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When delivering video content through your website, there are many user-friendly tools available at your fingertips to ensure your video content is accessible to all users and devices.
The case for incorporating video into your association's marketing plans is difficult to refute in 2019. The numbers are in and they are promising.
Google Analytics offers many reports that can be configured to provide additional insight into how your audience is interacting with your content, including document click reporting.
When we build new sites and experiences, narrowing the scope of what to create to simply "what's trending" can often lose the focus of why, how, and especially who we design for. So, how do you create designs with a purpose?
One of the best features of Sitefinity is its robust image library management system which allows content creators to upload and manage images based on an organizational system. But did you know that you can also leverage the same system to generate custom thumbnails of images?
Ever wonder how you can click on a link at the top of a web page and it brings you right down to the part of the page you wanted to get to without having to scroll? This is done by using anchor links.
If you work at a desk and spend 8 or more hours a day at a computer, this article is for you! Learn about the world of keyboards and find out which type is best for you.
One of the coolest features to come out of the recent versions of Sitefinity is the implementation of cards. A card is a content widget where you have the option to place an image, heading, summary text, and a link within a bordered box that can help drive traffic to other pages of your website.
If you have a job that requires spending more than 90% of your day sitting at your desk, it's important to take the necessary precautions to make your work environment benefit your health.
Have you heard of the term "Canonical URLs?" If you use Sitefinity CMS are looking to increase your SEO, learn how Canonical URLs impact Sitefinity Content Types.
Internet access via satellites in space is not a new phenomenon, however, the world seems to be gravitating towards this concept as humans yearn for faster, more affordable connection.
The paragraph tag is the most commonly used element available in HTML. Its main purpose is to separate large chunks of content so that it’s much easier to read.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a bit of a mystery to most people not only because search engines like Google keep their algorithms a secret, but because it is both incredibly simple yet wildly complicated at the same time. It reminds me of how some professional poker players describe how Texas Hold ‘Em, “takes a moment to learn but a lifetime to master”. In its simplest form...
Sitefinity is a powerful and complex CMs, and there is always more to learn. Here are four quick tips to consider when working with Sitefinity CMS.
Someone asking you to "trust" that they are not an imposter is not enough to prove it. You need some sort of external verification, just like how websites use 2FA to verify you are who you say you are.
Websites and Mobile Applications are usually seen as two separate beasts to build. However, new frameworks are making it possible to easily create a shared experience between these platforms.
If you run into any website issues, are planning a new strategy or branding initiative, or if you are just looking for guidance, the Vanguard Client Management team is here to help as an extension of your team.
From the earliest planning discussions to ongoing tracking and analysis, technology team participation will help ensure the success of a personalization strategy.
It is important to have a website that is accessible for everyone. There are many simple adjustments as a web admin that you can do to achieve a more accessible website.
You have launched your website and now maintaining it is top priority. Testing new features and content on a live website can be a challenge. Explore these three reasons why a development environment
What do a Project Manager and a Jedi have in common? Neither speak in absolutes. PM's speak in estimates, and it is important to have an understanding of what goes into a project timeline and why it is ever-changing.
Font Awesome is a font icon library consisting of more than 600 icons that relies on CSS rather than static images to generate over 600 icons to enhance a website. Font Awesome has a 38% market share for sites that use third-party fonts, ranking second to Google Fonts.
If you are a website administrator or a frequent visitor of the web, there are several FREE online tools that you can utilize to significantly improve your web experience.
There is a lot of machine learning technology out that can predict what people want, even before they know. When it comes to your organization’s website, it’s important to know and understand your users and their needs, so you can do this organically.
If you use Sitefinity CMS, be sure to check out the Form Builder feature. Configuring forms and capturing information from you website visitors has never been easier and more streamlined.
Most people are aware that there are malicious hackers on the internet. An increasingly common type of attack, called a DOS attack, targets websites and brings down entire servers. What do you need to know about DOS attacks?
Sitefinity's out-of-the-box form feature capabilities have improved drastically in the most recent version. Learn how to utilize these form capabilities for a seamless and tailored user experience.
Customizing different experiences for different users of a website is called personalization. Learn how to customize the information that displays for each user based on targeted demographics.
The navigation on your website helps guide your users to the desired content. Aside from the main navigation, it is important to pay attention to what you put in the side navigation as well.
The internet is a powerful tool, however, it can sometimes be dangerous if you aren't careful with your personal information. Protect yourself and your loved ones from phishing attempts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your website should have content specifically for members. How can your organization benefit from restricting some content for members only?
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.
Migrating content from your old website to your new one can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! The more preparation, the easier the move.
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?
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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