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custom theme design versus existing themes

Custom Theme Design vs. Existing Themes

When we start discussing a new website project with a client there are two primary paths that we walk. We can base the new design on an existing theme or we can create a custom theme design. There are usually some immediate reactions to these options depending on the client. In this post we’re going…
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disaster strkes

Cloudbleed and AWS – Cautionary Tales

Recently, there have been two major events in the online world that have impacted the way people work – Cloudbleed and the Amazon Web Services outage. While neither of these ended up being an attack, they have certainly brought questions of security to the foreground. We’re going to take a look at the two events…
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wordpress vs. squarespace

WordPress vs. Squarespace

There a lot of ways that you can bring your website to the world. In this post we’re going to be highlighting two of the many tools that can be used to manage your content. WordPress which is a full-featured content management system (CMS) that comes in both hosted (via WordPress.com) and self-hosted (via WordPress.org)…
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Lots of locks

The Importance of HTTPS

There is a big push for making sure that your website is being served securely. The shift from HTTP to HTTPS is occurring at record rates and is being shepherded by Google. But better SEO isn’t the only reason to be paying attention to HTTPS. What was once only a requirement for sites that engage…
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Salt Lake City LoopConf 2017

LoopConf 2017

For those of you who don’t know, LoopConf is a WordCamp-like conference aimed at WordPress developers. I was invited to speak at the inaugural LoopConf in 2015 in Las Vegas where I spoke about reusing small chunks of code to make your code easier to maintain. Though I didn’t speak this year, I found so…
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Flowing water

Building a Workflow That Works

One of the first things we communicate with a new client is what the workflow for their project is going to look like. We’ve even written a document that breaks down the general flow of a project and what they can expect from us and what we expect from them. We treat this as a…
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WordCamp Orange County 2015 Speaker Sponsor dinner

Why Do We Use WordPress?

One thing you’ll notice right away if you look around this website or review our portfolio, we love WordPress. We build every new project with WordPress as the engine. We’ve been using it since version 1.5 and have watched and helped it evolve into the CMS platform we know today. What keeps us coming back…
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an event calendar

What Do You Want from an Event Calendar?

A lot of sites utilize a calendar of their upcoming events. Often you’ll see a stereotypical monthly view of a calendar with one or two items indicated. Occasionally, you’ll see a calendar image with the same event repeated on every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. But are either of these implementations really useful for a visitor?…
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Using Video on Your Website

Using video on your website is not a new idea. In fact, over the last few years it’s become commonplace for people to try to integrate video into their websites in myriad ways. It’s fairly common knowledge that videos are a powerful tool to increase engagement of a user, and can have great impact on…
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