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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.

Make Your Website Hosting A Priority

Reading Time: 5 minutes Website hosting can be a scary term for many people. We know from experience how scary. There are so many factors that you need to be aware of, understand and prepare for… its overwhelming. Thankfully there are a few tips we’ll share with you so that you can drop your fear of website hosting, make…

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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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Your websites roommates are the worst

Reading Time: 5 minutes What Goldilocks and the three bears can teach us about hosting You know how the story goes. A little girl lost in the woods, stumbles into a world she doesn’t belong in, and tries all the options for herself. She learns from her mistakes along the way, but really doesn’t enjoy the process. Cold soup,…

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Domain scams to watch out for

Reading Time: 3 minutes I own a lot of domain names. Not just for Factor1 projects, but for some client work as well. So basically my name is the public owner of more domains than I care to admit. Daily, i get 25+ emails and about 2x a week I get physical mail spam (is that still spam?) about…

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WordPress and SSL images in WPv4.4

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responsive images became the new standard in WordPress 4.4, released in December 2015. One major issue is sites that run SSL full time. Having that green secure lock in the browser bar is important. It’s good for security, required for online transactions, and adds a great deal of credibility to the site. With WP 4.4…

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Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you using wordpress for your website content management system or blogging platform? If so you need to read this. In recent news over the last few days, hackers have been targeting and sucessfully gaining access to wordpress admin panels by brute force. The most common issue is out of date plugins / wordpress files,…

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5 tips to planning a website that works

Reading Time: 3 minutes Planning a website can be a big task. All the content, users, ideas, and don’t forget the SEO and images. Pretend your friend Tom just remodeled his house. An amazing kitchen, knocked out down wall and turned a spare bedroom into space for the master bathroom and closet. Now you see how happy they are,…

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Your business does not need a phone app

Reading Time: 2 minutes You heard me. Your business does not need a phone app in the apple or android app stores. More than likely. Last week, a client of ours was super excited to tell me all about this new web app they are “creating”. By creating I mean they paid some phone app company a set up…

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iPad accounts for 97 percent of US tablet web browsing

Reading Time: < 1 minute So we all know I am a geek, and love all things apple. I still give a lot of respect to the others out there. When chatting about tablets, it’s hard NOT to talk about the ipad, but there are plenty of others. A few great android tablets and the HP & Blackberry are pretty…

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Placing value on quality

Reading Time: < 1 minute Where do you stand where quality counts? Oxford suits is the only company left in america today that still makes its suits by hand. Seriously by hand. No machines. Can you imagine the hours to sew a single suit? Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlX9pcBOqT0 Quality, attention to detail, pride in your work. they all matter.

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