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We all know the name Internet Explorer - from the late 1990’s through the early 2000’s, IE was THE tool for browsing the internet. Whether for business or pleasure, Internet Explorer was a household name. Fast forward to 2019 and Internet Explorer has faded into the background in favor of other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, or the less popular, and less useful, Microsoft Edge. While most individuals have migrated away from Internet Explorer in favor of more robust browsers, there are a handful of businesses who still use Internet Explorer despite the fact that all development of new features on the platform has stopped and support is basically non-existent as of 2015. Given the current selection of browser options, why on earth would a business choose to remain linked to Internet Explorer?

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Fixing WordPress Redirect Loop with AWS Elastic Load Balancer

Fixing WordPress Redirect Loop with AWS Elastic Load Balancer

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AWS Elastic Load Balancers communicate with EC2 instances over standard HTTP, which can cause issues when WordPress is setup to use SSL. A single line of code in wp-config.php can fix this problem.

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Tips for Creating Effective Usability Tests

Tips for Creating Effective Usability Tests

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In usability testing, a product or service is evaluated by testing it on an end user. The advantage is obvious: it gives direct and specific input on how people use the product. Don’t let usability testing be mistaken for opinion gathering; that is...

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Managing Difficult Clients

Managing Difficult Clients

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No matter what industry you are involved in, clients are generally your number one concern. It’s necessary for you to keep all your clients happy including those who, by themselves, may not contribute substantially to your revenue. However, your...

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Use Your Site’s Content to Gain More Sales

Use Your Site’s Content to Gain More Sales

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Ever since the conventional means of advertising have taken a backseat, businesses of all sizes and genres are espousing digital marketing strategies to enhance brand awareness, draw in revenue and create a lasting impact. If you wish to generate...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Website Needs to be Responsive

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Website Needs to be Responsive

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Regardless of a website’s needs or purpose, making it mobile friendly is critical to its success in a world where mobile is ubiquitous. In the wake of Google’s so-called Mobilegeddon, most businesses are jumping on the bandwagon and looking for ways...

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Is Your Website Up-To-Date? Check Out These Top 5 Trending Design

Is Your Website Up-To-Date? Check Out These Top 5 Trending Design

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Much like the realm of fashion, web design fads come and go. There’s no “one design to rule all” formula, since web designing is construed more of an art than a scientific entity. Some design trends are dictated by a shift in industry, some by...

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Don’t Lose Your Users! Make Your Website Navigation Simple

Don’t Lose Your Users! Make Your Website Navigation Simple

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Imagine yourself being unceremoniously dumped in the midst of an intricate labyrinth, left alone to find your way around. Without a map, you keep hitting dead ends and ultimately lose track of where you started from. Even if the labyrinth is a...

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DIY Web Design: Leave it to the Professional

DIY Web Design: Leave it to the Professional

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If your business is still budding in its prime, you may lack the finances and resources required to hire a credible web developer for building a top notch online presence for you. In addition, with the plethora of website builders swarming the net,...

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Android vs. iOS and How It Can Affect Your Mobile Website

Android vs. iOS and How It Can Affect Your Mobile Website

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When you come up with a brilliant app idea, it is highly enticing to shoot out the gate and start developing an app for every platform and device that exists. Unfortunately, the reality doesn’t seem to agree much. With iPhone and Android now...

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