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Learn A New Skill on Lockdown

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With lockdown and schools shut for the foreseeable future, along with several jobs and businesses, myself, other students and various workers/business owners find ourselves with a lot of free time. So much free time that I’d say we have no idea what to do with it. So, before we all get bored and begin to go crazy, here are a few things we could do to try and mitigate the boredom and still manage to learn a new skill.

4 Tips for Improving Security for Your Online Retail Store

Security

If you own an online retail store, you know just how much work is required to run a successful operation. While most of your effort will be focused on marketing and generating sales, there is one area you cannot overlook: security.  You might believe that having anti-virus software in place is enough, but this is far from the case. Malicious attackers are becoming more sophisticated with each passing day, developing new and inventive ways to bypass security.

How to Adopt the Cloud Successfully

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In recent years, cloud computing has taken the world by storm. Its integration into the products and services we use daily has completely shaped the landscape of modern technology. Cloud computing refers to how computers now commonly rely on data centres for their storage and computing power accessed by users via the Internet.  This method of storage has many benefits such as fast access to powerful infrastructure and almost limitless possibilities for storage space. With such advantages, it’s no wonder why businesses and users alike are opting for cloud computing. Below is our guide for a smooth transition to the cloud.

Coding JavaScript – 10+ Worthwhile Beginner Resources

JavaScript Resources

Many years ago web designers were limited to JavaScript when adding functionality to web sites. This was before the official release of HTML5 and CSS3.  JS added oomph to any website, making it more appealing and sexy. If the user disabled JS in the browser then web sites had to be functional without it.

Will JavaScript ever die? must have been on many peoples minds.  Well, the answer to that is no. JavaScript has become popular over the years. JS Frameworks like jQuery, MooTools, _Underscore, Backbone gave JS a new lease of life.  These 1st generation frameworks are still used in today’s environments.

Best Tips for WordPress Site Marketing

WordPress Site Marketing Tips

WordPress is a powerful tool for marketers. Below are some important tips for getting the most from your WordPress website.  If you are a business or marketer, your chief goal online should be visibility. For example, you want as many people to see your products or services as possible. A website is a fantastic way to maximize your visibility and drive conversion rates. WordPress is arguably the most powerful online tool for marketers because it is free to use and allows you to easily create a site.

Quality Consumers – 3 Examples of Being Tied In

Consumers

We are all consumers. Whether its the food we eat, the clothes we wear or the technology we use. We buy the goods, thus feeding the rich companies. We use our purchases until they break, which is generally outside its warranty. If something comes along that’s better we sell them. Replacing them 12 months later because it’s faster and better than the previous model. We live in a consumerist world intertwined in a capitalistic society. A business degree is not needed in this case! Technology has advanced so much over the past 20 years does it actually help or are we tied in even further.

eCommerce Mistakes: Have an eCommerce Website? Fix These Mistakes Now!

eCommerce Mistakes

If you are wondering why your eCommerce website is not getting enough traffic or ranking-well on the search result, then one of the reasons would be the below-mentioned eCommerce mistakes. Unlike a regular website for business or personal portfolio, an eCommerce website includes an array of features that make navigation, operation, and maintenance easy. To build a fully-functional eCommerce website, there are certain core elements that need to be a part of it, and failure to do this would hurt your site’s traffic, ranking, and ultimately the conversion rate.

MacOS Catalina – Light-Hearted, Humble Review

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Welcome to my light-hearted review of Catalina. My Mac is 7 years old and my last review of a Mac OS was back in 2014.  The Mac in question has lasted longer than any Windows Computer that I have ever owned. As the last DIY upgradeable Mac, I added an SSD and 16GB RAM. If only they let you do that now!  Over the last few years, old Macs have been incompatible with the latest operating system.  Being 7 years old I thought it was time.  Apple ceases to amaze me (please humour me) by making my MacBook Pro compatible with Catalina.  I had my doubts that it would run. I navigated my way to the App Store with my inner voice telling me no, don’t do it!