The .htaccess fileis an extremely powerful tool for your web development arsenal. Learning how to use it effectively will not only improve security but will improve functionality as well.
Weather it’s redirecting visitors to a temporary site, displaying a custom 404 error page or even blocking specific IP Addresses from being able to view your site, here are 5 sets of htaccess directives that every webmaster should know.
It is important to remember that editing the .htaccess file can bring your entire site down. Be sure to have a working back-up before experimenting.
Like everything else with application and web development, the world of search engine optimization (SEO) has changed quite a bit over the years.
Google still reins king, Bing is trotting far behind, and Yahoo!, like a little brother, copies everything that Bing does. Social Media and traditional PR are major factors that drive traffic as well.
We’ll focus on generally accepted best practices as the actual algorithm that determines where you rank looks at hundreds of factors and is locked up in a secret cave somewhere. However, I’ll list some of the low hanging fruit below that can begin to help drive your site up the ranking ladder.
Following are five ways to help improve your website’s search results and two ways that won’t.
Responsive Web Design is here to stay (and that's a good thing).
The big WebDev buzzword(s) of 2013 will be Responsive Web Design (RWD). What exactly does this mean? Well put simply, it means that your website and your content will look exactly how it was intended to look on all devices meaning any gadget ranging from a very small smart phone, to a tablet, to a high definition television or monitor will render your site correctly. This is great stuff!
We know there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to designing and building your website. We’d like to tell you why we stand out from the rest.
Here’s what’s in it for you:
We will not nickel and dime you. We will be up front with you from the beginning setting all expectations and will work by the project price.
Attention to detail. Whether it’s design, development, font layout, or just overall aesthetics. We will give 100% attention to detail to every square inch of the project.
We’re always accessible. You can always reach us via our website, social platforms or the old fashioned telephone. We will respond immediately.
It’s wicked easy for you to update your own website and you most likely won’t even need us! Let us tell you all about ExpressionEngine and how it has made our clients lives so much easier.
Continued relationships. When the project is over, our relationship is not. We will continue to work with you to make sure everything remains exactly how you expected it.
We do more than just pretty websites. We can design and develop for mobile, we incorporate SEO from the beginning and ongoing (we really do it, we don’t just say we do), we help you with your web hosting and continued management. The list goes on!
Please pardon the few outstanding issues we have on our punch-list. We'll have them buttoned up shortly!
Well here we are. The Jonster.com site is now live on the interwebs and we couldn’t be more thrilled! We’ve been so busy the last 12 months starting up the business, filing the paperwork, paying the taxes and fees to the State of Connecticut and doing “Portfolio Work” for much less than we should have been that we had been neglecting launching our own site. But hey, we’re here now and we’re happy! =]