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Digital Marketing: Michael Tasner’s “Marketing In The Moment”

Earlier this year Michael Tasner released the second edition of his work on digital marketing, “Marketing In The Moment”. I haven’t finished reading the new edition completely yet. But I can say this about the content I’ve read thus far: It’s great. It’s valuable for anyone who is approaching marketing a business online. It will …

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Gather 2015

The amazing Gather 2015 conference is “The creative community’s big day out”. It’s a fantastic event that draws the web/business community of New Zealand. But it isn’t restricted to technical people. As well as a discussion on web entrepeneuralism and expectations of front-end development, talks included writing for profit, improvised acting and  rapid character creation …

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Free Web Design Resources

A while ago I posted a list of free sources of images for web design. I’ll be using this post to maintain lists of free web design resources and assets.  There will be some commercial sources in this list as well. But I’ll be keeping the emphasis on free materials. The point is to find …

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Mobile-Friendly Sites for Google

Google has communicated very clearly that mobile-friendly websites will be advantaged in search results pages. Delivering to mobile is important enough that Google even offer easy-to-use tools to test how mobile-friendly your website actually is. The Mobile-Friendly Test is provided as a part of Google’s website “Mobile-Friendly Websites”, a resource furnished to developers and people …

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WordPress Hosting on Openshift

Summary: hosting WordPress on Openshift can be a great option for folk with a little tech confidence if you are looking for an cheap option but you don’t want to cut corners on site performance. Choosing wordpress hosting is pretty important: options to consider include customer support from the hosting company, quality of infrastructure, administrative …

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Types of Web Hosting

[quote]”What kind of Web Hosting Do I Need?”[/quote] The kind of hosting you require will be determined by: Your estimated rate of regular incoming traffic The type of applications that you’ll be running Whether you want to manage your own host yourself Most small business websites are best hosted on either a shared host or …

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Frontend Tooling: Bourbon Sass

Wherein I compare those things called “frontend frameworks” and hopefully bring Bourbon to the attention of more developers. Following is a light, comparative review of some frontend frameworks. I give a glimpse into the existing landscape. Context: Bootstraps Dominance Presently and for at least two years or so, the most popular “front-end framework” has been …

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Wordpress Security

WordPress and PHP Security

In my recent post on OWASP Day 2015 I remarked that WordPress.org itself takes security seriously. I mentioned the recently-released WordPress Security White Paper and pointed to the documents on hardening WordPress. Of course WordPress.org doesn’t exist in a vacuum and has a tight feedback loop with its wider community. This in itself may be one …

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