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Website Horror Stories and How to Prevent Them

Website Horror Stories and How to Prevent Them

Imagine finding out that your website has disappeared, or that you don’t have the keys to the kingdom.

As a web designer and developer, I have come across a number of website horror stories over the years. Some of the stories may make you shiver. Others may simply shock you.

Here are the tales of website horrors and how you can prevent similar situations from happening to you.
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Chrome’s Non HTTPS Not Secure Warning – What You Need to Know

Chrome’s Non HTTPS Not Secure Warning

Have you been putting off having an SSL certificate installed on your website?

At the end of January 2017, Google Chrome browser, version 56, was released. This was a significant step in the search engine giant’s quest for a more secure Internet.

Let’s take a deep breath, unwrap what has and will happen, and look at what this means to website owners going forward. Read more ›

Supercharge Your Blog Articles and Woo Your Readers by Increasing Your Grammar IQ

Supercharge Your Blog Articles and Woo Your Readers by Increasing Your Grammar IQ

Do you sometimes forget whether it’s affect or effect?

Would you like to become better at grammar today?

I have been dreaming about this article for a while now. Here’s the thing… grammar and typos are one of the fastest ways to lose or gain credibility with readers.

Writing blog articles that have good grammar and are free of typos is a daunting task. It is easy to make mistakes and when you do, somebody always catches you. I mean always.
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Responsive Website Optimization: 5 Essential Strategies

Responsive Website Optimization: 5 Essential Strategies

Is having a responsive website enough?

Having a responsive website is not a trend anymore. When the number one search engine, Google, recommends responsive design for websites, we need to listen.

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XML Sitemaps and SEO: What You Need to Know

XML Sitemaps and SEO - What You Need to Know

Several summers ago, my husband and I flew to Germany for a 9-day vacation. We had flown all night and once we landed in Frankfort. Our plan was to rent a car and drive to catch a prepaid river cruise on the Danube River. The car we had reserved had a GPS, and we were all set to make the tight connection.

As we drove out of the airport, it hit us. The GPS wasn’t working properly. We had no road map or directions. How were we going to get to our destination?

When it comes to your website, you will want to make it as easy as possible for search engines to not only find your website but to index your web pages as well. Read more ›