Ei2 News

Map of Trees in Waterloo, Ontario

Waterloo Tree Map

Another week, another map of trees in Canadian cities.  This week it’s the City of Waterloo.  The dataset was last updated this week and contains a total of 30,615 records.

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Burlington Tree Map

Burlington Tree Map

It’s been awhile since I’ve published a map based on Open Data from communities near to where I live.  I started using Mapbox for this visualization, but there have been so many changes since my last map creation I decided to use CartoDB instead, which I find easier to create something quickly.

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It’s all about the Conversion Rate

When I talk to people about their pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns, they understand that conversion rate (% of the traffic generated from your PPC campaign that takes the action you want) is the most important metric – among others – that you can track.

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SaaS tools for your Small Business

In this post, I’ll talk about the SaaS tools that I use every day to run my Managed WordPress business.

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Energy Consumption by Building – Town of Oakville

I’ve wanted to learn how to use the fantastic D3 Javascript library for quite awhile now but wasn’t sure where to start. Having built a couple of mapping visualizations based on the Open Data provided by the Town of Oakville I figured I’d see what I could find in the library that would be a good candidate for D3.Read More

Effect of WordPress Themes and Hosting

I’m a massive fan of New Relic. I use it for all my Managed WordPress customers to not only monitor their websites but also to look for poorly written or misbehaving WordPress plugins.

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Oakville Tree Open Data as Art

As many of you know I’ve been working with the Open Data provided by the Town of Oakville for quite some time now. For me, it’s been a fantastic learning experience as well as a great way to stay connected with the local developer community in Oakville.

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Slow WordPress sites

After publishing an article a few weeks ago about how WordPress has become more complicated over time I’ve had a number of discussions with folks about their WordPress sites.  Most of them were concerned about the amount of time it was taking to maintain the sites or the amount of time it was taking their sites to load.

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Are we making things too complicated?

I’ve been working with WordPress for quite a while now and have seen it grow from a basic blogging platform to a very capable content management system (CMS).

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