July 8, 2015

Girls Learning to Code

Who codes the world? Girls. Not-so-subtle Beyoncé references aside, I had the wonderful experience of joining Ladies Learning to Code (LLC) for the Vancouver edition of their Girls Learning to Code summer camp on July 2, 2015. How was it? So amazing. Who are Ladies Learning to Code? LLC formed in 2011 as a community […]

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June 24, 2015

Taking a Bite Out of Shark Week: New Website Launched

This article was updated on April 23rd, 2019. Discovery’s Sharkopedia website has been modified, and no longer reflects Forge and Smith web design.   Temperatures are rising. Beaches are getting busier. School is finally letting out. This can only mean one thing… Shark Week is almost upon us! Discovery Channel’s annual event returns July 5th to […]

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May 27, 2015

Custom WordPress Design: A Developer’s Perspective

Hi there! We have a newer article about WordPress. Take a read: Why You Should Choose WordPress for Your Website or Redesign. The Forge and Smith team crafts custom WordPress websites — it’s what we do. We’re always on the lookout for problems, solutions, and improvements that can be made to both our process and […]

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March 30, 2015

4 Post-Launch Concerns You Shouldn’t Lose Sleep Over

You’ve just bought a brand new vehicle and you’re about to drive it off the lot. You’re stoked about your new wheels, and can’t wait to show it off. Keeping that vehicle in the best possible condition will be a priority in the days, weeks, and years ahead. The same is true for your business […]

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March 20, 2014

It Is Possible to Ditch Your Ecommerce Software

If you’re not happy with your e-commerce software, imagine how your customers feel. As e-commerce website managers begin to see the limitless potential of a custom-built and WordPress-enhanced web system, they want equally limitless potential from their e-commerce software. We highly recommend WooCommerce, but potential clients tell us that they didn’t think switching from OS […]

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October 21, 2013

WordPress CMS Development Beyond Plugins

Hey there! To get our more current insights on WordPress plugins, read 9 Best WordPress Plugins for Business Websites.  WordPress plugins improve dashboards, but using too many may impair performance. Plugins give your WordPress web system an exceptional level of features and functions. For example: top ecommerce plugin WooCommerce can be enhanced with Sold Out […]

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May 7, 2013

WordPress for E-commerce Websites: Why We Love It

During the past 18 years, I’ve built sites for Drupal, Joomla, Magenta and many other platforms. There’s only one platform that makes it simple for both the end user and the business: WordPress. I prefer to build e-commerce websites on WordPress. Clients are often hesitant because there’s a popular misconception that WordPress is just for blogging, […]

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