• Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Evolutionary Software Development: A Model for Maintaining Web Sites and Applications

Since I got into software development back in 1995, I have been exposed to many different software development methodologies. I started out ...

  • Monday, November 25, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Chaining DNS Entries

Warning: geeky network admin post I see a clear trend of marketing groups taking over full responsibility for their organization's digit...

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

CMS Adoption. Think Vertical, Not Horizontal.

"Adoption." For years that word has been on the top of the list of critical success criteria for any web content management initia...

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

There is no partial credit in digital marketing

You sweated over SEO but forgot to set your robots.txt to allow. Fail. Your content is brilliant but you can't drive traffic to ...

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Step right up and watch me change this page! Blindfolded!

Over the years I have seen well over a hundred web content management system demos. I have even done a few myself. But it doesn't take...

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Small Deployments

Last week, when we released a new version of Lionbridge onDemand , I was reminded of a valuable lesson: keep your deployments small. Up to ...

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Deployment Timing for a Global Business

Global businesses operate on a 24 hour workday. No matter what time it is, somebody is trying to get something done - whether it be a custom...

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Flexibility. It's a matter of perspective.

In my many years of collecting requirements for content management systems, I can't think of a single project where the word "flexi...

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The Website is Launched, the Journey Begins

We have all been there. We launch a new website and, interspersed with general praise and appreciation, there are some hysterical complaint...

  • Monday, June 10, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

The "Moving Truck" school of project estimation

Estimation has long been a point of embarrassment for the software development community. A big part of that is unrealistic expectations set...

  • Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

"Tell me about your setup"

Finding excellent technical people is a constant challenge that I struggle with every day. The traditional recruiting process of searching r...

  • Monday, May 6, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Drupal not listed as an alternative to Wordpress

Anthony Myers ( @xanthonysfx ) , from CMSWire, recently posted an article listing "Five Alternatives to Wordpress." His list w...

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

How frequently should we update our homepage?

I recently overheard a discussion that should have gone extinct years ago: "We try to update our home page twice a month … you know … t...

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

PL Upload: a solution for uploading really large files into a web application.

I am working on this web application project that has a requirement for users to upload REALLY big files (as in 1 gigabyte plus). Given ubi...

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Now What 2013

Last week I had the honor of being the first speaker to present at the first Now What Conference . My presentation was called " Market...

  • Monday, April 15, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Control vs. Delegation

A couple of months ago, I fell in love with the Platform as a Service (PaaS) Heroku for a new web application that we are building. Compared...

  • Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Portfolio Rot

Image Source: There I Fixed It . Jake Dimare , over at The CMS Myth , has a great post that speaks to the frustration that agencies feel af...

  • Monday, March 25, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Predictive Analytics for Marketing

As a consumer, the article " Predictive Analytics: The Power Behind Next-Gen Marketing "  sounds very encouraging.  To date, most ...

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Localizing the Long Tail

Choosing the first few markets to localize your website for is relatively easy: look for the ones with the most obvious market potential. A ...

  • Monday, March 18, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

How to have success with technical freelancers

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with some excellent technical freelancers. These relationships have been both profess...

  • Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

What to do when that Wordpress welcome email doesn't get to the new user

When inviting a new user to a Wordpress site, the default behavior is for the system to put that user into a pending state and only activate...

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Never use cost savings to justify spending more on a CMS

Replatforming your website to a new web content management system is an expensive proposition. In fact, a CMS migration can be so expensive...

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Growing Importance of Citations in SEO

Here is a short and interesting video about the growing importance of citations to SEO . It is cool to see how Google's relevance algor...

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Complex Systems

I have been loving the book Web Operations: Keeping the Data On Time . It is indispensable reading for anyone responsible for hosting a web...

  • Friday, February 15, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Great Dijkstra quote about Basic

I just ran across this great quote by Edsger W.Dijkstra: It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a ...

  • Monday, February 11, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

SiteChecker Plugin for ServerDensity

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post describing how to make sure that your fail-over sites are running properly . At the time, I was sendin...

  • Monday, February 4, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Preventing Source Language Bleed-Through

When considering a translation proxy to localize a website, people often ask "if we change the content on the site, what will visitors...

  • Friday, January 11, 2013

    Seth Gottlieb Posted an article

Monitoring your hot standby

As I mentioned in " Marketing I.T. in the Cloud ," we maintain a hot-standby infrastructure on another hosting service. We automat...