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Web sites and Social Media; a wheel is still a wheel

Yes indeed, rather obvious isn't it. Yet when I look at development of technology, of tools, services, trends, as opposed to mindset, culture and strategy I sometimes wonder if the wheel, as a concept or idea, has been forgotten. The wheel is about a lot more than a means of propulsion, mobility, of transportation. It can also serve as a good model for building business,...

Drupal Encrypt, new and better version

Are you running a Drupal website without SSL certificate? If you're not not into eCommerce, run a website with webshop, forums or anything that requires or offers login for users, then you're (mostly) fine. If however you have a website that offers or uses login services, you should think about minimum safety and security. Not the least for your users but of course, personal (admin)...

Choice of fonts or typefaces - what do you fancy?

Todays websites are becoming more and more graphical, with less and less text. Or makes for more easy reading than before. One reason being that it's possible from a design perspective, screens have much higher resolution which makes graphics look good, another that if you put too much text up, or the paragraph length and density is too heavy, there's a real chance skimming is...

New web project, something (completely) different

Been working on a new project that was launched a couple of days ago. Quite different from most other things I've done, not the least with regards to the web architecture. Good to work with new angles, get a different perspective. In early discussions with the client it quickly became clear that they wanted something modern, a solution with less text and easy reading. A...

Backups & updates - yes all the time

Guess I am not the only one out here who, at one time or another, have had experiences with updates that messed things up? Changes applied that (later) lead to unforeseen, if not say unwanted SNAFU's, with the subsequent effect that the only thing to bring back sanity and restore peace is.... a backup? Sometimes even the most innocent looking update can lead to unpleasant...

Internet/intranet and extranet - all in one package?

Today many companies, whether larger, medium or smaller have a content architecture and production methodology from a different era. System life cycle have a tendency to be over-extended. While this happens development rushes on, demands with regards to mobility services and social aspects of web applications or content management services increases. Transformation surely can be a difficult business, changing systems resource demanding, potentially very time...

Restructuring the website - language control

For some time the language aspect of this website have been somewhat of a hybrid, Norwegian and English hand in hand. Not the most tidy presentation I'll openly admit, but as indicated earlier there was this about priorities. Sometime during or after this summer a language solution hopefully will be in place. Not decided exactly what kind, and there are some choices. What is fairly...

Website encryption - a must (?)

Yes I think so, if you have a contact form, definitely if your website got services that requires login. Whatever these may be. In such a case some form of (basic) encryption is a must and a minimum! Why you may ask? Well for one thing, more than ever data traffic is being traced and tracked, that also includes anything sent via the internet on http:// or port 80.

If you build it they will come (?)...

This title has erroneously been associated with the film Field of Dreams (1989) In which, while walking in his cornfield, novice farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice that whispers, " If you build it, he will come ". Ray interprets this as an instruction to build a baseball diamond in his fields. After he does, Shoeless Joe Jackson and other dead baseball players emerge from the cornfields to play ball. Good film by the way......