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“Your connection to this site is NOT SECURE”

– Carla

On the 27th of April, Google announced that from the beginning of October 2017 “Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning in two additional situations: when users enter data on an HTTP page, and on all HTTP pages visited in Incognito mode.”

You may be wondering What is HTTP and HTTPS? and What does this mean for my site? Let’s start at the beginning:

HTTP and HTTPS

HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was the system used in ‘the beginning’ by network administrators as the standard procedure for exchanging information. However once everyone understood this process, it became very easy to intercept these exchanges. Thus HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) was developed to protect the information exchanged over the network. HTTPS uses an SSL Certificate to encrypt the information. This means that even if someone intercepts information being exchanged they would not be able to read it.READ MORE

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Our top five lunch spots

– Carla

Working at Pomegranite means a multitude of things. One of these things is that we work really hard, another is that we are located at the top of Wale Street in the city center (a prime spot for most of our gustatory requirements). Eating amazing food makes us happy and gives us something to look forward to. And yes, sometimes we have second lunch. With all of this in mind, here are our top five lunch spots:

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Back to school: HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design

– Carla

When you work at Pomegranite you have to get used to a few things. One of those things is the fact that your bosses are fantastic strong women who encourage you to be fantastic and strong. Also they check up on you, regularly! And they can see when you have hit a wall and need some help moving forward.

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A few observations about Cape Town’s 2015 WordCamp

eCommerce is a lot more fun than you would think.

The last speaker on the first day was just the greatest. First of all he was inspirational – he said things like “the limit exists in our mind only” and “why not?” instead of ‘why?’ And my personal favourite: “before the existence of the black swan was an accepted fact people thought, hey, these people are crazy, maybe we should send them back to Australia!” He was funny and inspirational at the same time.

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The real joys of job-hunting.

At the end of this month I will have been working at Pomegranite for 3 months. This, for me, is a reason to celebrate.

I began the year jobless. In February I started working at an awful company (which lasted for a day and a half), and then I searched for a job in my disillusioned state until the middle of May. In the middle of May I made my acquaintance with Pomegranite and hooray for me – I landed the job.

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Five things you should know about Windows 10

I have never written a review on anything other than a book or an academic paper and I am by no means a technologically with-it person. I say this now to give you fair warning. What I am is a very slightly above average user of a computer who just received her free upgrade of Windows 10. So, here are five things that I think you should know about Windows 10:

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Reconsidering the internet: Authority, accuracy and ethics NEW

I am not naturally inclined to understanding computers or the internet. I get it, but I also don’t. Before I started working at Pomegranite, the amount of time I spent on my laptop and more specifically The Internet was minimal (maybe an hour a day if at all). This hour would consist of checking my emails – as I was at that time frantically searching for a job – and having a quick browse through my Facebook feed. I spent the majority of my time watching yoga videos (Yoga with Adriene – definitely check her out).

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