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How the ADA Applies To Websites

In 1990, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Its primary goal was to remove barriers from disabled people so that they could enjoy or make use of any kind of business, entertainment, transportation, or any other “public accommodation.” That’s why we have ramps on street corners, building regulations that require … Read more

ADA Website Compliance FAQ

If you are like most people, you are not very familiar with ADA Compliance for websites. This FAQ is about answering your questions. If you don’t see your question here, then use our contact form to ask your question and we’ll reply with an answer, and post it here on our next update. What does … Read more

SEO For Local Businesses

SEO for local businesses is a specialized kind of Search Engine Optimization.

In some ways, it’s easier because there is naturally less competition for keywords that are location specific. On the other hand, SEO for local businesses is a harder task because there are so many local areas to optimize for. You could optimize for the community you are in (“West Hills”, in my case), or the area (“San Fernando Valley”) or the City (“Los Angeles”) or the part of the state (“Southern California”) or even the state itself (“California”).

And on top of that, you’ve got all the adjacent areas you also want to draw business from.

So, as you can see, SEO for local businesses can be a very time consuming task.

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How To Set Up Google Apps Email In Thunderbird

After having several problems — daily and hourly — with Outlook while connecting to a Google Apps email server, I decided to switch to Thunderbird. (Using Outlook? Here is How to Set up Outlook for Google Apps Email)

Thunderbird is an open source (free) email client made by the same people who made Firefox. You can download a free copy of Thunderbird for either Mac or PC here. You’ll notice it is a lot like Outlook, but faster and more stable. Thunderbird also lacks the

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How To Set Up Google Apps Email in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is pretty much the standard email application for most users. In most cases, it’s because users don’t know about other options (like Thunderbird) or are just apprehensive about trying something new. You’ll see below how to set up Google Apps Email in Outlook. (But if you want to try Thunderbird, here is how to set up Google Apps Email in Thunderbird.)

Setting up your Outlook email client (or any other email app, for that matter) is pretty easy. It’s a lot like setting up email for any other kind of email account, except that Google has

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