Newfangled works with independent agencies to create lead development web platforms for their clients.

Newfangled works with independent agencies to create lead development web platforms for their clients.

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April 23, 2014  by Desmond
I recently joined Newfangled to head up our new WordPress offering for small agencies. Here's a little more about what brought me here and why WordPress may be right for you...   more

April 23, 2014  by Mark
For almost twenty years, Newfangled has been partnering with independent agencies to help build web marketing ecosystems for them and their clients. We've spent many years building NewfangledCMS to be the premier CMS for conversion-focused marketing sites. While it continues to serve us and our clients exceptionally well, we understand that it can be more than many small agencies need for their sites. That's why we've created a WordPress-based offering for small agencies that want to take advantage of Newfangled's reliability, sector expertise, and strategic insights at cost and timing ranges that work for them.   more

April 21, 2014  by Dave
Years ago, we had a running joke at Newfangled that some bit of functionality was just a link. The punchline was that something which was assumed to be simple, perhaps linking off-site, was in fact indicative of some unforeseen and complex area of functionality that needed to be built. This morning, on my way to work, I was reminded of that old joke — and the danger of not thinking through the implications of even the seemingly insignificant decisions when planning a website.     more

April 16, 2014  by Christopher
When was the last time you said “I don't know” in a meeting? Better yet, when was the last time you said it confidently, knowing that this admission was in no way in conflict with your expertise? Probably never...   more

April 15, 2014  by Mark
I recently joined Peter Gerritsen, president of Taan Worldwide, for a video chat on a range of issues related to the work we at Newfangled do building marketing-driven web platforms for marketing agencies and their clients. We covered some pretty interesting topics, so I thought I’d share the transcript of our discussion here, broken out into three parts (or, if you prefer, you can catch the full video here). In this first post, Peter and I talk about some of the most common issues we see with agency websites today.   more

April 10, 2014  by Lisa
Three years ago today, I joined Newfangled. Dave handed me a stack of materials, and among the first-day standards was my very own copy of The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master, by Andy Hunt and David Thomas. Among the practical, software-development-centric tips sprinkled throughout the book are wonderful philosophical gems that are helpful no matter what your job title is. Some resonated louder than others; many felt directed at me specifically. Here are a few of the tips I’ve taken to heart.   more

April 8, 2014  by Page
Using the triple bar menu icon (also known as the "nav burger") may be the popular icon choice these days for representing your mobile menu, but is it well understood by users?  The answer is less straightforward than you might think.  Here are some ways to avoid user experience pitfalls on a phone-sized screen.   more

April 3, 2014  by Jonathan
I know it’s only April, but 2014 has already been a pretty momentous year. The Internet turned 25; my wife, Eliza, and I had our first baby; and I had my one-year anniversary as a project manager at Newfangled. Over the last year, Eliza and I received an abundance of baby clothes, homemade meals, and child-rearing advice — both solicited and unsolicited. Interestingly, one piece of parenting advice I received from a friend makes a lot of sense for our clients, who are sort of like parents to their sites.   more

March 31, 2014  by Christopher
We’re all biased. This process is biased. In fact, all usability testing is biased because it tries to synthesize the experience of a user — it’s amazing how difficult it is to reproduce something as trivial as using a webpage in a way that actually helps us make that experience better! So, we’re not going to avoid biases entirely. But it does help to understand some of the core biases...   more

March 27, 2014  by Chris
You've taken the plunge and made the investment in purchasing marketing automation software. Now you have all of these tools at your disposal but are unsure where to begin. The good news is that if you keep a few key principles in mind to focus your efforts in the right places, then you should see success in no time!   more

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