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If you are a small business that has yet to take full advantage of what the internet has to offer then this is your wake up call. For many business owners, a quality online presence is an afterthought.  Recently, I was shocked to see how many businesses had outdated, unprofessional websites and little to no … Continue reading "The Importance…

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Earlier this year we officially launched the new website for Evelyn Gray Interiors, a Buffalo-based interior design firm that specializes in projects for commercial and residential spaces. Tracy and Molly — the duo behind Evelyn Gray — contacted us in the fall to create a portfolio site they could use to showcase their work and … Continue reading "Cypress North…

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By Matt Mombrea
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There comes a time when your once fast server needs to be replaced with a superior machine. In fact, this time comes fairly often for system administrators these days. Around here, our developers are also our system admins, so time is at a premium. This means that we stretch the lives our our servers as … Continue reading "Migrating a…

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The Google Prediction API is a Google labs project that can aid you in many types of predictive analysis and content recommendation. The nature of the software makes is difficult to explain exactly what it is and how it works. In fact, Google itself does not even supply concrete definitions, only examples of its uses. … Continue reading "Getting Started…

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I’m very fortunate to work at a company where both the business and marketing teams have a solid grasp on how databases work. They may not know the technical specifics or how to achieve a desired result, but they understand the basic structure of data and usually know ahead of time what is and what … Continue reading "Databases Demystified…

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If you’re running WordPress on IIS and experiencing an issue where navigating to /wp-admin results in either a blank page or a 404 error, you may need an additional rule in your .htaccess file. Generally you’ll find that, assuming you’re set up properly, you can reach the admin section by appending /index.php to the URL, … Continue reading "Correcting wp-admin…

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A common problem when running WordPress under Windows and IIS is how to handle URL Rewrites. URL Rewrites are usually used with WordPress to format the permalink structure of post URL’s in a nice way, and to remove the need for having index.php in every URL. Apache servers handle this with ease using the widely … Continue reading "Setting up…

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By Matt Mombrea
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I’m an Android user. I have a love / hate relationship with the platform. On one hand, I love the ability to have full control over every aspect of my phone and customize it to suite my preferences (see root access). On the other hand, there is serious disparity between the quality of apps written … Continue reading "What Android…

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If you’re building an iOS app and using a UIWebView control to load web pages or HTML, you may have encountered an issue where the app seems to crash randomly while loading the HTML. We found that the crashes were more frequent when loading external web pages within our apps. This was a difficult issue … Continue reading "Fix for…

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When launching the latest version of www.cypressnorth.com (AKA this site) we came across a very frustrating issue that took us a lot of time to solve. On the homepage we have a carousel of our offerings using jQuery and the excellent jQuery Tools library. It came to our attention that the scrollable element was failing … Continue reading "JQuery Tools…

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