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5 Web Design Trends to Maximize Your Website’s Potential

Staying updated with the latest web design trends is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge. A well-designed website attracts visitors and enhances user experience, engagement, and conversions. Here, we explore five web design trends to maximize your website’s potential in 2024 and beyond. 1. Dark Mode and Low-Light User Interfaces Trend Overview: Dark mode has surged […]

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SEO-Yoast

Understanding and Maximizing Your On-Page SEO

On-page SEO, or on-site SEO, refers to optimizing individual web pages to help them rank higher and earn more relevant traffic in search engines. This involves optimizing both the content and the HTML source code of a page. As we move further into 2024, the landscape of on-page SEO continues to evolve with new trends, […]

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Ecommerce Website Launch

Website Launch: The Mulch Center

The Mulch Center is a leading manufacturer and provider of premium landscaping materials and soil products, with multiple locations throughout the Chicago area. They offer a wide selection of mulches, soils, and aggregates, for both residential and commercial customers. The Mulch Center’s very first ecommerce website was launched by PixelPeople back in 2019, and successfully […]

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Ecommerce Web Development

WooCommerce Trends for 2024

It’s essential for businesses to stay ahead of the curve, especially when running an eCommerce business. The WooCommerce platform, powered by WordPress, is a favorite among online business owners and is constantly evolving to redefine the online shopping experience. In this article, we will delve into the top five WooCommerce trends for 2024 and learn […]

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User Experience

UX Design in 2024: A Preview of What Lies Ahead

UX design is a field that is constantly adjusting to technological advancements, user behaviors, and emerging trends. As we enter 2024, many significant trends are positioned to influence the UX design landscape, bringing in fresh perspectives to user interactions and interface experiences.   Engaging Experiences with Extended Reality (XR) The integration of extended reality (virtual […]

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WooCommerce

WooCommerce Can Do That!

Created in 2011, WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce plugin that directly integrates with WordPress. It was created to give businesses of any size flexibility and advanced features for online sales and has become one of the most well-known (and used) products in eCommerce. Benefits of WooCommerce WooCommerce is known for being exceptionally powerful and customizable, […]

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NueMeta Website

Website Launch: NueMeta

NueMeta is an internet-scale, B2B digital process automation (DPA) services company, allowing content providers to distribute music, video and other digital media to online streaming services quickly and easily. Their business has been growing by leaps and bounds, and they decided it was time for a website refresh that reflected their growth and their newest […]

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Website Redesign

5 Indicators It’s Time To Rebuild Your Website

A well-maintained, up-to-date website can be a valuable tool for many years to come. But every website will eventually reach a point when it needs to be rethought, redesigned, and rebuilt. Here are five indicators that it may be time for an overhaul.   Your Branding Has Changed Have you gone through a rebrand or […]

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WordPress Page Editor

The Benefits of a Custom WordPress Theme
Over an Off-the-Shelf Theme or Visual Builder

When building a WordPress website, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what kind of theme to use. With WordPress, there is a wide variety of options available that offer varying benefits based on your budget and your website needs. In this post, we’ll explain the differences between pre-made themes, visual builders, and […]

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Neumorphic Web Design

Web Design Trends To Watch In 2023

We talk a lot about the behind-the-scenes parts of your website: the importance of website maintenance and security updates, how a custom-built site improves performance, and the risks of skimping on website development. But let’s get real. Most business owners and marketers focus on the looks of their website first. First impressions ARE everything. A […]

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Wordpress Website Performance

How A Custom-Built WordPress Site Improves Your Core Web Vitals

A poor experience on your website can leave a bad taste in a visitor’s mouth. In fact, an in-depth report from Baynard and eMarketer found that 88% of online users wouldn’t return to a website after having a bad user experience. That same report concluded that 35% of sales are left on the table due […]

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PHP Update

The Problem With Ignoring Website Maintenance (What We Are Learning From The PHP 8.0 Update)

PHP is a widely-used open-source scripting language known for its flexibility and simplicity, powering nearly 80% of all websites worldwide. If you’re using WordPress, you’re almost certainly using PHP. On November 28th, security support for PHP 7.4 will end. This means WordPress websites running themes and plugins dependent on 7.4 will no longer receive security […]

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