Hacker Surge of 2016

A dramatic change has taken place in the world of web design following the vicious and relentless hacker surge of 2016. Our graphic illustrates the worldwide web connections and security vulnerability points involving hardware and software. Besides a design, web developers must advise small business clients about security awareness, strategy, and action plans. No site … Read more

Beware of Email Scams

2016 is historic for a staggering increase in website hacking, yet site owners need to beware of email scams. Your online business or personal security may be at risk if you unwittingly open email and download malware. The illustration shown is a marked up copy of an actual email I received that points out 4 … Read more

Facebook Hacked or Impersonated

Please review our Facebook Hacked or Impersonated tutorial before you panic over fake Facebook duplicate friend requests. Know the Difference Were You Hacked or Impersonated? If “hacked” they would have access including your password and changed it, then be posting on your wall. You’d be locked out. If someone created a new account and “impersonated” … Read more

WordPress Dominates CMS Platforms

Trends in web development choices for a Content Management System indicate WordPress dominates all CMS platforms. Source Credit: w3techs.com CMS Trend Report Our 2016 graphic extracted from w3techs.com shows that non-CMS continues to drop as users choose CMS to manage content. A CMS, or Content Management System, allows website owners to easily add, edit, or … Read more

Embed Responsive YouTube Videos

This WordPress video plugin tutorial explores a solution to embed responsive YouTube videos that adapt and resize properly on mobile devices. Here’s a responsive video example that took less than 60 seconds from plugin download to published post. [responsive_youtube Q0nDQOrBx4A] A positive user experience requires that site visitors see videos displayed the width of their … Read more

Google Encrypted Search and Stats

Learn why encrypted search entries show less information in website stats tracking since Google made major algorithm changes in September 2013. It happened quietly when implemented last September, and was announced publicly last October. In summary, encrypted search gives Google users better privacy and security doing searches while logged into a Google account. Our standard … Read more

Meeting Website Performance Expectations

One challenge with new custom mobile web design projects is setting realistic goals for meeting website performance expectations. From experience we know that business owners are often approached by web developers who promise better results than they can deliver. That creates a mindset of unrealistic expectations. One problem is a new site lacks age, credibility, … Read more