Author Archives: Richard Kirby

Blacklisted!

Not so long ago, I received a call from one of our clients. His blog, which he added to his site about a year ago, was getting lots of attention. Unfortunately, it was the wrong kind of attention: Spammers were … Continue reading

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White Roofing launches redesigned site

We are pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned website for White Roofing Company! Based in Fairfield, White Roofing Company has been providing commercial and residential roofing services in the Birmingham area since 1927. This family-owned business knows how … Continue reading

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Terminology, trust, and getting what you pay for

Have you ever felt like you got “rooked” in a business transaction, especially when you didn’t understand the terminology? I have. When I was younger, my car died on me one evening. After the standard shouting and swearing, I had … Continue reading

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Small biz websites: DIY or hire a pro?

You’re a small business owner. You know you’ve got to have a website. But how do you go about creating the site — go the do-it-yourself route, or hire a professional? As a developer of small business websites, you might … Continue reading

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Let’s go to camp — WordCamp, that is!

I love camping… cooking food over a campfire, sleeping under the stars, getting back to nature. But I also like camping of a different kind: WordCamp! It’s hard to believe that almost a year and a half has passed since … Continue reading

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NerdPress: The mysterious vanishing homepage

It was a scene from a web developer’s worst nightmare. After several months of work, which included creating both a fully functional locally developed site as well as a subdomain-based beta test site where the client could review and test … Continue reading

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Ridgeview Health Services launches redesigned and expanded site

We are proud to announce the relaunch of ridgeviewhealthservices.com, the website for Ridgeview Health Services in Jasper, Alabama! Ridgeview is a family-owned comprehensive health care facility that specializes in short-term and long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services. The redesigned … Continue reading

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Happy belated birthday, WordPress!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fashionably late. No matter the occasion, I generally show up about 20 minutes after I am supposed to arrive. So I suppose it comes as no surprise that I missed the … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches by Jan launches new site created by Deluxe Interactive Services!

We are proud to announce the launch of finishingtouchesbyjan.com, the new website for Jan Roberts’ finishing business. The site is WordPress-based (of course) with a custom theme developed in-house by DIS. The focus of the site is Jan’s finishing work, … Continue reading

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WordPress sites face hacking threat — and what to do about it

As you may or may not have heard, this past week saw a significant number of hacking attempts on WordPress-based websites. That’s the bad news. The good news is: 1) A quick check of our client sites showed that no … Continue reading

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