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Optimize Images on Your Website Like a Pro

Upendo Ventures: Optimize Images on Your Website Like a Pro

If you're someone who manages a website and especially if you manage the content on that website, this article is for you. Images are way too easy to come by these days. Whether you're taking them yourself or pulling them from a stock photo site. As a result, some websites suffer from slower page load times than are necessary. Here are some pro-tips to help you avoid these issues.

2 Critical Updates for Your Website Before December 2020

Upendo Ventures: Update Your Website Before December 2020

There are always updates throughout the internet that impact your website.  Keeping up with them can seem downright impossible for most - even if you're in the industry.  There are two major updates this year that you need to be highly aware of though.  If you don't adjust accordingly, the availability and discovery of your website could be drastically impacted.  

Hotcakes Commerce 03.03.00 Release Marks a Major Milestone

New Hotcakes Commerce Release

If you've been watching the journey of Hotcakes Commerce over the years at all, you know that it has a very interesting past.  It began as a different platform altogether. It became a wildly successful commercial e-commerce solution that consistently was in the top 3 products in the DNN Store.  It then became an open-source e-commerce platform, making it freely available to the world.  This is the solution you're reading about and know about today.  

Never Do Anything You Can't Measure

Upendo Ventures: Never do anything you can't measure

How do you measure, track, and make decisions in your day-to-day life? When you’re on a new diet, do you weigh yourself? What about your car? Do you just forgo your fuel gauge and mileage, then just hope for the best on your next commute or roadtrip? Probably not... Why would you do any of that for your business and website? Measure and analyze everything!

Securing Your Non-Azure Website Using Let’s Encrypt

Securing Your Website Using Let's Encrypt

If you’re in the developer community, and especially if you’re using or near any Azure conversations, you’ll continuously hear someone suggest Let’s Encrypt when it comes to securing your domain name.  You know, that thing you do to allow your website to use the HTTPS protocol to get that lock in front of it in the web browser.  I’ve tended to use NameCheap.com these days.  They’re cheap like their name suggests, and they’re super easier to use.  However, things just got even easier.