A prospective client called me recently to discuss his need for a web site. As we talked, it came out that he was working on a painting that he wanted as his front page on the site. The site was not one to advertise his painting…it was to promote a book he was writing! And(…)
Once upon a time you could build a website in HTML and leave it there. People would come to visit and get information, and that’s all you expected. But the Web has evolved into a place where websites almost take on intelligent life. At least that’s how it feels to me as a web developer.(…)
Almost everyone in business knows they need a website, but most people don’t know what is involved in the process. The first step toward a website is a domain name. Buying a domain name is easy enough. Coming up with a GOOD name that is AVAILABLE is the hard part. You need a name that(…)
Panda and Penguin were updates which changed part of the algorithm, but Hummingbird has replaced the old algorithm and it’s the biggest change in 3 years. It’s not just a major update or refresh, it’s an entirely new ranking algorithm. This latest news comes hot on the heels of Google’s announcement that in future, all(…)
Cheap web hosting sounds attractive until you think about what it means: no company, small or great, can offer great personalized attention to your website needs without incurring costs for having tech support available when you need it. $5 a month usually means your site is hosted on a shared server with as many as(…)
Should we trust and rely on our hosts to backup our files? Of course not. While the host needs to perform regular backups, it can be considered unwise not to do off-site backups. Anything can happen with computers, as all of us know. Your best security is to do your own backup nightly.