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At Level 1 Development we try our best to stay on the forefront of web design and development techniques and best practices. Our hope in blogging is to keep ourselves knowledgeable and up to date in our trade. Stay tuned for SEO tips, design ideas, and more.
Keeping Your Website Secure

Keeping Your Website Secure

Hey there, I've been a web designer and developer for a while now. When I first started out I thought my only job was to design decent looking websites that function properly on the web. As time went on, and my company built up a solid clientele I realized server...

You Don’t Need A Website

You Don’t Need A Website

Hey there, something I realized while working as a web designer is that a website is simply a means to an end. Sometimes web designers can get so narrow minded and so focused on a project that they forget the reason they're working on the project in the first place....

Reputation Management

Reputation Management

Hey there, I recently attended a webinar where they were discussing Reputation Management. If you don't know what Reputation Management is, it's basically working to ensure that your reviews across the web are showing your company in a good light. In the webinar they...

Web Design: Where Do I Start

Web Design: Where Do I Start

Hey there, so I've taken some time off. I was posting every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until I discovered that it's kind of difficult to pick a topic, research that topic, and talk confidently about that topic 3 times a week while also trying to be competent at my...

Monday Madness: Cutting Corners

Monday Madness: Cutting Corners

Hey there, this blog post is going to come off 100% like I'm trying to sell you paying more money for web services and I'd NEVER do that...Alright I probably would do that on account of the fact that I'm a web designer. Of course I think my services are valuable. If I...

Friday Freedom: Why Use A Content Management System

Friday Freedom: Why Use A Content Management System

Hey there, happy Friday everyone. I was going to do this post on project organization but I figured that'd be a pretty boring topic for a Friday post. So instead I'm rolling with the "Why Use A CMS" topic which is wayyyyy more exciting. *Insert eye roll*, alright I...

Wednesday Wisdom: Speed Up Your Website By Optimizing Your Images

Wednesday Wisdom: Speed Up Your Website By Optimizing Your Images

Hey there, when I first started building my site here at Level 1 Development I went about it rather recklessly. I was so focused on the design of the site and making it look as cool as possible that I couldn't be bothered to optimize any of my images properly. It...

Monday Morning Mayhem: Visual Brand Consistency

Monday Morning Mayhem: Visual Brand Consistency

Hey there, keeping your brand consistent can mean a variety of things. Your company's brand is more than just your logo. Sure the logo has a lot to do with it, but it's not everything. Your brand is kinda like your company's personality. It's everything from your logo...

Social Media: What’s The Difference

Social Media: What’s The Difference

Hey there, so in case you didn't realize, social media is kind of a big deal nowadays. I'm not sure where it started, back when I was in middle school I had a MySpace account but I'm sure it started before that. Then seemingly out of nowhere, Facebook was the new...

SEO: Whatever The F#@% That Is

SEO: Whatever The F#@% That Is

Hey there, you probably noticed these first 3 posts happened all on the same day. I won't lie to you because friends don't lie. I needed at least 3 posts so the home page of this site didn't look all lopsided. But since you're reading this let's get into search engine...

Welcome to Level 1 Development

Welcome to Level 1 Development

Welcome to the Level 1 Development Blog. This being the first post of hopefully many I figured I'd start out with a "hey how are ya" and discuss what I'll be posting in this thing. So hey how are ya?....I realize you can't answer that question so I'll continue with...

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