Author Archives: Emil Gallant

About Emil Gallant

Emil joined EIC in 2006 as the Director of Technology. Previous to that, he had worked in Silicon Valley for over 15 years for some of the biggest software and hardware companies in the world, including Borland International, Apple, Motorola, and Novell. His job at EIC consists of developing robust web server applications, designing new websites and using the latest technology to enhance the online presence of EIC.

PHP 7 Has Arrived






After a long and winding road, PHP 7 is finally here.  You’ve probably seen the headlines, “2X the Speed, 1/2 the Ram!” and every variation you can imagine.  We’re jumping on the bandwagon here at Envisage and have started to … Continue reading






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Mobile Apps Versus Responsive Design






As the number of smart phones, tablets, and internet accessible electronics continues to grow, the need to create dedicated mobile apps is starting to wane as responsive site design starts to makes sense for more and more companies. Do you … Continue reading






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Google Tag Manager and Analytics – Tracking Web Events






This month I’m going to show you how to use Google’s Tag Manager and Analytics to track outbound link clicks and build reports to show the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns. Tag Manager is a powerful tool you can use … Continue reading






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Site Speed Improvements with OPcache and PageSpeed






If you’re running a fair-to-mid sized site with PHP code running the back-end, you’ve probably noticed the intense amount of activity that’s going on to serve a page to a visitor. PHP files get loaded from the hard drive by … Continue reading






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SEO Success Factors






What’s more important to your SEO endeavors, is it the content, the layout of the page, the location and number of ads or something else? Maybe you’re only looking at the profile of your inbound links or focusing your energy … Continue reading






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Language Optimization






As a company that markets directly to international students, one of the biggest challenges we face is communicating to our visitors in their native language. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the process we use to optimize for multiple … Continue reading






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Taking Hangouts On Air On the Road






Over the past few months, we have been developing an interesting new way of communicating with international students. As content creators, we’ve found Google Hangouts to be a new, and valuable content platform that allows international student to meet us … Continue reading






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Back to School Tech 2014






I’ve collected some of the cooler and more interesting tech gadgets that could ease you back into the drudgery of school. Chromecast – One of the smallest and easiest to use streaming media devices out there. For $35 you get … Continue reading






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Hangouts On Air with multiple presenters






This year we’ve started using Google’s Hangout On Air (HOA) tool to connect to our student visitors and help them find the information that they are looking for. We’ve done Hangouts for finding scholarships, using your contacts to find a … Continue reading






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Creating Video Content – Nuts and Bolts






One of our goals for 2014 has been to create new and compelling content to attract visitors. Google has been heavily promoting the Hangouts On Air for live video conferencing/presentations and we’ve started using them to connect with international students … Continue reading






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