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Into the cloud

Into the Cloud - a small company perspective

A lot of hype has been generated by the concept of Cloud Computing over the last few years, but there are so many contradictory opinions on what "cloud computing" actually means, that it's easy to get confused. This paper provides a layman's guide to the cloud.

Into the Cloud - a small company perspective Into the Cloud - a small company perspective (512KB)

Cloud Computing: A Brief Summary

Cloud Computing: A Brief Summary

A lot of hype has been generated by the concept of Cloud Computing over the last few years, but there are so many contradictory opinions on what "cloud computing" actually means, that it's easy to get confused. This paper provides a layman's guide to the cloud.

Cloud Computing: A Brief Summary Cloud Computing: A Brief Summary (243KB)

Website Security for Developers

Website Security for Developers

Public websites are by their very nature accessible to people with less than honourable intentions. This whitepaper discusses several common security holes that programmers should consider when developing websites. It suggests practical defensive techniques that prevent attackers exploiting these common security holes.

Website Security for Developers Website Security for Developers (106KB)

Website Accessibility for Developers

Website Accessibility for Developers

This document gives an overview of the technical considerations in creating websites that meet the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It is not intended as a comprehensive guide to the W3C standards; rather, it provides a general overview and highlights a few key points, suggesting solutions.

Website Accessibility for Developers Website Accessibility for Developers (127KB)

Digital Video: A Practical Guide

Digital Video: A Practical Guide

From time to time, it is necessary for web developers to make video content available to their users. But the world of digital video is littered with confusing acronyms, contradictory standards and confusing concepts. This document is intended to provide a rough guide to the use of digital video in a web context, clarifying the main concepts and comparing the major standards.

Digital Video: A Practical Guide Digital Video: A Practical Guide (179KB)

Website Usage Statistics: What You Need to Know

Website Usage Statistics: What You Need to Know

We often find that the jargon and technical concepts need to be explained in detail before our clients can gain a proper appreciation of the significance of website usage statistics. This document is intended as a “cheat sheet” to help you understand the various terms, their meanings, and (most importantly) the significance of each.

Website Usage Statistics: What You Need to Know Website Usage Statistics: What You Need to Know (117KB)

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