Coleman Hawkins

What We’re Excited About in WordPress 4.5

Last Tuesday saw the release of WordPress 4.5 “Coleman,” the first major WordPress release of 2016. With it comes some exciting new features that we’re eager to begin implementing into our daily workflows.

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Collecting Donations with WordPress

Online Donations With Your WordPress Website

For directors and chief executives of charitable and non-profit organizations, increasing online donations presents real challenges. As part of our daily work at LBDesign, we regularly help such organizations implement and market new or updated WordPress-driven online donation functionality. Continue reading »

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Contributing to the WordPress Community in 2015

Contributing to the WordPress Community in 2015

As communications designers, WordPress is an integral part of our everyday lives. We use it to publish our own content, as well as our clients’. From the occasional blog post to sharing event details around the country, WordPress is our go-to tool. We use it to sell products, collect donations and build e-mail marketing lists. Our primary focus is designing and developing custom WordPress themes. We’ve even recently begun to use the Genesis framework for select projects. Continue reading »

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Our highest open rate was 60.4%, which is more than 300% the industry average.

Two Years of Newsletter Fun

As 2015 came to a close, we put the final touches on the twenty-fourth issue of our company’s digital newsletter. In so doing, Lauren and Liam were both delighted to review the success of those marketing efforts. We seem to have cracked the code for how to create an e-newsletter that is fun to write, easy to produce and delivers a notable return on investment. Continue reading »

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Joseph's People

Joining the Board of Joseph’s People

As 2015 comes to a close, we are delighted to share the news that Liam Dempsey has been invited to join the Board of Joseph’s People, a charity focused on offering support, guidance, and job counseling services to people who are unemployed or seeking full employment. An ecumenical group, Joseph’s People actively welcomes people of all faiths and beliefs, including those with no faith. Continue reading »

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WordCamp US 2015

As we recover from the amazing event that was WordCamp US 2015, we want to take a moment to share a few thoughts and details from the biggest WordPress conference ever held. Running on the first weekend in December, WordCamp US saw WordPress fans from all over the world descend on Philadelphia to celebrate, support and grow the open source project. Continue reading »

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ELA Conf 2015 Ticket Giveaway

A new conference for women in tech in Philadelphia has been gathering attention in recent weeks. ELA Conf will commence with a meet and greet and lightning talks followed by a full day of talks, workshops, and panels on Saturday. Continue reading »

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Lauren Pittenger

Getting into Public Speaking

As a designer and front-end developer, Lauren Pittenger is quickly becoming a regular on the public speaking circuit. Having just started in 2015, Lauren has already spoken at three WordCamps. She is quickly building a name for herself as an intelligent, articulate and approachable web professional. Continue reading »

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Keeping Your Website Safe + Secure

Staying Online: Keeping Your Website Safe + Secure

In the fifth and final episode in a series of webinars about online marketing for nonprofits, Liam Dempsey focused on web security, highlighting several key ways to maintain a safe, secure website. The detailed conversation, hosted by Tech Impact, covered the fundamentals for charities and other nonprofit organizations looking to take advantage of web-based marketing. Continue reading »

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Command Line for Designers

Trick and Treat: Intro to the Command Line for Designers

On this upcoming Halloween, Lauren Pittenger will present a talk at WordCamp NYC about using the command line to improve efficiencies when making websites. Committed to sharing her own knowledge and experience to help web designers improve their skill set, Lauren’s session is entitled Intro to the Command Line for DesignersContinue reading »

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