The Chillidog Software Blog

The ramblings of a developer

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.

The bark and bite behind Filelinks in RapidWeaver

@leif_ottosson via Twitter wanted to understand how File links work in RapidWeaver and the pros and cons behind the different options. What are File links? File Links are, as the name suggests, are the URLs generated by RapidWeaver to assets on your site. This includes Resources, Site Logos, and S... Read more.

One more thing.. Extra treats for all!

There is one more thing that I failed to mention when we upgraded to the power and speed of SSDs. We also increased everyone's disk space and bandwidth! That's right, we've gone ahead and added an additional 25% more 1 for free. The new plans are: Cocktail 750MB storage, 7.5GB bandwidth Frankfuter... Read more.

Chillidog launches the first (and only) 100% SSD RapidWeaver Hosting

It's official! We're now 100% SSD powered. to add icing on the cake, we also slipped a couple of other goodies in there that I'd like to tell everyone about. We bumped the number of CPU cores by 2.5x. This means faster handling and processing of database queries and PHP files. We increased the a... Read more.

Grow your web pup into a SEO hound with RapidWeaver

Meta tags are the foundation for growing any web pup into a SEO hound. Thankfully, in RapidWeaver it is super easy to get started with meta tags. Simply open the Page Inspector and start entering valid tags such as: description - A short description about the page. keywords - A comma separated lis... Read more.

WeaverPix for iOS

Wouldn't it be cool if you could instantly and easily publish your photos to your site? Well, now it is. WeaverPix for iOS is available now on iTunes. WeaverPix for iOS makes it simple and easy to enhance and publish your photos from anywhere. Additionally, WeaverPix for iOS can automatically enhan... Read more.

Easily check your SEO status

SEO is hard. It is a black art that you work hard on but have little or no feedback. There is, however, a very simple 'trick' to check some basic SEO. Open your browser and visit Google Search for For instance, I would search for These resul... Read more.