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Here are some articles we wrote about the planning, design, development and maintenance of websites.

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We’re Not a Web Design Company

Not a Web Design Company You read that right, we’re not a web design company, even though we develop awesome websites. We focus on solutions that improve our clients’ business results, web design is just one of the many things we do to help companies get more leads, more customers

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How Much Does a Website Cost

There are two main costs to having a website – the upfront cost of having it built, and the ongoing cost of running it. In this article, we help you understand the various costs associated with owning a website, so that you know what to expect and how much to

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Our Custom Website Design Process

The key to ensuring the success of a custom website project is by following a rigorous design process, which involves various different phases. First we start by learning about your business and planning out the project before we even begin with the design. We also plan your SEO strategy and

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What is SSL and why is it so important.
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Is Your eCommerce Site SSL-enabled?

Whenever I come across an eCommerce site, or even just an informational business website, that is not SSL-enabled, I shake my head. SSL stands for Secured Sockets Layer, also known as Transport Layer Security (TLS). It is a protocol that creates a secured connection between two machines over a network. What

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Why the biggest brand in web hosting isn't that great at all.
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Why We Don’t Recommend GoDaddy

GoDaddy is one of the biggest companies in web hosting, their commercials can be seem on TV and social media often starring celebrities. You may think it’s safe to go with a big name like GoDaddy when it comes to web hosting, but we’ve had our shares of bad experience

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This article explains why a mobile app is unnecessary in most cases.
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Does Your Business Need a Mobile App

Many web design agencies nowadays will try to sell you a mobile app if you ask for a quote. It may seem like a logical investment to make just because many businesses have one. However, for most small businesses, it’s unnecessary and a waste of money, and here’s why… Mobile

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Responsive web design optimizes websites for all device types and orientations.
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What is Responsive Web Design?

Responsive web design is still a relatively new approach to designing websites, even though the technology isn’t new; but what is a responsive website exactly, and more importantly, why does your business website need to be responsive? This article answers those questions and explains why having a mobile responsive website

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Problems and issues you might run into having cheap website.
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The Problems with Cheap Websites

There are digital agencies that offer cheap, or more politically correctly, really “affordable” web designs that cost as little as just under $1,000. It may seem like a bargain, but just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. A website is a company’s online storefront, it

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Free website builders have hidden costs that users are not aware of.
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How a Free Website Will Cost You

If you’re running a business, having a free website is never free. Sure, you could get a techie friend to help you out, or create one yourself using a website builder such as Shopify or Wix; but the opportunity cost of a free website is often much higher than the

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