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?

Skip the GoDaddy Website Builder and Use WordPress

Skip the GoDaddy Website Builder and Use WordPress

So, GoDaddy is a very popular web hosting option. The GoDaddy website builder, especially their latest option, the GoCentral Website Builder, looks like a lucrative option, but is it really? At Smack Happy, we think that you should be using WordPress to build your website. Pair WordPress with WP Engine hosting, and your website will … Continue reading Skip the GoDaddy Website Builder and Use WordPress

How to Get the Most Out of Your Marketing Budget

How to Get the Most Out of Your Marketing Budget

You have so many things on your plate — growing your business, taking care of current customers, finding new customers, and outdoing expectations. And figuring out your marketing budget is a huge part of the work you do. But it’s hard to make sure you have time to do everything you need to and do … Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of Your Marketing Budget

How to Hire & Manage a Remote WordPress Team [WP Elevation Blog]

How to Hire & Manage a Remote WordPress Team [WP Elevation Blog]

In this post, Nicole shares her tips on how to hire and manage a remote WordPress team by discussing the challenges the company has faced, how we overcame those challenges and some of the tools the team uses to make life easier. “You’ll see that it isn’t so hard and can be quite rewarding to … Continue reading How to Hire & Manage a Remote WordPress Team [WP Elevation Blog]

Your Website is Not a ‘Build it and Forget it’ Proposition

Your Website is Not a ‘Build it and Forget it’ Proposition

Here’s Why Using a Professional Web Designer Saves You Time & Money I once worked with a guy who would come in on Monday after a rough weekend and, no matter how bad he felt, sit down at his desk and cheerfully proclaim “it’s always better to look good than to feel good.” He was … Continue reading Your Website is Not a ‘Build it and Forget it’ Proposition

Why We Love WordPress & We Throw Shade @ Squarespace / Weebly / Wix

Why We Love WordPress & We Throw Shade @ Squarespace / Weebly / Wix

We hear it almost daily from our clients and prospects –– some people hate Squarespace, Weebly and Wix, while we continue to shout out our love for WordPress. But why is there such polarization? After all, they’re all Content Management Systems with similar platforms. They’re all widely known. They’re all easy to use. But why … Continue reading Why We Love WordPress & We Throw Shade @ Squarespace / Weebly / Wix

Crowdreviews.com Interviews Smack Happy Design

Crowdreviews.com Interviews Smack Happy Design

Interview With Crowdreviews.com & Smack Happy Design Jeev: Hi, today we’ve got Nicole Hanusek from Smack Happy. Welcome, Nicole—I appreciate you coming and joining us today. Nicole: Hi! Thank you for having me. Jeev: So, Nicole—tell me a little bit about your role, and then tell me a little bit about the organization as well. … Continue reading Crowdreviews.com Interviews Smack Happy Design

Smack Happy’s Top 7 Web Development Tools for 2017

Smack Happy’s Top 7 Web Development Tools for 2017

How many different development *tools have you used or tried for your web development project? How many of those tools lightened your workload, or helped things run smoothly and seamlessly? We literally can’t remember how many tools we’ve been through because there are so many available. However, we can give you a short list of tools … Continue reading Smack Happy’s Top 7 Web Development Tools for 2017

4 Top Reasons For A Website Redesign [And More]

4 Top Reasons For A Website Redesign [And More]

Your website is your number one business asset and sales tool, so why should you consider a website redesign? Based on growth-driven and responsive web design, continuous improvements create a better-performing website. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll need an entirely new site—but perhaps you’ll make some branding improvements, a few functional modifications, or really any other … Continue reading 4 Top Reasons For A Website Redesign [And More]