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Archive for January, 2010

Renewing Domain Names

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Last night after hours I get a message from a client: “Hey, my domain name is expiring tomorrow. Can you take care of that for me? Thanks.” Umm, thanks indeed. Thanks for missing the half-dozen or so messages that you’ve already received in the past month telling you that your domain is expiring soon. Thanks [...]

Creating a New Web Site While You Already Have One

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Creating your first Web site is easy — get the hosting, create the site, test it… and when you’re ready, start promoting the site. (Hah! Easy…) But once you have a Web site, how do you create a new one? People are (hopefully) visiting your current site — browsing pages, clicking on services, sending emails. [...]

It’s My Birthday! (Now buy some stuff)

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Today’s my birthday. Yippee! Here’s the reason for the disclosure: in an increasingly social online world, business can no longer afford to be faceless. Facebook and Twitter facilitate connections between people that are often unexpectedly personal and intimate. For example, I’ve learned from Facebook of the death of an acquaintance’s mother; of the birth of [...]

Protecting Digital Content

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

You’ve paid big bucks for your site — original artwork, professional photos, carefully written content. How do you keep someone else from stealing it? You don’t. If someone wants to grab your Web site content, images or HTML, they can find a way. Best you can hope for is to let them know that they’re [...]

Reverse Image Search

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Recently, I had success looking up an image using TinEye, a reverse image search engine. A client sent me an image asking about using it on their Web site. This is always a concern for me, since most better photos and images are under copyright, and I try to be careful. But with a reverse [...]

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