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WordPress site hacked
Development

How to fix a hacked WordPress site

There is nothing worse than getting a panicked call from a client telling you their WordPress site has been hacked.

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Four characteristics of a great Project Manager
Project Management

Four characteristics of great Project Managers

Successful web design projects don't just happen. It takes a group of talented and dedicated people to achieve greatness.

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The mobile web is mainstream
Design

The mobile web is mainstream

When Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone in 2007, he ushered in a mobile web we couldn’t imagine and didn’t know we needed.

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Website Builders
Development

Using a website builder doesn’t always make sense

Last week I was talking to a client about a side project he was putting together. After enthusiastically describing the details of his new idea, he reluctantly broached the topic of website builders.

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Your client's problem is your problem
Project Management

Your client’s problem is your problem

After working with hundreds of people and companies over the past decade, we have a pretty firm grasp of the agency/client relationship.

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Working remote
Company

Working remote is great, until it isn’t

45royale has had two offices over the past 12 years. At the beginning, these spaces were temples. Unlimited potential filled with Ikea furniture where we could gather, create, and express ourselves.

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Improve the usability of your design
Design

Improving the usability of your design (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our design usability series, we explored how to improve products through aesthetics, consistency, and balancing signal-to-noise ratio.

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Design

Improving the usability of your design (Part 1)

For almost 12 years we've been helping clients build products.

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The value of web design
Design

The value of web design

Last week I wrote about how you should never stop being of service and the value of web design.

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Never stop being of service
Community

Never stop being of service

Last weekend I was watching HBO's, The Defiant Ones. If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself to give it a look.

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Convert pixels to rems automatically
Code

Convert pixels to rems automatically

Using rems in your CSS is a great way to deal with the many hurdles you'll face building out a design across various screen resolutions.

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Kill Your Darlings
Company

Don’t be afraid to kill your darlings

When you're building a product or service, nothing is more exciting than coming up with new ideas.

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Design Thinking and Lean Startup Methodology
Company

Using design thinking and the lean startup methodology to solve business problems

Working with startups and small businesses is a fun and rewarding gig—but it doesn't come without it's share of challenges. Managing all the people, product, expectations, and timelines is not for the faint of heart.

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Growth hacking
Company

Growth hacking for startups and small business

Growth hacking is an often misunderstood term. To the uninitiated it can conjure images of manipulation, control, or even gaming the system.

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Design Presentation
Design

Getting the most out of your design presentations

We’ve been mentoring a lot of junior designers lately and can’t help but notice many of them still come down with a case of the jitters when it’s time to pitch their work to clients.

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Style guide
Design

The importance of creating a style guide

Over the past few years, creating a style guide for new web projects has become an important part of our process.

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Project Management

Roadblocks to avoid when starting your next web project

Here's a common scenario. You work at a mid to large size company. You're the lead on a team that's tasked with hiring a design and development partner to work on your new website and application.

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Remote web design work
Company

Getting work done when working remotely

When people find out that our entire team works remotely, it tends to raise eyebrows.

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Company

10 lessons learned after a decade in the web design industry

It's hard to believe, but last month marked 45royale's 10 year anniversary. From humble beginnings we scraped, hustled, and worked our way to being named one of the top web design companies in Atlanta.

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Joey the Cat
Design

Meet the passionate skeeball crew behind Joey the Cat

We already know what you're thinking... a skeeball project?

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Holiday gift guide for designers
Design

Holiday gift guide for designers

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, it's safe to say the holiday shopping season is in full effect. In an effort to help you wade through the static this year, we've put together our very own holiday gift guide for designers.

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