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How to hire a web designer (5 things to consider)

How to hire a web designer (5 things to consider)

So you’re finally ready to take the big step. You want to take your business to the next level and get a professional website built, but what are the steps you should follow to ensure your project will be a success?

In this article, we’ll discuss 5 things you need to consider when hiring a web designer. I’ve been building websites for businesses for over 15 years and I’ve learned a few things along the way. We’ll discuss 5 main points to make sure your project goes smoothly.

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Gmail Power Users, Rejoice: The Redesign Is Here

Gmail Power Users, Rejoice: The Redesign Is Here

Back in April, Google announced it would be redesigning its aging Gmail interface to better align with the needs of mobile users. Classic Google, right? It seems like most of the changes Google makes these days is to bring its software suite in line with the mobile UX. This update is no exception. Let’s review the features (including the much-touted Smart Compose) and how users can make the most of the update.

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Reviewing WordPress 4.9.5 and the State of Platform Security

Reviewing WordPress 4.9.5 and the State of Platform Security

In its continual efforts to improve platform security, WordPress is at it again—this time with a new update, WordPress 4.9.5.

While not as substantial as the hastily-released 4.9.3/4.9.4 security updates back in February, it’s important for all users to understand the changes WordPress is making to its platform.

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The Latest from WordPress: Update 4.9.3/4.9.4

The Latest from WordPress: Update 4.9.3/4.9.4

At the beginning of February, WordPress released two updates in quick succession: 4.9.3 and 4.9.4.

You WordPress users probably got a few emails about the changes, particularly since 4.9.3 created a roadblock that required a manual update to correct. As with any WordPress update, it’s important that you upgrade to the latest version of the software, particularly if you’re responsible for hosting and managing client websites of your own.

Let’s look at why.

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Exploring On-Page and Off-Page SEO for Website Design

Exploring On-Page and Off-Page SEO for Website Design

When our clients come to us looking for advice on how to improve their websites, the topic of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) inevitably comes up. Given that SEO is basically the engine that drives the growth of your company’s website, it’s not surprising that so many of us have questions about the process. Let’s explore the concept in detail and review a few ways website owners can optimize their SEO.
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