Adding Disqus Comment Counts To Webpages

Disqus is a great way to add comments to a site. I like it because it is free, easy to integrate, and easy for commenters to use (supports logging in with different accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Google). It also helps with page load speed since it loads from a third party system after most of the page is already loaded. They also have a great API for developers.…

New site design based on the Pure CSS Project

I decided to change the design for my site to keep it simple. I wanted something really simple. I really like the simplicity of You've Been Haacked. I also didn't want to create the HTML/CSS from scratch.…

Welcome to my new site

Welcome to my new site

I've decided to take the beta release of Umbraco 7 as an opportunity to rebuild this site. The old site didn't really have much of value so I am starting with a complete clean slate. As I am also in the process of rebuilding the website for my non-profit organization (in addition to my regular hectic work and non-work activities), I will probably not have too much time to devote to coding this site.…

Getting 404 error pages right in Umbraco

When a browser requests a URL that does not exist, they are supposed to get a “404 Not Found” response. It is a good design practice to have a custom 404 design for your site.…

Website hosting considerations

In my welcome to my new site post I referred to the fact that I often make web hosting recommendations for our clients at Flightpath. Each client is different and usually their hosting needs are also …