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Most Significant Advances in Tribeswell Website Design

A critical part of my mission for Tribeswell is that we not only get bigger, but also that we continually get much much better. In fact I have made no secret of the fact that my goal is to become the best digital design agency in the world. Here are a few specific things that we’ve…

What Weird Al Yankovic Teaches Us About Marketing Your Small Business

Next post: “How perplexing article titles can grab the readers attention.” Tribeswell has looked beyond typical inspirations for real business advice. This is the first installment of Tribeswell’s new series: Inappropriate places to receive great business advice. Weird Al is about as inappropriate a place to learn anything professional. Yeah, you heard me. For anyone…

Want Faster Hosting?

We have taken hosting into our own hands. Maybe it is because Colin (CEO) is a relentless control freak. Maybe it is because Tribeswell maintaining control offers a faster site that performs better for the user and scores much higher on search engine rankings. Either way Tribeswell is beginning to offer hosting services for our…

Plague of the Sochi Olympics: How to Handle Negative Publicity Pt. 3

As the games continue on the social wildfire of Sochi-slander has begun to tame. Tweets about bathrooms and water have subsided, and the focus has shifted to the athletes and their pursuit of gold necklaces so gaudy Flava Flav would be proud. Countries are jockeying up and down the medal count leader-board. Russia has silenced…

Plague of the Sochi Olympics: How to Handle Negative Publicity Pt. 2

Yesterday was the first installment of an Olympics long mini-series about how to handle negative publicity. Step 1 discussed the immediate reaction one should have to public criticism. Here’s a quick recap: don’t be a jerk. If you want more than that exhaustive review I just provided, check yesterday’s post. After first acknowledging your customer’s…

Plague of the Sochi Olympics: How to Handle Negative Publicity

Documented issues for Sochi’s hosting of the Olympics have been rampant throughout the media since weeks before the commencement of the event. As journalists rolled in, and horror stories of accommodations rolled out, the grand stage of the Sochi Olympics has carried an underscore of running jokes about the mismanagement and lack of preparation. Have…

Magnific Popup + ACF = Best Responsive WordPress Image Gallery (Tutorial)

If you are a web developer and you’ve never used Magnific Popup before, shame on you. If you are a WordPress developer and you’ve never used Advanced Custom Fields, shame on me. Wait… But in all seriousness, if you want the best possible responsive image gallery for your WordPress site, this combination is a must-use….

2014: Year of Failure

This year’s New Year’s resolution came to me a little late. I covered my traditional bases of going to the gym and eating better. Yet real resolutions are born out of yearning desire, not assimilation to everyone’s sudden fear of swimsuit season as the calendar turns. 26 days into this year my true desire hit…

Gmail Goes Down! The Mayans predicted this…

Gmail going down this afternoon created a firestorm of panic and despair across the internet, akin to the online reaction of Beiber fans to his arrest. Viral cries of woe filled Twitter and Facebook, as people nation wide lamented the fact that they could not respond to emails on a Friday afternoon… I swear we…

Tribeswell WordPress Website Theme Development Standards

We created this document as an internal guide for new employees and in the interest of transparency (in case any of our clients are curious) decided to post it here on our blog. When to use Pixels, Rems, or Percentages It is extremely important that all of our work have consistent units for width, height,…