Redirecting HTTP to HTTPS via .htaccess

Earlier this year, Google announced that HTTPS shall now act as a factor in determining search engine ranks: For now it’s only a very lightweight signal — affecting fewer than 1% of global queries, and carrying less weight than other signals such as high-quality content — while we give webmasters time to switch to HTTPS. […]


Are The New Niche TLDs Worth The Money?

The internet is all abuzz with talks of new TLDs, which range from something as generic as .website to another one as elitist as .ceo Whilst the new TLDs might attract a good deal of attention, I personally do not think any of them is worth the trouble. Sure, you might purchase them to protect […]


Book: concrete5 For Developers

My latest book, “concrete5 for Developers”, was recently released by Packt Publishing. Here is an overview of what the book is about: About The Book Utilize concrete5 as a CMS to its optimum potential Master advanced topics such as theme and block development, as well as concrete5 attributes Special emphasis on concrete5’s features from a developer’s […]


What Makes Node.js Popular?

Of late, Node.js has risen in popularity. There used to be a time when Node.js was being termed as cancer (seriously), followed by another period when it was described as the cure for cancer (again, seriously). However, all of the debates came to a halt once Ghost, the newest sensation in the blogosphere, decided to […]


Enabling GZIP Compression on nginx Servers

I recently started writing for Envato’s Market Blog, and my very first post talks about Google PageSpeed Insights. It is common knowledge by now that a speedy website is loved by everyone, including search engines and humans. Thus, compressing your scripts and images is a good idea to optimize your website’s load times. In this […]