Tips for Hiring Talent for Your Joomla Agency

Hiring someone new at your company is a big step, especially if you're at a standard sized agency where each person plays a critical role in the core of the business.

At larger corporations, employees can tend to fly under the radar, but at an agency, more specifically a Joomla agency, each new face you bring in will be key to the next steps the business plans to take.

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Typography Trends in Web Design

The current web design trends take a turn to minimalism, with flat design coming out in the lead. When you strip away many visual elements that create a visual impact, you rely heavily on typography to make your design beautiful. 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for typography trends, particularly if you are working with responsive or flat designs for Joomla. Keep an eye out for these popular trends, and consider incorporating them into your own designs if they need a typography face lift.

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5 Essential Tips for Positioning a Joomla Agency

Joomla agency owners have an uphill battle to climb. 

With Joomla being such a widely used CMS, there are plenty of developers and service providers competing to build and maintain sites for the diverse companies utilizing Joomla. 

If you're unsure how to differentiate your company to stand out, read on to learn some tried and true techniques to position your Joomla agency.

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5 Pieces of lousy blogging advice you need to forget

1. The purpose of a blog is list-building/SEO/virality

So why do you have a blog in the first place? It is okay to admit that it's part of your digital marketing strategy, and a great blog can be a key part of that strategy.

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The Secret Ingredient Your Joomla Agency Is Missing

Are you a Joomla developer turned agency owner looking to set your business apart?

Read on to learn about the #1 secret ingredient that your agency's strategy needs to try out -  today!

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5 Must-Have Joomla Extensions

Joomla's basic feature set is powerful, especially with Bootstrap being included in Java's core coding. Bootstrap is a collection of javascript and CSS snippets that are easily added to your website, the template, or modules. It provides a great deal of flexibility to an already great content management system, but sometimes you need features that Joomla and Bootstrap can't cover. The open source nature of this script provides fertile ground for an endless amount of extensions. When you're ready to go beyond Joomla's basic functions, a quick jaunt into the available extensions reveals a way to take your website to the next level.  

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Tips for Responsive Design on Mobile Devices

Responsive design spells the difference between creating one version of your site and creating dozens. Instead of tailor making your website for each type of mobile device, you let the responsive design take care of the heavy lifting. When you create a responsive design with mobile device compatibility in mind, you want to keep a few best practices in mind.

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How Does Marketing Automation Save Time?

Have you heard of marketing automation? It's the new school of marketing, which helps busy small businesses attract, convert, and retain customers.

One of the highlights of marketing automation is it's ability to complete all of these steps while saving you time. Ready to find out how?

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The ins and outs of Flat Design

Joomla sees its share of user interface trends, as the latest web fad passes from CMS to CMS. One of the latest UI trends is flat design. Instead of 3D elements galore, with gloss dripping off of Web 2.0 everything, you have simple, nearly minimalist designs moving to the forefront. One of the most prominent displays of flat design came from iOS 7, which revamped its interface to embrace this simple style.

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Web Design Failure as Part of the Learning Process

No web designer is perfect, and failure is often an essential part of the creative process. You can have the biggest budget in the world for a site, but sometimes things go horribly wrong. Instead of stressing yourself out over a web design that simply doesn't work, do a postmortem and determine how the design went wrong, and what you can do in the future to avoid similar problems.

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