Posts Tagged ‘Web Development’

Google Drops Support for Old Browsers

By Kieran
A Fresh Grave

Congratulations to Google for deciding to drop support for old browsers.  The web cannot bloom without some pruning of dead wood every now and then.  In a recent e-mail to Google App admins, Google announced they are withdrawing support for browsers prior to Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0, Chrome 4.0, and Safari 3.0.

IE 6 was released nearly nine years ago in August of 2001.  With how dramatically things have changed on the web in the past nine years, it is hard to believe there are still folks who do still support it.  How long after a new product is released should an old product be maintained by the creators and supported by third-parties?  An equally important question, in my opinion, is how long should software dependent on old technologies be maintained before getting an overhaul.  Technical debt grows exponentially as the years go on, and it quickly becomes harder and less cost-effective to maintain old software than it would be to start over and do things the right way based on current standards and practices.  Read on to view the e-mail from Google.

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6 Features Your E-Commerce System Should Have

By Kristopher
shopping cart

Here at ShuttleBox, we consider E-commerce to be a part of our bread and butter. As self labeled experts in the field, it pains us to see poorly implemented, hard to use e-commerce sites that are sorely lacking in needed features to help direct customers and increase sales.

That’s why we’ve composed a list of six features that we think every e-commerce application should have. These features exist to enhance your sales, market your products, increase customer satisfaction and ease of use of the web site. Some of them are so simple and basic, we’re amazed that some sites don’t have them… but we won’t be naming names.
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Plumber with a Leaky Sink

By Kieran
ShuttleBox Web Site

While we’ve been off developing wicked sites for other folks, we’ve neglected our own. We’ve been meaning to redo it, but finding the time has been tricky. Well, that time has come.

We’re thrilled to have released a new version of our site out into the wild. We’ve improved not just the look, but the content as well, which we feel more accurately reflects the services we offer. It is amazing how many different ways “custom web development” can be defined, so we hope that the new pages will assist folks in determining if we can be of use to them. We’re thrilled with how things turned out, but we’re curious. What do you think?

Picking the Right Development Shop

By Kristopher

The success of your project or website depends heavily on the quality of the company you hire to develop it. A common misconception is that with quality comes high price, but this isn’t always the case. The success depends entirely on whether the development company knows what their doing or not. There are just as many small, lower priced shops out there as large, over priced and over hyped shops.

We’ve put together a list of questions and concepts you can bring up with prospective companies to determine if they’re worth your money.

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Utilizing the Mobile Web

By Kristopher

Mobile devices (read: cell phones) are becoming considerably advanced in their ability to utilize the web, and available coverage is growing to meet the demand for mobile services. It’s becoming increasingly important for those with a web presence to also have a mobile presence.

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