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Blogs are back!

Well it has been a small eon since we had a blog but we are in the process of keeping this more current and up to date.

Our main goal going forward is to highlight changes we see in technology and add our own input on new things up and coming…

So to start we would like to highlight an incredible new “paradigm” / “product” that we saw the other day and wondering what the impact will be on the world!

Maybe you have heard about it and maybe you haven’t but be sure you will soon… its called:

“PhoneBlocks” / “Phonebloks”

Phonebloks is a concept of Dave Hakkens for a modular smartphone.

Great concept with having the main board or core of a phone the same and then allowing you to customise and personalise it to what you want.

Ultimately it is a phone that you plug and play items and features on just like lego… imagine this… you suddenly need wi-fi or 3g, no worries you just plug it in! There is then a new speed upgraded chip that is launched, you just buy that component and plug it on and all done!

Another non technical use that I know a lot of people would relate to… you crack your screen? No problem, just clip off the old one and replace it with the new one.

Knowing the trends with people wanting to customize their own products like phones with covers etc I think there is a huge market for people to create sexy designed shells for these products and allow each persons phone to be unique to their personality.

To read up more about it visit their official website: http://www.phonebloks.com/

Watch the Video on Youtube

Interesting Articles about it:

JHNet’s verdict:

This is definately something to look out for… our only fear is that in most situations when you plug and play items the previous version had software or settings that would conflict and stop it from working… a lot like when you upgrade your Phone or Tablet to a new OS ultimately things like Apps stop working.

On a positive note… I have 1 HTC, 2 Blackberries and 2 ipod touches that sit in my drawer and I cant do anything with it, so I would love 1 solution that allows me to not waste more money on technology that quickly goes out of date.

We look forward to this coming out and seeing where the technology goes.

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Internet Explorer 6 is dead

Microsoft recently announced that it will no longer support and provide update to the sixth major revision of Internet Explorer browser (IE 6), which was released in August 27 2001. The browser which is over 10 year old this year will also not be supported by new Facebook Timeline.

It is speculated that IE6 still has a small hold globally, but in the United States the archaic browser version has dropped below two percent.

According to W3Schools.com and W3Counter.com, who report on the browser usage, in December 2011 the usage was only 1.2% and 1.43% respectively.

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_explorer.asp

http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php

Tony Bradley of PCWorld shared some of the reasons you might want to consider abandoning IE6:

Support

Microsoft no longer supports or updates IE6. More importantly, though, many websites –including Facebook — have dropped support for the geriatric browser. Sites would rather just reject the handful of stubborn IE6 users than continue to try and develop sites that are compatible with it.

Security

Internet Explorer 6 was developed before virtually any of the malware attacks that plague the Internet today even existed. Modern browsers can detect and identify potential phishing scam sites, and have mechanisms to prevent drive-by downloads. IE6 is simply not designed to protect you while you surf the way current browsers do.

Efficiency

The current generation of browsers is faster than the decade-old IE6. They have speedier JavaScript engines, and they are optimized to render todays websites more quickly. They also have things like tabbed browsing, the ability to remember the tabs you have open, and the ability to drag tabs off into separate windows – all features that help you streamline the Web surfing experience.

Microsoft announced plans to start silently updating Internet Explorer to the current version — similar to the way rival browsers like Chrome and Firefox automatically push out new versions. However, there are enough caveats and loopholes available that it will still be possible to stick with IE6.

The announcement of abandoning of IE6 indicates that designers and developers will no longer consider the compatibility of the browser when designing and developing websites, resulting in IE6 users isolated.

JHNet Web Development adhere to international standards and use the latest technology when designing and developing website for clients, we urge you to embrace change by upgrading to latest browser or any release in the last two or three years if you still using IE6, to avoid isolation, so you enjoy better browsing experience across the web.

For more information on web development, visit our website www.jhnet.co.za alternatively email us at info@jhnet.co.za

Blog inspired by Wikipedia, W3Schools, W3Counter and PCWorld

10 Tips to better manage your website

Constant management of your website is vital, since online users are always looking for fresh and new content in a website. Not only does it keep your clients, customers, blog readers or followers up to date, but it also helps your website to rank well with search engines. This poses as a problem if you don’t know any scripting languages or simply do not have the time to keep your website up to date, since your website will become outdated and unhealthy.

According to Bright Hub, below are 10 best web management practice tips to keep your website healthy: Continue reading “10 Tips to better manage your website” »

Top 5 tips to impove SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the “natural” or un-paid (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines. Continue reading “Top 5 tips to impove SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)” »

Adobe Flex SDK Open Source

Adobe Flex is a software development kit (SDK) released by Adobe Systems for the development and deployment of cross-platform rich Internet applications based on the Adobe Flash platform. Flex applications can be written using Adobe Flash Builder or by using the freely available Flex compiler from Adobe. Continue reading “Adobe Flex SDK Open Source” »

Google+

Facebook has been king of the social networks for roughly 6 years now. It built on what other social networks offered and introduced us to a whole new level of connectivity – ultimately changing the way we interact with other people. But it might have to hand over the crown to a new contender. Continue reading “Google+” »

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It is an undeniable truth that social networking has become an integral part of our lives. And although there are people out there whose interest in these websites edge on obsession, there are certainly more than enough positive qualities to be cited. Continue reading “Linking your Social Media websites” »

HTML5

The next generation of website standards is here, although still largely unused by developers due to incompatibility with older browsers.

Whether you want to draw on a canvas, play video, design better forms, or build web applications that work offline, you’ll find that HTML5 is already well-supported. Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, and mobile browsers already support a large slice of HTML5. Even Microsoft, rarely known for blazing the trail of standards support, will be supporting most HTML5 features in the upcoming Internet Explorer 9. Continue reading “HTML5” »

In the beginning

Being new to the web development industry, it will be next to impossible to write an informative and challenging blog for all you seasoned developers out there, so I thought I’d write about my experience as a beginner and hopefully evoke a bit of nostalgia on your part. If you are new to this world of wonder yourself, I trust you’ll be able to identify with some of the opinions cited below. Continue reading “In the beginning” »

How to choose a suitable Website Hosting Provider

People believe that choosing a hosting provider is a quick and easy part of getting a website, but it is quite important to make sure the provider you choose can support and offer you a solid and professional service, because if your site isn’t up and well maintained it can potentially harm your business / brand and cost the business much needed revenue. Continue reading “How to choose a suitable Website Hosting Provider” »