Company Intranet Portal Development

Company intranets are the life blood for some business but having the right system is very crucial as it facilitates the communication internally. We have developed many corporate intranets for large to small businesses.

What makes a great company intranet?

Simple is better – having just enough features to get the job done should be the motto for any intranet so that everyone in the company understands it.

Easy of use – Nobody likes to keep scratching their head and wonder how to find their way around. The last thing you want is to have employees wonder around looking for “that link”.

Security – Most likely all of your sensitive information is stored in that intranet database so having the right firewall is vital to keeping all the information confidential.

In our experience these three basic requirements are more than enough for a company intranet run smoothly and get the job done. However, some companies may have more or less requirements depending on their business model.

If you are looking to have a company intranet developed, please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.

How to Speed Up & Optimize Your Website The Best Way You Can

First thing that any website owner has to keep in mind is SPEED. Optimizing your site so that it loads in less than 5 seconds should be the main goal. Ever notice some websites that you land on but take forever to load and you hit the back but faster than the website loads! Well, thats not good. Your chances of having lost that customer are pretty high.

Most companies spend so much time and resources designing a top-notch website but fail to address one simple thing – page load. There is no point of having a great and useful website if it loads super-slow and people cant get to it. The average time a person spends on a page is about 8 seconds and if the site takes more than 10 seconds too load, that person is gone in no time without even waiting for it to load.

So what causes the webpage to load so slow ?

There are a few factors and it really depends on the websites structure bu the most common are:

  • Too many images that are not saved for the web (e.g banner.jpg 890 KB) 
  • Heavy usage of JavaScript 
  • Bad choice of web application platform ( e.g CMS, Shopping Cart, etc)
  • Server performance ( shared hosting, not enough RAM)
  • Poor coding structure that does not flow correctly

This is just the top of the surface and there are too many other aspects of website optimization and we cant list them all here.

Below are some quick tips for website optimization for and improve page loading times :

  1. Compress all of your scripts including all CSS, Javascripts files and externally reference them.
  2. Create a cookie-less subdomain and host all of your images there so you are not appending unnecessary cookies to the images. (Do the same for css and js files)
  3. Get a VPS server or Dedicated server with at least 712MB in RAM
  4. Separate your database from your local web server to a different server but make sure there is not latency. ( this one is complicated)
  5. Disable Apache modules that you don’t need as Apache is memory hungry and will take up RAM
  6. If using php add application accelerators such as xcache, eaccelerator, zend

Optimizing your website for faster page load is an ongoing process that requires a lot of work but that its worth it at the end because FASTER website equals more customers which leads to more revenue.

If you can’t do this on your own and are looking to hire a developer to do instead, please email me at to discuss the details.

Google affects your brains memory

Interesting study

Source:PBS News

Unique Websites Do Bring in More Sales

Just like anything else that is unique people appreciate it more and feel comfortable making a purchase or contacting you. Be original and let visitors enjoy their experience when they are in your website. Very important.

Unique Websites Do Bring in More Sales

Facebook reaches more than 750 million active users

Facebook reaches more than 750 million active users

Under Facebook advertising statistics indicates that it has over 750 milion people signed up. And 50% of these active users log on to Facebook in any given day.

Average user has 130 friends
People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook

Now these are some great statistics for people who like to advertise on facebook. Not only you have a hugh number of people but you can actually choose who you want to display the ads. You have the option to choose their: age, gender, location, status and more. And the great about facebook is that these numbers are pretty much accurate so you ads will be dead on target.