Version control for designers – Why you need to be using it now

March 9, 2018 by Alison Foxall |

At your firm, why would you need version control for designers? Well, as a designer myself, my first experience with version control was a handful of years ago at a software development company. Prior to this, I had never heard of it, despite working for web agencies that were service based. As a web designer in […]

Basecamp vs Asana – Why we switched, a project management adventure

March 14, 2017 by Alison Foxall |

Which tool is better for project management in 2017? Basecamp vs Asana. Fifteen project management tools later, and we finally decided.

How to install Sucuri WAF on WP Engine and migrate your site at the same time

by Alison Foxall |

Well I had an interesting problem migrating to WP Engine while installing Sucuri WAF this weekend. First of all, WP Engine’s hosting packages now come with a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt. That’s great. More interesting, Sucuri also offers a free Let’s Encrypt SSL. Also cool. I’ve been told with their PRO account, they […]

Why we don’t have an office and neither should you

February 14, 2017 by Alison Foxall |

In my senior year of high school, my goal that I declared publicly in economics class was: “to own and operate my own advertising agency”. I wanted to build it. I had a dream of having a fancy office (you know, the kind where you get awards for having a “cool” office), working with national big […]

Free Stock Photos (2017)

February 12, 2017 by Alison Foxall |

Many times we work with companies that have no budget for stock photography, or don’t see the value in it. When you can’t afford photography, and stock photography prices seem obnoxious, take a look at these free stock photos that don’t necessarily have that “stock” look. Check out these eight free stock photo resources: 1. Unsplash […]

Failures of premium WordPress themes

June 18, 2016 by Alison Foxall |

Excluding StudioPress Themes and the Genesis framework, and obviously not counting skeleton/blank/starter themes either, I’ve outlined several reasons why our firm does not create or maintain websites from pre-made WordPress themes from large marketplaces or independent stores. There are some exceptions to this since I’ve come across really great frameworks, but for the vast majority of themes […]