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How to Choose the Right CMS — Drupal, Joomla, WordPress vs Custom Development
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If you are launching a new website or redesigning an existing site that’s become outdated, you will quickly get drawn into researching how to find the right Content Management System or CMS. This article compares of the most widely-used options: Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress vs custom CMS development. Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress are open-source, been...
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Simplicity in Web Design — is Less Really More?
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Most everyone has heard of KISS. The age old “Keep It Simple, Stupid” advice. Why is simple web design so popular? Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy to create and in most cases simple web design is very hard to achieve and still get great results. In most cases, simple design...
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Factors Impacting Digital Asset Management in 2017
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Managing your brand’s digital presence is more than a full-time job. You know you could get more organized — but there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Sending work over to the web developer, following up with copywriters and managing graphic designers leaves little time for you to organize...
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How Long Does It Take to Build a Website?
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Did you know that when you hire an outsourced development and design team to build a website, a significant amount of time and energy are spent on the Discovery Phase? The Discovery Phase includes the foundational communication, planning, and strategy portions that occur prior to development. The average time to create...
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Increase Employee Productivity with a Digital Asset Management System
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A Digital Asset Management system (DAM) has many positive effects on an organization. It streamlines your processes, centralizes important company material, and enhances your organization’s efficiency. Through all of this, as well as other factors one of the finer benefits of DAM software is how it can increase employee productivity. This...
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How Much Does a Website Cost in 2017? A Pricing Guide
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Of course, you know that having a website is an important part of your business model. In many ways, your website is at the core of your online identity and acts as the virtual storefront for your brand. It wasn’t that long ago that customers would ask “do you have...
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Connecting China and the USA over a conference calling application
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At Spiral Scout we perform a lot of initial research for clients on the best possible solutions to a problem they are looking to solve. One recent client came to us with the challenge of creating a “Google Hangouts” between the US and Chinese universities. The general purpose of this...
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Digital Asset Management Best Practices in 2017
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Managing your company’s’ digital assets doesn’t have to be as daunting and difficult as it can sometimes feel. With so many digital asset management solutions in the marketplace, defining the best practices you want to follow for organizing your assets and managing the user roles and permissions of those who are accessing...
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The software hack that launched a full-service digital agency
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In 2010, I was a first-time entrepreneur running a small e-commerce and digital asset management stock photography company, Cutcaster. Two years earlier, I left my job trading stocks on Wall Street. I wanted to follow my dreams of starting my own business and create a marketplace for buying and selling...
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