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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.

Bridgette Anderson is the CTO and an owner of 3by400, Inc., a web design and development company in North Georgia. As the senior technologist, Bridgette uses her 13+ years of experience in web design and development and IT to help design the solution offered to each 3by400 client, then works to ensure that every aspect of 3by400 projects is technically accurate and appropriate.

Joomla 3 Ending, Upgrade to Joomla 4. What you need to know!

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What is Joomla? You may be asking yourself, "What is Joomla?" Joomla is an award winning, free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. The name Joomla is a phonetic spelling for the Swahili word "Jumla," which means "all together" or "as a whole". Since it's inception in 2005, Joomla has grown to be the second most widely used website platform globally, nearly 2 million active websites. A large community of developers and contributors have worked together to make Joomla flexible, user-friendly, extensible, secure, and robust. Additionally, thousands of "extensions" have been developed by the Joomla community...

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What's the problem with SaaS Website Platforms?

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"Software as a Service" (SaaS) has been a growing trend for many years now. SaaS can be defined as subscription-based software accessed over the internet, rather than software that gets downloaded to your local computer. The customer pays a monthly or yearly fee to access the software.

Website design and development has been at the forefront of the SaaS movement with companies popping up over the years like WIX, SquareSpace, Shopify, ChamberMaster, and BigCommerce. Even platforms such as EventBrite, SalesForce, Facebook Shops, Etsy, and Amazon fall under the SaaS umbrella. In reviewing their selling points, these SaaS solutions look shiny at first glance. They boast of easy-to-use creation tools and a quick launch. So, what's the problem with software as a service website platforms?
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5 Ways I Keep My Family Safe on the Internet

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These days, every device, every video game system—even THINGS (IoT)—access the internet. So, in a world where the internet is inescapable, how do we protect our children? How do we help them hold onto their innocence?

My husband and I have been increasingly focused on these questions as our children get older, become more independent, more tech savvy, and more inquisitive.
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Now Is The Time For Your Website to Use HTTPS (SSL)—Change is Coming

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If you have been on the fence for any length of time concerning whether to purchase an SSL certificate for your website and enable HTTPS for all your web pages, now is the time! As we've documented in a previous post, web browsers have been "strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption" over the last year through new features and notifications. However, the strongest push toward a more secure web is coming next month.
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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.
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