Blog <Cloud, E-commerce>
Why PCI Compliance is Vital to Your Business
PCI compliance is important to any business that accepts credit or debit cards in order to maintain the security of customer accounts and customer relations as well as to avoid security breaches and their resulting financial impacts.
The “What” of MySQL ENUMs (as well as the “Why”?)
An explanation of the MySQL Enum (“enumeration”) data type including a discussion of its practicality, advantages and disadvantages, usage examples and alternatives.
How Symfony1.4 Provides a Route to a Better URL
An explanation of how a Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) is affected by the Symfony1.4 framework including a discussion of route patterns, request URL translation and URL creation via Symfony1.4.
Blog <Design, Development, Marketing>
Add a Website to Your New Business
Discussion of the process involved in adding a website to a new business including one-size-fits-all versus customization, collaborative process with website developers, waterfall and agile development methodologies and potential goals of a new business website.
Blog <Development, E-commerce>
Intro to Payment Gateways for Your Crowdfunding Site
How to determine the best Payment Gateways for your Crowdfunding Site including discussion of “all-or-nothing” and “partial credit” models and comparisons of payment service providers WePay, Balanced and PayPal.
Blog <Design, Development>
Will an Off-the-Shelf Solution Work for Your Social Network Web Design?
Overview of whether an Off-the-Shelf Solution will work for various Social Network Web Designs, including discussion of the pros and cons of Ning and Elgg compared to customizable solutions.
Blog <E-commerce, Marketing>
Planning Your E-Commerce Shipping & Customer Service Policies
Discussion of shipping charges & customer service policies for a business adding e-commerce to its brick & mortar. Topics include whether customer or business will bear shipping costs, how customers will contact you online and policies for responding.
3 Reasons to Consider the LAMP Solution Stack
Three Bottom Line Reasons to Consider the LAMP Solution Stack including an explanation of LAMP, a discussion of its open source nature and the advantages of the absence of vendor lock in.
Blog <Design, Development>
4 Tips for Positive User Experience
Four tips for a positive user experience (“UX”) on your website including accessibility to services, “social proofing”, clickable logos and analyzing and using site metrics.
What a $7 Million Investment Says About Symfony
An analysis of the $7 Million investment into SensioLabs by CM-CIC Capital Privé and what such means for the future of Symfony both abroad and in the United States.