Protecting the Content on Your Site

February 19, 2015

Protecting your contentA couple of weeks ago I noticed that a local news organization had used a photo I’d taken of downtown Bangor to go along with a story. You might think that would be flattering, but as a photographer I’m sad to say that it’s not the first time it had happened – and happened even without the courtesy of giving proper credit.

In the world of the shareable web, how can you protect the content on your site from being used by others? Luckily there are a few options available.

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Justin is one of the developers at Sephone. He's interested in user-driven design, social media, and web services. He also enjoys learning and exploring new ways for businesses and people to use the web.

What Happens to your Facebook Page after you Die

February 16, 2015

Have you ever thought about what happens to your Facebook page after you die? I have a little. In recent years several of my distant friends have passed away. Often the page will turn into a memorial of sorts.

Legacy Contact

One of the new features in FB is legacy contact. This will allow you to pick somebody to make certain decisions about your profile after you die. Go to settings -> security to pick your legacy contact or decide to just delete your account after you die.

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Alan has been creating websites since CompuServe was huge. Today he still is developing websites using technologies such as CSS3, HTML5, jQuery and CakePHP.

What’s The Priority?

February 5, 2015

When you are going shopping, you make a list.  When you are at work and you have multiple  things to do, you make a list, right?TO_DOLIST

At Sephone, we have a staff meeting every week. The Agenda includes multiple “Roll Over” items that we discuss every week.  Most of these   items involve clients, sites or applications that need group input and a run thru of our online Task Management System (designed by Sephone,  do you need one?) read more

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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!

Denial of Service Attacks

January 23, 2015

In the past several months there has been lots of in the tech news about Denial of Service Attacks or DOS’s. Most of the more notable ones in the last year are rackspace, basecamp, 1&1 hosting, and the St. Louis County Police’s email and website.

What is a DOS

A graph showing a spike in traffic, when at 10 o'clock the DDOS attack was started.

A graph showing a spike in traffic, when at 10 o’clock the DDOS attack was started.

A DOS is when a server (or piece of network equipment) is overloaded with requests and the server can no longer handle any more requests. Once the server is overloaded, legitimate traffic can no longer get through. The result is that the website or app seems down.

One derivative of the DOS that is particular difficult is the distributed denial of service or DDOS. This is where the attack is coming from many different IPs or computers. With a simple DOS, you can normally block the one IP where the attack is originating. With a DDOS it becomes nearly impossible to tell the attackers from legitimate users.

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Alan has been creating websites since CompuServe was huge. Today he still is developing websites using technologies such as CSS3, HTML5, jQuery and CakePHP.

HTML – From The Top

January 15, 2015

In the last tutorial we covered what you will see in this series, gave you some options for text editors, and some resources that we think will be helpful as you progress with HTML.  In today’s installment we will go over the basics of HTML and the generics of using your text editor. 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.

HTML – Introduction

January 9, 2015

Happy New Year!  Is one of your New Year Resolutions learning how to write hypertext markup language (HTML)?  HTML is the language used by web browsers to render web pages.

In this upcoming mini-series, we’ll show you some basics on how you can easily get started creating your own web page using HTML. We’ll look at some tools to get started, how to setup your first HTML page and introduce you to some common tags found within an HTML page. read more

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John is a designer at Sephone.

What Will You Do in your Business that’s NEW in this NEW YEAR?

January 1, 2015

Maybe you celebrated the holidays and received a few gifts?  Maybe you received a few electronic gifts?  Well now the family is gone home and those wonderful gifts that they couldn’t wait for you to have are still waiting for you to use.  Only you don’t know how!

If You Were Lucky Someone Showed You How to Use it Before They Left

Did they left 3 days ago and you have long forgotten the lesson?  And maybe you can find the manual but that isn’t much help either.

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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!

“APPY” Holidays!

December 24, 2014

Yeah we know, tacky expression or maybe you may have heard someone else say it before us.  We couldn’t help it. But this post is perfect for many people.

Are You in one or more of these Categories?

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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!