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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 farm” where his family rented…

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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 with the world. For me,…

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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 only available for YouTube and…

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Advancing Advanced Custom Fields

I recently had the privilege of speaking at a local Meetup Group here in Boulder.  The Boulder WordPress Meetup is comprised of a fairly wide ranging array of skill sets when it comes to WordPress Development.  A handful of the folks that attend these meetings are casual fans of WordPress and simply want to further…

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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 going to get into S.M.A.R.T.…

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Phinding Phrases

  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 first and most crucial step…

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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 go any further, a disclaimer:…

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Getting Started With WordPress

If you’re just starting out on your quest for WordPress domination (or just building your own awesome site), the task can seem a bit overwhelming.  I have been working with wordpress for a little over 5 years now.  I started my Colorado Web Design business on Feb 28, 2011 (yes, I had to go and…

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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 involving a hot tub, a…

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Mulligan?

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 the top of my list,…

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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 associated, targeted words. Digging down…

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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, bicycle, big wheel and slip…

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