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Over the years, iMedia has worked with many companies who had previously chosen open-source Content Management Systems (CMS) or Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) to drive their digital properties. While these solutions can initially be faster to market, and cheaper to develop than commercial platforms - and in some cases may even be the correct choice to “get things going”. - typically our on-boarding conversations with new customers start with them expressing a fervent desire to abandon open-source and migrate to... Read More on the Subject
On the surface, someone unfamiliar with designing emails might think it can be approached in the same manner as web design. They are both written with HTML and CSS so they should be the same, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Here are just a few of the major differences that exist between email and web HTML/CSS. 1. Standards   The main reason why email and web HTML need to be handled differently is because of the difference when it comes to standards (or the lack... Read More on the Subject
As 2021 approaches, you and your business should begin to create a list of goals for the new year. What do you hope to accomplish? What can you improve upon from the previous year? One very attainable and undervalued goal that every business should set for themselves is making their website is more accessible. What does “making a website more accessible” mean? Simply put – it is making sure everyone can interact with and obtain the same information from a... Read More on the Subject
The air has that sharp autumn crisp to it and the leaves are changing colors before they fall off the trees. As we inch closer and closer to the holiday season, it is imperative to follow best practices when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). When potential customers are searching for products that your business offers, you want to ensure you are being seen just as much if not more than your competitors! Ranking high in search engines and... Read More on the Subject
While learning about or working with Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), it is quite common to hear the word “semantic”. You will hear things like: “You should always develop with semantic HTML in mind” “This div should be replaced with a semantic element.” But what does all that mean? Simply put, semantic HTML (also referred to as semantic markup) is HTML that provides meaning or context for an element rather than just presentation. Some of the major reasons why semantic HTML is so important are:... Read More on the Subject
In a day and age where we spend so much time online, website security has never been more important. According to SophosLabs, more than 30,000 websites are infected with some type of malware every day. Cybercriminals do not discriminate – they will target small or large websites if they can get what they desire. Monetary gain, hacktivism, bragging rights, malware hosting, crypto mining, and entertainment are just a few of the many reasons your website might be targeted by a cybercriminal. Website security is something people tend to overlook, even in 2020. It is important... Read More on the Subject
Nowadays, it is nearly an everyday occurrence to give out personal identifiable information such as your full name, home address, email, credit card numbers, phone number, etc. to websites. You make purchases on Amazon, you pay your bills through your bank online, you subscribe to music streaming services, you download a new app, and you browse the web in general. Control over your personal data has never been more important than now with how much of our lives revolve around... Read More on the Subject
Here at iMedia, quite often our clients, as well as potential customers, look to us to help guide them on selecting the best CMS.  While we have several favorites that we implement, it is important to understand the specific needs of the organization before making a selection. Whether you are embarking on a brand-new website or looking to re-platform (perhaps from Ektron to a new CMS), iMedia recommends that you carefully plan your selection based on the top 5 critical... Read More on the Subject
On a recent multisite project that included pages translated to Greek, one of our developers discovered that the Greek characters like α were being HTML encoded to α. In this blog post, I will show you how to modify the CKEditor configuration to prevent encoding of Greek characters. A quick google search indicated that this is a common issue with CKEditor. Back in 2011, this issue was posted on the Kentico Question & Answer boards and the fix was to... Read More on the Subject
If you are running an instance of Kentico that has multiple sites on a single domain, you may run into a 500 server error if you haven't properly updated your web.config file. In this post I will show you how to update your config file to fix this issue. Recently, I ran into an issue running multiple Kentico sites on a single domain after upgrading from Kentico 9 to Kentico 10. Initially, I would just get a 500 server error... Read More on the Subject