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Trouble Shooting Tech Issues: Don't Be in the Dark in the Digital Age

It is crucial for Internet users to have a basic understanding of how the Internet works in order to troubleshoot issues that may come up while surfing the Web. It is also important...

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  • classes
  • Formatting page
  • CSS

The Importance of Formatting/Widget Pages

It is Vanguard's rule of thumb to have a "formatting" page, where all the CSS classes are easily laid out for the back end user to access easily.
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  • association website
  • Tech Support

Submitting Tickets to Vanguard Support

Vanguard uses a ticketing system called Zendesk to offer our clients support. Here are some helpful tips for clients when contacting our support team
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  • Tutorial
  • Styling
  • Layout Blocks
  • Bootstrap

Styling Layout Blocks in Sitefinity With Bootstrap

Using Bootstrap classes, you can easily style layout blocks on pages within your Sitefinity website. Vanguard walks you through step-by-step in this video.
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  • association website
  • content hierarchy
  • Sitemap

Mapping out your Sitemap

If you are in the midst of a website redesign or looking to restructure the navigation of your site for a better user experience, here are three questions to ask yourself while creating a sitemap.
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  • web development
  • Framework
  • 2020

Website Development News to Look Forward to This Year

Since all you see on your news feed is COVID-19 related content, Vanguard wants to share some news about what is going on in the web development industry, what we can look forward to this year, and how these new advancements can improve your site.
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  • Workflow governance
  • Work remotely

Five Tips on Working Remotely

Due to safety precautions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are now working from home. Learn the best ways to ensure your team's workflow remains efficient and productive.
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  • association website
  • website performance
  • load time

Three Website Performance Tools

Is your website loading slowly? You may be missing out on potential revenue. Here are three tips on how to decrease website load time.
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  • association website
  • Content Management
  • content hierarchy

Websites are like Ogres, Ogres Have Layers

What does your website and ogres have in common? Website are like Ogres, Ogres are like onions, onions have layers.
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  • sitefinity
  • Content Management
  • association website

5 Small, Yet Very Essential, Content Tips & Tricks

If you use Sitefinity CMS to manage and create content for your organization's website, these helpful tips will come in handy!
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  • upgrade
  • Content Management
  • 2020

Why Upgrade your Sitefinity CMS?

Like any software or devices, regularly upgrading your CMS comes with protection, bug fixes and new feature benefits.
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  • developer
  • cyber security
  • Web Farming

Take Sitefinity to the next level with Web Farming

Web farming improves user experience by distributing hosting through the use of a load balancer. Not only does web farming prevent site downtime due to excessive web traffic, but also increases security.
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  • cyber security
  • Current Events
  • 2020

Let’s Encrypt: What should I know about the bug?

Let’s Encrypt recently announced that they planned to revoke about three million SSL certificates due to potential security risks.
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  • web page organization
  • Content Management
  • header tags

Header Tags – Put Them to Work

If you have ever worked with a web page, you know that header tags are a great way to organize the page into sections. There are many other beneficial reasons to use header tags, and it's important to know how to use them correctly.
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  • Framework
  • Bootstrap
  • sitefinity

Sitefinity & Bootstrap

Bootstrap is the number one framework developers utilize due to its mobile compatibility capabilities. Recognizing the exponential use of mobile devices among users, the CMS Sitefinity has integrated Bootstrap into its newer versions.
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  • code
  • developer
  • Valentines Day

A Valentine’s Day Ode to Code

In honor of Valentine's Day, enjoy this poem that all web developers can relate to.
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  • permissions
  • member engagement
  • association website
  • 2020

Limit the Amount of Free Content: Let Your Members Reap the Benefits

Your website should have content specifically for members. How can your organization benefit from restricting some content for members only?
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  • association website
  • 2020
  • report
  • heatmap

What’s a Website Heatmap?

Heatmap reports track user interaction within a website based on mouse-cursor clicks. Find out what heatmap reports can do to help your organization best tailor website content for your target audience.
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  • association website
  • Single Sign-On
  • SSO

The Basics of SSO (Single Sign On)

What is a Single Sign On and how does it work? Learn about the benefits of using an SSO.
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  • association website
  • Content Management
  • content strategy
  • web copy

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Improve Your Web Copy

When writing copy to display on your website, it is important to consider these questions to ensure you are getting the most out of your web copy.
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  • member engagement
  • sitefinity
  • video

Vanguard Tips And Tricks: Social Media

One of our Vanguardians demonstrates how to add social media to your website in this video.

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Content Strategy
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Content is King! Make It Regal with These 3 Key Questions

While some say that content is King (and we agree), there are questions your content needs to answer before it can wear the crown.
Faceted and Federated Search
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Voice Search and Why It Matters

Popular voice assistants such as Google Home, Apple Siri, and Amazon Alexa are changing how we search, with our voice. Is your website's content ready to be the answer to your member's voice search?
Design, RWD, Accessibility
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A Call to Explore Styling

When styling a website, where do you draw the line between implementing commonly used elements that have been proven to work and unique elements that push limits and stand out?

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