In the past, Mobile-Friendly Web Design simply meant a website should shrink down to fit the dimensions of a smaller screen, i.e. smartphones & tablets. A website would look and operate on a mobile device exactly as it would on its desktop counterpart, just not as conveniently. This lack of mobile sophistication often resulted in […]
1. Content Marketing & Content Development First, know that content creation isn’t going anywhere and remains among the top priorities in digital marketing. For a business or brand, content marketing’s objective is to ultimately drive interest and leads in the product or service but the focus of the content created must be of benefit to […]
We all know the feeling too well. You’re browsing your favorite blog for interesting highlights or perhaps clicking on some intriguing headlines as you scroll through your Facebook feed, but instead of being directed to the article you would like to read, you are redirected to a pop-up ad informing that you are today’s lucky […]
New Major CPU Security Flaws Earlier this week, computer security experts announced the discovery of two major security flaws found in the processors of most of the world’s computers, smartphones, and cloud servers. These flaws affect nearly every processor manufactured by Intel since 1995. These defects encompass all modern processors capable of a performance […]
Why am I smiling? Because today marks exactly 20 years that I have been actively working in Web Development, and that feels big. I’ve survived the .com crash, the use of tables and <blink> text. When I started designing for web in 1997, we had no idea what this thing would become. There was no […]
Happy Small Business Week! West County Net is proud to be a small business dedicated to helping other businesses throughout Sonoma County find success online. In the spirit of Small Business Week, we wanted to offer some suggestions for improving your business’ online presence and ensuring your online house is strong. 1. Make Sure Your […]
We recently celebrated our fearless leader, Paloma Sky Patiño, earning her spot among the ranks of the North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for 2017. Read the full article on Paloma and this honor on North Bay Business Journal. At West County, we pride ourselves on being a team of dreamers, thinkers, and creatives […]
West County Net is very proud to announce that our fearless leader, Paloma Patino, has been named one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for 2017. Every year, The North Bay Business Journal awards the best, brightest, remarkable young leaders under 40 in the North Bay area with this honor. These recipients […]
For the past few years, the term “The Cloud” has become a huge selling point in the IT business. Everywhere you look you will see an advertisement for going to “The Cloud”. Whether it’s simply storing data in the cloud or running your ERP software in the cloud, we here at West County Net get […]
West County is super excited to be giving a talk today at the Sonoma County Alliance members meeting! The focus will be the development and design for the new website, now near completion, and also Internet Marketing. Thank you to the Alliance for allowing us to get up there! For more information about the Sonoma […]
More and more, accessing personal information via a website or app isn’t just becoming commonplace; it’s becoming a part of our culture.
Why does your business need to design its website around conversion? The internet provides endless options, so you better stand out—and quick.
Apple will no longer be issuing security patches for QuickTime on Windows computers.
A new variant of ransomware called Locky can encrypt your files and hold them ransom until payment is delivered. Learn more from IT experts West County Net!
With Google’s mobile-focused algorithm change and mobile searches increasing, mobile responsive website design can’t be ignored in 2016.
This past year, a particularly nasty malware infection known as TeslaCrypt has come into the spotlight. If you’re infected, there are steps to take before paying the ransom!
Microsoft issued an update for Outlook 2010 on Tuesday, December, 8, which was supposed to fix a set of issues, including preventing the program from mistakenly entering safe mode on startup.
Adobe Flash is once again broken and vulnerable to virus attacks. PROTECT YOUR FILES Mozilla is temporarily blocking Adobe Flash from their web browser, Firefox. Any content that requires Flash to work will be disabled by default. You might see warnings that flash is out of date or blocked. Currently, no fix is available from […]
Getting infected with CryptoWall can be a very scary, damaging, and even costly experience. If you’re infected, West County can help.
When does Windows 10 come out? Windows 10 launches on July 29th, 2015 and will remain a free upgrade until July 29th, 2016. If you’re already running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you may have noticed the notifications prompting you to reserve your copy of Windows 10. Once you reserve, Microsoft will download the necessary […]
Google My Business is the end result of years of optimization and integration in online business listings by Google over the lifetime of several of their products, namely Google Places and Google+ Pages.
We are proud to announce that we have moved our business to a new location: 1053 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404 We hope you come visit soon!
Sites that are designed with mobile users in mind are about to find themselves ahead of the curve.
You don’t have to look very hard to find horror stories about Yellow Pages / Yellow Book / Hibu.