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The Pitfalls of Forcing a Client Relationship

Don’t make yourself miserable by forcing a client relationship. The relationship between the client and service provider isn’t always perfect and it may not work out. You don’t have to

FatLab Web Hosting: How to Clear Your Site Cache

A Little History In 2015 I made it part of our standard WordPress hosting service to utilize a firewall service from Sucuri. If you curious to what this is you

Remove dashicons.min.css from Front-End for Non-Administrators

I don’t do a lot code snippets but I figured someone might find this useful. dashicons.min.css is a set of icons mostly used in the WordPress admin. Some themes load them

Did Anyone Check With The Developer?

Design and development might seem like two separate tasks, but if they don’t mesh, your web project

Infographic: A Guide to Website Security

A visual guide to establishing and maintaining a secure

5 Things You Need To Know Before Launching A New Website

Launching a website is about more than having someone develop and publish it for you. What about all the pre-launch tasks you need to

How to Setup a Testing Plan Before Launching Your New Website

No matter how much you test your new website yourself, you won’t notice all the same bugs as a test

A Quick Guide: Optimize Your Website Content For SEO

But You Don’t Do SEO… I often tell folks that I don’t do SEO work. This is because I believe that development and SEO are very different disciplines and ones

A Human Service Level Agreement

Big businesses have service level agreements (SLA), yet I also provide a services to my clients, shouldn't I too have an SLA?

Moving a WordPress Site to SSL

An overview of my experience moving an already established WordPress to using all SSL / HTTPS. I cover what was easy and the challenges I met during the project.

Website Firewall Becomes a Standard Service in 2015

In 2015 we have made Sucuri's Website Firewall service a standard part of our managed hosting

I Deleted All My Email Today

I experienced today what I have rolled my eyes at many times when clients have called over the years to say, ‘All my email is

Communications not Assumptions (a Web Support Case Study)

A case study where the client, designer and developer all made assumptions of the others and the result was a much larger and expensive project than needed.

What’s Wrong with Typical Shared Web Hosting

In a typical shared web hosting environment, you site's performance can suffer because of the activity of an unrelated site on the same web server.

Don’t Update Your WordPress Website

Sadly, this is not the first time I have heard of a developer telling a client not to update their WordPress website. When I hear this I immediately figure one

Web Consulting – Under Utilized but Extremely Important

It’s my recommendation that any non-technical client looking to invest in their online presence with a website or custom application seek the web consulting of an expert if at no

Web Developer or Expert in all Things Tech?

It should not be assumed your web developer is an expert at all things such as server infrastructure, you may need to consult multiple experts in order to maintain your

Technology Evangelists and How They can Shape Your Business

Very few non-technical organizations ever declare themselves ‘open source’, ‘Microsoft based’, etc. but they become that way by the technology choices they make (many times without knowing it).

Webmaster Services : What to Look for in a Quality Provider

Finding good webmaster services for your organization is tough, in fact it is really tough! Here are few points of evaluation as you seek a webmaster for your organization.

Webmasters can Build Tools but Campaigns are what Bring Success

When working with a webmaster or developer to refine or build your site, be sure that you understand the difference between adding the important tools and the campaigns that are

How Web Fonts Work

Your computer can only display the fonts that it has installed on it or that are made available to it by other means. If a designer of any computer based

Getting Pretty Freak’n Close to Inbox Zero with Mailstrom

For years now, I have been dreaming of and struggling to get to inbox zero. It was a utopia of day to day task management and client responsiveness I strived

My Email Problem

Checking email is like a bad scab that I constantly pick at. For some reason the urge is there but nothing good can really come of it. The solution, a

Handing Out IT Access Like Candy or Guarding it to the Point of Inefficiency?

Are you simply handing out out IT access or is your IT department guarding systems access to the point of inefficiency? The is a happy middle ground.

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