Category: Web standards

‘AMP’lify your mobile website with Accelerated Mobile Pages – AMP

It hasn’t been unknown that Google is leaning heavily towards providing a better mobile experience for quite some time now. Case in point – In April 2015′ algorithm update that considers mobile friendliness as one of the ranking signals. Another update rolled out in October 2015 saw Google come up with Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP. This open source project has the support of Google, WordPress, Twitter, and LinkedIn, among 30 other publishers and developers. What is it …

Web Development life cycle – Process flow diagram

Years ago, we wrote an article, web development life cycle , which explains how a web development business flow might work between the client and a web developer. The process is simple and straight forward. I decided to create a simple flow diagram for better understanding, and here is that process flow diagram.  The diagram widely covers the process in terms of business perspective, Starts from a call/email inquiry from a potential customer till the final project delivery. Leave …

Business made easy by Social Networking

A paradigm shift In the famous words of Thomas L Friedman – the world is flat. Business and commerce globally have seen a paradigm shift with the advent of global networking metaphorically represented by the internet. The use of Social Networking is characteristic of this shift which has taken the world by storm with sites like Facebook and Twitter becoming the modern day lexicon. Managing perceptions Business today depends far more on modern methods like social networking to …

The end of Flash era – Will HTML5 and the browsers leave Flash behind?

At this point of time, it would be superfluous to say that Flash is the most prominent and widely utilized multimedia platform on the cyberspace. It has substantially demonstrated its mark in several areas such as games, banners, applications, and videos. However, given this fact, several IT enthusiasts across the globe accentuate that the launch of HTML 5 will supersede Flash and sound its death knell. In today’s context, is this relevant? HTML 5 will obviously take some …

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 …

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/ …

All about Keyword cloud

Keyword cloud represents most used keywords in a site visually, by showing it in different font sizes and it is known to be a <b>Search Engine Marketing (SEM)</b> term. It differs from larger to smaller in font sizes. Keyword that has been used more around the site and blog, which we call as keyword density, are shown in larger fonts. According to the keyword density the font size varies from larger to smaller. On looking at the keyword …

Frameworks we like: 4. Codeigniter, and Why?

Codeigniter is an open source web application framework for building dynamic websites with programming language PHP. Its main aim is to facilitate the developers to develop projects much faster than writing code from the scratch. If you are a developer who wants to meet the clients’ deadline and tired of tediously large and painstakingly undocumented frameworks, Codeigniter is the way to go. When compared to other PHP frameworks, Codeigniter is often distinguished for its speed. Now this is …

PHP – Best practices and worst mistakes

Months back, I made a post similar to this, But I believe another post emphasizing on the best practices is not considered bad. 🙂 Working with PHP is something you enjoy every day!. You always wanted to do your best to your clients. But when the deadlines are pressing and when the clients are on your shoulders people start to mess codings, and the standards get ignored. But you practice the best ways of programming every day, it becomes your …