Shane Vincent

Shane Vincent

Shane Vincent is Drupal industry veteran and co-founder of Deck Fifty Design. With advanced knowledge of open source web development he works diligently to create highly functional & user friendly websites for his clients. Shane has a solid background in PHP, CSS, Javascript (jQuery), XHTML, as well as LAMP web server configuration. He currently specializes in front end web development using his favorite open source content management system, Drupal. Shane is comfortable heading large web development teams, but also enjoys late-night solo coding sessions. In the last decade, web development has become one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and Shane Vincent has been riding the forefront of the wave. Shane graduated at the top of his class in the web developer's certificate program at the Victoria School of Business and Technology (now Q college), and went on to instruct one on one training at their primary facility. When he's not in front of a computer, you'll find Shane exploring the beautiful mountains of British Columbia, or floating on a lake in the sun.

Blog posts

Marketing budgets and your website; Is there a correlation?

I am struck by the number of times the subject of how and where to spend a marketing budget comes up and the company's website doesn't even factor into the conversation. In the last ten years alone, the Yellow Pages phone and business directory has shrunk to less than half of what it was in 2002 (source:…) and Google searches have risen year after year as shown in the following data.

Google Searches over a ten year period:

1999 (September) -> 3 million a day (Google official history)

To mobile or not to mobile; that is the question

Statistics tell us that about 80% of Canadians use a mobile phone, with roughly one quarter of them being smart phones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry etc). Every day, more and more people are accessing the web on their mobile device while on the go. When you consider that mobile plans run their course on 3 year cycles, with options to renew/upgrade sooner, my prediction is that within the next three years you will see a large increase in mobile browsing rates using smart phones such as the iPhone. The question isn't to mobile or not to mobile?

Snow Leopard, Firefox, Flash, and Safari

I'm not sure about the general public but for some reason after my somewhat recent upgrade to OSX Snow Leopard - Flash on Firefox just isn't working. In my usual browsing, my Firefox app hangs probably 2-3 times per day, on average. This is all due to Flash elements loading in the page. I've tirelessly searched online for answers, only to find endless threads commending Snow Leopard on being leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors in terms of speed and reliability. Unfortunately this has not been my experience.

Luckily, I've found a solution. Maybe not one you would expect..