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Website Security Made Easy

As an end-of-the-year initiative, Cygnet Midwest is auditing and increasing the security of our client’s websites. Hacking is on the rise, with major corporations announcing hacked systems seemingly every week. It’s imperative to keep your website safe and secure. Here are some steps you can take to improve your sites security: Add a SSL certificate […]

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The World Wide Web

Today is World Wide Web day! What started with a vision for universality and connectivity, quickly turned into one of the largest platforms of communication used today.                 In 1989, British scientist, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. The Web was originally developed to aid in information sharing between scientists at universities around the world. […]

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DISASTER CAN STRIKE YOUR WEBSITE AT ANY TIME!

Prevent disaster and achieve peace of mind with one of Cygnet Midwest’s Web Site Continuity Care Plans. Available for any platform, including: WordPress, other Content Management Systems, and static sites. Your site is crucial to your business. With security issues, hackers trying to break-in and software updates, your site needs to be managed to run […]

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How NOT to Build Your HTML Emails

HTML email design and coding can be tricky. Support for web standards in email programs is sketchy at best. Imagine today’s email programs like browsers were in the late 90′s. Yeah, not pretty. To code for HTML email your best bet is to build as if you are building a site in 90′s: use tables […]

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Target.com Missed the Bullseye… by a Mile

Last August, Target.com launched an epic web site redesign. (It was dubbed internally as “Everest” if that gives you any idea of the size of the undertaking.) They dumped Amazon[1], who they had partnered with for a decade on e-commerce, and brought all of their e-commerce pieces under their own control. Obviously, it was a […]

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