New Twin Websites: Same Dedicated People & Services

For those of you who haven’t heard, WordPress Sherpa & Emagine Web Marketing have (finally) rebranded and made their partnership official! While we’ve worked together for the better part of 8 years now, we’ve primarily operated as separate business entities. HTG Web Solutions, previously Honest-to-Goodness Web Solutions, is long gone and we can finally move forward with our chosen two brands. See our new partner websites here: &

Keep in mind, I still operate as a sole proprietor under my name, Dara Kain, because I mostly live abroad and it’s simply easier for tax purposes. Aside from this announcement though, my business partner Michelle and I have done a review on a few things we feel are important for our clients to put into action to follow along with best web practices. Read more below…

Let’s start with
Privacy Policies & Terms of Use

This is an important one since no one wants to deal with potential lawsuits for not being current on privacy laws and just this year alone there are 6 new ones in place. This is why instead of having to manually update them on our websites, we’re suggesting our clients sign-up with Termageddon: an agency dedicated to providing continuous up-to-date policies to help you comply with consumer protection laws. Get 10% off your first-year payment by visiting the link provided here. Please note, whether or not you decide to register for this service, I’m asking all of my clients to sign the waiver form located here to acknowledge that you have received this notice. If you choose not to sign-up with Termageddon, you understand that it is your sole responsibility to provide me with alternative policies to display on your website while keeping them up-to-date as laws change.

This leads us into…
Cookie Consent

Is it really necessary? Considering that sites are reachable from all over the world, we must consider that the policies differ between countries. Especially if you have an online following from the EU or Canada, you’re going to need this. Thankfully, Termageddon has an initial questionnaire that helps determine whether or not this is required based on your site needs. Not to mention, their cookie consent is included in their annual package along with the Privacy Policy & Terms of Use, so there’s really no going wrong here!

What about Web Accessibility?

For those of you not in the loop on what WCAG or ADA is or why it would be important, I’ll provide the scoop here. To enable people with disabilities to use your website, they need it to function in a way that’s intuitive for them. This can be a daunting task for a web designer because these custom-designed websites, while functional, are generally not pretty. That’s why there are services such as AccessiBe that allow for a simple integration on your website to enable this feature without having to change the whole layout of your website. There are even legal requirements suggesting that all websites are inclusive in this manner. “In 2018, the DOJ clarified that websites are considered places of public accommodation and should therefore comply with the ADA Title III. US courts refer to WCAG 2.1 AA as the accessibility standard.” ( Our recommendation? Don’t wait to ensure that your website is ADA-compliant.