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Development

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

One stop for all your web development and hosting needs.

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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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Professional Services

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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Northern Colorado Credit Union Launches New Website

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Congratulations to Northern Colorado Credit Union for launching their new site! Complete with ATM and Branch locators, easy links to become a member and apply for a loan, featured rates, and site search, this new site blends functionality with ease of access to create a great member experience. Check it out here!

WordPress Year In Review

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It’s that time of year where every website publishes their year end retrospectives.  Here’s some interesting stats I saw about WordPress in 2019 (from hostingtribunal.com)

 

  • WordPress powers 34% of the internet in 2019, a 4% rise from the previous year.
  • If you count only the CMS-built sites, then about 60% of them are WordPress
  • Over 400 million people visit WordPress sites each month
  • 28% of all e-commerce goes through WooCommerce (a popular WordPress Plugin)
  • 281 new WooCommerce shops appear on average every day
  • 661 WordPress sites also pop up daily

As you know, WordPress is CU*Answers Web Services’ platform of choice due to its ease of use and flexibility.

 

Intro to Web Development Course (Free)

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Recently Web Services has been working with Credit Union staff who are aspiring web developers.  It’s great seeing our clients get more tech savvy.

This particular article came across my news feed this week and I wanted to share it.  It looks like a good set of fundamentals for what a web professional does every day.

I have not read the entire series (it’s pretty long), but I definitely like the metaphor describing what is being taught in this series:

Creating a website is like building a house.  You need tools:  your editor, your browsers, your command line.  You need building materials: HTML language.  And then you want to make it look nice:  CSS, JavaScript and Images.  (From the Overview).

Check out this series.  It will give you some insight into what we do every day as web developers, or if you are an aspiring developer, it’s a nice series to get your started on the basics.

Intro to Web Development by Brian Holt

Network Maintenance Dec. 17

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On Tuesday morning, December 17th, from 1:00 – 6:00 AM ET, we will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to the following services:

  • It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking
  • Hosted web/mail sites and cuanswers.com
  • It’s My Biz 247 online banking

All Hosted WordPress sites Updated to Latest 5.3 release

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As part of your WordPress Managed hosting with CU*Answers Web Services, we have automatically updated all websites to the latest WordPress 5.3 release.  This helps keeps your website secure and tracking along with the other system level components.  CU*Answers Web Services regularly updates your WordPress core and plugin files.

With WordPress 5.3 you will notice cosmetic updates to the WordPress Dashboard, including some changes that improve accessibility.  Other notable improvements are updates to the Gutenberg editor (which we’re exploring with a few clients) and large image handling.  The large image handling will certainly help some client website’s performance if they are unable to optimize their banner images before uploading.

For more behind the scenes details, check out WP Tavern’s coverage of WordPress 5.3.

Toro Federal Credit Union Website Gets New Look


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Congratulations to Toro Federal Credit Union for launching their new site! Complete with live chat, easy links to become a member and apply for a loan, events calendar, and site search, this new site blends functionality with ease of access to create a great member experience. Check it out here!