3 Tools to Intensely Mock

Who hasn’t, at one time or another, needed to mock up a web page, a user interface, or even a complete application? For a designer or developer, sometimes it’s best to whip up a quick mock up for management or clients prior to starting a task. That way you get sign off from the VIPs [...]

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future
Last month we announced the upcoming availability of DotNetPanel for our dedicated and VPS customers. This month we’re pleased to announce something for our shared customers: new ASP.NET 4.0 plans that are hosted on Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5.
But that’s not all, dear reader.
We’re also provisioning sites in their own [...]

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Not Your Daddy’s PHP

Back when .Net 2.0 was released, a few of the PHP developers we have on staff got a case of “framework envy.” For those of you who are not familiar with .Net 2.0, implementing it into your site is sort of like going from the brick mobile phones of the 1990’s to the 3GS smart phones dominating the market today.

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Beware (and Be Aware) of Wordpress Privacy Settings

Beware (and Be Aware) of Wordpress Privacy Settings
Not to start this off too tangentially, but there are times when writing a blog post is painful. Not physically, mind you, but definitely psychologically, and even spiritually (if you’re the spiritual sort).
This is one such time.
Here’s a quick tip for you Wordpress users: be sure to check [...]

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Do Clothes (or Apps) Make the Man?

Feathers have been ruffled this week in the highly competitive mobile device world, positioning the iPhone and the Droid in a head-on battle. The burning question of the moment? Do applications make the device, or is success based more on the platform itself?

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Football and the Economic Recovery

How do a struggling high school football team and the most devastating financial crisis in our lifetime complement each other? Well, “the Streak” turned into “the Recovery” – for both.

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Get a Bigger Hammer, Part 2

My last post (see Get a Bigger Hammer) discussed needing the right tool for the job, regardless of whether it’s a traditional tool like a hammer or saw, or something more Web 3.0 like augmented reality browsers. I also mentioned how we use 3 easy questions as the basis for decisions, to set the tone [...]

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Get a Bigger Hammer

Back in my younger days I thought a cordless drill was just a cordless drill. I invested in a low-voltage rechargeable for about $10 and was satisfied. When I bought my first house that drill came with me, and for the little jobs I did here and there, it sufficed. Then house #2 came along.
As [...]

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From Whence the Tweet?

I just read this great tidbit on ReadWriteWeb that discusses how people use Twitter. Some base statistics from a report done by the “Consumer Internet Barometer” include these: “…the majority of Twitter users (42%) use the service to communicate with their friends. About 29% use Twitter to update their status, 26% to find news, and 21% for work-related reasons. Oddly, only 0.3% said that they use Twitter for fun.”

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Our Servers Now Go To 11

In our ongoing effort to bring everlasting joy and happiness to our customers, I’m pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2009 we have increased a few worthwhile, and necessary, allocations to our current shared, dedicated and VPS plans.
The actual changes are outlined below, but I wanted to take a moment and let everyone [...]

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