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Our blog posts are the result of issues and opportunities we see in our daily work. They are designed to increase understanding and provide a source of vision for your web presence.

Being a Partner 201: Recognizing Your Partner

Being a Partner 201: Recognizing Your Partner
After an initial interaction with a prospective client, I immediately know if this is an organization with whom our company can partner. How do I know? From a strictly business sense, we have the skills and experience to recognize a need that we can fill, and fill well. Yet, there is another, more interpersonal aspect of organizational match and agreement on establishing a path of success that are just as important for a true partnership. As with the start of any deep, committed relationship, what you do in the first meeting is crucial. If you are looking for tips on recognizing true partner material, read on!
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Why Do Web Browsers List My Site as Not Secure?

Over the last several months, as new versions of Chrome, FireFox, and Internet Explorer have been released, we have experienced a much higher report of “connection is not secure” messages, especially for sites that collect sensitive or private information. These can be as unassuming as a red unlocked icon near the URL, or as intrusive as a pop-up message indicating pure doom if a viewer continues to the website in question.

Has something changed on the site? No. What has changed is the engineered deprecation of non secure sites on the internet, meaning that your web browser is now reporting sites to you that are not using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), indicated by “https” at the beginning of the URL rather than “http”.
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Top New Features in Joomla 3.5: Detailed Review

Top New Features in Joomla 3.5: Detailed Review
The Joomla! Project released Joomla version 3.5 today, as the latest version in the Joomla 3.x series. Joomla 3.5 boasts of 34 new features introduced in this latest release.

Here we will break down the top new features, complete with detailed explanation and screenshots where applicable from our testing.

Arguably, the most significant feature of the 34 new features is the support of PHP 7, which can significantly increase website speed.

This version of Joomla! supports the most recent release of PHP, the most popular programming language for developing web applications. PHP 7 was recently announced with significant performance improvements and is now available for use by the general public. With Joomla! 3.5 users can now enjoy the benefit of that performance improvement.
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Doing Things the Joomla! Way

Joomla logoWe've now been working with Joomla! for over ten years--since its inception in August 2005. In that 10 years, we have worked with hundreds of web sites and learned a thing or two. One of the tremendous advantages of Joomla! is the vast array of third-party extensions - components, modules and plugins - available to add almost any functionality you can think of to your web site. On occasion, a client requires functionality that cannot be provided by an existing Joomla! extension, so what do you do when Joomla! or one of those extensions doesn't do everything you need?
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3by400 Hosting in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2015

3by400-gartner-2015-mq-cloud-iassJust a quick note to celebrate the fact that your 3by400 hosting is based upon one of today's technology leaders, according to Gartner Group.In the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, Gartner placed Amazon Web Services in the “Leaders” quadrant and rated AWS (Amazon Web Services) as having both the furthest completeness of vision and the highest ability to execute. See more about the report here, including the ability to download.This news simply validates what we have come to understand in choosing it as the core of our most stable, reliable, and high-performing hosting platform. We literally sleep...
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