Massoud Shakeri's blog

Website Redesign: When You Need It?

First impression does matter, especially when prospective customers are visiting your website. Your potential audience will start making assumptions about your business at the first glance of your website. Usually they do not spend more than a few seconds, before they decide if they should stay or leave the site. All the content sould be relevant and to-the-point. Nothing should steal their attention and distract them. Poor navigation or an unattractive user interface, make visitors to leave your website, as much as imcompayibilty with some mobile or tablet devices do. So, if any of these cases apply to your website, and it cannot convert visitors to customers, it may be a good time to consider a website redesign.

The following points can help you to decide what should be improved.

A PSA About A Credit Card Scam

Yesterday, I received an email from what appeared to be a potential client. The Email was sent from a marine engineer, or so he said, who wanted a website for his growing oil company. The client, lets call him 'Bob', claimed that he wanted his website to be the best of the best  and that he had the funds to pay for it; upward of $10,000. Of course, I am going to say yes to that!

How to Extract the Path of SVG file to Use it as a Marker on Google Maps

In the following video clip which I uploaded on YouTube, I show you the most efficient way to convert any PNG/Jpeg file to SVG format. Then extract SVG path as a single string, so it can be used to define the path of the icon used as a maker on Google Maps.

A Hacked website & Lessons Learned

It was 9AM when one of my clients called me and asked if I know why none of the pages of his website, which is Wordpress based, is shown. I started checking his Wordpress dashboard first, and everything was looking fine, but when I tried any page, it just could not show them. It took me a while to conclude it may be a hack attack.