10 tips for very decent front page editing

Front pages (home pages) are an important distribution point for almost any media outlet. Anything from 80% to 50% of all visits to an article stems from the front page in Scandinavia, usually. Internationally, a more normal rate is close to 30%.  Which ever camp you’re in, the front page is important for distributing your news. 10 things to Continue reading

Service outages 29.09.2014 and 01.10.2014

This week we’ve had two urgent platform maintenance incidents affecting customers of our products everything from 9 minutes to 1hour 57minutes We are sorry that you have experienced a disruption in your regular service. Availability of the services that we provide is our top priority. If you have any questions or concerns about this outage please do not Continue reading

2014 – the first half

The last few months in the media and industry have seen a few ups and downs, that continue to remind us that despite facing challenging times the media industry is very capable of proactively responding to the current climate, whilst still keeping one eye firmly on the future. The big change in the Norwegian market Continue reading

Why was there an outage yesterday?

Yesterday we experienced one of the longest disruptions to our products to date. For just under 2 hours the hosting platform that powers a large portion of our products was interrupted, resulting in outages for a significant percentage of our users. The reliability of our products is as much of a high priority as it Continue reading

Service Outage 19.05.2014

Between the hours of 15.12 and 17.02 on 19.5.2014 we experienced a major service outage across ¾ of our core services. The outage was a result of power failures with SoftLayer, one of our trusted third party suppliers, and to date the largest we have experienced. SoftLayer were quick to communicate with us about the Continue reading

Introducing Silex Bootstrap, Aptoma Edition

Introducing Silex Bootstrap, Aptoma Edition At Aptoma, we use the Silex micro-framework for quite a few projects. As opposed to its bigger brother, Symfony2 Full Stack, Silex provides only a minimal prescription for how to do things, meaning you’re free to structure and organize your application as you see fit. Having no rules or guidelines Continue reading

Bygg.no on DrFront – 25% more clicks

Byggeindustrien is the largest professional journal in one of the nation ‘s largest industries , the construction industry.  About one year ago Byggeindustrien decided to swap to DrFront, our production tool for frontpage editing.  Arve Brekkhus, the editor of the construction industry both on online and on print, explains: – We had an almost immediate traffic increase of Continue reading

Product News January 2014

DrFront With DrFront version 2 we added collaborative editing which was sought after by many of our customers. We are currently working on a DrFront version 3 which will introduce real inline editing of the frontpage, thus no more working in a separate editing window on the left side. In addition we also did some Continue reading

Aloha versus TinyMCE 4

The TinyMCE 3 editor that we used in DrFront v2 works pretty well. But we wanted to make better use of workspace area, choosing inline editing directly on the front seemed the natural way to go and the timing seemed right since WYSIWYG editors had been evolved. In September 2012 we did some research and Continue reading

My first two years in Aptoma

We’ve decided to put some sparkle into our blog again, and I was asked by…ehm…me…to write about “us” in Aptoma. The “us” category should obviously show us from the personal side, as I like to think Aptoma is more than just coding, algorithms and software. So…who are “us”? Well, to start off we have one Continue reading