My Favorite Things About Bootstrap

I am a front-end web developer who recently began using a framework called Bootstrap. I’ve enjoyed learning this framework and it has made life a lot easier when it comes to responsive design and browser compatibility. Bootstrap is great because it does most of the heavy lifting for you. Below, I will discuss what Bootstrap is, what I really enjoy about Bootstrap, and why I think Bootstrap is worth learning about. What is Bootstrap? Bootstrap is a powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development. It includes HTML and CSS based design templates for common user interface components like […]

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Why Should I Care if Google is Ranking Mobile First?

You might be wondering what the hullabaloo about mobile first, amp pages, and mobile friendliness is all about—or you might be so consumed with keeping your business running and your clients happy that you haven’t thought twice about all this mobile website talk. Unfortunately, for the smart business owner, there is no longer an option to ignore mobile pages and mobile-friendliness. Google is actively ranking non-mobile sites below mobile-friendly sites—all in an attempt to make sure people using their search engine are finding the results they are looking for quickly and easily regardless of the device they are using. So let’s […]

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6 Ways Drupal is Different from WordPress

If you get more than a handful of developers in a room, you will probably find that they have different approaches to building websites and code. These differences can be based on sheer preference, desired outcomes, scalability or even client preference. The development and design teams at PML have extensive backgrounds in Drupal, WordPress, and more, and we understand that not everyone has the development knowledge necessary to differentiate. Here are a few ways Drupal is different from WordPress: 1. Security When sites like whitehouse.gov pick a CMS platform, you know it must be secure—and Drupal has first-class security. WordPress hackers target […]

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5 Tips to Increase Positive Consumer Behavior on Your Website

As a smartphone owner on the clumsy end of gracefulness, my wallet frequents the shopping carts of Amazon and various online shops searching for anything I can find to protect my device. In a last ditch effort to save some money and slice the waiting time in half, I recently splurged for Amazon Prime. Now I pretty much solely purchase through Amazon Prime because of the free two-day shipping, and because, well, I paid for the membership. Big online sellers are finding new and innovative methods of grabbing and keeping buyers (like me) to create brand loyalty. In fact, just […]

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Upcoming Major Google Algorithm Update Focuses On Mobile Usability

Google has announced a major change to the way they compute what sites show up in search results on mobile devices. If a site is not configured for proper mobile usability, then that site will rank lower than it had previously. From Google: “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.”  – Google Webmaster Blog A ‘mobile-friendly website’ means the website, when accessed from a smartphone, displays in a way that allows users […]

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