Why Your Web Designers Should Host Your Website


There are a lot of web hosting companies out there. The funny thing is, very few of them offer web design services. If your company website is hosted with one company, and receives web design services from another, consider what options your web designer has for you. There’s a chance you can consolodate both services and bring…

The Truth About Rackspace Hosting


Rackspace Hosting This is the second installment of a large series of blog posts regarding the service and support of web hosting companies; including pros, cons, ratings and the ultimate bottom line. Web designers rely on hosting companies to service and support their website(s). Larger web design companies rely on the “big” web hosting companies…

The Truth About IX Web Hosting


IX Web Hosting This is the first installment of what I feel will be a large series of blog posts regarding the service and support of web hosting companies; including pros, cons, ratings and the ultimate bottom line. Web designers rely on hosting companies to service and support their website(s). Larger web design companies rely on…

who is registerservicedomains.com?


They’re domain hijackers! If you’ve found this blog post, you likely already received an email from registerservicedomains.com warning you to hurry up and renew your domain name(s). Funny thing is, they are not your domain name registrar. Do not renew with them, do not give them any money, simply ignore them and delete the email….

Leave a Copy of Message on Server


Ever notice some email messages don’t appear on your blackberry or iphone after you’ve read them on your PC? Do you get emails to your work PC only to go home and find them missing from your home PC? If you’re using Outlook, you’ll experience the above if you are not leaving a copy of…

What You Need to Know About Malware


What is Malware? Compliments of wikipedia: “Malware, short for malicious software, is software designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.” Why You Need to Be Concerned…

Why IE6 Sucks


If you’re using IE6, upgrade now. Aesthetics & Functionality: Why Web Designers Hate IE6 IE6 is rife with CSS incompatibilities and doesn’t support a number of other web standards or functions. Many javascript operations and cool jquery tools that make Web 2.0 sites look and function better than the previous generations are also not supported…

Why You’ll Never Blog


You’re Shy You prefer to stay under the radar, and you’d rather not create an audience. You’re Concerned About Liabilities You’d rather not risk saying something stupid or hurting someone’s feelings. You Don’t Have Much to Say You couldn’t possibly come up with enough material to fill a blog. You Don’t Have That Kind of…

Scam Alert: ASIA Brand and Domain Name Disputes


One of our clients called today after receiving a suspicious email. The subject line is “Notice: Brand name ***** dispute ASIA”. It’s a scam. You can pretty much ignore every email you receive pertaining to your domain name unless it comes from a) your web designer, or b) your original domain name registrar. Here’s what…

Best Day and Time to Send e-Newsletters?


Given all the variables it’s difficult to pinpoint a perfect day/time to send e-newsletters. However, a little observation and research might help you draw your own conclusions. Mondays & Tuesdays These days are usually spent addressing priority items, and it’s likely your email is not critically important. Statistics show that Mondays are also slow days…

The Importance of "Free" Business Models for .com’s


If you build it, they will not come, especially if they have to pay for it. The success of many online businesses is largely attributed to adopting “free” as a business model. First and foremost, building a community of users, followers and subscribers. Free is always an attractive offer – there’s no objection to price…