February 2012 Blog Archive

Moving the web sites to a new server (again) and other system upgrades Mon, Feb 20, 2012 Update: I finished the migration to our new server on February 25th, 2012. In August, I put the web sites on a faster server.  There were 2 great promotions right now with the same hosting company.  I've invested in paying for 4 months of ... Read More

Data encryption features in development for our current and future web services Sat, Feb 18, 2012 This weekend, I have been looking at OpenSSL and GnuPG open source cryptography tools for the best way to handle encrypting sensitive information in future applications. OpenSSL is used for protecting SSL data streams and GPG/PGP is best for pro... Read More

The importance of personally obtaining all skills required for success Sat, Feb 18, 2012 Over the years, I have developed a number of skills to reduce my expenses and understand more of the process of running a web development business. I try to be an artist and figure things out myself and express myself.  Often, that may not seem... Read More

Delayed loading of typekit scripts vs Flicker-free loading Mon, Feb 13, 2012 Today, I realized that typekit.com substantially slows down my sites when it first loads.   To help combat this, I tried the delayed execution example they provide. Example: <script type="text/javascript">/* <![CDATA[ */ TypekitConfig... Read More

Our application can transition between pages without reloading the page Mon, Feb 13, 2012 FYI: This is not a tutorial.  It's just an announcement that we have this feature in use on some of our web sites. I have been able to apply ajax page changes, hash urls and html 5 push state to several client web sites and our content manageme... Read More

Automatic Static File Versioning System Upgrade Sun, Feb 05, 2012 Today, I'm one step closer to finishing the new skinning system for my custom web site platform. Most of the time a web site developer uploads a new version of a file like a stylesheet via ftp and it has the same filename, so any users who have alre... Read More