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Okay, real talk, blogging often is hard shit. We care so much about you and your time. We don’t write posts for the sake of writing posts. If we have a passionate topic, you’ll see it here. Otherwise trust we are probably just busy making something great for the citizens of the interwebs.

What kinds of projects do you take?

Reading Time: 2 minutes When we were young, we would work on anything. I mean anything. It was fun, challenging and we thought it made us better at our jobs. The reality is doing less for more focused clients actually made us even better. The more time went on, the more we found our deep skills and where we…

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Lessons Learned From Building 200+ Websites

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the years our team has built on a lot of sites, over 200 for sure. We don’t have a hard count because our earliest sites are hard to find. Some, are you sitting, were built with FLASH. It gives me chills to think we started off making band sites with flash and grungy fonts,…

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Designing with development in mind

Reading Time: < 1 minute Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a passion for great design, that is well developed. It’s kind of our thing around here. So when WordCamp Phoenix asked me to speak on it I couldn’t say no. We spend a lot of time working with both designers and developer, which has lead to years…

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Down with the rockstars and ninjas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every day I see or hear companies touting they are design rockstars, or only hire WordPress ninjas. Can we stop with that as a work culture in general. I know I for one do not want to hire a rockstar accountant, or a plumbing ninja. It’s just not the kind of people I like to…

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10 years

Reading Time: 2 minutes If feels like just yesterday I convinced my very supportive wife I should quit a well paying easy job to start something new. Feels like yesterday, but it was actually 10 years ago. Oh I should also mention what a leap of faith factor1 was. At the time she had been laid off from a…

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Welcome to the new site

Reading Time: < 1 minute This has been in the works for a while now. We went all wordpress, all html5 with it. Its also super mobile friendly. Try it now! Go ahead, drag the lower right tab of your browser and make your screen smaller. All the content re-wraps with ease and grace. Ipad, android tablet, iphone, blackberry, windows…

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Woah, its 2011?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wow, we have been crazy busy. Our last blog post was in december 2010. Lots going on around here at factor1. Very exciting start to the year. Thought I should share some tid bits so you know we are still alive. What have we been up to you ask? First, lots of site launches. Like tcsdelivers.net,…

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Happy birthday Shannon!

Reading Time: < 1 minute yes, today is Shannon Noack’s birthday. If you have worked with Shannon on any of your projects, you need to wish her a happy birthday! or I think she said she wants this classic shirt from veer. I draw pictures all day Also noteworthy today, Shannon has been on staff with Factor1 for 2 years…

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marketing superhero

Reading Time: < 1 minute Factor1’s own Matt Adams was awarded the “Marketing Superhero of the Year” award from the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce at their Annual awards dinner, on January 14th. This Award is to recognize all of Matt’s volunteer work and role on the Chamber’s marketing committee. http://copanews.com/Article.aspx?ID=775

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Why we are closed on Veterans Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sure many of you think Veterans day is a fluff holiday for banks and government. We take the day off here at Factor1. Want to know why? We are thankful to the men and women who fight for our rights. While no one on staff here at Factor1 has served directly, we all have friends…

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