Web Technology

November 26, 2017

Avoid Egg On Your Face

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It’s a simple rule really. I’ve been telling it to my employees since 1994, “Always check your links.” so imagine my surprise when I was checking out Google’s Jigsaw project when I clicked on their link (to another Google asset, no less) and I got the dreaded “404 Page Not Found.”… Continue Reading

April 5, 2017

Top 10 Tips for Secure Website Passwords

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Want to hack a password? It’s easy. (If the password owner was not careful) Here are 10 tips how to make a password secure and keep it safe. Brute force attackers run programs readily available for anyone to download and use.… Continue Reading

March 15, 2017

Introduction to Facebook’s Business Manager

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Facebook’s Business Manager is an essential tool for anyone who uses Facebook for work. It is priceless if you work for multiple clients on Facebook. This presentation, given at Israel’s premiere marcom and technical communicator’s conference MEGAComm.org gives a general introduction to the advantages of Facebook Business Manager and what is available to you there.… Continue Reading

November 10, 2016

The Customer is NOT Always Right – And Sometimes They Need To Be Fired.

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I was recently hired to write a specification and then redesign a complex website. The website currently uses a lot of custom code and at least three other environments, some proprietary and some open source. It is a patchwork of unintegrated programming much of which does not talk to each other rendering some of it useless.… Continue Reading

August 23, 2016

Happy Internaut Day

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Today is the 25th anniversary of the Internet being opened to the public (outside of universities and governments). Here are 10 facts about me and the Internet you might not know: 1. When I got online it was 1987 and the only two friends who I emailed with were Reuven Lerner and Tobie Strauss.… Continue Reading

February 5, 2015

The Value of Facebook Likes

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I’ve had numerous clients and potential clients come to me over the years and say “How much is it to be number one in Google?” or “I am working with someone now to get me Facebook likes.” These people are going after the wrong thing for the wrong reason.… Continue Reading

December 2, 2014

How To Protect Your Website From Hackers

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The following is adapted from an email sent out to all of our clients. It is a reminder of some things you should be doing to protect yourself from malicious attacks. Often site owners are unaware that they have been hacked since the performance of their site is not effected at all.… Continue Reading

March 31, 2014

WordPress SEO Facebook Comments Plugin

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After being led down a few wrong paths on how to install the SEO Facebook Comments plugin, I decided it would be nice to have an explanation that actually works! So here it goes… What is the SEO Facebook Comments plugin?… Continue Reading

January 19, 2014

12 Outdated Web Features That Need to Disappear in 2014

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I don’t know what Mashable was thinking with these 12 Outdated Web Features That Need to Disappear in 2014 After reading the article linked above, I wrote the following response: As a veteran web designer with almost 20 years of experience, I find many of these suggestions are flippant and short-sighted: Photo Carousel Photo carousels allow site owners to convey a lot of info in little real estate.… Continue Reading

December 12, 2013

Warning! Avoid Losing Your Website, Your Videos, Photos and More!

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If it’s easy and free (or even cheap), people will do it. That seems to be the business model for many companies offering online services in the cloud. And many people use these services. What are you people thinking?! There were at least 38 million user-built pages on GeoCities before it was shut down.… Continue Reading