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SSL Security for Clients and Patients

SSL security for clients and patients is often overlooked when private practices develop purchase web development services. Every site owner knows that over time, the costs start adding up. The cost of SSL for a small practice is often seen as prohibitive.  This article was written for my clients who at times make very bad

2013-08-31T13:48:22-07:00August 31st, 2013|Instructions|1 Comment

Graphic Design and Logos

Graphic design is an essential part of every piece of marketing collateral and is undertaken to convey a specific message (or messages) to a target audience. I provide a variety of graphic designs for logos, packaging, branding, print and web. I use a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce a balanced, focused and symmetrical final result.

2013-05-14T15:02:48-07:00May 14th, 2013|Specials|1 Comment

CMS Client Training for WordPress and Drupal

CMS Client Training for WordPress®, Drupal®, and Joomla® Websites Learn how to create content for your WordPress website with private CMS client training. One-on-one training is instructor-led interactive online with private and group session available. Learn how to create and edit content.

2013-05-11T11:06:33-07:00May 11th, 2013|CMS|3 Comments

Seattle WordCamp 2013 at University of Washington

I am excited to attend this year's Seattle WordCamp 2013. I've been lucky enough to attend WordCamp in SF, but this is the first time in Seattle. This is also the first time I will be speaking at WordCamp. As a seasoned DrupalCamp speaker, I am excited to get more involved in the WordPress community.

2013-05-08T22:17:00-07:00May 8th, 2013|News|2 Comments

Configure Email for Outlook

Be sure to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name. Your/Display name: anything you want Email address: enter the full address (name@yourdomain.com) Type of connection: POP3 or IMAP Incoming mail server: mail.yourdomain.com Outgoing mail server: mail.yourdomain.com Outgoing mail server does require authentication. Incoming mail port: 110 for POP3, 143 for IMAP Outgoing mail port: 25

2013-01-08T15:59:09-08:00January 8th, 2013|Instructions|2 Comments

Managing your Email with cPanel

Managing your email is a snap with cPanel and Webmail. Simply follow the simple steps below and you are on your way to having total control over your email. Intended Audience:  Clients with maintenance agreement for hosting Objective: Demonstrate how to create, edit and delete email accounts Critical Information: This does not show HOW to

2012-09-13T10:41:25-07:00September 13th, 2012|Instructions|3 Comments

How to get started with a Website

This article was written to answer some simple questions about websites, domains, email, hosting, and other important internet services. If you've ever wondered how sites are hosted and by whom, and how domain names are created, then this article will be helpful. Where to Start You will want to begin by finding a domain name

2012-08-23T14:11:43-07:00August 23rd, 2012|Instructions|3 Comments

How to Set-Up Email with cPanel

I provide cPanel software for my clients to manage their server account. cPanel is server administration software that makes it easy to perform the necessary tasks to maintain your server. Many clients want to manage their email accounts and/or want the ability to create, edit, and delete accounts without our assistance. Intended Audience:  Clients with

2012-08-16T21:37:46-07:00August 16th, 2012|Instructions|1 Comment

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Private Practices

Writing effective copy is a very challenging job that has been made more difficult with the need to make the information search engine optimized. Search engine optimized (SEO) copywriting requires clear goals and precise keywords.  If these keywords are used appropriately and in a clear manner, you will improve your search engine rankings. If you

2012-08-15T19:36:40-07:00August 15th, 2012|Copywriting and Training|3 Comments

Housing Corporations

Housing Corporations at Laguna Woods Village Third Laguna Hills Mutual Condominiums United Laguna Woods Mutual Stock Co-Operative Laguna Woods Mutual No. Fifty High-Rise Condominiums Financial Requirements Summary Assets of $125,000 more than the price of the property Annual income of $36,000 (co-op) to $42,000 (condo) Age Requirements Summary One owner must be 55 years of age or older

2012-08-08T12:47:59-07:00August 8th, 2012|Laguna Woods Brochure|4 Comments

Emergency Services

Emergency Services - Call 911 CALL 911 IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY Emergency Resource List Care Ambulance Service Call 911 Orange County Fire Authority Call 911 Hospitals And Medical Centers Near Laguna Woods Hoag Hospital Irvine 949-764-4624 16200 Sand Canyon Avenue Irvine, CA 92618 Kaiser Permanente 888-988-2800 3440 E La Palma Ave Anaheim, CA 92806

2012-08-06T20:06:09-07:00August 6th, 2012|Laguna Woods Brochure|3 Comments

Kirombo Opening Soon

We are excited to release this YouTube commercial in anticipation of the grand opening of the health and beauty marketing services offered by Kirombo. Kirombo is a producer's rep group that provides a variety of sales and marketing services.  You can visit Kirombo online.

2012-07-09T16:53:37-07:00July 9th, 2012|Advertisement|2 Comments

Economic Summary

Laguna Woods Statistics Home Prices As seen around the nation, home prices started falling in the mid 2000's. Laguna Woods was no exception. The median home price today is reported between $260,000 - $311,000 depending on the source. Here are some interesting statistics by National Association of Realtors® Population Growth Last Year: -10.1% Cost of

2012-06-20T19:14:15-07:00June 20th, 2012|Laguna Woods Brochure|0 Comments

Project Planning

Project Planning Client and developer work together to define the project and project deliverables. Includes these steps: Requirements analysis client goals, target audience, detailed feature requests and as much relevant information as you can possibly gather. Project charter summary of agreed upon information define navigation gain access to servers and build folder structure Determine required

2012-05-17T07:55:00-07:00May 17th, 2012|Instructions|0 Comments

Think Marketing Internet Solutions

Have you ever wondered about the M I S in our company name?  Originally, the MIS part of the name came from the acronym "management information systems", which is the initial intent for the company. Given that we create custom databases, project managers, CRMs and more we thought MIS was a good match. As time

2012-05-10T10:10:44-07:00May 10th, 2012|Advertisement|2 Comments

In the Community

Last week we released a new edition of TeaLeafMedia.com. It contains three slide show galleries: People, Places, and Things.  The photos in the exhibit were taken in a variety of cities and were typically taken outdoors at community events.  The slide shows have musical accompaniments, so be sure your speakers are on. Thank you for

2012-05-02T12:23:43-07:00May 2nd, 2012|News|2 Comments

504Planner.com

504Planner.com is a pre-configured and populated website that is designed for lenders who offer SBA 504 loans.  Purchase the site as-is, redesign, and/or change all the content. The choice is yours. Includes 80 published articles about the 504 loan program, 80 image files, published 504 rates for more than two years, and embedded SBA YouTube

2012-03-15T21:01:54-07:00March 15th, 2012|Specials|1 Comment

Getting Settled In

The announcement that the SBBTC was closing was discouraging at first, but when I began to consider the possibilities I immediately saw this as an opportunity to move Avalon MIS closer to some important constituents.  Over the last several months I have been working with several organizations that are in Northern California. A move further north in

2012-03-12T09:03:09-07:00March 12th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Getting Settled In

Drupal Joomla or WordPress Comparison

Which Content Management System is Right For Your Organization? Each week my office gets calls from prospects who are making a decision between content management systems and are seeking my input on which to choose, Drupal Joomla or WordPress.  Avalon M I S works with all the popular open source CMS brands whereas some digital

2012-02-14T08:58:01-08:00February 14th, 2012|CMS|2 Comments

On-Demand Social Media

Avalon M I S  launched a new website and new services at ConciergeMBA.com.  The website and services are in response to prospects and clients who are looking for affordable, on-demand social media and business services. The site is powered by WordPress and was developed to make it easy for prospects and clients to order and

2012-02-04T21:18:02-08:00February 4th, 2012|Web Developments|9 Comments

Social Media for Candidates

Quick Social Media Tips for Political Candidates As the political season heats up it is time for some quick tips for your social media campaign. Here are 10 things that every candidate needs to do. 10 things that every candidate needs to do Read this article that is published at Massachusetts-election-2010.com.  It is full of important

2012-01-31T22:28:54-08:00January 31st, 2012|News|6 Comments

Stop Censorship in USA

On Wednesday Jan. 18th thousands of sites will go dark to protest SOPA & PIPA, two US bills racing through Congress that threaten prosperity, online security, and freedom of expression. The White House opposes the bill and announced last Friday that the legislation "reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative

2012-01-18T09:21:44-08:00January 18th, 2012|News|2 Comments

Warm Hearts

Avalon MIS is about to launch our latest brochure site for our friends at Cold Noses Warm Hearts. Cold Noses Warm Hearts is a non-profit organization that provides grooming, boarding, and placement services for dogs in-need.  This Website is a simple website that is integrated with Craigslist so that when the staff announces a pet for

2011-11-30T19:21:56-08:00November 30th, 2011|Web Developments|1 Comment

Quick Landing Websites

The Quick Landing Websites were released in December 2011 at Quicklanding.com. These Websites are offered to small business owners who are interested in attractive, functional, and affordable Websites that are delivered in a short-period of time. Avalon MIS has been a leader in Website training for nearly a decade and are now offering new and redesigned

2011-11-25T05:23:42-08:00November 25th, 2011|Web Developments|0 Comments

Drupal Camp LA Presentation

Drupal Camp LA was held at UC Irvine in Early August. This year Laura Scroggins made two presentations including "Huff, Puff, and Webonomics".  The second presentation was called "She Codes Like a Girl" which targeted women programmers who are active in the Drupal community and over the age of 40. This very small group of important and skilled women were

2011-08-24T08:01:26-07:00August 24th, 2011|News|0 Comments

eLearning Package

eLearning projects bring a certain amount of excitement to Avalon MIS, especially when the environment is supplemented with learning materials and interactive training. The client on this project is a large Web developer and SEO strategist who was awarded a contract to develop 12 Websites for a State government agency. The CMS developments are powered

2011-06-29T12:13:21-07:00June 29th, 2011|CMS, News|0 Comments

WordCamp SF 2010

Just got back from my first WordCamp and was inspired by my experience. I've attended Joomla® Camps and Drupal® Camps, and this was my favorite for many reasons. First I want to discuss the similarities. The venue was definitely packed with people who were eager to learn. There were some great speakers and overall I

2011-05-02T12:54:00-07:00May 2nd, 2011|News|0 Comments

Web 2.0 Expo

Had a great time at the Web 2.0 Expo and was particularly impressed with a young man who pitched open{subnet}. I searched the Internet and found the company Kiwi Commons who's mission is to "To provide the best Internet safety resources for parents, educators and youth workers across North America. To encourage proactive strategies for

2011-03-30T11:10:48-07:00March 30th, 2011|News|0 Comments

San Diego Drupal Camp

  San Diego Drupal Camp 2009 attracted some amazing talent including: Andrew Root, Mike Stewart, Christoph Weber, and Karl Scheirer just to name a few. The camp was held at Platt College San Diego, a graphics art school in east SD. The room were comfortable and as with most camps were full of knowledgeable teachers

2009-01-24T20:28:46-08:00January 24th, 2009|News|0 Comments

Linux Expo

My first Linux Expo was informative and easy to navigate, much like a good database. I arrived in Los Angeles early Saturday to a full parking lot. That is usually a good indicator that an expo is going to be successful. As I entered the expo registration area I was directed by a perky greeter

2008-03-10T20:12:26-07:00March 10th, 2008|News|0 Comments

Berkeley Drupal

  Just attended my first meeting of the Berkeley Drupal Users Group at the UC Berkeley campus. Thanks to Tao Starbow for making me feel welcome. I became interested in this particular user group after presenting at BADCamp 07. BADCamp attracted such an interesting and diverse crowd that I had to see if it was reflective of the Berkeley Drupal Users

2007-11-29T13:21:13-08:00November 29th, 2007|News|0 Comments

Drupal Camp LA 2007

  Wow ... thank you to AOL for such a great venue and Crystal ... you rock! Some of the interesting things I learned at Camp Today: 1) Still more men in technology but wow, these were an amazing group of guys. 2) Drupal seems to attract smart, fun loving, collaborative folks who are eager

2007-09-14T13:30:09-07:00September 14th, 2007|News|0 Comments

Website and Media

Dr. Norma Davis is a professional management consultant that specializes in turn-arounds, project management, and enterprise resource planing.  Dr. Davis had a Website but it was outdated and did not have good "curb appeal". Additionally, since her last name was not unique, it was hard for prospects to find her on the Internet. Project Deliverables

2007-02-28T11:52:06-08:00February 28th, 2007|Web Developments|0 Comments

Brave New Web

FinancialFuture.com was featured in a cover article in Financial Planning Magazine® in 1999. That article begins with: “One of Laura Scroggins clients is a woman living in Japan. The two women have never met, nor have they spoken on the phone.” Official Magazine of the International Association of Financial Planning "A Brave New World“

1999-04-20T11:30:20-07:00April 20th, 1999|News|0 Comments