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Website Update: DC Coins and Collectibles

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We recently did a major overhaul on the D.C. Coins and Collectibles website.

Some new features:

  • Customized WordPress installation and theme, integrated with business card design
  • Live, online auction capability enabling visitors to bid on items up for sale
  • Interactive contact forms for buyers and sellers to outside of online auctions
  • Automatic, nightly backups of the entire website’s files and databases
  • Automatic sitemap updates whenever changes are made to the site
  • Automatic notification of Google, Bing, and Ask.com about any site changes

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Results

The website had 44 unique visitors and 320 hits in July, 2010. In July 2011 after the update, it had 155 unique visitors and 19237 hits.

Take it for a spin and let us know what you think.

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Website Update: New York Deli

The great folks at the New York Deli & Pizza Restaurant in Williamsburg, VA have been our clients since 2008, beginning with a basic “starter website“. This year, we took it upon ourselves to give their website a facelift and a total back-end overhaul built upon the WordPress framework.

Some new features:

  • In the News page, easily updated by the New York Deli staff by logging into to their new admin interface via any web browser or mobile device, or even by sending an email
  • New food menu page with interactive tabs for all sections of the menu
  • Secure, interactive contact form instead of a simple email link
  • Facebook like button
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Reasons Ecommerce Businesses Need an SSL

Reasons to get an SSL

  • Build online trust with potential customers
  • Protect your businesses liability
  • Protect your customer’s information

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Why your ecommerce business needs an SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

SSL encrypts data personally identifiable information like credit cards numbers and prevents the maliciously inclined from stealing personal information. An SSL protected page has an address begins with “https” and usually has a padlock icon (or similar icon) at the bottom of the page or in the address bar of your web browser.

Your browser encrypts the data and sends to the receiving website. A browser by itself cannot secure the entire transaction and that’s why it’s imperative for ecommerce website developers to do their part in educating their clients about SSL’s.

How do SSL Certificates work?

The SSL certificate sits on a secure server to encrypt data and identify the website. The SSL certificate contains information about the certificate holder which helps verify the website belongs to whom it says it belongs to. It also authenticates the domain the certificate was issued to, the name of the Certificate Authority who issued the certificate, the root, and the country where the certificate was issued in.

ZinZang Studio offers SSL’s with:

  • Unlimited Servers per Certificate
  • 256-bit Encryption Strength
  • 99.9% Browser Recognition
  • 24/7 Phone Support
  • Extended Validation Green Bar
  • Up to $250,000 Warranty
  • Installation Tool
  • Unlimited Re-issue Period
  • SAN (UCC) Support
  • IDN Support
  • Verification Seal
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Rewards of Pro Bono Design Work

We love to design and we love to support worthy causes, this is why ZinZang Studio does Pro Bono work.  Pro Bono work is typically defined as work done “for the common good”, and is undertaken voluntarily usually without payment.

Applying this term to the field of professional graphic design work, allows us to passionately provide our services to those who are unable to afford them, and/or to support a worthy cause/charity at the same time.

Recently we have had the opportunity to combine both our love of design and the promotion of a worthy cause for the Gene Bew 1st Memorial Fishing Tournament on Chickahominy Lake and provide support for team “Never Give Up” in the Light The Night Walk™ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  We had the pleasure of designing the event flyers, and postcard reminders for the event.

Feedback

“Thank you for the help with the post cards for the tournament, you guys are the best!” — Tami Bew, Event Coordinator

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Website Update: Dermatology Center of Williamsburg

We are happy to announce the launch of the new Dermatology Center of Williamsburg website, a small to mid-range level informational and e-commerce website, designed, hosted and developed by us.

Some new features:

  • Customized WordPress theme
  • Online shopping cart software, integrated with the main site theme
  • Listings, descriptions, and images for over 200 cosmetic products for sale
  • Dedicated, interactive contact forms for various appointments and reasons for contact
  • PHPList newsletter integration
  • Event Calendar
  • Automated, full, nightly backups of the entire site’s files and databases

Results

In June of 2010, the site had 722 unique visitors.  June 2011 saw that number go up to 1740, a 140%  increase.

Take it for a spin and let us know what you think.