The Changing (Internet) Landscape

by Lara Maville
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My daughter and I were recently walking our dog and were a little surprised to see that about an acre of nearby woods had been cut down. Logging trucks and construction vehicles were scattered about, parked for the night. The smell of cut wood was heavy and the once thick landscape was stark. We lamented the loss of the wooded area and wondered what was coming to this quiet neighborhood. The landscape is changing.

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A Question of Security

by Lara Maville
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Hacking used to mean kicking around a little bean bag sack with some friends. Unfortunately hacking has come to mean something completely different, dark even. If you are website owner, you need to know how to keep your site safe from hackers and your visitors secure when they log in. 

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CCBA Website Gets In Shape

by Lara Maville
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I have been providing graphic design services for the CCBA, a community recreation and fitness facility, since 1998. This spring I worked with Membership/Marketing Director Barbara Parker to launch a new and improved website. 

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Responsive Website Designer

by Lara Maville
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“Responsive Website Design” is one of the more recent terms of the trade in website design. While it is important to have a responsive website, it's also important to have a responsive website designer. As in, a designer who is responsive to the client's needs. That's where I come in.

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Silloway Maple Launches E-Commerce Website

by Lara Maville
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Silloway Maple Website

I recently heard someone say that a website is the cheapest store you'll ever own. While I didn't do the math (not my strong point - I'm an art major after all) I would probably agree. With an online store, the up front costs include design, development, domain registration, and hosting. Hosting plans vary depending on the website requirements (does it need to be secure, an online store, etc). Designer and developer costs can also be across the board depending on who you contract. Once your site is up, you continue to pay for the hosting and domain. All said, certainly this is less expensive than owning and operating a brick and mortar store.

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