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What Is A Website?

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I bet you think you already know the answer to this. You would think the answer is very simple. But it’s not. I run into this situation regularly: I’m talking about a website, while the client is talking about their … Continue reading

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Beware of Domain Scams

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I while ago I got an email from a client. She was smart enough to forward it to me first rather than just act on the email. Based on years of experience online and working as a web professional, I … Continue reading

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You Must Be Joking: The Malicious Cookie Myth

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Last night, my dad sent me a link to an article online. Because he’s got 2 kids that work heavily with technology (my brother is an IT professional), he’s informed enough to know to check with us before taking what … Continue reading

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Google Image Search: Not Free Images

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I’m overdue for another post. Things get hairy when you run a business from home, have infant twins, and the air conditioning goes out. In many parts of the country, that’s not a big deal in May, but in Texas … Continue reading

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But Won’t My Stuff Get Stolen?

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All web designers run across this at some point: a client has created something to sell and they want to make sure it won’t get stolen when they put it online. Visual art, audio, video, poems, how-to’s, blogs, and other … Continue reading

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How to Make A Better Password

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The New York Times released an article titled If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe addressing the popularity of very weak passwords. Vance (the author) says, “According to a new analysis, one out of five Web users still … Continue reading

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Web 2.0: What it is, what it is not, what it has become

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I, like many others in my field, see the term Web 2.0 and cringe. More so when used inappropriately. Then we hear and see people in our own field using it inappropriately, and groan and smack our foreheads. This, like … Continue reading

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Commentary: Nothing Sinister Here

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One of the purposes of this blog is to clear up technology myths. I ran across an interesting article that just screamed to be written about in this blog. This piece of “news” was released a few days ago: EXCLUSIVE: … Continue reading

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Commentary: Paying Not To Be First

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In his blog post, Paying Not To Be First, Jonathan Fields discusses why paying more for a service is better. He makes a fair point: you’re paying more for a service because you are paying for the individual’s experience. Reading … Continue reading

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The Internet Is Real and Your Customers Know How To Use It

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A video was released just a few days ago by musician Dave Carroll about his frustrating encounters with United Airlines policies and customer service. Apparently, United broke an expensive guitar and the airline refused to replace it or reimburse him. … Continue reading

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Who Is Your Target Audience?

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Creating a web site involves a lot of factors. For many business owners and managers, the volume of information out there is overwhelming. Many well look at the latest trends and/or what their competition does, and run with that. Often, … Continue reading

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Blogs, Forums & Wikis! Oh my!

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Although I’ve been a web designer professionally for almost a decade, I was working on a college degree for far longer. That’s right, I learned this stuff before you could major in it. As a result, I decided to go … Continue reading

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