Website Development Tag

In this day and age, there is definitely no shortage of web hosting services available for you to choose from, but finding a reliable web hosting service is more important than ever. Which begs the questions; How reliable are all the web hosting services out there? How should I know what to avoid or what to look for when shopping for a web hosting service? To answer those questions, let’s first take a look at some ways in which web hosting services can fail their clients:
Now that ADA compliance for websites is becoming a necessity, it’s important to know whether your website is indeed compliant to the law, or if you’ll need to make changes to your website to meet ADA standards. Below we’ll also show you examples of websites that are ADA compliant and then explain what can be done to ensure that your website meets those standards.   The ultimate objective of ADA compliance is a website that will be easily accessible for any and all users, including those who are visually or hearing impaired or who have other disabilities. To be able to share your website with all audiences, adjustments to your site will most likely need to be made, which will vary anywhere from the conversion of PDFs to close captioning for video. Below, we’ll cover each of those ADA compliance adjustments for you.

  The American Disabilities Act became effective in 1990 and serves to protect individuals with disabilities against discrimination in areas of public life including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public such as websites. It serves as...

Looking back on 2019, staggering numbers indicate that internet usage, and more specifically social media usage, is on a definitive rise. And not just slowly, but at an unprecedented rate. This means that more people across the globe are using the internet and social media for their everyday tasks from shopping to finding local amenities. As social media is becoming one of the most prominent forms of advertising today, this increase proposes an important message to business owners: social media marketing is a necessity for the success of your business. The rise of internet usage globally furthers the understanding that social media marketing is essential for businesses. While looking into the findings of Hootsuite’s global report of 2019, we gain a better understanding of why social media marketing is widely accepted as an integral aspect of business marketing. To have a successful business in 2020, it is greatly suggested that business owners take into consideration the use or expanse to their social media marketing options.

Non-compliance to ADA law can be a costly endeavor for a business looking to improve their digital presence. Since 2017, there has been a 177% increase in website accessibility lawsuits in Federal Court, costing businesses up to millions of dollars in fines and settlements. Websites that have not ensured their compliance to ADA law run a high risk of being sued, making it ever more important to hold ADA compliance in high regard as a website owner or operator.

Two years ago, almost exactly to the day, Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 434, the first law to address ADA compliance online.  A.B. 434 requires state agencies and state entities to post a certification of compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA,...

According to Forbes, going the extra mile with a custom website is worth it to ensure your business has a unique look and feel, future options to customize, and the full SEO benefits available.

Having an up-to-date, eye-catching website is a key element to a successful business in the modern marketplace. Your business’s website should build your credibility, reflect your values and mission, and showcase your expertise in the industry.
You use security measures for the important things you use every day – a key for your home and car, a passcode for your smartphone, and password protection for your online accounts. Given how much thought you put into the protection of your personal items, shouldn’t you have safeguards for your business’s website as well? No matter what kind of business you run, your company’s website should utilize an SSL certificate. If you don’t already have one, you’re putting your website at risk of a security breach. Worse still, your customers’ personal information could be compromised.
Your website is a virtual representation of your business and should reflect your business brand as well as its expertise, mission statement, and client base. Be sure to keep the following in mind when designing your business website: