• Subdomain: what is it and when should you use it?

    Business

    The address that appears in the browser bar when you visit a webpage is also called an URL or “uniform resource locator”, an addressing protocol used for locating many internet resources, not just webpages. URLs have much in common with the directory structures used on hard discs. Both use a slash “/” (sometimes “\”) to indicate a subfolder.

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    In practice, modern websites often pull content from databases to create pages on the fly. Therefore, the browser address doesn’t necessarily tell you where everything is physically, and all that matters is that you have a structured way to retrieve it. (In fact, hard disks don’t store content in physically different folders either, they use a “file allocation table” to find them).

    As an example, if the URL is

    [https://]

    Jacksfiles.Smithfamily.com/photos/private/dodgyphoto.jpg, dodgyphoto.jpg is a file and “private” is a subfolder of the “photos” folder. Note that the hierarchy works …

  • Why You Should Hire a Product Design Firm

    Business

    Whether you are an established corporation or starting and you are looking to realize your company’s next big product for something completely different. Every business needs to sell its products and services to gain maximum profits in enormous ways. The quality of your products will determine the success of your business.

    Thus, many companies are researching to find out about product development and design so that they can come up with unique and new products in the market. Therefore, many organizations hire a product design company that will help them effectively design and develop products. Here are the benefits you will enjoy when you hire a product design company like Carter Design.

    Consumer-Focused

    The product design companies have experts and professionals who have the requisite knowledge of designing your product and making it more consumer-focused. They understand that designs attract customers to buy a product. This way, with that understanding, …

  • 3 Ways to Get Your Software Implementation Right

    Business

    There comes a time in business when you want to introduce new software to your business. But like anything else, implementing new software always comes with its host of challenges. Some common challenges you should expect when you implement software include, misaligned expectations, lack of preparedness among your team, and declining productivity. To avoid any of the aforementioned challenges you need to do thorough research before adopting any software. Ask yourself the following questions: does the software help to solve major problems in your business, is it user-friendly, and most importantly, will your vendor be available to provide assistance to you and your team 24/7? 

    Some tips you should use to ensure your software implementation is done right:

    1. Have a plan

    An implementation plan is the first thing you should have before buying software.  It doesn’t matter how big your business, or efficient the software is, if you don’t have a clearly …

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