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How-to: Use 1 and 1 Website Analysis

If you host your website with UK outfit 1and1, you’ll find some tools in the back-end, one of which is a little Mickey Mouse Website Analysis tool. In theory you can point it at anything, but I suspect it’s geared toward sites hosted by 1and1. The initial scan of the site’s meta-data prompted some interesting  … Continue reading

Opinion: The Dark Side of Social Media Settings Part II [Guest Post]

Article originally  appeared as  The Dark Side of Social Media Settings on Digital Inferno by Paul Levy, founder of CATS3000 and Rational Madness. No one claims to understand the majority of settings available to them on the social media platforms they use. What’s the solution? In platform induction, start with the settings. Training in becoming … Continue reading

Opinion: The Dark Side of Social Media Settings Part I [Guest Post]

Article originally  appeared as  The Dark Side of Social Media Settings on Digital Inferno by Paul Levy, founder of CATS3000 and Rational Madness. I’ve just carried out a non-scientific poll of a dozen friends and professional colleagues. Not one claims to understand the majority of settings available to them on the social media platforms they … Continue reading

How-to: Add users to administer a Facebook business page

It’s been possible to create a Facebook page for a business or organisation for a while. It just wasn’t easy to administer a page; hard to find controls, settings scattered about, not intuitive, not easy to find… you get the idea. Want to add other Facebook users as admins or editors to a page? Take … Continue reading

How-to: Create a Facebook business page

There’s more than one type of Facebook page. Aside form a personal profile, complete with timeline and messages, you probably already know you can create pages for organisations, businesses and groups. They used to be called fan pages, but since Facebook went commercial, pages have gone beyond that. These other types of pages still have … Continue reading

How-to: WordPress Sitemap Page Without Plugins

Having inherited development of a client’s site, I looked at the amount of clutter my illustrious predecessor had built up and decided it was time for a spring clean. It ddin’t help that some of the old plugins proved incompatible by the time we upgraded WordPress through six or seven versions. I’ve come across recommendations … Continue reading

How-to: View and clear SSL Certificate Exceptions on Firefox

Firefox is pretty good on security, such that when a site presents an SSL certificte that doesn’t cross-match to the owner of a number of other properties, it throws a message: This Connection is Untrusted: You have asked Firefox to connect securely to http://www.somessl.com, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure. Normally, when … Continue reading

Opinion: Web Design Trends 2014

Yes, I know 2014 is half over – but it’s also half remaining. So rather than spot the trends during Christmas party season, let’s take a look at the trends that have emerged so far and look set to continue. 1. Interesting Typography with external fonts Time was, if you wanted a site to render … Continue reading

How-to: Prevent Drive Failures with Gsmart [Guest Post]

Article originally appeared as SMART Tools: Preventing Drive Failures (Linux Lab by Charles McColm, Full Circle Magazine issue 82, Feb 2014) At our local computer refurbishing project, the top sources of hardware failure that we see are power supplies, CMOS batteries, RAM, and hard drives. The first three failures can cause systems not to POST … Continue reading

How-to: Understand WordPress’ Goshdarnit

Perhaps you’ve been using the WordPress.com platform for your website or blog and after a long wait for the screen to refresh after an edit, you get the message: Goshdarnit! Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault. We’ve just been notified of the problem. Hopefully this should be fixed ASAP, so … Continue reading

How-to: Remove Ransom-ware with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Following our last security How-to, Identify the Troj/Urausy Ransom-ware infection, this describes using an anti-virus removal tool from Kaspersky to deal with the malware from my esteemed colleague’s laptop. To create a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk, you will need a clean, non-infected, computer with Internet access and a DVD or CD burner, OR, if the … Continue reading

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