I'm P.J. Hinton, the Director of Engineering (and wannabee
wordsmith) at Compendium Blogware. I'm part of a talented and
passionate team of software and system engineers who are working to
develop a better business blogging platform.I'm an old timer
relative to the company's history, having started in early 2008 as
Compendium's second full-time...
Background For years, Google and black hat search engine
optimization consultants have been engaged in an arms race over the
use of inbound links to boost search engine result page
rankings. This is rooted in Google's use of the PageRank
algorithm, which attempts to quantify the importance of a website
based on the quality of inbound links. The...
The task of maintaining a medium-to-large size website is daunting,
and trying to do it manually can lead to all kinds of problems,
including broken links, missing assets, and inconsistent
appearance. Content management systems address this problem by
providing a templating system, which specifies how dynamically
generated content will be laid out...
Although arguably much more than just a buzzword, content marketing
is becoming an increasingly key element of a successful online
marketing strategy. Achieving success requires the right mix
of coordination, creation, compilation, and curation. Having
ready access to high quality material that will convert a site
visitor into an engaged lead is...
A few months ago, Compendium released a refresh to the HTML rich
editor, based on CKEditor, that authors use to create
content. Unless you're an adventurous type who likes mousing
over toolbar buttons to see what each button does, there's a good
chance you aren't aware of some of the goodness lurking
therein. In this post, we'll cover some of the...
In Software Development Agility is Key to Success
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers have a delicate balancing
act to follow. For subscription based services, clients expect not
only value to be delivered in the here-and-now, but also expect
increased value in the future. Market conditions can evolve
rapidly, meaning the functionality delivered...
The Compendium Engineering team works actively with our sales and
account management teams to address questions about the security of
our blogging platform. Usually these questions come up during
an IT department's due dilligence process, and we welcome them
because it gives us the opportunity to highlight our commitment to
protecting our clients'...
Clayton Stobbs, Compendium's Director of Account Management,
recently blogged about how we were able to handle a large influx of
inbound traffic to our client's blogs: In total, BabyPlus received
tens of thousands of visitors in a very short period of time.
Now, this type of traffic is great but can also be a disaster if
you're not ready for it...
Fred Wilson, the well-known blogging venture capitalist, has been
stirring up some buzz with a blog post where he encourages
non-technical entrepreneurs to pick up some coding. Wilson
also notes that the fund where he is a principal, Union Square
Ventures, is investing in Codeacademy, based largely on this
belief.Matthew DeBord, who blogs over at...
I lived with them on Montague Street In a basement down the stairs
There was music in the cafés at night And revolution in the air
Then he started into dealing with slaves And something inside of
him died She had to sell everything she owned And froze up inside
And when finally the bottom fell out I became withdrawn The only
thing I knew how to do...