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Website Development

Behind the Scenes: Technical Services for Website Development

One of the biggest headaches that comes with creating a DIY website is dealing with the details. Most great websites have a lot going on behind the scenes. At Artsy Geek, in addition to designing intuitive, stunning, and user-friendly sites that will create a lasting impression with visitors, we offer a wide variety of technical services that make the important invisible aspects of your website … Read More


4 Reasons to Keep PHP Up-To-Date on WordPress

You down with updating PHP? Yeah, you know me. Now that we have the geriatric millennials’ attention, let’s get down to business. PHP isn’t just another internet acronym taxing your limited brain space. (IYKYK, amirite?) It’s also a huge part of what makes the internet work! Did you know that 78.8% of all websites use PHP in one way or another? Keep on reading to … Read More

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5 Reasons to Keep WordPress Up-To-Date

You log into WordPress, eager to write a blog post about that new restaurant you visited last week. Excited to tell everyone about the delicious spring rolls you ordered, you’re unexpectedly hit with an alert on your dashboard: WordPress released a new version! Maybe you think, “I’ll update it later,” but the red circle around the alert makes it seem important. You don’t have to … Read More

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Your Website is a Delicious Slice of Layer Cake A La Mode!

Did you know that your website has a unique ten-digit address? To understand all the different layers of technology that make up your website, consider the layer cake analogy: Top Layer: Your Web Host Where your website files live. That is actual space on a server or cloud that you rent on a monthly or annual basis. Many domain registrars also offer web hosting. All your files, … Read More

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Why LastPass is Your New Best Friend

(Alternate title: Please get a password manager, Bro.) Everyone has had a password nightmare. Either a real life, full-blown panic trying to remember one or an actual nightmare where you’re trying to enter a password (whilst being nude at school). Using a password manager frees up your memory for things worth remembering AND it’s the safest way to save passwords. Using secure (not easily remembered) … Read More

The Marketing Collaborative Movement Influencing the Growth of e-Commerce

Facing the new digital environment of ecommerce, a lot of brands and advertisers have realized that a majority of their old sales and marketing techniques are no longer effective. What’s more, the many different mobile devices and media platforms now used by consumers worldwide have fragmented the marketplace significantly, which has made it harder for advertisers to reach their audience at the right time and … Read More

How to Install A Custom Word Template

Your custom Word template is made of three files: Template FileThis file is set up with the styles and formatting to make everything you produce in Word branded with your company’s look and feel. This file has the format “FileName.dotx” Theme FileThis file tells Word which colors should be default for your template. This file has the format “FileName.thmx” Fonts FileThis file tells Word which … Read More

Breaking Down the WordPress Text Editor

Now that you’re ready to start adding pages and posts to your WordPress site, let’s go over the basics of formatting text. WordPress keeps their editing fairly straightforward. You’ve likely used Microsoft Word, or, at the very least, sent an email. It’s definitely not intimidating, but let’s go over some of the tools that can be a game-changer when it comes to the design elements … Read More

The Difference Between Pages and Posts in WordPress

If you’re starting out on WordPress, you might be a little confused about the difference between pages and posts. They are both channels for your content, but they have totally different purposes. Pages! Pages are the static content you would find on a website. You would typically find pages on the navigation bar on the homepage of a website (you know, that bar traditionally at … Read More

How to Add a Post to WordPress

Adding a post is quite a bit simpler than adding a page. This is due to the fact that posts are (usually) automatically ordered in reverse chronological order, and are located within a single section of your website. But let’s just run through the tools, so we can be on the same page…err, post. Let’s get on the same post here. Title The box at the … Read More

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