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17
Aug

PHP As You Know It, Is Dead

PHP, like any other software, needs maintained, update and upgraded over time. Sometimes it’s a simple tweak, other times it’s a major task.

14
May

Outsourcing Web Development Services

Outsourcing web development services is a great solution for small companies that need the technical expertise but don’t need to hire a dedicated web developer.

24
Feb

WordPress Security Issues

For every new WordPress website I am hired to build, I quote addressing WordPress security issues as part of the website development quote. When I start a new project, the first thing I do after installing WordPress is fully secure it. I do this before installing a WordPress theme or installing any plugins. Is WordPress Secure? “Out Of The Box” –

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7
Feb

Maintain Your Website – 2019 New Year’s Resolution

Maintain your site now, so it’s not a problem later. Face it, no one likes doing maintenance. Whether it be your car, house, or your website. Like it or not, it needs done though. If you ignore it long enough, it can create significant headaches and expenses. Website maintenance seems to be easy to ignore since it’s not as visible

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21
Jan

Understanding Domain Name and Web Hosting Transfers

Understanding the connection between domain names and web hosting is hard to grasp. This can complicate transferring a website to a new host.

28
Dec

What is a CMS Website and Do You Need One?

CMS in the field of website development stands for content management system. A CMS website is a type of web application that enables you to manage the content that displays on your website (aka content management system) . Content is stored in a database (often MySQL database) separate from code. Password protected tools are coded to enable users to add,

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19
Dec

Website Security – Secure Your Website Passwords

Website Security – Passwords Website security can be addressed on multiple levels. Web hosting accounts,  website code, passwords…. Passwords are meant to provide a layer of protection in gaining access to a resource. This is a simple concept, and easy to implement.  Many people are lax with utilizing this simple layer of protection on their site and though in all

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12
Oct

Squirrelcart No Longer Supported

Squirrelcart was decommissioned in Aug 2018. What does this mean? It means the code is no longer available to download. It also means the code is no longer supported. No longer supported means if there is a bug, it won’t be fixed. If there is depreciated PHP code, then your PHP shopping cart script is going to break if you

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7
Oct

PHP Statistics on the Internet

Some PHP statistics and brief history. In 1994 Rasmus Lerdorf wrote logic to track his online resume which he called PHP Tools. In 1995 he released the source code for these tools to the public to use and improve it. The next year Rasmus added new logic to that started to show some features that we see in today’s version of PHP.

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24
Sep

Website Cost – Are you Comparing Applies to Oranges?

How much does a website cost? People contact me daily wanting to know how much does it cost to build a website?  Often, the email has 1-2 – maybe 3 sentences describing the project, along with no mention of their budget or timeline to complete. I reply back asking questions to try to get specific details of the job so

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