Year: 2010

11 things we improved in 2010 for a better 2011

Like any other year for a web development company, 2010 went with a lot of learning. Not even a single day left without the impact of technology advancements and new techniques to learn. At Macronimous, we always try to let our clients know what we learned: jQuery/HTML 5 instead of Flash, Ajax driven forms, Mobile and Tablet interfaces for websites, Security for WordPress blogs & sites and social networking integration are some of the key considerations for improving …

Make Google Places for Business to work for you – (Revisited 2014)

(This was an article written in 2010, But we found it worth revisiting with few updates that would make it useful to the readers. ) Business owners (and many SEO companies too :-)) were immensely worried by the fact that black hat SEO tactics , that are not really in the particular location were ahead of their sites in organic listings and was hoping Google would get rid of this situation one day. The local listings earlier were actually …

Making Google hotpot to work for your business

All these days SEO firms were focusing only on link building, On-page optimization, META tags etc without giving much care to whether the site is a global or local website. The Google local listings that were appearing on the top of the organic result was not making a huge impact. But when Google decided to give a much more relevant local listings results, It launched the Google Places silently but in style.  The major aim of the Google …

Upgrade to WordPress 3.0 – Few simple steps to do it yourself.

Last weekend, we have upgraded this Blog system to WordPress 3. It went well without any troubles, as expected. Our team shares few simple steps to do it yourself. 1. Download WordPress 3.0 from the URL wordpress.org/download. And before you install make sure you have access to the FTP client and MySQL database 2. Create a subfolder in your domain root folder and upload unzipped WordPress 3.0 files to the subfolder. Create a database for new WordPress version on …

We have 1217 bugs in our present blog system

When we launched our business/technical blog system under this domain/URL, it was done with WordPress version 2.7 and later we upgraded it to 2.9 (Carmen McRae release) last year. Now WordPress announced its version 3, with major revisions.  WordPress community announced that 1217 bugs were fixed (which means our present blog system has 1217 bugs) which is not a small number. It has 4 digits. 🙂 Next week, we will be upgrading to the new WP 3.0 and we then …

Tips for building better mySQL architecture

Have you thought about the right Data type which you should use? Is VARCHAR bad? Do you review the SQL statements that you have written? Do you know what sort of impact indexes produce? How to leverage the query Caching techniques? Do you follow the naming standards? This simple slide teaches you the best mySQL practices to be followed up by 15 minutes. Taking out the best from mySQL will improve the application performance if its part of …

4 site design validations you should do before you deliver

1. Validate HTML W3C provides HTML validations, which checks the validity of HTML, XHTML etc. http://validator.w3.org/ 2. Validate your CSS You should use W3C’s CSS validator tool to validate your style sheets. http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ 3. Validate site links Check broken links across the site with W3C’s Link checker tool http://validator.w3.org/checklink 4. Cross browser compatibility Check the site on multiple browsers with this tool (You may not have a MAC, but you can you can test the site Mac Safari http://spoon.net/browsers/ …