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FourSquare tear up and rebuild their mobile app to keep up with competitors

Posted on June 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

“Companies capture the public imagination. They become the center of attention. But it is very difficult to continue to offer an intriguing and valuable enough service for people.” ~  Susan Etlinger, Altimeter Group. The statement above comes in the wake of new tremors at FourSquare, which suggest the pioneers of location-based check-ins on mobile devices,…

What Can You Do to Protect Yourself on Website Hosting Platforms?

Posted on June 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

It’s happened to Sony and now LinkedIn is a victim. It recently had to deal with the thorny issue of stolen passwords, which has consumed their engineering teams time and resources. “[Yesterday] we learned that approximately 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords were posted on a hacker site. Most of the passwords on the list appear…

Firefox 14 Beta promises to jack up web browser security

Posted on June 26th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

With recent news that Linkedin suffered a security breach that compromised over 6 million passwords, the new robust version of Firefox browser 14 Beta is a welcome development. Often the browser of choice for web developers and designers around the world, Firefox has a great reputation for locking down security for web-hungry users who consume…

Apache and Nginx: The secret weapons of open-source web hosting providers

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

It’s official! Pingdom Blog reports that 75% of the top 10,000 websites on the planet Earth are powered by Open Source software, with Apache web server the clear leader followed by Nginx. Together these two web server titans account for 61% of the top 10,000 websites on hosting platforms in the UK.  Proprietary web server,…

Homeland Security warns of increasing DDoS attacks on web

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

“When an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing a computer resource, normally by overwhelming it with malicious traffic. By targeting a company’s Internet-connected infrastructure—its websites, portals, email, databases and more— an attack can block end users from doing business as usual” – Definition of an DDoS attack, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer…

Five reasons to register a domain name on your cheap hosting platform

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Two of the biggest draw cards for small businesses these days are the ability to purchase cheap domains quickly and pursue options to transfer their site away from unreliable hosting partners. A free site transfer, encompassing files, databases and scripts is the hallmark of a robust affordable hosting partner which seeks to demonstrate its commitment…

Top reasons to deploy a dedicated server

Posted on May 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

You already know that Google is rewarding websites, which load faster than others. Google has released recent data that suggests that desktop websites are still 1.5x faster than mobile sites. According to Google this is unacceptable and speed must become a critical metric when designing your site, especially for mobile. However, speed is often linked…

iPhone website testing? Clear your cookies, browsing history and cache!

Posted on May 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

If you are building a website for a client, you not only have test your beta versions in various browsers including Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer; you also need to check displays in various mobile platforms including Apple, Android and Nokia. In fact, many would suggest that any new website you build on professional hosting…

United States ranks 6th in the world in terms of web performance

Posted on May 26th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Google has been gathering latency data from site speed reports in Google Analytics which suggest the United States ranks 6th in the world in terms of current web performance. Japan comes in first followed by Sweden, Canada, UK, and Germany. The data also indicates that mobile performance speeds for most sites are about 1.5x slower…

Watch out developers! User screen resolutions just got bigger!

Posted on May 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Attention all web developers! There appears to be enough recent data collected by analytics firms to suggest that for the first time1366 x 768 has become the most popular screen resolution worldwide, having overtaken 1024 x 768. StatCounter, a leading web analytics company, reports that since 2009, 1024×768 has been the dominant screen size globally…

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