5 ExpressionEngine Plugins You Need As A Content Manager!

Posted by Ben Fjare on Jun 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There is nothing I love more than the perfect tool for the job.  ExpressionEngine has been the backbone of our web development for years and it has a great plugin community.  Over the years we have fallen in love with a few plugins and I wanted to share them with people who may not be familiar with how much easier they can make publishing your content.  Two things to note.  We are right in the middle of the transition from EE2 - EE3 and some of these are plugins have not been ported to EE3 yet. This is very much an EE2 based list. Also, there are a ton of great plugins that are amazing for development (low, stache, ce cache, etc.) however I wanted to focus on plugins that are used by content managers.  

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Topics: Web Design

Sportsmen America Connects Businesses With Outdoor Adventurers

Posted by Gregg Alexander on May 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

This past month we launched a new project that we have been working on for about 6 months, Sportsmen America. If you've ever planned an outdoor related trip, you spend a lot of time jumping back and forth between website looking for lodging, guides, local info, and places to eat. This can get time consuming and many times you miss some of the good local spots because they don't have a web presence. 

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Topics: Web Design

My First Peers Conference

Posted by Ben Fjare on Apr 17, 2016 5:34:53 AM

I'm sitting at Tampa International Airport. The time is 6:25am (4:25am at home) and I haven't had a good nights sleep since I was back at home in Montana. I'm tired, overloaded, and can't wait to get home.

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Topics: Web Design

Taking Bozeman Web Design & Development to a New Level

Posted by Ben Fjare on Mar 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

We've changed a lot here at Prime in the last few months.  New staff, new systems, new awesome clients, new energy and new ideas.  The only thing that hasn't changed is my desire to become better in everything we do with our web team; being more efficient, creating even more engaging web interfaces, giving clients a pert near perfect content management experience and having a hell of a time doing it are all goals of mine for 2016.

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Topics: Web Design

Craft, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress - A CMS Comparison

Posted by Ben Fjare on Mar 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Here at Prime we have experience with three open source Content Management Systems.  These systems  allow the maximum level of customization for your front and backend management.  This article will be a simple CMS comparison.

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Topics: Web Design

5 Sexy Real Estate Websites From Prime

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Feb 18, 2016 9:10:47 AM

In the seven plus years we've been building websites we've had the opportunity to work with REALTORS®, real estate offices, builders, architects and developers. From our first job with a developer to the sophisticated RETS feed websites we are building now, we've built some really cool websites. It's become a bit of a niche for us and we've acquired a pretty good knowledge of the industry. Working with a variety of businesses within the real estate realm has given us the ability to learn about the sales process, design process, development process and building process, all of which we draw from in our strategy to build a website that markets our clients to the end user. Along the way we've worked with some great companies and built some great relationships. Here's a breakdown on five sexy real estate websites from the past seven years.

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Topics: Web Design

December Was a Record Month For Prime

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Jan 19, 2016 10:48:32 AM

While most businesses are winding down at the end of the year, we were busy wrapping up eight website projects that went live in the month of December. At any given time we are probably working on approximately 20 websites, all at different stages in our process. A normal month usually sees 3-4 website launches, but December wasn't a normal month. Here's a breakdown of the new sites that went live in December.

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Topics: Web Design

The Evolution of Mobile Responsive Websites.

Posted by Ben Fjare on Jan 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

"Mobilegeddon" it was called on April 21, 2015 when Google rolled out the program that would impact website search rankings based on "mobile compatibility.” The effects of the change were serious as older sites scrambled not to lose search positioning based on their mobile performance.

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Topics: Web Design

Shodair Children's Hospital Launches New Brand and Website

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Nov 23, 2015 3:18:26 PM

This past month, Prime launched a new website for Shodair Children's Hospital, Montana's only Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Along with the new website we also unveiled a new logo for the hospital, which has been operating for over 115 years. The new branding and website were the culmination of over a year of work and a joint effort with Prime and the hospital staff. 

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Topics: Web Design, Awesomeness

How To Pick a Website Content Management System. Open Source vs SaaS

Posted by Ben Fjare on Nov 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Picking a content management system is a daunting choice for many businesses. Questions and uncertainty are common place and for good reason.  Does the system accomplish all my needs? Will I be able to scale my website in time? Will this system last for multiple years?  All of these questions are common and great things to discuss.

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Topics: Web Design

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