How To

  • How to prep your WordPress site for the holiday rush

    November 21, 2017 by Britt Pollock

    The holidays are right around the corner, and there are a million things to do. You’ve already been planning your sale and prepping your stock. Before you start making your list and checking it twice, don’t forget to prep your website! I’m going to cover the details to help prepare your website for the booming…

  • How to perform a comprehensive SEO audit

    October 26, 2017 by Kathryn Marr

    Let’s face it: SEO can be overwhelming. From responsiveness and speed to meta descriptions, titles, link building, and more, the list of things to worry about seems to go on and on! But it’s definitely worth the time investment. Why? Because great search engine optimization can mean an increase in traffic to your website that…

  • How to use Git and Flywheel together

    October 16, 2017 by Lee Blue

    If you’re building WordPress plugins or themes, you probably keep your code in Git on either GitHub or BitBucket. Flywheel servers, however, don’t have Git installed. But, fear not! There are a couple really nice ways to deploy your code from Git to your WordPress website hosted by Flywheel. There’s a nice overview on how…

  • Why you should use alt tags for accessibility (instead of SEO)

    October 9, 2017 by Adam Soucie

    Accessibility can be a controversial subject. Proper accessibility habits sometimes conflict with established (or at least common) practices in other aspects of the web development industry. Nowhere is this more true that with the alt attribute and SEO. More commonly referred to as an “alt tag.” The alt attribute on images are a popular target…

  • 5 SEO tips to improve your website ranking

    October 2, 2017 by Samantha Donaldson

    Let’s face it: with convenient and efficient technology slowly but surely taking over every aspect of our lives, the need for a reliable, fast, and easily recognized site is more prevalent than ever. As a site owner, however, it’s not always easy to recognize the SEO tips needed to ensure your site is optimized and…

  • How to optimize your WordPress RSS feed

    September 20, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    An RSS feed works by creating data that is machine readable and then it displays that data to the end user in an easy-to-consume format. It is important to provide this option to your site users so they can regularly view your content if they choose to add it to their RSS feed. Website content…

  • 7 SEO essentials that all web designers need to know

    September 5, 2017 by Amy Copadis

    Web designers and SEO experts tend to butt heads. Why? Because, while these two elements are absolutely essential to any website, they sometimes work against each other. While designers are focused on giving the user a great visual experience, SEO experts are concerned about giving search engines a realistic view of the site. Without design,…

  • How to use YouTube videos to drive traffic to your website

    August 30, 2017 by Amy Copadis

    We all want more traffic on our blog or website. Traffic is what gets us seen, draws clients to us, and helps us build our businesses. If you’re already using a blog to promote your design or web development business, you’re off to a great start. Today, however, we’re going to discuss a tool that…

  • How to add a sticky back-to-top button on your website

    August 18, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    In the last few years or so, back-to-top buttons (or scroll-to-top buttons) have increased in popularity. When a user scrolls past a certain point on the website, this helpful button appears, enabling users to easily return to the top of a page. It’s an especially useful feature given how much content is shared on a…

  • How to combine Flexbox and CSS grids for efficient layouts

    August 15, 2017 by Abbey Fitzgerald

    In the past, CSS float properties were one of the main methods for arranging elements on a website. And if you’ve ever worked that way, you know that it’s not always ideal for complex layouts. Luckily in the modern era of web design, aligning elements has become much more streamlined thanks to Flexbox and CSS…

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