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Annual Website Assessment

Let’s Do Our Annual Website Assessment

When is the last time you really looked at your own website? Every year we get health check-ups, eye exams, and tune-ups for our cars. Your website should be no different. About once a year, you should give your website a good review. This can help prevent problems and find existing ones you may have…

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Web Hosting: Types and choosing the right one for you.

In the world of web hosting there are a lot of choices and it can be confusing to make a decision. You might wonder what the difference is between $10 a month hosting versus $150 a month hosting. There are three basic kinds of hosting the average person will care about: Shared Managed Private Server…

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Create a Shared Family Address Book with Contacts and iCloud

NOTE: “Apple Family Sharing” is good for sharing the in-app purchases, iTunes, iBooks, and iCloud storage. But, it doesn’t share address books well, at least not yet. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this lately. I figure Apple will solve this problem eventually by changing the way the address book works. But, for now,…

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Color swatches

Pantone Color Chart

Need to explain to your designer exactly WHICH color you are trying to describe. Use this color chart to get your point across.

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Call Blocker

Are you as tired of all those telemarketer and robot telephone calls as I was?

I have a home office, and I used to get phone calls all day long that were just garbage calls. Scammers and robot calls. If I spied the caller ID and it said, “Out of Area,” I knew it was going to be a call I was sorry I answered. I have done many things…

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DIY Cheap Website

Do you really want a cheap “DIY Website”?

In this article, we will compare DIY web services with a custom site using WordPress. WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It is very popular, and my clients love it. DIY website services, on the other hand, promise quick and easy websites that…

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Domain Registery of America

WARNING: Domain Registry of America

Find out how your domain could be threatened by Domain Registry of America and why they are going to hell.

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Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

I almost didn’t write this article. I didn’t want to introduce the idea of canned template themes. The last thing I want to do is advertise them to people and potential clients who didn’t know they exist — and it sounds self serving for me to tell you NOT to use them. But, it dawned on me…

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Safari passwords

How Does Safari’s Login Feature Work?

Question Can you talk a bit about Safari offering to supply a username and password? I’ve wondered about that but know nothing about how it would work. Does Safari automatically remember it? Does my iPhone know them? Answer When you log into a website, Safari will ask you if you want to save your login…

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1Password

Lena’s Favorite Password Management Software: 1Password

I use a LOT of passwords. I have my passwords, my husband’s passwords, my client’s passwords — and probably passwords for my dog somewhere too. As of this writing, I have over 3200 passwords. And while I like to think I’m smart enough to remember them all, let’s get real. I’m not that brainy. But…

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