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 …’, ‘placeholder’ ) ?>” value=”<?php echo get_search_query() ?>” name=”s” title=”<?php echo esc_attr_x( ‘Search for:’, ‘label’ ) ?>” /> </label> <input type=”submit”… Continue reading WP: Adding a HTML5 Search Form
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, share, collaborate and get insights into problems and issues that affect their peers. The “portal”, in a… Continue reading Digital Worlds
The ELC of alachua county came to us looking for some help with their current website. They had evidently been hacked on their Joomla installation and there were a number of issues that rippled out from that. We attempted to fix the installation but the site was outdated and needed a refresh anyway. We mentioned… Continue reading Early Learning Coalition Has A New Website
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. Facebook’s network is extensive and the major benefit of advertising on it is how highly you can… Continue reading Facebook Ads V2
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 you much more information about where your business is headed, and in what condition. The article goes… Continue reading Using Warning Lights or Guages
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 has been a very exciting project and we are pleased to be able to put it online.… Continue reading The Amazon Dams Network
Come on, let’s all live in the real world: we’re all vulnerable. Really the only chance you have these days is to make it as difficult as possible for any potential hacker to get to your valuable data. First and foremost this means protecting your data in transit. Using secured connections to transmit data is… Continue reading Small Business Sees A Rise In Cyber Threats
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 him up in a great new website in just a few weeks. We love meeting new people… Continue reading Sullivan Welding Has A New Website
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 – a bummer. A quick way around this is to add a simple piece of code in… Continue reading Add YARPP to Custom Post Types: WordPress
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 new neighbors. Livewire has teamed up with Gnosys Networks to offer a wider range of services for… Continue reading Moving Day
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 for their customers. After all, they chose livewire didn’t they?
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 online. For some it’s fun, for others it’s a necessary evil, still others refuse to join in.… Continue reading The Brief Business Guide To Instagram
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. If you will please remove my old domain from your index and push everything through to this… Continue reading Redirects & Canonical. What’s The Difference?
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 on their browser. They’re so lovely, forcing it on you like that is such a treat. Anywho….… Continue reading Submit A Sitemap … To Bing?
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 an all out assault on your business, endangering everything you’ve worked for. Maybe they have a valid… Continue reading Recover From A Negative SEO Attack
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 we hope it only goes up from there. We’re glad to be partnering with some excellent organizations… Continue reading What’s New For 2015
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 essential to a fully adjusted online presence. Did you know that some browsers have a “mobile version”… Continue reading Would You Lock Out 20% Of Your Customers?
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 factors determining the level of trust on your website. Here’s how to leverage some of them to… Continue reading How To Win Visitors And Influence Traffic
An interesting problem that I came across in a recent project. The client needed a custom post taxonomy set to a gallery of choices on a featured section of their website. First we needed to add custom post types and category images plugins. Iterating through the taxonomy was a cinch but at one point I… Continue reading WordPress Experts: Getting Slug by Single_Cat_Title
I like what Jeff Bezos said about your margin being his opportunity. In the same way, for other SEO companies out there, your inattention to site structure is our opportunity. We just wish your clients didn’t have to suffer through it before they come to us to get it right. We had a recent client,… Continue reading Come On Folks, It’s All About Site Structure, Still!
Sneaky little issue pops up when you move away from iphone. Other iphone users that previously texted you won’t be able to text you the same way once you switch. This is because when you both were using iphones, the messaging system was not the typical SMS, but iphone’s messaging systems, native to it. So… Continue reading Messaging When Switching From iPhone to Droid
Performance Transmission came to us in need of a Gainesville SEO Expert. Luckily, we have one of those and loan him out on occasion. They had tried other SEO tactics and were just not seeing the results they needed. No matter what they were doing they couldn’t jawbone Google into responding. We offered them our… Continue reading A Little ZipBamBoom From Livewire and You’re #1
If you’re a WordPress developer, you’ve probably been here. You want to use images for your categories, but they are custom taxonomies. Here’s how to solve that issue. We’re using a plugin called “Category Images” by Muhammad Said El Zahlan. Download, install and activate the plugin. Now you can add images to your categories in any… Continue reading WordPress Custom Post Type Category Images : Solved
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 use those to buy images – kind of like an arcade, and seemingly archaic way to charge… Continue reading Pretty Awesome Image Packages
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 is possible to recover from a Google update nightmare, but it will be expensive and very time… Continue reading How To Survive A Good Google Dinging
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 of all, it need to be original content. That means say goodbye to copy and pasting anything,… Continue reading Eat More Protien
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 expect you can do your own SEO and save hundreds of dollars per month bypassing those expensive… Continue reading Web Marketing Staff Training
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 seems so in our experience. The more you use and integrate Google products, often, the better your… Continue reading Linking Your G+ Page To Your 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 have the formula for success. We don’t keep it a secret either. We are upfront about how… Continue reading JW Freeman Plumbing 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 and all the probably needed was a new site and some staff training. This way they could… Continue reading Lawn Enforcement Agency Has A New Website
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 come that way. Always size your images to the exact size they’re going to be online. If… Continue reading Understanding Image Optimization
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 WordPress. But few are as intuitive and easy to learn. Pros. Obviously, easy to use. Adding content… Continue reading Why is WordPress our Go-To CMS?
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 form upgrade. We gladly complied and set them up in this little gem. Understanding what our clients… Continue reading Theo Has A New Website