Thoughts from the McDonagh team on technology, the Web, mobile, search, and more.

Private OpenStack Installation

Posted on 11/7/2014 by SuperUser Account |

Debian Jessie OS - Icehouse Release
4 Server Configuration - Controller/Image/Network/Compute nodes
Nodes use bonded ethernet for 2Gigabit throughput
SSD Drives used for fast compute node storage
HP Servers used with AES Instruction set CPU's for high speed IPSEC vpn.
Openstack API is on a secure, private network

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New Google Webmaster Tools feature: Index Status

Posted on 7/25/2012 by Neal Hohman |

Google has released a new feature within Google Webmaster Tools, called Index Status, that shows site owners exactly how many pages on their site are indexed and when.

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Facebook advertising and e-commerce

Posted on 7/24/2012 by Neal Hohman |

Shopify, one of the Internet's leading e-commerce systems, recently posted some helpful guidelines to consider when using Facebook ads to drive traffic to an online store.

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What's new in DotNetNuke Blog module 5.0

Posted on 7/23/2012 by Neal Hohman |

The free DotNetNuke blog module is getting some much needed enhancements in its next major release. Let's take a look at some of the most important changes to the module.

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Page speed improvements in DotNetNuke 6.1+

Posted on 7/20/2012 by Neal Hohman |

Beginning with DotNetNuke 6.1, site owners have noticed a marked decrease in the amount of time it takes for their web pages to load. DotNetNuke has made it a recent priority to improve the page download speed by modifying the way requests are made to the server. In short, it makes DotNetNuke a much faster loading content management system immediately out of the box.

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New social features in DotNetNuke 6.2

Posted on 5/4/2012 by Neal Hohman |

DotNetNuke 6.2, set to be released soon, contains some new Facebook-like social features that could be very useful for businesses looking to add social functionality to their websites.

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Why is (not provided) showing up more frequently in Google Analytics?

Posted on 5/3/2012 by Neal Hohman |

If you rely on Google Analytics for visitor tracking information on your website you've probably noticed an increase in the appearance of (not provided) as the search keyword.

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Google gets behind responsive web design

Posted on 5/1/2012 by Neal Hohman |

As we've written about previously, responsive web design is a great way to have your website work on any kind of web-enabled device. A responsive, mobile-opitimized website works on desktop computers, tablets, phones, and any other device with web access. This week Google announced their support for responsive web sites and launched one of their own.

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NPR on mobile

Posted on 4/19/2012 by Neal Hohman |

We wrote yesterday about why we think a mobile-optimized site is a good approach for many businesses looking to target mobile devices and tablets. NPR Digital Services also has a write up on why it's a great (and necessary) approach for their station sites.

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You don't need an app for that: Why a mobile-optimized website might be right for your business

Posted on 4/18/2012 by Neal Hohman |

Businesses need to be thinking about how they're reaching customers on mobile devices and tablets. The percentage of website visits from mobile devices continues to grow rapidly. As more and more people get smartphones and tablets, more people visit the web via their mobile phone or tablet. We're recommending to many of our clients they think about a mobile-optimized website.

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