development

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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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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CSS – A Staple in Website Development

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CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, is fundamental to customizing your website. It determines everything from colors, to layouts, to hover effects. Learn CSS! is a great source for getting started with CSS and the concepts involved, as well as providing code and examples of how it is used on a website.

Internet Explorer is Done in 2022

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It’s been in use for more than 25 years, but next year, Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer. The aging web browser has largely been unused by most consumers for years, but Microsoft is putting the final nail in the Internet Explorer coffin in June, 2022.

We’ve been reporting on this for a while, but Microsoft finally set a date for the end of Internet Explorer.  Internet Explorer use has been waning for years and this change should not affect our credit union websites very much.  Checking traffic statistics today, I see that Internet Explorer accounts for 2.3% of all traffic for the last year.  It’s not nothing, but its not very much in the big picture.

Read more at The Verge.

Tahquamenon Area Credit Union Launches New Website


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Congratulations to Tahquamenon Area Credit Union for launching their new site! Complete with a bold new design, featured rates, eye-catching banners, and site search, this new site blends functionality with ease of access to create a great member experience. Check it out here!

Are You Being Safe Online?

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Cybersecurity knowledge is crutial in this day and age. Every day people are being scammed, having their accounts stolen, and dealing with malware or other computer infections. Luckily, the CU*Answers Web Services team is here to educate and prepare you for potential attacks when you’re online. CU*Secure is our informational website composed of thousands of helpful posts littered with additional sources for more information. Stop by, you might learn something new!

Introduction to Web Accessibility

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Web accessibility was a really hot topic for our clients a few years ago.  It cooled down in during the pandemic, but recently we’ve started fielding some more questions and interest in the topic.  The other day I came across this article that offers a decent introduction into all the things you need to consider.

Web accessibility – often abbreviated as a11y – means creating a website that anyone, no matter what their physical, cognitive or other abilities currently are.  This is what makes this concept so difficult, because its entirely open ended with no boundaries.  CU*Answers Web Services, like most places, follows W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines when looking for conformance.  Note, we use the word conforming to the guidelines, this is not currently a compliance issue.

It’s overwhelming.  This article offers an introduction to web accessibility and addresses several of the common issues we see in our own scans of our client sites.  Hopefully reading this article gets you thinking about how you can make your own website more accessible to more members.  And remember, if you need help, CU*Answers Web Services offers our Web Quality Assurance Service that includes WCAG reporting.

Read the article on UXDesign.cc

First Trust Credit Union Launches New Website

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First Trust Credit Union recently launched a new website. The site features modern & responsive promotional banners. A responsive header area with search and prominent call to actions as well as a button to login to online banking. This site also includes an area displaying featured rates, client testimonials and blog posts for Credit Union news or promotions. Check it our here: https://www.firsttrustcu.com/