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Preparing for Your New Website: Part II – Technical Considerations

Before work begins on your website, it is important to do some pre-work to help make the design / development process more effective and efficient.  After reviewing (and hopefully documenting your goals), it’s important to review the technical considerations.  The answers to the following questions will help the web development firm working on your website… Read More »

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Preparing for Your New Website: Part I – Your Goals

Before work begins on your website, it is important to do some pre-work to help make the design / development process more effective and efficient.  One of the first tasks at hand is to understand and document the collective goals of the new website.  This information will be useful to the web development firm developing… Read More »

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Do I Need a Database for my Website?

In its simplest form, a database can be defined (as it is in Wikipedia) as ‘a collection of data for one or more uses.’  Envision an excel spreadsheet with named tabs, defined columns & cell formats, and you’re halfway to understanding what a database might look like (in terms of its content). So why would… Read More »

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Web Design is Subjective: Get Feedback

During the design process of a recent web development project that would eventually span a collection of almost 40 websites with differing content, but a consistent layout and overall design, we decided to do an experiment to help ensure we were getting the design ‘right’.  Instead of having our web designer (with a small staff… Read More »

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Web Terms: CSS Explained

In the world of web, there are all kinds of acronyms and new words that many aren’t familiar with – especially if they’re on the other side of the table from the developer.  Our series of posts will take some common web terms and break them down for those of you looking to expand your… Read More »

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Web Terms: SSL Explained

In the world of web, there are all kinds of acronyms and new words that many aren’t familiar with – especially if they’re on the other side of the table from the developer.  Our series of posts (to come) will take some common web terms and break them down for those of you looking to… Read More »

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Important Questions to ask your Potential Web Designer / Web Developer

Based on one of our previous posts, “The True Cost of a Free Website“, we recommend seeking a professional web developer / designer or web firm to help you create your website… it will save you time, frustration, and often times money in the end. So how do you go about finding a good developer? … Read More »

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The True Cost of a Free Website

When people ask us who our biggest competitors are, I often tell them, ‘Our biggest competitor is typically a friend, or an acquaintance who offers to do projects for free or at a greatly reduced cost.’  Unfortunately, these projects often end up costing the client more in the long run than if they had hired… Read More »

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Creating a Checklist for the Launch of your Web Site: Content Check

Our team has created a checklist of items we follow each time we launch a website to ensure we follow best practices for each of the sites we release.  While there is some variation based on the type of site we are working on, the items on our launch checklist are applicable to most of… Read More »

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Understanding Google Analytics: Mobile

In the third part of our series: Understanding Google Analytics, we will define and discuss the various statistics available via the Mobile  section of Google Analytics. All of this content can be found by researching the support documentation provided on the Google Analytics website. Now more than ever, more people are accessing websites via phones and other… Read More »