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Going Fast

User experience is arguably the most important aspect of a website, and website optimization (or page load speed) is important for a good user experience. Search engines realize this as well. Google factors in website load speed into their user-friendliness scores and their overall search algorithms. It’s obvious how important website optimization should be to… Read More

May 5, 2016

Keeping your website user’s engaged is an important challenge of any website. It can typically be done through beautiful design, user-friendly navigation and informative, easy-to-read content, but achieving this is often unique to the type of website. For eCommerce websites and websites for companies offering a service, new users often want to know if they can trust… Read More

April 13, 2016

In a world that is becoming more connected, businesses, charities and other types of organizations have a medium to the global population’s conscience (AKA the Internet). The only problem is that everyone uses the same line of communication, which translates to a fierce competition. Search engine optimization and pay per click advertising are ways to bring people… Read More

March 26, 2016
Content Delivery Network

Is your website slow to load? Have you completed all of the page speed optimizations outlined in “How to Optimize Website Page Speed“? If you have completed all of these page speed optimizations and your website is still slow to load, there are still a few steps you can take to enhance your website’s speed…. Read More

March 14, 2016
Apple Iphone Accelerated Mobile Pages

Mobile internet traffic has recently been outpacing desktop internet traffic, causing an earthquake that has shaken up the whole internet market. Google and other search engines have adjusted their algorithm to give precedence to website that are mobile friendly, increasing the demand for websites to have responsive design. Something is still missing, though, for many modern responsive designs…. Read More

February 22, 2016
GitHub Mascot

If you’re part of a web development team, or are trying to assemble a web development team, it’s important to have the proper workflow for developing your website. The most basic workflow answer is to use FTP (or file transfer protocol) to access your site and update the files. However, the last thing any development… Read More

February 10, 2016
Virtual Reality

The internet has come far from since time of its inception. We’ve moved past text-based web pages, flash-heavy websites and inefficient website architectures. With all of the progress that’s been made for web development programming languages, where do we go from here? What is the next big step forward for websites and the internet in general? One… Read More

February 4, 2016
API Calls

As businesses and the internet become more integrated and reliant on one another, integration of third party services, which provide valuable data and services, becomes more and more important. Many third party services integrate the service directly the client website, all without having to direct  users to the third party’s website in a separate window. This… Read More

February 1, 2016
Linux Penguin

In my previous article, I reviewed both Microsoft’s Windows 10 and Apple’s OS X for Mac operating systems. Both serve a different scope of users and both have their pitfalls. But what about Linux? Linux is nothing like Windows 10 or OS X, mainly because it’s a completely open-source operating system, meaning any computer programmer has the ability to… Read More

January 26, 2016
Apple Logo

If you are not a computer programmer or just don’t want to spend hundreds of hours developing and maintaining your own operating system, you might be deciding between Windows 10, OS X or Linux. What is the best operating system? Which should you choose? Your choice will depend on your technical expertise level, your computer’s intended use and… Read More

January 20, 2016
SquareSpace Logo

Many small businesses eventually come to the realization that they need a website. However, not everyone has an investor filling their pockets or tons of money in the bank to throw at a $10,000 website. What if you just want a simple website? Possibly a website that you, the business owner, can manage or set-up  by… Read More

November 13, 2015

If you read my previous article, “When do you need SSL/TLS & Website Encryption?,” you might be wondering if there is anything more secure than SSL, or how secure SSL actually is. This is an important question. Your user’s security should always be a top priority, especially if they are transmitting vulnerable data from their browser to your databases. The… Read More

November 5, 2015