by wrangler | Sep 9, 2019 | DIY Website, Good fo Business, Hacks, Updates, Web Security, Windows
Blessed Are the Flexible
for they can be bent
How does my attitude affect my cyber and data security!
Anyone who has worked around any computer over the ten years knows that change happens in tech faster than death or taxes. Inside any programmer, hardware developer, or any support person has built into their DNA.
That chromoson cluter is what gives that individual is called Flexiblity. The building blocks of that unique chromoson is patience. This is needed for when things don’t go right. Stepping back examining the situration finding the root cause and then make changes. Hopefully, after not to many test runs the end result has been accomplished.
I cannot think of one project or job that did not require change, or adjustments either at the beginning or some where along the path to completion. And there has been a few needed changes to be made after I thought the job was done.
I have found the attitude I approach those changes and/or adjustments will reflex upon how quickly and smoothly the job gets finished. In addition, the whole team’s attitude toward change will be seen my the customer. That obervation will affect future work from that customer and his recommendation of your work.
by wrangler | Mar 29, 2019 | Updates, Web Security, WordPress
I have a soon to be launched website. It has been a long time in coming. Budget is very thin.
I am looking for is someone preferable one to kick the tires.
- Find broken links
- Find mis-spellings
- Check general usablity desktop, tablet and mobile
- Fill out questionaire as to you findings.
- I would like you to live in or around Boise Idaho and the Treasure Valley, but not required.
In exchange you will get
- Experience at beta testing and my recomendation for other beta test gigs.
- Posted on here as beta tester (braging rights)
- Free access to the websites launch party.
- Special discounts on computer and website services, software and hardware for 1 year.
The time involved depends upon you. The more details and constructive suggestions does take more time. It will help everyone around.
If you are still intersted email me by clicking on the contact link here.
Make sure you put beta in the subject line, so I can get prompt attention.
by wrangler | Feb 11, 2019 | Good fo Business, Privacy, Web Security
Cybercriminals are just like bullies, if they can keep you paralyzed fear to the point where you do nothing they have won. Even the idea if you are complaining; nothing will be done. They will win.
Frustration arises when you call the local police statiion to complain about having your hard earned money stolen. Because it was done through an online website you get passed on. Then you call the local District Attoney’s office, They say they could not help you. You reach out to the FBI. You have to travel 200 miles to talk to agents in charge of cyber crime.
I was raised with the movies of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s where if you were wrong there were good guys like Marshall Dillion and Palidan to help right the wrong.
We do have a place to go to right those who wrong us through the internet. It is the Internet Crime Complaint Center. Use it is there for you and me.
by wrangler | Aug 6, 2018 | DIY Website, Updates, WordPress
Over the years I have worked with people who insisted on having their website look a certain way. The content was either over baring too much or not updating and fresh. Then they would look at me a say, “Why don’t people come to my website and buy my goods?”
I have tried to explain that what looks good to them (because they created it) may not be attractive to search engines and people who surf the internet.
The first rule before building any website is look at the compition. What is working for them and what is not. I am not saying copy their websites, but get a feel as to what works. Ask prospective customers what they like to see and what turns them off. Then build from it. You can always to what is known as A/B test later.
There are a few basic that will make a website. Realize these will not make you website instantly successful. But it will get you pointed in the right direction.
Let the visitors see who you are. A picture or two of you and your team goes a long ways. They see real people. Seeing real people happily working goes a lot further than shapes, colors and bunch of words.
Capture who is visiting
Get people to give you their email address for a free PDF or discount coupon. This tells you you have something they want. Then you send them a an announcement or newsletter, keeping that connection alive.
Every website these days not only should look good on you desktop or laptop computer, but on your tablet and cell phone. The reason being more and more people are using their smart cell phone for surfing the internet, doing research and making purchases.
I have often attended training for web development and design. They would say, “Mobile First”. Meaning design your website for mobile devices first then for the desktop and laptop.