The benefits of multiple domain names

On occasion I get asked by a client if they should purchase multiple domain names. Some believe that by having multiple domain names for their one website it will help more people find their website since it is accessible in different ways and could improve their Search Engine Optimization. Unfortunately this is not the case […]

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We’ve gone secure

A while back Google made a call for “HTTPS everywhere”. They want the web to be a much more secure place. Anything you use on Google.com is done of HTTPS, meaning the page you are accessing is secure. Before this announcement, HTTPS (or having an SSL certificate) was used just on e-commerce sites or other […]

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What a great headline looks like

We like headlines, it doesn’t take much to notice that when you look at our San Diego web design portfolio. I think by now it is well known that your website visitors are deciding whether to stick around or bail within a few seconds. An initial headline can tank your bounce rate (the number of […]

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Responsive vs Mobile-Friendly

Today, just over 50% of all websites are accessed on mobile devices. We no longer have to ask ourselves if mobile is important – it is! Way back in 2011 I had written about needing a mobile version of your site. The message back then was “it depends.” Not everyone really needed to have a mobile version of their site […]

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Conversion optimization can be better than SEO

I have only had 1 client that ever said “I don’t want any more leads from my website.” We all want to build a bigger, stronger business and online is a key place to do so. The starting point of course is having our awesome San Diego web design company custom make a great website […]

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WordPress myths and why it’s so popular

WordPress is made just for blogging WordPress does have it’s foundations as a blogging platform when it was forked from another project called b2 cafelog in 2001. Since then, it has seen rapid development and expansion in features and today is a complete, modern content management system. With thousands of plugins which extend it’s functionality […]

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WordPress and Getting Hacked

We have been offering custom web design for many years now and almost exclusively build client sites using WordPress as the content management system. WordPress has proven itself to be incredibly versatile and feature-rich. Most importantly clients have loved having full access to edit their website content on their own. However, as WordPress has grown to be […]

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WordPress 4.3 released today

WordPress 4.3 has been released and it has some nifty little features, but nothing game changing. Formatting Shortcuts I am accustomed to using Textile markup while typing to easily add formatting without having to click on buttons to add said formatting. WordPress has integrated their version of this into the Visual Editor and I love it […]

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Mobile-friendliness officially becomes important

For the first time ever, Google is announcing beforehand a major change in their algorithm and specifically what is going to change. In the past, they didn’t even announce it let alone say what was changing. That is how much impact this change in their algorithm is going to have on their search results. Google […]

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WordPress automatic updates: The good and the bad

WordPress will be rolling out automatic updates to the core in version 3.7. WordPress currently has a simple update system but it requires manually initiating that process. This new automatic update system will update everything without you having to touch a single thing. The Good The number one reason sites get hacked is because they […]

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