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Hosting Ain't Hosting

Not all web hosting environments are the same.

We always prefer our clients to use our web hosting. Not because it is added revenue for ourselves, but rather because it is easier for us.  I can't tell you the amount of times I have had issues with clients websites, time-out errors and server errors, and once I backup the site to my server environment the errors disappear. Cheap hosting is just that. Cheap.

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The decade of experts

what makes an expertWe are in the decade of experts.

When being told how to market ourselves, we are often told to "position ourselves as an expert in our field". But what defines someone as an expert.

The oxford dictionary states the definition of an expert as:

"a person who is very knowledgeable about or skilful in a particular area"

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Ideal Screen Resolution for Website Design

When technology changes, so should we.

When I started doing website development, not that long ago, the standard screen resolution was 800x600 and some people had the new 960x720 screens. The standard at that time was to design for a fluid screen width with the difference between the smaller screens and the larger screens being relatively minor.

The site w3schools.com shows that in the year 2000 their average visitor had a screen size of 800x600 with only 4% with a screen size larger than 1024x768, whereas in January 2013, 90% of their average visitor had a screen size larger than 1024x768.

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Papua New Guinea Web Design

papua-new-guinea-website-designProfessional web design is now available in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea is fast catching up to speed with their internet access, making the need for a website for business in Papua New Guinea a necessary requirement.

The recent deregulation of telecommunication services in Papua New Guinea has resulted in an exponential increase of internet users due to cheaper internet plans. Specifically on smart phones, tablets and laptops. Internet access is getting closer to the average Papua New Guinean.

At "The ICT Shak" we understand the problems with doing business in Papua New Guinea and we offer website solutions that are suited to the local environment.

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RSS Feeds

rss-iconHave you ever seen this symbol on the top of a website, or in your browser? Ever wondered what it was? It is an amazing way to engage with your client. This is a RSS feed symbol. RSS stands for " Rich Site Summary" but often called "Really Simple Syndication".

The symbol indicates a web feed on the page that allows for new content on that website to be "fed" into your RSS reader. Therefore you can subscribe to the website and be advised of new content. This is also often referred to as a news-feed.

Imagine if your clients were doing this to you. All your blogs, news stories and articles were directly fed onto their computer as you create them. Or even better still , they added the feed to their website with short snippets of your articles on thir website, with links back to your blog.

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