Web Standards

Why have a secured site?

Website not secure SSL Secure Site LicenseIt’s widely known that there is a difference between Internet Browsers. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari are the Big 4. If you are still using IE, we recommend against it. For Mac, Safari is the go-to but Chrome and Firefox are available as well. For PC, Chrome and Firefox are the way to go for the best security and fastest browsing experience.

Lately, you may have noticed your browsers are letting you know that the website you are currently visiting is “Not Secure”. This means that the website isn’t protected by an SSL Certificate. SSL’s encrypt the transmissions between the website and the servers, adding a layer of safety and trust to the site.

Having a secured website helps in search engine rankings, plus a secure connection gives your customers peace of mind that your website can be trusted and their information is safe leading to increased conversions.

Pro Web Marketing has always been able to provide High Encryption SSL Certificates for our clients. If you are ready to make the switch to secure your website (and get rid of that “Not Secure” notice) call us at 877-577-6932 to talk about updating your website and keeping your customers and the Internet happy.

Web Fonts: Revisiting an old problem

In a previous article about fonts and web standards, we discussed the problems designers face with fonts on the web and some various solutions.  Today’s article brings an update to the field in the form of a few new contenders on the web-font battlefield.

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Photos for the Web

At Pro Web, we receive a ton of photos every week – many of them to be integrated into client websites.  Sometimes we  have to throw out a lot of potentially good photographs because they are not “fit” for the website.  What usually causes this is incorrect layout – an easily avoidable mistake.

There are a few easy steps you can take to make sure your photos are appropriate for the web.

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CSS and Divs vs Tables

When it comes to building sites some people are still using tables to create their layouts.  While these still may work they are outdated and can look unprofessional.  This is where CSS and Divs come in.  Not only are they the new and latest design technique but they also can give your site a superior look.  Some other benefits to using CSS and Divs include faster load times, cross-browser compatibility, lower hosting costs, less time spent, consistency maintained, easier for SEO, etc.

Top 5 Tips for Readable Code

As an expert in CSS and XHTML, I am sometimes irked by having to work with or modify sites that have been coded in years past by developers other than myself.  More often than not, they do not adhere to the acceptable web standards that make editing others code much easier.  There are a few simple things you can do to make your XHTML much more digestible, and even more search engine friendly!

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