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The Internet vs. the World Wide Web

In this business, we often use the Internet and the World Wide Web synonymously. Technically, they aren't, and I think it's useful to know the difference. You might have heard Senator Ted Stevens pontificate once upon the nature of the Internet: "[...] the Internet is...

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Lessons Learned from HealthCare.gov

By now, I'm sure you've heard about the debacle that is HealthCare.gov and how badly the rollout went. I'm also pretty certain that you you've only heard this discussed from a political perspective (who is to blame, what bureaucracies got in the way, whether the ACA...

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Being Mobile Friendly: The Responsive Design Approach

This is part four in a multi-part series in which I am exploring how to be mobile-friendly. Here is part one, part two, and part three. In a landmark article in A List Apart dated May 25, 2010 (just three years ago!), Ethan Marcotte wrote: In recent years, I've been...

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Being Mobile-Friendly: The Mobile App Approach

This is part three of a multi-part series in which I am exploring how to make your website mobile-friendly. Here is part one, part two, and part four. When mobile first began to take off, many big-time web properties went this route to address their mobile users. If...

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Being Mobile-Friendly: The Parallel Site Approach

This is part two of a multi-part series in which I am exploring how to make your website mobile-friendly. Here is part one, part three, and part four. By parallel site, I mean building a second, wholly separate website, distinct from your current site, highly...

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Being Mobile-Friendly

This is part one of a multi-part series in which I am exploring how to make your website mobile-friendly. Here is part two, part three, and part four. Mobile traffic is an ever-growing slice of the Internet traffic pie; in fact, mobile traffic is expected to outpace...

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Shopping for Web Hosting

Over the life of your website, you may find yourself changing hosting providers more often than you like. This could indicate a problem in your method of identifying an appropriate host, or it might indicate - congratulations! - unexpectedly rapid growth. There are...

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5 Unusual Uses for Email Aliases

There are a few tricks I use to streamline and organize my incoming email. In fact, I've rigged a lot of my email to self-organize with the use of mail client filtering, coupled with email aliases (aka forwarders). An email alias works like setting up a forwarding...

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