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Microsoft breaks up with Internet Explorer

Microsoft breaks up with Internet Explorer

A few weeks ago Microsoft decided to end its support of Internet Explorer 10 and all versions previous. Internet Explorer 11 is the last and the only version that Microsoft still supports. Internet Explorer 11 still offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility and support for web standards that helps most sites operate. If you are using Microsoft 10 don’t worry IE11 will continue to be supported.

Now that Microsoft has deemed Internet Explorer at its end of life what does this mean for you? It means that you need to take immediate action if your using version 10 or older. End of life doesn’t mean that your browser will stop working. It means that Microsoft will stop providing security updates. Security updates are vital and used to patch up vulnerabilities  that may be exploited by malware. These updates are crucial to keeping your information and data protected and safe. Regular security updates are very important so maintaining your browser by continuously updating the platform is recommended. Also with Microsoft no longer offering security updates for these different versions they are no longer offering any technical support. Stanton Street will also be following suit by no longer offering technical support for IE9 because it does not support many responsive functions and it has an average usage of 0.3%  locally.

If you feel up the internet stream without a paddle don’t worry there are other browsers available to you. Google Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox are all great options for searching the internet safety. Still have questions give us a call and we would happy to talk more in depth with you.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

The Holidays are for Snapchat

The Holidays are for Snapchat

MySpace Picture- 2006

The holidays are a time for family, food, drinks and posting all of it on Instagram, right? And if you don’t post your holiday festivities they might as well not have happened. I cannot recollect a time that I didn’t document my life on social media. At 14 I armed myself with a digital camera and a Myspace profile to give my friends and strangers an all access pass to my life, doing that has never seemed weird or out of place. I dare to say that not doing it seems more strange. In the last 14 years, my choice of social media and technology has changed. I have used the last 6 iPhones, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, and Tumblr to document milestones and life. My Facebook account is my longest relationship, Happy 10-year Anniversary to me! While I grew up with a sense of ease and comfort using social media and technology it doesn’t mean that it always came easy. There is a new social media app every year it seems and we all need to learn it to seem relevant. Snapchat was one of those apps for me. Initially, when millennials younger than I caught on to it I immediately dismissed it as some teenage fad and made fun of it. I made fun of it because I didn’t understand it. Snapchat has been around since 2011 but people in my circles didn’t start utilizing it until 2015. I avoided signing up because I didn’t want to ask people how it worked because I didn’t want to appear out of the know and I just didn’t care enough to Google it. I don’t think it was until their filters came out that I signed up. I sucked it up and asked my teenage cousin how it worked, to my dismay he didn’t make fun of me for being out of the loop. Quite the contrary. We sat there for a good 15 minutes bonding and practicing, it was great. My lesson is this, don’t be afraid of the unknown, looking dumb, or asking questions. The only constant in life is change and that includes technology. Be bold, evolve with it.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

Stanton Street Creates Classic New Look for Classic American Homes

Stanton Street Creates Classic New Look for Classic American Homes

Classic American Homes FinClassic American Homes has been one of the most reputable home builders in our community for over 25 years. They provide you with the trust and understanding that you need when you are purchasing a new home. They partnered with one of the most reputable web development agencies in El Paso to create the pages of their new site and Stanton Street did not disappoint. Stanton Street gave Classic American Homes a fresh updated look that will put their clients at ease and identify different properties in the price range they are looking for.

The Classic American homepage displays eye catching, high resolution images that really capture the quality of home that Classic American produces. Discovering what Classic American Homes has to offer you have never been easier. Right from the homepage you are able to Find Your Dream Home. You can select a desired location or search by community. You can narrow down or expand your price range and square feet you are interested in, as well as how many rooms and bathrooms your family needs. This is an extremely useful way of searching for homes in our region are not limited to viewing from a desktop. You are able to view every single aspect of the site from any mobile device or tablet.

The navigation is clean and allows you to explore Classic American even further. The Communities tab will allow you to explore all the areas in El Paso where you are able to buy a home through them. The color coded map is very helpful in identifying different areas, especially if you are new to El Paso. There are several different floor plans that you can view on the website. You can view the price range, square feet, beds, baths, and levels of a particular house before even clicking your mouse. Model Homes are available to view on the site and you can set up an appointment to meet with an agent and view the home in person. If you are in need of a home right away or you know exactly what you want there is also an option to explore homes that are Move- In Ready. Finding what resources that are available to you are great for first time home buyers and current homeowners. From the Resource tab you can also understand what kind of Customer Care Classic American Homes will provide you with.

Whether you are purchasing a home for the first time, buying a new one, submitting a warranty request or are strictly browsing this site has it all. Stanton Street and Classic American Home has created a place for it all to coexist together. If you are thinking about redesigning your website, need consulting help, or what a full on redesign, Stanton Street has you covered. Give us a call at 915.351.8440.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

Stanton Street Finds One Smart Noodle

Stanton Street Finds One Smart Noodle

Sara started her journey with Stanton Street by following her heart and the yellow brick road. She threw stereotypes out the window as a little girl when she decided that she wanted to code her life away and make websites her passion. She didn’t let her love for pasta or frequent trips to Johnny Carinos get in the way when she was working toward her degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Before Sara joined our team of top notch performers she was hanging out with Lockheed Martin and Cimarron Software Services whom at the time were working under a NASA contract! Needless to say we cheered hip hip array when we found each other. Sara isn’t just about the behind the scenes of web site making she also enjoys typography, and kicking butt doing DIY Projects.

Sara isn’t a regular web developer, she’s a cool developer, and loves tackling challenges with a belly full of carbs and a face full of contour. Shopping, makeup and user interface design are on her list of things she loves. In her spare time you can catch her hanging with her 3 nieces and nephew, watching YouTube, eating spicy food, and watching The Wizard of Oz. Don’t be fooled by skills that she’s got she’s still Sara from the block.

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

Let’s figure it out, together

Let’s figure it out, together

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.

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Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

Question, who has two thumbs, a khaki blazer, a cat shirt collection, and just got a promotion? Answer, that guy right there.tony staff pic

Tony Casas has managed to snag a brand spanking new position here at Stanton Street Technology. I give you our new Director of Design and Production. Tony will represent and guide our kick-butt development team, he will set the pace, path and standards for all production activities. He will work closely with the production department , project manager and client services to ensure our projects meet specified requirements, timelines and budgets.

Since Tony has been designing things graphically since he was seventeen and has developed too many sites to count over the last 7.5 years he was an obvious choice. Tony brings his quick wit, eye for design, and a huge smile to work with him everyday. We are oh so very lucky to have him as a part of our team and can’t wait to you to flourish in your new position. Congratulations Mr. Casas, Cheers to you!

Eileen Lozano
Eileen Lozano is an Office Manager/Client Services Assistant at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Eileen Lozano at (915) 351-8440.

An “Overwhelming Dependence” on Technology?

An “Overwhelming Dependence” on Technology?

I lost my smartphone last week and it was the most terrifying 20 minutes of my life. Ten years ago, those words would have never crossed my mind. It seemed obvious that my dependence on technology had swallowed me whole. From Facebook to Draw Something to all those great pics I took at last week’s concert, my phone houses all the cool things in my life… or does it?

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of articles and watching videos about how technology is changing the very nature of human interaction. How people are losing their ability to have a simple conversation. That we’re out of touch with ourselves, our families, our lives. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all “gloom and doom” on you. In fact, I’d like for people to embrace technology and use it for its true intention – as a tool to help you work more efficiently and draw people closer, not further away.

Source: http://visual.ly/disruptive-tech

Our communication model is evolving and as we’re navigating this uncharted territory there will be good and bad. We’re finding new ways to communicate and technology will continue to move forward regardless of what anyone says. One thing which has never changed is that an attention span is the most valuable commodity. For the most part, you have a choice to leave work on time or turn off your computer. The key is balance.

Here’s a great quote from Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr: “I think the online world and the offline world have to interact peacefully, and that the online world really should augment the offline world. There is no replacement for real-life relationships.” In a nutshell, your relationships away from the computer, television, work and smartphone are what’s important. Use technology to make those connections stronger.

Luckily, my smartphone was recovered from the gym. I had apparently forgotten it after my mega-intense-cardio-bulk-a-thon. The main reason I freaked? I have some dang good music on that thing.

For additional reading:

Ted Talk: Sherry Turkle, Connected but Alone?

How the Anti-Social Media Crowd Misses the Mark

Punctuation, Social Media, and Evolving Rules of Communication

Naomi Dhillon
Naomi Dhillon is an Account Executive at Stanton Street, an El Paso, Texas area website development company.

Contact Naomi Dhillon at (915) 351-8440.