TOD's blog

User stories

User stories are part of an approach that helps shift the focus from writing about requirements to talking about them. All user stories include a written sentence or two and, more importantly, a series of conversations about the desired website's functionality.

Collaboration

I decided to put this model together to represent the process of collaboration as I see it. One common problem projects face is that collaborators can have a negative effect on productivity and progress is they require an absolute understanding of everyone else's contributions.

Website Goals

Does your Website have Goals?

Archive your emails - Free up space on your hosting account

If you have a full or almost full mailbox, or are using up too much of your hosting space storing old emails, here is a way to get those old emails off of the web hosting server and onto you local machine where they can be stored safely for as long as you like.

Wordpress and security

It’s not a secret. A secure website is vital for protecting the website that represents your business. You also need to protect against hackers trying to take over your site to use for their own personal gain.

Yes! Mobile devices are used to access your site.

You have a website so you know your business depends upon online traffic. Did you know. More than half of digital traffic online now comes from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets?

How To Clear Your DNS Cache

Overview

Your DNS cache stores the locations (IP addresses) of webservers that contain pages which you have recently viewed. If the location of the web server changes before the entry in your DNS cache updates, you can no longer access the site.

What is Web Hosting?

My simple definition: Web hosting is a place where the files that make up your website are kept.

What is a Domain Name?

Webopedia says: "Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses and are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to."

Explaining Responsive Design

This is a great video, courtesy of the Google Developer network. This Video begins by explaining why responsive design is important and better yet, what you can expect from a responsive design.