Many clients will be aware of the 20 hour hosting outage that occurred last Monday (05/11/2018) which took out 90% of clients websites and emails, this was the 2nd long outage in a month, the first occurring on (09/10/2018) and just another in a string of issues that have plagued our hosting providers recently.
With 2019 just around the corner I'm amazed to still see websites without a CMS (Content Management System) websites built by so called professional web developers
As a professional coder and developer I have no issue with the Wordpress platform in general, if you want a cheap or free - depending on whether you purchase a premium theme or not - way to get online then Wordpress may be for you. Of course you'll need to use an industry leading hosting company - cut price offshore hosting simple won't cut it - and you'll need to keep any plugins to an absolute minimum.
Over the past few weeks, people may have been noticing that the snippets - the descriptions that go with the website links in the search results - were apparently a lot longer than what was previously shown.
Whether you are a business that operates solely online or a small company that simply requires a web presence so their potential clients know where to get in touch and how to find them you should always try to make your site as user friendly as possible
As web developers this is a question we get asked on a weekly basis by our web design clients and our domain/hosting clients.
Drag and Drop Website Builders, Open Source Content Management Systems, Bespoke Design, Which Is For Me? Web design is a very lucrative industry with almost every company or business no mater how big or how small requiring a web presence.
With the release of Chrome v62 Google have begun marking non-HTTPS pages that contain password and credit card form input fields as 'NOT SECURE' in the address bar and will soon be broadening the criteria to opt in forms etc.
The success of the DIY website builders such as Wordpress, Joomla and sites such as WIX, Weebly now means that anyone can offer web design services regardless of their skill level, but how do you avoid falling victim to these unskilled designers