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PWA Features Rock. Why Progressive Web Apps Are the Future of Web Development

Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are continuing to gain traction. A number of brands, such as Twitter, Starbucks, and Pinterest, have reported a considerable increase in user engagement levels when they replaced legacy mobile web experiences and native apps with PWAs. Why PWA rocks? In this article, which is the second in the series of blog posts on this topic, we mention key PWA features that make progressive web apps are the future of web development, especially with respect to mobile devices. 

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The Complete Guide to PWA: Answers to Popular Questions About Progressive Web Apps

What is a PWA? PWA (progressive web app) has become a popular buzzword on the web. Instead of building complete web applications with all the features, some companies are moving toward the development of PWAs, which are a mixture of mobile and web apps. PWAs can be linked through URLs, and are both responsive and secure. However, they can also present some challenges. This article, which is the first in a series of blog posts on this topic, provides answers to 8 common questions about PWA. 

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How to Get Ready for Mobile-First Indexing?

Starting in July 2018, Google will implement mobile-first indexing, which means that websites will be ranked in Google’s index based on their mobile versions. The company’s official blog explained: “We’ll use the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking, to better help our – primarily mobile – users find what they’re looking for”. Desktop websites will still be considered the primary version until July. 

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How Will New EU Privacy Rules Affect Your Company?

The most important changes in data privacy regulation for the past 20 years will go into effect on May 25th, 2018. Every company that offers goods and services to European Union (EU) citizens or collects their personal data must comply with the new EU privacy rules. Companies that do not abide by these new rules may be fined up to 4 percent of their global revenue. Hence it is absolutely vital for companies to make necessary updates by the stated date in order to avoid potential penalties. Over the last few months, we’ve worked with many of our clients on implementing these new rules and want to share our experience in this article. Follow our tips for updating your privacy policy. 

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Dizzain Listed as a WordPress Leader in San Francisco

We’re pleased to announce our latest recognition in Clutch’s annual report of the top developers in San Francisco. They listed us as the seventh best WordPress development company in the area, alongside some great competitors. While any company may get themselves listed on Clutch for free, only the best-of-the-best may achieve leader-status in a Leaders Matrix by means of verified reviews and Clutch’s scoring methodology. 

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How to Make a Website Accessible

More than 60 million Americans have either hearing or visual troubles. Assistive technologies can help them use the web. Web accessibility is also important for users with a temporary impairment. If you sell products or offer services on the web, we offer the following crucial reasons why you should make your website accessible and tips on how to design, code, and present content for people with disabilities. 

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When to Use a Custom Coded WordPress Theme

Want to start a WordPress website? If you don’t know where to begin, and the options seem overwhelming, it can be easier than you think. Many opt to go with WordPress because it is very user-friendly and affordable. If you decide to start with WordPress, you can choose to go with either a custom coded or standard theme based website. What are the differences of both and what will work for you? Let’s take a look.

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14 Cryptocurrency Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Cryptocurrencies have grown rapidly and seem to be here to stay. Is your WordPress site ready to accept Bitcoin online? Do you want to earn cryptos by mining? Need a ticker to tell your visitors about the current prices of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and more? We collected 14 cryptocurrency plugins that can add required functionality to your website. Each has more 600 active downloads and has been updated not more than 3 months ago. They are completely free to download from the official WordPress directory.

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Does My Website Need an SSL Certificate?

SSL is mainly used to protect credit card transactions and login credentials. However, it is also becoming an essential feature for installation on just about every website. Google won’t mark an SSL-protected website as insecure and will increase its SEO ranking. Visitors will consider such websites to be trustworthy. SSL also protects sites against phishing attacks aimed at intercepting data. In this article, we answer 8 common questions about SSL to help you decide whether or not you need an SSL certificate installed on your site. 

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Holiday Cards: Why and How We Greet our Customers

Who doesn’t like to receive kind wishes during the December holidays? Marketers say that a card is more than a nice touch; it can also lead to more business. We believe that the most important reason to send holiday cards is to express gratitude and appreciation with clients and business partners. Continue reading if you want to know why, when, and how we send holiday cheer. We are also happy to share our warmest wishes for this holiday season; find the animated e-card at the link

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