Hello, this is Mikel Bruce with Tiny Frog Technologies. One of the questions that our clients always ask us when they’re starting a website project is who will I be working with or what team members will be involved or engaged in the project with your web agency? Typically on a website project, we have a strategist, a designer, a developer, a project manager, and a WordPress trainer and they’re all very very specific skill sets. I’ve never really met a designer who’s a really really good designer who’s also a really really good developer. And a really really good developer who is also really really good web strategist. They’re such different skills set to me. They all take a lot of time and energy and proficiency to develop the skills in those areas. So I think one of the advantages of working with a… Read More.
Hi, my name is Lilly Ghahremani and I am a web strategist for Tiny Frog Technologies. And today I’m going to talk about how to create a powerful website for your design business. You know, design businesses face something completely different from other businesses in that art by its nature is really subjective. So what does this mean for your website? People are coming to your website to see that you do work that they like and to envision that you’ll be able to create what they’re looking for. So when they come to your website, they’re not necessarily looking for a project that they can duplicate, they just want to see that you are fluent in the type of work they want done. So the advice I’m going to talk about today is true of any type of design firm. It could be a… Read More.
Hi, I’m David with Tiny Frog Technologies. I am a web developer and I’m here to talk to you today about SSL Certificates. So you have probably been on a website and seen in the address bar a little tiny lock or a little tiny key, might be green, it might be red. You might also see HTTPS in front of the website address. And all of those things mean that that website has purchased and installed an SSL certificate. So what is an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate is a small key that is attached to that company’s domain name and the company information. It has to be purchased and verified. And what it does, is when the information is sent to the intended recipient that key is used to unlock the data because the data is sent in a gibberish. It’s encrypted so… Read More.
Our greatest fear as website owners is visiting our website and seeing an error screen. The panic sets in and you wonder, “How long has it been this way? Is this a big issue or is my internet just not working?” Let’s face our fears and look at the 5 most common errors found on websites. Find out how to stay calm and what to do if you should see any of these errors on your website in the future. 5 Dreaded Website Errors 1. 500 Internal Server Error This is the one error on this list that can be caused by an issue with your internet connection. First, check your internet connection & refresh the page. If the 500 error continues, there is an issue with the server where the website is hosted. This is a very general error message and there can… Read More.
Hello, this is Mikel with Tiny Frog Technologies. One of the questions we get asked fairly frequently when we’re working with our clients is: Do you do websites for our industry? This industry or that industry. We tend to do websites for many different industries, and not just make one type of industry specific website. We’re fairly industry agnostic. There are some companies that specialize in doing websites for lawyers or accountants or the health industry. We’ve found the companies that specialize in very specific industries tend to do kind of cookie cutter template-based websites, where our approach is very custom. So even if we don’t have a lot of experience in a particular industry one of the benefits is we put a lot of time into researching that company, the value that they’re offering, the industry in general, looking at competitive websites. We actually… Read More.
Hi, this is David with Tiny Frog, here to talk to you today about website development practices that make maintaining your site easier which include how to select the best WordPress plugins. So, as a web developer, I receive the blueprints for the website and it’s my job to do all the problem solving, to put all the pieces together, and to kind of turn it into the animal that it will be on the internet so that it functions the way that everyone has designed. And as part of that, we use a lot of different images, a lot of different code, a lot of different software that’s already been written in combination to make the website. And if we’re not careful, what can happen is some of those bits of code can go out of date over time. So as a best practice,… Read More.
Hi everybody, this is Chris with Tiny Frog Technologies. I am the hosting and maintenance manager and today I want to talk to you a little bit about disallow plugins that we have on our server and the downfalls of traditional shared hosting servers. Traditional hosting such as shared hosting environments that have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of websites on the server, most of the time you run into a performance issue, a security issue, if it’s not a secured managed hosting environment. Also, there’s, you know, the support. Sometimes, those companies, they’re not quick to respond, your site’s down, things of that nature. Here at Tiny Frog, what we do is we offer a very responsive support system. We usually respond within minutes versus days or hours or weeks. We also offer restore points, where if even if you know the breakage of… Read More.
Hi, this is David with Tiny Frog. I am a web developer and I’m here to talk to you today about the difference between WordPress child themes and WordPress parent themes. All WordPress websites are built using a theme which dictates how the website looks. So it has code in there that stylizes all the elements and places all the different elements around on each web page and that’s called a theme. What we can do when we design your site to save time and money is find a theme that looks close to what we’re designing for you and then change it around a little bit. Instead of taking that theme that’s already made and cutting and slicing it up and hacking it up the way that we want it to be, what we’ll do is we’ll design a child theme so that that… Read More.
Hello this is Mikel with TinyFrog Technologies. I want to talk a little bit about being a business owner – I’d like to talk a little bit outside the realm of creating websites, more about things that I’ve done in building my business. I started the company in 2003 so it’s been quite awhile and over the course of 13 years now I’ve worked with many employees, contractors, clients, vendors, suppliers and so forth and so on. And when I started my business, someone had given me this kind of idea or principle to run a business by that I have continued to use and it’s been super-effective – it’s called praise in public criticize in private. So really I’ve found that having worked in companies in the past when I get praised in public it tends to give me a really good feeling. I… Read More.