Development tagged articles

7Dec

Why not .NET?

Why use PHP over ASP.NET?

I was recently asked about my choice of scripting language for Modern Life - and why I chose PHP over comparable alternatives such as ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails etc. I work with PHP, Classic ASP and (more recently) ASP.NET - but what was my rationale for choosing PHP? [read more...]


10Sep

Web Technology Family Tree

From AJAX to XHTML, and pretty much everything inbetween.

Web design and development is a complex field – there are literally thousands of different disciplines, from all manner of programming languages, web standards, and software packages. With the break-neck pace of development, it’s hard to keep up – blink and all of a sudden there’s a new hip web development trend. But how does everything fit together? Here’s a family tree of common web technologies – almost a ‘tech-tree’, if you will, showing near neighbours and relationships across a subset of core web technologies. [read more...]


18Aug

The biggest mistakes made by web design companies

Apart from trying to compete in the web design marketplace, of course...

Web design is a massively competitive area on the internet – it seems that every man and his dog is offering ‘fresh creative designs’ to ‘help grow your business online’. But why do so many of these sites run afoul of so many elementary errors? [read more...]


8Jun

Where is Google going?

Hell in a handbasket or Office killer?

With the recent release of Google Spreadsheets, and the acquisition of Writely, the AJAX- based word processor, it would seem that Google is preparing to assemble a suite of applications and tools to rival that most ubiquitous area of software - the office suite. But will the millions of Microsoft Office users switch over so easily? [read more...]