Enabling GZIP Compression on IIS 7/8.5 for use with Umbraco 7

Enabling GZIP Compression on IIS 7/8.5 for use with Umbraco 7

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in IIS, Technology, Web Development

Part of website optimization includes compressing website contents where possible. Here are some steps to get GZIP compression up and running on IIS for Umbraco.

Gravity Forms Filter Example

Gravity Forms Filter Example

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Technology, Web Development, WordPress

RocketGenius’s Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress is arguably one of the best form builder plugins around. Support is great, licensing is simple, and the tool itself is exemplary. It’s GUI form builder is second to none, and even allows management of contact dropdowns, so notifications can be sent dynamically to the right person based on user choice […]

Modern.ie site helps with virtualized browser testing

Modern.ie site helps with virtualized browser testing

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Technology, Web Development | No Comments

I’ve been using VMs for browser testing since the ’90s when Connectix still owned Virtual PC. Recently, Chris Morris introduced me to Microsoft’s own Modern.ie project. It’s an effort to help developers test against IE’s rendering issues, and a big part of that comes by way of provided pre-built VMs for common host platforms. The […]

Heartbleed OpenSSL Issue Description and Remediation

Heartbleed OpenSSL Issue Description and Remediation

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Web Development | No Comments

Great article over at StackExchange.com on the recently announced Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL. The bug allows any client who can connect to your SSL server to retrieve about 64kB of memory from the server at a time. The client doesn’t need to be authenticated in any way. By repeating the attack, the client can dump different parts […]

Coda 2 Hangs on Launch with Large File Open

Coda 2 Hangs on Launch with Large File Open

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in General, Web Development | No Comments

So you made the mistake of opening a giant text file (probably SQL) in Coda 2. The program has hung up and you have the friendly spinning Beach Ball of Unresponsiveness, and it won’t go away. So, eventually you decide to kill the program and start over. Aha, but Coda 2 is helpful and opens […]

Some great ideas on web development workflow

Some great ideas on web development workflow

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Check out Paul Irish’s talk at the HTML5 Dev Conference from November 2012. Maybe there’s a little more Yeoman in our futures?  

Joomla 2.5.x Versions Module (mod_version) Not Showing Up in Administrator Modules List

Joomla 2.5.x Versions Module (mod_version) Not Showing Up in Administrator Modules List

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Have run into a couple of times recently and finally found the solution. The problem: The Joomla version isn’t being displayed in the admin footer while logged into the backend. The module also isn’t showing up in the admin’s list of admin modules. The issue: In one or more Joomla 2.5.x updates, the SQL to […]

Using MAMP with SQL Workbench

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Technology, Web Development | No Comments

After various partial successes getting MAMP and SQL Workbench to work in peace and harmony, I found this HOWTO from Chance Garcia at phpprotip.com. Someone might also find this helpful from Frankie Inguanez.

Joomla Changes from 1.5 to 1.6, 1.7, and 2.5: $mainframe and jos_components

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Was looking to convert one of my Joomla 1.5 components into a Joomla 2.5 component and ran into a couple of show-stopping changes. 1) The jos_components table is gone. Just gone. This is the table that among many other varied purposes used to hold the admin component’s menu hierarchy. It’s now been rolled into jos_menu, […]

Medical billing and clinic management company launches new web site

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in General, Healthcare, Web Development | No Comments

An old friend of mine just launched his company’s new website for their medical billing and practice management software. Great stuff. Check out Amber Clinic Manager over at the Gray Swan Software website if you’re in the market or know someone who is.