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Archive for November, 2011

This week in JavaScript

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

jQuery Mobile 1.0 released: jQuery Mobile supports all of the major mobile platforms, and then some. .... There is some new documentation too BatmanJS 0.8.0 released: Which adds association support, pagination and stability improvements. Faye-websocket released: The guys behind the Faye Ruby, Node and JavaScript messaging library have released a JavaScript websocket API for anyone to use. Building an advent calendar: Christian Heilmann has written a couple of articles about building an advent calendar for Mozilla, well worth a read. Handpicked jQuery Plugins: David Higgins has compiled a list of jQuery plugins that he's, as the name suggests, handpicked. He's creates it as a github repo and encourages people to fork it. That's it for this week, enjoy.

This week in JavaScript

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Today sees the start of  a new weekly blog series, aimed at designers and developers, where we look at the latest news in the JavaScript world. Without further ceremony lets get started... jQuery 1.7.1 released: This release mostly includes minor enhancements, bug fixes and standardisations to the way the library works. The team will be opening the call for 1.8 suggestions shortly so if you have any features you'd like to see in jQuery head over and join in the discussion. JSConf videos available: There are some really good talks available from this conference, some of our favourites are, How to be an open-source gangster by Marak Squires, a look at how to contribute to and create successful open source projects presented in an amusing gangster style. Polyfilling the gaps by Lea Verou takes you through the technique known as pollyfilling. PopcornJS has reached the 1.0 milestone: Popcorn.js is an event system for HTML5 media developers. Think jQuery for video. You can leave the heavy lifting to Popcorn, and concentrate on what you do best: writing awesome code. jQuery Fundamentals: from Rebecca Murphey is a free jQuery book that covers some basic JavaScript as well as most of the features of jQuery itself. There are notable contributions from big name developers such as James Padolsey and Paul Irish. If you have any stories or libraries you'd like us to include contact us @media72.

5 fantastic SEO video resources

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Today we are looking at SEO and have put together a great collection of video resources to get you started on the road to SEO mastery. 1. First off we have "An introduction to SEO", a great video from Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz. If you're new to SEO this is an ideal video to get you started and includes heaps of good advice. 2. Next up we have "SEO Tips From Google Engineer Matt Cutts". A fatastic collection of tips from Google engineer Matt Cutts on how to get your sites ranking higher in search results. 3. "How important is it to have keywords in a domain name?". This video is useful if you're looking to buy a new domain but can't figure out if you want one that contains lots of keywords or a more memorable, brand-able domain name. 4. "An SEO Checklist for New Sites". If you're setting up a new website this is a must watch video to find out how to start marketing your website.

5. And finally "Can coding errors affect how a page is indexed?", ever wondered if poor quality code can hurt your search ranking? Find out in this video from Google. Hosting your website in the same location as your target market can have a positive impact on your page rank for users in that country. Thats why Media72's servers are all located in the UK, not only does this mean your pages will load and respond faster to visitors from or near the UK but if you don't have a .uk domain it will show google that your website is based in the UK. Take a look at our range of UK based hosting plans.

5 reasons why Media72 backups are awesome

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Backing up your website data is extremely important and at Media72 we take data security very seriously. There are many causes of data loss, files can be accidentally deleted, a software crash could corrupt a file, or any number of other reasons. Nobody wants the worst to happen but if it does you need to know you can restore your data quickly and easily. At Media72 we use R1Soft's excellent full server backup system. Here are 5 reasons why we think our backup system is awesome:

  1. We backup all files and data every single hour, thats 24 backup's every day.
  2. Our backups are located in a different data centre to our servers so even in the unlikely event our data centre is completely destroyed you'll still be able to access your data.
  3. Backups can be easily restored by our customers using our backup restore system right from the control panel.
  4. We keep our backups for 14 days, thats 336 recovery points you can choose from.
  5. Choose to restore individual files, your entire account, or even restore files to a different location so you can compare older files with newer ones.
If you'd like to know more about our backup system or want to have your website protected by one of the best systems in the industry please contact our sales team