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  • SSL Certificate

    When do you need an SSL certificate?

    SSL certificates are used to encrypt data sent from your browser to the web server you are connecting to.  To determine if you really need an SSL certificate, you will need to ask yourself a few questions...

     

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 07 January 2014
  • Make the time to blog! Quick Tip

    When your to-do list is monstrous and your time is eaten up by client meetings, it can be difficult to make sure that you spend the time you need to blog.  But blogging IS important for a variety of reasons.  So, how do you buckle down to do that?

     

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 06 January 2014
  • Is your blog Post to long?

    Is your blog post too long?

    The common adage in the web world is that people don't read.  You have roughly 7 to 10 seconds to capture a visitor's attention or they will be on to the next thing.  So have you ever wondered, "is my blog post too long?"

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 03 January 2014
  • javascript to vertically align buttons to the bottom of variable length content columns

    Browser Compatibility - Responsive programming quick tip

    Earlier this week, I was working on a site that needed to have buttons positioned in the same visual row with variable length content above it.  The site was built responsively, and no matter what I did I could not get the buttons to line up.     Surprisingly, the stubborn browser was Firefox, which is the main browser I use in development work. 

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 02 January 2014
  • Simple SEO instructions

    Simple Website Optimization – or SEO you can do yourself!

    Doing Search Engine Optimization is one part science, one part art, and one part psychic ability. At least that is what most SEO professionals would like you to believe. It is partly true. SEO professionals are in the game of evaluating emerging trends in search engine optimization to make your site rank higher in search results. However, there are some basics that you can perform on your own site.

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 13 November 2013
  • Is your wordpress site up to date?

    Is your Word Press site secure?

    Ensuring your site is safe and secure is a challenging ongoing necessity.  There are steps that you can take to ensure that it remains safe and secure, and reduce the possibility that your site will be hacked. 

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 16 July 2013
  • CSS override in joomla 2.x and 3.x

    Joomla Quick Tip - Override a component CSS

    I'm not sure this will work for everything.  However, today I was performing an upgrade to a Joomla site with Virtuemart.  When I completed the upgrade, I discovered that the virtuemart-ltr.css file has been overwritten in the component.  I did not know that that file had been updated.  Fortunately I was working on my development server!

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 14 November 2013
  • Why do you have a blog?

    I read an article the other day about the reasons to blog and not to blog.  Many SEO companies and individuals will recommend blogging as a way to enhance your search engine rankings.  What is better than fresh content for your site? And what is easier than a blog? 

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 01 November 2013
  • Email marketing - performing effectivly to get leads

    Email Marketing - Beyond the Subject Line

    While the subject line of your marketing emails are a hook to get people to open them, there are a number of things that will impact your email's performance and effectiveness at cultivating leads.  How well are you optimizing your email marketing?

    Author: Bryan
    Published: 09 July 2013