It’s our job to make your site easy to manage

Your website’s CMS should not be difficult to use and you surely should not have to know a lick of HTML in order to do it. It’s our job to make managing your website as easy as every day tasks like writing an email or Word document.

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Browser Wars: Chrome takes second place

The browser wars are a big deal for us web designers and developers. They determine what we can and can’t do with the websites we create. It is an accepted fact that Internet Explorer has stunted the speed at which we can push the limits of what is possible on the web. There are still […]

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Is Groupon a good idea for your business?

Recently a business owner’s blog post about her experience with Groupon went viral. In the post, the author discusses here experience with Groupon for her business and how it was “…the single worst decision I have made as a business owner thus far.” We have had our own experience with Living Social for Erika’s photography […]

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E-commerce on mobile devices

I just read a report by Screen Pages regarding current mobile usage of e-commerce websites on mobile devices. To me the findings are exactly what I would expect, but their interpretation of the data to me is completely off. In the report the main points are that conversion on e-commerce websites is nearly half of […]

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Is WordPress right for you? It’s right for most others!

I recently found a resource by BuiltWith Trends – an analytics company that provides free information on what Content Management Systems (CMS), e-commerce platforms, etc are powering websites they crawl. The most impressive piece of information is how many sites are powered by WordPress – see infographic below. A huge percentage of websites use WordPress […]

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Why I don’t think Google+ will survive

Google Plus is not going to survive, in my opinion. Others who talk about Google+ not going to survive usually say it will be the result of their limited initial launch or that it’s just another platform users will have to check (and they eventually won’t). However… The one thing I have not yet seen […]

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Great summer at AshWebStudio

I’m very excited to say that the summer of 2011 has been fantastic here at AshWebStudio. We saw a surge in new projects after we launched our new website in the spring. I think it is safe to say everyone loves the new look. With growth comes change and we are no exception. This summer […]

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WordPress 3.2 Released

With 4th of July also came a new release of WordPress, version 3.2. For our clients, the most important aspects of this release are the speed improvements and a change to the administration page layout. Also included in the release is a new default theme which obviously has no significance for AshWebStudio or our clients […]

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Do I need a mobile version of my site?

A lot of the online interaction is moving to mobile devices like your phone. With this big mobile push recently, some of our clients are asking us about creating a mobile version of their website. So, do you need a mobile version for your site? As with most things the answer is, “it depends.” The […]

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WordPress: How to setup named anchors

If you want to create a link to a point on a page, here is how to do so in WordPress. Often times this is used for an FAQ page to create a list of questions and link to an answer further down the page. This does require to use the TinyMCE Advanced plugin to […]

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