Santa Barbara, CA, February 16, 2021 – New Directions in Computing (NDIC) is pleased to announce that Robert Fry has joined the team as Client Development Manager. In this role, Mr. Fry will lead the company’s outreach efforts and focus specifically on enhancing relationships with new and existing customers. NDIC, a leading Central Coast digital […]
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.
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 […]
One of the great things about WordPress is the thousands of high quality themes available for the platform. What is a theme? A WordPress theme defines the look-and-feel of your site, or its design. The theme contains a specific set of style sheets and templates that determine the fonts, colors, styles and layouts of the […]
How Anonymous Visitor Detection Works. This is where Anonymous Visitor Identification (AVI) software comes into play. This technology revolves around the user’s IP address so it’s useful to have a little background about IP addresses and how they are assigned.
The speed of your WordPress website is important for SEO and also for retaining site visitors and converting them to prospects or customers. Various studies by Google, CloudFlare and others have consistently found that bounce rates go down and conversion rates get better as site speed improves, sometimes dramatically. For example, according to Google, as page load time goes from 1s to 5s, the probability of a visitor bouncing increases 90%!
Microsoft Windows has the largest worldwide market share of all operating systems. As a result, it’s also the number one target for virus writers. If you want your virus or malware to infect the most number of computers, you would logically write it for Windows. Similarly, WordPress has the largest market share among web platforms worldwide. And, like Windows, it’s also the number one targeted platform for hackers.
In the last post on Google PageSpeed Insights, we discussed the problems with that tool and how the advice it gives is interpretive and not always beneficial from either a user experience standpoint or a search engine ranking standpoint. In this article we look at a newer tool by Google, TestMySite. TestMySite purportedly analyzes the […]
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NDIC has been a terrific host for our website. During the tragic Asian tsunami in December 2004, our organization was among those called upon to respond. The immediate scaling of our activities stressed every system – phone lines, physical plant, operational equipment, financial processing. Although our website received the most stress due to unprecedented traffic, it never crashed and NDIC’s team made sure it was able to handle massively increased traffic.
Thomas Tighe, Executive Director
Direct Relief International
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