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SSL Certificate Installation

Do I Need an SSL Certificate for My Website?

By | Development |

Soon, important changes are coming to web browsers in terms of how they deal with websites loaded over HTTP, or websites without an SSL certificate. This is leaving many website owners wondering, “Do I need an SSL certificate for my website?” An SSL certificate encrypts data a user inputs into your websites so that it can securely travel from their…

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Securing Your Rails Login With Devise

By | Development |

When developing a Ruby on Rails application, one of the best gems to start with is Devise. Devise can handle user registration, login, forgot password initiation, and much more. While Devise works great from the get-go, there are times where additional tweaks are necessary to tighten up security in order to adhere to particular company policies. If your web application…

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Minimum Steps Required to Keep Your Web Application Running Smoothly

By | Development |

At Web Ascender, we create a slew of websites, mobile applications, design, and marketing initiatives to help promote our clients’ work. A portion of the web applications we create help our customers create solutions that satisfy the needs of their own customers or business. While there are endless lists of technologies and off-the-shelf products that are great for various web…

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Rails Search Gems: Searchkick vs Pg_Search

By | Development |

Whenever I hear someone say, “We need a search box on our site”, my heart slightly jumps out of my chest. Achieving quality search results is difficult to do, especially when dealing with different technologies from project to project. Google has set a high standard for how a search engine should work, so many expect this kind of search quality…

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Google Analytics: Campaign vs Event Tracking

By | Marketing |

Over the last few years, tracking online visitors has become a necessity for anyone with a website. Analyzing statistics about content, traffic and marketing strategies has become a requirement to correctly evaluate whether the website is effectively reaching and converting its target-audience. As the web continues to expand and grow, new traffic sources and events need to be tracked in…

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So You Launched a Website, Now What?

By | Development |

Building a website is a huge task, which can often take hundreds of hours dedicated to design, content and development. Once the site launches, the difficult task of keeping the site up-to-date begins. While a bulk of the work may be complete, continuing work must be done to ensure the website remains up-to-date with its design, features and technology. Updating…

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