Articles by David Baxter

Fake eMail leads to Browser Hijack and Malware

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m neither a novice nor naïve when it comes to computers, the internet, and online security issues. However, I have to admit this one slipped by me. I was expecting a package or perhaps two to be delivered by Canada Post a couple of days ago. I was working away troubleshooting a website and a [Read more..]

Autofill security risk in most browsers except Firefox

January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here’s why you’ll probably want to turn off browser autofill Globalnews.ca January 18, 2017 It’s annoying to type your personal details — name, address, phone numbers, all the rest of it — every time you need to fill out on online form. Browser makers realized this years ago, which is why [Read more..]

No Business Is Too Small to Have a Website

July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

    From Why No Business Is Too Small to Have a Website: The average Canadian spends 45 hours online per month, more than any other nation and almost double the global average… Not only do we love shopping online, but many Canadians also rely on the web to research and to compare [Read more..]

Customers avoid businesses with poor mobile websites

July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

  From a recent post by LSA Insider, 57% Unlikely to Buy Online from Biz with Poor Mobile Experience: Studies continue to show that poor mobile experiences result in businesses and brands being overlooked by customers. According to a new study, 57% of consumers said they were not likely to [Read more..]

How NOT to write headlines

June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before I get into today’s pet peeves rant, consider why we worry about writing headlines at all and what we hope they will accomplish. I think this comes down to two things: In a world where we are all inundated by more information than we can possibly process, we want the article or story [Read more..]

Small Business in Canada: Why You Need A Website

April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has just released a report on the state of ecommerce and online business presence in Canada. This study investigates the growing importance of e-commerce to Canadian retailers. CIRA’s research looked at online purchasing behaviours of both [Read more..]

Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress

March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Automattic Releases WordPress Plugin for Facebook’s Instant Articles by Sarah Gooding, WordPress Tavern March 7, 2016 Today the WordPress.com VIP team released a plugin for Facebook’s Instant Articles, which will be open to any publisher starting April 12, 2016. Automattic partnered with [Read more..]

AMP support for WordPress

February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Automattic Adds AMP Support to WordPress.com, Releases Plugin for Self-Hosted Sites by Sarah Gooding, WordPress Tavern February 24, 2016 What makes AMP pages load so quickly? Google has a strict set of optimizations that are employed to improve mobile loading: Allow only asynchronous scripts Size [Read more..]

Clickable phone numbers on smart phones

January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Automatically make phone numbers clickable on smart phones and tablets I just came a cross a plugin for WordPress sites called WP Phone Number. This is a simple but ingenious little plugin that does what it says it can do without any fuss or fanfare. There are no settings for this plugin. Simply [Read more..]

Uptime Robot: Free Website Monitoring Service

January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Uptime Robot Disclaimer: I have no connection with this service. I am not an affiliate, or an investor, nor am I acquainted in any way with the company or any of its officers or employees. From their website: Everyone with a website knows that, things can sometimes go wrong. Sometimes it is [Read more..]
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