The RainStorm Blog

Company news, industry analysis, and advice from RainStorm.

Uncompromising Passwords (and More)

Working Together to Keep Your Website Secure Most web hosts these days, particularly those who are hosting WordPress sites, are forward-thinking when it comes to site security. Yet we sometimes still hear the occasional horror story about a compromised website and...

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Want to be our next Web Developer? We’re hiring!

RainStorm is looking for a new team member to join us in our Orono office — or, for the right candidate, remotely! We are searching for a detail-oriented, highly motivated web developer to join our development team. If you have deep experience with WordPress, are...

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Who Wore It Best? Another Halloween at RainStorm…

Happy Halloween! We really like Halloween here at RainStorm, even though it means that sometimes weird people show up here for work (see the retrospective here...) . A couple of them DO look kind of familiar, though... Who's your favorite?

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Some Recent Launches

It's easy to be head-down for a long period of time here so we don't always get a chance to talk about the great work we accomplish weekly. This past month was a particularly busy one where was saw four projects launch and I'd like to take a moment to talk about each...

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A Back to Work Website Activity

The weather has gotten crisp and the fog is starting to gather in the cooler mornings, meaning that autumn will be upon us soon. For many, we think of this as "back to school" time and we expect young folks to refocus their efforts on their betterment. Why should we...

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Family Dinner

Late last year, Client Relationship Manager Monique Bouchard coined the term "Family Dinner" to describe the kind of days when all of our remote staff comes together in our Orono office. This kind of meetup day is new for RainStorm which up until a couple years...

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Collaboration: Chewonki and the Maine Coast Semester

In the fall of 2015, RainStorm began planning for the three phase multisite project with our longtime friends at Chewonki. The first project we were to tackle was to reimagine and rebrand the Maine Coast Semester online experience. Collaboration A typical RainStorm...

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My First Web Tech Was…

We were sitting around the office one day at lunch a while back when the topic of our first website and technology projects came up. We're a pretty diverse office, and so our stories represented a pretty broad span of tech and eras. We thought our stories were pretty...

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Self-Directed Content Assessment

Content is the life of any website. No matter how old or how new your site is, you should always consider ways to make your content the best it can be. Your focus changes, your organization changes, and your site is uniquely able to reflect those changes and...

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We’ve Got Your Back

As a website hosting company, one question we occasionally get is about our backup process. RainStorm's support team is responsible for this part of our managed hosting, making sure that all our clients' sites are protected. Backups are critical, for every website....

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508 vs. WCAG

Section 508 vs. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Ever wonder what the usage differences between some of the major web standards are? We've got you covered. Section 508 The 508 rules are laid out specifically so that any disabled person will still have access to...

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