The Chillidog Software Blog

The ramblings of a developer

Lock your doggy doors, Google prefers SSL sites

Google has made a big announcement recently that will soon affect everyone's SEO strategy. There are, however, some things to keep in mind: At the moment, this affects very few queries. In fact, this it is currently fewer than 1% This is not considered a very strong signal for SEO. Good content is... Read more.

Chillidog takes a Bite out of Hosting

At Chillidog Hosting, I work hard to make the hosting experience a simple and, hopefully, enjoyable experience. Part of this experience is building tools that are simple and easy to use. That's why we are proud to debut our new billing system. The UI is now cleaner, 100% responsive, and retina-ready... Read more.

Verify your Google Webmaster Dog Tag RapidWeaver

Google Webmaster Tools is a free suite of tools provided to help you build better sites. To utilize these tools, however, you must verify that you own the site. Thankfully, this is simple and easy to do. Verify your site using a HTML file To begin, in Webmaster tools, choose to verify your site... Read more.

Celebrate Penny's 1st Birthday with (free) Chillidog dog treats

Penny recently turned 1 and we want to celebrate her birthday with you! That's why we will be sending everyone who signs up some delicious (and free) dog treats. The recipe we will be using is: 2 1/2 cups garbanzo flour (we may substitute quinoa flour if it is easier to obtain) 2 1/2 tablespoon... Read more.

Publish like a Pro. Woof your site size down.

Today, I'd like to share a little bit about how I personally publish my RapidWeaver site. I am going to skip the nitty gritty geeky Git part of my workflow to focus on the 4 steps I take everytime I publish. Without further ado, they are: Export my site to a local folder Run the export folder thro... Read more.

Improve your SEO; Quickly and Easily Sniff out broken links and images

Broken links and images hurt your seo. Check for broken links and correct HTML. Checking your entire site, however, can be an incredibly tedius task. Thankfully, scanning your entire site is both easy and free. Integrity is a free application on the Mac App Store that allows you to identify th... Read more.

Take your site to doggy school with a YSlow report card

Grading your website's performance can be difficult. How do you know the changes you've made are good or bad? How do you what the best practices are? How do you know what you should focus on that needs the most improvements? Thankfully, there is YSlow from Yahoo. YSlow is a browser extension that in... Read more.

Chillidog Hosting makes reboots a it's lunch

Updates are important for security, performance, and compatibility. You update often (right?!) your computer and, when complete, what do you do? You restart it. This works okay for your desktop, but what about your website? Website downtime is a much bigger headache. You may rely on your website f... Read more.

Helping a 10yr old's birthday wish come true

Since 2012, we have made a pledge to our customers to take actionable steps towards being green. We, however, wanted real change rather than carbon offsets. As a result, we committed to donating to having a real tree planted every year for every user at Chillidog Hosting. This year, however, we'd l... Read more.

Cut down on the treats, your website is going on a diet

Google recently announced that their bots will start executing Javascript on your site. This is huge. This means that now your images, text, and resources loaded within your Stacks or other Javascript files can be indexed by Google. As a result, search terms will be more relevant for the content on... Read more.