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Coding

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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BusinessDesign
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Our favorite tools for project management

It can be overwhelming to manage a large book of clients and keep your projects in order, however over the years we have learned about what works for our agency. Over the years we have tried different software systems, and we have come up with a few systems that enhance our team, which ultimately helps […]

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DesignUX Research

A Guide for User Testing

User testing can be very beneficial to the design and development of a project. Whether the product is a digital experience or a physical object, getting feedback from users who have no experience with the project is crucial to get valuable unbiased opinions.

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Design

5 ways your site is driving customers away

Are you not getting the traffic or conversions you think your website should be receiving? There may be things that are detering users from using your website. Here are our top 5 ways your website might be hindering your success. Speed – It is no secret that the longer your website takes to load, the […]

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BusinessDesign

Onboarding new users after a redesign — Tips and techniques

After a redesign of a big website or app, figuring out how to best onboard new users always comes into question. The technique used to onboard can leave a lasting first impression on the user which makes it crucial to be executed correctly. There are different techniques that can be used with different kinds of […]

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BusinessTips & Advice

Which eCommerce platform is right for you?  

As a digital agency, we are often tasked with either helping a client choose an ecommerce platform, or with customizing their chosen platform to their individual needs. While our approach is often customized on our client’s needs, there are several key elements that business owners who want an ecommerce solution need to consider.   We […]

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BusinessCodingTips & Advice

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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BusinessTips & Advice
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Simple ways to help your SEO with Yoast

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in business, and it can intimidate or frustrate anyone who wants to manage their own marketing and advertising. There are many agencies that specialize in SEO and paid search (think Google AdWords); however, if these services are outside your current budget, there […]

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BusinessCodingTips & Advice

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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Business
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What does Google mobile indexing mean for my site?

To be successful online requires coming up against a lot of competition. The name of the game is Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”), finding ways to ensure your website is highly visible, easily navigable and regularly comes up in searches. On top of that, more and more people are performing searches from their mobile devices, which […]

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BusinessCoding

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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BusinessDesignTips & Advice

What you need to know about GDPR

(Yes, you do need to understand GDPR) The question was simple enough, and yet, it was endlessly difficult to answer in a way that would make sense. Just before Memorial Day, at a pool party, a social acquaintance asked me why he had been receiving so many emails from companies about updating their privacy policies. […]

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