The Importance of SEO in Pittsburghese: Red Flags N’at

The Importance of SEO in Pittsburghese: Red Flags N’at

An original post shared in 2017 and updated 9/16/2019. It was about friggin’ time. HI! If you’re into complete transparency, sarcasm, and the occasional cuss word…shit’s about to go DAHN (down). If you land on this post, and you’re from the ‘Burgh—go Stillers (Steelers)! Two facts – I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and SEO keeps … Continue reading The Importance of SEO in Pittsburghese: Red Flags N’at

What makes a great web developer?

What makes a great web developer?

[and] What does a great web developer do? An SHD full-stack developer spotlight story and Q&A. Over the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to bear witness to the culmination of the Smack Happy Design (SHD) dream team that I am always honored to play my teensy role in. With our “unique team-first attitude” … Continue reading What makes a great web developer?

Your WordPress Post Editor May Look Different: Here’s Why

Your WordPress Post Editor May Look Different: Here’s Why

If your WordPress Post Editor looks different, you probably just need to install the Classic Editor plugin for WP. The fairly recent WordPress 5.0+ () update lead quite a few of its users to proclaim, “HELP! Why does my post editor look different?” WordPress has a very user-friendly look and feel. We love designing in … Continue reading Your WordPress Post Editor May Look Different: Here’s Why

5 Ways to Communicate to Your Web Designer

5 Ways to Communicate to Your Web Designer

Communicate Your Vision to Your Design Team How do web designers transform client feedback into design? Even with an expert design team, communicating what you want can be done in ways that produce more efficient and effective results for you. Get the best results by planning a positive delivery, choosing your words carefully, communicating ideas … Continue reading 5 Ways to Communicate to Your Web Designer

How Long Does Website Design Actually Take? [BONUS: Project Guide]

How Long Does Website Design Actually Take? [BONUS: Project Guide]

You decided you want a brand new website, or you have a website and you’d like a website redesign or refresh. You have a vision of what you want and when you are going to have it, but then you run into minor bumps along the road. Your teammate does not like the color scheme. … Continue reading How Long Does Website Design Actually Take? [BONUS: Project Guide]

What is Git, & Why is it Important [for Website Version Control]?

What is Git, & Why is it Important [for Website Version Control]?

Git is a tool that’s there to make lives easier. Smack Happy uses this device for version control of our project code. It’s a code management platform, as well as a great, essential tool to produce the best websites with the least amount of stress, and here’s why.   Git Takes the Cake in Code … Continue reading What is Git, & Why is it Important [for Website Version Control]?

Why a Poorly Designed Website is Hurting Your Business in 2019

Why a Poorly Designed Website is Hurting Your Business in 2019

Updating a Poorly Designed Website Updating a bad web design doesn’t have to be overwhelming and doesn’t need to be done all at once.   We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a well-designed website for EVERY business in 2019. This is the face of your business. Your website is the first … Continue reading Why a Poorly Designed Website is Hurting Your Business in 2019

Beautiful Websites Make You, Me, & Everyone Happy

Beautiful Websites Make You, Me, & Everyone Happy

Consider this: if your website is beautiful, your website visitors will feel good. As human beings, despite each of our unique qualities, we can agree that beautiful things make us feel good. This raises several questions, starting with: What is beauty? Why do we find things beautiful? Why do beautiful things make us happy? We … Continue reading Beautiful Websites Make You, Me, & Everyone Happy

Building Online Trust: How Your Site Needs to Express YOU

Building Online Trust: How Your Site Needs to Express YOU

Everyone is searching to make their website stand out from the rest, thinking that there’s a special formula that will make their website absolutely exceptional. The thing is, for your website to be unique, just like anything else that is yours, it needs to BE YOU. That is…the online version of you. Here’s how.   … Continue reading Building Online Trust: How Your Site Needs to Express YOU

What is a Staging Website and Why Do I Need One?

What is a Staging Website and Why Do I Need One?

Here’s Why You Need a Staging Website So, what is a staging website? A staging website essentially sets the stage for a new website that is being developed from an already existing website. It is a duplicate of the already existing website that is not meant to be accessed by the public. Any desired changes … Continue reading What is a Staging Website and Why Do I Need One?