Assisting You in Making the Most of Your Online Presence

At White Fir Design we are focused on assisting you in making sure that you make the most of your online presence. Whether you are a new business, an established business, or a non-profit organization we provide services that will assist you in creating or improving online presence. We provide an assortment of web design, security, and marketing services. We provide the technical expertise needed to quickly and easily create or improve your online presence, so that you can spend your time on what you do best. We work hard to provide you value for your investment in your online presence and we make sure that you are fully satisfied with the work we do.


Latest Blog Posts


GoDaddy's Idea of Securing Websites Actually Involves Leaving Them Insecure and Trying to Deal with the After Effects of That
Yesterday we discussed GoDaddy's usage of misleading claims to try to sell overpriced SSL certificates. Based on that it probably wouldn't be surprising to hear that they would mislead people in other ways about security and that is exactly what we ran across while looking into things while working on that previous post.  When we clicked on the "Add to Cart" button for one of their SSL certificat... Read More

Monitoring For Malware and Other Website Hacks Won't Prevent a Website from Being Hacked
In dealing with people with hacked websites we are often reminded that things that seem like they should be easy to understand about security products and services are often not for a lot of people. What plays at least some role in that, and maybe a lot, is that the security industry frequently makes misleading and outright false claims. We recently had someone that contacted us about a hacked ... Read More

The Truth Behind Conflicting SiteLock Reviews
Recently something we had written about the web security company SiteLock was linked to in thread that starts out with someone discussing the conflicting reviews of SiteLock: Just had a word press site hacked. Out host suspended our site and recommended site lock to clean it up. I looked at online reviews of their service. There are reviews that say they’re good, and reviews that say they are a... Read More

GoDaddy Using Google's Change to Label Non-HTTPS Websites as "Not Secure" in Chrome To Sell Overpriced SSL Certificates
Yesterday we discussed someone's belief that their website would be useless in its current form due to a company's blog post about Google making a change to their Chrome web browser to label non-HTTPS websites as "not secure". Unrelated to that, yesterday we  got sent an email from GoDaddy touting purchasing SSL certificates from them to avoid websites being labeled that way by Chrome. Two things... Read More

Computer Antivirus Software Won't Provide an Accurate Assessment if Website Files Contain Malware
When it comes to web hosts alerting their customers that their websites have malware or otherwise have been hacked, what we have seen is that those many of those customers are overly suspicious of those claims. While they are issues with false positives and with web hosts having shady partnerships with security companies, in most instances the claim is correct. There are good ways to double che... Read More