Just Update Your Password, Please

Logins and Passwords are the key to many critical systems that we use every day. A password breach can spell disaster for you or, worst case, your entire workplace. In addition to utilizing security features like two-factor authentication, a great way to keep yourself safe is maintaining secure passwords. Some questions to consider are: Do […]

ADA and the Internet – Is Your Website Compliant?

Universal Accessibility
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law established in 1990 designed to end discrimination towards individuals with disabilities. The law started out in the pre-internet era and was primarily focused on public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. In more recent years, guaranteeing equal opportunity and access […]

Get Your Forms in Shape!

Recently we stumbled on an article by Andrew Wilshere at Try Design Lab that outlines a number of the best practices in web form design. The piece is titled UI Design Best Practices For Form Design (Part 1) and is long but super informative and useful. It was so good, in fact, that it inspired […]

CCPA: Why It Matters and How It Could Affect Your Business

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Here’s what you need to know. On the surface the CCPA is similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (a.k.a. GDPR). The CCPA is legislation created and enforced by the State of California. Its focus is to provide protections for California […]

Do we need a “Cookie Policy” on our website?

Whether or not your organization is subject to the GDPR or other privacy regulations, if you have a website, you should be providing a concise and comprehensive privacy policy for your site visitors. An essential part of that policy is a description of how, where and why your site uses cookies. What is a cookie? […]

How to Make Your Job Opening Posts Google-Friendly

If you’ve used Google to look for a new job recently (it’s okay, we won’t tell anybody), you might have noticed that the search results you see look a little different than others. They look something like the image below. What’s going on here? What you’re seeing is the result of’s effort to make […]

Why You Want a Security Awareness Training Program

An employee finds a thumb drive on the counter in the break room. The drive is labeled “Q4 Salary Report.” He quickly plugs it into his laptop and copies its contents, curious to see what information it holds. He then puts the drive back where he found it. Someone in your company’s shipping department receives […]

What is GDPR and How Does it Affect my Company?

GDPR is looming. Everyone panic! As you might have heard in the news recently, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a big deal for companies marketing to consumers in the UK and Europe. It’s also old news. In place since 2016, this sweeping legislation is only now starting to get some traction in the […]

The Impact of Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

When Google announced that mobile-friendly sites would receive preferential ranking in mobile search results, many website owners scrambled to adjust. The search giant typically tends to keep their search engine ranking factors somewhat close to the vest, providing vague hints at what factors may be considered in their rankings. But this announcement couldn’t have been […]

Radical vs. Incremental Website Change

How Do You Decide When to Redesign Your Website? “Since user experience is a quality discipline, there is much to be said for incremental design changes, since we know from extensive QA research that continuous improvement is known to lead to high-quality products. On the other hand, there’s also much to be said for improving everything at once and […]

Ye Olde Page Folde Debate

The question boils down to this: Should you be concerned with what shows above the fold vs. below the fold on your website? The debate centers on whether or not the ‘fold’ (i.e. the bottom of the screen, ‘above the fold’ = what you can see of a website before you scroll down) matters anymore […]

Understanding Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and How It Affects You

There is a new anti-spam law in Canada that went into effect on July 1, 2014, which has established specific requirements for electronic communication (either by SMS or email). Violation of this law can result in fines of up to $1 million for individuals and up to $10 million for businesses so it is important, if your […]

What the heck is a Semalt?

Updated – The blog Nabble from the Netherlands has done some further research on Semalt. Their findings suggest that the questionable traffic we detailed was just the tip of the iceberg. Read the Nabble post that details the nefarious tactics being employed. Take a look in your website traffic logs (e.g. Google Analytics) and go to traffic report or the list […]