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Web Design vs. Web Development – How They’re Different and Why You Need Both
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Web Design vs. Web Development – How They’re Different and Why You Need Both

When it comes to building an effective website, web design and web development are two halves of the same whole – a whole that consists of much more than just those two aspects. But that’s a talk for a different time. For now, let’s focus on design and development. While these two areas do overlap, they are…

Is Page Speed Really That Important?
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Is Page Speed Really That Important?

The term “page speed” sure sounds like it should be of the utmost importance to pretty much every website out there. But is it? With so much to consider in producing the best possible site, it’s easy to lose some of the finer details in the shuffle. We’re here to provide some insight into what…

Why Accessibility Should Be a Top Priority for Every Business Website
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Why Accessibility Should Be a Top Priority for Every Business Website

Imagine how frustrating it would be to land on a website you couldn’t use. That’s what over 57 million people experience every day when visiting websites that seem to have decent enough UX/UI. Websites just like yours that look great, convert well, and cost your company a lot of money. Over 99% of the internet…

10 Things to Look for When Choosing a Web Development Agency
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10 Things to Look for When Choosing a Web Development Agency

The task of choosing the right agency to develop your website is as important as any you’ll make toward the future of your business, right up there with logo, leadership team, and genre of techno to use for your hold music. No company is successful today with a lackluster website, and finding the right development…

Why Every Site Needs an SSL Certificate Now
Why Every Site Needs an SSL Certificate Now

Note: This post was originally published on May 31, 2017. The contents of this post have been updated to reflect the latest news concerning the importance of SSL certificates, particularly Google’s latest announcement regarding the release of Chrome 68.  It’s been almost three four years since Google first told everyone they should make the switch to…

First Scribe 2017 Year in Review
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First Scribe 2017 Year in Review

2017 marked another great year for First Scribe. By just about every metric, it was the best year in company history, which is saying a lot for a web design company that’s been around for just shy of 25 years. Here are some of the highlights: Projects we designed/developed/launched: 63 Sites we made more secure…

9 Website Updates You Must Make in 2018
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9 Website Updates You Must Make in 2018

With a new year comes new budgets and new business goals. Make 2018 the year you finally give your website the attention it needs. Here are the 9 website updates you absolutely must make in 2018: 1. HTTPS Having a secure website is all the rage. It’s what Google wants. It’s what your customers want….

Why Every Website Needs a Web Application Firewall
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Why Every Website Needs a Web Application Firewall

You probably think your website is safe from hacks. And it probably is. After all, only 37,000 websites are hacked every day. Seems like the odds are in your favor, right? Website security is all the rage right now. And for good reason. Google is pushing it hard, strongly recommending every website switch to HTTPS….

What to Look for in a Web Design Proposal
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What to Look for in a Web Design Proposal

You’re pretty excited about the prospect of your company’s new website. Or at least you thought you were, until a handful of web designers responded to your website RFP with what amounts to over 100 pages of proposals. Now you have to sort through all these pages and choose the best designer for the job….

How to Write a Website RFP that will Guarantee a Successful Project
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How to Write a Website RFP that will Guarantee a Successful Project

If you’ve been tasked with heading up a new website for your company, congratulations! This is a big deal. It’s probably the most important thing you’ll do for your business this year. So let’s get started. Time to turn to Google, right? Before you hit that search button, there’s something else you need to do…

What You Need to Do Now to Get Ready for Google's Mobile-First Index
What You Need to Do Now to Get Ready for Google's Mobile-First Index

It seems like it’s been forever since Google first announced its mobile-first index. So where exactly is it? Don’t worry, it’s coming, and Google has given you ample warning. According to the latest reports, Google is hoping to release the mobile-first index early in 2018, but it could be a little later. That really doesn’t…

How Often You Should Redesign Your Website
How Often You Should Redesign Your Website

We’re all familiar with the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, these words of infinite wisdom can lead many business owners astray when it comes to their website. In fact, this little phrase was not created with the web in mind at all. Sometimes a website that seems to function pretty well…

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