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advertising and the gdpr

Advertising and the GDPR

We’ve written about the GDPR in the past. As a quick recap, the GDPR is a new regulation going into effect in May of 2018. The regulation protects the personal data of citizens of the European Union. The new law has extraterritoriality so it’s going to be enforceable around the world. The exact legal implication…

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Weighing in on Gutenberg

Weighing in on Gutenberg

Gutenberg is coming to WordPress. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re not reading enough WordPress news. 😉 However, for the sake of completeness, it overhauls the default content editing for WordPress. The new content editor is akin to stacking Legos simulating more of a page building experience. How it Works The Gutenberg experience…

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Understanding the GDPR

Understanding the GDPR

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new law in the European Union (EU) going into effect May 25 of 2018. There are provisions of the new regulation that make it relevant for all countries with websites that do business in the EU. What You Should Know About the GDPR The GDPR was written…

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building an ecommerce website

Building an Ecommerce Website – First Steps

You’re just getting started on a new ecommerce website. You probably have a million questions. Most of them are likely related to the technology that’s going to power the website because that’s the area where you have the most questions and concerns. We often hear, “which shopping cart is the best?” A better question is,…

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Gravatars

Gravatars – Be Somebody!

Gravatar stands for globally recognized avatar. It’s a service that allows a user to create an image that serves as an identifier for them all over the internet. Many sites use the Gravatar service to identify users, and Gravatar boasts 8.6 billion images served each day. In order for the Gravatar to display, the website…

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Bringing extra value to your clients

Bringing Extra Value to Your Clients

Surely you’ve heard of the phrase, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” There are things to love and hate about this phrase, but one of its underlying meanings speaks to your ability to bring value. You might amend this phrase to say, “it’s not only what you know, but who you know.”…

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writing for websites

Writing for Websites

Jen Miller is the founder of Need Someone to Blog, a content marketing agency located in Orange County. Jen is also the mother of eight, one of the lead organizers of the Women Who WP meetup, on the organizing team for WordCamp Orange County 2017, and is speaking at WordCamp Europe on SEO and highly…

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project management tools

A Guide to Project Management Tools

There are an endless supply of project management tools available to web developers. As we built our team and started taking on bigger projects, we found ourselves in need of some specific tools to help us manage the details. These are the tools that we’re currently using to manage our projects and our business. Instant…

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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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