Thoughts and commentary on the latest internet technologies

Mind the Gap – A Quick Magnolia Upgrade Guide for 5.3 to 5.4

Upgrading your Magnolia 5.3.x project to a newer version 5.4.x should be an easy task, but even if we are speaking about two versions which are only 18 months apart, there are tweaks that have to be done, even for this small upgrade process.

IaaS Cloud: Amazon AWS vs Rackspace

Priocept has recently been working side-by-side with two alternative cloud computing service providers: Rackspace and Amazon AWS. This gave us a great opportunity to compare the details of both providers. On both projects the software platform was based around Magnolia, a Java based CMS.

Choosing the right e-commerce platform

Selecting a new technology solution to power your online sales can be a daunting proposition. Here are the five top tips we give to clients who are about to embark on a new e-commerce development.

Blog Article by: Greg Murray

Introduction to Demandware

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A look at Demandware, a “cloud” based e-commerce solution, which retailers can exploit to develop online stores and to expand into international markets.

Blog Article by: Greg Murray

An Introduction to CloudFlare

Priocept has recently been implementing and evaluating CloudFlare, a CDN service. We thought we would write up our findings for the benefit of other prospective CloudFlare users.

Placeholder Implementation in non-HTML 5 Browsers

HTML5 has introduced many features to the browser; some HTML-based, some in the form of JavaScript APIs, but all of them useful. Among those we have the placeholder attribute, which shows text in a field until the field is focused upon, then hides the text.

Unobtrusive Client-Side Validation

JQuery Validation is an efficient, resilient and widely adopted solution for client-side validation. Since JQuery's official support by Microsoft and the introduction of Unobtrusive Client Validation for .NET, it has become easier than ever to integrate with applications that use .NET forms.

Ditching Old Habits – Photoshop vs. CSS

In an age gone by, it was normal practice for web designers to fully draft their web concepts in Photoshop, arranging all of their elements within a single ‘.psd’ file. However, when there are now so many new, innovative and better solutions available, why would web designers and developers continue to employ Photoshop at all?