Flat Web Design

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Introduction to Flat Web Design There are quite a few ways to design a good looking website, with some approaches being more popular than others. Flat web design is currently a very popular design approach. Besides being used to design web sites, many people also use this approach to design mobile apps. Apple and Microsoft have adopted this design approach for the design of their...

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Birthday Sale!

Monday, November 11, 2013


Help us to celebrate Brian's special day. EMWD.com's owner, Brian Carpenter is turning an historic 46 this year. In celebration of this big event, EMWD is providing a sale of  HISTORIC  proportions. Let's get down to the details: The following prices will be available for NEW ORDERS ONLY on Thursday AND Friday, November 14-15th, 2013. Basic hosting:...

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The Elements of a Great Homepage

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


A homepage is the most important page on your website. A good homepage provides a description of your services and business, provides easy to use navigation so that people can access the rest of your website, and also provides the first impression that people will get of your website, and often your business. It is very important to have a well designed and easy to use homepage that lets...

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Sitemaps: Benefits and Use

Friday, September 13, 2013


Introduction Any book containing a large number of topics or information will have what we call an index page. This index page assists in helping the reader find the information that they are looking for quickly. Websites, especially large ones, benefit from having such a function. However instead of calling this function an index, you would call it a Sitemap. 1. What is a Sitemap...

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Backups, whose responsibility is it?

Monday, August 26, 2013


At EMWD, we provide daily backups of all of our shared hosting and mailman clients. These backups are for our own disaster recovery purposes. We provide a method for our shared hosting clients to recover data from these backups via cPanel. However this is done as a courtesy only. We offer no guarantees or assurances for the integrity of your backed up data. It is the client's responsibility to...

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What Makes A Website Look Dated

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Introduction A website is essential for marketing your services in today's world because the internet has become such a large part of most people's lives. Websites are often the first impression your business will give. A dated website will give the impression that you don't care about your business, or that you are too busy to properly care for it.   Things to avoid:...

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Why You Should Hire a Web Developer

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


The Importance of Web  Sites Over 7 billion people are on the internet now-a-days, and most of them surf the web as part of their daily routine. It is absolutely essential for your business to have a website. It is incredibly convenient to search the web for whatever service you need. If your business does not have a website, then you are losing business. Websites make it easy for...

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Social Media Marketing

Monday, July 29, 2013


Websites are still important for marketing your services online, but they are no longer the only online presence you can use. Social media is ingrained in most people's lives; and with the rise of mobile devices, people are connected to their social media pages nearly 24/7. As a business owner, it becomes essential to have a presence in social media. The best part is, it's all free. you can...

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The Imperative of Responsive Web Design

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I have been designing web sites for over 14+years now. About 10 years ago I made a commitment to design according to the W3C standards for html. I am glad I made that decision. It has allowed me to keep up to date with the changes with HTML and CSS. The changes that came with html5 and CSS3 allowed designers to approach website design with a responsive approach. This approach addressed the...

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AOL Changes Adversely Affects Some Clients

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


AOL has made a change to way it is filtering incoming mail. This change has adversely affected some of our clients, especially those who are running some very active mailman lists. You can read more about these changes at the following URL: http://postmaster-blog.aol.com/2013/05/06/new-spam-filtering/ It is important that you read the comments made to this blog post. AOL acknowledges in...

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