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Happy Holidays!

Dylan Lee
, Marketing Director

We’re dead in the middle of the holiday season, and with Christmas and New Years on the horizon, we would be remiss if we didn’t wish you all a happy holiday season! We hope that you all have a cheerful, warm, and safe holiday season, and wish you a successful and fulfilling year in 2015!  

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Reviewing Your Online Business Data

Dylan Lee
, Marketing Director

It’s important to keep a diagnostic of your online presence. Being aware of what business information posted online is crucial to maintaining a positive online and offline presence. With over 300 million on the internet in North America alone, it’s certain that potential customers are seeing your online business information, even if you didn’t post it there yourself. Your consumers are online searching for you, whether you’re active or not, and depending on what kind of data consumers can find through search and social, you may not be portraying the image you expect to be.

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Why Responsive?

Dylan Lee
, Marketing Director

Responsive design should be easy to understand and navigate while providing customers with valuable information, while also looking good

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Don't Redesign, Realign!

Dylan Lee
, Marketing Director

Before we start on realignment, there seems to be lots of confusion around the terms of website redesign vs realign. Some say redesign comprises of minor visual tweaks, while others say that would be called a realign. For the purposes of our discussion, realigning refers to smaller tweaks to your website, whereas redesign is a major rework of the form and function of your website. The reason I make this distinction is that redesign inherently refers to ‘design,’ which to me, means incorporating both form and function of the website. In that case, it would make more sense to call a complete website overhaul a ‘redesign.’

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Something About Social: Pinterest is on Board!

Dylan Lee
, Marketing Director

Pinterest, founded in 2010 by Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, and Ben Silbermann, is one of the fastest growing social media sites today. In fact, the amount of referral traffic that Pinterest generates is second only to Facebook as of October 2014, beating out Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Google+. There are over 70 million active users, with a whopping 80% of internet-using women on Pinterest, and 5% of internet-using men active as well. These stats alone should earn the consideration of using Pinterest for your business.

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Holiday Sass Fun With Lists and Each Loops

Jason Narog
, Drupal Developer

Being that we’re deep in the holiday season I thought I would share some fun sass tricks that you may or may not wish to implement into your website. These tips and tricks can be used for a variety of other (better) uses, but why not switch out the usual foo bar with thanksgiving and new years.

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Dorey Design Group Now Offering Drupal and WordPress Maintenance Contracts

Jason Narog
, Drupal Developer

In response to the recent rise in security threats, Dorey Design Group now offers pre-authorization maintenance contracts. We have numbered Drupal Security patches from 1-5 based on the severity of the threat. Select your threat level threshold and we will update your website whenever a new security release that meets or exceeds your threshold level becomes available.

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Drupal Field Collection Feeds Import

Jason Narog
, Drupal Developer

Love using feeds but have a field collection on your content type and need to bulk import to that as well? Well, thankfully there’s a module for that – the Field collection feeds module.

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Website Redesign

Dylan Lee
, Marketing Director

So you’re feel like it’s time your company website needs a redesign? There are several valid reasons to undergo a total redesign, but you want to exercise some caution first because users hate change. It may be a smarter decision to do a series of smaller and more frequent changes to your site in order to realign the website with your company’s goals. Here is a list of questions you need to ask before you determine if it’s necessary to do a complete redesign of your company’s website:

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Options for Drupal Expiring Roles

Jason Narog
, Drupal Developer

Content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla are a great foundation for membership sites. You create content, set up who can view the content, and for how long, set up some sort of payment gateway and you’re off and running. But for a recurring membership site, trial based site, or anything that requires the ability to remove users after a certain time period, its crucial for success to have some sort of expiring roles system.

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