development

HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Content, Search Engines, web browsers, mobile devices...web development is a complex process.

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hosting

Web hosting requires a lot of trust. Trust with your files, messages, and information. You already trust us with your priceless member data; trust us with your web data as well. Our hosting is rock solid, with state-of-the-art servers and around the clock monitoring.

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website updates

Web Services Professionals will manage your web site updates. You simply provide the content and we'll optimize it, test it and publish it. Avoid the hassle of managing HTML and browser compatibility. Let our professionals do it for you.

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Screen Resolutions 2015 Edition

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When I started at CU*Answers nearly 10 years ago, our web site designs targeted an 800×600 browser size. This was considered the standard at the time. This meant that we considered the viewable space on any monitor with the web browser at full screen as 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall.

Over the years, the best practice moved to 1024×768 resolution and many sites were designed with this in mind. If you can picture these dimensions in your head, and relate them to TVs, you’ll notice they are the older square shape of TVs. It’s nearly impossible to find these now. TVs, and likewise computer monitors have moved to the wider letterbox, rectangular shape like cinema movie screens. Read More »

Lakes Community CU Website Redesign Launch

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Congratulations to Lakes Community Credit Union on the launch of their new site design. The new design utilizes WordPress with Site Control and includes responsive support for mobile devices, CO-OP ATM Locator, the Online Banking Widget, and featured rates. Check out the new site design today at https://www.lakescommunitycu.org/

Hanesbrand CU Website Launch

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Congratulations to Hanesbrand Credit Union on the launch of their new site design. The new design utilizes WordPress with Site Control and includes Featured Rates, modern full-sized banners, and site search. Check out the new site design today at http://www.hbicu.org/

Network Maintenance 3/8

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On Sunday afternoon, March 8, from 1 – 7 PM ET, we will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to the following services:

  • CU*Talk audio response and our phone system
  • CU*CheckViewer check images
  • eDOC applications
  • Hosted web/mail/ FTP sites and cuanswers.com
  • AnswerBook
  • MoveIT
  • CU*Spy

Taunton Federal Credit Union Website Refresh

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Congratulations to Taunton Federal Credit Union on the launch of their new site design. The new design uses WordPress with Site Control and includes a mobile site with a fresh, new look. Check out the Taunton Federal Credit Union’s custom website design today at http://tauntonfcu.com/

Network Maintenance 2/26

maintenanceOn Thursday evening, February 26, from 10-12 PM ET, we will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to the following services:

  • CU*CheckViewer check images
  • Image Vaults
  • Hosted web/mail sites and cuanswers.com
  • AnswerBook
  • CU*Spy
  • Lender Web Services

Research on Rotating Banners on your Website

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Carousels, or rotating banner ads on your website is a pretty common request from our clients. The general thought is its a way to create information density in a small piece of real estate, as well as, a way to show different content and appear freshly updated.

However, many usability experts call the rotating banner a no-no because of its usability problems, SEO (search engines don’t index image content), and lack of engagement from visitors (many web visitors are banner-blind and don’t even look at banner ads.)

Smashing Magazine did some pretty extensive research into carousels and their pros and cons. The end result? It’s not cut and dry whether they are beneficial or not. Like all things marketing, it depends on your audience and your goals. Smashing Magazine’s article focuses on mobile and ecommerce specifically.

Read the article on Smashing Magazine.