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Technical Papers by Kevin Morrison

How to Layout Your Articles for Your Website

One of the most important areas of a website is the content, the reason you are building the site in the first place. I wanted to talk for a moment on how to best build this content in a way that will save time and help you organize your written word.

When I assemble the content for a client and ask for the articles they want to start with on their site I normally get it in a mass bundle with relevant titles to each page. The downside to getting it this way is that I don't know what comes first, what is most important and what is or should be considered supporting articles?

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Javascript errors

Nowadays almost every Joomla extension uses JavaScript to create a more responsive website for a better user exprience. Mostly all JavaScripts rely on a JavaScript library like jQueryMootools or others. Using different scripts on a webpage can cause conflicts between them. This tutorial helps you to detect and resolve these script errors.

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Who Should Manage Your Domain?

The domain name system is not hard to understand but yet those who are not technically savvy tend to rely on an agency or a web firm to manage it for them. There are pros and cons to this but first we need to understand how all this works so you have a solid understanding and know the risks that you are taking by not managing your own domain name.

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Why your company should consider dedicated hosting

When moving Web operations to a hosting service it is not enough to say, “Let’s move.” You have to consider what sort of new living arrangements will be made. There are three possible arrangements: managed, dedicated, and co-located hosting services. Here, we will consider the advantages of dedicated hosting services. In a dedicated hosting arrangement, the hosting service provider supplies a physical server dedicated exclusively to your applications. Basically, you are renting an unfurnished house on the host’s property. You don’t have any neighbors on the other side of walls, floor, or ceiling to bother or be bothered by. You can decorate the place however you wish, within reason. The landlord is responsible for maintenance of a few basic things like plumbing connections, but generally you have to keep your place clean and tidy yourself.

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Useability in Web Design

Usability in web design or usability case study are a few that you can use in Google/Bing to research some of what you are looking for. There are quite a few good books on usability that I recommend to anyone asking about this. Don't Make Me Think and Rocket Surgery Made Simple by Steve Krug are two very good books on this subject.

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