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Who’s Got Your Back in a Website Emergency?

By Stephanie Rawson / December 4, 2019 /

I like to surround myself with positive and encouraging people, but in business you don’t usually get a choice. You have to deal with all types of people in all sorts of situations. My least favorite combination is dealing with a toxic person in a terrible situation. If you hear me mutter things like ‘hot mess’ and ‘dumpster fire’ as...

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'Twas the Week Before Christmas

‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

By Stephanie Rawson / November 20, 2019 /

Ok, so it’s not the week before Christmas, but it’s approaching FAST. We have a shorter online shopping season this year and it’s already kicking off with pre-Black Friday deals. Some retailers plan their holiday strategies all year long. Others use the months leading up to the season to get their act together. We super hope you have a plan...

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What’s Your Business’s Secret Recipe?

By Stephanie Rawson / September 25, 2019 /

Running an online business is not like organizing a cheese tray. You might think Joe can bring the Gouda, Bob brings the Cheddar, Jan’s got the grapes, and if Tommy forgets the nuts no one will notice. You’re not just arranging some ingredients on a platter. Running an online business is more like making a cake. The flour should be...

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WordPress – The 5 Minute Quick & Dirty Review

By Stephanie Rawson / June 12, 2019 /

If you’ve heard of WordPress, but you’re not really sure what it’s all about, this 5 minute guide is for you. Also, please note we are talking about WordPress.org and NOT WordPress.com in this article. What is it? It’s a content management system that can be used to build blogs and websites. Why WordPress? It makes it easy to manage...

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So, You Want to Become a Web Designer?

So, You Want to Become a Web Designer?

By Stephanie Rawson / June 7, 2019 /

Alright, we get it…web designer is pretty much the coolest profession on the planet. Like, who wouldn’t want to be one?! We’re so glad that you’re interested. JOIN US! Snapping back to reality – yes, we think web design is pretty cool. However, to many out there, it’s one of those nerdy professions. Not everyone wants to stare at lines...

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Road sign warning of platform migration, part two.

Ready to Change E-Commerce Platforms? Be Prepared!

By Stephanie Rawson / May 28, 2019 /

If you’re reading this, it’s too late I hope you read our previous post: Thinking About Changing E-Commerce Platforms? Think Again! If not, please take a moment to back the train up and review our sagely advice from last week. It might save you a whole lot of time and worry! If you’re up to speed and you’re still considering...

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Road sign warning of platform migration, part one.

Thinking About Changing E-Commerce Platforms? Think Again!

By Stephanie Rawson / May 24, 2019 /

Have you ever heard the little ditty that goes, “My platform sucks and I want to move?” It’s a tune I know well. This is a complaint I’ve heard many times during my years as a web developer. Whether it’s from a long time customer or a brand new sales lead, I always approach the situation the same way. Let’s...

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How to Choose the Perfect CMS

By Stephanie Rawson / May 10, 2019 /

The cake title is a lie. There is no perfect content management system (CMS). They all have pros and cons, highlights and flaws. I can’t help you find the perfect CMS, but I can help you find the CMS that might be perfect for you. If you’ve read my previous CMS articles, you’re already aware of what a content management...

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Benefits of Using a Content Management System (CMS)?

Benefits of Using a Content Management System (CMS)

By Stephanie Rawson / September 19, 2018 /

There are some things that are better left to the professionals, but you don’t need an expert to make simple changes to your website. Do you really want to have to call someone and pay them for a simple update like changing a phone number? Most of the robust Content Management Systems (CMS) on the market today allow you to...

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Is Gutenberg Going to Break Your WordPress Site?

By Stephanie Rawson / August 6, 2018 /

Right about now, half of you are trying to prepare yourselves for Gutenberg and the other half of you are asking, “What in the world is Gutenberg?” Whether you’ve heard about Gutenberg or not, it’s looming on the horizon and is the source of many heated debates and controversies. Is it the change that’s going to launch WordPress into the...

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