New Google Analytics Features

Google have been gradually updating analytics accounts to add some very shiny new features, and our (work) account was finally upgraded over the weekend. Apart from a fresh lick of paint and a slightly smoother interface (noticably quicker loading times, too), there have been some significant additions to the functionality provided. On logging in, the first obvious change is the profile overview screen. In addition to listing your profiles this also gives quick breakdowns of Visits, Avg Time on Site, Bounce Rate and Goals, which can be displayed by day, week, month or year. There is also a traffic lighted … Continue reading New Google Analytics Features

WAMP server

It’s been a good few years since I have done anything with PHP and, not having my old machine with Apache / MySQL set up any more, I have not had a lot of impetus to revisit this language. A recent discovery, however, of the WAMP server (http://www.wampserver.com/en/) application has rekindled my desire to play with what was always my favourite programming language. WAMP is an incredibly easy way to set up the Windows / Apache / MySQL / PHP server environment. Just download and run the executable and everything is done for you. It took me about 3 minutes … Continue reading WAMP server