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Blogpost- 7 essential elements of an engaging healthcare website

Healthcare Series Part 1: 7 Essential Elements of an Engaging Healthcare Website

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Read Part 2 — Essential Features of an Engaging Healthcare Website Attracting patients through your website When patients are looking for a new doctor,  or are having a medical problem, the first thing most people are doing now is going online. Whether it be to look up […]

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CodingTips & Advice
web programmer - reasons why you shouldn't write off wordpress - blogpost

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Write Off WordPress

WordPress is more than a blog — it’s a powerful CMS in the right hands With WordPress owning almost 60% of the market share, it’s still shocking when people seem to turn their nose up when we mention we develop on this platform. Instead of acting apologetic, we should be saying “Hell yeah, we develop […]

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Why you need a social media policy

Why your company needs a social media policy

Does your company have a social media policy? If not, you should think about implementing one. Stephanie Perkins, an employment attorney with Jackson Lewis, spoke with Standard Beagle all about social media policies. She explained why every company, small or large, needs to have one in place. Perkins recommends that any company who has a […]

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BusinessTips & Advice
Blogpost - 5 Qualities of a Good Client - Web Design and Development

5 Qualities of a Good Client

Being a good client leads to a partnership that creates a great product. It's in your best interest as well as the agency's.So how can you be a good client?

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BusinessTips & Advice
Dreaming - Blogpost - Learn the 9 Mistakes Not to Make When Hiring a Digital Agency

Learn the 9 Mistakes Not to Make When Hiring a Digital Agency

Have an idea for a technology project for your business? Need help making it happen? Learn what not to do when hiring the right firm.

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Businesswoman working at her office desk with documents and laptop - Blogpost - 5 tips for navigating bad days as an entrepreneur

5 tips for navigating bad days as an entrepreneur

I had one of my worst days recently. It was one of those days that one disappointing thing happened right after another. The hits just kept on coming. By afternoon, when I got yet another message about bad news, the camel’s back broke. It was the last straw, and I had a very difficult time staying […]

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lock - What is an SSL Certificate and why do you need one? - Blogpost

What is an SSL Certificate and why do you need one?

In more basic terms an SSL Certificate (Secure Sockets Layer/Digital Certificate) is used to establish a secure encrypted connection between a browser (user’s computer) and a server (website). The SSL connection guards or protects sensitive data, for example, credit card information that is exchanged during each visit (session) or data transfer and logins. It is […]

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CodingTips & Advice
Blogpost - Why we moved to HTTPS and HTTP/2

Why we moved to HTTPS and HTTP/2

Standard Beagle strives to keep on the forefront of technology on the web - it helps us consistently provide the best possible service to our clients. We wanted to explain some of the steps we have recently taken with our clients' sites that will aid in providing that service. Over a small series of posts, we will review what Standard Beagle has done to increase speed, enhance security, and improved stability of the servers and the sites we host on them. In this post, we will take a dive into the upgrade to HTTPS - the why, a little bit of the how, and the benefits that come doing so.

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Battling Writer’s Block

Recently I decided to have some fun and re-wrote all of my teammates author bios that display when they publish a new blog article.  As I was going through this fun little exercise it struck me….I haven’t blogged in what seems like forever.  And when I say forever, I actually mean five months…. How can […]

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DesignTips & Advice
Can you add to this project

Content Strategy 101: Part Two

Continuing on from our previous blog post on ‘Content Strategy 101,’ there are several ideas for approaching Content Strategy throughout the UX design process. The different phases of the design process include: Discovery Analysis Build Maintenance Keep in mind that this is a cycle and not a linear process. Just because you have started the […]

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DesignTips & Advice

Content Strategy 101

Content is not only the written copy on your website, but it also includes photos, video, podcasts, info-graphics, illustrations, music, articles, and more. Content is the entire reason people come to your website, right? They are trying to find something and this is where they have landed looking for that ‘something.’ Making sure you are […]

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Woman Making a Credit Card Purchase

Designing the Ecommerce User Experience

For all the talk about new and upcoming trends in design for 2016, the real winners in ecommerce are paying attention to functionality and usability above anything else. Designing a site to ultimately help users find what they’re looking for, in the way they intuitively feel like it should be found, is what will convert […]

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