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Why Companies Increasingly Turn to Managed Cloud Services

The increasing complexity of IT operations  and application demands has led enterprises to optimize their current infrastructure with the help of managed services providers. Let’s take a closer look at…

Twelve Practical Ways To Become More User-centric

The online world is rapidly evolving. Web users are demanding more. The web has given so many new choices that web users now demand options that may have never…

Options for Live Streaming Video

Live video is a big thing these days. You can go live on YouTube. Twitter bought Periscope a few years ago to get in on live video. Facebook…

Four Ways AWS Benefits DevOps Teams

DevOps (the nifty moniker for “development and operations”) is an essential strategy that’s become a must for all-sized companies looking to reap the benefits of optimized performance, organization,…

Chris Coyier on the Future of Web Development

Three months ago, Chris Coyier and Media Temple flew all the way to Whitefish Montana to visit the winners of the CSS-Tricks contest, the ZaneRay Group. Our days with the ZaneRay Group were…

Five Cloud Definitions

Media Temple has made it a mission to provide enterprises and the agencies that serve them with premium cloud and web hosting solutions so they can focus on their…

AWS’ Most Essential Services

The leading force in the cloud marketplace, Amazon Web Services provides a collection of 40+ cloud infrastructure services that allow users to “rent” computing resources, which can easily…

The Browser Statistics That Matter

Have you ever had a web development related conversation discussion where someone brought up global browser usage statistics? I might be a little weird, but I’d say I…

The Complete Beginners Guide to Cron, Part 2

Welcome back to our beginners guide of the popular Unix tool, cron. If you missed part one where we introduced this tool, never fear, it’s right here. We…

Five Huge CSS Milestones

This past December, CSS turned 20 years old. That’s straight from the horses mouth, and Alec rounded up a few highlights here, as well.

I figured I could weigh in as well, focusing on around the last decade, which, coincidentally, is how old CSS-Tricks is. That just about matches up with my experience in the industry.

Three benefits powering the cloud hype

Cloud computing’s roots go back to the start of the computer age, when the shared access mainframes of the 70s and 80s laid its foundation. Less than a decade later, virtual machines (VMs) and virtual private servers (VPS) created new efficiencies in sharing hardware resources. Powered by a single piece of hardware, not only was it expensive to maintain the infrastructure but any outage or malfunction also spelled disaster for sites or apps.

Full Page Background Video Styles

I bet you’ve seen it. A video background that takes up the entire browser window. There is text on top of it (hence, “background”), which is an interesting…

Hosting Essentials for E-commerce WordPress Sites

New e-commerce businesses are popping up every day, with brick-and-mortar operations rapidly joining the digital marketplace. This flurry of growth has massive economic implications: eMarketer recently reported that…

How an AWS Managed Service Provider Can Solve These 3 Business Pain Points

Amazon Web Services has held the top spot in the cloud industry for years. RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud report found that 57 percent of businesses have adopted AWS for their cloud needs, beating out both Azure and Google.

But AWS technology comes with its share of challenges for a company wanting to leverage it, from initial configuration to rare but damaging service outages (no human technology is flawless) and inevitable scalability needs as businesses grow. Here are a few key ways a managed service provider can alleviate these common cloud pain points.

The Many Benefits of HTTP/2

It was no small task for developers to make the web as accessible and reliable as it is today. While it took decades of work, that success was powered by the creation external software and add-ons that complement the existing framework of an application or website.

Now there is a budding new alternative to the endless caching and performance supplements. HTTP/2 — a new protocol update for HTTP by IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). HTTP/2 is the spiritual successor to HTTP/1 and provides much needed changes in security, speed, and usability.

Eight Design Trends Taking Over 2017

2017 has started off by slowly drifting away from the stoic design trends of minimalism, monochromatic layouts, and the omnipresent flat design. Instead, there are bright colors, bold shapes, playful gradients, and unique illustrations that bring some much needed depth and dynamics to designs that have grown all too familiar.