• 05Nov

    What Makes a Website? Domain Names, Hosting Services and Websites Explained For Non-Geeks

    05 November 2013   Kristen     2 Comments

    In the past we have written about how your website is designed and built. But what is a website exactly? What happens after we design and build your site?  Do we have a sparkly “Internet button” that we press which magically publishes you on the web? We wish we had such a thing, but sadly, we don’t. It’s a bit more complicated than that, so for the next couple of weeks we’re going to spend some time explaining domain names, hosting services and websites for you. Today we have a brief overview of all three before we go into more detail later on.

    Let’s dig in!

    Domain names

  • 11Nov

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Web Hosting

    11 November 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

    Last week we talked about domain names, hosting and websites. So as promised we are going to go into more detail on all of that over the next two weeks. Today we’ll address web hosting and what you need to know before choosing a web hosting solution that’s right for your needs. Did you know that web hosting comes in a million different flavors?

    What web hosting does

  • 19Nov

    How to Choose a Great Domain Name

    19 November 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

    Last week we talked about web hosting providers and the different flavors that web hosting comes in. This week, to finish up our series on all things website, we’ll tackle the topic of domain names. Many people underestimate the importance of putting thought into it, but it’s not a small detail!  Your domain name has a huge impact on how people and search engines see your site. Here are the basics of what you need to know.

    What is a domain name?

  • 25Nov

    HealthCare.gov: The High Cost of Poor Quality Assurance

    25 November 2013   Kristen     0 Comments

    A few months back, we wrote a post on quality assurance. In that post, we talked about how important it is to test and test and test before letting a project leave our hands. Since we’re so careful to make sure that things are working perfectly before they launch, we have to wonder how the failure of HealthCare.gov, the massive federal healthcare e-commerce website, could have happened.