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How we got our web site a 100% score in Google’s PageSpeed Insights - and why you shouldn’t

Jan 11th, 2018 by Max Tokman

PageSpeed Insights is an analysis and guidance tool for improving web site’s UX. As with other Google web tools, its aim is to encourage web site optimization for faster SEO crawl and indexing, which obviously translates into huge operations cost savings for Google.
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Skip security updates and your website just might end up selling Viagra

Mar 8th, 2016 by Max Tokman

This is what happens when Drupal or WordPress security updates are ignored - nothing.  Yet again, maybe your website gets hacked, malicious code is inserted into page templates, and next thing you know, you’re in the business of selling Motilium, as happened recently on an actual website we had to fix.

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Drupal core update required

Oct 27th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Please note that all Drupal sites require core update to version 7.32 to address a critical vulnerability issue (https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-005)

We recommend the following protocol for executing this update:

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Thoughts on Website Design

Aug 27th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Disclaimer: this is not an actionable guide on website design.  Just carefully measured thoughts on background and trends of designing for web, a discipline that is entering its third decade.

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Exporting Drupal settings from test to live site

Aug 11th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Site synchronization in Drupal can be improved using https://drupal.org/project/features module that allows transferring site settings between two sites. You can transfer types of content, fields, menus, user roles and permissions, and glossaries.
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Posting to Facebook and LinkedIn from your site

May 29th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Having the best site on the web is no guarantee it will be found and appreciated.  You have to actively promote it and one of the best ways to increase the site’s visibility is to drive traffic through major social networks, such as Facebook and LinkedIn.  However, that calls for increased marketing efforts, even if it is simply coping and pasting same content across different sites.

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