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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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website updates

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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Fun Website Facts

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This is just a fun article from Forbes.com about interesting statistics about the Internet and websites.

Here are some of my favorites:

1. There are about 1.09 billion websites on the internet in 2024

12. In North America, 45% of web traffic comes from mobile devices

36. It takes three months on average to design a website with basic features

40. WordPress is the most popular CMS, housing 43% of the internet’s websites

There are a bunch of gems in this list.  Read the full article at Forbes.com.

 

Network Maintenance – Tuesday, May 21

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On Tuesday morning, May 21st, from 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET, CU*Answers Network Services will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to our website and email hosting.

Improving the Security of your Website: Website Generated Emails and Spam

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Spam email has been a hot topic lately.  Google and Yahoo! both recently implemented new policies to help reduce the amount of spam getting into inboxes.

CU*Answers has been adjusting email policies and processes to conform to these guidelines and update clients to best practices.  You can follow these changes in the CU*Answers Kitchen.

To assist in this process, CU*Answers Web Services recently made a change to how email sent from your website is generated.  Previously, your website might have sent email from any number of domain names (the part after the @ symbol in the email address.)  This can cause several different problems.

Starting this May, the CU*Answers Web Services hosting servers will now automatically set valid email headers and sender envelope address for outgoing mail from domains to reduce chances of being treated as spam.  That means that emails generated from your website will now be changes to appear to be coming from your own domain name.  This aligns with SPF and DKIM policies.  If CU*Answers does not host your DNS and you have not set up these DKIM policies, you may contact us for DKIM DNS entries for the webservers.

Please reach out to CU*Answers Web Services if you have any questions or concerns.

Greenwood Municipal Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

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Greenwood Municipal Federal Credit Union launched a new website today! The new website is designed with modern devices in mind. It is responsive and displays well on all types of computers, tablets and phones making it easy to use no matter how you view it. The site includes quick access to It’s Me 247 online banking, rotating banners for current promotions, featured rates, a financial literacy section, news, testimonials and a resources section all on the home page. The new site will make it easy for members and potential members to find the information they need quickly. Take a look at the new website for Greenwood Municipal FCU: https://www.gm-fcu.org/

10 Common Accessibility Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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The accessibility of your website continues to be an important aspect of managing your website.  Your website should be available to as many visitors as possible, and it should be easy for that visitor to find the information they seek.  The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are designed to standardize rules that make your website as accessible as possible.

Luckily, following best web development practices makes this easier.  This article on DEV.to highlights 10 common accessibility mistakes and also shows how to address them.  Some of these can be a little technical as they jump into the HTML code that makes up your website.

Need help with accessibility and your website?  CU*Answers Web Services has an accessibility expert on staff and we offer a recurring program that evaluates your websites for common mistakes.  These reviews even go beyond accessibility, we also look at general web hygiene for search engine optimization (SEO) and other topics.

Want to learn more about accessibility, the CU*Answers Web Services team has published several articles on CUSO Magazine. Here are some recent articles:

Network Maintenance – Tuesday, April 16

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On Tuesday morning, April 16th, from 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET, CU*Answers Network Services will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to our website and email hosting.