Nocturnal Tech Blog

CMS Must Have's: SEO Support

I work with CMS’s every day, and I’ve given some thought to a list of "must haves" that every CMS should have. The first one is SEO support. Many CMS's have 3rd-party SEO tools available, but this is so important that it really should be built into the CMS itself. By SEO support, I mean the ability to set SEO...

Flat File vs. Database CMS

The idea of a flat file CMS is intriguing. There’s a lot of overhead in a database and CMS content doesn’t change much, and isn’t highly structured. CMS content more closely resembles a document than data, and the filesystem is very fast at dealing with documents in the form of files. Let’s explore some benefits of a CMS and flat...

Staying Honest and SEO Myths

I got a call this week from a man asking for information about a new website. Certain details will be anonymized, so let’s call him Bob. Bob was looking for a website for his growing painting business in a small city in Minnesota and has been in business for a long time, generating leads on Facebook and seemingly having good...

Grav CMS Review

At work we mainly use the Drupal CMS, which is designed to be extremely customizable and has modules to cover every need, but this flexibility requires a ton of abstraction which has it’s own drawbacks. While the Drupal system is the best all-in-one solution we’ve found for a variety of reasons, there are many cases where a simpler solution might...

What is a Bitcoin Wallet

A bitcoin wallet, while it is similar to a physical wallet in that it allows you to store your bitcoin, is more like your own bank which allows you to open and manage accounts, transfer, spend and receive money through the bitcoin network, and provides security. Types of Wallets Wallets come in three forms, software, hardware, and paper. A software...

Bitcoin Basics: How to buy bitcoins

Here's a few ways that you can get involved in bitcoin by buying some bitcoins of your own. Keep in mind- You don't need to buy whole amounts of bitcoin, it is divisible into smaller units called bits that represent a 1 millionth of a bitcoin. Leaving money on an exchange poses a risk of theft. While okay for the...