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Critical Joomla Updates

Critical Joomla Updates

Make Sure Your Website is Up To Date

Keeping up to date with the latest technologies can be difficult. The world of web development is a dynamic creature that literally changes on a weekly basis. In this industry it is especially important to be on top of the changes so you can have the latest, most functional, and secure website possible.

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Brandesigns Web Design Services

Web design is our passion.

We've been in business since 1997 and have seen a huge transition in design principals over the years. Informational, brochure type websites built with tables were the norm back in the late 90′s. Clunky and heavyweight websites!

As the web evolved, we've seen the introduction of W3C web standards, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), content management systems such as Joomla!, Druple and WordPress and now the ability for everyone to have a web presence with the introduction of FaceBook and Twitter. Each of the aforementioned web platforms had humble beginnings but have advanced into rich, user-friendly applications. (For the most part, anyway).

Brandesigns Web Solutions Design Projects

 

Our expertise in web design can assist you in building a content rich, easily manageable web presence. Responsive Websites with built in content management systems and Mobile Websites are some of our favorite platforms to work with. If you need help tweaking your current application or would like us to develop a new website for you, let us know.

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Mobile & Responsive Web Design

Do You Have A Mobile Website?

Embrace the Mobile Market

With the advance of technology, the growth of the smart phone and introduction of the mobile tablet, there has been an unbelievable explosion in growth of mobile device sales and usage. Currently, we are on pace to more than double the number of global smartphone users from 2010-2013. These statistics also do not take into account the ever-growing tablet market which by 2013 is expected to make up nearly 21% of the mobile market. It's time to embrace the mobile market and see it as an opportunity for business growth.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IMPORTANT!  IF Your Have a Website, You need to read this!

GDPR is in. We understand your concern. General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25th 2018. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) seeks to give individuals more rights over their personal data and strengthen control over how businesses are allowed to obtain and use personal data.

The GDPR applies to any business or organization that collects and processes data. Failure to comply can result in high penalties. This regulation requires strict rules on those hosting and processing this data, anywhere in the world.

Google Plus

Google Plus Shutdown

In March, 2018, Google discovered that personal information belonging to as many as 500,000 Google+ users had been exposed. They did not relay this discovery to the general public until October of 2018! Google+ is Google’s attempt at social media marketing that never did rise to the popularity of Facebook. The service never rallied much of a following or seriously challenged the top player in social networking.

Google Plus

Google Pulling Support for U.S. Military Assistance

With our observance of Veterans Day and Armistice Day just ending and all the flags, thanks to our veterans and prayers for our military personnel on social media and beyond, I have an issue with Google and its obvious disrespect to those honored.

Google Maps

Google Starts Charging for Maps on your Website

On June 11, 2018, Google launched their new updated Maps platform which now has a pay-as-you-go billing structure. So what does this mean if you currently use Google maps on your own website? The picture is not so good if you are a personal blogger or have small business website and you’re using Google maps to display your location or maybe a few places of interest.

Google Plus

It's Not Okay Google - Mass Protest Walkout by Google Employees

The Android mobile software creator for Google, Andy Rubin, left the company in 2014 after an investigation into an allegation of an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate proved to be credible. Details about the exit are included in a report on October 25, 2018 by The New York Timeswhich says that Google paid Rubin a $90 million exit package. This was "Not Okay" with employees of Google and they staged a multi-nation walkout on November 1, 2018.  The walkout was in protest to Google’s handling of Andy Rubin’s exit package as well as over 45 additional sexual harassment claims over the years.

Our Method

We will be with you every step of the way.

We have outlined the steps you need to get online and have a successful web presence

How do I get my website online?

  • Step One - Order Your Domain

You will need to register a domain name for your website. This is the address people will use to access your web site on the internet (www.yourcompany.com)  Please contact us if you'd like us to order your choice domain for you.

If you already have a domain name, you can transfer your domain management to your account with Brandesigns, or configure your domain name servers DNS) to point to Springs Hosting Servers during the hosting order process.

  • Step Two - Design Your Website

This is where the look, feel, and content of the Web site are determined and created.

We offer affordable custom website design or a website template package for you to complete this step.

Hosting your website on a server. This is basically where you rent space on a computer that is always connected to the Internet. Price will vary, depending on the amount of disk space you will have, service needed and the type of connection to the Internet. (e.g. Secure Connections via SSL)

Brandesigns partners with Springs Hosting for your website hosting needs.  They offer Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated server packages for both beginners and professionals alike. Each of their shared Web Hosting plans includes 24/7/365 support, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and a 45-day money-back guarantee. If you would like to learn more, please visit the Hostgator Website.

After You're Online

  • Step Four - Market your Website

You should be thinking about the marketing of your Web site as it is being designed. The content of the site needs to reflect the search terms. These search terms, known as "meta tags", will allow your website to be indexed by search engines. Brandesigns can help you with meta tags and marketing your website.

Marketing your website also includes posting your Web address everywhere your phone number appears. Add your Web address to brochures, business cards, print ads, social media website's, etc. In addition, include your Web address on your telephone voice message and email signature.

  • Step Five - Maintain your Website

Keep your website up to date! It is important to keep your information current and fresh. This encourages your customers to keep returning to your website.

Https - Secure Websites

Psst... Do you have an "S" in that HTTP?

I am all for a more secure Internet. When we browse the web, several third-parties are able to snoop on the connection between the user and the website, including the user’s ISP, law enforcement, the website’s ISP, and other people in between. These intermediaries are able to obtain and modify on the fly most of the information sent through an insecure connection: the website reached, the web page name and content, the potential username and password, the user’s IP address, and more. It obviously poses a lot of problems, which is why HTTPS is now mandatory for more and more websites.  Using HTTP with SSL/TLS (HTTPS) hides much of information.

Mobile & Responsive Web Design

Reaching your mobile customers

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

The worldwide mobile web devise usage continues to grow rapidly.  By the end of 2018, it is projected that mobile devise users are expected to total over 2.5 billion.  Is your website optimized to reach these mobile consumers?  If not, you will be missing out on the ability to connect with your potential website viewers.

Web Design Trends for 2012 & Beyond

Web Design Trends for 2012 and Beyond

Web design is not only about beauty; more importantly, it is about function. Several elements of the web development process must come together to forge a spectacular web presence: an easily manageable website, harmonious color schemes, intuitive design, easy navigation and browser adaptability. Additionally, you can never under-estimate the power of simplicity.