Adding Mobile Responsive Capabilities to an Existing Desktop WordPress Site

Adding Mobile Responsive Capabilities to an Existing Desktop WordPress Site

Adding Mobile Responsive Capabilities to an Existing Desktop  WordPress Site.

Understanding the best strategy for adding mobile responsive capabilities to an existing site is critical for the conversion of traffic on a site. Ignoring the needs and experience of the mobile / tablet user, is running the risk of losing up to 27% of the internet traffic. The best strategy for optimizing  the view for read more »

Using a Duplicator Tool in WordPress

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As many of my readers have figured out by now I am a big fan of WordPress. The number of available plugins and the ease to take any design and overlay make it a good option for most small and medium size business web needs. In most cases a WordPress site will be built on a test server and then moved live after the client read more »

Effective Business Communications For Your Website

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There is a big buzz about SEO (search engine optimization) and what the best approach is I am a big believer in this process starts with the messaging. Understanding your market audience and how to translate your idea or message is more important than the task of getting visitors to your site.  I will highlight some of the important elements in developing and maintaining the read more »

Dealing With Complex Projects

Dealing With Complex Projects

Complex projects can be a developer’s worst nightmare. The pressure to quote a project that will potentially change though its life cycle is a recipe for disaster. This can bankrupt a developer or a project that is quoted on a flat rate.  I feel that the more complex project should be broken down into phases. I have dealt with a few projects that I have read more »

When Should You Use A Local Web-Software Development Company?

When Should You Use A Local Web Software Development Company

For the most part using a local web development company will triple the development cost on a web or software project. I would say that 9/10 retail clients are better off in the long term paying a reputable local company as they will offer more services than just the development. However, there are many factors when considering the avenue of development. Project complexity, client understanding read more »

Outsourcing: Freelancers vs. Local Companies

Outsourcing Freelancers vs Local Companies

Deciding whether to outsource a project/task is a big decision. The qualifications/experience of the person doing the outsourcing will be as important as the person receiving the work. The first question the person outsourcing the project should ask is “Do I understand what is involved to complete this job?” A person that fully understands the task/project is going to have a significant higher success rate read more »

Where Is My Site Hosted?

Where Is My Site Hosted

The domain & site host can be the biggest hurdles when it comes to the development of a website. This information is good to have prior to the start of development. I have web development clients that struggle with the understanding of what is it that the developer will need to make a site live. Here is a breakdown of what is needed or what read more »

Don’t Make Content Changes Difficult To Do

Don't Make Content Changes Difficult To Do

I think the biggest error clients have when sending over content is not separating content from instructions. Having to read though instructions and having to pull out content ends up make what should be the easiest part of web development, the most difficult. Content changes should be easy. I feel that when changes are hard, the person sending over the instructions are doing it wrong.   read more »

Things To Consider When Building A Custom WordPress Theme

Things To Consider When Building A Custom WordPress Theme

There are many acceptable ways to build a custom WordPress theme from a custom design. I will go over each in detail. The strategy the developer will pick is ultimately based on the comfort level and the project requirements. The most important consideration is making sure WordPress works for the user as intended. WordPress is designed so that the non-technical user is able to login read more »

How To Give Clear Instructions For Your Projects

How To Give Clear Instructions For Your Projects

There is nothing worse than trying to figure out poor instructions. Programmers need clear directions in order to be able to accurately meet the business needs of their clients. One of my favorites is “that does not look correct.” A clean list takes out the guess work. I have had clients put together run on paragraph of instructions that take more time to figure out read more »

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