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So You Want to Be a Web Developer

So You Want to Be a Web Developer

In an early “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” sketch, Mr. Anchovy, a chartered accountant (what we would call a CPA in the U.S.), seeks the help of a vocational guidance counselor in finding a new career, only to discover that the only job he’s suited for is that of…chartered accountant. A far cry from the lion tamer position he fancies.

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The Internet of Things: 5 Trends to Watch in 2016

The Internet of Things: 5 Trends to Watch in 2016

It’s impossible to predict the future. New trends are constantly developing, fads come and go, and what’s in vogue one day may be irrelevant the next.

Fortunately, the Internet gives us nearly unlimited access to the collective minds of the world, and with it, insight into what trends will likely take hold as the New Year unfurls its banner. In the interest of preparing ourselves, let’s review 5 trends of website development and security and how they’ll look in the coming year.

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It’s All About You: Creative Ideas for Your About Page

It’s All About You: Creative Ideas for Your About Page

Even if you think it’s clear that at a glance of your home page, people can see what your organization does and what it stands for, some visitors will want it spelled out more concretely or want additional details. This is where the “About” page comes in. Many websites have some form of an “About” page that describes the business or organization behind the site. It’s an important way to attract and keep customers, and it’s worth your while to put some thought into it.

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Building Bridges: Ways Developers And Clients Can Work Better Together

Building Bridges: Ways Developers And Clients Can Work Better Together

Men and women. Cats and dogs. Buyers and sellers. These three pairs have (at least) one thing in common: They don’t always speak the same language.

Of particular interest here is the third pair: buyer and seller, and specifically, client and web developer. When they don’t understand each other, the results are unmet expectations, bad Yelp ratings, and unpaid invoices.

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Ad Blocking And the Future of Content

Ad Blocking And the Future of Content

Advertisements: Love ’em, hate ’em, or ignore ’em, they are an essential part of the economics of content. Without ads, magazine subscriptions would cost hundreds of dollars per year, movie ticket prices would be even more insane than they already are, and you’d have to pay directly for each episode of “Dancing With the Stars.”

Perhaps even more important, there would be no Google, no Bing, no Yahoo, and perhaps no Facebook, all of whose business models depend heavily, if not completely, on advertising. And, in fact, many websites depend on banner advertising on their pages for revenue.

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Are You Getting the Best Deal From Your Hosting Services?

Are You Getting the Best Deal From Your Hosting Services?

There’s no question that if you want your business to succeed, you need a website. However, not all web hosts are created equal. There can be a tremendous amount of variance in pricing, services offered, registration fees, site customization, and service agreement regulations. Here’s a few things to look for when choosing a web hosting service:

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