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How to Minimize the Day-to-Day Stress of Running a WebsiteHow to Minimize the Day-to-Day Stress of Running a Website

How to Minimize the Day-to-Day Stress of Running a Website

AvramSeptember 28, 2020

One of our most popular ways of onboarding new customers is via website maintenance plans ; our services focused on maintaining and improving our client websites and applications. One common theme applies to my introductory calls with those customers. Typically, they are in some level of distress . Either a developer has...

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The Difference Between Traditional and Modern Web Design ProjectsThe Difference Between Traditional and Modern Web Design Projects

The Difference Between Traditional and Modern Web Design Projects

AvramSeptember 18, 2020

I've been working in this business since 1998. I started by learning simple web design. Then, I learned more complex areas, such as open-source web development. When I began, PHP3 was the flavor of choice and there wasn't much happening in the CMS space. Oh, how much has changed since then! But not only has...

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Understanding PCI Compliance: Is Your E-Commerce Website Prepared?Understanding PCI Compliance: Is Your E-Commerce Website Prepared?

Understanding PCI Compliance: Is Your E-Commerce Website Prepared?

AvramAugust 31, 2020

As consumers, many of us have been victims of data breaches with all that entails: locking down accounts, identity theft monitoring subscriptions, and further erosion of trust between customers and vendors. In many cases, the organizations that fail to protect our personal and financial data are credit reporters and data...

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Our Encounter with a Zero Day WordPress VulnerabilityOur Encounter with a Zero Day WordPress Vulnerability

Our Encounter with a Zero Day WordPress Vulnerability

AvramOctober 12, 2017

In our discussions of custom CMS solutions and how they compare to off-the-shelf options like WordPress, we consistently run into the question of security. As the CMS with the largest market share, WordPress is a big target for hacks. Running your site on WordPress comes with a responsibility to run...

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Working with Separate Design and Development Agencies When Building Your WebsiteWorking with Separate Design and Development Agencies When Building Your Website

Working with Separate Design and Development Agencies When Building Your Website

AvramAugust 10, 2017

Developing a custom content management solution allows you to unleash your creativity without the limitations of pre-fab, off-the-shelf software that can hem you in (or, at the very least, present obstacles that must be designed around). Teaming up with a partner that specializes in building such systems can truly...

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With WordPress Security, You Don’t Have To Outrun The BearWith WordPress Security, You Don’t Have To Outrun The Bear

With WordPress Security, You Don’t Have To Outrun The Bear

AvramFebruary 2, 2017

There’s an old joke: Two guys on a camping trip find themselves in the woods when they run into an angry bear. As the bear rears up on its hind legs, one of the men kneels down and starts lacing his sneakers tightly. His friend asks, “What are you doing? You can’t outrun a bear.” He replies,...

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