Archive for April, 2016

Vivaldi, Iconic Composer, Now an Iconic Browser?

For those of you who haven’t come across Vivaldi, it’s a new to market browser targeted for the power users out there. At its core it isn’t especially different from other browsers: it’s built on Chromium and so utilises Chrome’s rendering engine. This is a tick straight away as if you read last week’s blog, then you already know most web users have this browser and so a large number of pages are optimised for this. The initial onboarding process is a.

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Web Browser Optimisation – The Most Expensive Second Your Business Ever Wasted

So how do people access our websites? Web browsers. Knowing the preferred browser of your target market should affect the web browser optimisation of your site. Take Mozilla’s Firefox for example, it’s probably the fastest overall browser yet Google’s Chrome bests Firefox when it comes to loading HTML5. Ultimately, developing your site in HTML5 to appeal to a Chrome user base will make a minuscule difference in load time, perhaps a second, maybe less… Though the reality is that today’s data churning.

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Dude, Where’s My Website?

Some people, hopefully no-one who happens to read this article, fell foul with their website hosting providers as 123-Reg wiped a number of their servers over the weekend. The company has not confirmed the exact number of people affected by this incident, although have confirmed it was a maintenance error that affected 67 out of their 115,000 servers. Needless to say the loss of their sites has upset a number of customers. Speaking to the BBC, one customer said the issue would.

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All That Jazz – WordPress Version 4.5 has been Released

Coleman Hawkins, a legendary Jazz Musician and now the namesake of WordPress’ latest release, 4.5 a.k.a. Coleman. What do the pair have in common? Smoothness. Especially when it comes to previewing and editing content. So what array of new goodies has this release brought us? Well certainly more than Apple’s latest iPhone offering. WordPress has released new functions within its editing tools so now users can add links inline. This is alongside newly introduced formatting shortcuts e.g. type “—” to insert a.

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The WordPress Vulnerability that Brought Down the Prime Minister of Iceland

A hot button topic at the moment is the Mossback Fonseca Breach. For those of you who haven’t followed the news, a Panamanian law firm suffered a security breach which led to Iceland’s Prime Minister stepping down from office; as well as Russia’s President Putin and Britain’s David Cameron facing controversy. The BBC has confirmed the breach was the result of internet hackers infiltrating the Mossback Fonseca server and extracting the papers at the centre of this scandal. Wordfence, a reputable industry.

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