SEO Explained

This is the first of the Qwerty.ie “Explained” posts that will help to demystify the web for non-techies. When a potential client searches using Google then you want you website to be top of the list of results or at least near the top. SEO, search engine optimisation, is how to achieve that result. Search engines…

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A New Year for Web Development

A bit of early spring cleaning and Qwerty.ie has a new look for the new year. The website has been completely revamped to keep it up to date and mobile friendly. Hopefully you’ll find it just as easy on the eye regardless of whether you are using a desktop PC, iPad or mobile phone to…

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Extensionless URLs Not Found

If you ever set up a website which makes use of the extensionless URLs then you may have come across a problem where the page www.yourgreatsite.com/Home cannot be found but www.yourgreatsite.com/Home.cshtml works perfectly. The problem is that, by default, IIS is not set up for URL rewriting. So you need to enable it. If using…

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CloudFlare causing a storm

CloudFlare has just announced that they happened to pick up a cool $20 million in investment last November. Almost a 1000% increase on funds raised in 2009, proving that someone thinks they’re on to something. And Qwerty.ie couldn’t agree more, that’s why we already use CloudFlare! For those that haven’t heard of CloudFlare yet (the…

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Mogwai Law and Design Patterns

Any developer worth his stock knows that all software solutions need to follow (no matter how roughly!) a design pattern. Not only will this make the design phase easier to model and explain to others but it will also help to create scalable, reusable and elegant solutions. The type of design pattern that should be…

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