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Try Vivaldi Web Browser

Tech Tip: Try out Vivaldi web browser

Vivaldi - A browser for our friends (Vivaldi.com)Web browsers have come a long way since their inception. First, we have moved from an era of a single dominant web browser to one of many formidable choices. Secondly, there are now a plethora of browsers focusing on speed and standards compliance. If you are searching for an alternative to common web browsers such as Chrome or Firefox try Vivaldi web browser. Vivaldi is a Chromium based browser created by one of the creators of the popular Opera web browser.

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5 tips for securing WordPress websites

5 Tips for securing WordPress websites

One of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used in web design is WordPress. The open source CMS has a lot of things going for it.  WordPress is free, easy to install, easy to use and it can be customized through themes and plugins. Unfortunately, popularity comes with a price. WordPress possesses a market share that makes it an ideal target for those seeking to distribute malware or gain access to your website. Vulnerabilities in web server software and outdated plugins or themes are common points of entry for attackers. Securing WordPress websites can save you and your clients a lot of headache in the future. Here are 5 tips to help boost your WordPress installation’s security.

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Rename Tab Title

Tech Tip: Rename Browser Tab Title

We expect websites to provide useful titles that are descriptive and add context to our web browsing activities. To be fair, many do. However, the more tabs you have open the less real estate you have for titles. If the company name precedes the page title the problem is even worse. There are also times when you simply want to customize the text displayed on your tab. Wouldn’t it be great if you had the option to rename the browser tab title to something more useful? With extensions for Firefox and Chrome you can freely edit the title of your browser tabs.

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Newsletter for January 2016

SeizerStyle Designs Newsletter 2016.01

SeizerStyle Designs Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

Running a business is hard work and even the best business owners struggle at some point. That however, does not mean that doing business is all about gloom and doom. There are many joys in finding creative ways to solve our clients’ problems. Having a sound strategy and being proactive are two ways of  getting our business on the right track despite all odds. In this newsletter we explore some ways of being proactive in tackling common business problems.

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Is a content management system right for me?

Is a content management system right for me?

When developing your business website there are many things that you need to consider. Who is your target audience? What are your goals for the website? How will your website be used and updated? The answers to these questions will help determine the best type of website for your company. A content management system (CMS) is a  popular option for getting businesses online fast.  Some popular content managements systems are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. They are relatively easy to set up and do not require knowledge of code to install. A CMS is also relatively easy to update and maintain allowing users to focus on content rather than design. On the other hand, some businesses may feel restricted by the limitations of a particular content management system. There are many factors to consider when deciding if a CMS is the ideal choice for your business.

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Fix Broken Links

Fix broken links on your website for better SEO

SEOWhen you create a website it usually contains a lot of your own content and internal navigation links. All of these are under your control so you are aware of any changes. You may also want to include links to external resources or websites that would be useful to your audience. These external links however are beyond your control. Over time they may lead to content that has moved or websites that have been abandoned. These broken links are a problem because they lead your visitors to pages that do not exist and present an error page instead of expected relevant content. Additionally, the number of broken links on your website may be a factor which search engines use in determining how to rate your website. It is  in the best interest of all parties to fix broken links on your website.

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Tech Tip: Opt-out of Google Analytics tracking

Websites use various methods to gather statistics about visitors in a process known as web analytics. Not everyone wants to be tracked by Google Analytics due to privacy concerns or just personal preference. Fortunately there is a way to opt out of tracking from Google Analytics on all websites with a browser add-on.