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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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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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Hire Someone to Build a Website

When creating a website for your business, where do you start? Most of my clients are small businesses needing web development services ranging from simple startup websites for creating a new web site, to proprietary web applications to help run and grow their business. I do work with other types of clients like individuals and B2B support for web design and

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Help with Review your data retention settings

Google Analytics Data Retention Settings I’ve had multiple clients contact due to the email sent by Google. “[Important Reminder] Review your data retention settings before they take effect on May 25, 2018” Google is asking you to review your settings for how long you want to retain data in your account that has been collected through Google Analytics. As noted

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Overhaul Website or Website Revamp – Which is Best for You?

It’s Time To Do Something – a Full Overhaul or just Website Revamp? If you are a business owner, you know how important it is to promote a positive image about your company. Keeping your customers informed about your current services and products along with new offerings helps your business grow. Keeping your website current requires an occasional website revamp

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Affordable Web Design Packages

Now Offering Affordable Web Design Packages I have not promoted web design packages in the past because most of the work I do is custom web development where every project has a unique set of requirements. Bundling all of the possible options into package is complicated. I have been speaking to more small business owners lately though that are looking for

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Website Development Questionnaire

Website Planning Potential clients contact me sometimes saying that are planning a website and what will it cost to build. Often the “quote request” has only a one or two sentence description of the project. Can I build it? Probably. I have built and worked on hundreds of different web sites with all kinds of programming functionality. If I don’t know

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Custom Website Design vs Themes and Templates

As in any industry, there is a lot of industry specific terminology used. If you do not work in the industry, grasping what is being discussed can be overwhelming.  This applies to the field of website development too. When potential clients contact me to build a new website, they need to understand how custom website design differs from starting with

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Website Problems After Moving To a New Server

Several people have contacted me recently for help because GoDaddy has been moving websites to a new server. There can be side effects to migrating a website.  GoDaddy does not seem to be addressing these issues, and are leaving it to their customer to deal with. Whether or not GoDaddy has clearly communicated what they are doing and the steps

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Not Secure Warnings on Your Website

Web Browser Not Secure Warnings Simply put, Not Secure warnings when a user/customer visits to your website is bad for business. It can be frustrating, the “rules” on Internet change so often it’s hard to keep up. Being a website owner, you have  responsibility to your users to make sure any data they enter is protected. For the past few

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