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22 Feb, 2017

Don’t Panic: Google Site Search Replacements

By Ian Lurie

Google’s discontinuing site search. OH GOD OH MY GOD WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO HOLY CRAP OH GOD The Problem Google’s Site Search product has been around a long time. Pay $100, and you can embed a little Google search engine on your site. They’re keeping Google Custom Search. Sounds great, but there’s a… Read More

Portent.com Adaptive Reuse: Home Design & Development

12 Apr, 2016

Introducing Adaptive Reuse for Experience Design & Development

By Blake Scott

Does the word “redesign” terrify you? How about “adaptive reuse”? You don’t always need the all-in investment of a total redesign and rebuild. Blake Scott explains “adaptive reuse” in the context of digital experiences, and how we used an adaptive reuse strategy to reinvent our very own site, portent.com.

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Page Speed Insights Design & Development

18 Mar, 2016

Why Page Speed Matters & PageSpeed Insights Fails – A Developer’s Tale

By Andy Schaff

Note: Check out our Ultimate Guide to page Speed for a top-to-bottom look at how you can improve page load times. At this point, anyone who browses, manages, and/or creates websites on the regular, should know that page speed matters. So.. everyone. It’s no surprise that we demand our information fast, like right meow. If… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Preface: Ultimate Guide to Page Speed

By The Portent Team

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed A Manifesto, An Experiment, A Passion for Making Digital Experience Better Preface: Let’s make a ruckus ← You are here Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: How To Use This

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide ← You are here Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: WordPress Optimization

By Andy Schaff

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx Chapter 7: Tools Chapter… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: Glossary

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx Chapter 7: Tools Chapter… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: Tools

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx Chapter 7: Tools ←… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: Advanced

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx ←… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: Intermediate

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery ← You are here Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: Novice

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such ← You are here Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Ultimate Guide to Page Speed: What Impacts Page Speed?

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? ← You are here Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx… Read More

Ultimate Guide to Site Speed - Portent Design & Development

3 Mar, 2016

Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing

By The Portent Team

Preface: Let’s make a ruckus Chapter 1: A Guide To This Guide Chapter 2: Why Page Speed Matters To Digital Marketing ← You are here Chapter 3: What Impacts Page Speed? Chapter 4: Novice – Image Compression And Such Chapter 5: Intermediate – Server Compression And Geekery Chapter 6: Advanced – Varnish, Apache and nginx… Read More

Rocket Bug Design & Development

6 Oct, 2015

Can and Should I Run WordPress in Parallel with my Existing Site?

By Andy Schaff

This is a question I get asked a lot as senior developer at Portent. A client, new or existing, has an established site running on some platform, and wants to add on a blog, a microsite, or the ability to easily control top-of-funnel marketing content. Technically, “in parallel” means WordPress (WP) is set up to… Read More

Github auto deploy torpedo bomber Design & Development

16 Jun, 2015

GitHub Auto-Deploy Setup Guide

By Andy Schaff

In an effort to streamline development updates to a code base in a staging or production environment, we have created an auto-deploy setup guide for any GitHub (github.com) repository. What you will need: A server to host your site. Our example is a Ubuntu (Linux) server running either Apache or Nginx and PHP SSH access… Read More

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