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Category: Tech Talks

Improve Your Workflow with These Productivity Boosting Apps for macOS (2018 Update)

Rystedt Creative is powered partially by Macs. Whether you like them or hate them, Macs have remained a favorite of creative professionals since Apple and Adobe brought vector graphics to laser printers in 1985. Today you are likely to find at least a couple of Macs in the offices of graphic design freelancers creating logos and business cards out of their homes; print-shops sending items…

Get Your Time Back and Reduce Your Stress with a Web Maintenance and Support Retainer

Maintaining a website is no easy task. From security to backups and software updates to new content, a website can consume a lot of your time. Worse, if you aren’t a web professional, maintaining your website may become yet another stressor. No wonder so many small businesses and nonprofits leave their websites unattended for months (or even years). Your website isn’t a billboard or a…

Should I Let AI Build My Website?

What is AI? “AI” stands for Artificial Intelligence. But what is that, really? What People Think AI Is:   What Developers Want AI to Be:   What AI Actually Is (to date): Alright, humor aside, here’s what AI actually is: Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics “cognitive” functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as “learning” and “problem…

Should you pay per project or per hour for your web development and design?

If you are in the market for web-development you will eventually be presented with a pricing model for the services you’re requesting. One Facebook user recently commented on a request for WordPress support that “eventually developers will slap a price on it”. Well if you are in the market for web development services you are already aware that there will be a cost associated with…

Flash is Dead – Here’s What to Do Now

Flash is a multimedia software platform that was once a dominant force on the Web. Adobe Flash has been used to develop and play animations, audio and video content, games, and web apps. Once upon a time you could barely get around the Web without the Flash extension installed on your web browser. Being without Flash meant videos wouldn’t play, slideshows wouldn’t get displayed, and…

Why Reliable Web Hosting Matters for Your Business

Your business needs reliable web hosting so that you (and your visitors) can depend on your website today (and tomorrow). Every website is hosted somewhere. Hosting is the service that gives your website a location in the Web. Every website has hosting – including yours. Minimal web hosting provides your business with server space for your website’s files. Yet hosting can also include additional features…

The Mobile Trend

Online browsing habits have changed greatly over the last decade. No longer are users relying on their PCs for opening your emails, searching for your services, or purchasing your products. The majority of hours spent, search queries made, and emails opened are now from mobile devices. The smartphone trend has changed and will continue to change the Web. A slew of new smartphones are expected…

How to Create a Search Engine Optimized Company Timeline Using HTML and CSS

In this post we are going to demo how to create a search engine optimized company timeline using HTML and CSS. Company timelines are a common feature of business website about pages. Some visitors want to know where your organization has come from (and where it is going). And, let’s be honest, most businesses like to show their growth over the years. Some companies design…

Introduction to Structured Metadata

Your website should help search engines and social networks understand it. Your content is designed and written for your visitors. Typically website owners expect Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others to just understand that content and display it logically. That usually works. Search engine crawlers have become quite advanced and social networks can often just pull an image and a text snippet. But what if you…