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KARL's New Approach to Safely Releasing Updates to Hosted Production Sites

Friday August 27, 2010 | Comments (0)

One of my many functions as the KARL Champion at Six Feet Up is to release updates for our KARL customers such as OSF and Oxfam Great Britain. We release copies of KARL software for each customer in both a testing and production environment. During the KARL migration, from Xens to a combined KARL Hosting Infrastructure, we spent some time addressing some concerns with how we deploy new updates... Read more…

Successful Migration of KARL Clients

Wednesday August 25, 2010 | Comments (0)
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We recently migrated all of our KARL Hosted Clients to a new infrastructure. Six Feet Up is the exclusive provider of hosting services for KARL, a knowledge management solution. Previously, we provided each of our KARL clients with a separately-managed Xen (a virtual server) to host their KARL Application... Read more…

Six Feet Up Employees to Help Indiana Food Bank

Tuesday August 24, 2010 | Comments (0)

Six Feet Up System Administrators Lars Noldan and Kurt Maier will participate in the Hope Ride to benefit the Hope Food Bank. The 25-mile bike ride will be September 18, beginning at Hauser High School in Hope, IN... Read more…

Plone 4 Addresses Speed

Monday August 23, 2010 | Comments (1)
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One of the common concerns with Plone has been whether its complexity causes it to perform more slowly than other Content Management Systems. This complexity gives Plone more security, better enterprise controls and ease-of-use for end users, but in the past has lead some to call Plone "heavy"... Read more…

10 Reasons Why Plone Can Improve Your SEO

Friday August 20, 2010 | Comments (12)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a hot topic these days and you want to ensure that your site is discoverable by the crawlers that index the World Wide Web. One of the most frequent questions we get from new clients is "How will the public find our site?" You are going to want your on-site SEO be as easy and automated as possible... Read more…

Plone 4 Theming Options

Thursday August 19, 2010 | Comments (7)
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The next major version of Plone is now in the Release Candidate stage and will be officially available in the coming months. I have been working with Plone 4 through the beta stages by fixing tickets during Plone Tune-Ups, but it wasn't until recently that I got to work with the new version as if I were implementing a design for a client... Read more…

It's a Small Six Feet Up World

Tuesday August 10, 2010 | Comments (0)
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As I was coming to the office the other day, and I heard that one of Six Feet Up's clients, American Red Ball, was sponsoring an exhibit for another one of our clients, The Indiana Historical Society... Read more…

High(er) Performance Single Server Hosting

Friday August 6, 2010 | Comments (4)

The following post talks a bit about the hosting environment I built for my personal site. Please feel free to ask me questions on the following configuration and I will do my best to answer them. Now, let's light this candle... Read more…

PyOhio 2010 Wrap Up

Thursday August 5, 2010 | Comments (0)
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Six Feet Up team members Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Clayton Parker and David Blewett traveled to Ohio State University in Columbus for the 3rd PyOhio conference last weekend. This year's event continued the momentum from earlier conferences. Python users from the Midwest gathered to learn new strategies, maximize Python capabilities and wrap up with two days of development sprints. The location of the event was a great choice, making use of OSU's excellent Ohio Union... Read more…

Is your web publishing CMS easy to use?

Wednesday August 4, 2010 | Comments (0)
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A strong Content Management System must be accessible to as many people as possible. One of the areas that doesn't get much attention is that the CMS you choose must be easy to use. If it isn't, why bother to have one? A good CMS will not stand in your way of producing great content for the site; it will not complicate the process, only improve it. After all, the content is who you are, and you won't want to fight the tool to get things done... Read more…

Faculty/Staff Directory on Plone 4

Monday August 2, 2010 | Comments (3)
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About to start a new project with Plone 4, we wanted to check on the "Faculty/Staff Directory" compatibility. Here is a quick note with our findings... Read more…

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