In the realm of web interface design, there is a constant game of tug-of-war between creativity and usability. On one hand everyone wants to build a beautiful site that stands out from the crowd...

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Ten Tips for Building a User-Friendly Website

User friendly web design is as the name suggests – friendly or easy for people to use, navigate, find information, and know where to go. Today’s users have high expectations when it comes to website...
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Build an In-House Team or Partner with a Web Development Agency?

Many of our clients have been faced with the decision as to whether they should manage and maintain their website internally or have a professional web development agency like CommonPlaces manage it...
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5 Tips To Improve Your Website's Accessibility

Web development projects  and conversations can be complex, focusing on topics like technology used, clear branding, engaging content, responsive design, and custom functionality. One aspect that is...
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Six Common Misconceptions About Website Security

Do you know your way around your website’s security better than a hacker? This is a real question to consider because hackers are out there, and they’re sneaky. They know their way around the world...
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What is Cybersecurity?

The past few years have shown an accelerated increase in security breaches and attacks, especially for those in the healthcare, financial, and pharmaceutical industry. With the volume of such attacks...
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Does Changing Website Hosting Affect SEO?

The decision to switch to a new website hosting company often comes with many benefits, and so we would assume that it would also positively impact our site’s SEO – our visibility across search...
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What to Look For in the WCAG 2.2: June 2022 Release

Updates to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Scheduled to be finalized in September of 2022, WCAG 2.2 covers the latest updates from the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web...
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The Crumble of The Third-Party Cookie: Google's Upcoming Cookie Ban

If you’re anything like us, and keep up on online marketing news, you may have caught the buzz of Google’s plan to ban third party cookies. While this may seem like quite a setback for your marketing...
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Intranet vs. Customer Portal – What is the Difference?

Sometimes the terms “Web Portal” or “Customer Portal” and “Company Intranet” can get lost in translation when working on a web development project for your business. We are here to guide you, and...
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What's the Difference Between Website Hosting & Website Maintenance?

Website hosting services provide a “home” for your site to live so that visitors can come to see it – comparable to a chunk of land with a house and a street address. 
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Should My Business Create a Customer Portal Website?

What do non-profit and community-based organizations, local businesses, and e-commerce businesses all have in common? They can all benefit from creating a branded membership website. While non-profit...