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A Fast Website is a Reliable Website

January 14, 2019

Your friend has a Porsche 911 and it’s often in the shop; not too reliable. Your other friend has a Toyota Camry; super reliable but not too fast. These two things, speed and reliability, don’t usually go together. However, in the land of websites, they are one and the same.

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I Think My Web Development Agency Is Outgrowing Me

January 10, 2019

More than a few of you have said to me lately, “I think my current web development agency is outgrowing me. I feel like a small fish now, small potatoes. I don’t feel as important as I used to be.” If this is happening to you, you may be headed away from the important goal of achieving reliability with your web property.

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In Praise of Cool Clients Under Stress

August 18, 2018

We’re headed into another major website launch this coming week. I was shaving just now and thinking about the details of the launch. It’s a Craft CMS site so our expertise and experience there along with it’s proven excellence are reducing my stress level. But the main thing that is putting me more at ease about this big one is the client. We’re dealing with consumate professionals here. By that I mean real humans who bring to their work real problem-solving skills who have real life experience backing them up.

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Craft CMS Can Now Connect to SharpSpring Through Freeform

July 6, 2018

A lot of marketing decisions these days originate in the design and marketing agencies that clients hire. Part of these decisions are tool choices. Craft CMS is increasingly being adopted as the CMS tool of choice and along with it, for lead generation marketing sites, so too is Solspace Freeform. Because of its extensible API framework, Freeform integrates tightly with many CRM’s, including Salesforce, HubSpot as well as SharpSpring. Read on to find out how it all came to pass and how it might help you.

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Big Fat Scary ExpressionEngine 4 Upgrade: Songwriters Hall of Fame

June 28, 2018

No one at Songwriters Hall of Fame is big, fat or scary. I’m just saying they had a really big, fat, scary ExpressionEngine 2.x to ExpressionEngine 4.x upgrade. Thanks primarily to a really fun, healthy working relationship, it ended up going smoothly. Read on for the details.

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Everything you need to know about Solspace plugins & Craft 3

May 7, 2018

With the launch of Craft 3 and the shift of purchasing plugins through the Craft 3 Plugin Store, we figured it would be good to clarify as many things as we could. This is a fairly exhaustive resource to ensure all things Craft 3 are covered, so to make it a little easier to skim to parts that are applicable to you, here’s an overview of the information covered…

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How We Got Algolia To Work On ICO Alert

March 22, 2018

In the last half of 2017 we helped a new client, ICO Alert, upgrade their Craft CMS site to support the needs of their rapidly growing user base. Speed was of the essence and Algolia blew us all away.

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Algolia Is Our New Favorite Toy

March 21, 2018

When your site search is slow or inaccurate you are very likely losing customers. I know it sounds like a standard click-bait blog post, but it’s true. Fortunately there is a relatively new SaaS product out there that provides an excellent site search experience sure to delight your customers. It’s Algolia.

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Puerto Rico Still Needs Help

February 22, 2018

Solspace is joining Focus Lab’s fundraising effort to help victims of Hurricane Maria. You can too.

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Compatibility with Craft 3

December 22, 2017

As you already know, Craft 3 RC became available recently. We have been working hard to update Freeform and Calendar to be compatible with Craft 3. A lot of things changed in Craft 3, and due to the complex nature of our plugins, it has required a great deal of time to convert them. That said, we’re excited about the improvements Craft 3 brings, and are looking forward to getting Freeform and Calendar available to you soon!

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