Laravel App Development 101: Why MVC Is The MVP
Our JustRightCRM is built on the Laravel framework. So let’s begin our web app series with learning about Laravel’s basic structure: MVC.
2 Ways To Make Site Updates Lickety-Split
Need ways to make site updates without a lot of time or moo-la? Check out these two options to update your site lickety-split.
Mad Cow Customizer for WooCommerce
Mad Cow Customizer is a plugin that catalogs all the hooks in WooCommerce and offers a WYSIWYG so you can easily manage the content in your online store.
Starting The Year Off With A Trim
Mad Cow Web Design is now “Mad Cow Web”! Read about why we removed “Design” from our name and what that means for our awesome clients.
Domains, DNS, Hosting, Oh my!
This is in no way to be an exhaustive review of DNS, but more of a basic guideline for messing with your domain. In general, this is a scary place to mess around if you’re not super comfortable. My main piece of advice is to enlist the help of your
Ridgeview Technology is now Mad Cow Web Design
Why “Mad Cow”? Where did the name come from? The name “Mad Cow” is a combination of a couple of things. Mostly, I just love cows. Going to college in West Virginia introduced me to a more rural lifestyle. My friend Jim and I spent countless hours “up on the
Hooky Woo WooCommerce Hooks Customizer
Well, I finally did it. 🙂 I released my first plugin on the WordPress repo (or is it called the “directory” now?). Lots of folks don’t really encourage this type of behavior. There are plenty who believe the hassle of the support requests outweighs the joy of sharing something cool
I ain’t scared…. much….
Alright. I had to make a video embed shortcode for a client and figured some folks may want to peek at it and maybe use it. Basically, this allows your clients to add videos into their pages, include some padding and float, yet maintain the beauty of responsive design. Currently
Check Yo Self!
All the SEO efforts in the world will do you no good if you fail to evaluate your results. Much like anything you strive for, losing weight, gaining muscle, learning a new skill, etc., you won’t really know if you are improving if you don’t measure it somehow. I’m not
This past week I had an opportunity to chat with a client about keyword identification and research. I know this is a topic we have covered in the past, but it bears revisiting. When you are heading down the road of optimizing your site for search engines (SEO), the
Learn the code, you will
Another one of the sage lessons Sean taught me was once you start digging into the code, specifically he was talking about HTML, you will start to see patterns. It doesn’t take an HTML expert to recognize these patterns and be able to start to make some edits. Before we
We Aim to Try
Franzy! One of the more mellow WARPs on the Loon Mountain Ski Patrol and a good friend. That was one of his sayings and it sort of stuck. There’s a handful of amusing stories floating around the patrol alum. Stories of heroism, tom-foolery, bravery, stupidity and yes, drunken exploits typically
No, but really… It has truly been a bit of a whirlwind for the last few weeks. We migrated south to Boulder from Fort Collins. That alone is a bit of a time-suck. And my work with Codegeek has really picked up lately. I currently have a site “fix” at
Get Your Nerd On!
Put on your thinking caps today. We’re going to get a little nerdy here in mid-summer! We have talked, a bunch, about the “big picture” of SEO. Important steps like doing your keyword research, optimizing your site with those phrases and making sure you have dedicated landing pages for the
Picking the Perfect Phrases (for SEO)
Here’s hoping your 4th of July was explosive! I read, this morning, that the Fort Collins police received 200 complaints about fireworks over the weekend. This tells me 2 things. First, I still don’t understand why fireworks are illegal. Yes, they can be dangerous but so is a car, motorcycle,
Expose Yourself, Yourself!
It is no secret there is no shortage of people out there willing to take your money in exchange for “improving your presence on search engines” or “improving your exposure on “businessListings.com”. They will claim to “update your web presence, add videos, improve your listing on Google, etc. While this
Phew, that was a gap and a half
OK, so I just realized I’ve become the plumber with the leaky faucet and the cobbler with no shoes. I tend to preach (nicely) to my clients about content being king. Then I go and ignore my website and blog for a few months. Not cool. I’m here to remedy
A Little Keyword 101
If you have headed down the road of Search Engine Optimization, you are familiar with the importance of “keyword phrases”. These are the bread and butter of any organization’s SEO strategy and are the “meat” in the Internet marketing sandwich. (or soy burger if you prefer!) Using the data from
Micro? Meta? Know Your SEO Terms
Are you using “microdata”? Coming from the “You learn something new everyday” category, no longer is meta-data the “be-all/end-all” for your SEO code rangers. While most of us are at least familiar with meta tags and their usage, a normal HTML tag doesn’t give the search engines any data related
Don't Forget Your Tags!
While I would agree that adding “title” and “alt” tags on your images is of lesser importance to your overall SEO strategy than the “title meta-tag” or certainly, good content. They are still worth considering as part of the big picture. When adding an image (or even a link) to