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Onboarding at Curious Minds
What does onboarding entail, and why are we doing it? Here at Curious Minds, our onboarding process provides you and our developers with the information needed to ensure we have what we need to jump right into your site, and you have the information you need stop worrying about your site, and can instead focus on other, more important items.
How User Experience Affects SEO Rankings
SEO helps websites rank higher on search engines, while UX creates a positive user experience. Both are crucial for a website's success. Good UX can boost search engine ranking, and improved SEO can lead to a better user experience. UX and SEO work together to make a website successful, just like a dynamic duo.Barb Senkala· 8 min read
Old Fashioned Marketing Tools. Do They Still Fit In?
In today’s marketing landscape there are seemingly a million “tactics” both old and new to increase brand awareness, drive new sales, etc. But how do we, as marketers, or those pursuing a marketing strategy for your business, wade through those options?Emily Ahrens· 3 min read
Why is Customer Support Important for Company Growth?
Your customer support system is just as important as your product. If you don’t have any type of customer support to help your existing clients, you won’t have any existing clients. For most businesses, neglecting existing clients can greatly jeopardize a company’s growth and its future long term.
Web Designer or Web Developer: Which Do You Need?
Choosing the right team of professionals to assist with your web project is vital to ensuring its success. We'll explore the differences between web designers, and web developers, so you can better pinpoint which talent is best suited for your next project.Randy Hedglin· 8 min read
Knowing When to Change
There comes a point when everything starts to get a little bland. You do the same thing, day in and day out. You don't even have to think about what to do next because you've been doing the same thing for who knows how long.
Massive Attack Against 1.6 Million WordPress Websites
Wordfence reported a series of attacks that occurred the week of December 5th, resulting in 1.6 million WordPress websites being affected. The reported attacks came from over 16,000 IP’s over a total of 36 hours.Cara Zebrowski· 2 min read
What Your Developer Should Expect from You
Just as there are certain expectations and goals your developer needs to meet, your developer needs some information and communication from you as well. Knowing what to expect from each other helps fuel a good, long term business relationship.
What to Expect from Your Developer
There are millions of web developers out there, all waiting to be plucked from the ether and put to work. And everyone has their own method, their own practices, but here are a few items to expect from your developer.
The Benefits of Partnering with another Agency
Maybe you’ve been approached by a client for an exciting, interesting, and potentially lucrative project. The only problem is that it doesn’t really fit in your wheelhouse, or your team already has a full project load.
Brand Ambassadorships and Partnerships: How Can They Help to Elevate Your Business?
Every business needs strategies to expand its reach and grow sales. While you may keep marketing and sales in-house in your earliest days, you should explore options to use external parties to promote your brand.
Storytelling through Design
Design is more than just finding the best way to convince someone to buy something or make a product appealing. The ability to distinguish oneself from one’s competitors is more important than ever in the age of click and add to cart.Nicla Marino· 6 min read
Fixing Fundamentals in Web Development Education
One of the challenges our customers often bring to our attention is the difficulty in filling lower level web production roles. It’s a problem that we can relate to at Curious Minds, as we face the same issue when on-ramping new developers on to our team.Eric Meyer· 3 min read
Working Effectively Remotely
The current pandemic has led to a lot more people working remotely, and many are finding it hard to adjust from a traditional office environment. I started working remotely when my wife and I decided to move back to our home state several years ago.Shannon Stapleton-McKinzie· 4 min read
CIO Digest application prototype for iPad
Mobile application development is in full swing over here at Curious Minds Media labs. We’re getting really close to unveiling our newest addition to our Integrated Publishing Solution’s suite of services with a shiny new mobile application.Eric Meyer· 1 min read
Tools of the Trade – free web development tools for Mac OSX
One of the things that I love the most about coding, and the web in general is the development of open and free standards. Along with those open and free standards comes the web development tools needed to build and deploy web applications.Eric Meyer· 3 min read
The challenge of the this project was taking on an application halfway through the development cycle. The application was suffering from severe performance issues, and we were able to track the problem down.Shannon Stapleton-McKinzie· 2 min read
Symantec’s marketing department needed a way to enhance their traditional print media. Not only did they need to get their content on the user’s desktop, but they needed it to work in both on and offline modes.
Jersey Boys Becomes 27th longest running show in Broadway History!
“JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, surpassed Oklahoma! with 2,213 performances last night, March 17, making it the 27th longest-running Broadway show in history.”
New Jersey Boys Broadway site is launched
Way back in 2005, we had the privilege of working on a site for a new show that was opening on Broadway called Jersey Boys. Little did we know that the show would be going strong almost 5 years later.
Jersey Boys Named 5th Best Theatre Production of the Last 25 Years
Entertainment Weekly recently came out with their list of “The New Classics”, and named their 50 best plays and musicals of the last 25 years. Coming in at number 5 was Jersey Boys.
Featured Blog Article
Getting started with a WordPress maintenance plan
So you've decided that you need help with your company's WordPress presence.Great! That’s the first step, but now what? Eric Meyer, the founder and owner of Curious Minds, goes over what to expect.
Featured case study
When Doist, the powerhouse company behind the popular apps Todoist, and Twist were looking for a new development partner to help maintain their main WordPress blog, they reached out to Curious Minds. Being a remote and distributed company, they needed a maintenance partner with not only technical expertise, but also with great communication skills.
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