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How to changing from .com.au to Just a .com

Some people may have noticed that we've been changing our main website URL from pbwebdev.com.au to just pbwebdev.com.

Why you may ask? Because we're starting to get a lot more international work and not just Australian based work and to better cater and target that audience we decided to refocus the domain branding to just .com.

What's Involved?

There is actually quite a bit that needs to be done in order to transfer your domain name over from one domain to another.

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Advanced Search

Being able to search a website effectively not only helps the user find content across a website but also increases a websites general usability overall.

Our website's feature suggestive search and advanced extended search functionality to help aid a user find what they are after.

Suggestive Search

Internal indexing of content allows for a more advanced search engine system that looks at the title and content of a page and ranks the content accordingly to its own internal…

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Joomla HTML Overrides Explained

With the change to the Joomla core coding to be consistent with the Model-View-Controller coding standard it allowed for Joomla to make use of template views that could be easily customised. This allowed for users to create HTML overrides for various parts of the Joomla output. It also meant that you did not have to modufy the core files of Joomla to customise the views. 

The concept of HTML overrides for Joomla isn't new. HTML overrides infact have been around since the release of Continue reading...


How to add WAI-ARIA Landmarks to Joomla

In the world of accessibility, ARIA landmarks help screen readers identify common areas of the website in a consistent way. Users with assistive technologies can now use these landmarks to navigate to sections of a page's content. These landmarks are a vast improvement to the commonly used, "skip to content", and "skip to navigation" commonly deployed prior to WAI-ARIA but personally I believe still shouldn't be disregarded.

Having landmarks on all websites will help assistive technologies…

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HTML5 Video Accessibility Presentation by Silvia Pfeiffer

In doing some more internal research here at PB Web Development on accessibility and videos I've come across this video presentation by Silvia Pfeiffer at a Google Developer's conference in March 2011.

I've seem a similar presentation by Silvia late in 2011 at the OZeWAI conference where she presented the same if not similar content. We'll worth watching if you're involved in accessibility and videos.

It is exciting to see some new technologies emerging and things slowly being taken…

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Product Mavens – Battle of the Apps

This month at Product Mavens we tried something a little different for the topic of the night. Instead of having a planned presentation and feeding information to the meetup group, we had a discussion panel where they had questions fired at them about certain aspects of mobile and a product platform.

More photos of the night can be found at the meetup group.

 

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Ultimate Htaccess File for Joomla

For years I have been playing around with the main .htaccess file for Joomla and over time have created quite a beast of a file.

Not only does this .htaccess file provide the default search engine friendly URL functions as you'd expect with Joomla, it also applies a huge amount of security settings that can be applied in the .htaccess file as well as a set of optimisation and custom configuration settings to make your server work the way you want it to and now I'm going to share it with…

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Health Eyes Exercises and Tips

As most of the people that read this blog work in IT and the web I thought it would be nice to remind everyone to do their eye exercises to help keep what little eye sight we have left.

The lovely people over at Mezzmer have created this fantastic info graphic to remind of is the best practises when it comes to working at the computer for hours on end.

Beware of computer radiation and remember the 20-20-20…

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Training Our Clients

Personal 1 on 1 and Group Joomla! Training Sessions

training

Every Joomla website is built differently with different templates and different extensions so no one of our training sessions are identical.

All of our training sessions are tailored for your needs!

We provide custom Joomla! training sessions. We do all sorts of training sessions from 1 on 1 training sessions to large group training…

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Post Website Launch Checks, Things we do post launch

When launching a website design there are many final touches that need to be done to make sure it is ready for the web. Not just the small visual corrections or even usability testing that should be done, I'm talking about automated website processes, creating site maps and other things that give the website the best chance in life in the big world of the Internet.

Site Map XML

First things first, get your site index and crawled. When you're at the point to go live and ready for…

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