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About RobertS

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    Lino Lakes, MN
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  1. The pop up warning "this site uses cookies" - this is required now as part of GDPR for US Based companies just in case someone in the EU visits the website? Or does an updated privacy policy suffice to pass the test?
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    SSL Install

    15 minute increments.
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    SSL Install

    So even though the SSL is free, it is still fair to charge for my time to "upgrade" existing client websites from http to https? I appreciate this feedback. I was waivering there for a moment. Let's hope my clients agree with you. Thank you again.
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    SSL Install

    Long question short - do you charge an existing client to migrate their website from http to https? Even with a "free" ssl certificate? Or is the expectation that existing clients are not charged for this service? Thoughts?
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    Do you drink coffee?

    Such a simple question and yet such a great response. Nicely done. To answer the question - yes. 3 glasses by 10 am (2/3 coffee, 1/3 milk and stevia sweetener). Iced coffee in summer is awesome! I used to have a Keurig by have switched to a pot due to volume. But no worries - I swear I am normal. :-) Does anyone watch the news about how coffee was bad for you, then it extended your life, now it contains chemicals that causes cancer? Can they make up their mind already?
  6. and I symbol in the browser bar is better than a big ugly warning landing page. But I suppose that might come later as well. I'd like to get this right the 1st time. Tell me, why Let's Encrypt over CloudFlare?
  7. Do you read this as Google noting sites w/o an ssl cert with a small warning in the browser bar or a major warning like when a website has malware on it (big red x on a landing page that says "warning - are you sure you want to continue?" https://blog.cloudflare.com/https-or-bust-chromes-plan-to-label-sites-as-not-secure/
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    RunBox as a website host

    What do you think of them as a host? Specifically for websites? Specifically WordPress websites? Worth it? Modern CPanel? Timely in responses to questions? My experience wasn't so good. #BlockedIpAfter3HoursWorkWithoutResolve #ThankfullyNotMyComputersFault
  9. 2 questions - what is the seo impact of moving from http to https (as well as moving a page from "/example.html" to /example/ via change in site structure). Also - what are your thoughts on adding an SSL via CloudFlare?
  10. For Linux Hosting, redirect https to http (non-cms / non-wordpress / non-ecommerce website), does the following look correct and in the correct order to work correctly: http to https then non-www to www and index.html to main url then page no found redirect RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mywebsite.com/$1 [R=301,L] rewriteengine on rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.mywebsite.net$ [OR] rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mywebsite.net$ rewriterule ^index\.html$ "http\:\/\/www\.mywebsite\.net\/" [R=301,L] rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mywebsite.net$ rewriterule ^(.*)$ "http\:\/\/www\.mywebsite\.net\/$1" [R=301,L] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^000\.000\.000\.0 RewriteRule (.*) http://www.mywebsite.net/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} libwww-perl.* RewriteRule .* ? [F,L] ErrorDocument 404 /404.html
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    VPN - Hide.me - would you trust them with your Cpanel or WordPress login info? https://hide.me/en/vpnsetup/windows10/
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    Screen Resolution - Desktop

    I am curious - when designing a website (particularly image and font size) what desktop (not mobile) screen resolution do you design for 1st? I myself - 1280 - 1600 (14pt). QBQ - Fonts in a 1920 screen resolution seen awfully small (even bing / google search results) and I end up zooming in to 1600 or less. Do I lose sleep and make fonts larger for a larger breakpoint or leave well enough alone. Discuss? https://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp http://gs.statcounter.com/screen-resolution-stats
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    Google Analytics

    A typical webdesign client that I service has the following analytics over a typical calendar year for 2017: Technology: Primary browser = chrome, primary os = windows (7), primary screen resolution = 1024x768 ? Mobile: Primary device type = desktop then mobile then tablet in distant 3rd, Primary device = Apple iPhone. QBQ is if primary device is desktop, and primary resolution is 1024x768 (ipad?), and primary mobile device is iPhone, how can this be? Are there desktop computers that use default resolution of 1024/768? Discuss? On a side note, I myself have a 22" monitor with default resolution of 1920px wide but find I need to zoom in to 1536. Anyone else? Just curious. How does this affect how you design websites (other than making them responsive).
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    Not a wordpress site

    Curious question - if a site is built with straight html/css/php/js - not a cms based site - and each page ends in php (v html) for the purpose of having a simply contact form in the footer - does this make it any more vulnerable to hackers? On that note - how does one "hack" a site that is not built in a cms platform like wordpress or any other web-based website builder? So I can learn how to defend against it? And let's assume the hosts login info cannot be obtained. Thank you for your time.
  15. Ok. So I can use the below to 301 redirect about.html to about/ (after of course addl code is used to hide the extension in the first place? Hide extension: UrlRewrite (do so for each page in the directory?): RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^/about/ /about.html Redirect 301 /about.html /about/ And this should work on Linux servers? I appreciate your help. Also, if I am using redirects from nonwww to www as well as index.html to main url, is there a particular order all of this needs to be in? I'll have to add in redirect from http to https another time...