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About Israel Isassi

Israel Isassi has been involved in the computer and electronics industry for over 30 years as a manager, consultant, website designer/developer and applications programmer, as well as having worked as a field support technician. Israel leads the web services team at Tell Your Tale Marketing & Design, where he specializes in sites using Adobe Business Catalyst, WordPress and Sitecore. Beyond designing and building websites, Israel studies clients’ website analytics and consults on needed changes to increase site traffic and enhance user interaction.

Does My Website Need an SSL Certificate?

What is a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate? Techopedia defines an SSL Certificate as “a form of Web authentication used to validate website security and provide identity protection to website users.” When someone visits your website, the SSL process encrypts the communications between his/her browser and your website. SSL Certificates enable your website to use the HTTPS secure protocol, helping to ensure any information submitted on your website is encrypted. What is HTTPS? Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) enables encrypted communications between the site visitor and the web server. Having an SSL Certificate properly configured on your web server [...]

Friction: Friend or Foe?

Managing the friction between the water and the surfboard results in achieving the desired effect, which is to look cool while successfully riding the wave. The same concept applies in most areas of business. Sometimes less friction results in a better user experience, and other times, more friction produces better results.In relation to marketing, friction implemented the wrong way can prevent conversions through unclear messaging, ineffective printed or digital media and information gaps, or generally making the conversion process require too much effort. I’m going to share with you some examples of both and explain why it works in [...]

2019-03-26T09:42:00-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: |

Make Your Website Social Media-Friendly or Else!

As of December 2017, there were over 3.9 billion people using the internet. While that’s a huge number, it represents just under 52 percent of the world’s population. Years ago, the saying was “two heads are better than one”, and now it’s more like “3.9 billion heads are better than one”. We’re constantly connected through our phones, email, and social media sharing knowledge. This makes it impractical to live and work in silos. We must do what we can to make our websites work well with the various social media platforms so that visitors can more easily find and [...]

2019-03-26T09:42:47-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , |

I Need Hosting for My WordPress Site

Once you’ve decided what Content Management System (CMS) your website will be built on, a crucial next step is determining which web host to use. We’ll be discussing how to choose web hosting for WordPress websites. Hosting Requirements WordPress itself has minimal hosting needs, however, the templates andplugins added to WordPress have their own requirements that need to be addressed individually and in relation to each other. For example, it’s possible that two plugins may have conflicting software requirements. Support and performance requirements for your website can make the decision a bit more complex. The recommended minimum system requirements [...]

2019-03-26T09:43:30-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: |

12 Areas of Your Website That Should Be Kept Current

As someone who loves to learn something new every chance I get, it’s exciting to see rapid advances in technology are connecting more people every day. This is also leading to a broader set of creative minds coming together to solve complex problems and inventing entirely new products and services. A lot of information is being generated as well, at times more than we can process, so we’re having to invent new ways to manage it all. Just as important is the need for up-to-date and relevant information. Secure, reliable and fast platforms to support this are required as [...]

2019-03-26T09:44:09-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , , |

Why Website Speed Matters

The rapid growth of access to high speed devices connected to high speed networks has resulted in people being able to consume a large amount of information from a wide variety of sources in a very short time period. This happens every day and every day it seems to happen faster and on a larger scale.  It’s become more important than ever to respect your customers time and provide the least path of resistance wherever possible. In this article we’re going to identify some barriers to a successful website and how to tackle those barriers. We expect speed A website [...]

Improve B2B Services Through a Website

The B2B website can save you time by providing clients with detailed product specifications and graphics instead of you having to provide it. Your client will get the information he or she needs more quickly which improves customer satisfaction and can improve brand trust by creating the perception of openness. Product Specifications & Manuals Product specifications in a downloadable format on your website can be helpful to your prospective customers by making it easier for them to add your product information to a purchasing project they may be working on. Phoenix Contact has a “Generate product PDF” button in their product [...]

2019-03-26T09:45:57-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , |

7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Website

The easy answer is “because everyone has a website” but that’s not a good enough answer, nor should it be.  Everyone is talking about the latest social media platform. The idea that websites are dead frequently is chanted, but the same has been said about email for at least a decade.  In this article, I’ll provide seven reasons your business needs to have a website. 1. Credibility Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are all great communications tools, but the benefits are mostly for them.  The more you share on their sites, the more information they gain to push ads to their [...]

2019-03-26T09:46:32-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , |

What is Involved in Starting an Online Store? (Part 1)

An online store is an extension of a physical location, but has special needs since it is essentially open 24x7. Also, you may never get to have a personal interaction with customers so interaction throughout must be more engaging and detailed.  Choosing the right ecommerce platform can make or break an online store. Domain Name A domain name is simply the address of your online business like the address of your physical store location and all websites must have one to be found. To find a domain name for your business, you can begin by searching on a domain [...]

2019-03-26T09:47:13-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: , , , |

Digital Authenticity

“There is no intellectual or emotional substitute for the authentic, the original, the unique masterpiece.” - Paul Mellon Before Internet access became prevalent, information shared was primarily through print, television and radio marketing.  This made it easy for brands to control the perception of their products and services, and some companies took advantage of this through what is essentially false advertising. For example, when the medical community became concerned with the health risks associated with smoking, cigarette companies responded by having other health experts tout benefits of smoking such as improving digestion or protecting the lining of the throat.  [...]

2019-03-26T09:47:55-05:00By |Categories: Web Design|Tags: |