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An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations
August 22, 2017
Can a website get worn out? That may seem like an odd question, but it's worth asking. Stay with me. Let's make a comparison. Suppose you could buy just one car and drive it for the rest of your life. No major maintenance or repairs—just fuel it up and drive. Sounds pretty good, right—especially if you're imagining a now-classic car worth a hefty price. But the reality is that you'd probably be puttering down the road in something like this boxy '57 station wagon, with people passing you and yelling at you for holding up traffic. (Disclaimer: I disavow any knowledge of the origin of this picture, taken right after dad bought this car, or of those weird-looking kids in the back.) Even if the car didn't wear out, it couldn't keep up—not with today's traffic, not with what today's cars have to offer, and certainly not with today's style. Your website may not be keeping up. Cars have changed. Technology has changed even more! Look at just a few of the most important changes—the reasons why your website may need an upgrade. Then we'll look at a few simple ways you can check your website to see whether an upgrade is needed.
July 25, 2017
A non-profit needs a unique kind of website.     Each non-profit is different, but most of them need to . . . Raise awareness Recruit volunteers Promote communication Publicize events Raise funds So a non-profit website must be multifunctional; it requires greater versatility than most business or corporate sites.
June 22, 2017
Drupal is a content management system (CMS), a set of software applications and programs used to create and manage digital content. Drupal isn't the easiest system for developers to learn or use, but we're convinced it delivers the best results for our customers. Why we choose Drupal 1. Security Drupal developers are dedicated to high-quality, standards-based code. Every line of code in the Drupal core is "meticulously scrutinized" and revised "dozens, if not hundreds" of times to meet quality and security standards. What does that mean for you? We develop your website to the highest standards of quality and security. We're familiar with other CMS options; we've had to solve security problems on sites built with some of them. We trust Drupal. So do Cisco, Dartmouth, Harvard,  Pinterest, The Red Cross, The United Nations World Food Programme, and thousands of....
May 5, 2017
This is going to sound like heresy. Stay with me. The WannaCry ransomware attack may have been a good thing. It delivered a diagnosis we desperately needed to hear—but nobody wanted to hear. We have an extreme case of vulnerability. The big question is whether or not we'll do what's necessary to cure it. In a couple of ways, WannaCry was unique. It was a global attack. Its primary targets were large corporate or government networks. And the ransom price was small: first $300 in bitcoin, later raised to $600.
April 21, 2017
Has your website looked in the mirror lately? Imagine this scenario: You meet some colleagues for a business lunch. After the meal, you slip into the restroom and see your reflection in the mirror. But the person staring back at you looks 10 to 15 years older than you remember. Your face is smudged, and your shirt is disheveled. In fact, all of your clothing looks like it went out of style more than a decade ago! Imagine the embarrassment as you suddenly realize how you must have looked to your colleagues!
March 16, 2017
This one might even save a life! At Covenant, we do more than just build websites. We believe that every website should have a goal. So we ask questions to help you define what success looks like for your site. What process will it simplify? What problem will it solve? That goal becomes our focus. Our top priority.
December 6, 2016
Does your church need a website?

The mission of the church is unchanging: "Go into all the world" (Mark 16:16 NLT). But our world has changed: much of our activity and communication now happens in the digital world.

August 29, 2016

Use Great Content To Boost Website Traffic

We work hard to develop great websites for our clients, and we want to make sure those sites keep working hard for you with great SEO, top Page Rank, and a Customer Conversion Rate that builds your business. When your website first goes online, it sparkles! Hopefully though, your business has grown and changed. And Google has changed too, altering its algorithms in ways that may significantly impact your page rank and ultimately your CCR.

March 27, 2014
SEO is simultaneously one of the most important and least understood parts of building a good website.  There is no shortage of companies out there claiming they know all of the secrets to getting to the top spot on Google search results, but SEO really is not that complicated to do well if you follow just a few basic principles.
January 14, 2014
We have been in a little series about website bugs. We have already talked about how to identify bugs on your website and we have discussed some examples. But now, here is a good list of what you should do when you find a bug on your website...