First of all – I apologize. The months of June and July were crazy busy.
Not that that is an excuse but to be perfectly honest, there’s only so much work I can get done in a day and my first priority has to be to my paying clientele. Hey, I even stopped riding my bike except for the weekly group rides I was on.
Looking forward, the month of August is a little weird. It’s the last chance for those with school age kids to go on vacation. It’s funny because the traffic on the freeways and number of people in restaurants in August is way way down. The same probably goes for you too, right?
So, it’s a great time to get back into the swing of things.
I’m back to riding my bike 4 to 5 days a week. It’s a great way to reset the mind, sharpen the saw, and I can get a decent workout in just an hour or so.
As far as business goes, I finally got around to adding some of the latest recommendations to the site. I’m blown away at the nice things they have had to say. I would bend over backwards for these people. Thanks Guys!
As for sites, pretty much every site I build these days is secure. What that means is that the site has a valid SSL Certificate attached to the hosting. It’s critical these days as Google has mandated every site “should” be secure.
How do you know if a site is secure?
Google’s Chrome will show the site with a green padlock:
FireFox will show the same:
And strange as it seems Apple’s Safari shows a minimal looking padlock:
Oh well, I guess it’s an Apple thing. I’m still mad at them for killing the MacBook Pro.
Back to the topic – HTTPS involves obtaining that SSL Certificate but here’s the thing. There’s more than a few different types of certificates out there. Prices range wildly depending on what you need but typically they are around $100 a year. There’s even a free version called “Let’s Encrypt”, but it has it’s drawbacks and can’t be used on every site.
To try to sort all of this out for you and make it easier to understand I’ve started building a FAQ just for SSL/HTTPS.
Because I’m building this as a custom post type, I can insert it here and it’ll automatically update as I add new Qs and As. Yay! 🙂
Like I said, it’s just a start.
I’m also planning on getting back into the swing of 2 Minute Tuesdays. These are my short posts that won’t take up too much of your time. Most have a podcast below them that’s… you guessed it, 2 minutes long. Speaking of which here’s an episode on SSL
Lastly, I want to write about the things that are important to you. I don’t really know what that might be. I can guess, but really the best thing would be for you to let me know exactly what you would like to see. You can do that in the comments, or via email, or tag me when you share this to Twitter or Facebook – you are going to share this right? 🙂