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Diving into Craft

A fresh developer’s take on Craft CMS Putting together the pieces together… The ever-changing landscape of the web is an inevitable fact of life. It can be overwhelming for a new developer coming from almost a decade teaching high school math (a landscape that hardly changes, but probably should). Now this can either be a […]

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Web Accessibility is no longer an option

With the January 15th United States Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit handing down an opinion in Robles v. Dominos Pizza, it’s clear that site owners are going to need to really look at how their websites (and mobile apps) are complying with the American with Disabilities Act.

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What You Need to Know about WordPress’ Gutenberg

Page builder to come with WordPress core If you have a WordPress site, it’s likely you’ve heard about a new feature that was released recently as a beta and will be part of the WordPress 5.0 update: Gutenberg. Gutenberg is WordPress’ answer to the demands for page builders. For many years, plugins, like Visual Composer […]

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CodingTips & Advice

How to use CSS animations to improve user experience

The Cascading Style Sheet, more commonly known as CSS,  not only styles your website in terms of colors, buttons, font selections, but can also help give users feedback and improve their experience on your site. Using a few different techniques you can really improve UX on your site. Examples Hover effects – different effects for hover […]

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How to deal with mixed content on a website

Securing your site with HTTPS is a must. As of now in 2018, Google Chrome has started labeling unencrypted websites as “unsecure” – with a large red, almost error looking icon near the address bar. All major browsers are pushing towards pointing out HTTP-only sites like this, so setting up SSL for your website isn’t […]

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How to set-up redirects in WordPress

Have you ever gone to a website and clicked a link and gotten a 404 error page instead? Super annoying! Either that page has been moved, or it’s been deleted. As a site owner, this sort of error will hurt your SEO and your search engine rankings. Instead of having your users get an error page, […]

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CodingTips & Advice

DIYer’s guide to migrating a site

There are times when you want to move your website to a new hosting provider. On the surface, you would think it’s pretty simple. However, there are a few things you need to make sure you do, in a particular order, to ensure the process is as painless as possible. Here are the 5 steps […]

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Speeding Up your Website

How to speed up your website – Part I: Uncovering performance issues

Fast websites are often taken for granted, but performance is incredibly important. Bloated websites may seem fast on broadband, but not everyone is on super-fast wi-fi. User who try to access bloated websites on slow wi-fi connections or over mobile networks may get frustrated with you. That could tarnish your brand and actually send customers […]

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Questions for the team: What the heck is SSL? Do I really need it?

SSL stands for a Secure Socket Layer. Whenever you go on a site that has the lock next to the https://, that means it has been secured with a secured socket layer (SSL). Translation: it is a certificate that a third party has put onto a website that certifies that the data that you enter […]

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Coding

What’s Markdown good for?

Many of the articles you find online that speak about using Markdown are mostly explaining the “What” and the “How”. But what about the “Why”? Answer: Tons of reasons. Let’s go over just a few! Ubiquitous support So yeah, weird to have the first point be “well, everyone is using it”. But it’s probably the […]

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WordPress vs Drupal: which should I choose?

What’s the difference between WordPress and Drupal? That’s a question I hear often, and it’s an understandable question. WordPress and Drupal are both open-source content management systems (CMS) that are very well known. Both have their strengths and weakness.  But which one you choose really should depend on your site’s needs. Standard Beagle specializes in […]

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Sass techniques I’ve used while working at a digital agency – Part 1: lighten() and darken()

Sass is wonderful. Simple as that. Of all the tools I’ve come across as a web developer, none come close to the high amount usage that Sass gets in my workflow.  Love for this preprocessor has grown so much over the years that it has helped influence the future standardization of CSS4. The idea that we are bringing parts of CSS up to the […]

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