How to Handle Requests for Freebies

Clients ask for freebies all the time. In my research on scope creep I’ve uncovered another winning strategy for handling requests for freebies: identifying nibbles and utilizing swaps. What? I love little mysteries and things that sound absurd. Nibbles are when people flat out ask you to do things for them for FREE. If you are a … Read more

How to Avoid Scope Creep — Hourly versus Project Pricing

Scope creep! I think every independent web professional I’ve spoken to has said this is an issue for them. Sometimes they’ve even quit the industry due to project creep. I’ve made it one of my 2014 goals to learn more about how to avoid the issues surrounding scope creep. Yesterday a marketing colleague of ours gave a … Read more

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant

By Karen Nierlich, SEO Web Designer, Full Orbit Web and Marketing How many times have you or I thought that major success is tied to ruthlessness and being tough. The main point of Adam Grant’s book Give and Take is that it’s not exclusively the takers, the tough guys, the self-promoters—who rise to the top of the … Read more

Website Hacked? 7 Steps to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

by Karen Nierlich, Tod Abbott and Allison Rolls WordPress has grown in popularity exponentially over the last 5 years.  Unfortunately, hackers have been turning their attention to the platform because of its popularity. Prior to last year, hacking was very rare in our experience with small and medium business clients. Last year we fixed several … Read more

Almost Everything Website Redesign with a Responsive WordPress Theme

Last month we did a website redesign for our own Full Orbit Website. We choose the Epik Responsive WordPress Theme as a starting point. I’ll say more about that in a minute. Web Design in 2013 has developed in exciting directions, and will continue to in 2014. The driving force for the 2013-2014 trends in … Read more

WordPress Website Design Trends 2014

Current Website Design Trends 2014 features a bold, colorful look with less text and larger graphics. The text is also larger — huge — so it can be read at a glance. Homepages are typically long and visitors scroll down to see more content options. Most of these trends are tied to the movement toward … Read more