Google says Responsive Web Design is a must

Responsive web design

Google has announced that it will rank sites higher if they have a responsive design, meaning a theme or template that enhances the user experience on both desktop and mobile devices by scaling according to width.  Therefore, we cannot ignore this any longer if we want to keep at least the same ranking as before. After all, if your competition … Read moreGoogle says Responsive Web Design is a must

Shared hosting, dedicated server, virtual private server, cloud hosting, where do you fit in?

Since my long experience with various hosting providers (since 1997), I thought it would be useful to share my knowledge related to setting up a video or audio portal. This article is also useful to compare various options for regular websites. There are 5 main methods to host your website:  Dedicated Server, Real Private Server(RPS), … Read moreShared hosting, dedicated server, virtual private server, cloud hosting, where do you fit in?

Protected download links on WordPress, who needs it?

Protected download link

If you want to offer videos or audios for download, or actually any file type on your WordPress site, but you do not want the links to be leeched on other sites, you might be interested in this free WordPress plugin; S3Media LinkSafe Lite 1.0. It creates expiring links to files on your S3 bucket … Read moreProtected download links on WordPress, who needs it?

S3 Amazon and DreamHost: a perfect marriage

By placing all heavy files on S3 Amazon/CloudFront, you only need a lightweight solution like DreamHost for your site itself. That way you have the best of both worlds. Both services are very cheap and easy to deal with. In the past, I had my doubts regarding DreamHost (affialate link) and indeed, playing video or … Read moreS3 Amazon and DreamHost: a perfect marriage

S3 Cloudfront: How to setup a bucket for private streaming – revised

The information on this page is no longer accurate.  It will be updated soon. Read is no longer To avoid problems with streaming video and audio, in particular private streaming, the way to go is to start with a fresh S3 AWS bucket without any content in it. Decide upfront which bucket is going to … Read moreS3 Cloudfront: How to setup a bucket for private streaming – revised

Joomla: How to serve videos based on subscription type

Here we discuss a free Joomla plugin to serve content on your site, depending on a subscription plan. For those not familiar with Joomla, you can register new users and give them a Joomla group status, like Registered, Author, Editor, Manager, etc… just as you would in WordPress. Depending on that status, a user can … Read moreJoomla: How to serve videos based on subscription type

S3 Amazon: How to embed video in your site

You want to embed video or audio from S3 Amazon into your site?  This article tells you how to deal with the code involved to get your videos and audios up and running.  You can use this code in practically any cms or regular website. Now, for content management systems like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, … Read moreS3 Amazon: How to embed video in your site

Best wishes for 2010 !

Dear readers, I wish you all the best for this new year with its magical name two thousand and ten!
I shall be honest with you: I’m happy 2009 is over.  It was a stormy year for most people, I think.  But this year I feel there is going to be a fresh wind and the doom and gloom of last year will disperse.  For the time being, let’s celebrate at least that we survived another year 🙂

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How to embed Vimeo’s Badge widget

The badge widget of Vimeo shows thumbnails of your video collections on your post or page.  Once embedded on your site, just like the HubNut widget, when you change settings in Vimeo, the changes reflect on your pages immediately. The Badge widget has been replaced by the Montage widget, therefore this tutorial is obsolete. View … Read moreHow to embed Vimeo’s Badge widget

Back up online recorded podcasts and video

Many audio- and video services offer to record podcasts or video online.  The videos or audios are then saved on their server and conveniently, you get an url that you can link to in your web site.   Easy and no worries, yet, there is one thing that most subscribers forget, and that is to download … Read moreBack up online recorded podcasts and video

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