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What amazing web apps work have we done so far in 2019?

Sep 11th, 2019 by Max Tokman

We did some very cool website development work, with heavy Angular, Node.js, and React front end.  We continued doing our advanced WordPress and Drupal website development and support, with heavy focus on ADA and SEO optimization.  We created interactive HTML5 videos and assisted on Sitefinity website, built ecommerce portion of a large subscription website and battled WordPress hacks.  We worked as a web development extension team and on web apps projects with direct clients.  It might be  easier to list the technologies we did not work with then the ones we employed.

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2018 WP plugins recommendations

Jan 11th, 2018 by Max Tokman

Here's our pick of WP plugins, recommended for use in 2018

Caldera Form is a free and powerful plugin that creates responsive forms with a simple drag and drop editor that makes it easy to create forms for WordPress.  The plug-in  includes conditional logic, anti-spam, notification emails, and database entry tracking

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How we got our web site a 100% score in Google’s PageSpeed Insights - and why you shouldn’t

Jan 11th, 2018 by Max Tokman

PageSpeed Insights is an analysis and guidance tool for improving web site’s UX. As with other Google web tools, its aim is to encourage web site optimization for faster SEO crawl and indexing, which obviously translates into huge operations cost savings for Google.
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Adding Google Analytics attributes to links using CKEditor

Apr 9th, 2015 by Max Tokman

We recently ran into an issue with commonly used Google Analytics plugin for CKEditor, called appropriately googletracker.  While that plugin allows adding attributes to links in content, the issue we encountered is that subsequent content editing removes all inserted onclick attributes. 

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Google algorithm update on April 21, 2015 will rank mobile-friendly websites WAY higher than all those other websites

Mar 31st, 2015 by Max Tokman

’Tis the time to be excited as Google plans to role out a major algorithm update on April 21, 2015 that will improve rank of mobile-friendly websites and mercilessly punish desktop-only detractors. How will it impact the world around us?
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Faster sites are way better than slower sites

Aug 1st, 2014 by Max Tokman

One of the major factors in site load times is a proper file compression, both for images and code.  File compression is not just a part of user experience, improving site load times before your visitor clicks away; it is also a factor in search engine algorithms, with faster sites ranking higher in search results.  With that said, compressing your files is a very good thing and we’ll be looking at three tools to get us started.

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SEO 2.0: Share Your Way to Success

Nov 9th, 2011 by Max Tokman

Thanks to Google Analytics, everyone from your boss to your dog professes to be an “expert” in search engine optimization these days. But many of these so-called experts are still following old-school strategies that drive traffic to your site at the same speed as dial-up. Web 2.0 demands a new set of strategies for optimizing web traffic.

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OSS' List of Recommended Wordpress Plug-ins

Jun 29th, 2010 by Max Tokman

At OSS, Wordpress has become a big part of our production capabilities during the last year.
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