Why Do We Use Cloudflare?

May 10, 2021

When we set up client websites we’re sometimes asked for more in-depth details on why we move DNS to Cloudflare. We list a few primary points in our site-setup post from May 2020, but are happy to elaborate further here. After all, DNS is an essential component of keeping your website, email, and internal systems online. We want to ensure you’re comfortable with the change, and understand our reasoning behind the choice. Read More

Using Google Analytics? Here’s why you are required to have a Privacy Policy

July 22, 2019

Most websites that have been built in the last few years have Google Analytics installed. Whenever any third party tool is used on a website, some digging should be done to see what your obligations are as those terms will determine whether you’ll be allowed to use the service long-term. Google Analytics’ Terms of Service require you to have a Privacy Policy on your website – one of many reasons that Razorfrog encourages including an up-to-date policy for all of our client sites.Read More

Migrating from Mediatemple to Digital Ocean with Runcloud

April 9, 2019

Here at Razorfrog we’re big fans of managed WordPress hosting with Kinsta and WPEngine. We wrote all about it here, and those opinions haven’t changed much over the years. However, a full-fledged managed account isn’t always what we need for very small WordPress sites, or static HTML/PHP sites. For those, we’ve had a shared hosting account with Mediatemple for 10+ years (long before they were purchased by GoDaddy).Read More

Migrating Away From Adobe Fonts

April 3, 2019

An Important Update From Razorfrog

Adobe Fonts (previously Typekit), a renowned font repository utilized by Razorfrog Web Design for client work, will be undergoing a major change in its licensing terms for agencies as of January 1, 2020. Adobe has been relatively quiet about this important change and has not yet notified its customers. This topic recently appeared on our firm’s radar and we want to be proactive and inform our clients well in advance of these changes to discuss their options. Read More

What is Browser Caching?

May 11, 2018

When designing websites and sharing development links with clients, we often run into styling issues where things don’t quite look how they should. Occasionally this is server caching, but most often when we see one thing and the client sees another, it’s due to their web browser caching an old version of the stylesheet (or other files) and loading that instead of the current version.Read More

Plugin Release: Product Dropdown Widget for WooCommerce

June 29, 2016

When we develop WordPress and WooCommerce sites, we’re big fans of using established plugins and extensions to add functionality whenever possible – why reinvent the wheel, after all? In some cases however, we need to add functionality that isn’t available through a plugin, so we create custom code for that specific need. We then evaluate if that code would be useful to anyone else and if so release it in the form of a plugin on WordPress.org.Read More

All The Beauty of Instagram, on Your Website

June 20, 2016

Instagram is a great tool for just about any type of business. You can show how beautiful you are, how lovely your products are, how delicious your food is, how perfectly your brand can embody any sort of trending topic. Some folks think it’s just that – a social network for pictures. But Instagram can do more for you! All of those great pictures you’ve been taking can live on your website as well.Read More

How To Make A Quick Sitemap

April 29, 2016

When starting a new website project, it’s incredibly helpful to have a visual reference showing the pages on your site, navigation structure, and page-to-page connections. This can take many forms: drawn on a whiteboard, scribbled on a notepad, listed in Excel, diagrammed in Word, or just sent in a plain text email. Our favorite method that we’ve found when brainstorming with clients is to use a visual, user-friendly mindmapping application. Read More