Website development has changed a lot, even in the last 5 years, and there are two major ways you can save money on your website. The first is re-using existing tools to get some great results; the second is keeping your site safe. Let me expand on these in the following article. The first – […]
Steve Jobs – an icon in our industry A quick snippet that came across our desks today, talking about Steve Jobs the man – just a lovely article …
One of the most important functions of an eCommerce site is accepting payments on the web. Surprisingly, very little is written about this and it seems very hard for beginners to find basic information needed to outline the possibilities, and to clarify the benefits and costs of the various approaches.
It's every eCommerce website's owner's nightmare – getting hacked! Some of the real-life examples of what can happen when your site is hacked: credit card numbers stolen – your customer's card details can be stolen and sold to criminals. transactions intercepted – silent interception of your customer's details transactions completely stolen – you never see […]
Australian company wiped out by hacking incident Some of you will have read of the recent demise of long term Australian company, Distribute IT. Vandalized by hackers in early June 2011, they were unable to get themselves back online and ended up selling to a larger registrar. Distribute IT were no small fish in the industry, with […]
Two million .au domains! We received an email a few months back from auDA, the Australian Domain Authority, saying that .there are now over 2 million .au domains! Given our population, this is roughly one domain every ten people! [corrected – Ed!] For comparison's sake, there are now well over 96 million .com domains, according […]
Two curios this month – one, a real life startrek replicator – the "3d printer", and the second – well – we'll leave it to explain itself …
For the system administrators among you: MX records, as some of you would already know, provide a DNS-based prioritized fallback method for email servers. The idea is that it is possible to supply a list of servers that will accept your email, where the lowest number MX server is tried, then the next, and so […]
We think that for many projects it is! Here’s a quick overview of the longer talk we’ll be presenting at The Internet Show.
I recently found a great article about the Australian NBN that is worth a quick read as it makes some fascinating points that don't seem to get much airtime amongst all the complaining.
Here's a digest of a few simple (but non-obvious) thoughts re web design, with some more reading for those interested.