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Installing a Free SSL Certificate from letsencrypt.org

A SSL cert allows secure connections between a web server and a browser and as of earlier this year, Google has started to penalize websites that do not have a SSL cert installed. Luckily, thanks to Let’s Encrypt, you can install a free SSL cert. Here is how to set up the installation.
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Standing Up for Human Rights Exhibit, Development Stack

My first project at Grafton Studio was to develop an application for the organization Chhange, that highlighted the prevalence of genocide and other human rights atrocities around the world. In the following paragraphs, my goal is to demonstrate how we solved the technical challenges of this project.
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Setting an App-Specific Password in Gmail

If you have a website or web app that sends emails as part of its functionality, i.e. sends “forgot password” links, you need to think about how to send these emails without jeopardising your security.
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January Transfer Window News - Ross Kenney Joins Grafton Studio

This month Grafton Studio welcomed Ross Kenney onto the team.
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Why We Shifted From Wordpress to Craft CMS

Although we still offer to build sites on Wordpress, and appreciate how powerful a platform it is given its huge community and available plugins, we most often recommend a different CMS: a relatively newcomer called Craft CMS.