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[Few] shades of outsourcing or how to spot fraud before it ruins your day

Jun 6th, 2017 by Max Tokman

Same as anyone remotely involved with IT, I get bombarded with unending streams of daily emails, calls, and feeds promising superior offshoring, nearshoring and all other kinds of remote technical help for fraction of what it should cost.  Being a polite person, I occasionally respond to these sales pitches and over the years have come to gauge fairly well the background of these companies just from the way their sales pitch is crafted.

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Website design is dead. To a degree.

Feb 22nd, 2015 by Max Tokman

A colleague recently brought to my attention an article which stated in rather axiomatic fashion that website design is dead, period.  As this would obviously concern many a practicing web designer with existentialist questions - if website design has indeed expired, well then, have I? Are my current projects being shaped by forces beyond the grave? - I figured it might be beneficial to explore the question in depth and offer constructive criticism instead of outright dismissal (spoiler alert: you’re not dead).

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Wix the free web site building service

Sep 16th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Wix is a new tool for DIY crowd not content with building their websites using only website building tools from Yahoo, Network Solutions, GoDaddy and thousands of other hosting companies - now we have Wix and it is being heavily promoted as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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WordPress - the best tool for every job?

Nov 22nd, 2013 by Max Tokman

Our approach to frameworks is that there's a tool for every job. In case of WordPress, it is a very good solution for very simple sites based on an existing theme, with functionality and layout requirements not exceeding theme's original capabilities.
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Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3; Is Your Business Overlooking the Most Important Part of Web Development?

Dec 7th, 2011 by Max Tokman

As an integral step in the web design process, quality assurance testing (QA testing) is often overlooked in the rush to meet a launch deadline. Unfortunately, rushing a launch is the worst thing you can do for your business. QA testing is absolutely essential to guaranteeing the success of your site.
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Going Gaga Over The Google+ API?

Nov 21st, 2011 by Roman Blanyar

At Off-Site Services, we will monitor the progress of Google+ and anticipate integrating the best features into future client projects.
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