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 – […]
Google recently announced it is releasing a new version of it’s ranking system on April 21st which takes account of whether your site is mobile ready. In particular, if your site is mobile-ready it will rank higher on mobile devices. This is a significant acknowledgement from Google of the importance of mobile devices (both phones and […]
Speed is a particular problem with Magento sites, caused by the heavy “object-oriented” internals of Magento, and Magento site owners often struggle with performance particularly as a site grows and becomes more popular.
The points in this article, of course, apply equally to sites of any type; but more so to Magento where load times on shared servers can easily balloon out to 20-30 seconds for a home page.
WordPress released a core security update today; we recommend all WordPress site owners update as soon as possible.
No real details of the specific problem this fixes have been released, which is normal as WordPress are trying to avoid tipping off the bad guys prematurely.
Amazon AWS, also known as Amazon’s Web hosting platform, opened in Australia late last year.
AWS offers a platform highly suited to hosting applications that may grow to need large, flexible hosting systems to support high bandwidth or peak needs.
Additionally, they have a variety of options to support highly available service, including CDN service […]
Many of you would have heard of the recent ClickFrenzy event, dubbed a 1-day Australia-wide internet marketing sale.
Many of you would also have heard of the widely reported fact that the website went down within minutes of the start of the sale.
It also remained down for nearly all of the Tuesday evening.
A fascinating article in The Age recently suggests that having an effective website may be a key differentiator for small-to-medium businesses (SME). Tim Reed, CEO of business software producer MYOB, commented at a business meeting in Sydney last week.
Responsive design is a relatively new concept, and very much a buzz word these days – the intention being to allow a site to work on both a normal desktop and to automatically resize and work on smaller devices such as iPads and iPhones.
Back in Melbourne on a pleasant Sunday morning it seems appropriate to share some reflections on WordPress versus Joomla versus Drupal. These are the "self-maintainer" (easy to update your site) web platforms – well known and most common "CMS" systems freely available, and make up a huge proportion of the internet with organizations from the […]
It's important to remember that images uploaded for the web actually need to be resized – often an image from the camera will be something like 1.5 – 5mb – which can take up to a minute to download when viewing a web page. If you put these images on a webpage at full size, […]
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.