What’s the difference between website, plugin, and custom web application? Hands up if the words website, plugin, and web application all sound like synonyms! To the untrained eye, these digital thingamajigs all seem to look and feel the same, but while they share some similar territory, they are actually quite different. Which is very important … Continue reading What’s What: Custom Web Application, Plugin, & Website
[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?
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
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]?
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 no matter what year it is right now. This is the face of your … Continue reading Why a Poorly Designed Website is Hurting Your Business in 2020
It is almost 2019, and we know that your new year’s resolutions list is growing, right? Whether you have one, zero, or 125 resolutions in mind, the end, as well as the beginning of the year, is a time that is often brimming with creativity as we usher in the new year! Here are a … Continue reading Developer Tools for Your Creative Genius in 2019
Sitemaps, prototypes, and mockups are all distinct and equally important steps of the website design process. Each must be reviewed and approved in order to deliver the best website possible for you. Each of these steps is time-efficient and effective in keeping you fully-aware of exactly how your website is and will end up being. … Continue reading The Difference Between a Sitemap, Prototype, and Mockup & Why They Are Important
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?
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
So, you’ve decided you need to hire a firm for some web development and design, but where do you start? In an effort to make this a successful process for you, we’ve gathered some important questions to ask and thoughts to ponder when figuring out who you want to hire. Bonus: We even whipped up … Continue reading Things To Think About Before Hiring A Web Development & Design Firm