Top 7 Reasons You Should Update Your Website

The World Wide Web is the best and most cost-effective way to market your business. For this reason, it is very important that you update your website to keep it beautiful, fresh and safe. Here are the top seven reasons why you should keep your website up-to-date. #1: Visual Appeal The appearance of your website is a […]

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F Your Website

How and why to prepare your website content using the F Pattern style of writing Recently, I presented to the members of PRO Salem, a local business referral and networking group, on how to “F Your Website”. You can view the presentation by clicking through the slideshow above, or read the transcript below. Good content […]

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Why You Need A Responsive Website

How does your current website look when you view it on your smartphone? If it’s not already set up for viewing on mobile devices, chances are it’s too small or scrolls sideways off the screen. Either way, it’s difficult for potential clients to read and navigate. Responsive Web Design (RWD) makes your website easy to use […]

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New Logo Design For Harness Media

For the purposes of explaining good logo design, structure and layout, we’ll focus on our own Harness Media logo. In late April 2016, we completed a year-long process of developing our own re-branding plan, which included reorganization of the business, renaming the company and a new logo design. What better way to show the importance […]

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Harness Technology Is Now Harness Media

What’s in a name? You can read a lot from a business name. The problem is, sometimes what you read is not what was intended by the person(s) who determined that business name. In our case, the name “Harness Technology” seems to have resonated with many people as a computer repair company. While IT (Information Technology) is […]

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WordPress Event Management Options

If you’ve ever worked with a WordPress-based website where you wanted to manage events, you may already be aware of the options available to you. WordPress event management is a rather common requirement, so there are lots of choices. Some of our clients simply use the default WordPress blogging system and put their events in […]

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11 Ways To Make Your WordPress Website Hackable

As you may already know, WordPress is a powerful tool for building websites. It provides website owners with a learnable and intuitive interface (the Dashboard) for publishing and managing content. It also provides developers and designers with a robust system for building feature-rich and beautiful websites for their clients (the website owners). But how secure […]

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Optimizing with EWWW Image Optimizer

Website load times are more important than ever. Slow-loading pages can have a huge impact on your website in terms of speed, bandwidth and storage space. In today’s world, your website should load in no more than 4 seconds, otherwise you risk losing traffic. People are impatient and they won’t wait for your page to […]

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Google Prefers Responsive Design

By now, you are probably used to hearing about Google changing its search algorithm to accommodate various trends in the web design market. They are constantly updating the algorithm to keep up with the times. Google’s planned algorithm updated slated for April 21, 2015 is no different. Mobile-friendly websites aren’t anything new. For many years, web […]

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WordPress User Guide

One of the primary features we include with our web development services for new clients is basic WordPress training. Many of our clients want to be able to make minor updates to their content and media items themselves, which makes sense. While training in-person or over the phone may be helpful, it’s brief and the only […]

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Rescue My Domain

Just like any profession, there are a few of those so-called “professionals” out there that make the real professionals look bad. And web developers are no exception. I’ve rescued several of my clients from the clutches of a bad web developer or hosting company. Most of the time, I’ve found that the entire situation could have […]

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What I’ve Learned From Operating A Discussion Forum

It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it. There’s a good chance you are a user of at least one online discussion forum. Some are used for discussion of a variety of topics, others fill a niche for a specific topic or industry, and still others serve as a form of support for […]

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Google Hummingbird Improves Search

The Google Hummingbird algorithm update was announced recently despite the actual upgrade a few weeks ago. They installed their latest update a few weeks ago without the slightest of announcements or usual fanfare.

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Protect WordPress via .htaccess

This article is going to show you how you can tighten security using a little file in the root directory of your Wordpress installation called .htaccess. You must be using Apache web server software.

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Setup Outlook 2010 for cPanel Email

If you are hosting with Harness Technology (or thinking about it) and you are using Outlook 2010, this tutorial may come in handy when switching your email from another hosting provider.

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Socialize Your Website

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are fully aware that social networking is a force to be reckoned with. You should get your business involved in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, at the very least.

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Designing For Size

Using a responsive web design, code is used in the website that detects the size of the viewer’s device and adjusts accordingly. A responsive web design uses breakpoints for determining which size you will see.

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Securing WordPress With SSL

If you work with WordPress and have ever needed to create a secure page (or site), you know that there are a multitude of small but tedious tasks required to be successful.

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