Is Your Site Safe From Hackers?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a website that hasn’t been targeted by hackers. Whether they aimed to infiltrate the site through old software or plugins, or by using a brute force attack, there’s no doubt that some attempt was made to get under the hood. And now, it’s become blatantly more obvious… Read More »

Are You Committing These Common Web Design Mistakes?

Building and creating your own website can be tough. It’s even tougher when you’re relying on it to help your business succeed. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” as they say, and this couldn’t be truer regarding the first time a user comes across your site. First impressions are important.… Read More »

Do You Need Website Maintenance, or Nah?

The phrase “a website is never complete” couldn’t be closer to the truth, especially today. Besides the fact that you should be constantly adding and updating the content on your site, you should also be actively performing maintenance on your website. Especially if you have a content management system like WordPress, Kentico, Magento or one… Read More »

Why Site Speed Matters

Technology is growing and changing every day, that’s a fact. More businesses are investing in their presence online, and more consumers are shopping and looking for information online as well. With this online and mobile trend moving upward, what is the slight edge that separates one website from another? How do you keep a consumer… Read More »

Making Your Content Easy to Digest

Your content is important, and making sure your visitors can easily read and digest your content is equally just as important. How you present your content can make the difference between someone easily finding what they are looking for or simply getting overwhelmed and leaving your website. There are many design and formatting factors that… Read More »

Are You Down With HTTPS?

Do you remember a few years ago when we had Mobilegeddon? That was when Google started penalizing websites in mobile search that weren’t mobile friendly. Well, now secure-geddon is upon us. Google has decided it’s time to secure the internet and, in doing so, all websites are being required to go HTTPS or face the… Read More »

Relearning An Old Skill

Skills come and go like the planets around the sun. They’re right in front of us easily observed for a time, perhaps a long time, and before you know it, they’re out of sight and out of mind. Just as the planets do, we never fully forget the skill, but time passes and our accuracy… Read More »

Judging WordPress Plugins Before Installing

WordPress has thousands of plugins to help you extend the functionality of your website. Adding new tools and functionality to your existing website at the click of a button is amazing and something that should be utilized. But wait! Not every plugin is the right fit for your site. Deciding the best plugin to use… Read More »

Why WordPress?

A very large percentage of websites these days are built in WordPress, a popular Content Management System. That means it is a pre-built platform that can be used to build websites and manage their content. It automates a lot of things which otherwise would have to be done by hand. I first wrote about WordPress… Read More »

The Fine Line Between Innovation and Function

Life is an ongoing balancing act; one does not want to indulge in too much of one thing while neglecting another. A common saying is: Everything in moderation, including moderation. Great websites are also a balancing act. Among many others, one of these balances comes with the usability and originality of a website. Here, we’ll… Read More »

5 Design Tips for Non-Designers

1. Give your type some love. Fonts are not all created equally! As you can imagine, Fonts are developed by different designers and companies. With so many different hands in the pot, inconsistencies are inevitable. Coupled with different rendering methods used by software and browsers, your type can look drastically different and sometimes unpleasant. It’s… Read More »

How to Update Your Entire Inventory with the Click of a Button

WordPress is an impressive CMS (content management system) with a lot of functionality; however, it does have limits. This is why it is so great that WordPress is open source. This allows for any coder to have access to their coding documentations and the ability to build their own add-ons/plugins for WordPress. Though, the plethora of… Read More »

What will we see from websites in 2017?

Keeping your site current is often a continuous process because web design is constantly changing the rules. Old websites followed techniques that are now considered outdated, like keyword stuffing and packing everything important above the fold. 2016 was packed with new ideas and trends that websites are sure do keep adopting into 2017 and the… Read More »