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Web Development

  • 4 months 3 weeks ago

    From the early days of the ‘Net until recently, it took specialized knowledge to build a website. Taking your idea from a mental snapshot to reality meant you needed to know at least one coding language. You had to have the proper software to get your files from your computer to your server. On top of that, you had to trust yourself to be able to put it all together without breaking anything. It was too much time-consuming work if you ask me. That’s not even touching on content management systems (CMS), blogging, or other fancy features.

  • 5 months 2 weeks ago

    My 1999 Pontiac Sunfire called CooperI drive a four-door 1999 Pontiac Sunfire. It’s white, covered in punk rock stickers, dents, scratches, and patches of rust. I call him Cooper, he’s the first car I ever owned, and I’ve grown pretty dang attached to it. I had it through high school, used it to move across Canada, and have taken it up the sides of mountains to go camping.

  • 9 months 3 weeks ago

    All trekkers know that any crew members wearing a red shirt aboard a Starfleet vessel are expendable and will likely to be blasted or sucked out into the vastness of space. In other words, they typically have very short lifespans. Your website has the potential to suffer the same unfortunate fate if you are not prepared to keep it shipshape for its tenure in Cyberspace.

  • 1 year 7 months ago

    Drupal sites all over the world are being hacked and compromised by an automated attack. Over the past week, Acquia has observed over 500,000 attacks from more than 3,000 different IP addresses across their fleet of servers and customer base.

  • 1 year 8 months ago

    With nearly 75 million sites out on the web today running on WordPress you could say it’s a big player. So the top trends in WordPress website development are currently influencing web design and development in general.

    If you're building your site from the ground up, or just looking to tweak your existing site, you want to make sure you're taking advantage of everything that WordPress has to offer.

    That being said, here are the top 10 trends in WordPress website development you need to be aware of. Let’s dive in!

  • 1 year 9 months ago

    We’re extremely proud to kick-off our 2018 by accepting an array of awards in Clutch’s annual report of top firms in the United Kingdom and Canada, featuring the 374 most highly reviewed companies in these locations! Against other development leaders, we were listed as the third best Drupal developer and web developer in Canada. It’s important to note that while any company may be listed on Clutch for free, only the greatest are featured as leaders, by means of verified reviews and Clutch’s unique scoring methodology. 

  • 2 years 8 months ago

    Taking Care of Your Website Helps Cut Down Unexpected Costs Associated With Website Emergencies

    Making sure your website gets regular maintenance is kind of like of making sure your car gets regular oil changes.

    It’s much cheaper to get your oil checked (and refilled, if necessary) than having your engine blow-up at the top of a mountain pass at the start of winter  — trust me, I’ve been there.

    It’s also much less stressful.

    In website terms not maintaining your website leaves you vulnerable to the following situations:

  • 2 years 10 months ago

    In my recent guest post, I discuss why WordPress and Drupal are excellent content management system (CMS) choices for your nonprofit’s community website. Picking the right CMS is only the first step to building and nurturing a successful online community.

    As Mack Fogelson writes in The Truly Monumental Guide to Building Online Communities:

  • 2 years 11 months ago

    Whether you’re designing or redesigning your website, grouping and organizing your content can be tricky.

    • What will your users look for first?
    • What content do they value most?
    • What is the most likely and most efficient path of navigation through your website?

    Most importantly - how can you make your website efficient for both your users and your business?

    Unless you can read minds, organizing your content can feel a bit like a guessing game.

  • 2 years 11 months ago

    Do I Have a Content Organization Problem or an Information Architecture Problem?

    You probably have both. In fact, they’re usually one and the same.

    One afternoon, while we were busy working out, the troop got to talking about organizing and re-organizing website content. We observed that a number of our clients had come to us with what they called Frankenstein websites.

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