Now, normally https certificates need to be purchased—and renewed—from an external registrar every three months. However because I always setup independent cloud servers through Digital Ocean, I was able to install a serverside system capable of generating free https certificates automatically.
In my experience most themes, whether they claim to be “responsive” or not, require adjusting through CSS (and sometimes more intensive means) to create a seamless experience across mobile platforms.
After relocating to Japan, I needed business cards (meishi) in both English and Japanese. I recently updated my business cards with a new design which I quite like, so I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel here.
Scappoose Business & Tax (Scaptax) had an old Joomla site which a) was not mobile friendly; and b) they could not, for various reasons, update. Obviously, this was a bit of a conundrum.
This email was a fast and furious operation in the midst of a hectic overseas relocation effort. We needed to let our clients know about the new site, and we also felt it was important to throw down some kind of special sale for the holidays.
The big challenge here was that we were moving overseas to Japan, and needed a website that would allow us to stay in touch with our Stateside clients, while also serving as an internationally capable online store for our products.