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Why An Open Source CMS Needs To Be Part Of Your Website Strategy
Why An Open Source CMS Needs To Be Part Of Your Website Strategy

Content management is one of the most important aspects of your new website. Gorgeous pages mean nothing if it doesn’t all come together in an efficient and collaborative way. Don’t do your pages (or your people) like that. The right content management system (CMS) will make creation and maintenance a breeze for all, allowing users to publish and update…

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…

First Scribe's Summer Bucket List
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First Scribe's Summer Bucket List

At long last, the snow has melted and temperatures are rising in Minnesota. With springtime comes a long list of things we hope to accomplish this summer before fall arrives and we’re relegated back to darkness once again. The warm months are rather limited in our beloved state, but when they are here, they’re glorious….

How Marketing Automation Can Make Life Easier for You and Your Audience
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How Marketing Automation Can Make Life Easier for You and Your Audience

There’s more to an effective marketing strategy than simply producing good content. That’s just part of the foundation. James Cameron’s job wasn’t done when he finished writing The Terminator. Quite the opposite, in fact. He was then faced with the even greater challenges of bringing the script to life and getting butts in the seats. Successfully marketing your…

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…

The First Scribe Team Continues to Grow - In Both Quantity and Quality
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The First Scribe Team Continues to Grow - In Both Quantity and Quality

Over the past couple months, First Scribe has added five new team members across a wide variety of positions and specialties, further rounding out our capabilities and better equipping us to provide full-scale service to all of our clients. This continued expansion has brought in outstanding individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and solidifies…

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…

Introducing Analog Websites, A Groundbreaking Achievement in Technology
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Introducing Analog Websites, A Groundbreaking Achievement in Technology

We all know how important it is to reach your customers whether they’re online or off. Well guess what? Your customers are spending more and more time offline. In fact, the average person spends more time not using websites than using websites. Between sleeping, showering, exercising, commuting, and just wanting to be more disconnected in…

The Secret to Writing Content That Ranks Really Well in Search
The Secret to Writing Content That Ranks Really Well in Search

We’ve all been there. You’re putting the finishing touches on some truly dynamite content you know is sure to impress and convert like nothing before. Then you hit publish. And no one sees it. It’s as if Shakespeare had flushed Hamlet down the toilet. The best writing in the world means nothing if it doesn’t…

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…

Should You Worry When People Unsubscribe from Your Email List?
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Should You Worry When People Unsubscribe from Your Email List?

You’ve worked hard to build up your email list. You produced great content. You created enticing offers. You built an engaging signup form. Then you sent out an awesome email featuring your best stuff and, lo and behold, people had the audacity to unsubscribe from your list. Get used to it. As long as you…

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