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Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

A content delivery networks provide rapid content delivery across a large geographical area. Using a CDN for images and videos will significant improve page loading speed – regardless of where your site is viewed. We strongly recommend that you use a CDN for website performance. Our preferred CDN is Amazon Cloudfront. It is economical and Continue Reading...
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Critical Java Update

If you are running Java (more on that in a moment), you must install the latest update: Oracle informs us that at least four of the 37 security holes plugged in this release earned a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) rating of 10.0 — the most severe possible. Vulnerabilities with a 10.0 CVSS score are Continue Reading...
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Major News That Could Affect You

There were two major news items reported today with potential for affecting you. First, 450,000 Yahoo accounts were hacked today. If you have a Yahoo account,  you need to change your password now. If you use that same password anywhere else, you need to change those passwords as well. While you’re doing that, make sure Continue Reading...
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Hiring a Web Developer Part 03

Writing the Request for Proposal (RFP) Document First, what is an RFP and why should you write one? An RFP represents an essential element in selecting and working with a website developer. Initially, the process of writing an RFP helps you define exactly what your website must do, how it must appear, and how it Continue Reading...
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Handling Blog Comments

You will notice that few comments appear on my blog. It’s not that I haven’t received comments – I receive several comments every day, especially on the Typography blog post – but the vast majority of the comments do not contribute to the blog. Unless the comment offers something of value to the readers of Continue Reading...
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Typography and Web-Safe Fonts

Typography represents one of the great challenges in building an engaging and dynamic website. The greatest challenge lies in the fact that there are very few fonts a web designer can use that will be properly presented to all users. Fonts will only be properly displayed if they are installed on the user’s computer. If Continue Reading...
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