Google is ready to roll out its upcoming smartphone operating system developed under the codename Android Key Lime Pie (AKLP).
The upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie features are expected to boost the performance of smartphones, and users are likely to see new improvements in functionality and usage.
Here is what you can expect:
The developers at Bentley University had initially been tasked with finding a new platform to drive their website, centering on using an open source based content management system to power more than 70,000 pages.
The team had reviewed multiple options like WordPress or Joomla, but eventually decided on Drupal and its sophisticated range of CMS modules.
This choice also rested on the fact that their team noticed an increasing amount of mobile visitors landing on their website pages.
“Website logs show mobile visitors account for about 10% of the traffic to Bentley’s marketing and admissions websites, but that traffic has grown 127% over the past year,” said Scott Lozier, Senior Web Developer, Bentley University.
Drupal had also specifically been used to improve critical web pages like the undergraduate admissions website section.
The Bentley team decided on the Zen theme (grid layout) with a responsive design for smartphone platforms. Lozier led the optimization task with a specific view to NOT use Drupal in a fractured manner as other Universities were doing.
As a result, the standardized Drupal implementation is more similar to a marketing communications rollout, rather than one typically associated with a University or Academic department.
According to their users, Drupal’s advantage for more complex websites over other open source CMS systems lies in its powerful configuration modules and editing features.
Drupal can run different sites from a single instance of the software and provides a better learning experience, which has more benefits in an academic environment compared to the corporate sector.
Another hallmark has been the use of Drupal to manage nearly 70,000 pages and centralizing them to content areas. The idea is that while the content can be unique, it can be managed dynamically based upon profiling and tagging.
It’s often more efficient and effective to use cloud accounting software such as Freshbooks or QuickBooks for small businesses (including freelancers and solo professionals) than a physical paper billing tool.
However, which one is better to use?
Although both provide powerful and specific solutions to entrepreneurs and startups, Freshbooks has advantages over QuickBooks in many respects. On the other hand, QuickBooks is a contender when it comes to large-size and detailed accounting functions.
Here are the five advantages of Freshbooks over QuickBooks that can benefit small businesses, including web designers, web developers and system administrators.
ESET, an IT security company based in Slovakia, discovered an Apache exploit that injects malware into web pages on a web server that ultimately aims to retrieve personal information.
We’ve talked about measures you should take to avoid getting hacked, especially on WordPress, and even written a guide if your website has troubles so we won’t go into those details now. While we haven’t seen widespread issues with this malware, it’s important to understand how it works to ensure you’re not affected.
We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Midphase product family; cloud servers!
Highly focused on usability, Midphase cloud servers are built for everyone and include an easy to use control panel, the same cPanel powered environment that most Midphase clients use today, with full support and configuration provided by our technical team for no additional cost.
In a nutshell, you get a faster, more reliable, website without a steep learning curve.
Mobile users can almost do anything on their smartphones; for most of you that includes accessing your web pages hosted at Midphase.
For Android fans, the features and lower prices set them apart from Apple. Whether it’s a Samsung Galaxy S4 or Nexus 4, specs play a major role for end-users. One of the spec features that users crave is a longer battery life.
Here are five proven ways to boost your battery life:
We’ve already talked about some appealing online marketing strategies that every small business should employ but now it’s time to talk about one of the newest and emerging marketing channels; content marketing!
Although content marketing is considered a new discipline it has, like most other marketing tactics, been around for a while though informally. John Deere has been heralded as the grandfather of content marketing with the launch of The Furrow, a magazine dedicated to helping their target market of farmers become better farmers, in 1895. Today The Furrow still stands as a great content marketing example and has millions of subscribers in dozens of countries and languages.
Ok, you can come back now; history lesson over. In the last Site Renovators post we talked about conversion rate optimization with specific mention to on-site content. In this post we’ll touch/reiterate/expand on-site content and then briefly move to off-site content. Sit down, keep your arms in, hands on the keyboard, and enjoy your read.
SoundCloud is a music storage and promotion service that allows content producers and listeners to connect with one another through common interests. Developed in various parts of Europe in 2007, it has risen through the ranks to become the premier way up-and-coming musicians share their content.
SoundCloud is more than just a tool for artists however; the very nature of the site makes it a viable tool for a small business, particularly in the music industry, to market itself to new potential customers.
Google continues to forge ahead into the realm of augmented reality with a recently unveiled feature planned for their Google Glass device, a laser projected input device.
In mid-January, they filed a patent application in the US detailing precisely what they expect from this device.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest social networking site targeting professionals. It boasts of over 170 million registered members spanning over 200 countries across the globe. In addition, industry pundits forecast its worldwide exponential growth buoyed by the need of professionals to share and transfer knowledge and experience. This makes it a formidable social media tool for marketing, increasing conversions and generating leads especially for small businesses with limited marketing budgets. Here are ways that small businesses can use LinkedIn to boost leads off their website.