Why and how to change your website from http to https

By |2018-09-12T12:22:02+10:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: security, web sites, WordPress|

These days, everyone needs to have a secure website (one using the https protocol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS). The next major version of Google Chrome will start marking HTTP pages containing forms as “Not Secure.” Is your site ready for this? There are many reasons we need secure websites. If you have an eCommerce store, it's critical that payments and details are being encrypted and not just going across the network in plain text. But that's not the only reason. There are a host of them. It's all about integrity, privacy and security. Have a look at this Google Post about Why HTTPS Matters. Even simple websites can also benefit from https, as Google is now using the protocol in their ranking algorithm. So even from an SEO point of view, it's a sensible thing to do. To achieve the https protocol, your website needs to use an [...]

How to choose hosting and why I chose Siteground

By |2017-01-31T14:39:31+10:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: computers, web design, web sites|Tags: , , |

Hosting is the one thing that can make or break your website. Hosting is the link between your content and your readers, and it needs to be solid as a rock. Before I explain my own hosting choices, let's look at some of the most important attributes and features of a hosting company and the questions you need to ask. Cost C'mon. We all know this is important to everyone. If you're an SME, you can afford world class dedicated hosting, and this article is not for you, but individuals, solopreneurs and very small businesses are always running on a budget, and so they are looking for the best value hosting they can find. This is shared hosting of course, but it doesn't have to be rubbish at all. The range of prices you will pay for shared hosting is enormous, anywhere from $3-$50 a month. Finding that sweet spot [...]

dpbestflow.org

By |2016-11-29T20:26:24+10:00July 22nd, 2010|Categories: digital asset management, Photography, photography teaching, web sites|Tags: , , , , |

I have to admit, I am seriously impressed with the Digital Photography Workflow website dpbestflow.org. An initiative of the American Society of Media Photographers and funded by the American Library of Congress, it is a fantastic resource for all digital photographers worldwide. It is mainly the work of Richard Anderson and Digital Asset Management guru, Peter Krogh, but of course let's not forget there is always a large team behind any endevour of this size and quality. The site covers pretty much every aspect of digital photography workflow you could think of. The layout and structure of the site is simply awesome - well thought out, logical and very user friendly. There are a wealth of graphics and videos to complement the crisp, concise writing, and the quality of the information is about as good as it gets. There is also a companion book called Digital photography best practices and [...]