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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Pinterest, the final chapter

This is part three in a series on using Pinterest for small business Pinterest is basically a visually-oriented social network. The focus is mainly lifestyle and so ideas and interests get passed around in a sort of digital grassroots style. … 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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An economical solution

We created Garden Shop of Homewood’s website several years ago, when WordPress was still thought of as a blogging platform. All they needed was a 5 page brochure-ware site to send folks for contact information, store times, and a little … 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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Pinterest for business, part deux

You’ll want to go directly to business.pinterest.com to set up a site specifically for businesses. You’ll be presented with a “Join as a Business” button. There are also links to learn about Pinterest but if you want to jump in … Continue reading

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Is Pinterest a good option for your business?

According to Pinterest, “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love.” Seems like a great thing for hobbies, crafts, trip planning and such. The way it works is you “pin” an image or video from a … 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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What small business should do in a gift economy

Share your knowledge with the public! We are entering what Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, refers to as a “gift economy”. According … Continue reading

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