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Why I Love the WordPress Community

When we started out in web design eight years ago, we didn’t use WordPress. We were old school, using lots of Photoshop and lots of HTML and CSS. It wasn’t a bad way to be, but we got more and more requests for blogs (this was before WordPress evolved into a full CMS) that we…

Managing Multiple WordPress Sites

Got a lot of WordPress websites? I do! Since about 99% of all websites we create are with WordPress, as you can imagine, that leaves me with a lot of sites to manage. Each time a client asks for a change, I need to login to their WordPress dashboard and update it. With well over…

Tips for working from home successfully

Working from home is fabulous on many levels – it also has its challenges, but today’s technological tools make it easier than ever. Sumy Designs has successfully operated from home offices for over eight years so I thought I’d share some of the benefits and challenges and a few of our tips to do it…

Why should I use a newsletter manager instead of sending from Outlook?

Do you send out an email newsletter? Do you have lots of things to say and people who want to read it? That’s great! But let me ask you this – how do you send it out? Do you use a newsletter manager like Mailchimp or Constant Contact? Or do you send out your mass…

What is Lorem Ipsum?

Do you scratch your head when  you see this? Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus aliquam dolor diam, ac tincidunt purus sodales in. Proin quis metus eu risus varius aliquam vel eu erat. Fusce fermentum rutrum dui, ut sollicitudin neque varius a. Proin fringilla turpis purus, vel pulvinar tortor viverra sed. Praesent…

Keyword Stuffing and Why you Shouldn’t Do it

Ever hear of SEO? That stands for Search Engine Optimization. This term  basically refers to the process of getting traffic to a site through organic (or natural) listings in search engines. It’s getting your site found. Often individuals and business are fooled by SEO marketers who claim they can make their websites #1 on Google…

How do I find a web designer I can trust that won’t steal my money and disappear?

Good question. And believe it or not, we’ve had a lot of business from people who hired a web designer only to have them disappear without a trace. No response to emails, no phone number to call, no business name to query. Just gone. Now you have no website and no money. I am sad…

To Blog, or Not to Blog

We often get asked by clients whether they should have a blog. “Why would a business website need a blog?” they ask. Here’s why: websites that blog regularly get 55% more traffic and 67% more leads. Um, yeah. So when asked, I always recommend that people blog on their website. But, those statistics have one…

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