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Prefab vs. Custom Solutions for Social Media Feeds


05.22.18
If your site has social media icons linking to the social platforms, you may be just fine as-is. However, if there is content on your social media platforms that would complement the site’s content, consider adding a new display section to your website.
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4 Tips for a Better 404 Error Page


04.10.18
If done well, a 404 page shows your commitment to a positive user experience, retains the user, and puts a smile on their face.
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3D Printing (for Free) at Your Library


08.01.17
Several years ago, the idea of printing objects seemed extraordinary. Now, it’s more mainstream and available to the public, particularly through libraries. Curious to experience 3D printing firsthand, Ivy Group programmer Landon Dorrier popped over to a local Charlottesville library to get hands-on experience.

SSL: What is it? And do I need it?


06.06.17
What is an SSL Certificate? An SSL certificate establishes a secure connection on your website that is more resistant to hackers. In a nutshell, it is …

What Does a Website Cost?


06.28.16
Website development costs are a matter of hours, determined by the complexity of the site's design and functionality. The website price depends on how long it will take our highly skilled designers and programmers to deliver a quality product that meets your (and your customers’) needs.

How To Develop A Client-Friendly WordPress Dashboard


11.01.15
To guide clients through website management and mitigate problems before they ever arise, here are the 3 biggest things you can do to make your WordPress dashboard client friendly.

Don’t Let Your Website Become Just Another Statistic


05.21.15
Most problems with website and UX design can be caught with a minimal amount of testing, thus saving you time and money in the long run. Don’t let your website become just another statistic— invest in web testing to prevent costly fixes (and unhappy online visitors!) in the future.

Do You Need a Mobile Website?


04.21.14
The vast majority of our prospective clients could benefit from having a mobile-responsive site. If considering a mobile-responsive site, ask yourself these three questions: Is your site worth it? Are you getting mobile traffic already? And do your users require on-the-go access?

What Should You Require From Your Library’s Website?


03.31.14
Start with responsive web design, quality content, intuitive navigation, and a user-friendly content management system.

We Love WordPress, and You Will, Too


03.05.14
WordPress can be used to manage many types of websites, from small business ecommerce sites to blogs to large news media organizations. There is no one “cookie cutter” look for a WordPress website. For all these reasons and more, we love WordPress, and you will, too.

Web Design versus Web Programming


01.20.14
Like two Sumo wrestlers warily crouching and circling, website designers and programmers sometimes find themselves face to face ready to do battle. Sumo is said to be as much a mental as physical discipline--opponents have been known to stare at each other far longer than they actually wrestle. In the course of website development, so too have designers and programmers gone (figuratively) to the mat.

Why and When Bounce Rate Really Matters


12.09.13
A website's bounce rate is, by Google's definition, "the percentage of single-page visits," i.e., a user visits one page and then leaves the site. It is a great metric for measuring user interaction and the efficiency of on-site architecture.

H.265 Expands the HD Streaming Video Universe


01.31.13
The International Telecommunications Union has finalized the specifications on the H.265 video standard, which promises to improve over the current codecs by 40-50%.

Accessibility: It’s for Your Site, Too


06.25.12
In web design, accessibility involves making sure that all content is available and functional to all users, regardless of a user’s browser, assistive technology or physical impairment.

Take Your 404 Page from Frustrating to Friendly


05.29.12
A more thoughtful, helpful 404 page actually builds relationships.