Month: August 2013

27 Aug 2013

How Web Designers Tune Up Computers

When you are designing websites, the last thing you need is a slow computer. The programs used in building website are rather large, complex systems and can tax most any computer. Programs like Dreamweaver (the preferred webpage editor) and Photoshop (one of the most popular image editors) use a lot of system resources. Smart designers will therefore take a little time, now and then, to give their machine a tune up. One of the coolest tools to make a tune up fast and easy is called CCleaner. Although they have a Professional version for $24.95, the regular version is free! You can get yours here; and it does all these things – For your computer system; Windows – Empties Recycle Bin, removes Recent Documents, Removes unneeded temporary files and Log files. Registry Cleaner  – Advanced features removes unused and old registry entries that can slow down performance. For your browsers; Internet Explorer – Removes unneeded temporary files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat. Firefox – Removes unneeded temporary files, history, cookies, download…

20 Aug 2013

How to Reduce Your Spam

Here at Profit Gate’s hosting service, we have a Spam Filter called “Spam Assassin”, right on our servers. This filters over 90% of all spam before it reaches our clients (and me). Even so, there is so much of this annoying junk on the net, that even the 10% getting past our filter is sometimes too much. When I saw over 100 spam emails a day, I got mad. How mad? Mad enough to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. If you’re with me on this, and mad enough to invest a little of your time, read on. By spending 15 – 20 minutes a day for several days in a row, I managed to cut my spam down to 20 or 30 a day. What a difference! (Forget about stopping all of it – that ain’t gonna happen, sorry.) There are two types of “spam” emails – the legal and the illegal. You can greatly reduce your level of spam by attacking these systematically. But each type of spam…

12 Aug 2013

U.S. Web Design Industry 2013

August  2013 By Dan Lewis – Bio From 2008 to 2013, the Web Design Services industry has exploded due to the increase in broadband connections and the rise of mobile users. In addition, there has been a rise in demand for web services caused by a shift in business behavior toward using the Internet versus other media in their marketing. And, with the proliferation of smartphones, the demand for mobile-friendly websites is growing very fast. According to IBISWorld, the Web Design Services industry revenue has grown to over $20 Billion a year, and is increasing by an average of 2.7% annually. While there are some large corporations involved in this industry, small companies and freelance people dominate the majority in the U.S. The total number of web design businesses in the U.S. is currently at 116,528. The total number employed is 207,419. That means the average company in this industry employs less than 2 individuals. Over the next five years, IBISWorld estimates a continued growth…

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