multi-level theming so that agencies can not only apply their own branding to the product, but can re-sell and brand individual parts of the system making this a true white label CMS platform.
Small and medium agencies often lack the technical resources to de