On The Blog: The 411 On SSL Certificates

Illustration of a tablet with SSL and padlock on the screenOne of the most common website questions we hear is: How do I know my website is secure—for realz?

The answer? Secure Sockets Layer. 

(This will make much more sense after you read our latest post—hint, hint.)
So grab yourself a decoder ring and settle in 'cuz the Geeks are about to unravel the mysteries of:
  • digital certificates
  • secret handshakes
  • browsers and computers in cahoots together!
Ready for a thrilling tale of secrets and intrigue? (We might be overselling this.)
Read our latest post.

Celebrate Data Privacy Day — Every Day

Woman looking at her smartphoneData Privacy Day is celebrated globally every year on Jan 28 (just last month).

Yet we say that *every* day is a great day to think about our personal data and how we can help protect it.

Here are 3 things you can do to learn more about data privacy: ⬇️

Find out how (and when) Data Privacy Day got started in the first place. (It's been around longer than you think!)

Make sure your devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.) are running the latest versions of their operating systems and software. ⮕ Check out this relatively current tutorial on how to find your operating system version.

Read our post "Why Collecting Less Personal Info Really Is More" (specifically when it comes to websites).

What We're Geeking Out About 🤓

Chart showing the dominance of WordPress
The Latest Word On WordPress
According to a recent report by W3Techs, WordPress now runs 43% of all the websites on the Internet.

That's a lot of WordPress. 🤯
Example of Mondrian art
Mondrian Art In CSS
We love art and we love code.

And we love art made from code! Check out these remakes of Mondrian art using CSS.
The Google logo as seen through a target finder
Europe's Move Against Google Analytics
Austria’s data regulator has determined that the use of Google Analytics is a breach of GDPR

This decision applies only in Austria and isn’t final, but you can bet we'll be watching things very closely.
ICYMI: If you're unsure what GDPR is, get the skinny in our post "GDPR: 4 Steps To Get You Started."

Project Highlight: CDA National Reserve

CDA National homepage header image of a beautiful golf course
CDA National Reserve is a coveted year-round residential community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.

The project deets:

  • Do a complete rebrand (courtesy of our partners at DVA Advertising) and site rebuild to support the branding and website needs of the new community owner.
  • Build a custom WordPress theme (based on our own CodeGeek theme) — which is optimized for mobile and loads lightning fast! ⚡
  • Create a website that showcases all that CDA National Reserve has to offer, from world-class golf to real estate—and so much more.
Grid photo display of CDA National's services

Our fave feature: Seamless desktop to mobile views!

CDA National Reserve’s website showcases incredible photography of their golfing and real estate opportunities.

By leveraging the power of the Gutenberg WordPress editor and our lean CodeGeek theme, going from desktop to mobile view feels seamless and lets their imagery shine on any device.
Desktop view of real estate on CDA National's site
Mobile view of real estate on CDA National's site
Learn more about CDA National Reserve and check out their new website at:

🧡 Wanna see more geeky web projects? Check out our Portfolio!

Where In The World Are The Geeks?

Skier climbing up a snowy mountain
Todd took a li’l trip to Salida to ski a really big mountain at Monarch.

Above-table view of the tabletop game Clank
Leah burgled her way to adventure during a family game night playing Clank!

20-something Geek in France
☞ Can you Guess the Geek? ☜ Throughout 2022, we’ll be celebrating our 20th year by looking back at our 20s, and first up is this guy. ⬆

Find out who this youngster is and read our full interview with him on Facebook!
"I wouldn't look any further [than CodeGeek] when seeking a professional organization to handle all of the necessary technical tasks involved with running a successful website business."

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