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An odd mixture of developer notes, project writings, and general observations
Website
September 20, 2021

Your website is likely going to provide the first impressions you make with your customers. When you have guests come over to your home for the first time, your goal is to make a great first impression right? You wouldn’t host people for dinner if the house is a mess, and you didn’t have food prepared would you? The same goes for your websiteYou want the website to be an asset for your business towards increasing brand awareness, driving traffic to your website, and bolstering sales. Here are 10 tips to improve your website:

Website Performance
September 9, 2021

In conversations with our clients, we often hear about challenges related to internal workflows. Employees may have tasks that are simple but maybe the process has started to consume lots of energy and time. Processes may be repetitive and unengaging, so it is difficult to maintain accuracy. These kinds of problems are not unique to your sector of the business “solar system” - in fact they are a common occurrence in the universe of business: there is a “black hole” in the process that is sapping resources.

SEO
September 7, 2021

Search engines are amazing tools. Within seconds, anything you can think of can be at your fingertips with the click of a button. Whether you want to watch a video about car repair, learn a new recipe, or view your company's ranking in the results, Google and other search engines will always have what you're looking for. 

speed limit sign
July 21, 2021

Seems like an innocuous question, but often people are surprised when they learn the truth.  While the United States may lag behind quite a few when it comes to average internet speed, most of us still have a good enough connection to visit just about any site. So does how fast your website loads really matter? The truth is, it matters a great deal. Here are a few reasons...

rocket launching
June 8, 2021

Launch day is a big milestone and can be stressful. In our work, we launch websites all the time and have a defined process that takes the stress away. We work closely together as we make your website live. Here are some of the planning and preparation steps that can make your launch day as uneventful and smooth as possible.

responsive design
May 25, 2021
One important thing you can do is to ensure your website is mobile responsive.  Internet usage on mobile devices has been steadily increasing over the last decade, with mobile overtaking desktop usage in market share in 2016.
King penguin
March 31, 2021
Working with websites, there is always a debate over what makes a good website.  What attracts visitors?  How can I get people to come back to my site? What will improve my rank? How do I create a community?
Drupal and wordpress logos
February 17, 2021

With so many choices for creating a professional website, it can be difficult to decide what method is right for you and your business goals. It can seem like there are endless software platforms available for anyone who wants to easily build a website.

clock and calendar
January 12, 2021
In the web world of Drupal, the plan for code updates shifted in 2020. Release and end of life dates for Drupal versions were shuffled and kicked further out.
graphic of person looking at large computer
January 4, 2021

When someone asks our team to look at a website, there is almost always a disclaimer.  Usually, a “don’t be too harsh” or “don’t spend too much time, just give me some quick thoughts.”  For the most part, we assume this means they do not want detailed review of their site - just some top line things noticed, without an explanation.  While this seems simple, it is something that our team is constantly trying to get better at doing.