Off-Site Services is an award-winning web development and consulting firm providing strategic services to our partners

GoDaddy Announces Security Incident Affecting Managed WordPress Service

Nov 24th, 2021 by Max Tokman

This affects managed WordPress websites on GoDaddy, both active and inactive.  

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Integrating data-driven pages into Squarespace websites

Sep 22nd, 2021 by Max Tokman

Squarespace, along with Wix, Simplesite, and many others, is a good way to get your online presence up and running.  All of these services are easy to use, with plenty of templates that make creating visually appealling site easy even for non-technical amongst us.  They also share the same limitations when your website needs to evolve past its original scope and functionality.

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UpCity Excellence Award 2020!

Jun 16th, 2021 by Max Tokman

Off-Site Services is recognized for its commitment to customer service and expertise in our open-source web development with Excellence Award from UpCity.  This award is based on verified reviews from real-world customers who had first hand experience with us on projects ranging from Drupal development to WordPress support and custom API development and integrations. It is a good measure of the quality of web development and support work that we've been doing since starting our firm in 2003 right here in New York City.

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Passing third-party cookies to Chrome from an iFrame

May 6th, 2021 by Max Tokman

Typically, frames are thought of as ancient web tech, relegated to the dustbin of history by responsive web design which, in turn, is also getting long in the tooth.  But there are times when we as web developers are forced to employ whatever technology that suits a specific project need, and few years back we did have to launch a web site with framed content. We were aware of the potential challenges that would come with collecting Google Analytics data from framed content residing on a different domain, but other considerations prevailed.

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Dominos dealt a setback in website ADA ruling

Oct 8th, 2019 by Max Tokman

As you might've heard, Dominos' appeal of United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision was rejected by Supreme Court.  Dominos argued that without specific accessibility guidelines for website and mobile apps, the lawsuit brought by one Guillermo Robles should be dismissed.

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What amazing web apps work have we done so far in 2019?

Sep 11th, 2019 by Max Tokman

We did some very cool website development work, with heavy Angular, Node.js, and React front end.  We continued doing our advanced WordPress and Drupal website development and support, with heavy focus on ADA and SEO optimization.  We created interactive HTML5 videos and assisted on Sitefinity website, built ecommerce portion of a large subscription website and battled WordPress hacks.  We worked as a web development extension team and on web apps projects with direct clients.  It might be  easier to list the technologies we did not work with then the ones we employed.

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Our ADA web site services cover WCAG 2.1 A, AA, and AAA ADA testing, reporting, and remediation

Mar 11th, 2019 by Max Tokman

We start every web site ADA testing project by performing automated tests using industry standard commercial software. This generates a preliminary report specific to WCAG 2.1 / Section 508 compliance level required - A, AA or AAA - which serves as a basis for in depth code review and manual testing with assistive technologies, such as screen readers. Once a full list of issues has been identified with both automated and manual testing, we go through each issues to verify its severity and occurrence.

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ADA compliance for Revolution Slider (and other WordPress plugins)

Feb 12th, 2019 by Max Tokman

Frameworks such as WordPress and Drupal are great in giving us ready to use, configurable website plugins and modules. The drawback is that sometimes these plugins lag behind in terms of compliance, which requires manual changes to code.  In this example we will look at bringing Revolution Slider into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for website, specifically for ADA compliance with screen readers.

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Identifying 10 common web site caching issues and their solutions

Jan 12th, 2018 by Max Tokman

Caching is both a blessing and a bane for web sites. Cached files and images allow end user to see a previously visited web site almost instantaneously, and those same cached assets can ruin user's experience by serving outdated code that conflicts with recent programming changes.
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How we got our web site a 100% score in Google’s PageSpeed Insights - and why you shouldn’t

Jan 11th, 2018 by Max Tokman

PageSpeed Insights is an analysis and guidance tool for improving web site’s UX. As with other Google web tools, its aim is to encourage web site optimization for faster SEO crawl and indexing, which obviously translates into huge operations cost savings for Google.
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