Author: stevec

“My email is down”… because we’ve been hacked

Today, it was discovered, after 3 days of issues, that the reason the cloud was so sluggish was due to a single email address’s password being cracked by spammers. So, the entire network was bogged down, and the mailserver had to be taken offline, due to a backlog of 80,000+ spam messages queued and ready … Read More

The “above the fold” concept is dead

I had to think through this concept recently with a client. While I believe it is good-intentioned, the entire idea stems from the newspaper industry, and the internet has long left print formatting in the dust…. some aspects of print remain, such as: content is king, ‘headlines’ should be most prominently displayed, and text is … Read More

Header background images – now you see it…

Continuing in the spirit of documentation begun in the previous post… I was having an issue with only 1 browser (Safari) not showing the background image for the website: ZahnHomes.com — the gold tagline top-right. It was showing up just fine in all the other browsers I tested. I found a forum post from someone … Read More

Migrating from WordPress.com to .org hosting

I am transferring a site/blog from WordPress.com to its own hosting server and into a WordPress.org environment. I’ve done a few of these transfers (or “migrations”?) for clients & friends over the years, and it appears there are always new/better ways to tackle various parts of the process. So here is my most recent experience … Read More

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