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How to request a quote from a website firm

At Mode Effect we get requests for quotes often.  It happens because we intend to get as many inquiries as possible in order to help as many businesses as possible on finding the right website development firm (often times it isn’t us and this is okay).  As our founder and overseer of new business sales, I sincerely…

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Your IT guy is not your web designer

It’s a common misconception that people who use computers or work on computers for a living know everything about computers. Do your parents or grandparents still call you when their printer isn’t working or worse yet ask for help with how to get on Facebook? It’s not a stretch to assume that your computer savvy…

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What Is Website Accessibility?

Browsing the web is like a second nature to most of us. But others with physical challenges can seem overlooked when we are creating our websites. We can take for granted the process of seeing the screen, reading the text, hearing the sounds, and being able to handle the mouse and keyboard. Cody Landefeldco-founder at Mode Effect.…

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The Future of UX – WordCamp Miami

It’s wonderful to be back in Miami for WordCamp again this year.  WordCamp is a conference centered around WordPress and is intensive on sharing knowledge and skills in order to use WordPress better and create better WordPress experiences.  I get the opportunity to share on User Experience and how we should consider creating the best…

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How much does it cost to build a website?

The cost of getting a website built can be confusing! It’s the wild west out here.  With so much of a price gap that you as the client can easily get confused.  For some companies, it’s a race to the bottom with pre-made “one-size-fits-all” websites, large advertising agencies who charge a ton, and everything else…

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