Kaufmann de Suisse Jewelers

Kaufmann de Suisse Jewelers in Palm Beach Web Site Added to the Gallery

I have added the Kaufmann de Suisse Jewelers in Palm Beach Web Site to the Gallery. https://kaufmanndesuisse.com

I constructed and worked on this site from December 2017 to October 2019. During that period I also did the content and scheduling for the social media accounts for that brand, photography, magazine covers and advertisements, and inventory management system.

I have dropped this client but if you would like to look at the work before future changes may happen to the site, you can do so at https://kaufmanndesuisse.com.

This is a dedicated Linux Server for which I serve as the in house Admin. When I don’t work on the server, my team at Godaddy works on the maintenance and security.

Major Change in Email at Godaddy – Needs Your Decision

Dear Clients,

I need to let all my clients and former clients know that Godaddy has reached the decision to kill off all Workspace Email accounts. We have used those in the past because the email was free.

Those accounts need to be upgraded to Office 365 through Godaddy by November 9th.

I just did 2 of my own that are scheduled to be migrated on Wednesday afternoon. My cost for the first year for two boxes was $47. Next year, it would renew at the standard rate of $120. Personally, I plan to try to consolidate down to one email box before the renewal happens.

If people sign up for a 3 year plan now, their cost is 263.52.

If you are using more than 2 emails, Godaddy can quote the price. Keep in mind that if you consolidate emails, you will need to check the web sites that I built for you to count how many emails in which the forms and contacts are programmed.

I know people will not be happy with this news. But it does cost server companies considerable money in electricity and hardware to power those email servers and they do not currently charge for it. Office 365 is also substantially better technology than the old Workspace.

When an email account gets readded to a phone or desktop computer, with Office 365 the only settings that have to be entered are email address and password. It auto detects all the server settings.

I am sending this out so that everyone can make a decision about what they would like to do with their email addresses.

To perform this service and upgrade, you can call Godaddy’s email team at 1-480-463-8376 to have them schedule the migration and authorize the fees. You will need your Godaddy Account number, PIN and Credit Card Number before you call. Right now Godaddy is waving the migration fees.

Larger accounts with larger number of email boxes may want to consider all the options available.

I wanted to let all my clients know so that you can plan accordingly.

I hope all is well your way. Thanks so much.

Laura Kerbyson

Protzek USA


Today we are launching the web site http://www.ProtzekUSA.com/.

This is some of German engineering at it’s finest.

I’ll give you my non-scientific basic explanation of what this device is and what it does that’s unique.

It’s a mobile testing unit for law enforcement. Currently analyzers, which do what this unit, cost about $100,000 or more. The units that law enforcement use now are not mobile.

With this mobile device, law enforcement can swab a steering wheel and tell if there have been drugs in the car. It can be used on blood, sweat, salivia, surfaces, substances, etc. The unit can be used anywhere but it can only be sold to law enforcement.

The cost of these units is about 5% of what law enforcement is used to paying for this kind of technology. And it’s mobile. They can also print the results on the spot.

The company that makes the units are the German engineers Protzek. They have been used all over Europe for years. This will be the first time they will be sold in the United States.

They are very high tech.


The Announcement That’s Coming

The rumor mill has run rampant so I thought I would write this as an informal letter to my friends and business associates in the Carolinas and Florida. Yes, I have been noticeably absent from the Carolinas for many months.

I started Carolina Web Development in 2012. In 2015, I expanded and opened Florida Web Development, which was originally out of Jacksonville. In January, I moved it to Palm Beach County, FL.

Florida Web Development was hired by an investment company to create a company. And I think that statement under values the magnitude of what I was charged to create. I was hired to create and develop a national competitor to job board sites like Monster, Career Builder, Indeed and Zip Recruiter. I don’t know how much you know about how the software works with those companies but behind the scenes it is as complex as a creating a stock market in software.

To compete with the big boys, is more than a one-woman show. So I choose a development team that has been a really solid pick. We set about creating software that utilizes something that we call SMART Technology. It utilizes advanced algorithms to match each candidate with their perfect job. It’s a system based on advanced search techniques and artificial intelligence. It is a software system that we will continue to improve and continue to advance as the company evolves. We are determined to offer more features than any other company.

We are now within a couple of weeks of launching this company to the world. Our newest employees have started this week.

When the company officially launches for the Soft Launch, I will be stepping out of the developer and a manager role and strictly into operations. The owner of the company is the President of the company; I will become the Vice President of Operations. It’s my role to run this company and to continue to drive innovation. There will be a lot of revisions, changes and redesigns that will continue to make this a better product and company as we progress. It is our intention to build a national, billion dollar plus company. It’s ambitious, it’s aggressive and we hope to eventually achieve everything that is on our list.

I do still retain the ownership and function of Carolina Web Development and Florida Web Development. But, I was really at the point in which I needed to say something as I’ve turned down some smaller and medium sized clients lately without an explanation.

My reputation and companies were all about building technology with style and what I was hired to do had nothing to do with style and was not the focus of our development. Style will be addressed after functionality for obvious reasons.

There are still some long hours and weeks ahead and tough decisions. Most of our work is still sitting on the dev server. But I am really looking forward to launching this company and the sense of achievement that we will all have.

I hope that those of you know me will be happy for me and I hope that you become clients, either as job seekers or employers because we are aiming to be very competitive and well worth your time.


And yes, when I hit LAUNCH, there will be millions of jobs flowing into those systems. During the soft launch we’ll be testing systems and everything won’t be there yet.




Site in Development

Recent Work

Check out our recent work – The TED Center in Florida is getting a new site.

Site in Development

TED Center – Site in Development



And this month’s work included a poster campaign for the National Association of Black Women in Construction.

Do Not Buy Godaddy’s Get Found Product

I’ve been a web developer over 15 years and I can’t begin to tell you how much our industry needs regulation to prevent certain companies from ripping off developers and clients.

I have a rule and I violated it. My rule is to never buy anything via telephone solicitation.

Let me give you some specifics:

Last June Godaddy calls me to solicit a new product called “Get Found.” I signed up Florida Web Development. Not only did the product not do anything, when I recently moved the business from Jacksonville to Palm Beach County, Florida I had another look at why it wasn’t working because I tried to change the address of my business. The product finally came up with an error message. Upon talking to Godaddy – here’s what they told me. “You have a sentence on your home page that says, ‘Our web sites can found in many states.’ That statement makes you ineligible to be local.” That’s one of the stupidest things you can say to a web developer who pays for a local location.

I pay for a local address in Palm Beach County – How can I not be local? We’re web developers. Of course, our sites are all over the Internet.

Then upon agreeing that the product never worked, they told me that due to constraints on their system they could only issue a 3-month refund. So I explained to them, “When you sell a product to someone and you discover that the product never functioned and you try to keep their money, that becomes fraud.”

I tried to encourage them to fix their product. They didn’t want to fix the product. I’m sure they didn’t want to fix it in the same way that every time a client of ours buys a domain name from Godaddy, they immediately try to sell them a web site and undercut us as developers. What blatant disrespect Godaddy has for the developers that fuel its business. Quite frankly you should be doing everything you can to help developers. You shouldn’t even be charging them for their companies because they send a huge chunk of business to Godaddy.

A few years ago as developers, we were so mad when we discovered that Network Solutions was keeping it’s database caps low so that customers would have to call and pay for their tech support to raise the caps. It was the biggest scam I have ever seen. They made a bunch of money off of it because the developers were prevented from raising the caps. It had to be done by Network Solutions. All of the modern templating systems were larger and required larger database caps. You’ve heard of fraud in the real estate market – welcome to fraud with server companies.

Fraud is the only way to categorize some of these items. My only recourse is to call the credit card company and dispute the charge, because Godaddy’s system is telling me my business info can’t be published. And they are telling me they can’t refund the money.

There has always been a major problem with the way Google indexes Florida Web Development. I kind of suspect that this product might have played a role in our indexing problems. We’ve tried repeatedly to try to get it fixed. We’re still trying to get Google to fix problems with it. The domain is at Network Solutions but is pointed at a Godaddy server. Google, also having some poorly written software, sees the domain repointing as “redirection.” Redirection and domain pointing are two different things.

The bottom line is that as developers we just frustrated with having to deal with bad software and bad decisions that impact our business. You start to feel like they are doing this to developers on purpose to fuel their own interests.

At the end of the day, all I can do is to tell my clients to always talk to me before you purchase anything or do anything. Otherwise, you might just get ripped off. This product costs $155 per year when they sold it to me.

See for yourself. Notice what the orange bar at the top of the screen says:

Godaddy Screenshot

The New Animation

I hope you like the new animation for the main slider.


My dad had a 1956 MGA when I was growing up.


Special Effects

I worked on creating a slider for a web page where the client needed the video tilted. I put the problem solving skills to work to find a solution. This is what the slider video looks like without the text.




A Three Day Deadline to Change it All – I did it


Because I replaced my business partner on the theme park with a new one – I threw out everything from the old park and created a new one – one that is my vision.

In three days, I rewrote the 20-page business plan and created a new map (there’s a few placeholders). But those are the real rides in the map that just need new names and additional theming. Tuesday is the minor challenge that I ended to seek a minor sum of money. We are competing against other entries in different businesses. After that it will then be our pitch to overseas investors.

There aren’t that many people in the world who have built a park. I have the experience of being on that team. We’ll see if that counts.

Imagine what I can do if I had more than 3 days.


3D Virtual Tours for Web Sites

We’d like to welcome Archie Weber to Florida Web Development.

Archie is a Certified Trusted Photographer for Google. By partnering with Archie we can offer our clients 3D Virtual Tours that appear through Google and we can embed them directly into web pages.

It’s the perfect way for customers to have a look around your restaurant, store, attraction, facility or any business. It’s an affordable way to add a lot of bang to the buck for a web site.

You can check out all the details here on our new page for 3D Virtual Tours.