Technology terms are always changing, but what about the evergreen terms that you may or may not know? Just in case you were afraid to ask we have you covered, take a scroll down our list and put yourself to the test.
Http vs. Https- what’s the difference?
Http: Hyper text transfer protocol. This prefix is necessary for picture and text to work in your web browser. It is how web browsers and servers communicate.
Https: Hyper text transfer SECURED. This adds an extra padding of security that can hide your personal information and your passwords. Recognizing the https in front of your url is important when purchasing things online, accessing bank information or doing any bill payments online.
URL:Uniform Resource Locators. This is the address of the page you are trying to access like www.stantonstreet.com. It works with IP addresses to help locate the file on your web browser.
Uploading vs. Downloading- what’s the difference?
Uploading: This is the transmission of a file from one computer to another. A good example of this is every time you post a picture on social media. You are uploading the picture from your device to your desired location.
Downloading: This is also the transmission of a file from one computer to another. In this instance however, you are copying a file to your computer.
SEO: Search Engine Optimization, ensuring that a website can be found when using a search engine such as Google, it uses phrases and keywords relevant to what the site is offering. So if you write awesome content on your site that uses words and phrases that people would use to search for your product or content online it makes it easier for them to find.
As always remember that Stanton Street has your back and if you would like an in depth consultation of your current webpage or social media give us a call!
Adrian began his journey to Stanton Street when he was a mere padawan. At the age of 14 years old, he started his college career obtaining an Associates degree within two years. He then enrolled at UTEP during his senior year in high school. Feeling an awakening in the force, we snagged Adrian as soon as he stepped off the graduation stage with his Computer Science degree still clenched in his hand.
Before coming to Stanton Street, Adrian was a pizza master, a math tutor, and Programmer/Research Assistant at UTEP. As if that wasn’t enough, he also had an internship with the Drug Enforcement Administration giving “overachiever” a whole new meaning.
During his spare time Adrian enjoys hanging with friends, watching soccer and painting his face green and silver on Philadephia Eagles game days. He also meticulously schedules his weekly meals to include the following: at least two servings of hot wings, six legitimate tacos, and one platter of seafood. Other hobbies include playing video games, buying everything Apple, and as you may have guessed – consuming everything Star Wars.
2 Dec, 2015
in For Funzies
The only thing scarier than going to college is not finding a job after graduation to help you pay off all that studentloan debt. It seems a little insane that your college advisers make you chose the course of your life at 18 years old of course you able to always change your major but not without undoing everything you’ve already done. When faced with the decision I went with my passion and didn’t really delve into the statistics or projections of what careers would be hiring in 4-5 years when I graduated. I’m not saying that you should completely change your desires, passions, or path to fit what the world will need in 4-5 years when you graduate. What I am saying is to be mindful of the information. Listed below are the Top 5 degrees, they were narrowed down by forbes.com as the fields in which employers are hiring.
- Careers in finance include
- Financial Analysts
- Loan Officers
- Budget Analyst
- Government Accountant
- Tax Accountant
- Chief Financial Officer
- Software Applications Developer
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Web Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Automotive Engineer
- Contracting Civil Engineer
- Maintenance Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
Business Admin/ Management
- Marketing Manager
- Administrative Assistant
- Marketing Manager
- Information Systems Manager
- Management Analysis
If it’s been a while since you’ve checked in with us, you might have noticed that we have some new people around our office and answering our telephones. While we miss our old employees, we thought we would bring you up to speed on who the new peeps are.
Chris Clapp is our newest web developer. He is a living example of the phrase “I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could!” Chris moved to El Paso 9 years ago this month from the metropolis of Keene, TX, moving here to be closer to his now-wife. He has been developing websites since 1996 and has loved almost every minute of it. He is passionate about his Astros, youth ministry, camping, and Doctor Who.
Mason Sales is also a web developer here at Stanton Street. Before coming to us he had already started his own creative agency, worked as a freelance developer/designer and served as a web master for various firms across town. He’s also a founding member of the Texas Trost Society working to preserve various historical buildings in downtown El Paso. Mason can drink his weight in energy drinks, enjoys wearing flip flops with jeans and can code some of the best websites you’ve ever seen.
Eileen Lozano is our new office manager and probably a familiar face if your Mac or iPhone was giving you issues. Not familiar yet? Give us a call and maybe you’ll recognize her voice since she’s also a deejay at RiosRadio hosting her very own show! Born and raised in Chucotown, Eileen’s always got the deets on the best local places to eat, hang and well… “where not be seen at.”
We look forward to our clients getting to know our latest additions and appreciating the reasons why they’re part of our kick-ass team!
P.S Are you looking to be apart of our fun and fancy free team here at Stanton Street? You’re in luck because we are looking for a kick-ass web developer that is ready to take the wheel! So if you think you have what it takes, make sure you send us your resume.
23 Sep, 2015
in Techy Stuff
Everyday we have to remember what feels like 100 passwords for work, school, and personal stuff. Keeping it all straight, making it easy to remember, and secure against hackers is definitely not an easy feat. Frustrated does not even begin to describe how I feel every time I have to reset my password using security questions. First let’s go over some password, under no circumstance should you do these, rules.
- Never include your name, last name, DOB, or the name of your company
- Use another number sequence than 1,2,3,4
- Shorter than four characters
- Using the actual word, password
- Using any word found in the dictionary
Now that we have a better idea of what a bad password looks like, let’s tackle the makings of a great, not good password. As I mentioned previously using words found in the dictionary are not secure, but you can replace letters with symbols to make the password stronger. For example: p@$$w0rd ( I’m aware I just broke rule number 4, but for the purposes of this blog we will go with that). Below are some other recommendations for making your password secure.
- Avoid capitalizing the first letter of your password, instead opt for rotating back and forth between capital and lowercase
- Use at least 8 characters
- Try using symbols like @, %,!,# to add complexity to your password
- This can be a place where you can also utilize anagrams
Be creative with your passwords you don’t want to be the low hanging fruit when things start to get hairy. Avoid writing passwords down but if you absolutely must, make sure that you are storing them in a safe place. Avoid writing things like my GMAIL password is….. try developing anagrams for those things as well. Happy Passwording!