Every couple of years you need to update your website to ensure it has a fresh, modern look and makes use of the latest developments in web design. A website which looks out of date can damage your credibility and ultimately cost you clients. Before you can begin a redesign however you need to start planning what you want out of your updated website and what you want the finished product to look like. Below I have written out a 3 step process which will help you prepare for your redesign and ultimately give you the website you want. Continue reading “How To Start Planning For Your Website’s 2016 Redesign”
Are you a hard worker? Do you work your 8-5 job every day and ever get to a point where you say, “I wish there was an easier way to do this!” Perhaps you get along in a project that WAS easy, but then as the week goes on, the project becomes more complex with more team members and work added. Then you find yourself working so hard that you can’t afford to work “smart.” You lose efficiency, and think that the long hours and lost time you had for lunch are symptoms of success. Maybe they are. But right now – they mean that you are barely making the deadline, and losing your sanity to boot. Continue reading “100+ Highly Effective Tools to Help Run your Business in the New Year”
Entrepreneurship, despite the recovering economy, is a booming industry. Small businesses are, and continue to be, the backbone of the economy. With that, we wanted to give a shout out to all of our customers, friends, and family that are either thriving or aspiring to become entrepreneurs.
If you are currently an entrepreneur and want to share your success story with us, we would love to feature your business on our website! Continue reading “What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur?”
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to the method used to increase a website’s position on search engine results pages (SERPs) on sites such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing. Developing an SEO strategy for your business can help draw consumer traffic to your website as well as grow your sales and revenue. To get you started on your SEO strategy development, here is a little background to understand how search engines, such as Google, use metrics to rank organic search website placements. Continue reading “What is SEO and why is it important for your business?”
Hometown: Royal Oak, Michigan
Position: T3 Systems Architect I
Been with InMotion Hosting since: September 2013 Continue reading “Team Member Profile: David Bryant”
So I just got back from WordCamp Miami, held the past weekend at Florida International University. It was one of the best, most well organized WordCamps I’ve ever attended. Kudos, to a new friend David Bisset for organizing such a good event. Continue reading “WordCamp Miami: Connections Old & New”
As some of you may know, I had the pleasure of attending WordCamp Orlando this past weekend. If you didn’t quite get it from the title, everything was classic video game themed. Being someone who loves classic games (but doesn’t have much time to play them) it was great to see all of the work that the organizers put into everything. Continue reading “WordPress and Video Games – WordCamp Orlando 2014”
It seems to be awards season everywhere, even in the hosting world! InMotion Hosting has once again received a #1 hosting for personal and small business award from a prestigious review site, https://hostingreview360.com, and we are all “stumble up the stairs in a designer gown to accept an Oscar excited!!!” Continue reading “InMotion Hosting # 1 on HostingReview360”
The fun began early!
Working with InMotion Hosting’s Customer Community team has it’s payoffs: learning about Joomla, writing tutorials that help 100,000’s of users, and getting my hands dirty from time to time with some development work.
Every few months I get to travel and attend some great conferences too. Last March I attended Joomla Day Boston 2014. Over the weekend I had the privilege to both attend and present at Joomla Day Minnesota 2014!
Before the event started, the gracious organizers took some of the event’s sponsors out to a Twins game! Unfortunately the Twins didn’t win, but that didn’t matter, watching the game from the box seats helped make the night one to remember.
Sessions and Speakers
STATE OF THE JOOMLA! UNION
Rod Martin was the event’s keynote speaker in the morning. His talk was all about the current state of Joomla!.
Do you remember being 10 years old, and do you understand how far you’ve come since then? Do you know that Joomla is turning 10 next year? That’s right, and Rod did an excellent job through his stories driving home that point.
The evening before his presentation, Rod and I had some time to talk WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. He has significant experience in all three, and he wasn’t shy about praising his favorite (guess which CMS?). I saw his optimism and excitement for the future of Joomla during our conversations and while he took the podium.
The Success of Joomla 3!
Some of the highlights shared during his talk included:
- Joomla has been downloaded 12 million times in the last 12 months.
- During the last few summers, Joomla has seen new and updated code thanks to Google’s Summer of Code.
- Joomla 3 is expected not to reach end of life until 2018!.
USB thumb drives, cool iphone chargers, and free hosting! That’s right, I came packing! How cool is it when your job is to give away some cool schwag to fellow Joomla users? Very cool!
If you ever see us at an event, stop by and say hello! And don’t be afraid to ask, we’re usually equipped with goodies you can take home and show off to your friends.
The event went so well that the team is already organizing Joomla Day MN 2015! Next year the event will be held at Mall of America. My fingers are crossed – I hope to attend!
Thank you Joomla Day MN!