Guardian Association Management Has A New Website

Pleased to introduce the new Guardian Association Management website. This is a clean minimalistic layout that funnels users directly into services and payments pages. Gainesville GAM came to us needing something up in a timely manner, clean, modern,

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WordPress: Capturing Post Author Meta

An easy one here from your local Gainesville Web Designer: How to retreive the author information from a post in the WordPress loop. This assumes you’re in the loop, of course. $meta_field= get_the_author_meta( ‘your_meta’ );   Badda-bing badda-boom.

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Florida Auctioneers Has A New Website

Proud to present the new and improved Florida Auctioneers Association Website! This was a lengthy project but the final website is well worth it. Really more of a web portal, the system is chock full of features and

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Preloading Images with Jquery

There are times when preloading images is an important step in keeping your site/page/program running smoothly. This is especially true in the era of mobile. Here’s a cute little snippet that does just that. function preload(yourarrayOfImages) { $(yourarrayOfImages).each(function(){

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WP: Adding a HTML5 Search Form

A simple script from your local Gainesville Web Designer. [code scroll=”false” language=”htmml”] <form role=”search” method=”get” class=”search-form” action=”<?php echo home_url( ‘/’ ); ?>”> <label> <span class=”screen-reader-text”><?php echo _x( ‘Search for:’, ‘label’ ) ?></span> <input type=”search” class=”search-field” placeholder=”<?php echo esc_attr_x( ‘Search …’,

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Jquery Simple Fadeout

A cute little snippet to show a simple green bar upon a successful edit. <?php if(isset($_GET[‘edit’])){ ?> <div id=’notifyy’> Edited Successfully </div>     <script type=”text/javascript”>     $( ‘#notifyy’ ).show(function(){     $(this).fadeOut(5000);     });  

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Digital Worlds

Just finished up a long term project with Digital Worlds at the University of Florida in Gainesville. This web design project intends to reach young audiences with compelling content. It is a place for them to upload videos,

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Facebook Ads V2

Still debating whether or not to use facebook ads? The short answer is you just have to put something out there to get the data back in order to determine if it gives you that ROI or not.

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Using Warning Lights or Guages

A good article on fox-business about whether your business uses warning lights or gauges to understand how your business is growing. The proper answer should be: gauges. A light is just either on or off, a gauge gives

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The Amazon Dams Network

Proud to present the first online version of the Amazon Dams Network. This has been a project Livewire has been working on for several months with the University of Florida and other members from around the world. This

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Sullivan Welding Has A New Website

Sullivan welding does excellent custom welding and fabrication. Willum is the owner and manages a crew of expert custom welders. He came to Livewire looking for the best in Gainesville Web Design and we were able to set

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Add YARPP to Custom Post Types: WordPress

A great little plugin for adding related posts to your blog has been around for a while: YARPP, Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. It’s fairly robust, for being free, but it does not natively support custom post types

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Moving Day

Moving day, er, week, here at Livewire. New offices located at 2606 NW 6th Street are being filled in with all of our useful junk. Very exciting to be in a premium location with large signage and great

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Gatorland Kubota Has A New Website

A great new site for a great company with new ownership. Gatorland Kubota sells and services all kinds of farm and lawn equipment. A family owned and operated business there is no doubt that they want the best

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The Brief Business Guide To Instagram

Instagram is a misunderstood product for most business owners. Isn’t facebook enough? No. Unfortunately you must not only adapt to the changing social media platforms but you have to keep adapting to all the various forms of networkings

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Redirects & Canonical. What’s The Difference?

There is a lot of confusion about the difference between setting redirects and canonicalization. Here’s the deal. What a 301 says to search engines. Hello, Mr. Search Engine. My page has has moved, permanently, to this other address.

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Submit A Sitemap … To Bing?

Indeed. For some reason, Bing still exists. And since it does you’ll need to submit your sitemap so your business will show up in the results of a person who searches from the unwanted automatically installed Bing bar

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Recover From A Negative SEO Attack

Nothing can be quite as irritating or as damaging as an unscrupulous competitor or determined unhappy client that is willing to go to any length to harm your business. It doesn’t take much for some people to launch

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What’s New For 2015

Really, we’re not all that sure. We’ll go where the winds blow us but we do have some exciting projects to start out the year right. January will be a big month for us here at Livewire and

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Would You Lock Out 20% Of Your Customers?

If you have a website that is not responsive, or that does not have a mobile version (at least), that’s exactly what you’re doing. Nowadays it’s not just an important add-on feature to your website, going mobile is

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How To Win Visitors And Influence Traffic

Is there anything more of a turn-off than a untrustworthy website? Not in our world. Increasing the trust in your website is key to making conversions (calls, emails…. sales … you know, money). There are a number of

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Leverage Browser Caching

When a webpage loads on your screen there are a lot of little pieces that have come together to create what you’re seeing. Your logo, other images, style sheets, javascript files are among some of the external resources

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Pretty Awesome Image Packages

Nowadays, it’s just best to buy your images. As Gainesville Web Design experts, we purchase them almost on a daily basis. There are always projects that require different photos, icons or footage. Generally people purchase credits and then

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How To Survive A Good Google Dinging

This is a great demonstration of what can happen with unnatural linking schemes and getting hosed by using link farms. This company did some black-hat SEO and it came back to bite them. Luckily the article shows that it

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Eat More Protien

Meat in your website diet is needed – you’re probably in optimization atrophy … What is meat for your website? Content. Your site need fresh content added to it on a regular basis. Good content. Compelling content. But most

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Web Marketing Staff Training

How easy is it for one to do their own SEO? Difficulty level: 5 out of 10 If you know how to use a computer and can spare 3-5 hours per week then it is perfectly reasonable to

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Linking Your G+ Page To Your Website

We always get asked: Does anyone use G+? Yes. Is it worth it? Again, Yes. Using Google’s products would obviously help your standing with their search algorithm. We don’t know this to be technically true but it certainly

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JW Freeman Plumbing Has A New Website

JW Freeman plumbing is a new client with lots of potential. He needs something that will put him on top and Livewire is that something. We have tons of experience and dozens of happy clients that proves we

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Lawn Enforcement Agency Has A New Website

Lawn Enforcement came to us in need of some SEO advice. They were paying another company several hundred dollars per month and getting nowhere. We noted that there were many, many site structural problems with their current design

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Understanding Image Optimization

Image optimization is complicated and a multi-tiered process that takes months of study and practice. Just kidding. It’s easy. First, make sure you’re images aren’t huge. Most digital devices take pictures in high resolutions and most stock photos

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Why is WordPress our Go-To CMS?

Easy. It’s easy. Easy to use, operate and teach. We have dealt with virtually every blogging and Content Management Software out there, in existence, forever. Seen them all. Virtually all of them have their individual issues, yes, even

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Theo Has A New Website

Theo’s Lawn Maintenance worked out a sweet deal with Livewire and we’ve been helping them do some of the SEO and web work Their old design was working fine but needed just a little pizazz and a contact

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Maintaining Correct Site Structure

One of the biggest holes in a client’s SEO (pre livewire SEO, that is) is almost always the site structure. So many SEO companies focus on content and backlinks that quality code is often overlooked. There are many

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