Blog posts by folks at OrangeCoat that are related to Internet.

Stuff I Write That Nobody Ever Sees, Except Nerds Using Google by Jimmy C ~ 8 years ago ~ 0 Comments

Years ago I wrote a series of in-depth "secret sauce" posts. Since then, I've written a number of niche how-to posts. However, I saved our followers from seeing these obscure posts in RSS and Twitter feeds. more

Credit Card Processing Discussion at REST Fest 2011 by Jimmy C ~ 9 years ago ~ 0 Comments

An 11 min video talking about credit card processing from a web developer's point of view. Also, lots of notes and links from the research process. Recorded at REST Fest 2011 more

Rick and the Responsive Rear-ends by Jimmy C ~ 9 years ago ~ 0 Comments

To start, this blog title isn't the name of Rick's wedding singer band which, by the way, will travel virtually anywhere and perform at your wedding for free. Rather, I started forwarding 2 links to the OC crew with 1 thought. It became an ode, sans poetry, to Rick Harris on his last day at OrangeCoat. It also turned into a brain dump of the next iteration of the web, and beyond. I had to cut the "beyond" portions out for my sanity and yours. more

Why bother with SSL certificates? by Jimmy C ~ 11 years ago ~ 1 comment

There's a common misconception that SSL certificates are not needed if a website has no "sensitive" data worth protecting. At OC, we contend that every login or registration form should be SSL encrypted, no matter if there's 1 user account or 10,000. Sites with only internal users can get by at zero cost. A real SSL cert can cost as little as $20-30 a year. Example of Extended Validation SSL Certificate more

"Coming Soon", the new "Under Construction" by Jimmy C ~ 11 years ago ~ 4 comments

Remember back in 1993 when it was cool to put animated "Under Construction" .gif graphics on an unfinished section of your website. Of course, and on rare occasion we land on one of these pages, only to find that 15 years later it is still being hammered out by little guys in hardhats. more

Project Amazonas, a River of Opportunity by Jimmy C ~ 12 years ago ~ 1 comment

OrangeCoat stepped up to the plate for the first Aid Joy project, Project Amazonas, and we got a bunch of new experiences and knowledge to show for it. Personally, I'm feeling the karma and liking the new technical know-how that came from this challenging pro-bono work. more

More than Just Good Looks, Valid Too by Jimmy C ~ 12 years ago ~ 0 Comments

Underneath the good looks, OC client websites come with valid code. Here's a before and after for the recently launched Adec Group site. more

APIs and Mashups, Mainstream Buzzwords of the Near Future by Jimmy C ~ 13 years ago ~ 0 Comments

A recent Lullabot podcast explained the use of web APIs to build mashups. Here's a general overview of the topic and the podcast. more

The right Webmaster Tools for the job by Jimmy C ~ 13 years ago ~ 0 Comments

Example of the Google Webmaster Tools

Let's talk tools of the web trade. Namely, Google Webmaster Tools, Yahoo's Site Explorer, and Microsoft's Live Search Webmaster Tools. more

The secret OrangeCoat sauce will be revealed by Jimmy C ~ 13 years ago ~ 2 comments

There are no two ways about it, OrangeCoat does custom work. Every project we do calls for different design and functionality. However, there are tasks we do for most, if not all, web projects. more

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