Category: Web Development

DMARC and how it affects your email

DMARC, which stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance”, is an email authentication, policy, and reporting protocol. It builds on the widely deployed SPF and DKIM protocols, adding linkage to the author (“From:”) domain name, published policies for recipient handling of authentication failures, and reporting from receivers to senders, to improve and monitor protection of the domain from fraudulent email.

Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance is the latest and greatest advance in email authentication. But, like SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail), it’s sometimes misunderstood. That’s why we’re dedicating the last post of our three-part email authentication series to explaining how it works, and why it matters.

Custom email address

Why you should use a custom email address

Yes, it is long past the point of being a suggestion to ditch the free email addresses and create a custom email address. Now, the gamble you take by refusing to get a domain email address is the same as making your call card addressable to ‘I’munprofessional@gmail.com’.

To completely understand why it is so important, you must realize that getting your business a domain website and a custom email address is like the suit you’ll wear to see the board of directors or that prospective sponsor, it shows the length you’re willing to go to bring the name and brand of your business into the light. Here are a few arguments that further confirm this decision as the right move.

Psychology of design

Establishing trust between your business and your users

In order to be successful in the fast-paced world business, it is essential to have a high-quality website with a design that people can connect with and trust. Establishing trust between your business and your users can help to have your incoming traffic act and behave to your expectations. Trust doesn’t come easy, especially with digital scams, identify theft, and fraudulent schemes. Because of this, it is important that your website has a clear purpose and tells people what they need to know in an easy and presentable way.

A good example of high-quality websites that instill trust in their visitors is those from local Port Charlotte businesses created by Vontainment. Their websites use color, visuals, and negative space in a way that conveys in an easy to understand manner what their businesses are about and how they can help their customers. Check out our portfolio and see for yourself what we can do for you!

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Website and social media integration

When creating a complete online presence one of the most important aspects is integrating your website and social media into one branded presence. Sharing posts, pictures, messaging, between platforms and using your website as a central station to your online world. With website social media integration you can take your Port Charlotte business to the next level.

Local businesses here lack great online presences. For such a little investment you can be ahead of your competition. With a great website and social media presence, you can create brand trust and stand out in the Port Charlotte, North Port, Punta Gorda area. With a website and social media integration, you can take that presence to the next level and guarantee to be on the top of the competition.

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Online invoices and payments to empower your business

You can Empower your Port Charlotte business w/ online invoices and payments. Making your life less about chasing payments and more about getting work done. The future of business and payments are here. We can accept credit cards and checks on our phones. For many types of businesses like lawn care or landscaping, this is fantastic. Then there are other types of businesses that invoice customers. Imagen merging these systems into your website!

Modern Web Design

2019 Web Design Trends

Hard to believe, but 2019 means we’re heading into the final chapter of the decade. The internet has grown and changed a lot in the past ten years: we’ve seen the reign of mobile, the introduction of AR, VR, AI, AMP, and many other acronyms. As exciting as all of this new technology has been, where we really see and feel these changes are in 2019 web design trends.

Designers have an … anxious … relationship with the idea of trends. On one hand, following the crowd feels wrong — after all, isn’t creativity doing anything but what everyone else is doing? To this line of thinking, the only value in knowing what’s trendy is knowing what you’re pushing against. You can’t simply do the opposite of a trend, of course. But knowing what the trends are making it easier to subtly comment on and/or critique them.

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Port Charlotte Small Business Websites Are Vital

Port Charlotte small business websites are vital to your survival. Running your own business is no easy task, and your to-do-list is guaranteed to never end. This said you shouldn’t use this as an excuse to take short cuts when it comes to having online visibility. Beginning with your website, it’s vital to position yourself online with a strong, professional destination that gives customers the impression you mean business and the motivation to want to engage more with your business. With this in mind, consider these five reasons why having a strong website is important.

Let’s face it – we live in a world where people Google before they shop, visit online review sites like Yelp before they buy and “check-in” via Facebook as they go about their days. Because of this, you want your first impression to be the best it can be. Beginning with your website, consumers are passing judgment and making decisions about whether or not they will even visit your store, restaurant or office. They’re likely to dismiss you entirely, as well, should they believe your website doesn’t reflect the kind of experience your business – or a business like yours – should offer.

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Port Charlotte’s online business presence

Port Charlotte has a thriving economy driven by seasonal residents and tourists. With so many new projects in workds from Murdock Village to the Allegiant Air Resort driving new business and money into the area. 2019 is the time to invest in your online presence.

You want a site that drives interaction and encourages reviews. A website that you don’t have to spend your time on. You want the wow factor, great functionality, and affordable price. SEO, search engine submission, directory listings, graphic design, logos, and more.

Port Charlotte businesses have a lot to gain from a professionally designed online presence. Check out our online branding and see what we can do for you.

Great SEO Tactics

The 10 Most Important SEO Tips You Need to Know

A lot has changed in the world of search engine optimization. However, certain fundamental principles remain unchanged. For example, targeting keywords with the sole intent of improving organic rankings no longer works with search engines, but keywords are still essential.

Beyond getting SEO juice, keywords reveal a lot more about users and what they’re struggling with.

With so many SEO techniques, it’s become almost impossible to determine which ones to stick to and which you can safely ignore.

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New Design For Christine Cristina

We just worked on a wonderful eCommerce site for an independent author Christine Cristina. She wanted a site to showcase her new book as well as make digital downloads and physical purchases. Her site features a full blog, E-store, and several pages of information. All designed in a clean modern and responsive experience. There isn’t …