News

The day to day goings on of Interconnect IT that we think are worth sharing with our readers.

Very quietly we’ve been building something quite special for WordPress. We can’t say what it is right now, but something’s coming and we’ve done almost all of it with WordPress based technology.

The current crisis in the world’s banking industry is causing quite a bit of concern right now. However, it’s not all bad news – the savvy company can watch out for the threats.

I just read an interesting article in A List Apart about how browsers that are forgiving of bad markup and css are bad for the web.

It’s quite apt that on the day that WordPress.com appears to have broken (it’s not serving any front-end pages on this blog at the time of writing if you’re logged in) I’m making a post about hosting

I was working with a client recently on their own, customised installation of WordPress… and it was driving me potty. The lesson: Keep it standard. It makes life easier for all involved.

There are some nice tricks inside WordPress, for example this WordPress Auto 301 Feature. Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen!

Sometimes there’s a need to produce training videos which show how you carry out a certain piece of work. Simply explaining a technique isn’t always possible in words.

I was reading through some project management methodology just now (yay! My life is full of joy at last!) and came across the phrase “The Wicked Problem”.

One thing worth thinking about in 2008, is fixing the DNS entry to your website. Most are probably set up just fine, but here’s one of the most common problems we see.

Take a look at the effect of Google ranking on the number of pageviews on this personal blog. Quite a jump, you can see!

If you ever feel like you want to change the source of the news items on the wordpress dashboard (Not wordpress.com, sorry if I got your hopes up there) here is how to do it.

Create an “.htaccess” file in the folder you want to be cached and add the following to it. This will have the effect of caching your site for a week.