Who Controls Your Website, You or Your Developer?

Website owners should be empowered by their CMS and not held hostage by Web developers seeking billable website maintenance

Third Party Integration Holding Your Website Hostage?

Plugins, XML, widgets, APIs, etc. are all so convient because they allow you to easily include content, functions and features from third parties without much effort beyond the initial setup. Most modern

Does Your Web Host Really have Backups?

What you should now about Website backups as provided by hosting companies and what you should do to protect your

An Open Source Success Story

The ability to open the hood, compare notes with a large community and reach out to the developer makes open source

Keeping Up with CMS Security

Our friends at Andigo Media posted an article earlier this week on CMS security. They were nice enough to include a couple quotes from me as well. Some great points

What is Used By Almost Everyone, But Built Entirely By Hand?

I was reading some random posts the other day and I came across a post by Scott Porad titled ‘Why do web sites and software take so long to build?

How to Manage a Website Part 4

This being the fourth article on how to manage a Website, we finally get to the actual Website. Depending on your hosting situation, this very well might be the only

How to Manage a Website Part 3

How To Manage a Website Part 3: Programming Languages (Webware) As Web servers answer requests for information and ‘serve’ this information in a usable manner, it takes another component to

How to Manage a Website Part 2

How to Manage a Website Part 2: Web and Database Servers Despite the fact we typically refer the computer that runs a Website as a ‘server’, these computers typically have

How to Manage a Website Part 1

Because of what FatLab does, I am often asked what it means to ‘manage a Website’. I wrote a recent article, ‘I Bought a CMS, Why do I Need Web

What Are Your Web Site Visitors Looking For?

A Web Site Usability Study Having recently launched our new site, Google Analytics has become a bad habit. And though it easily told me how many people were visiting our

Should I Allow Comments on My Corporate Blog?

It’s funny, I can’t tell you how many Web development projects I have started with a client and during the planning phases they are very excited to include a blog

Future Browser Compatibility

Since March of last year the top 4 Web browser developers (Microsoft, Google, Firefox and Apple) have released seventeen (17) new browser versions. Partially fueling this explosion in upgrades is

6 Things to Consider When Planning Your Website Redesign Project.

From budget to features to long term website maintenance, here is a list of items you should consider while planning for to rebuild your

I Bought A CMS, Why Do I Need Web Support?

Why do I need Web support if I bought a CMS and can keep the site up to date myself? A small list of things to

Web Hosting: When You’re Down, We’re Down

I was talking with a potential client today when a bit of nostalgia set in as I explained that we use the exact same systems that we were recommending for

Web Hosting – What You are Really Paying For

Web hosting and web support are two very different things. Typical hosting plans cover only server support, very different from Web

Website Maintenance as a Core and Priority Service

Support is a Tough Business Support is a tough business for anyone to be in. When I think about web support and website maintenance, I often compare it to airline

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