World Virus Month or What?

Last month we talked about the mysterious (to most people anyway) CLOUD. Although we’ve heard tons about it to date, it is worth reminding ourselves of one of the worst problems lurking in every Internet nook and crabby: MALWARE. There are many common internet...

Web stats Part 2: What does it all mean anyway?

So now you have a good grasp of how your web server works and what information can be obtained from its logs, like number of hits (to the server and to individual URLs), number of IP addresses making the requests (and how many hits each IP address made), and when...

Web stats Part 1: What does it all mean anyway?

Web statistics can seem very alien to those not familiar with them. They are a very important aspect of a web presence because they let us know if our website is being accessed. Here is a little information about what some of the terms mean. Welcome to the wonderful...

Email Etiquette: How do we Appear to Others?

In what appears to be a desperate pursuit of both economy and productivity, many people seem to have really gone off the deep end attempting to communicate entirely via email (and more recently via text messaging). But are we really getting across exactly what we mean...

Online social networking: Is it important?

There is a lot of hype out there about what we now commonly refer to online as “Social Networking.” Many wonder if it’s really “social” or if it’s even good “networking”. That leads many business people to real question:...

Time’s-a-Tickin’!

Ten seconds is what I have to get your attention. When you browse the web, you are there for a purpose, looking for a particular service or for information. Typically, you do your search and land on an impressive, expensive looking site with beautiful graphics moving...

Tricks and Treats in the Website World

We’ve heard many say they are affected by what they refer to as a continued decline in the economy. We are seeing more and more do it yourself ads in nearly every field of expertise. This appears to be true in website and web services industry as well....

Keeping Your Domain Name Safe

Every website needs a domain name. Think of it as your “street address” on the Internet. Some people own several domains for their website to help with search engine ranking. A good reason to own numerous domain names is simply to protect your own trade...

Welcome Aboard, Eileen!

We’d like to introduce you to Eileen Flagg, our newest addition to CharlesWorks. Eileen joined the CharlesWorks team in January as Office Assistant, primarily working in accounting and assisting us with some our time intensive projects. With a degree in business...

The Jack of all Trades

Drip, drip, drip. The early morning rain was usually very calming, but this morning the sound was coming from inside my bedroom. For the last three days the water had been leaking through the ceiling and the continuous dripping was starting to drive me insane. I tried...