Understanding Web Applications and Why Your Company Needs Them

A web application (app, for short) is software that runs in multiple locations from a remote server. Unlike installed software, apps need an Internet connection to work. For example, Facebook (social media) and Wikipedia (reference) are apps, but MSWord (word...

4 Ways to Tell if Your Website is Secure

There is bad news, and there is good news: The Bad News — you can’t, not absolutely. You’ve heard the phrase, “It’s impossible to make something foolproof because fools are so clever”. Cyber-criminals are equally clever; some are...

The Vital Stages of the Software Development Cycle

First, let’s get one thing straight: Software is never done. Individual projects are completed, but business needs changes, the industry changes and available technologies change. So, let’s look at the 6 vital steps that comprise the Facet Web Tech...

Important Rules for Effective Web Design

There are numerous sites that will help you create your own website, but not one that explains how to perform heart surgery on yourself. What does medicine know that IT hasn’t figured out? Simply put: Leave professional work to the professionals. Web design...

5 For-Sure Signs that your Site has been Hacked

1. You Get a Ransom Demand No joke, site-napping is real and growing. It’s profitable because ransomware users are hard to track down and many people assume it’s easier to pay off and be done than to wait for the site-nappers to be caught, and to hope...

Bot, Bot, Who Got the Bot?

A bot (“web robot”) is a software application that runs automated tasks over the Internet. Most are harmless and useful; some are like viruses. If you’re worried about getting infected — and you need to be — Facet Web Tech can inoculate you.  ...

A Whole New CyberWorld

How many apps have you installed on your smartphone over the past couple of years? You probably started with games (from classics like chess to brand new stuff like Candy Crush). You then added shopping (from major retailers to local grocers or specialty shops)....

Show’em What You Got!

A generation ago, TV commercials were the exclusive realm of big companies with big budgets. Technology has changed all that. Today, your smartphone or digital camera is almost as good as anything in Hollywood, and videos posted on YouTube, your own website or social...

Building Sales via Social Media

Looking for the “next big thing” to increase your sales? Forget it and focus on today’s big thing – social media marketing – that’s where sales are happening right now! Facet Web Tech is the leading source for effective e-commerce web design in...

Your Software, Version 2.0

How much off-the-shelf and custom software do you use? When was it written? How much have computers and the Internet changed since then? Is your software still providing optimal service to your business and customers? How could you possibly answer these questions,...