Armand Gilbert Web

Welcome to AG Web Design Our company combines affordable, inventive graphic design, e-commerce development, database programming, web multimedia and integrated marketing strategies to create dynamic web solutions for online businesses. We specialize in building functional and attractive sites which are results-oriented and cost-effective for our clients. Regardless of...

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Avoiding Chargebacks

Chargebacks are a costly hassle for small businesses. They can happen for any number of reasons ranging from fraud, to dissatisfaction with the quality of good or service received. The process is designed to increase consumer confidence so it’s very easy for a credit card user to dispute a charge and the burden of proof to show that a customer has been rightfully...

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SEO for URLS Best Practices

The single most important decision you can make in terms of SEO is the choice of your Domain Name. After that the URL of your page content is probably the next most important SEO choice you have to make. URL is short for Universal Resource Locator, e.g. http://mysite.com/index.html.

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Phone Security

The most important thing to understand about security is that it is only good as your weakest link. And outside of gullible people, by far the weakest link in terms of security is the cell phone right next to you. This device is just INSANELY insecure. Think of it like a wide open personal computer you carry around in your pocket with access to all your important emails,...

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The .htaccess File

What the heck is .htaccess? A .htaccess (hypertext access) file is a directory-level configuration file supported by several web servers, that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration. They are placed inside the web tree, and are able to override a subset of the server’s global configuration for the directory that they are in, and all...

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Web Design Scam

OK, I’m going to make this real simple. If you get an email with the following type of message following a request for web design, it is a scam. Hello, Thanks for your response, i am okay with the estimate and i wanna proceed so i will be depositing $2000 using credit card so work can commence ASAP, i understand the content for this site would be needed so as for...

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WooCommerce Product Post Tutorial

Posting a simple product is just that “simple.” The most technically difficult part of the procedure is posting a quality image of the product and making sure it’s been sized correctly. (I recommend Photoshop for this, although Pixlr will do in a pinch.) Anyway, on with the tutorial, STEP 1: Log into your WordPress control go to  ...

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MailChimp

I’ve set up a simple MailChimp Video Tutorial. This is an introduction to the procedure that is required to send an email to a subscriber list. I will be creating more advanced tutorials as time permits that will cover things like list management and automation later in the series. Note: If you are considering various bulk email solutions, I heartily recommend...

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Etiquette

etiquette n. 1. (Sociology) the customs or rules governing behaviour regarded as correct or acceptable in social or official life 2. (Sociology) a conventional but unwritten code of practice followed by members of any of certain professions or groups: medical etiquette. As a designer/developer I am often required it translate complex solutions into simple answers. To do...

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Outlook.com Email Setup

OK, folks there are a lot of different versions of Outlook “out there” and this one is specific to Microsoft’s Outlook.com. If you are looking for old school outlook email setup and configuration settings click here. Note: these settings are specific to my hosting plan but you should find this useful in most situations, just understand you should use...

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Rose Parade

Rose Parade 2014 Well folks, Happy New Year! Here some photos of the Parade from the balcony of my home/office on the corner of Colorado and Oak in Pasadena. It was lovely day, all and all a nice start to the next orbit around the sun. Hope you like, and feel free to share. Also please note the images are rather large so smaller screens may be a bit overwhelmed by the...

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Why Google Sucks

OK, so I’m officially shifting off to Bing. Why? you ask. Is it because Google is some huge awful corporate behemoth whose hydra like strangle hold on search is invading all aspects of our lives and privacy? Well that’s true, but no, that’s not the reason. The reason I’m dropping Google is because their search results are garbage. And the reason...

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