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  • Best Warrior Competition

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    New website launch! Best Warrior Competition is a competition of the National Guard’s toughest warriors. Five days in the grueling heat of Georgia with physical and mental fitness tests are only the beginning. I’ve recently had the privilege of helping the Guard out with this promotion. Take a look at some of the screen grabs and you’ll notice some […]

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  • Knowing When to Use Magento Local.xml

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    The Truth About Local.xml When I first began working with Magento, I began some heavy Googling and learned about controlling the Magento layout through the local.xml file. I read plenty of articles that you’ve probably seen out there on the web about how you can do all these magic things through this file. In fact, you can […]

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  • Upgrading Magento

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    Magento 2 Migration seems like a daunting task, but it has proved to be a relatively easy one. There are a couple of blog entries out there that speak about it and give some details, but I wanted to walk through how I’ve done it successfully several times now. I strongly recommend doing this locally and testing […]

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  • I&R Partners – a Nashville WordPress Design

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    I&R Partners is a great example of the quick, efficient work that can be done on the WordPress platform. Needing a redesign and development in two days, I&R came together in a single weekend. Without giving up quality of code or design, I&R was a great example of how reusable code and a well-planned structure can make […]

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  • Nashville Web Design

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    I’ve been asked several times, why you? There are a lot of web designers and developers around. Companies are coming out of the wood-work right because the web is such a huge marketing tool. I believe it is the best form of advertising right now. That being said, what can I provide that others do […]

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  • Add Twitter Feed to Websites Without a Plugin

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    There are all kinds of plugins and code out there for posting a Twitter feed to a website. Most of them ignore that Twitter only allows 150 requests per hour. This often results in Tweets not displaying for websites that get any decent number of hits. Caching the Twitter Feed in WordPress The solution is […]

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  • How Much Does It Cost to Run a Website?

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    There are several factors that go into the question ‘how much does a website cost?‘. Most graphic designers and web developers have a base price and then other factors add or decrease from this price. A Nashville web design studio that recently got bought out said this: It’s kind of like asking how much an employee […]

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  • Adding Facebook Comments to WordPress

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    Recently, I had to add Facebook comments to the pages in the Blog category for Semper Fi Fund. Using Facebook comments is nice because almost all visitors will have an account. It automatically grabs their profile picture instead of having to worry about an avatar and protects from spam. Setting it up was quick, painless […]

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  • Understanding a Magento Block – Vertical Navigation

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    There are a lot of tutorials out there for doing this. I wanted to poke in a little further to make it clear exactly what you are doing. I also wanted to point out that doing this by updating catalog.xml or page.xml is entirely wrong. 99% of these types of updates can be done using […]

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  • iostudio & ioUniversity

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    Over the past year I have been enrolled in the ioUniversity, a Nashville-based program to encourage growth in every aspect of my field, creative, account interaction and project management. This is a four-year program which also emphasizes the four points of completing a project, which iostudio calls the four D’s: discovery, documentation, development, and deployment. I thought fit to share, as […]

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