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April 07, 2015

It's Crunch Time For Mobile-Friendly Design And SEO

For the last decade, the proportion of mobile web users and shoppers has been gradually increasing. Originally the preserve of those who could afford high-end smart phones, mobile internet use has become a commonplace. The majority of consumers in the western world — and many in developing nations — own at least one mobile device […]

July 15, 2014

Creating Multilingual WordPress Sites

Even though the web is a global network, many businesses are happy to create an English-language site and leave it at that. In some cases, that’s fine. The burden of translation can be quite high, and if the market a site is addressing is fairly localized, then the ROI of internationalizing isn’t worth the effort. […]

May 30, 2014

Net Neutrality Is Fundamental to a Free And Open Internet

Although complex in implementation, the Internet is quite simple in principle. Consumers buy bandwidth from last-mile ISPs. Network operators provide international connectivity to those ISPs and to each other via peering. And the majority of content providers host their content with web hosting companies, which manage servers in data centers that connect to network operators. […]

May 14, 2014

Former Magento Lead Architect Creates Sellvana, A New eCommerce Platform

There have been numerous attempts to build the perfect eCommerce platform over the years. For many, Magento is the closest — it’s an extraordinarily powerful eCommerce application, capable of supporting everything from the smallest boutique vendor to the largest eCommerce retailer. Much of the groundwork for Magento’s success was laid by Boris Gurvich, Magento’s original […]

April 04, 2014

TLS 1.2 and openssl 1.0.1e Frequently Asked Questions

As we’ve upgraded a lot of our servers to openssl 1.0.1e we’ve seen a handful of problems with APIs or payment gateways. The companies whose API is being used say they don’t support openssl 1.0.1e and/or TLSv1.2 is not support and the server will have to use TLSv1.0. There seems to be a lot of […]

February 06, 2014

Cron Job for Every Three Days

Previously, I talked about creating a cron job for the last day of the month. This time around, I’m going to show how to set a cron job to run every so-many days. We’ll use every three days as an example. If you know cron you’re probably thinking, “That’s easy!” Yes, it is. Here’s how […]

February 03, 2014

WordPress Is Still The Best Choice For Small Business Websites

For new small business owners, a website is a necessity. Tech startups get all the attention in the media, but the fact is that most small business startups don’t have a web technology expert among the founders. The plumbers, electricians, realtors, and consultants who form the largest contingent of new business owners usually don’t have […]

January 31, 2014

A New Perspective

Having been given an opportunity at Nexcess a while back, I’ve been able to work with Magento since it was in beta. That experience has given me the opportunity to connect with many ecommerce pioneers, and I’ve often found myself on calls discussing a technical matter with a client, but then found myself engaged in […]

October 31, 2013

PHP Sessions and Objects

For the majority of my PHP career I didn’t store objects in a session. Not that it’s a difficult thing, I simply didn’t have a need to in the past. Now that I do, I have discovered a peculiar (in my opinion) aspect of it. This came about because the session data on a certain […]

October 09, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V: Grand Indeed!

As I’m sure most of you have guessed by my love of Batman, I’m a giant child. I take no offense to this. As a matter of fact, I embrace it. I have two kids, 10 and 8, and they LOVE that I’m a giant child. It just makes playing with them that much more […]