How Do I Make My Website ADA Compliant?

By Amber Weinberg on July 10, 2019

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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… Read more »

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Guide: WordPress Admin Walkthrough

By Amber Weinberg on July 10, 2019

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?

By Amber Weinberg on July 3, 2019

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?

By Amber Weinberg on June 26, 2019

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?

By Amber Weinberg on March 29, 2019

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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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Why don’t you support IE?

By Amber Weinberg on March 21, 2019

IE11 has been the last of the old outdated browsers that won’t die. While IE11 was way better in terms of web standards, supporting Flexbox and a few other “newish” CSS standards, it still lagged behind the rest of the web and didn’t offer automatic updates with support for things like CSS Grid or clip-path…. Read more »

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How does WP Engine’s legacy staging environment work?

By Tamara Olson on February 14, 2019

We couldn’t be more excited to share another post to rave about another one of WP Engine’s beloved features. (In case you missed it: Why we recommend WPengine) This time, we’re here to talk about how the Legacy Staging feature and functionality work. First things first: Every hosted, functional version of WordPress consists of both… Read more »

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How do I create pages with different margins in Microsoft Word?

By Sinan Imre on January 4, 2019

For such projects, I personally prefer starting with tools that I know will grant me creative freedom and ease of use, despite knowing that the final design will ultimately need to be recreated in Microsoft Word. We’ve already written about how the tools we use can affect the quality and style of our work, so… Read more »

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