Standard Beagle Blog

What we write about

We like to write about design, research, coding, and mentor new designers. You can also find posts, opinion pieces, strategy, theories and ideologies related to our industry.
Coding

WordPress mistakes you can easily avoid

We have all made mistakes when it comes to using WordPress.  Here are a few tips to help keep you from making them too. Not backing up This is an easy mistake to make, and an even easier one to not make.  Believe me, have your site go down just once and you will realize […]

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News

Standard Beagle certified as Women-Owned Business Enterprise

State HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) certification follows This month, after a 3 month application process, Standard Beagle Studio LLC was certified by the City of Austin as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Because of this certification, Standard Beagle has requested certification from the State of Texas HUB program. Certification is expected within days. According to the […]

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Coding

Friday Favorites - Gravity Forms

Today’s Friday favorite is a tool that we love and depend on with most of our developed sites. Gravity Forms by Rocketgenius. It’s such an incredibly flexible tool. More than a contact form, you can use Gravity forms to input data and display in a grid on a page, take payment, register users… only your […]

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Tips & Advice

How to update your Wordpress website

I always say that WordPress sites need love. Love and attention. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems– probably THE most popular. It is used on 60.9 percent of all sites that use a content management system, and 23 percent of ALL websites. That’s not surprising. There are dozens of reasons to […]

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Musings
How to Lose a Client

How to lose a client

If you want to lose a client, follow these tips. If you don’t — learn from these tips about what not to do. Working with clients can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. I’ve been fortunate to work with clients for more than five years, and I’ve learned a thing or two along the […]

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Musings

Lessons from my 9 year old - knowing your brand

Over the weekend, I went with my daughter to a “Glamtrapaneur” event put on by Girl Scouts of Central Texas. The event featured various female entrepreneurs who spoke to the girls, as well as having each girl create their distinct bracelet line to be later presented to council leaders. For 4 hours Sunday afternoon, the […]

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