Computer security often isn’t thought about until a problem arises – and at that point, a break in security can cause harmful and potentially major problems. Because we all want to keep our computers and information safe, we have some answers to some frequently asked questions about potential security issues and how you can prevent them from happening to you.
As you may or may not know, we’re big into creating amazing websites for our clients at Onsharp. But what happens when we launch the site? Do we just wash our hands and walk away? The answer is no, in case you were wondering. Having a brand new website is great, but we all know that your site doesn’t perform on its own once it’s out there. You need a reason for people to go to it, and one of the biggest ways you can drive people there – and get them to stay – is through pushing out great […]
So here you are. You probably got here one of three ways: You’re about to embark on a web development project and are lost with a capital L. Kind of like the TV series… minus the whole stranded on an island part. You’re looking to expand your wealth of website terminology knowledge and thought this might be an exciting read. (You’re 100% correct, by the way.) You were creeping on the Onsharp site or (insert social page) and decided to take a gander at some of our insider tips and tricks.
New trends are popping up each year that are influenced by media, technology, and usability. As 2017 comes to an end, our graphic designer Benjamin Lamb gave us the inside scoop on design trends from the past year. Let’s take a look at what took off in 2017!
The WordPress platform powers an astonishing 75 million websites on the Internet, and that number was last updated in late 2016. While there are plenty of WordPress sites run and managed by large companies and publishers, the majority of them are in use by bloggers and small businesses that have little to no IT staff to keep them updated, patched, and secured.
When it comes to website navigation, little details make a huge impact on your traffic. For utility websites specifically, there’s a strong need for users to be able to find the information they’re looking for easily. Why? Because there’s often pressure or frustration associated with paying their utility bill or solving a problem they came to the website for. And if visitors go to your website only to find a lack of clarity or misleading links, they’ll immediately look elsewhere or call to complain.
So you built a brand new website. Great job! But what if as soon as you launch it, you get a text from a close friend saying you have a huge spelling error on the homepage? Or even worse – what if your images look grainy and no one can see them, or your website doesn’t look right on a mobile device?
A Customized List of Website Maintenance Tips At #TeamOnsharp, we’re always looking for ways different industries can keep their websites updated. Right now, we’re focusing on the engineering industry and what you need to know about keeping your website well-maintained. Read on to see what you should check yourself for in order to have an updated and reliable engineering website.
At #TeamOnsharp, we’re always looking for ways different industries can keep their websites secure. Right now, we’re focusing on the banking and finance industry and what you need to know about website security. With more than 16 years of experience and deep understanding of security and compliance standards, we know what it takes to build the most secure site.
Google Analytics is one of the best (and free!) analytics tools out there to monitor your website’s success. The catch? It’s only effective if you know how to use it. You’ve probably noticed that your account provides an incredibly in-depth analysis of your website. But if you don’t understand how it works or what to look for, it’s pretty pointless. So where should you start and what should you look for?
With the rise of smartphone ownership and mobile app availability, it’s become common practice to rely on smartphones for internet access. And when you add in Google’s website ranking preferences, it’s no surprise that businesses everywhere are making the move to improve their websites and build mobile apps. But how do you choose which one is right for your business? We sat down with some of our web development and design experts to see what they thought. Keep reading to see what Joe Hixson (JH), Mike Unser (MU), and Jerad Barbot (JB) have to say about choosing between mobile responsive websites and mobile apps:
With Twitter’s latest decision to re-define their 140 character limit, marketers and developers are rejoicing, and with reason. But did you know? There’s been a revamped tweet option for us all along! One of the most underestimated objects in the marketing and development world is the Twitter Card. Built with the ability to preview large images, rich photos, videos, and more, these cards can be embedded on your website or into your blogs to extend social reach. By simply adding specific HTML lines to your website, a Twitter Card will be added to links shared from your website.
It’s the best time of the year – it’s the holiday season! There’s snow on the ground, the spirit of giving is in the air, and the movie Elf is on TV at least once a week. Wherever you go, this season hits you in the face with as much force as the snow that’s been coming down in North Dakota. via GIPHY It’s easy to get excited about the holidays when you’re out and about. But did you know that you can get people excited about it when they go to your website, too? We got together and brainstormed […]
Whether you’re talking about people, places, or products, attractiveness is appealing. However, we all know that being pretty only gets you to a certain point. Having substance, providing value, and being functional are all necessary to draw people in and engage with them. This is true when it comes to your website, too.
Coming up with content for your website is an art form of its own. Unlike print materials, website visitors prefer to skim your text and quickly make decisions based on what they see. So how do you make sure the content on your website gets visitors to stick around? And if you’re starting from scratch, how do you make sure your content has a lasting impact for both visitors and search engines? Read on for 4 key best practices to keep in mind as you work on your web development project.
As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The same is true when it comes to images on websites. First time visitors quickly form impressions of your site to determine whether they want to stay on or leave it, which is why having images that accurately represent your brand, products, and services is so important.
First impressions are always important. And for a nonprofit, your online presence might be the only true interaction potential donors have with your organization. A well designed and user-friendly site that engages potential donors, volunteers and decision makers can have a big impact on your success.
Did you know that if you don’t already have a mobile friendly version of your website, it can hurt your search rankings? Keep reading to gain insight as we answer some frequently asked questions, and learn why having a responsive design is critical to your company’s success.
Everything on the web should be secure – and that means your website should be, too. Since setting up SSL encryption on a site is a straightforward and inexpensive process, there’s no reason why every website shouldn’t be encrypted.
WordPress is a great platform to build a website on, and it’s one of the world’s most popular content management systems. With almost 25,000 plugins available on WordPress.org alone, the sky is the limit when it comes to what you can do with your website.