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4 min read WebDevStudios
Pro | webdevstudios.com | Aug. 6, 2019

Project Management Tools We Use and Love

Behind every successful client website project is a great project manager. Behind every successful project manager is a great set of tools! Here are the ones we use at WebDevStudios.

Project Management Tools We Use and Love

Pro | webdevstudios.com | Aug. 6, 2019

Behind every successful website project is a great project manager. Behind every successful project manager is a great set of project management tools. Project managers are essential to the life cycle of projects. They ensure that the projects stay on time and on budget from the moment the team kicks off development of a website through the end of the support phase.
Just like a carpenter cannot build without a hammer, we are not able to manage projects without our project management tools. They allow us to track tasks, timelines and budgets and communicate with our team and our clients. Here’s what we have in our tool box at WebDevStudios.
Communication
Communication is key to any project. Project managers are responsible for communicating timelines, requirements and deliverables to both the team and our clients. We communicate with our clients using Confluence, part of the Atlassian suite.
We are able to effectively share and collaborate on status updates, call agendas and meeting notes. We also use Zoom for conference calls with or without the camera on, based on our clients’ preference.
Internally, project managers communicate with their teams throughout the day, every

Pro | pressjitsu.com | Jan. 8, 2019

WordPress Cache Buckets And Filter Strategies

On the importance of optimizing and measuring your page cache hit rates. Ignore or whitelist unique cookies, URL parameters.

11 min read Joshua Strebel
Pro | indiehackers.com | Jan. 8, 2019

Stepping into 2019 with a Plan to Win – Indie Hackers

Are there Rough waters ahead? Be strategic about competing 2019 - your agility and speed is an asset.

Stepping into 2019 with a Plan to Win – Indie Hackers

Pro | indiehackers.com | Jan. 8, 2019

Let’s first sum up our collective feelings regarding 2018 Now looking to 2019 - The fallout of messy Brexit negotiations, US–China Trade Tariffs, slumping global stock markets, an apparent housing slowdown here in the US, privacy breaches on Facebook, the current US government shutdown—these are just a sampling of the major 2018 events that seem to have caused fits and uncertainty for B2B providers and customers. By in large macro-level events like these are out of our hands.
History has shown that through every slump or downturn on the macro-economic scale, fortunes are, and can still be, made by scrappy entrepreneurs. Thus, the trick becomes to focus on what we can control. Inside our businesses and communities we can set the stage to capitalize on changing tastes, new market dynamics, and advances in technology.
Companies react to downturns in different ways. Manufacturers typically ride out an economic rough patch by dumping poorly performing products and laying off workers. Lifestyle/luxury firms typically increase their investment in marketing and advertising to make the most of a dwindling supply of ready buyers. Some make bets to lock in low pricing for consumables

6 min read Eric Karkovack
Pro | speckyboy.com | Jan. 1, 2019

The Grumpy Designer's Bold Predictions for 2019

A very much tongue-in-cheek look at what will happen this year. Nothing will be the same!

The Grumpy Designer's Bold Predictions for 2019

Pro | speckyboy.com | Jan. 1, 2019

2019 is upon us and it has me thinking big. And since everyone else out there is telling you what will happen in the new year, I’m going to do the same thing: But with a twist. You see, this isn’t any old set of predictions. No, these will be more like trekking up a mountain to see a soothsayer. But only way better, since you won’t suffer from the fatigue of having to climb thousands of feet just to hear my thoughts.
This old grumpy designer has read literally tens of these “predict the year ahead” types of articles. And I’ve discovered that, although they mean well, they’re neither very fun or useful. So, I’m here to change the narrative.
But before we begin, just a word of warning. These predictions are absolutely huge. Like you’ve never seen before. And they are completely tongue-in-cheek, so don’t wager anything of value on them.
If you want to know what 2019 will bring, you’ve come to the right place. So, settle in with a cup of your favorite beverage and prepare to be dazzled.
Prediction #1: JavaScript Will Run Everything
I’ll be the first to admit that I can’t take full credit for this one. Back in

21 min read Joshua Strebel
Pro | indiehackers.com | Aug. 27, 2018

10 Bootstrapping Lessons from the Creator of Managed WordPress Hosting – Indie Hackers

Sharing a few lessons learned in nearly 10yrs of Managed WordPress. TL;DR; Longevity = Mastery

10 Bootstrapping Lessons from the Creator of Managed WordPress Hosting – Indie Hackers

Pro | indiehackers.com | Aug. 27, 2018

12 years ago, my talented wife and I had an idea for something known today as “Managed WordPress Hosting.” Yes, I’m half of the inventor of managed WordPress hosting, which is now a multi-billion dollar hosting channel, and you’ve likely never heard of me.
That’s because Pagely, the managed WordPress company I co-founded isn’t venture funded, and it’s not on Fortune’s list of billion-dollar unicorns. We were then, and still are very much today - Indie Hackers.
While the lack of fame and community back-pats can get under my skin, it has far from deterred me, because Pagely is very much an anomaly, in the sense that the business employs dozens of highly skilled and engaged employees and spins off ample cash -- from real paying customers.
My wife and I own 85% of the company and the other 15% is optioned to our employees. We’re also debt free, and we’re proud to say revenue has grown year-over-year (YoY) since launch.
So if you’re looking for a post about growth hacking your way to TechCrunch (closest we ever got to TC was a 1 sentence mention in a competitor’s featured PR gush piece) or securing millions in outside

3 min read Jason Resnick
Pro | rezzz.com | Aug. 21, 2018

Carrie Dils on being your authentic self, and fearless freelancing

In this episode Carrie talks about: - How being yourself and embracing who you are is the way to provide a great experience for clients. - Working in a cube farm and feeling the soul sucking drain from days spent working in an environment that wasn’t challenging her. - Building something for one audience and having another one show up. - Writing an opinionated book that shows the real world of freelancing.

Carrie Dils on being your authentic self, and fearless freelancing

Pro | rezzz.com | Aug. 21, 2018

Today’s guest is Carrie Dils. Carrie is a freelancer, podcaster, writer, educator, and web developer. She runs a very popular blog where she shares her experiences as a business owner and teaches others how to build their own freelance businesses. Carrie didn’t start out as a developer. She came to it from a far more traditional business – a local coffee shop.
When Carrie left the corporate world early in her career, she visited a coffee shop that she fell in love with, and decided to recreate the experience in her home town.
After almost a decade working at Starbucks trying to build experience, she realized she wanted nothing to do with owning a coffee shop. Still, she was able to glean a lot of the details of running a business from the experience.
She first realized she was in love with freelancing when a radio station paid her $20/hr to make banner ads. She could work when she wanted, from wherever she wanted, and that was enough to get her hooked.
Despite the loving the freelance life, Carrie often found herself in situations where her clients wanted to hire her. However, it was through taking some of these opportunities that she realized just how much it meant

7 min read Joshua Strebel
Pro | venturebeat.com | Sep. 30, 2018

Sorry, not sorry: The problem with Facebook’s sorry campaign

Big Data companies are abusing the trust of their users/customers. Is GDPR enough to reign in these bad actors?

Sorry, not sorry: The problem with Facebook’s sorry campaign

Pro | venturebeat.com | Sep. 30, 2018

“I’m sorry, so sorry.” In the 1960s, it was a hit song by the 15-year old American singer Brenda Lee, crooning about unrequited love. In the 21st century, “sorry, so sorry” has become the tragic modus operandi for banks, businesses and social media behemoths. Time and time again, mega companies exploit customer data for nefarious reasons, walk away with a slap on the wrist — and occasionally a hefty fine or two — and spit out a “we’ll do better” PR campaign. “Today, we’re renewing our commitment to you — and working to earn back your trust,” Wells Fargo wrote in an ad caption after being busted for opening millions of customer bank accounts without permission.
“From now on, [we’ll] do more to keep you safe and protect your privacy,” Facebook declared after a spree of bad press, tanking stocks, and public backlash over its handling of fake news and selling user information.
The reasons companies lie are obvious. The first is financial pressure: Stock prices and investors don’t always respond well to transparency. Second, ego. With no incentive to admit errors, businesses are sticking

Pro | youtube.com | Jul. 3, 2018

OptinMonster Now Offers a Free Plan

OptinMonster now offers a free plan. Capture up to 100 leads/mo., 5,000 pageviews per month. Downside is it just comes with very basic features & targeting.

Pro | pagely.com | Apr. 3, 2019

GravityForms on scaling/growing their site operations.

GravityForms is likely the most successful independently run plugin for WordPress. This case study goes into the 8 challenges Pagely helped solve GF solve to scale/grow their business.

Pro | wpdeveloper.net | May. 27, 2019

Better Elementor Experience With Essential Addons 3.0

The largest and most rated Addons for popular Page builder Elementor is Essential Addons, they just released, what they are calling a very dramatic 3.0, which optimize and make Elementor website a lot faster. Read more and test to learn more.

Better Elementor Experience With Essential Addons 3.0

Pro | wpdeveloper.net | May. 27, 2019

After reaching 1 Million downloads in WordPress.org, our team decided to go all in on a single idea and commit to something bigger and better than we had ever built before. We decided to release Essential Addons 3.0 to reinventing how addons for Elementor works, reinventing ourselves in a way that would change the page building experiences for our customers. Today, we are incredibly delighted to announce the release of Essential Addons 3.0. We firmly believe this new release is going to be an absolute game changer by providing incredible site-wide performance improvements.
After hitting 1 Million Downloads, we promised that we will be bringing something big in the coming future. Thanks to the constant support & feedback from our around 200K+ active users, the moment you all have been waiting for has finally arrived. To summarize, we have completely overhauled our entire plugin & took it to a completely new level. So without further ado, let's get into more details on what you can expect from Essential Addons 3.0.
Experience Blazing Fast Speed
Imagine getting lightning fast speed on your website? Well, that's exactly what Essential Addons 3.0 is offering by optimizing the overall

6 min read Eric Karkovack
Pro | speckyboy.com | May. 29, 2018

Is Big Data Selling Out Web Designers?

Part of a developer's job often involves integrating 3rd party services. But now it looks as though some of those providers are changing the game on us.

Is Big Data Selling Out Web Designers?

Pro | speckyboy.com | May. 29, 2018

For years, web designers have relied on free tools from the likes of Google, Facebook and other large companies to enhance the things we build. We have happily used these offerings to analyze site statistics, serve up fonts and integrate social media. Just about any type of high-end functionality these companies have to offer has been readily available to us – usually without any upfront monetary cost. But things are changing. Google, for one, is now requiring us to add billing information to our accounts if we want to continue to use their Maps API. And the recent revelations of the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal have shaken the very foundation of trust when it comes to securing user data.
Of course, those aren’t the only examples of the changing landscape that one can find. But they do represent a sort of bait-and-switch of the ideals that these companies like to preach. And it leaves a sour taste in the mouth of those of us who have helped to spread this technology in our web projects.
There Was Always a Catch
Whether or not we realized it at the time, many of these “free” services we have added to websites had a cost attached to them. The companies