27 Jul 2018

SSL Certificates : You have until July to Install SSL or Google will mark your site “Not Secure”

SSL Certificates : Chrome 68, due out in July, will warn users about HTTP sites.

The time has come for all websites to migrate to HTTPS. You have until July when Chrome 68 releases.

If you’re a regular reader you know that we’ve been talking about this for a while. Google has also pushed the date back a couple of times trying to avoid the massive disruption that will occur when websites start getting labeled, “Not Secure.”

If you haven’t been following, here’s what you need to know:

Google and the rest of the browsers have been working on this for a long time. Last year Google and Mozilla began the push towards universal encryption by changing the UI on their browsers. In addition to the padlock icon, any website with SSL is marked “Secure.”

The idea was that website owners would gradually adopt SSL as more and more features were being taken away.

The browsers also began marking HTTP sites “Not Secure.” This was done more gradually. The warnings started out just warning users when they were about to enter a password in an unencrypted field. Then in the Fall they turned up the volume even more and started marking any HTTP page with text fields “Not Secure.” Now, with the release of Chrome 68 in July, Google is cranking it up to 11. Any website served via HTTP is going to get the “Not Secure” indicator.

Chrome 68 Warning

What’s the Big Deal with HTTPS?

HTTP is ancient by computer standards. It’s a protocol for communication and it worked fine for a while. Unfortunately, HTTP is not secure. When you make an HTTP connection with a website that connection is not secure. That means that anyone can eavesdrop on the connection and steal or manipulate any data passed back-and-forth.

HTTPS is secure. When you make a connection with a website the data being sent is encrypted. That essentially makes it worthless to anyone without the corresponding key. Beyond security, HTTPS also blocks ISPs from injecting ads on your website, it is faster and performs better than HTTP and, finally, you have to have encryption in order to use HTTP/2, which is becoming more widely adopted by the day.

What do I need to do?

You need to install an SSL certificate and migrate your website to HTTPS. Before you order one though, take stock of what you need to secure. You may just have a single domain or you may have something more complicated like sub-domains or even multiple domains, in which case you’ll want to find the right certificate. Don’t worry, there’s a diverse set of offerings that cover just about every use case.

Next you’ll need to migrate to HTTPS, you can do this by changing the protocol in your URLs to HTTPS, then using 301 redirects. You may also want to take the time to add your website to HSTS preload list.

Either way, the key takeaway is that you have until July to get an SSL certificate, lest you anger Google.

And trust me, no one wants to cross Google.

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08 Feb 2018

Document Checklist for Payment Gateway : Payumoney

Have questions about the documents required for accepting payments with PayUmoney payment gateway? Here’s a documents checklist that you should keep ready according to your business filing status.

Business Filling Status – INDIVIDUAL

  • Copy of Pan Card duly signed.
  • Copy of Address Proof (Driving License/ Voter ID/ Adhaar Card/ Passport) duly signed.
  • Cancelled cheque of the bank account (Original), IFSC code and Name should be printed.

Kindly do not stamp if your business filing status is: INDIVIDUAL

Business Filling Status – PROPRIETORSHIP

  • Copy of Pan Card duly signed and stamped.
  • Copy of Address Proof (Driving License/ Voter ID/ Adhaar Card/ Passport) duly signed and stamped.
  • Cancelled cheque of the bank account (Original). IFSC code and Name should be printed.
  • Copy of Govt. Proof of the firm (Please ensure that the Proof has Govt. Seal on it) duly signed and stamped

Business Filling Status – PARTNERSHIP/LLP

  • Authorization letter for the Signing Authority duly signed and stamped by all partners on the company letter head. (format sent on registered mail ID)
  • Cancelled cheque of the bank account (Original). IFSC code and Name should be printed.
  • Copy of Pan Card of the Authorized signatory duly signed and stamped.
  • Copy of Address Proof of the Authorized signatory (Driving License/ Voter ID/ Adhaar Card/ Passport) duly signed and stamped.
  • Copy of Company’s pan card duly signed and stamped by Authorized signatory.
  • Copy of Govt. proof of the firm duly signed and stamped by Authorized signatory (Please ensure that the Proof has Govt. Seal on it).
  • Copy of Partnership deed duly signed and stamped by Authorized signatory.
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation mandatory for LLP duly signed and stamped.

Business Filling Status – Private limited/ Public limited/Trust /Society

  • Board Resolution / Authorisation Letter for the Signing Authority duly signed and stamped by at least two Directors / Trustee /Members on the company letter head (available on dashboard after penny testing)
  • Cancelled cheque Original Copy, IFSC code and Name should be printed.
  • Copy of Pan Card copy of the Authorized signatory duly signed and stamped.
  • Copy of Address Proof (Driving License/ Voter ID/ Aadhar Card/ Passport) duly signed and stamped.
  • Copy of Company’s pan card duly signed and stamped by Authorized signatory.
  • Copy of Company’s Govt. proof of the firm (Certificate of incorporation mandatory for Private Limited and Public Limited) duly signed and stamped.
  • Copy of Form 18, if there is any change in address of the entity duly signed and stamped.
  • Society Registration Certificate for filing status as society duly signed and stamped.
  • Trust Act Certificate issued from Government for Trust duly signed and stamped.

Mandatory Additional documents required in case taking donations: Form 80G duly signed and stamped – Form 12A duly signed and stamped.

Important Note:

  • Please ensure that the Name Order/Spellings and Date of Birth on Address Proof should match with details as on Pan Card if not then sent a declaration/affidavit (Original Copy) by mentioning name and DOB as on Pan card and Name and DOB as on address proof and then declare correct spellings and also declare both names and DOB are of same person.
  • Signature done on all the agreement pages and on supporting documents should be same as on personal PAN CARD/ PASSPORT/DRIVING LICENSE.
  • Each and every page of the agreement (available on dashboard after penny testing) and attached documents should be properly signed and stamp at bottom right hand side of the page by authorized signatory, and on Page No .3 should signed and stamped inside the respective “Signature /Organisation stamp Box”

The above is a document checklist for merchants looking to accept payments with PayUmoney payment gateway. A detailed and final document checklist will be available on the payment gateway’s dashboard post completion of penny testing.

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12 Dec 2016

6 Business Advantages of Responsive Web Design

There is NO doubt that Responsive Web Design is very important for today’s webdesign point of view.

Smartphone and tablet adoption rapidly increases, so does the importance of mobile-friendly websites. Smartphones and tablets have changed the approach toward design and user experience. Before the spread of mobile devices with advanced web-browsing capability, web designers had only one primary challenge to deal with keeping the same look and feel of their websites. However, interacting with websites on smartphones and tablets is not the same as doing that on a desktop computer monitors. Factors such as Click versus Touch, Screen-size, Pixel-resolution, support for Adobe’s Flash technology, optimized markup and many more have become crucial while creating websites with Responsive Design.

If SEO is a core component of your digital marketing strategy, having a mobile–friendly website is becoming essential. Mobile sales have already overtaken desktop sales, and mobile Internet usage is predicted to overtake desktop internet usage by 2014. It is only logical that mobile search will overtake desktop search at some point in the near future as well.

What is Responsive Web Design?

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is an approach of laying-out and coding a website such that the website provides an optimal viewing experience — ease of reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling — across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).

The designer creating a Responsive Design should ensure that the website’s navigation elements, screen-layouts, text, images, audio/video players and other UI elements re-adjust themselves on a variety of devices. Thus, one need not spend extra time and money in creating and maintaining one “mobile-site version” and another “desktop-site version” of her website.

Now, having understood what is Responsive Web Design, let us Check the advantages and why Responsive Design is important while creating websites.

Advantages of Responsive Design

1. Super Flexible

Responsive web design sites are fluid, meaning the content moves freely across all screen resolutions and all devices. Both the grids and the images are fluid. Just as a liquid spreads out or draws in to allow its content to fill an allotted space and retain its appearance, responsive web design’s fluidity achieves the same result with website content on a device screen.

2. Excellent User Experience

While, content is king and discover ability of content are foremost success metrics, it is the user experience that enables visitors to consume content on any website through the device of their choice and preference, anytime. Thus, responsive web design is about providing the optimal user experience irrespective of whether they use a desktop computer, a smartphone, a tablet or a smart-TV. Responsive web design accommodates the busy professional during the day and the wide-awake college student needing access to your site anytime. No scrolling or resizing is needed for any visitor to access your website from their favorite device.

3. Cost Effective

The advantages of having a single site that conforms to the need of all devices are significant when compared to having two separate websites. One website costs less than two, and the savings can be substantial. Sites designed solely for mobile device traffic don’t offer the advanced navigational techniques found in traditional websites, and they also require the user to maintain two separate web addresses for your site. This is inconvenient for most people and can cause them to check out the competition’s website. Responsive web design enhances SEO efforts by having all your visitors directed to a single site no matter what they prefer to use as a device.

4. It is Recommended By Google

With 67 percent search market share, when Google speaks, search marketers listen. Google states that responsive web design is its recommended mobile configuration, and even goes so far as to refer to responsive web design as the industry best practice.

This is because responsive design sites have one URL and the same HTML, regardless of device, which makes it easier and more efficient for Google to crawl, index, and organize content. Contrast this with a separate mobile site which has a different URL and different HTML than its desktop counterpart, requiring Google to crawl and index multiple versions of the same site.

Additionally, Google prefers responsive web design because content that lives on one website and one URL is much easier for users to share, interact with, and link to than content that lives on a separate mobile site. Take for example a mobile user who shares content from a mobile site with a friend on Facebook who then accesses that content using a desktop, which results in that user viewing a stripped down mobile site on their desktop. This creates a less than optimal user-experience, and because of the large emphasis Google is now placing on user-experience as a ranking factor, this is essential to take into account with regards to SEO.

5. Very Easy to manage

Having a separate desktop and mobile site requires having separate SEO campaigns. Managing one site and one SEO campaign is far easier than managing two sites and two SEO campaigns. This is a key advantage a responsive website has over a separate mobile site. That being said, there are benefits to having a mobile-specific SEO strategy, such as optimizing for keywords that are more likely to be searched when someone is on their smartphone. For example, someone performing a mobile search for a local restaurant may be more inclined to use the word “nearby” in their search query. However, a separate mobile site is not a requirement for a mobile SEO strategy, and there’s no reason why mobile-specific keywords can’t be incorporated into a responsive design site as well.

6.Enhance user’s offline browsing experience

Responsive design allows site owners to deliver quality content to audiences across devices, the offline browsing capabilities of HTML5 mean that sites can be easily accessed ‘on the go’. As HTML5 enabled tablets and smart phones proliferate this will become increasingly important.  Email newsletters, and content contained in hybrid HTML5 web applications will increasingly be consumed on the move and in the absence of an internet connection.

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