Welcome to our new website!

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Our new and improved website has been developed using WordPress, which is one of three major Content Management Systems (CMS) for Web development. With a CMS, a site like this one or a blog can be built upon a theme containing predefined page elements, positioning, and coloring, but most CMS themes also permit customization of many aspects of the Web pages.

We can build themed websites with a CMS, or completely custom websites “from scratch”, including interactive features and database processing with PHP and MySQL. For more information on our website development services, please see our Website Design and Development page, or review our Portfolio.

We also provide home and business technical support to setup new computers and peripherals, install or fix networks, perform upgrades, maintenance, and repairs, and resolve problems. Please explore our Business Services page or On-Site Support page to find out what we can do to help your business or home situation.

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A Few Google Search Tips

Google remains incredibly useful as the king of the web search engines. In this post, we would like to pass along some tips for improving your results when using Google, by entering some specific kinds of search requests.

  • Google will try to find web pages with ALL of the words that you enter in your input, so it is best to include the minimum number of words to get the results you want. An exception is that Google treats single letters and numbers, most prepositions and words like a, an, the, why, how, etc. as “noise” words and ignores them, so you should not type them.
  • If your search turns up many more pages than you want, you should examine the results and perform another, more specific search.
  • If you want to be sure your results do not include a specific word, prefix the word with a minus (-) sign with space before. For example [maui resorts golf -tennis] should find resorts on Maui that have golf facilities, but not tennis. Note: We have used the square brackets to indicate what to type for this and the following examples.
  • Google ignores most capitalization and treats all input as if were lower case, so don’t waste your time by capitalizing proper names.
  • Google will try to find other words that are forms of the words you enter. So, [diet needs] and [dietary needs] are equivalent.
  • To find pages that include either of two terms, include uppercase OR between the terms. For example, [Laurel Mississippi OR Maryland] should find information about a town called Laurel in either state.
  • To find pages that include synonyms for words, prefix those words with the tilde (~) character. For example [~infant ~nutrition] should return everything you want to know about feeding your baby.
  • Using quotation marks: Enclose anything you want matched exactly in double quotation marks. You can use this to find song lyrics or familiar quotations, for example. You can also use it to find articles containing specific single words, or for search terms containing the noise words mentioned above. Keep in mind that you can also enter more than one phrase in quotation marks.

More tips to follow. Stay tuned!

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What is a “CAPTCHA”?

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Have you looked at our Contact Us page? It uses a CAPTCHA, which is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. The test requires that a person filling out a form on the screen reads some obscured text in an image on the screen, and types the text correctly. They are designed to make sure that only a human, not an automated computer process intent on malicious purposes, is completing the form, based on the premise that a computer program should not be able to interpret the text displayed on the screen. You may have been asked to use CAPTCHAs before, when signing up for email accounts, social networks and some other online services.

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