HTL Support News

Read the latest information and thinking on the world of IT Support Services.

How to Embed FLV Files to Your Website

Published in Website Design

Video streaming has been popular nowadays in the World Wide Web. Putting video on the online is a great way to show your work to others, whether you want to display it to your friends and relatives, or simply plan to offer sample clips to your prospect clients.

There are several techniques on how to do it but we have selected those that we think are the easiest for the users to follow.

This tutorial will cover on how we can embed flv files on your Joomla article using JPlayer. We recommend using this player but there are many others on the market.

The JPlayer is an easy and flexible way to add video and audio to your website. It is a flash player plugin for Joomla! based on flash player "JW Player" and handles file format like flv, mp4, mp3, xml playlist, youtube video, srt subtitles.

The Power of Tags on Websites

Published in Website Design

Tags are keywords used to describe a piece of information published on the web. Otherwise known as metadata, tags make your life easier whether you are organizing your posts or when you're looking for a piece of information. Tags works best by filtering your posts matched by a common keyword.

Tags are better and more effective because it allows you to categorize and manage the results of a search in your website.

Here's an example.

You opened a website for your catering business and listed the services you offer. They were categorized as weddings, corporate events, parties, private functions, barbecues. A prospect client visited your website to check if you offer healthy plate options. Upon checking the pages, he realized that there was no information relating to healthy meals. Suddenly, he saw the search box and used it for his query.

Unfortunately, there was no tag for the keywords he's looking for. He closed the window and looked for other catering services.

The above example relates on how you can make us of tags. Adding a set of tags such as healthy, health, diet, healthy meals, etc., can greatly help. Tags can help you sort relevant information for easier browsing.

All businesses need information about how they are performing, that is why it is important that your website must be integrated with Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free website statistic service, which can give you access to loads of fascinating information about your website.

Integration with your website is so simple that once you have completed this quick How To you will be checking your 'bounce rates, ‘visitors percentages’ and 'web traffic' daily.

Staying Safe on the Web - IT Support London

Published in IT Support
Internet Security

Online security is every internet user's responsibility. Every day, devices people use to access the net are beset upon by viruses and savvy hackers, exposing personal information and costing a great deal of money to repair. Those who do not properly apply even the basic security measures are seen as easy prey for those seeking to exploit vulnerable systems. When you buy an internet connected device, it is integral to change its default password to something unique – it's the easiest thing in the world for someone to guess what the default password may be, because this is entirely dependent on the manufacturer and model of the device... this information can be found on user guides posted on the manufacturer's website. These devices can be anything from printers to modems – things you may not consider targets for exploiters, but are just that, says those in IT support. London based IT workers know the importance of keeping networks and devices connected to those networks secure – though the problem is anything but contained.

Page 8 of 19