An Internet Consultant's Views, Thoughts, and Suggestions!
Ozdachs offers a discussion of tech-related topics based on our experience designing websites, helping organizations use social media and Internet marketing. These comments are our opinions and views, and your comments are welcome!
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Security Warnings and the Boy Who Cried “Wolf!”
There are real problems on the Internet with real bad guys trying to trick you. But, too often the warnings about certificates remind me a little boy crying, "Wolf!"
I Met Etsy and Survived
One of my clients, Barbara Sebastian, is an artist and she journeys from show to show, displaying her pottery and other works of art. Periodically she sends me updates to her show calendar and I post them to her old tech website. We have done this for several years. But not now in the COVID-19 world!
There aren’t any in-person art shows in California. They’ve been postponed or cancelled.
It’s a scary time for artists who make money showing off their work at live gigs around the state. There are no appreciative crowds wandering through booths on lazy weekend afternoons, impulsively — or studiously — buying an elegant jar, teapot, or mural.
Raven Loves Persimmons Teapot
by Barbara Sebastian
See it on Etsy
Collaborating on a New Website
I am delighted that we went live Thursday with a website that showcases a new, important documentary film. UNSETTLED, SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA tells the stories of queer refugees and asylum seekers who had to flee their home country due to persecution and try to settle in San Francisco.
What made this website different from a development point of view is that the clients were filmmakers. They’re filmmakers with excellent design sense and ideas of how they […]
So, You Want to “Do” Social Media!
I believe its a great idea for small businesses to participate in social media. Being on Facebook and a few other social media spots is expected by potential clients, and you can get more business by participating online.
Of course, “social media” is a broad category. When a potential clients asks me if I can help them, my first response is, “Yes!” And, then my expectation setting and question asking begins.
The major caution I have is that like most other things on the Internet, social media participation offers only incremental benefit to most businesses. It can help, a bit.
But, it’s unlikely that your killer Instagram photograph is going to go viral and prompt 100,000 people to call and want to buy your service.
It could happen, but it’s not likely that you’re going to be an international Internet meme. Rather, if you spend a fair amount of […]
The Cobbler’s Children Get New Shoes
Our business website looked great when it went live in 2002. It was modern, clean, quick-to-load, and full-featured. We did updates and edits throughout the years, but the basic layout and functionality was rooted in standards and technology of the early new century.
The original home page is shown on the right (and click on the picture to go to the actual old site).
But, we’re not in 2002 anymore. It was way past time to create an updated Ozdachs.biz, and we were happy to go live with a new look in early July.
Here are 4 major changes we made… and ones you should consider doing, if your site is 16, 10, or even 6 years old!
Responsive design means that your site responds (displays) differently depending upon the layout and […]