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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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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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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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4 Reasons Why You Should Use The Salient Theme

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The Salient theme is one of the most popular WordPress templates available on ThemeForest. It is a highly customizable theme that you can use in a variety of different ways. Salient has a ton of robust built-in features such as page animations, sliders and custom post types. These features allow developers to build websites for a variety of different clients without jumping back and forth between different themes. Throughout the rest of this post, we will discuss 4 reasons why you should be using Salient for your WordPress website if you aren’t already. The Benefits of Using a Reputable Theme...
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Know your liabilities for having a website

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YES, you can get sued for having a website.  Know how to protect yourself and what you need to do to protect data, deal with conflict, minimize risks.  Each website must have these three notices:  Terms of Use Privacy Policy Legal Disclaimer Kelly Bagla of Bagla Law is an excellent resource for your legal business needs.  Feel free to email her at [email protected] or call her at 760.784.9109.
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Questions to ask when choosing a web company to build your site…what you MUST know!

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[vc_single_image image="1391" img_size="full"] DONUTS!!! Okay, I know that's your first thought (it was mine), but isn't that what grabbed your attention?  A cute design and something savory? Well, unfortunately, there's more that goes into choosing the right web development company than one might think.  First of all, we all use similar terms and acronyms you've probably heard of:  SEO, CRM, Social Media, Branding, Design, Development, Customization and more.  But what does it all mean and how can one understand enough to compare?  In my opinion, the THREE most basic things to ask are: who's doing it? what's their expertise? what...
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