Below is an example of the recommended Secure settings. The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol is for connecting to your server securely to prevent network “snoopers” from seeing your data over the network connection.   Incoming Server: Outgoing Server: Username: Your full e-mail address Password: Your e-mail account password Incoming Port: POP3 995 or IMAP 993 Outgoing Mail server (SMTP) Port: 465… Read More

It hardly seems real that after being in web design for 15 years all these changes have occurred over at Google to enhance the search engine user experience. If you would like to read the story of search visit Google to read about How Search Works, from algorithm to answers.  … Read More

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take… Read More

Never miss a call or text again while working at your computer Send files from your computer to your phone with a click. The easiest way to get links from your computer onto your phone For several months now I have been using a program called Pushbullet. In a nutshell, it allows you to move… Read More

This website CIOP is based on the highly popular, mobile responsive Bootstrap by Twitter. According to Wikipedia Bootstrap was developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter as a framework to encourage consistency across internal tools. Before Bootstrap, various libraries were used for interface development, which led to inconsistencies and a high maintenance burden.… Read More

Most people, business owners included, once setup properly and working never give e-mail much consideration until they can’t access their inbox. That’s when the panic happens and if you don’t have a well thought out plan you might be left with, well nothing.     The very basic difference between POP3 and IMAP POP3 access… Read More

I like to use the Simple Lighbox WordPress Plugin to display a gallery of photos on a lot of projects. It’s fast, straightforward and produces a lightbox very quickly. The Simple Lightbox WordPress plugin (an example shown below) will automatically resize correctly on all screen resolutions (is responsive), and allows for back and forth photo… Read More

I develop all my web sites like a lot of web design companies on my local computer. I use a program called XAMPP which is a set of program files that will mimic a Unix server. It is open source software that includes the Apache operating system, MySQL, Filezilla which is an FTP program and… Read More

Social Media ROI

According to a Quarter 1 Survey from Manta, small business owners are seeing a return on investment in social media but are not exactly happy with Facebook. From the article As more social business owners increase their social media presence, they’re also encountering obstacles along the way. Eighteen percent of SMBs report Facebook is the… Read More