What’s in a Name? How about 5 Names?

Challenge In 1980, Briggs Cochran started his own corporate benefits firm and called it Benefit Insurance Marketing. Essentially, he was brokering relationships between corporate insurance providers and businesses while managing the business’s needs in all things benefits. The business grew. New clients of varying sizes and needs. New offerings. New employees who loved working there …

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Generating Power

The Ashley power plant has powered the central business district of St. Louis for over a century. When it was built in 1904 by the Union Electric Company, the plant was coal-fired. Later, it was converted to an oil-fired power plant. Now, a brand-new company is leading the plant into a new generation of power. …

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WordPress Plugins Are Like Those Glade Plugins, Right?

It’s no secret that we love (or, when we’re feeling less positive, tolerate) WordPress. It’s our go-to Content Management System (CMS) for the websites that we design and develop. Its usage is so widespread finding answers to questions is easy. If you’re running into an issue, it’s fairly likely that someone else has hit that …

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Don’t F#ck with the Sitemap

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” -Benjamin Franklin Most people don’t build websites every day. To accommodate this, we have a workflow that eases you into the process. After we’ve gone through our initial “get-to-know-one-another” meetings, one of the very first tasks is to create a sitemap. It’s our blueprint used in …

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Learning Web Development

The thing that will help out a fledgeling web developer most is a voracious hunger to learn. You will never, ever reach a point where you have mastered everything because, more than any field that I’ve experienced until now, change is constant and very aggressive. … Continued

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Can You Fold the Internet?

Let’s talk a little bit about terminology and the web. Before the internet, in the world of newsprint, content was either above or below the fold. This referred to the middle fold in a paper. And when content is above that fold, it is the primary visible content. This was usually reserved for the most … Continued

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