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How to Make More Sales on Your Website

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You’ve Got the Traffic, but Now What? So many people focus on getting high ranking for keywords and getting traffic, but once you get it, do you know what to do with it? The Answer Lies in SEO, Right? SEO is great at getting traffic and rankings, but many SEO companies stop there. They can’t […]

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Separating Deploy and Release

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Ever had this scenario? We have new changes we want to place on the website. The team pushes the changes live. All of a sudden, the site goes down. People are scrambling to figure out what went wrong. Can we safely deploy changes for new features? YES! People have the notion that a change on […]

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7 Tips for Handling Errors Gracefully

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In the world of software, a lot can go wrong—especially if the software is complex and/or depends on third party services. It’s important that your software is prepared to withstand issues that could arise. Here are some tips that can help: 1. Always Have Logic in Place to Handle Errors This may seem obvious, but […]

Does Your site accept manual credit card payments?

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When starting out as an online merchant it may be difficult to justify setting up a payment gateway such as Authorize.net. A few things that may go through your head. There are monthly fees and extra costs per transaction. What if my site is slow to take off? Yet another account and monthly fee to […]

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How To Take Great Images For My Website

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Images are an integral part of websites these days. Something about high quality photos makes the user trust your site and its content (especially at first glance). But just pointing and shooting your camera phone isn’t usually going to produce great results. A basic understanding of some key photography principles will make your picture taking […]

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3 Benefits of Dropping Support for Internet Explorer 8

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Dropping support for Internet Explorer 8 may or may not be an option for you yet, depending on your target audience. If you review your website’s analytics and find that dropping support for Internet Explorer 8 is OK to do then get ready for some great benefits! 1. You Can Take Advantage of Extremely Useful […]

Design is a lifestyle

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This article was written by Jason Schallenberger, a web designer at Velocity.   I am a web designer at Velocity. What that means is I’m the one who uses photoshop to mockup the different things that we create. If you were to build a house you would probably be going over building plans to decide […]

Microsoft's New Face Recognition App

Microsoft’s New Face Recognition App

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A Face Recognition App that Learns and Grows like a Puppy. Do you often wonder about looking your age? Do people call you ‘Miss’ or ‘Ma’m’? Which do you feel you deserve? Well, there’s an app for that, thanks to Microsoft’s new facial recognition software. One of Microsoft’s teams decided to make it into a fun online […]

Google's Mobile Friendly Update and Your Website

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update and Your Website

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When it comes to online marketing, keeping up with Google is a must. However, this can be a daunting task. Did you know that Google makes changes to its search algorithms around 500 – 600 times a year? Most of these changes are minor and do not impact those who are using SEO best practices, […]