Unicode Domain Names

April 24, 2017

Recently there has been a resurgence of “phishing” websites which have one goal in mind: to get your personal information. Keeping an eye on the domain name of the website that you are visiting is always important, but recently it has become quite an issue for major companies that you wouldn’t often think twice about trusting.

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I am currently a senior at the New England School of Communications and summer intern here at Sephone.

WordPress Plug-Ins: Our Toolbelt (Updated)

April 14, 2017

WordPress is one of those omnipresent forces around the internet – and with so many plug-ins and themes, it’s easy to understand why. According to the CodeInWP blog, there are about 15,886,000 sites running the Content Management System (CMS). If you were to try and visit each of those websites, spending exactly 1 minutes at each, it would take over three decades to finish browsing.

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Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.

3 ways to ramp up your Twitter account

March 26, 2017

TwitterDon’t Tweet? If you haven’t created a twitter handle – do it.  Forgo the “auto prompt” guidance that Twitter gives you to following  a bunch of celebrities. Make sure you have a consistent profile of your business – perhaps something you pulled from your website.  The Avatar can be a logo or a photo representation of your business. Then go hunting,  follow your fellow business owners, follow your kids, follow their school, follow your town and city if they have account.  AND definitely – FOLLOW your media.

Maybe you do Tweet but haven’t in a while, consider getting back to basics:

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Kelly's been known as the Marketing Maven since before the term was hip. (That means she's old.) As a natural Community Builder, she loves to get people together, bring resources to the table and solve problems!

ADA Compliance

March 10, 2017

We have recently received some inquiries about ADA compliance and the websites that we build, so we wanted to take some time to discuss ADA compliance, what it is, and what can be done about it with your website. read more

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Brady is the voice on the other end of the phone line when you call Sephone. He graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2009 and assists Sephone in building and maintaining our sites.

It’s that time of year again!

March 3, 2017

Spring is right around the corner and that means spring cleaning.  Take a look at your website:

  • Is your site mobile friendly?
  • Are users able to navigate your website/mobile app easily?
  • Is your design up-to-date to current standards?

Need any assistance with answering any of these questions.  Email us at support@sephone.com or call us at (207) 262-5040

Go and check out our other blog post “Ready for Some Spring Cleaning?” for some other useful tips on what you could do to refresh your website.

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Alex is a developer at Sephone, helping to build apps and websites. He is also working on his Master's degree in Computer Science.

Does your app have a privacy policy?

February 24, 2017

Recently Google has been sending notifications out to app developers, with apps in the Google Play store, to notify them that starting March 15, 2017, all apps in the Google Play store will require a privacy policy.

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Brady is the voice on the other end of the phone line when you call Sephone. He graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2009 and assists Sephone in building and maintaining our sites.

Facebook loves LIVE – maybe you should too?

February 17, 2017

Even though Facebook LIVE was launched last April , it may not be something you have used yet.  But it seems that everyday someone you know is using it and perhaps it is someone or a business that you may have least expected.  Facebook loves LIVE, it gives it a favorable placement in the news feed.  If you are a business struggling with being seen in the News Feed without a steady stream of paid Facebook Ads, perhaps Facebook Live is for you.

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Kelly's been known as the Marketing Maven since before the term was hip. (That means she's old.) As a natural Community Builder, she loves to get people together, bring resources to the table and solve problems!

Go GREEN with US!

February 10, 2017

Every day Sephone provides custom tools to our clients to improve their efficiency. When the client is able to save time and/or money, it gets passed on in improvements in service to customers and employees. Now it is time to practice what we preach in our own processes. As an added benefit we can be nicer to the environment. This simplifies some routine processes, so we are moving toward implementing a paperless billing process that will become effective May 1, 2017. read more

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Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.