Dan Hanley

Author's details

Name: Dan Hanley
Date registered: June 14, 2011
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danhanley

Biography

Dan Hanley is Chief Technology Officer at ActiveStandards, responsible for the development and operations of our platform and client applications. He joined ActiveStandards in 2003. He has over twenty years' industry experience, focusing exclusively on internet technologies. Dan also heads up our innovative R&D program, including our pioneering Semantic Web development. Dan holds a BSc from the National University of Ireland and an MSc from London South Bank University.

Latest posts

  1. Google Big Tent – event report — May 24, 2013
  2. CORS support for Internet Explorer 8 and 9 now available in ActiveStandards API — May 13, 2013
  3. Structuring Ajax sites for search engine crawl — July 6, 2012
  4. Pandas, penguins and the quest for website quality — June 27, 2012
  5. Google’s Big Tent Event — May 24, 2012

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  1. Pandas, penguins and the quest for website quality1 comment
  2. The gamification of social media1 comment

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Dan Hanley

Pandas, penguins and the quest for website quality

Over the past decade, SEO has gone from a “what’s that?” topic to representing a significant slice of the corporate marketing budget as companies fight it out for the top spot in search engine results. The Holy Grail in this struggle, is, of course, the top ranking on Google (OK, maybe second ranking after Wikipedia). …

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Dan Hanley

The gamification of social media

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on how social media is influencing the world. This week: gamification. Gamification is the process of taking elements from the world of gaming and using them elsewhere. For example, the variable ratio reward schedule – giving your hero a little experience for every few orcs they …

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Dan Hanley

A year of life in the cloud

It’s exactly one year since Magus moved its operations to the Amazon cloud, and naturally, we’ve been reflecting on how things have worked out. We used to have our servers in the office. This was an accident-prone setup. If you ask our CEO, Simon, very nicely, he might even show you the charred remains of …

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Dan Hanley

CORS support for Internet Explorer 8 and 9 now available in ActiveStandards API

Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) allows a browser to make a request from one site to another. So, for example, an in-house corporate solution that integrates ActiveStandards using the API needs to make a cross-server request from the corporate site to the ActiveStandards servers. Before the CORS standard was introduced, such a request would have resulted …

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Dan Hanley

Structuring Ajax sites for search engine crawl

Ajax web development techniques are becoming increasingly popular among developers who want to create innovative, user-focused sites. But while Ajax is definitely at the bleeding edge of B2C web, corporates have tended to steer clear. For one, corporate sites haven’t traditionally been as user-focused as B2C sites. However, the other issue with Ajax is that …

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