Monthly Archives: November 2014

E-Commerce Site Creation Tips

Over recent years, e-commerce has managed to gain incredible popularity and touch virtually all aspects of life. Today, everyone can easily find a huge number of various e-commerce related websites like online stores or e-resources offering some services. But very often such sites are not really client-friendly because of some common mistakes. This article describes the set of important rules to follow to make your web resource up-to-date and commercially successful.

  • One of the most important points in website development is navigation. The visitor should always be able to determine which section of the site is currently open and how to find way back. More →

What Is Cross-Browser Compatibility?

To view the web site, visitors use special programs called browsers. Today the number of such programs runs into tens, especially considering that each of them has several versions different in functionality.

For that reason the notion of cross-browser compatibility was developed. It describes the property of the site to be identically displayed in all browsers (usually only the most common ones are considered). Here, identity is understood as correct layout and the ability to display content with the same readability degree. This concept is often confused with per-pixel matching, but that is actually not the same. More →

Centralized Monitoring with Munin

As a rule, to solve problems of the server you need to know what happened to it before. Here, monitoring systems come to the rescue. Today there is a wide range of useful monitoring systems (and Nagios is regarded to be the most popular one). Among them Munin should be marked out.

Munin is convenient and easy-to-configure tool of server performance monitoring. It has a large number of useful plug-ins available right away after installing. Its extensible functionality allows to monitor virtually every server characteristic: load average, network, CPU loading, memory usage, postfix, exim4, mysql and many more. More →

Benefits of CSS Preprocessors

CSS preprocessor is software that processes its input data and produces output applicative to another program input. This software was created with the sole purpose of adding a CSS style sheet strength and flexibility at once without disrupting cross-browser. All preprocessors compile their syntax in standard CSS code understandable to any browser, no matter how old it is.

Preprocessors have many useful features and in this article we are going to examine some of them.

  • The syntax is very important part of CSS coding; luckily, the most popular programs like Sass and LESS have standard CSS syntax. This makes the task of code converting simple and fast. More →