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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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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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SEO-Ready

Being SEO-Ready in WordPress

SEO. Just hearing the acronym for search engine optimization can make the most web-savvy person cringe. There is so much conflicting, ill-advised, and out of date information out there that making good decisions can feel impossible. There are dozens of predatory companies, often contacting you through your own website’s contact form, offering to help get…

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