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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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Are the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present Haunting your Google Analytics?

Are the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present Haunting your Google Analytics?

If you’re in charge of your company’s Google Analytics reports, then you may or may not have heard about ghost spam. If you’ve heard of it, and are currently battling it – we salute you. Ghost spam hijacks your Google Analytics ID (ex: UA-XXXXXXX-XX) and plops a fake visit in your analytics report. These visits don’t interact with your site at all, however, they bypass your site by requests of HTTP interactions to Google’s servers saying they did. This is…

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6 reasons to avoid WYSIWYG Web Development

6 reasons to avoid WYSIWYG Web Development

If you have spent time on any kind of social media lately, you probably haven’t escaped the overwhelming push of WYSIWYG website development. Now I’m not referring to reputable content management systems such as WordPress or Joomla; but rather, the site building applications such as Wix, Weebly and Webs that claim to be cheap, fun, easy, zero programming experience required, and drag n’ drop enabled (of course). It’s easy to fall into this trap. Mostly because it’s cheap! But the truth…

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How Safe Are Your Passwords?

How Safe Are Your Passwords?

Everyday we have to remember what feels like 100 passwords for work, school, and personal stuff. Keeping it all straight, making it easy to remember, and secure against hackers is definitely not an easy feat. Frustrated does not even begin to describe how I feel every time I have to reset my password using security questions.  First let’s go over some password, under no circumstance should you do these, rules. Never include your name, last name, DOB, or the name…

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Domain Name Registration, DNS & Web Hosting Googlymook

Domain Name Registration, DNS & Web Hosting Googlymook

Many times when we mention the terms DNS, domain name registration or web hosting, potential and existing clients’ eyes glaze over, heart rates increase and beads of sweat well up on their foreheads. Because we care about your comfort and welfare, we’ve rounded up some details to help explain the whole dealio in less stressful terms. The Domain Name Domain names are part of the URL that is used to identify where your webpage is on the Internet. Each domain…

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