What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Website from Sharknados, a Zombie Apocalypse, or Other Imminent Disasters

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Shark in a tornadoPicture it: A routine tornado hits San Clemente, pulling gargantuan man-eating sharks from the ocean, and thrashing them upon our beautiful town. These blood-thirsty predators threaten to destroy everything you hold dear. Unfortunately, the only person who can save you is Steve Sanders from the original Beverly Hills 90210, and he’s too busy rescuing that one hot chick from American Pie (no, not the foreign exchange student; the blonde one).

So, of course, in the midst of impending tragedy, it’s only natural for your mind to rush to the one thing in the world you hold most dear: your small business website.
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Isaura Garner, Fashion Designer

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Isaura GarnerSan Clemente-based fashion designer Isaura Garner is a fun, happy and passionate person. Her women’s clothing line exudes these qualities. Luckily, for the team at San Clemente Website Design, she entrusted us to make sure her website is just as colorful, bold and professional as she is.

The inspiration for Isaura’s clothing line comes from her native Costa Rica and is reflected in the bright, tropical colors of the fabrics she uses as well as the soft, flowing style of her designs. Her love affair with fashion started in high school when, through fashion magazines, she fell in love with Valentino, Versace and other high-end designers.

“I would look through these magazines, as a teenager, and say to myself, ‘this is what I want to do. I want to make these beautiful clothes,’” she says. “I wanted to bring that sophisticated level of fashion to the everyday woman with clothing that mixes comfort and style.”
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Between Two Palm Trees

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An Interview with Deb Foley, Founder of San Clemente Website Design

In this first edition of Between Two Palm Trees, we talk with website designer, and San Clemente resident, Deb Foley about her rampant use of WordPress, and why she wants to push it on every website owner she knows.

CONRIC: Hi Deb, welcome to Between Two Palm Trees. I hope traffic wasn’t too bad getting here, and you had no trouble finding our building.

FOLEY: We’re actually talking on the phone. I’m sitting in my own office in San Clemente.

CONRIC: Good, I’m glad to hear it. It’s always nice to see you. Anyway, I invited you here today to discuss your obsession with WordPress. Word on the street is that you’re a big fan. Can you tell me a little bit about WordPress, and why you’re so addicted to it?
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Client Spotlight: The FCAR

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The Foundation to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Charlene Reed found her life’s calling in the midst of tragedy. In September 2010, her longtime boyfriend, Mike, developed a staph infection during a routine surfing session near the couple’s San Clemente home. Charlene rushed Mike to the hospital where they discovered that, in a matter of hours, the infection had caused abscesses on Mike’s spinal cord, as well as renal and pulmonary failure.

The infection Mike contracted is called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. This terrible type of staph infection is very resilient to most antibiotics and is constantly staying steps ahead of science by developing new resistances. Mike got lucky; doctors were able to save his life with emergency surgery on his spinal cord. His outstanding physical fitness and good health also played a role. However, Mike, who had enjoyed an active lifestyle of surfing and competing in vigorous outrigger canoe racing, would be wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life.

For the next two years, as Mike received medical treatment and rehabilitation in an assisted-living facility, Charlene threw herself into learning all she could about antimicrobial resistant infections. What she found was staggering. Read More