Bonza. You're no longer stuck with the almost-but-not-quite approach of using British English or the all-too-common-default of US English when installing WordPress. There's now a full Australian English version to use instead.
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The government shutdown in the US means that many agencies are being forced to 'bring down' their web sites, even though actually leaving them in place would probably be cheaper. Those unusual circumstances deliver a lesson for everyone: using a demand-based cloud service can ensure you don't end up stuck with excessive bills if you are forced to stop running sites or applications.
HP's Technology at Work day-long event is filled with interesting insights, and it's definitely worth heading along to the Sydney event next week if you have the chance (quite aside from the potential to win an HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 if you head along). Of the various ideas presented in the opening keynote at Melbourne, the one that has kept me musing all day is HP's Moonshot web server line.
Google heavily promotes the WebP image format as a means of shrinking online image sizes, but not all graphics programs can easily create it. If you need a WebP image, you can easily create one online using a Google URL hack.
Gerry Harvey's name is in danger of becoming synonymous with anti-internet ravings, but Harvey Norman does have an online retail presence in the form of its Harvey Norman Big Buys daily deal and general retail site. That operation provides some useful lessons for anyone thinking of moving into online selling.
Everyone and their dog has an opinion on how to perform "search-engine optimisation" (SEO) and make your online business more visible in major search engines; how do you distinguish the potentially useful tactics from the snake oil salesmen? The simple answer: put your energy into building a quality site rather than worrying about the search impact of what you have done.
Having an online presence is essential for a business these days, but setting one up and maintaining it can seem both time-consuming and expensive. Here's five simple strategies you can use to enhance your online business presence for little or no cost, whether you're a part-time start-up or a rapidly growing organisation.
In partnership with MYOB, Google is offering 50,000 free sites to Australian businesses, complete with domain names and a basic template site. If you're armed with an ABN and don't otherwise have a business presence, might be worth checking out. (Note that while you get a free domain for two years, MYOB may charge for access to its hosting tools after the first year.)