How Often Do You Update WordPress Plugins & Themes?

It’s so easy, we offer to teach most of our web-development clients to update WordPress themselves. Still, it’s yet another recurring task on a web manager’s to-do list, so we’re not surprised when someone asks, “Can you handle it for us?” WordPress is one of the most-used, most-convenient ways to deploy web sites. Its code […]

About Web Sites for Lawyers, Law Firms, Paralegal Practices

When any new client chooses us to develop their web site, it an honor and a responsibility. The observations here concern web sites for law firms, in particular. We approach each law firm, paralegal practice, or independent legal professional’s web presence from the ground up, with an understanding of their “business personality,” objectives, and motivation. […]

A Host for Every Web Site

Building a new web site or major re-design? The way your web developer sets up a server for developing a new site may depend on how you want the site hosted in the long term. Because of that, be prepared to choose among web hosting options early in the development process. Web hosting explained Every […]

What’s In a Nameserver? DNS Lesson Learned.

Domain name servers The web domains we know use them: a domain name server routes internet traffic for www.ExternalDesign.com to the web server whose IP address is 104.199.120.117 (or something). DNS maps the names we humans use to the numbers that identify a specific destination or resource. Every web browser’s new HTTP request, for every […]

All about “Managed WordPress Hosting”

We offer high-performance web hosting at reasonable prices. These servers are specially designed to make WordPress web sites shine. Security, performance, and some routine tasks are handled — that’s why it’s called “managed WordPress hosting.” We didn’t develop your site? That’s okay. When you sign up for one of our hosting plans, we’ll assign admin […]

Web Browsers and Standards of Perfection

For web developers and designers who, sometimes, push the limits of their tools… It’s old news that different web browsers sometimes have different ways of interpreting web-site code. That’s more true when it comes to newer features of the evolving coding languages, and to our complex or novel uses of them. In all except pixel-perfect […]

Clicks ‘n Taps

Heads-up, copyeditors: in some contexts, “click” and “tap” are in the process of becoming synonymous. We expect that to continue and to bleed into non-technical contexts. “Touch,” however, is almost never appropriate when a more-specific verb is accurate; it’s too lingering for a tap or click, but too short and/or imprecise for a press-and-hold gesture. […]