Why are websites important?

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Websites are incredibly important to businesses of all shapes and sizes. For most businesses, your website is the first impression someone will have of you. This impression can shape their buying potential for the rest of their lives.

Getting a website can seem like a daunting task, and while it might be a little uncomfortable at the beginning, there are a lot of resources online that can help you get started.

These posts on our site were created to help business owners like yourself navigate the process of owning a website. With the right developers at your side, your website can become your #1 salesperson!

Easy Edit Websites

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If we had a dollar for every time someone came to us because they had been hijacked by their web developer… well, we would have a lot of dollars. All too often developers don’t give any website access to their customers. They may say that this is to protect the code, but it is just … Continued

Developing WordPress with Roots Bedrock/Sage

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This is a running document that I’m maintaining as an ongoing learning process for my junior developers. Please feel free to comment and leave feedback if I can do anything better. from iTerm, navigate to your “code” folder composer create-project roots/bedrock {sitename} *{sitename} should be replaced with the folder name for the client project cd … Continued

The Client Education Process

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Your client hired you because they don’t know how to do what you do. They don’t want to know, either. Still, client education can make your development project or other creative service go so much more smoothly. Here’s how to get everyone up to speed.

The What, Why & How of Website Accessibility

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You might think of website accessibility as a social issue, but upgrading your accessibility is also a smart business move. Let’s talk about the little things you can do to make it easier for your customers to buy things on your site.

Why Good Developers Bill In Advance

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If your app developer is asking you to pay in advance, that’s actually a really good sign. Here’s why the best developers always bill ahead, and why it’s so good for your business.

How Much Does It Cost to Make an App?

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How much does it cost to make an app? Is that even the most important question? Here’s everything you need to know, from how much it costs to build an app to how you can make sure the finished product meets your expectations, even if you’re completely tech illiterate.

How to add Slack to Genesis Simple Social Icons Plugin

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Recently needed to add a new icon to the Genesis Simple Social Icons plugin and hadn’t ever done it before. Specifically, I was trying to add the Slack icon to the list of icons. Here’s what I figured out: Adding a New Field to the Widget – Step 1 The first step in adding a … Continued

Why Is Design So Important?

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Good design doesn’t happen overnight; it takes hours upon hours of brainwork before a designer can even get started on your project.

The Confusing Parts of Owning a Domain

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Your website is broken up into many different pieces: RegistrationDomain Name Servers (DNS)SubdomainsHostingEmails Registration Registration is where you essentially license the use of your domain from ICANN. Domains are registered for a certain amount of time (usually in 1-year increments). Registering a domain is similar to signing a lease on an office space. You now have … Continued

How to Install an SSL Certificate on WordPress in 8 Steps

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With the recent announcement from Google that they will be requiring security certificates on websites (or face the consequences of being deemed “insecure), we have found ourselves installing certificates on many websites even in the past few days. Since we’ve gotten the process pretty dialed in, we thought that others might find our process valuable as … Continued

Pizza Calculator

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We host a lot of meetups (for SEO and Social Media), and we always provide pizza. Well, I was doing the math over and over and over again every time we placed an order. So I decided to make it into a simple WordPress plugin. By installing the plugin, you too can have a pizza … Continued

Trendy Ideas for 2016 Web Design

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People’s creativity never ceases to amaze, and here’s our list of the new website trends for 2016. Is your site on point? Or D.O.A…

Social Media in Web Design

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Designing your site with Social Media in mind is important since most of your traffic will come from Facebook, Twitter, or other networks.