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A sampling of our latest work, ideas, and solutions.

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News

The last digital agency you’ll ever need???

What does that even mean? Much of who are are and what we do as a company is built in response to our clients’ needs.  When I started this company my plan was to build great websites and provide an excellent customer experience.  It was really that simple.. Over the last 10 years we have […]

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Compliance

Happy (or Unhappy) Cookie Day! A Note on Privacy.

For marketers, cookies are an important tool to understand your website’s performance through the visitor behavior. They are one tool in a host of tools/services that gather visitor information to gain insights into their behavior. Examples of a few pieces of data that could be tracked include usernames, IP addresses, saved logins, website preferences, and […]

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Websites

Protect Your CMS from Malicious Activity

We’ve seen a measurable increase in overseas site traffic recently and while I’d love to claim this is due to our good work, this is most likely due to malicious users. In our measurements through analytics services, we’ve seen that this traffic is largely driven by bots attempting to gain access to your CMS or […]

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WordPress 5.3 and the Block Editor

WordPress released version 5.3 on November 12, 2019. While WordPress 5.3 has a host of smaller improvements, like a better site health interface and higher contrast for improved accessibility, the most notable changes are in the block editor. These changes include a new block type called “Group” and several changes to existing blocks like Columns, […]

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Voice

Good VX for Better UX

What Voice Experience (VX) Best Practices Can Teach Us About Better Visual UX Practices User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) historically have been visual design practices. Experts in this field are working towards a graphical user interface (GUI) designed to ease comprehension and navigation of visible content. As we alluded to in our introductory blog […]

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Voice

Alexa Conference 2019

Highlights from the Alexa Conference Presented by VoiceFirst.fm The Alexa Conference was hosted in Chattanooga, TN in January. COLAB sent a team to learn more about what was happening in the voice community. We discovered some interesting Skills, some fascinating concepts, and some amazing stats about the market for voice experiences and voice-enabled devices. Here are the […]

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