development

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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Network Maintenance February 18th

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On Tuesday morning, February 18th, 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

New Microsoft Edge Update

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Web Browser are constantly changing and last week we had a big change from Microsoft. The new version of Microsoft Edge uses the same rendering engine as Google’s Chrome. That means that websites viewed in the newest Microsoft Edge browser will look more like they are viewed in Google Chrome versus how they look in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 11.

You may not notice that your website actually looks a little different in each browser, but our web developers do. We spend a fair amount of time creating websites that are as close to standard compliant as possible because it is our belief that all web browsers are working towards the standards. Long term, this reduces maintenance. It also helps with conforming to WCAG accessibility guidelines.

Our developer’s spend time checking your website in the major browsers, notably during new website builds, but also when making larger maintenance updates to your site. In general, we only support the last 2 major versions of the major browsers, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer 11 (that counts as 2). For what it’s worth, Microsoft doesn’t even want you to use Internet Explorer anymore if you don’t have to.

We’ve already been looking at your sites in the new Microsoft Edge browser, so as it rolls out to everyone’s workstations over the next few weeks your site is already set.

Read more about what to expect with Microsoft Edge

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