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December, 2015

  • 28 December

    New HTTP Error Code 451 Launched

    As legal take-down requests increase – the Internet Engineering Task Force has launched a brand new HTTP status code specifically designed to showcase that a page is unavailable for legal reasons. The new error code, named 451, is a tribute to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The official draft states: This status code indicates that the server is denying access to the resource ...

  • 24 December

    Facebook Officially Migrates To HTML5 Video

    Flash really isn’t doing well. First YouTube gave up Flash and switched to a new HTML5 video player earlier this year, and now Facebook has ditched Flash – also switching to HTML5. The move was inspired by a slew of things – performance, safety, accessibility. From development velocity to accessibility features, HTML5 offers a lot of benefits. Moving to HTML5 ...

  • 17 December

    Twitter Moments Makes It To the UK

    Twitter Moments – my favorite new Twitter feature – has finally rolled out in the UK! Here in the UK, we’re proud to be the first European country to roll out the service, and we pulled together a talented curation team whose sole aim is to bring you the very best of Twitter across the biggest and most fascinating topics. ...

  • 3 December

    Crappy Wi-Fi This Holiday Season? Blame Those Christmas Lights!

    I understand this sounds like one of those ridiculous spam hoax messages that get sent out telling you that solar flares are going to disrupt you’re Windows 10 boot sequence – and yet this is 100% true. Over the years various telecom and broadband providers have compiled reports to show the effect that Christmas-related electronics have on Wi-Fi performance. The most ...

  • 3 December

    PHP 7 Is Officially Out!

    PHP 7 is officially out – and just in time also. Facebook’s HHVM project has been taking off, and luckily all current benchmarks for PHP 7 show it to be on-par with the speed of HHVM – something PHP developers have yearned for. If you still haven’t updated you’re code to support PHP 7, now would be the time fellas. Luckily ...

  • 2 December

    Infographic: How Much Shoppers Around The World Are Spending Online

    With the holiday season here eCommerce is booming – and if you have ever wondered if people actually buy anything online, Expert Market put together a beautiful Infographic showcasing just who is spending what online. The results are pretty fascinating honestly – considering neither the US nor the UK took any of the top 3 positions. Instead the top online ...

  • 2 December

    When Everyone Hates Your Product Name – Rename It Animate CC

    What do you do when you have spent years developing a technology whose name has been utterly destroyed by the industry? When webmasters and web designers alike shudder at he mere mention of your technology? When other companies pioneer campaigns specifically against your technology? Surely you don’t just throw it all away and move on to something else right? At ...

  • 1 December

    This Holiday Season Make Sure You’ve Installed Social Logins On Your eCommerce Website

    When it comes to trying to get someone to do something online – making that action as simple as possible is key. So when you’re shopping online and come to your checkout process and are suddenly hit with a long full-page form things aren’t simple anymore are they? Things get even worse when you finally register, then have to confirm ...

  • 1 December

    Why Are So Many Government Websites So Outdated?

    In a day when major search engines reward mobile friendly websites, and the average Internet user basically demands it – how can it be considered ok for the majority of government websites to still be so outdated? I recently got a letter from the Census Bureau requesting (by law, so no actual choice exists) that I fill out an online survey. So I figure I’ll ...

November, 2015

  • 26 November

    Yahoo Fights Back Against Ad-Blockers

    Ad-blocking is killing your favorite websites – and Yahoo is fighting back. The last few days on the Interwebs have been full of people complaining that they suddenly cannot access their Yahoo Mail due to their ad-blocking software. A rather bold move by Yahoo, which is sure to loose some users because of this, however someone needs to stand up ...

  • 23 November

    The Top Digital Cities In America Don’t Include The Birthplace of The Modern Internet

    The Internet is still rather young – and it’s amazing just how far it’s come already. So much of our daily lives revolve around the Internet. We check the weather, message our friends, spontaneously buy things, check the traffic, pay parking tickets, and so much more. As such – it only makes sense that local government would want to focus ...

  • 11 November

    WordPress Is Powering 25% Of The Entire Internet

    When it comes to the world of content management systems – WordPress has always stood out as the most well-known platform. A recent report by W3Techs however shows that WordPress isn’t just well-known – it’s powering 25% of the entire Internet – and that is quiet the numbers for a program that was intended to focus on blogging. The original WordPress first ...

  • 3 November

    Twitter Advertises Moments During 2015 World Series

    When was the last time you saw a Twitter commercial on TV? Go ahead. I’ll wait. . . . . . If you answered never – you were close. Back in 2012 Twitter ran a TV advert during a Nascar race. If you missed that – you’ve never seen a Twitter ad. Until the 2015 World Series where Twitter finally ran ...

  • 3 November

    Time To Move Your Files – No More Unlimited Storage For Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive has offered tons of free-space promotions over the past few years – and many of us have taken full advantage of that – racking up 300, 400, 500GB of completely free backup space courtesy of Microsoft. Then Microsoft took it one step further and began offering unlimited storage for Office 365 users. Guess what happened then. A “small ...

  • 2 November

    EIG Buys Constant Contact for $1.1B

    Something potentially horrible has happened today. Endurance International Group (EIG) has announced a deal to acquire Constant Contact for $1.1 billion. Now this may sound like great news to you – and you’re probably thinking that this surely means that Constant Contact have developed a great platform and Endurance International Group is excited to continue to grow it and expand ...

October, 2015

  • 21 October

    Amazon Files Lawsuit Against 1,114 Fiverr Sellers

    Amazon has always been at war with fake reviewers, and back in April of this year Amazon filed it’s first actual lawsuit against a review creator who posted a fake review. Little did we know that was just the tip of the iceberg. This past week Amazon filed a lawsuit in Seattle, Washington against 1,114 defendants who offered false review ...

  • 21 October

    Twitter Just Launched 24-Hour Anonymous Polls

    Twitter is focused on changing right now, that’s becoming pretty clear with all the new changes happening. Twitter Moments was a pretty major change – so much that it got it’s own center button within the mobile Twitter app. Well a few hours ago Twitter announced another pretty exciting new feature that’s rolling out – anonymous polling! The way it’ll ...

  • 14 October

    Yahoo Donates 200 Servers to Howard & UTEP Universities

    A couple of weeks ago Yahoo decided that they must do their part to encourage more diverse populations to pursue careers within the computer science and technology fields – so they donated 200 servers to Howard University and The University of Texas at El Paso – two universities known for their diverse student makeup. This isn’t a completely surprising move ...

  • 9 October

    Twitter Starts Curating Itself Via The Launch of Twitter Moments

    Earlier this week Twitter announced the launch of Moments – something that I think is a tremendous sign towards where Twitter is heading – and I love it! See Twitter Moments is basically the answer to any Twitter user who has ever sat back and thought to themselves that things were just way too fast paced. Twitter Moments curates trending and popular topics ...

  • 4 October

    The USDS Publishes An Official Style Guide for US Government Websites

    Earlier this weekend a team of developers and designers that makeup the U.S. Digital Service along with web design company 18F got together and published the U.S. Web Design Standards – a set of webdesign guides, style groups, and assets that serve as a guide for creating official U.S. federal government websites. The U.S. Web Design Standards is a library ...

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