Standard Beagle Blog

Thought-leadership in design and development

The team at Standard Beagle regularly shares deep insights and best practices you can use as your design and create your own products and services. Look to our blog for expertise in UX design, research, and other industry topics.
Tips & Advice

SXSW 2014 Recap: Think Content First, Navigation Second

South by Southwest Interactive 2014 has already come and gone, and I can’t believe it. I feel like I was less prepared for this year’s festival compared to years past. It snuck up on me, and on Friday morning I was trying to cram in work that would not wait for the end of the conference. […]

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Musings

Finding a happy compromise between work and life

My advice for managing the tension between your job and your self Before I started working for Standard Beagle full-time, I thought I worked all of the time. Now that I actually am completely self-employed, I KNOW I do. My challenge is to find a happy compromise, so I don’t burn myself out. All work […]

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Tips & Advice

Make your business stand out on Google Maps

I had to look up a business the other day where I was planning to attend a WordPress meetup. What I discovered on Google Maps made me gasp with excitement. Take a look at what I found first on Google Maps: I saw that little interior image on the left side, but I didn’t really […]

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Tips & Advice

Love your website: Keep it safe and secure

WordPress websites need love. They are kind of like dogs. Be kind to them, feed them, pet them, give them water, and they can faithfully be loyal to you – be your best friend. Ignore them, be cruel or neglect them, they can turn on you or find another owner to care for them. The […]

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Musings
Integrity

Values I believe in

I was recently asked what qualities are important to me in the people I work with. The question really got me to thinking about what I stand for. At first I was not sure how to answer, but then I realized I have definitely thought long and hard about the personal traits I value. Integrity […]

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Musings
Bennie the dog

What is Standard Beagle?

About a year ago I decided I wanted to expand my business. I had been freelancing for years. Being independent was fun. I was building websites on the side of a full-time job, helping small business owners, artists, a wide variety of people establish a web presence. I always had this dream in the back […]

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