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4 Reasons You Should Love Open Source Software

WordPress LogoDrupal-logoAs a web development agency, it’s our job to deliver clients websites that are good-looking, but also manageable. After all, how effective can a website be if it doesn’t function the way it’s intended to?

That’s where open source software comes in. By now, you probably know that WDG has some ace WordPress and Drupal developers.

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What to Know About the Gravity Forms Plugin

If you’re a website owner, or in the market for a new website, having concise and effective content, a functional design, and intuitive user experience are key. But as I mentioned in a recent post about conversion rateswebsites have to do more than just list out information especially if you’re in the business of selling products or services.

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WordPress.com or WordPress.org?

WordPress LogoWhen faced with a website redesign, most of our clients wonder about the differences between WordPress and Drupal. But what about the distinctions between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Last week, WDG’s senior and lead developer Mike Garrett spoke with Business News Daily about helping clients choose between a WordPress.com-hosted site and a customized WordPress.org content management system (CMS) for their individual projects.

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Must Have Tools for Web Developers

These days, websites are complex and massive undertakings. Even the most seasoned web developers need to have a big toolbox of applications to get the job done right. While there’s no definitive list, we’ve gathered some of our team’s favorite tools for the many tasks developers are faced with when it comes to building websites and applications.

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Welcome To The New PraescientAnalytics.com!

Praescient Analytics

By Scott Stasio, Special Projects Officer at Praescient Analytics

The days of basic HTML websites hosted on GeoCites are long behind us (although some relics still do exist online). It is easy to forget how basic the web browsing experience was only a few years ago; streaming video was unthinkable, social media was just getting started, and waiting several minutes for a page to load was commonplace.

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Sneak Peek: Praescient Analytics moving onto WordPress

We are big fans of the little details that make a user experience beautiful. When Praescient Analytics, a local veteran-owned small business, came to us with an open mind for a website redesign, we knew we were going to have some fun honing in on those details.

With a new WordPress-powered website planned for public launch in mid August, we’re excited for Praescient to reach a new level of engagement.

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WordPress vs Drupal; What’s the Difference?

We’ve recently been getting a lot of calls asking about the plethora of open-source content management systems (CMS) available nowadays. We’re going to take a look at two of the most popular systems (and ones we like a lot), specifically WordPress vs Drupal. When we’re talking to the typical non-savvy website owner we’ve been getting the same question repeatedly:

What’s the difference between WordPress and Drupal?

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Special Libraries Association Launches New WordPress Website!

The Special Libraries Association (SLA), serving thousands of information professionals worldwide, is known to consistently rejuvenate itself . The overhaul of its website would be no different.

SLA teamed up with The Web Development Group (WDG) to modernize its online aesthetics, streamline the website user experience and simplify content management by moving to a WordPress content management system (CMS). 

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KJ’s Weekly Wrap Up!

It’s Thursday and the WDG team is currently in Columbia, South Carolina to Converge SE.  Why am I not there, you ask?  Well, I waited too long to buy a ticket.  But you know what, life’s looking up now that I get to write the Weekly Wrap Up!

I learn something new every week here at WDG … if you aren’t learning something new on a weekly basis, then you’re most likely not living life right.  

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A Nonprofit Web Design Success Story

At The Web Development Group, we specialize in building custom WordPress and Drupal websites that are guaranteed to please visitors. There is a lot that goes in to each website we launch. From the beginning research phase where we meet with clients and discuss the goals of the new site to content management where we help build a site that is not only SEO friendly but pushes out appropriate content to the audience.

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WordPress 3.5 New & Improved

Just a few days ago we discussed the WordPress media gallery. Since that time, WordPress has released a new update and in it a new media gallery. Below is a quick discussion:

The holidays are right around the corner, and WDG got everything it could ever ask for in the newest update of WordPress 3.5!

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Learn About The WordPress Media Library

Are you taking full advantage of your WordPress media library? There are multiple options available for admins who upload different graphics and videos on to their pages and posts. Technically, media refers to images, video, recordings, and files, so basically “media” encompasses everything that you upload on to your blog or website.

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What is WordPress Multisite?

Many people assume WordPress is for bloggers or smaller websites. This is not always the case, though. We work for large companies, organizations, universities, and more to build our clients professional, modern, sleek and often large websites on Drupal and WordPress. Some of our largest clients (most recently, Shenandoah University) request to have their site built on WordPress.

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Shenandoah University WordPress Launch

The design and development team at The Web Development Group is happy to announce yet another successful WordPress site launch! Shenandoah University is one of the largest sites we have built thus far. The site itself is custom designed and developed by the web wizards here at WDG. Keep reading to learn more about the custom features we built specifically for the new Shenandoah University website.

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webdevelopmentgroup.com reaches new heights on design galleries!

After The Web Development Group finished their rebranding we were eager to receive feedback from our different audience members. Previous and current clients raved about the new site, and a few offered some constructive criticism. Of course, this is the audience group we care most about pleasing. If our site is appealing and easy to navigate for current and past clients then chances are it will be just as helpful to future and prospective clients.

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ARSA. org launch—a WordPress design project

Last Friday was a great day at WDG, and not just because it was Friday, but because we successfully launched ARSA.org. When the Aeronautical Repair Station Association approached us looking for a new website, they were on Drupal. We custom designed and developed a website on WordPress that met all of their specific needs.

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Web development for nonprofits- Spotlight on DC Diaper Bank

At The Web Development Group, we build websites for all types of brands and businesses. Sometimes we work with large organizations, like universities, sometimes we work with smaller companies or local nonprofits. Web development for nonprofits will have a large influence on an organizations success. Recently we hosted GiveBack DC, a 72-hour design and development sprint where we worked with some of the best local talent as well as our own team of designers and developers to build a new web presence for three local nonprofits.

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Rebranding with WordPress

How are we expected to give our clients the best rebrand possible if we don’t know what it is like to do a complete make-over ourselves? We decided it was time to take our website to the next level and in doing so, we experienced first hand what our clients go through on a regular basis.

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