Are you one of the business owners struggling right now with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? We know you could be feeling very depressed, disappointed, and as if many of your dreams have been shattered. You’d probably like some good news right now, along with some ideas about how you can keep going. The…

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One of the things we are really proud of here at The Ian Scott Group is that over the years, our client retention rate is extremely high – perhaps one of the highest in the web development business. When we started back in 1997, many of our associates through other businesses at the time became…

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As of this month, July 2019, The Ian Scott Group will no longer be supporting JSHOP – an e-commerce platform that has existed since about 2002. In its day, when it was first released and then subsequent upgrades, JSHOP was a powerful and flexible platform for website owners wishing to sell products and services online.…

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All E-commerce platforms can be complicated and often, with security and other updates, functionality can unexpectedly change. Of course, store owners just want things to work as expected and often are not aware of reasons why something might change. Some of the reasons that functionality of an e-commerce platform can change include: Security issues that…

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Over the years, shared hosting plans have become so inexpensive that it’s almost ridiculous for any business not to have a web presence with some kind of website. When we first started our business which included website hosting back in 1998, hosting costs for a website could be $1,000.00 per year or more! And you…

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Here at The Ian Scott Group, we’re very proud to be enjoying a long term (10+ years) with SkyScan USA, a distributor and retailer of awesome lightning detection devices. SkyScan has been a pleasure to work with over the years, and this week, we launched their new responsive e-commmerce website. Based in Florida, SkyScan USA…

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If you’re serious about your business, you’re probably serious about your website (or you should be). And that means you really need to be thinking about migrating your website to the SSL protocol instead of the “regular” http. Google has been hinting for some time now that in their opinion, SSL is extremely important for…

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For some time now, Google have been recommending that websites use the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol if at all possible. As we discussed earlier in our article entitled “Webmaster Guidelines And SSL,” there are two protocols that websites can run on: Regular unencrypted HTTP, and encrypted HTTPS over SSL. Briefly, HTTPS or SSL creates…

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There are a number of online e-commerce shopping carts available, and it seems the number grows frequently. osCommerce is one of the earlier carts and is based on PHP and mySQL (as many are).  There are literally thousands of installations of osCommerce around the world today and it’s often a favourite because it is open…

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