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Posts by David Innes, RealBasics.com

Do we ever use “store bought” themes for websites?

Here at RealBasics we build all new and rebuilt websites using the popular Beaver Builder page builder [non-affiliate link] products. On a Facebook group we follow someone asked: How do people explain using BB plugin and theme to clients? When comparing to other agencies who buy [heavily-advertised commercial theme company] themes and use demo content……

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Village Auto Care – Redesigned for Service

Ken Jones of Village Auto Care and Tires in Seattle’s University Village neighborhood is one of the nicest human beings on the planet. His motto is “what drives us drives you.” When he approached us with new photos from Jennifer Boyle we decided to combine color photos of Ken and his staff with an old-time…

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RealBasics Recommends Jennifer Boyle Photography for business photography

Reverse disclaimer: We don’t get money or brownie points for recommending JenniferBoylePhotography.com.  Instead we wholeheartedly recommend her work because we get awesome complements for client sites that use her photos.   We can take credit for sites running quickly, securely, responsively, and sustainably.  But what people really notice is design, the text, and especially photos.  Jenny’s…

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Website consultation

Of course we do office consultation for maintenance clients.  When we say you get one hour a month for standard site maintenance we mean it.  Sometimes that involves fixing something that wasn’t working quite right on the back end.  But sometimes it involves a one-hour strategy consultation on how to blog effectively.  No, we won’t…

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Arithmetic: would you spend $500 to save $10?

If you have really terrible hosting it can cost you Lost leads Lower search engine ranking Abandoned site visits Lost sales Lost customer If you have “Inexpensive,” but really terrible hosting it can also cost you… Additional hours of development time Because somebody’s got to spend time on the phone with your host’s tech support,…

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