Security

What’s a Secure Certificate?

Security

Why do I need a secure certificate? I don’t know how else to start this off, so I’ll keep it simple: if your website has a login, you need a secure certificate. Which has you asking, “what the heck is … Continue reading

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Part 1 of WordPress Plugins: Do’s and Don’ts for WordPress Plugins

Blogging

This post is for the DIY website owners and for web designers and developers out there. Ok, so I was going to give a list of my favorite plugins. And I started writing it. And realized I have 3 posts … Continue reading

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Why I Stopped Signing Clients Up for Web Services

e-Business

It’s 2011. Isn’t it time everyone learned to do this themselves? Most web designers will sign their clients up for services. They do it for a number of reasons. Some do it to be helpful. “Well Client X is busy … Continue reading

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Beware of Domain Scams

Internet

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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It’s Still YOUR website! Or Is It?

Law

In the 10 years I’ve been designing websites, I’ve seen good, bad, and ugly situations when it comes to website ownership. Today, we’re going to talk about the ugly. When I take on a new web design client, one of … Continue reading

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I Want a Website I can Update Myself

Security

Web designers hear this a lot: “I want a website I can easily update”. Easy, is relative. What’s easy for some isn’t easy for everyone. Some assume this means they need to learn HTML. Some decide to get a copy … Continue reading

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You Must Be Joking: The Malicious Cookie Myth

Internet

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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The Right Tool for the Right Job

e-Business

There is a common assumption among those who do not work in a technical field that because an individual is qualified to do one type of technical work, they are qualified to do it all. Everyone hears it at some … Continue reading

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How to Make A Better Password

Internet

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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