Should I Stay or Should I Go? From Drupal to WordPress, That Is.

If you’ve hung around web strategy corners of the internet for any length of time, you’ll be familiar with the “the sky is falling” attitude that accompanies many significant changes to the status quo. We see it with just about every major Google Analytics update, we saw it when WordPress transitioned to Gutenberg, and we’re seeing…

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Blog Spam: The TP-ing of the Internet

Last week, I discussed what to do when you realize your website has been hacked. Less sophisticated, but almost as spooky, is spammers posting links to cheap Rolex sites and Viagra stores in the comment section on your blog. Think of blog spammers like teenagers toilet-papering your house on Halloween. Sure, there are worse things…

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Fall means back to work

It is back to school time! How do I know? I went to Staples today to buy some labels and left after seeing a line 15 people deep buying school supplies. Isn’t there something about the start of school that makes you want to learn something? I have been out of school more years then…

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Web Trends I am seeing and NOT LOVING in 2015

Last week, I praised some web trends that I’m loving this year. But like wearing leggings as pants, some web trends just need to go away. And now, for the bad news—What I don’t like: 1. Huge long pages that scroll and scroll for no apparent reason: Some call it the death scroll, others the…

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Web Trends I am seeing and LOVING in 2015

When we think of design trends, we usually think of fashion. Are wide-legged pants in this fall? Are steampunk goggles still a thing?  But what about websites? Are there website design trends? Yep, there absolutely are! This week and next, we will explore some website trends that I am seeing and discuss which ones I hope…

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Photo Rights

If you are one of my regular readers, you know how much I hate stock photos. Careless use of images of cookie-cutter professionals does nothing to set your website apart from the competition. But besides making it seem as if your business is generic, this practice can make you liable to charges of copyright violation…

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Shoes for the cobbler’s kids

Perhaps you have heard the old fable about the cobbler’s children who had no shoes. I have felt that way for a bit about the Spring Insight website.  As Spring Insight has grown and taken shape, there are parts of the website that have not kept up. When I advise clients, I talk about the…

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I hate stock photos!

Since this is the month of love, you might be wondering why I am posting a blog post about something I hate. And ok, yes, if you scroll down a bit you will find some stock photography on this blog so perhaps I should say this in a more nuanced way.  I hate careless use of…

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