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When you are in a position where you have to troubleshoot something for someone, you have to reply on the information they give you in order to bring about a solution.

Not always easy is it?

Less technical users often have a hard time communicating to you critical information that you need in order to help them.

Most of the troubleshooting we do is for website and web applications.

The questions we often need customers to provide us are:

  • What is my operating system?
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Get the best WordPress hosting for your website – Special offer for FDG Web customers!

Use this WPEngine coupon code for 3 free months of hosting on three of their most popular plans.

WP Engine Coupon Code Details:

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Bonus – Get Genesis Framework & StudioPress Themes free.

 

When you sign up for a WP Engine plan, you receive the Genesis Framework and 36 StudioPress Themes free.

Sample Web Design & Development Project Work plan & Methodology

Web Design Project Methodology:

The following is an example description of our methodology for developing projects and executing the services we sell to our clients as well as the communication channels used to ensure clear, effective communication at every level.

Phase I:  Project Inception

Creation of Work Plan & Clarification of Project Goals by FDG Web staff.

To understand the business case and needs behind the individual specifications listed, we must return to our clients a work plan. The work plan is not merely a reiteration of the specifications, rather it is the mapping of the proposed solutions and how they will meet the client’s goals for each phase of development.…

How to use Shopify Product Collections & Tags

Shopify Product Collections & Tags

Product tags allow you to create Collections to organize, sort, and display products. Use the tags to thoroughly describe each product. A Collection then allows you to group products using the tags. To view and edit collections navigate to:

Shopify Dashboard → Products → Collections

Each tag name needs to be a standalone description. Each product normally uses multiple tags. From the Shopify dashboard navigate to ProductsProducts (then select a specific product) → Tags to display and edit the product tags.…

System Administrator & SysAdmin Interview Questions – Sample question and answer.

As outsourced CTO’s we often get called on to interview System Administrators on behalf of our clients. The following is a series of questions & potential answers you may find helpful if you are planning to interview someone or in turn be interviewed for such a position.

Keep in mind that many of these questions do not have an exact answer – so to help you we’ve also tried to explain the methodology & rationale behind the types of answers you should be looking for.…

The easiest way to edit videos with iMovie and post them to Youtube

How to edit videos with iMovie and post them to Youtube

The following is a quick overview on how to shoot, edit and upload videos to Youtube.  Covered in this video you will find a tutorial and screen-captures for using some of the most common tools for video production work.

Including:

  • How to light and shoot a video using ring-lights and a neutral backdrop.
  • How to edit, combine and finalize you videos for publishing in iMovie.
  • Transparent formats, PNGs and how to overlay graphics on top of your videos.

Seattle WordPress Developers – Case Studies and Projects

As a WordPress Development Agency located just out side of Seattle, we work with a large number of Seattle-based companies and agencies.

A few WordPress Projects have included:

WordPress Custom Plugin Development

National Dialogue Network, Seattle, WA – Opinionnaire® WordPress Plugin

Opinionnaire® Survey analysis and Fast Forum® reports is a plugin that calculates an innovative survey metric known as the “Polarization-Consensus Rating” (PC-Rating™), originally created by Richard J. Spady in the 1970s and now adapted for WordPress by his son John I.…

How to import or migrate CS-Cart products into Volusion.

In this article we will cover the quick and east way to import or migrate your CS-Cart products into Volusion eCommerce system.

Importing CS-Cart products into Volusion

First, you will need to export all of your CS Cart products with all of the fields your product requires.

This includes:

  • features
  • options
  • extra images
  • detail and thumbnail image paths

Map those products to Volusion products and import. It is assumed that you have already set up options/attributes and features in your new Volusion catalog so you can map the data in a one-to-one fashion.…

Case Study: HIPAA Web Development: Delta Dental – CAKEPHP

Enterprise myDentalScorehttps://emds.previser.com

myDentalScore (mDS) is an online risk assessment tool that a user can use to generate oral disease risk and health scores based on information they know about themselves. It is designed to help patients understand their need for professional care and to raise their “dental IQ” so they will be more receptive to improving oral health. After completing the assessment, patients are encouraged to print out their report and share it with their dentist.

The Problem:

Our client wanted a way to manage all mDS sites in a central location for better control, easier management, lower maintenance and enhanced security.…

What is Configuration Management in Software Development?

What is Configuration Management?

Configuration management (CM) is a systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.

Configuration Management Process – where does it fit?

Configuration management fits within an organizational hierarchy and connects the entire business life cycle, not just Software Development and Delivery.  

 What problems do Configuration Management solutions solve?

  • Problems with standardization. (Check & report on configurations & issues across an enterprise.