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Mailto links no longer working after upgrading to Windows 10
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Mailto is the universal code for linking to a specific email address on a website without having an actual contact form. It is commonly used and the way it is handled depends on the settings of your Internet browser. If you recently upgraded to Windows 10, you may have noticed that links to email (aka web email handlers) are no longer working on all the websites you visit including yours. That is because, when upgrading, Windows 10 did not set a default for your Mailto settin...

Video on Microsoft Edge and Website Design Implications
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We covered in prior posts what Microsoft Edge was, what its cool features were and what benefits it brought to Internet users and website developers. The long awaited modern and evergreen browser has delivered and so far it is a welcome change to its prior Microsoft product, Internet Explorer, which for years created lots of issues for website design. Today no need to read ... just relax and watch our 15 minute-video. Virginie Dorn and Ryan Perry recap the 5 biggest attrib...

Dynamic storytelling in website design
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Dynamic storytelling has continued to grow in popularity this year and we anticipate the trend to flourish in 2016. Regardless of your business, you have a story to tell. Perhaps it is a process showing your services from before to after. Or perhaps it is the story of your products, how they are made, how they are used and the benefits they provide to those who buy them. Either way there is a possibility for storytelling which can help prospective clientele better visualize  wh...

Pinterest and SEO
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Incoming quality traffic to your website is the ultimate goal. The more people come to your site either through referral websites or directly, the better your chances for high ranking with search engines. Pinterest has come a long way from being a "girls sharing photos" platform to now a legit business social media platform on which a company can promote their products, services or brand. In the eyes of Google and other major SE, Pinterest is a quality popular website and ...

Website backups
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This is a great day. You just launched your brand new website. It is on one of the newest servers provided by your hosting company. It is fast, beautiful, works great, and your customers simply love it. Fast forward weeks or months from now. A client calls you to let you know that there is some odd video, image or text on your homepage. You realized your website has been hacked. It is horrible, the pages you spent hours building are just gone and the hacker left behind malicious malware. It i...

Should your retail website follow Amazon’s footsteps?
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Like my grandmother used to say "It does not matter how much you make, it is how much you keep that is important". This is true for any company. So you have an eCommerce website on which you sell products which are shipped directly to your customers' home or business. You have added Free Shipping recently because you heard it was the fastest growing trend aka "what people want and expect online". In order to afford this free shipping, you made it so that it is good for purchase...

Website Design for Microsoft Edge
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A few weeks ago we reviewed what Microsoft Edge was and what set it apart from its predecessor Internet Explorer (see our prior post What is Microsoft Edge?). Today we are continuing the discussion but focusing more on the relationship between the new Edge browser and website design. Quick recap:

  1. It is only available on Wind...

2016 Web Design Trend – Moving Images – Cinemagraph
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Cinemagraph artworks when well done are fantastic. They can be breathtaking, enticing and memorable. A cinemagraph is a type of image that is often shared on social media and that can even go viral since it can be visually amazing. =1= What is a cinemagraph? It is an image which appears to be moving. Do you mean a video? No, not a video even though it is animated. It is actually a GIF formatted image which has a subtle movement. By doing so, it creates an illusion of a vid...

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