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Category Archives: Engineering

Working with SQL Parameters in Cold Fusion

Most modern Web application frameworks provide native mechanics to protect databases from undesirable SQL execution. Cold Fusion’s answer to input sanitization is the tag cfqueryparam that is only valid inside a cfquery block. It is not a newcomer to the language but I will still from time to time see it being underutilized. It is possible that this is because… Continue Reading

Cascading Style Sheet Basics Part Two: What & How

Welcome back to Part Two of Etna’s CSS “share the knowledge” primer. In the previous post, we talked about the benefits of different types of cascading style sheets (CSS) and where to find it. What Is CSS? The basic layout of an element in a style sheet is selector { property: value }. To have more than one property for… Continue Reading

Cascading Style Sheet Basics Part One: Why & Where

Cascading style sheets (CSS) are a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g., fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents. Our development team is a group of experts who spend every day up to their elbows in CSS. The rest of our company can tap-dance their way through SQL queries, plan PPC strategies or usher a project through completion like nobody’s business…… Continue Reading

Website User Interfaces: A Few Examples

In previous posts in this series about UI, we went over what user interface is and why it is critical to a site’s success and tricks of the trade to plan great UI. Next, we are going to show you a few tools our developers and engineers use to program our websites, and we will showcase a few sites from… Continue Reading

Web Site User Interfaces: How to Make It Great

At Etna, we design, write, develop and engineer every website to be beautiful, informative and easy to use. It is imperative to us that every site has a great user interface (UI). In the first post in our series on UI, we went over what user interface is and why it is critical to a site’s success. Now we are… Continue Reading

Web Site User Interfaces: The Basics

At Etna, our programmers and designers work together to come up with a great user experience on our customers’ websites. User interface (UI) is a very important component of a successful site. In this first post in our series on UI, we will be discussing what exactly UI is and why our team pays so much attention to it as we design, develop and engineer websites.

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Software Development Methodologies for Web Application Development

Delivering complex Web applications on time and on budget is a difficult engineering task. It requires that the engineer be conscious of the big picture – the client’s business case – and the individual components that make up the larger system. Each individual line of code helps realize the larger vision and serves the client. In order to manage this… Continue Reading

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