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The “New” FatLab… Or New Logo Anyway

As much as I liked our previous logo, it was time for it to go. Out with the old and in with the new as someone wiser than myself once

Moving Your Site to SSL (the short version)

Just the facts on moving your site to SSL/HTTPS for our

Google Plans to Scare You into SSL this October

Starting in October of this year, the Google Chrome browser is going to start scaring your website viewers by showing them a warning for non SSL

I (Finally) Released an Ebook on Website Security

I say “finally” because this thing was actually written two years ago and sadly I just never got it completely finalized and posted. It’s something that I remembered from time

PHP Update Roadmap

Updated: September 6, 2018 What is PHP? Let’s geek out a little bit here, if you don’t mind. For those who don’t know, PHP is a programming language that popular

State of the Biz (Q1 – 2017)

2017 Q1 Report In my continued effort from the end of 2016 when I posted “State of the Biz 2016 (Annual)“, I figured I would post another State of the Biz

Introducing High Availability Databases

"High Availability" means that each database has 2 replicas and if one of those were to have a problem the other two remain online and the hosted websites are unaffected.

Moving a WordPress Site to SSL (Updated: 2017)

An update to an article I wrote exactly 2 years ago. Many of the challenges remain the same but the stakes are much higher as Google penalizes those sites that

We’re a 2017 American Express® Card Member Favorite

We are happy to announce that we’ve been named a 2017 Card Member Favorite. We work with a lot of clients and thanks to American Express® Card Members—who continue to choose

RIP: The Original “Fat Lab”

A dog's legacy is typically limited to the memory of its family. However back in 2011, I named this company after the most prominent physical trait of my black lab

State of the Biz: 2016 (Annual)

2016 Annual Report Nothing formal here, just thought I would write up a quick report on the state of the business at the end of 2016. I also figured it

Our First Formal Advertising Campaign

In 2017 one of our focuses will be growing our association client base. To kick off this new focus, we have just launched our first advertising campaign.

Wrapping Up 2016

Every year for over 40 years I have found myself making new year's resolutions, acting as if the end of current year is some kind of critical deadline and of

Yet Another New Web Site

As a company that handles many marketing based tasks a day, one of the absolute hardest tasks is to market our own company. I don't think this any different for

Coworker Picks Fist Fight In Video Chat

A Photo is Worth… That headline of course makes no sense, but yet it still seems worthy of a tabloid, FaceBook meme or some other not-to-be taken seriously medium. Oh

It’s This Pup’s Birthday

We Are 5 Years Old (35 in Dog Years) It was 5 years ago this month that I launched FatLab, LLC. The weather was just starting to get cold in

Our Clients Love Us

The Unsexiest Part of Web Development Website maintenance and support is just about the unsexiest part of the web development space. Seriously, the designers get most the credit because they

FatLab Retains a New Managing Director

A Big Announcement This October I am pleased to announce that Ana “Ritz” Penaranda has joined FatLab, LLC as a Managing Director in Washington, DC. Been There / Done That

FatLab Executive Retreat: Fall ’16

I went to Washington, DC and this is what I saw ^^ “Executive Retreat”, Wow That Sounds Important “Executive Retreat” is making this sound much more official and big business

Announcement: Two New Website Maintenance Plans

For over 5 years now FatLab has offered website support, maintenance and managed WordPress hosting services to a growing client base. Today I am happy to announce two new packaged

How To Make Sure Your Website Is Backed Up

Don’t wait until it’s too late to ensure your site really is backed up. Website Backups: Insurance Backups are set up on your website, but is your site actually being

Why It’s Important To Do Regular Software Updates To Your Website

Skipping updates is like having an Open sign for hackers. CRITICAL: Regular Website Updates Software updates are just one of the many tasks involved in maintaining a website. Some site owners

5 Important Website Metrics You Can Track In Google Analytics

The best way to improve your site is by studying key website metrics. Using Google Analytics Google Analytics offers a wide range of metrics to help measure the performance of your

Why You Should Do A Website Content Review Every Six Months

Give your site a content face lift twice a year to stay competitive. Website Content Review When you’re publishing new content on a regular basis, the last thing you really

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