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We are super excited to officially declare our new website live! We’ve been working on our website on and off for over a year now. It has been hard to find time to work on it, though having too much billable work is always a good problem to have.

In May 2016 we signed up for Folding@Home and formed a ‘Phoenix Web Development’ team. We wanted to display statistics of our contributions on our website. To expedite this we wrote a simple web scraping script to pull numbers from our stats page.



Here at Phoenix we’re in the middle of upgrading our websites to use PHP7 instead of PHP5.6. PHP5 has been the world’s most popular server scripting language for almost a decade now. The time has come to put the faithful old workhorse to pasture.



The web is riddled with spam, viruses and scammers and the total number of scam attempts per year is constantly increasing. This week Phoenix Web Development was targeted and after googling, it seems that businesses are becoming a more popular target.

A few days ago we discovered a cool project run by Stanford University called Folding@Home. It allows you to donate your unused computer processing power to help with medical research. The research helps with research on cancer, Alzheimers, AIDS, Parkinsons and many more diseases. 



We estimated the total number of mobile optimised sites on the web. Now we’re doing it again a year later and comparing.



The table below shows the meanpath queries used to assess the number of mobile optimised sites across the internet. The discussion around these results is located in this post.

Description
Meanpath Query
# of Sites
% of Sites

Mobile Only Sites

sites with .mobi subdomain name
(domain:*.mobi OR redirect:*.mobi) NOT (domain:www.mobi OR redirect:www.mobi OR domain:mobi* OR redirect:mobi*)
583500
0.50

sites with an m.



The number of people doing their internet browsing on a mobile device has skyrocketed since the release of the iPhone in 2007. So much so that according to a study by Morgan Stanley analysts mobile browsing will eclipse desktop browsing by 2015.



We discuss some cardinal sins often committed by old stagnant websites. If it feels like we’re describing your site, it may be doing you more harm than good.

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