Videos of Content Platform seminar

Here is the video of the seminar we gave recently at Internet World 2011 on the Content Platform we built for TUI Travel.

Read more Leave a Comment May 26, 2011 Matthew Skelton

Success at Internet World 2011

Now that Internet World 2011 is over, we can look back on a hugely successful week at Earl’s Court in London. Read for photographs of our stand and the seminar last week.

Read more Leave a Comment May 18, 2011 Matthew Skelton

Slides from Content Platform seminar at Internet World 2011

Here are the slides from the seminar on Content Platforms given by our Principal Consultant, Matthew Skelton, at Internet World last week

Read more Leave a Comment May 16, 2011 Matthew Skelton

International Software Applications – Part 2

In Part 1 of this two part post, we looked at the basics of international software, and how to plan your project to best support the demands of international applications. In this second post, we look at using local market knowledge to speed up localisation efforts, the pros and cons of a translation management system, and some ways to avoid mobile app “sprawl”.

Read more Leave a Comment May 9, 2011 Matthew Skelton

International Software Applications – Part 1

Web and mobile applications today should be designed and built from the ground up to support international markets, unless there is a strong business case to restrict them to a single market.

The availability of tools and frameworks to provide your application with international support (including multiple languages, currencies, locales, etc.) lowers the barrier for application development teams, but the technology build is only part of the challenge of supporting international markets.

In Part 1 of this two part post, we look at the basics if international software, and how to plan your project to best support the demands of international applications.

Read more Leave a Comment May 6, 2011 Matthew Skelton

Magnolia Training – A Simple Edit in Magnolia CMS

This example follows a site editor making minor changes to a page in a Magnolia CMS website and then publishing that change for public viewing.

Read more 1 Comment May 2, 2011 Chris Jennings

Magnolia Training – Getting Started with Magnolia CMS

Magnolia CMS is an easy-to-use open-source content management system (CMS) with many advanced features. Here, we’ve collected together several articles and blog posts relating to Magnolia CMS.

Read more Leave a Comment April 29, 2011 Matthew Skelton

SmartPhone Use and Market Share

When budgets are limited, web product owners can face a daunting task of deciding which SmartPhone device to support first. With market share changing so rapidly, this can be a difficult decision. We’ve pulled together some statistics on SmartPhone use to help with these kinds of choices.

Read more Leave a Comment April 28, 2011 Matthew Skelton

Google Search Appliance improved, but how much?

As reported by the Real Story group, the latest Google Search Appliance (GSA 6.8) now has faceted search, amongst other things.

We blogged on the GSA last year, noting how – although the GSA has some powerful features – its administrative interface and feed control were both somewhat lacking. It seems that the main new features are: faceted navigation, a SharePoint 2010 connector (useful for intranets), and Active-Active mirroring. How many of the glitches we found back in 2009 (such as poor ampersand handling, batch import control and index purging) are now fixed is not clear, although a side-effect of the new faceted navigation seems to be that the search result estimates are now accurate.

Read more Leave a Comment April 27, 2011 Matthew Skelton

Report-back from Magnolia training

Two Priocept developers, Chris and Adam, went to Basel last week to get trained up as Magnolia developers. Here’s a quick report-back.

Read more Leave a Comment April 23, 2011 Chris Jennings

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