Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

Cheap Web Sites – How do I get me one?

August 17, 2009 Leave a comment

It seems everybody wants a cheap web site these days but you need to understand why you can get one but you may not actually want one. A cheap web site is likely to be a few pages of information with a basic colour scheme or basic design that may match some other branding elements you have. You need to ask yourself why you want a ‘cheap’ web site though so that you understand your real motive. You may then decide you don’t want a cheap web site and that you actually want something more.

Ultimately, you get what you pay for so don’t expect that $100 to make you thousands of dollars every year, it’s just not going to happen.

So why do you really want a cheap web site? Is it because:

  • You don’t understand what a web site is?
  • You don’t know how much income it will generate and want to limit your losses?
  • Everybody else is doing it so you feel that you’re missing out?

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Why Choose Kohana?

July 17, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s no secret that I’ve been struggling with Kohana over the past few weeks as I’ve been building a new site for a non-profit in Vancouver, BC.

You may want to read my web development background for more information about my development path and how I got to this current project.

Although I’ve been programming in PHP for a decade or so I’ve learned the limitations of the language and started building up a reportoire of code modules and drop-in classes. The first one I wrote was an error handler as v4 was hopeless. My class would intercept the errors, log them, show them in development but not production, and would even dump the source around the problematic line.

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Protection of Privacy : Fail!

June 24, 2009 Leave a comment

I was registering my son for the upcoming soccer season and our club has introduced an electronic registration system. It’s about time we joined the rest of the clubs in the 21st Century but I hit a problem, they want to broadcast my son’s image and name wherever they please and if I didn’t agree I couldn’t register.

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Vancouver’s Drug Addiction

June 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Most Vancouverites would like to see the end of gang violence but why are they so reluctant to give up the drugs that create the situation.

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Vancouver: Most Liveable City in the World?

June 9, 2009 Leave a comment

The Economist has published it’s list of most liveable cities in the world with Vancouver coming top but is it really or is it flawed analysis?

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Best Employment (Job) Agencies in Vancouver

June 8, 2009 Leave a comment

As a frequent contributor to many expat web sites linking Brits to jobs in vancouver I’m often asked who are the best agencies to go through, particularly in IT. Anybody looking to find a technology job here, particularly in the current climate, needs to understand a few basics. Namely, IT isn’t a popular acronym they often use IS or simply computers so you need to throw your Google net a little further afield. It will also be rare that you see anybody using ICT.

As for the best agencies, you can count them on the fingers of a one-handed Arab that’s been charged with theft … twice. There are none, I’m afraid and employers in Vancouver need to understand this.
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