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Server Side Guy Preview: Can Instagram posts be easily retrieved?

Posted by on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 9:39 PM

Displaying Instagram posts on your website can be unexpectedly confusing. Most developers’ first thought is to use the Instagram API to pull in content. Unfortunately, Instagram’s API requires clients to use the decidedly complex OAuth 2.0 protocol. Even worse, the API is being deprecated in July 2018 (per this announcement), so any work done with […]

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Server Side Guy Preview: Accessible Web Links – Why “Click Here” Has Got to Go

Posted by on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 3:54 PM

For the over 200 million people globally who have a vision impairment (source), the World Wide Web can be a difficult place to traverse. While screen readers provide more access to those with disabilities, not all websites are designed with screen readers in mind. One area of websites that can create a hold up for users is link text.  Follow these simple guidelines to create accessible, clear, and concise links for your users: visually impaired or not.

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How to build a dynamic data report in less than 15 minutes

Posted by on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 5:32 PM

A little over a year ago, our Digital Strategy team’s reporting operations were in a bit of a funk. Our ongoing reporting, especially for our clients running digital ads, was taking too much time, but we didn’t want to deprive our clients of their valuable data and analytics. This funk didn’t last long – we […]

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Server Side Guy Preview: Best Practices for Responsive HTML Emails

Posted by on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 4:46 PM

So you’re thinking of coding a responsive email? Good for you, fortune favors the bold! Before you start though, let’s take a moment to investigate the do’s and don’t’s of responsive email. Take a look below to see best practices for designing on of these beasts as well as device support. Most importantly however, manage expectations. Much […]

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Topics: Web Development

Master Content Creation With This Two-Pronged Approach

Posted by on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 4:46 PM

How many times have you heard the phrase “content is king”? Everyone from SEO practitioners to web users understand the importance of content, but what about the creation of it? Content creation is still, and may always be, one of the trickiest processes of on-page user experience to master. Conquering the content monster with the […]

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Topics: SEO

Server Side Guy Preview: Can type scale fluidly with screen size?

Posted by on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 4:45 PM

What is fluid type? Type design on the web can be separated into two categories: static and responsive. Static type ignores the dimensions of the screen; its characteristics are independent of it. Responsive type responds to the dimensions of its screen and adjusts its characteristics based off them. Responsive type can be further categorized into adaptive and […]

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Latent Semantic Indexing: How Google Rewards Quality Writing

Posted by on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 4:42 PM

Latent semantic indexing (LSI) – it sounds like something that requires a computer science degree, but it’s a concept you’re likely already somewhat familiar with. It’s what makes search engines smart enough to deliver answers to your questions, even when the questions consist of only a one or two word search query. This post will […]

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Website Accessibility: Top 5 Reasons to Comply

Posted by on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 4:41 PM

The primary reason behind accessible website development is the enabling of those who have visual impairments, are hard of hearing, or who have mobility or cognitive challenges to enjoy, access, and otherwise participate in the modern digital world we live in. Unfortunately, to some, website accessibility is an afterthought, but it’s only going to become more […]

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Your Guide to Website Accessibility Compliance

Posted by on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 4:40 PM

In a nutshell, website accessibility means that all users, regardless of disability, can access website technology. By breaking down barriers and providing new opportunities for all web users, everyone wins. People with disabilities, as well as government agencies and private businesses, benefit from a world where website content is accessible by everyone. fjorge has a general […]

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7 Ways to Make Website Maintenance Easy

Posted by on Thu, May 25, 2017 4:39 PM

 Website Maintenance is the often overlooked counterpart to the website development process. Once a site is built, it needs to be hosted somewhere, secured, and kept up to date over the long term. Also, a site is going to need changes – employees, addresses, logos. Whether you have an internal resource, or work with a firm, long-term website management and maintenance needs to be a part of your 2016 planning.  The following […]

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