Check It Out – February 2017

Check It Out – February 2017

Check out what’s new at Shout It Out Design, and what we’re loving this month!

Okay, campers, rise and shine and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today.

We are in the process of converting all clients sites to SSL/HTTPS, which is good news as you may have seen that Google Chrome is starting to show signs of warning people of ‘unsecure’ sites.

We saw this for the first time this week when trying to log into Marriott’s site:

The reason that this said ‘Not Secure’ was because there was a field in the page to enter my password, but this page was not SSL-enabled.

The most recent update to the desktop version of Google Chrome will have this gray message in instances where you’re asking the user for sensitive information like a password or credit card information (but probably not an email address like in a contact form).  If you have any questions about SSL/HTTPS or the process of migration, please let us know.

Am I right or am I right or am I right?

(Blogs & Opinions)

Rachel wrote a great article this month about finding valuable content in your organization. Everyone has a story – you just need to ask the right questions to get it out of them!

Four years ago, I wrote this article, suggesting you make sure you don’t put all your eggs in one basket – now here’s another case for making sure your online marketing efforts are diversified.

Don’t Drive Angry

(Cool Tools & Gadgets)

Side note: If we had a boy, I wanted to name him Ned Ryerson so I could walk into his room and say NED! NED RYERSON!? Needless to say, Kelly wasn’t on board for it.

Who colors with just one crayon at a time these days? All the cool kids are using these chameleon changing color pens.

You probably don’t need a subwoofer for your wrist, but if you did really feel the need, here’s what you’ve been looking for.

Watch that first step, it’s a doozie

swiss-army-knife(Helpful Tips & Hacks)

We know many of you work from a good ‘ole fashioned office environment, but for those of us who work from home – it’s a daily battle to get out of those pajama pants and into the office chair. Thankfully Rachel is here to help us out.

And speaking of productivity – here are some tips on how to do more, with less time.

Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today!

(Random Things to Brighten Your Day)

This bulldog is looking to be the new ‘Hang in There’ cat.

Is an elephant heavy? Do you dare call a 75-year-old woman 80? Click here to find out all the answers.

Scarlett & I were happy to celebrate “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” on February 4th. Of course, we didn’t make it home to our favorite ice cream shop, but since Jeni’s was donating the proceeds to a good cause, we thought it would be OK for this time.

 

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John Young
As a website designer and small business owner, I enjoy working with other small business owners that share my passion for growing their business and being successful online. I specialize in website development and design, email marketing, and providing solutions to my clients’ digital marketing challenges.