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Oops! I'm a Starter

I’m re-reading Rework, a great book for people like us. It’s a “slap you in the face” kind of book. I agree with most of it. Here is one of my favorite paragraphs: There’s a new group of people out there starting businesses. They’re turning profits yet never think of themselves as entrepreneurs. A lot…

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Converting a Photoshop File to a WordPress Theme

This post has been in draft mode for 3 years.  What is really funny is that post is still relevant today.  Standards have changed, things have gotten better, but it is always a fun challenge to try to make a site look just like the Photoshop (PSD) file.  This shows you how we work We…

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No Innovations in OSX?

First and foremost, I am by no means an Apple Fan-boy. In 2001 I was hoping that Linux would take over the world because I feel like the open-source concept can be beneficial for the users. Closed-source projects leave the users subject to companies that might decide to no longer develop the application. (Sidenote: All…

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The Crux of Development

Sideways8 often gets random requests for quotes on new projects. We love the fact that projects come our way, but often we have to turn them down.  The reason we have to turn them down is because people don’t understand the triangle of development. Our brand and our name is on the line when we…

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8 Reasons to Use WordPress

1) Search Engine Optimized (SEO) If Google employees say it is good for SEO, then you should probably take that to heart. It is a fantastic piece of software, makes your blog easily crawlable by search engines, solves some 80-90% of mechanics of SEO and is the first big step anyone can take towards creating…

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Change which type of files you can upload in WordPress

We recently had a client that needed to be able to upload a “vCard” and they were not able to do so. That is because WP limits what type of files can be uploaded. By default you can only upload media to the “Media Library”, which makes perfect sense, right? But what if we need…