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Boring But Essential WordPress Admin Re-styling

We had a client recently report a bug on her website. She was trying to update a customer’s user record in the WordPress admin area, and when she saved the record, her changes weren’t getting written to the database. Yikes! Could this be correct? Our WordPress developers in Fort Collins took a look at her back-end custom code to look for anything that might cause a problem with record INSERTS or UPDATES. Nothing obvious. To make...

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Publish That Ugly Website Today

Publish that Crummy Website Now!

If only you could have a few more weeks – you are zeroing in on a perfect website launch – but there just isn’t enough time. A few more tweaks, a few more refinements, and then, THEN you can launch. No. Stop it. This will almost never lead to the Utopian website launch you envision, but it certainly will push you off-schedule. There is a better way! Iterative design uses the “progress, not perfection”...

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WordPress Dominance

Just How Dominant Is WordPress Anyway?

Does it seem like WordPress is everywhere you look on the web? It practically is. More than one-quarter of all websites now use it. In just 16 years, this Content Management System, or CMS, has conquered the blogosphere. Make that the webosphere! Our Fort Collins web design team is heavily invested in WordPress with custom plugin development, and numerous client sites running on the platform. When our design team dug a little into WordPress...

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Client communication in web design is essential

Always Avoid These 3 Stress-Inducing Communication Blunders

There are so many things to consider in web design; so many technical issues to nail down, so many marketing and content challenges to suss out, it’s no surprise that communication with a new client can be confusing and frustrating for all parties. The stress referred to in the title is the kind which can develop between web developers and clients whenever new projects are initiated, and often at various times throughout a development...

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Social Media Fire

Avoid Cross-Posting to Facebook and Twitter? Nonsense.

As a casual Google search will tell you, the web is rife with breathless advice about why we should avoid posting the same content to multiple social networking sites. Even the fair-minded of these articles, outlining the pros and cons to doing so, seem to gloss over or entirely miss critical points in this topic. So today we are going to gloss over the “pros” (I’ll list them, but they should be mostly self...

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Marketing Strategy and Awareness

What Should Marketers be on Top of This Year?

The world of marketing is a very fast-paced, quick-changing environment and from one year to the next, a great many things can be different. This means that each year all of us should closely examine market trends to see how we should adapt our strategies, so as to stay abreast of all the most recent developments, and perhaps even to get a bit ahead of what’s happening. Yeah, it’s April. But if you are like me,...

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Lesson: Twitter

Four Twitter No No’s

Social media has become a marketing powerhouse, and at the top of the totem pole, sits Twitter. The social media giant has enabled businesses to rediscover their target market, and in doing so, develop new strategies for reaching them. However, as we define what Twitter really is and how it is used to help businesses everyday, we are also discovering how twitter can hurt businesses. These four Twitter mistakes can tank the countless hours...

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PPC Fraud and Negative SEO are real problems

Issues at the Heart of Google’s Business Model

There is some darkness at the heart of Google’s services, and my own tendency to dramatic hyperbole notwithstanding, I intend to highlight these structural problems in the search engine world, to make sure my clients and readers are aware that the money they invest in search engine marketing and organic search may be partly or completely wasted. Abuse continues to run rampant across the digital space we call the internet. First, is the ever-present...

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Do You Possess These Web Design Super Powers

Do You Possess These 4 Web Design Super Powers? You better…..

Being a great web designer takes an extraordinary amount of skill, combined with just the right temperament for the job. Some of the superpowers you will need as a web designer can be acquired on the job; must be acquired that way, in fact, while other abilities you must be born with, or at least have a radioactive bug bite instill them in you… If you were to interview a host of specialists, you...

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eCommerce Strategy

Our eCommerce Platform of Choice Is…

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=””]Colorado Web Design has a preferred eCommerce platform for WordPress, and our brief video describes why we chose who we chose. There are a lot of great choices out there, but one WordPress shopping cart...

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