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Beth Snider is the CEO and Founder of 3by400, Inc., a web design and development company in North Georgia. Beth operates as the primary project manager, account manager, and designer, using her 25+ years of experience in the IT industry to bring solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.

When Is the Right Time to Redesign Your Site?

New 3by400 Web Site
It just so happens that we have been working on our own new site for the past several months---well, okay, for the past 6 months---cobbler's children and all. This situation put me on the track of considering the really critical factors about a site redesign as they have pertained to us... TECHNOLOGY Our redesign originated because of the need for a technology refresh, which is why I list it first. Our previous site was Joomla 2.5, and Joomla 3 has now been out for 1.5 years. Plus, we have been delivering Joomla 3 upgrades and new sites to our clients and...
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A Few of Our Favorite Things...Joomla Extensions

With Christmas around the corner, we thought was a good time to expose the Joomla! extensions that we keep on our list of "nice" ways to really make your web site sing. These tools range from just making repetitive tasks simpler to generating revenue. Read on to find our top picks. The  Joomla Extension Directory (JED) , is the very best source for current Joomla extensions. We go there regularly to help clients find tools and build solutions. With over 7,000 extensions on the date of this post, though, sifting through the possibilities can be tough. So, we're providing a description...
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Update for Joomla 3

On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the Joomla development team released Joomla 2.5.0 . This was the release we were waiting for...or so we thought. It has a much more flexible category structure, better out-of-the-box search engine optimization, definable user groups and permissions, easier software upgrades, better administrator interface, and a lot more. We have converted our own 3by400.com site to Joomla 2.5. Joomla 2.5 was the first step in the Joomla team's strategy of a well-planned development roadmap. Joomla 2.5 was a Long Term Support (LTS) release, which will be maintained and supported until the end of 2013. In mid-2013...
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Safe Credit Card Handling

3by400, Inc. | PCI Compliance - Accepting Credit Cards OnlineIf you haven't been a victim of credit-card fraud yet, just wait. You probably will be at some point in your life. About 9 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year. To help protect consumers, the credit card companies (Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover) have joined to form the Payment Card Industry (PCI) working group. They set standards for how credit cards and cardholder informaiton is to be handled. If you accept payments on your website, even through PayPal, you need to adhere to these guidelines to protect your customers' payment information. Now I admit, none of us need more rules and regulations to live under. We have better things to do with our energies than go through a checklist that's been handed to us by some anonymous, faceless cabal. But sometimes it's really in our best interest, and in this case, in everybody's best interest.

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Joomla Day North Carolina - Not Just a Geek Meet

3by400 Road Trip - Joomla Day NC
On February 22, a few members of the 3by400 team took a road trip to Duke University in Durham, NC, for the first JoomlaDay event in the southeastern U.S. JoomlaDays are grass roots events that help old timers and newcomers embrace all that is Joomla, as well as providing a forum to get acquainted with those in the Joomla community. The Atlanta Joomla Users Group (JUG) was well represented, with over 10 members in attendance. There were about 12 individual sessions from which attendees could chose to particpate, with focus ranging from sales and contracts to creating plugins and security. As...
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