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May 24, 2018 | Dev

Responsive Design Vs. Progressive Web Apps: The Push for PWA's

Want to get a group of developers all riled up? Just mention Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) - currently the hot buzzword in the world of web development.

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August 04, 2017 | Dev

Wordpress vs. Drupal: Everyone’s Got A Weak Spot

Through (painful) trial and error, we know the secret to choosing between bad fast food on a long road trip: sometimes it’s best to focus less on the “positives” and to instead think, Which is going to hurt less tomorrow morning?

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July 24, 2017 | Dev

So You Want To Pick A CMS?

Want to get a room full of developers all riled up? Ask them about their preferred content management system (CMS) - just don’t be surprised if a keyboard comes flying.

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January 30, 2017 | Dev

Google is Requiring HTTPS For All Secure Sites on Chrome

If your site collects data like names, emails, phone numbers, or credit card information, you’ve probably already put a good deal of thought into security. But if you haven’t taken the steps to protect your visitors and your site with an SSL certificate and migrated your site to HTTPS, that data may not be as safe as it could be - and Google is taking action.

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January 19, 2017 | Dev

What You Should Expect From Drupal 8 - One Year In

For just over a year now, we and the rest of the tech world have been intrigued, if not a little mystified, over the capabilities built into Drupal 8. That’s thanks, mainly, to its impressive collection of over 200 new features - the result of Drupal’s starting development from the ground up for this newest version. With a wide array of custom development options combined with a mobile-first mindset, Drupal 8 offers tools some developers can hardly contain their excitement about. Others, however, may still be left feeling like it’s not yet fleshed out enough for full implementation.

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January 06, 2017 | Dev

A Custom Product Configurator On A Mobile-Friendly Site: Our Drupal Developers Show Their Skills

Our developers are amazing - especially when we really flex our muscle. For example: we recently built a new, custom Drupal site and storefront for Granite State Grave Markers, who have provided custom-engraved grave markers to customers across the country for decades by offering shoppers the chance to design their own unique stone using a simple online interface. But needing an upgrade to both their marketing site and their online ordering platform, they called on Altos to take on a custom design.

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February 07, 2014 | Dev

20 Passwords You Should Never Use

A little known fact about Altos, our developers provide world class phone support to our customers on a daily basis. Pretty cool, right? One of the most common tech support calls revolves around issues with sending or receiving emails. Sometimes it is an easy fix such as helping a client setup an account on a new device; sometimes it is a little more complicated. Unfortunately, all too often the reason an email account goes offline is because the users' account has been compromised. When this occurs it is usually because the password the user had was vulnerable.

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