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Benefits of a Content Delivery Network

Website owners are constantly trying to improve their website for end users and if you’re in the process of improving your website, a content delivery network (CDN) is an area you need to pay attention to. So, what are content delivery networks? A CDN is a method of replicating your website files to cache servers all around the world. This means users receive your website files from the server closest to them and often times these servers are drastically faster than your host server.

One extra second of load time can lose a client and considering how affordable CDN solutions are these days, it’s well worth looking into implementing one of the many offerings into your website. Let’s look at why.

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Five Essential Elements When Designing a Website

The web design industry is constantly evolving and with it comes new and exciting technologies. The rise in popularity for technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3 have left designers open to lots of new possibilities in regards to designing websites. As the industry evolves, however, some essential factors in regards to design should always remain the same. Below I’ve listed five major elements that should be given special attention when designing and developing a website.

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What Is A Content Management System?

A common question I get asked is what a Content Management System is. Considering its somewhat intimidating name it tends to spark question with people looking to develop a website. In truth, a Content Management System (CMS) is one of the most useful tools you can have at your disposal if you plan on updating your website more than just occasionally.

A Content Management System is a piece of software that web developers install on web servers in place of traditional static websites that allows a user to update their website using a user friendly backend. Instead of static HTML files that proved tricky and messy to update, a CMS gives developers and just regular users much more freedom in regards to the initial development as well as updating their website after the initial setup.

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