The Importance of Optimizing Your Images

Website performance is one of the biggest factors that separate bad websites from great ones. Considering 47% of users expect a site to load in under 2 seconds, and 40% will abandon a page that takes more than 3 seconds to load, it’s important to ensure a quick page render. A key element in your site’s performance is how well optimized your images are. Images likely account for the primary of your sites downloaded bytes…. Read More »

Your Business Deserves Better – 7 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Site Builders

We have all seen the commercials before… “Build your own stunning websites quick and easy!” Sites such as Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace offer D.I.Y websites for cheap. For small business owners this can seem like a great alternative to hiring an agency to build their site. These tools make an absolute killing off taking advantage of the fact that a majority of business owners do not know the difference between one of these sites, and… Read More »

What is the Gutenberg update, and are you prepared?

If you do not follow WordPress news and updates closely you may not have heard about Gutenberg, WordPress’ latest update. It is an update that has a lot of the Web Development industry worried because of how radical it’s changes seem to be. But what exactly is Gutenberg, and what is all the fuss about? Gutenberg promises to offer new ways to edit content within a WordPress site. It will replace the current content editor… Read More »

Progressive Web Apps: The Bridge Between Native and Web Apps

If you follow development trends you will have most likely heard a lot about Progressive Web Apps. You may be wondering what exactly one is, and why you would implement it over a traditional Responsive Website or even a Native Application. In this article, we will try to answer those questions for you. In this day and age, Mobile and Web apps are core components in successfully engaging the users of your site. On average,… Read More »

My Website is So Slow. 9 Common Reasons Your Site Loads Forever.

Slow load times on websites can cause massive damage to your traffic and conversion rate. If you’ve ever sat at your computer frustrated waiting for your site to load, then these common culprits could be the cause of the issue. We will go over issues that are caused on the server/website end, and not issues related to your own personal internet connection. 1. Server Performance The very first thing that happens when a user lands… Read More »

My Site is Down! Common Errors and How to Fix Them

A website going down is fact of life due to hardware issues or several other factors mostly out of a web provider’s control. When your site goes down your first reaction may be to freak out. But today, we will be going over some common errors you may see on your site, and the steps you can take to fix them. If you are needing additional help, you can contact Lee Media Group today by… Read More »

Why does my WordPress website need so many updates?

Your new WordPress website is setup and functioning just the way you want it, and you can easily update your photos and content yourself.  Do you really need to do extra work to maintain and protect it? The answer is YES! To keep your site running smoothly, it should regularly be updated to fix potential security problems and to stay current with new technology. How WordPress updates keep your site secure WordPress is one of the… Read More »

Website Accessibility Standards

We often help clients make sure their websites meet the strict accessibility guidelines of WAI – Web Accessibility Initiative. There are several factors that determine how accessible a website is, and making sure your website can be viewed by the widest audience possible is always a priority. Advancements in technology have made it easier for those with disabilities to view websites, but the programs work better if the developer makes accommodations from the beginning. Color Contrast… Read More »

Do I Really Need an SSL Certificate?

As you may know, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates are small data files that are used to encrypt the data on your website. They protect data that is passed between a website and its visitors, and give your clients peace of mind while they are using your website. While browsing a website, you can tell if it is secure by looking for the lock symbol next to the url and checking to see if the url… Read More »

The Website Ahead Contains Malware! Google Chrome has blocked access

The Website Ahead Contains Malware! Google Chrome has blocked access.

Help! My website won’t open and I see a message that says: The Website Ahead Contains Malware. Google Chrome uses their  Safe Browsing technology to warn you if the site you’re trying to visit is suspected of phishing or malware. The Chrome warning says “The website ahead contains Malware!” every time it identifies that the web site you are trying to visit possesses security risks. This warning is to prevent a visitor from entering a harmful… Read More »