Archive for the “Industry Trends” Category

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…

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…

Google unzips HTML 5 in a wonderful display of imagination

Posted on May 24th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

So we guess many of you saw Google’s ultra-cool doodle last month that focused on using an HTML5 zipper effect to highlight the 132nd birthday of Gideon Sundbuck who invented the modern-day zipper. A zipper appeared vertically over the search bar, allowing the user to pull the zipper down using the mouse.  At this point…

Build a virtual “Short Code” Fence around your business

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Location, location, location. Yup, from real estate to mobile phones the customers’ location seems to be one of the prized assets for online retailers’ onboard affordable hosting platforms offered by Midphase. But, if you thought the names Foursquare or Google Places were going to be mentioned next you’re wrong. One of the hot new technologies…

Should I go back to MySpace or consider using Google +?

Posted on April 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

The reason this provocative question comes up is because a lot of small businesses are becoming overwhelmed by new social media avenues that are seeking to siphon off your energy from networks you have just gotten familiar with, including Facebook. Most small businesses are now using Facebook to manage their social updates. That’s there first…

The Cost and Benefits of Using Shared Web Hosting

Posted on April 24th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A major stumbling block deterring small businesses from coming online with new websites relates to cost and complexity — either perceived or actual. Traditionally, SMBs were understandably reluctant to spend their limited budgets on expensive website designers and hidden fees related to hosting, new domains or website applications which supposedly helped them convert visitors into…

Microsoft ARMS Windows 8 OS with a new chip architecture

Posted on March 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

If you read the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson you will recall a crucial moment when Apple’s mobile development team convinced Job’s to use the chip technology from ARM, rather than the Intel’s atom-based chip sets. While Intel arguably offered the fastest chips at the time they were not designed to specifically, for example,…

Foursquare and the art of customer retention

Posted on March 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Still on the fence as to whether your business brand or merchant service should set up a new Foursquare business page? Then consider these facts and figures compiled by Inc Magazine that may help you make a decision: 91% of all U.S. businesses do nothing to retain customers 68% of long-term customers stop buying because…

Why does HTML 5 promise to be one of the coolest things ever?

Posted on March 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

The new emerging standard for coding websites essentially moves your browser closer in nature to an operating system and allows designers and developers to explore native, interactive features without resorting to plug-ins to achieve the same affect. In tandem with CSS3 and JavaScript, creative designers can explore new graphics libraries like WebGL which offers some…

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