The new direct .au domain extension launched in Australia on March 24th 2022. In this post we’ll explain what it is, why it’s useful and how to claim yours.
What it is
.au is a new top level domain which joins the existing family of .au top level domains.
When building aberfoylehubccc.org.au we wanted the main navigation menu items to look like manila folder tabs. This meant it was necessary to add an outwardly flaring curve to the bottom of each nav menu item.
The inward curves at the top of each menu item are easily achieved with border-radius.
Slider Revolution is a WordPress plugin for creating slideshows. It’s a great flexible plugin, one of the most popular out there and we use it a lot. But nothing is perfect. One specific flaw in this plugin is the lack of option to hide a slide on desktop screens.
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.