The Google Safe Browsing team has done a great job helping prevent the spread of malware but for those of us trying to fight malware in the trenches by cleaning sites and putting them back into service, Google is more like a totalitarian regime than a system of fair governance. Let me explain why it feels that way.
Over the past year we have seen some major shifts in how people are shopping. According to Shopify, who surveyed 11 markets, 84% of consumers shopped online during the pandemic.¹ With more people sheltering in place and staying home, it’s not surprising that most people decided to shop online. This includes everything from groceries to […]
Are you ready for the holidays? With so many people shopping from home this year, it’s sure to be a record breaking year for online sales. We have 6 tips to help ensure your website is ready.
Santa Barbara, CA, November 16, 2020 – New Directions in Computing (NDIC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Impulse Advanced Communications’ web hosting business, beginning mid-November. For 25 years, Impulse has offered the central coast a suite of local services including internet access, web/email hosting, and telecom services. The business has decided to discontinue […]
WordPress can be overwhelming at first glance. To help you feel more comfortable using it, we have compiled a list of five free resources to help you get better at mastering the most popular content management system.
Lawsuits targeting businesses with websites that are allegedly not ADA Compliant are on the rise. This trend started a few years ago and the first round of suits were filed against large companies like Dominoes and WinDixie, claiming that their websites were inaccessible to people with disabilities. Courts have upheld these claims, leading to a rash of new lawsuits. In fact, these types of cases have rapidly grown in the last few years from 815 in 2017 to over 3200 in 2019.
It is certainly possible to find a web developer who will build you a $500 website. And that may be all that you or your business needs for the moment. But don’t be talked into thinking that you will be getting the same website that you would get if you paid $5000.
One of the fundamental differences between WordPress and the other platforms mentioned here. WordPress is freely available software that you can download and customize to whatever degree you want and host wherever you want. You are literally given the source code to WordPress which means you have full access to everything happening behind the scenes and “under the hood.” For all intents and purposes, this means that you own your site and have total control over its destiny. Proprietary systems require that you pay them a fee to host your site on their platform.
GoDaddy has long been known for being a low-price leader for purchasing domains and web hosting. This is part of the genius of their marketing. By breaking up all of their offerings into their smallest components, each component appears to be inexpensive. In addition, they offer 20-25% discounts off this pricing in the first year, to make costs appear even lower. However, you can rarely get away with only the basics, so by the time you add up everything you need, you will quickly find that GoDaddy’s hosting is not as cost-effective as many believe.
Dear NDIC Customers, Partners and Community, Amidst the uncertainty and concern that COVID-19 has brought into our lives, both from health and economic standpoints, we wanted to reach out and let you know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. After we took stock of our own situation and ensured that our team was […]