Yearly Archives: 2017


Black Cap Design Supports Our Community
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We believe it is important to support our community.  In addition to volunteering on the Board of the Women’s Business Network and providing Web evaluation to a national program for career practitioners, we also sponsor local events by providing support with their websites. For the second year in a row we will be sponsoring the International Women’s Day Conference by providing website design, development and hosting services.  The IWD Peterborough website is an e-commerce site where tickets are available to… continue reading Black Cap Design Supports Our Community

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WordPress is still the go-to CMS
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We have been designing and developing websites using WordPress for 8 years now and it continues to be the CMS of choice.  This infographic from Matt Banner says it all: http://www.onblastblog.com/best-blogging-platforms/ Our clients continue to love WordPress because it includes blog functionality and they can make changes to content and images independently – and it is easy to customize.  People using e-commerce also like the ability to add products and change pricing on their own. We love WordPress because it… continue reading WordPress is still the go-to CMS

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Moving to SSL – Increased Website Security and Better SEO
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Google and WordPress have made it their mission to secure the Web.  In the “old days” – before 2016, the only way to secure a website – and encrypt data transfer – was to purchase a costly SSL certificate.  That also meant purchasing a dedicated IP address, which ruled out cost-effective shared hosting.  Then, in 2016, a company called “Let’s Encrypt” developed a system to enable SSL without the need for a dedicated IP address.  Google and WordPress both quickly… continue reading Moving to SSL – Increased Website Security and Better SEO

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