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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.
Imagine your smoothest transaction whether it's online or not. Think about how many steps it takes to complete it.
Did you know that you can add interest and usability to your website simply by picking the right fonts?
Implementing a faceted search on your search results page of your website will help users find the content they are looking for quickly and efficiently.
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?
Learn how implementing a content workflow can increase efficiency and productivity for your content editors.
Did you know that the colors you choose to display on your website can impact a user's emotions and behaviors?
Concentrating can be difficult in a world of distractions, but there are many ways you can set yourself to be productive.
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.
Sitefinity CMS is your one-stop-shop for Analytics information. Make sure you are utilizing the Site Search feature in Google Analytics.
We all use WiFi, but did you know that there are actually several alternatives to it?
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.
Vanguard offers VIP plans to our clients for post-launch support to meet and maintain your website needs.
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.
Are the winter blues decreasing your productivity at work? Try these three tips to make the most out of your work days this season.
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 word “Encryption” may sound familiar to you, but do you know its purpose and where it came from?
As we enter the new year, it's important to reflect on accomplishments made in the previous year. Vanguard is proud of the projects we launched in 2020.
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...
We are all guilty of word vomit. It is crucial to write website content that is easily digestible for users.
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.
Get to know the difference between Web Forms and MVC. Which framework is best for your website?
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.
Making YouTube and Vimeo videos fit on a mobile device is easy with Bootstrap. A couple lines of code is all you need
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.
Sitefinity offers more flexibility for developers and content editors to manage and control layout elements on your website.
The more you can refine your audience segments the more likely you are to connect with people and reach your goals and objectives.
From the earliest planning discussions to ongoing tracking and analysis, technology team participation will help ensure the success of a personalization strategy.
People value, and reward, websites that tailor their offerings to their individual needs and interests.
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
Successful communication between the client, project managers and developers results in a successful project.
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.
Integrating your website with other systems and applications will help ensure your organization get the most out of its virtual meetings.
Virtual meetings can help you strengthen your connections with your audience and create long-term value for your organization.
Virtual meetings can help your organization not only invigorate your events but also restore revenue streams hurt by the global pandemic.
Reaching your SEO goals for your website is easier than you think. Here are a couple of tips to improve SEO organically.
Images, documents, and videos are all managed in Sitefinity libraries. For much faster load time, consider external integrations.
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.
Extending the timeframe for your website improvement project will help you deal with uncertain financial environment.
The marketing team's knowledge of your audience's current and future needs will drive the success of your website changes.
Getting your technology team involved early can you save you time and money during a website redesign.
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.
Integrations with external systems will create a seamless user experience on your website.
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?
Some of the most useful tools in Bootstrap are the spacing classes - let's take a look...
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.
If you are a backend user of Sitefinity, check out these helpful HTML hacks when working within a content block.
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.
When beginning a web development project or task, there are four main stages of development. Each stage has a significance.
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.
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.
Vanguard uses a ticketing system called Zendesk to offer our clients support. Here are some helpful tips for clients when contacting our support team
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.
Is your website loading slowly? You may be missing out on potential revenue. Here are three tips on how to decrease website load time.
What does your website and ogres have in common? Website are like Ogres, Ogres are like onions, onions have layers.
If you use Sitefinity CMS to manage and create content for your organization's website, these helpful tips will come in handy!
Like any software or devices, regularly upgrading your CMS comes with protection, bug fixes and new feature benefits
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.
Let’s Encrypt recently announced that they planned to revoke about three million SSL certificates due to potential security risks.
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.
In honor of Valentine's Day, enjoy this poem that all web developers can relate to.
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.
What is a Single Sign On and how does it work? Learn about the benefits of using an SSO.
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.
What a great year 2019 has been! See some of our favorite projects launched this year.
How secure is your website? Learn what's out there to protect you and your users.
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 is the right time to upgrade your software? Work with your web developer to determine whether an upgrade or a patch is right for you.
The ability to customize and change the function and structure of content types is a game changer for content management.
If you use Sitefinity as a CMS, you should be taking advantage of all of its features, including some you may not know about!
How do Scope & Depth give us a better framework for how we should design content?
Businesses that blog about their industry will see a 126% increase in lead generation, if done successfully as part of their content marketing strategy.
The term "Machine Learning" is thrown around a lot but do you know what it means or how it came about? How can machine learning benefit your users?
Within Sitefinity, Vanguard has the ability to create custom content modules to better sort and display content. What are the benefits of using content modules?
How searchable is your website's content? Customizing the internal search tool on your website ensures you are delivering the most relevant content to your visitors.
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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