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ADA & the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Online

By Danielle Iera / November 14, 2021

ADA: What is it and what’s my website got to do with it? Before we can understand how websites may be affected by web accessibility…

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Optimize Your Website Like a UX Pro: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Danielle Iera / April 8, 2021

Mastering Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will help you generate more targeted traffic. But, it’s not enough to just optimize for search engines alone. Thousands of people could flock to your website, but do they stay? And if they remain, are they having a good time?

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3 Key Phases of The Website Design Process

By Nicole Hanusek / October 6, 2020

The entire website design process is equally important, from creating sitemaps and prototypes to mockups. While distinct, the overarching goal of sitemaps, prototypes, and mockups…

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Why Your Business Needs Content and Design

By Nicole Hanusek / July 7, 2020

You may already know you need a beautiful, well-functioning, responsive website. But do you know why? A website gives you the ultimate opportunity to communicate…

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What’s What: Custom Web Application, Plugin, & Website

By Bree Weber / November 11, 2019

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…

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What makes a great web developer?

By Danielle Iera / September 6, 2019

[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…

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5 Ways to Communicate to Your Web Designer

By Nicole Hanusek / June 19, 2019

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…

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

By Ruben van Engelenburg / May 22, 2019

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…

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Why a Poorly Designed Website is Hurting Your Business

By Danielle Iera / May 15, 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.  …

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Developer Tools for Your Creative Genius in 2019

By Nicole Hanusek / December 19, 2018

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…

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4 Insights from WordCamp Boston 2018

By Nicole Hanusek / October 1, 2018

WordCamp conferences are always wonderful learning hubs for all types of WordPress users. These conferences are held worldwide and are purely community-organized. Anyone from new…

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

By Nicole Hanusek / June 26, 2018

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…

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