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While the 2016 calendar winds down, we've been hard at work finishing projects big and small for our amazing clients. One of those projects has been a revamped website for HHL Architects, a prominent Buffalo-based architectural firm in Buffalo's historic Allentown district. The work of HHL Architects spans across all facets of design including the famous Darwin Martin House restoration, the Humphrey Nature…

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With more than 30 years of experience  in the business (and a flawless reputation in the area), D.V. Brown & Associates has cemented themselves as a staple in the WNY area. They found themselves with a website that outlived its lifespan and called on us to deliver a website that properly construed their company, philosophy & technology. D.V. Brown specializes…

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By Matt Mombrea
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Running Nginx and PHP-FPM is a pretty great setup for the most part. One thing we've struggled with on occasion however are some problems with unclear error messages and non-obvious solutions. One of those instances involved the following generic error message in the nginx logs: 500 Internal Server Error,readv() failed (104: Connection reset by peer) while reading upstream That's a…

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By Sarah Burke
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With the end of the year upon us, the folks here at Cypress North thought it would be the perfect time to announce a new product that we’ve been tirelessly working on to help make the daily activities of freelancers and small businesses easier, faster, and more convenient. What is it and how might I attain such a thing, you…

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By Greg Finn
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Choosing a content management system (CMS)  is possibly the most important decision that you'll make when building a website. The age old question is which direction should you take ? We'll let the cat out of the bag now and inform you that there is no definitive answer anywhere in this post. However, there are sets of questions (outlined nicely…

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By Matt Mombrea
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As an avid internet connoisseur you've likely seen Google's notorious "Danger: Malware Ahead" warning that curbs traffic, kills profit and effectively shuts down a site for Chrome users. So how does it happen? Well, at any given moment, your website is being scoped and probed by malicious robots on the other side of the planet. These bots, written by hackers, will continuously…

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By Matt Mombrea
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Error handling and feedback for AJAX requests can be a tedious undertaking for JavaScript heavy web applications. Often the AJAX functions are spread out in your code and, if you're like me, you may put off error handling until late in the game. In a significant web project we're wrapping up, we were struggling to effectively handle session expiration issues…

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It's always fun when I get to share two of our favorite things here at Cypress North: a brand new shiny website and great search traffic results. The second is a result of the first, but we'll get into that later. New Website for Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus We''ll start with the new website. We're proud to add Buffalo Niagara…

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By Matt Mombrea
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While ASP.NET MVC has a powerful routing engine for handling requests, there can be a scenario when you need to process a list of specific URL rewrites in your application. Often this can be due to a new version of an existing site going live where the URL structure has changed. Under Apache, this can be handled easily in the…

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