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A Day in the Life of Simpatico’s Principal

This week we meet the big kahuna – Tamara Olson herself! I’ve known and worked with Tamara as a freelancer for several years before she started Studio Simpatico – and she has remained a favorite client (and now boss) ever since. Tamara talks about running her own agency while maintaining her skills and interest in… Read more »

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A Day in the Life of a Simpatico Art Director

This week’s interview is with our newest addition to the Simpatico team – Bruce Viemeister. Bruce is a fantastic designer and talks about his love of pups and what it’s like working at different types of agencies. If you’re looking for a hungry, passionate designer to bring good work and personality to the table, I’m… Read more »

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A Day in the Life of a Simpatico Developer

Our next interview for our “Day in the life” series is with one of our developers, Evan Thompson. Evan has been with Simpatico for over a year now. Today, he talks about what kinds of development projects make him happy and why he loves working at Studio Simpatico. I’ve won a sword fight against a… Read more »

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A Day in the Life of a Simpatico Intern

In our “day of the life” series, we’ll be interviewing each of Simpatico’s team members to find out what it’s like working in our small design studio. Our first interviewee, Corey Donenfeld, is returning for his second summer as Studio Simpatico’s star web design and development intern. Corey talks about getting started in web design… Read more »

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How Do I Make My Website ADA Compliant?

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ADA compliance refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act that states that all tech and internet sites need to be made available to people with disabilities. There are different levels of ADA compliance, depending on how many of the guidelines you follow. Studio Simpatico does not guarantee ADA compliance on our sites (we recommend you… Read more »

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Guide: WordPress Admin Walkthrough

Note: there are a lot of really large images in this post, so please be patient with loading times! Welcome To Your New Website! That was a lot of work, wasn’t it? New websites come with strategy, content, design, development, and SEO to name a few. But once the project is “finished” (and let’s face… Read more »

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What is Caching?

Caching is the process of storing data from a website so that the page can load faster the next time you visit it. This has the benefit of both increasing page speed and saving on data downloads for your users, while reducing load on your server. However, this can be an annoying feature when you’re… Read more »

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Should I use WordPress or Squarespace?

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The “choose two” design rule applies to SquareSpace and WordPress websites as well. Our clients often wonder about the differences between SquareSpace and WordPress. In the end, either service will give you a website, but they vastly differ in the means to get there – as well as in cost and features. So let’s take… Read more »

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How to avoid spam submissions on WordPress contact forms?

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It’s common knowledge that having a form on your website is an open invitation for spam submissions. Unfortunately, there’s no one tried-and-true way to block bots from your form, but rather, several different anti-spam measures out there, each with their own pros and cons. We have to be careful to walk the line between our… Read more »

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