Welcome to the online home of PDG & Associates

A web architect sees the world through two lenses: information that needs structure, and structures that need form. It’s not enough for sites to function well; as I see it, they need to function beautifully.
– Paul D. Gurney, PDG

Welcome to the online base of PDG & Associates, founded by Paul D. Gurney.

We are an experienced team of web software creators, designers, usability advocates, and programmers who build websites of all sizes and types. We specialize in customer-managed, interactive, database-driven websites. Whatever communication technology your business needs, we can create it. As we like to ask, What do you have to say? We’ll help you say it!

The founder and principal is Paul Gurney bio, a “website architect”.

We are proud of the fact that 100% of our clients come to us from referrals. We are obsessed with giving our clients (really, partners) excellent service, and customized web applications that meet their needs.

Feel free to browse the portfolio or see what’s new in our world.

What’s New Blog

Solve when MacOS X 10.11 loses the ability to set a default browser

If your MacOS X 10.11 (El Capitan) loses the ability to set a default browser, you can clear up the bug by rebuilding the Apple Launch Services. Symptoms: 1. You use two browsers (Firefox and Chrome)… the wrong browser starts launching as the (unintended) default after you opened it once for some task — despite the …

Phishing Attacks with Unicode Domains

One more attack vector to be thinking about! From a security perspective, Unicode domains can be problematic because many Unicode characters are difficult to distinguish from common ASCII characters. It is possible to register domains such as “xn--pple-43d.com”, which is equivalent to “аpple.com”. It may not be obvious at first glance, but “аpple.com” uses the …

Contact Us

Please contact us any time (ask for Paul Gurney) by filling in the form below, or by telephone, to discuss your needs and our capability to fulfill them.

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Phone: 1 (978) 935-9177

Fax: 1 (978) 722-2112

Mailing: Maine
PDG & Associates
110 Marginal Way #189
Portland, Maine 04101


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