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Laurie

The Importance of WP Maintenance

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In this post we will explain what WordPress Maintenance Plans are, what is included in our plan here at Simply Styled Sites and why it is important for your business to subscribe to one.  Building a website is no small feat. It takes a lot of time going back and forth with a developer to get it exactly how you want it. Once it’s complete you may think, “Yay, it’s done,” and proceed to let your website sit online exactly as it is for months on end. And that’s fine. For most businesses, it’s not necessary to regularly update the...
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A Beginner’s Guide to ADA Website Compliance

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Website accessibility means that websites are made in a way that provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. For a long time website accessibility has been an important part of the web design process for large organizations. Think large corporations, government services or publicly funded institutions—all these sites have legally been required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Don’t think that this doesn’t apply to you. High profile ADA compliance lawsuits are making it clear that pretty soon all websites will be required to meet ADA compliance. If Beyonce can get sued about ADA compliance issues on…

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Determining Project Completion

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Does the idea of building your website overwhelm you because you don't know where to begin nor have the expertise?  Or, you been given so many opinions on what you should do that you're lead to "analysis paralysis" or uncertainty? With the right team that shouldn’t be a concern if you trust the experts at Simply Styled Sites. Our goal is to create a journey that is efficient and productive to get you to market fast so you can quickly capture leads, earn revenue, and build opportunities.  Most of all, we don’t want you to build the site and forget...
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How Creativity Saved Me During Quarantine

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I'm naturally a left-brained, color inside the lines Web Developer, but love to build and create. I need that balance in my life, which is something I always strive to attain.  I also consider myself as having a "good eye", although that can be subjective when working with designers.  It's one of the things that makes our team so unique: our ability to compliment, yet understand each other's strengths, capabilities, and roles. During these COVID-19 times—along with living alone during quarantine—I have had to find different ways to occupy my time. I am an avid athlete and workout constantly; however,...
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Landing Pages Will Make You More Successful

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Have you heard of landing pages? They’re quite different than traditional pages on your website, and serve different purposes. A landing page is a page on your website specifically created for a digital marketing or advertising campaign. Users typically discover landing pages through online ads or links within emails. Landing pages are specific type of web pages that discourage exploration and instead promote a single goal, known as a call to action (CTA). In this blog post we’ll explore the key differences between regular web pages and landing pages, what makes landing pages effective, why landing pages are important for...
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One Page, One Week, One Price

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The time is now. What are you waiting for? Whether you've been waiting for finances to begin or complete your site, the right time because you're busy working on other things or still trying to figure out what you wan. that's ok. Rather than wasting the opportunity we've been presented while the world slows down, it's time to capitalize on it. It's time to bring your vision to life—on a website, that is. We can make a big promise for a short commitment, but it's up to you. If you choose to work with us, we will put together a...
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Working from Home

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Who would have thought this would become the norm?  With the looming COVID-19 threat and a change in how we live our everyday lives, I wanted to provide a few insights as to how to most effectively and efficiently work from home. Working from Home Rocks Here are some benefits of working from home: You have an excuse NOT to do chores—because you're working :) Why would you even have to get out of your pajamas? Bras?  Forget it. Your pets will LOVE it! Saves gas in your car and the environment. You'll be able to create that zen space...
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The Importance of Designing Your Website with a Team

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It can be overwhelming to choose who to work with when designing a website. Web designers, web developers, UX designers, and more—they are all vying for your attention, and money. The truth is building a website isn’t easy. It involves a lot of effort, detail, and skill to get it right from the start, meaning that its imperative that you do your due diligence when choosing which designer to work with for the job. At Simply Styled Sites, we think it is of key importance to work with a designer who doesn’t claim to know everything. Instead, it is more...
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Everything You Need to Know About Web Hosting

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Web hosting is one of the most under appreciated parts of the Internet. People don’t realize it, but everything you experience on the Internet—from podcasts to Netflix content—live on a server that a person or company pays to keep running so you can access it. Web hosting is an essential part of the World Wide Web, yet most people don’t know much about it. In this post we aim to break down what web hosting is so you’re able to understand it, go through the different levels of hosting options and share details about our dedicated hosting, which will help...
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WordPress 5.3: Everything You Need to Know

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WordPress 5.3 is on its way. It’s set to release on November 12, 2019, adding a lot of new features and updates to the platform. It’s the last major release on WordPress for 2019, and it’s set to be a big one. From Gutenberg block editor improvements to user interface updates, the update will make it easier for both users and developers to manage WordPress websites.In this article, we will discuss some of the major features being added in WordPress 5.3. We will also go over what you can do to prepare for the changes before the release date. What…

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