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Obvious User Interface – WordCamp Los Angeles [video]

I had the chance to share on a topic I’m very passionate about at WordCamp Los Angeles.  User interface is such an important and deeply overlooked subject in the website development world.  I’ll admit it’s easy to gloss over this detail in projects but at Mode Effect we strive to be committed to holistic user…

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How to trust your website designer [video]

Too much of a company’s time and resources are wasted on hiring the wrong person to get a project or a job completed.  More often I hear that it’s extremely tough to find the right website designer to get the job done.  Why is that?  Do you need to be more of an expert to know how…

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3 Tips to Make Your Non-Profit Website Re-Design A Success [VIDEO]

Designing a website is not easy.  No matter how technical you may be it requires creative and technical insight to execute a successful website.  The challenge most non-profit businesses face is that they need to have the know-how to successfully reach their audience, fund their cause, and have the website go to work continually driving…

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[VIDEO] WordPress might be too expensive for your business.

WordPress is our favorite CMS period.  We’ve built (seemingly) countless websites using WordPress.  But almost always we see the challenge business owners face when it comes to managing WordPress relating to their website.  With back-ups, testing, updating, and security there’s a lot of planning, time, and cost that can go into managing your website efficiently.…

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[VIDEO] What’s the value of your small business website?

I often get asked by business owners “what’s the value of my small business website?” Why invest time and resources into building something that might not yield the results I need to grow my business? This is partly due to an attempt to devalue the initial investment and partly due to the fear that if you…

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[VIDEO] What's the value of your small business website?

I often get asked by business owners “what’s the value of my small business website?” Why invest time and resources into building something that might not yield the results I need to grow my business? This is partly due to an attempt to devalue the initial investment and partly due to the fear that if you…

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