Time for a new look.

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Have you looked at your website lately? Are you happy with it? Does it look good on all of your devices?

These are questions we must ask regularly, with technology and browsers and machines constantly moving in new directions. Many of the WordPress websites we designed two and three years ago are now dated from both a design and technology perspective. In addition, many homepage slideshows were designed using Flash back then, so they may not even work in iPhone/iPad.  It may be time for a change!

The great thing about WordPress is that it is possible to do a new visual theme for your website without revisiting (or even touching) your existing content.

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We can create a new “skin” for your existing website at any time. And the fun part is the process – taking the time to rethink your look, to put together different images for the homepage, to find new and different ways to present your unique message. That’s my favorite part of the process, and it can be yours, too!

Contact us today to get started on your new look.  At the same time, we can make sure your software is up-to-date, and safe from hackers.

New Site Release: Toppy America

toppy-blogThis week, we were able to launch another unique new website design, this time for Toppy America, based in Canton, CT.  Toppy supplies Italian-built large-scale machinery for the printing, pharmaceutical, and food industries, increasing these companies efficiency and profitability with automation.  Their machines are very cool!  Be sure to check out the video page to see them in action.

Toppy already had an older WordPress site, so we were able to create a new theme (or “skin”) for their old site, and keep all of their content and photos intact.  It was a new challenge for us, working with code originally written by others, but the result is, as you can see, a very attractive new site.  Check them out at www.toppyamerica.com!

WordPress 3.5 Released

Recently, the gurus at WordPress released a new version of WordPress, version 3.5. This is a significant update. If we host your site, we will be rolling this update out wordpress-logo-stacked-rgbto you soon. Many of you have already been updated.

What’s new in this version? Well, this is a significant upgrade, and you may notice some changes when you log in next time. The biggest change is in how WordPress handles your media, images and videos. The new media manager is designed to be easier to use and offers a few handy features drag-and-drop configuring of galleries and the ability to insert multiple images into a post at one time. If you use images in your blog post, these changes should be helpful.

Of course, there are also a host of security and bug fixes. The administration area has been upgraded for “retina” displays, if you happen to be lucky enough to have such a display. And many of the software libraries that WordPress uses have been updated to the latest versions.

All in all, with version 3.5, you should have a smoother experience with images and other media files and a sharper looking administration area. You can read more about the release here and you can always contact us if you have any questions.