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Dec24

Self Healing Cloud Hosting.... Here We Come

Written by // Matthew Baylor Categories // New Products / Services, Rants

If you haven't noticed, for the past month I have been having issues with the hosting account for this site.

Luckily, out of all of the sites NSWD hosts, only my own were effected. With the days and weeks of down-time I have had time to think of how we need to move forward and find a better, more reliable solution.

Apr14

To WWW or not to WWW...

Written by // Matthew Baylor Categories // Rants

One Site - One URL

I recently had a few queries about URL’s, using www, not using www, using both and forwarding different names. In summary, all of the questions were pretty much the same.

Q. What’s the difference they all end up at the same place don’t they?
A. Short answer: Visually yes, but not in the eyes of the search engines.

Variations of URL’s that return the same content are bad Mmkay.  Multiple URL’s, at first glance, seem to be a good idea. I know what you’re thinking. “Hey, it’s more access points to my site. More ways to get there means more traffic, right?

Apr03

Joomla Extension Directory Houses 7300+ Extensions

Written by // Matthew Baylor Categories // New Products / Services, In the News, Cool Stuff, Rants

Common Submission Errors

Joomla Extension Directory Houses 7300+ Extensions

Extension Submission Queue Update

The Joomla! Extensions Directory now houses over 7300 extensions and is growing at a rapid rate!


As of this writing there are 0, zero, zilch, no pending extensions in the new submission queue that are waiting to be processed. However, there are 200+ with errors waiting for developers to make corrections.

Here are some of the most common submission errors that I have seen in the past month.

May29

Readability

Categories // Rants

Readability is probably one of, if not the most important aspect of a web site's design. After all, what use is your site if it's an eye sore and no one can bare to look at it? Here are a few tips to help improve readability

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