I came across a site owner stuck on some issues involved in moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site. Her main concern was having her new site still searchable from the wordpress.com reader. It's easy to see why, as she has built a loyal tribe of over 5000 followers. After writing a quick caveat about cheap web hosting, I didn't think much more about it. But a follow-up comment from her the next day prompted a revisit and some more investigation on my part. And I'm glad I did.
As a site owner in a competitive environment, you need every edge possible to do well in search results. Both Google and Bing have openly stated that page loading speed plays a factor in their ranking algorithms. Page speed is clearly important, and corrective action is usually a simple task.
To be competitive, sites must be mobile-friendly. That sparks the debate over which is best: responsive design or separate mobile site.
For years, content creators and SEO specialists have focused on keyword-related tactics for improved Google search result rankings. Those days are ending. […]
Installing Magento has been an uphill battle. Even the simple things are a pain. When installing most applications that have file permission requirements, you get a list of what needs to be changed. Magento doles them out two at a time.
I installed php on my Mac using Macports. I guess, at this early stage in my Mac experience, that it’s the equivalent of APT on Debian-based systems. It installed without a hitch, and php was up and running. But when I began installing a web app that required mcrypt, I noticed some problems. I used [...]
Microsoft apparently decided to take an unconventional approach with its latest browser offerings—they're going to support standards.
One of my clients recently found out the hard way that there's a security hole in the tinybrowser plugin for tinyMCE. It's a quick fix if you're already using a session variable to manage authenticated users. But it's not necessarily a straightforward fix if your sessions are managed by Zend_Auth or some other framework.