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Is your website ADA compliant?

Is your website ADA compliant?

The Americans with Disabilities Act was instituted in 1990 – long before the Internet was a thing. At that time public locations were required to provide “full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, privileges, advantages or accommodations” for people with disabilities. The law was amended in 2010 to include electronic technology and information technology. Since then the Internet has grown into the behemoth we know today and many high-profile companies have been taken to court due to their online presence…

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Do I need a mobile app for my business?

Do I need a mobile app for my business?

We’ve heard it several times – a business owner calls asking for a mobile app when they really don’t need one. We’re all for programming something fabulous, but we also like to give our current and potential clients good advice when they are considering an addition to their online presence. Most companies already have websites or even a Facebook page which suits their purpose. If they have a responsive website, then even better! Responsive sites are searchable via the Internet…

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Google’s Quest for a More Secure Web

Google’s Quest for a More Secure Web

Last year, Google Chrome started labeling sites without an HTTPS as non-secure. This mostly affected sites that gathered personal data such as credit cards and social security numbers: Google is now upping the ante and pushing for sites with any type of form to enable HTTPS by October of this year. This means if your site has a simple contact form or even a basic site search, you will need to upgrade to a secure site if you don’t want…

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Facebook is determined to make users civically engaged with new “Town Hall” feature

Facebook is determined to make users civically engaged with new “Town Hall” feature

During the 2016 election we saw the spread of fake news on social media, the misrepresentation of facts was so overwhelming that we felt compelled to write an entire blog about it. Since then Facebook and other social media sites have been determined to work on their algorithms and carefully vet people using their services. Mark Zuckerberg has exercised his voice and power to become somewhat of a philanthropist. Last month he published an extensive manifesto via Facebook where in…

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Microsoft breaks up with Internet Explorer

Microsoft breaks up with Internet Explorer

A few weeks ago Microsoft decided to end its support of Internet Explorer 10 and all versions previous. Internet Explorer 11 is the last and the only version that Microsoft still supports. Internet Explorer 11 still offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility and support for web standards that helps most sites operate. If you are using Microsoft 10 don’t worry IE11 will continue to be supported. Now that Microsoft has deemed Internet Explorer at its end of life…

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Give and Let Live

Give and Let Live

Tis the time of year to give to organizations and other less fortunate, and if you were thinking about giving to an organization soon, today is the perfect day to do so. The Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday has been dubbed Giving Tuesday. Giving is great but you also want to make sure that your donation is going to the right place so we have outlined a few things to keep in mind while you’re giving. Do your…

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The Holidays are for Snapchat

The Holidays are for Snapchat

The holidays are a time for family, food, drinks and posting all of it on Instagram, right? And if you don’t post your holiday festivities they might as well not have happened. I cannot recollect a time that I didn’t document my life on social media. At 14 I armed myself with a digital camera and a Myspace profile to give my friends and strangers an all access pass to my life, doing that has never seemed weird or out…

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Facebook and Google Make It Harder to Distribute Fake News

Facebook and Google Make It Harder to Distribute Fake News

It doesn’t matter what side of the Presidential election you were on, one thing that we can agree on is how much social media and fake news impacted the decisions of many voters. Google and Facebook now realize that having incorrect information is just as bad as having none and they are working together to ban fake news sites from their platforms. The U.S election was extremely popular on social media and the closer we got to November 8th the…

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INBOUND 2016: Tech Nerd Paradise

INBOUND 2016: Tech Nerd Paradise

It’s been a whirlwind of a week in Boston and I’ve returned to Stanton Street with sore feet, a bag full of tchotchkes and many wicked cool ideas. The INBOUND 2016 conference had over 19K in attendance soaking up inspirational talks, educational breakout sessions, and opportunities to network with like-minded individuals from around the world. My personal schedule included sessions on web design, sales & marketing, legal contracts, social media and most importantly… lunch. No joke peeps, my schedule was jam packed…

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Is Your Website Ready for the Future? It MUST be Mobile-First!

Is Your Website Ready for the Future? It MUST be Mobile-First!

As predicted, mobile devices are well on their way to surpassing desktop computer use… and with this fulfilled prophecy comes many changes to user experiences across the industry. Mobile-First Design & Development Thankfully, Stanton Street has been utilizing a mobile-first approach for a few years already. Many of our most recent custom website redesigns are optimized for viewing on a smartphone, tablet or desktop. Google Search Index Remember searching for a topic on your smartphone then having to pinch and expand…

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