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Big WordPress updates are coming – are you ready?

by Cory Ballentine
August 14, 2018

WordPress 5.0 is launching soon and this will be a huge update! By far, the biggest change will be the Gutenberg system for editing pages and posts. This new editor will be extremely powerful for the common user to manage, without needing HTML or CSS coding knowledge. While this new visual interface will make editing… read more

Why switch your website hosting to Clean Web Colorado?

by Cory Ballentine
June 26, 2017

1. So is this what you primarily do, host websites? * We host most of our clients’ websites and very much enjoy working with our host partners, Liquid Web. All clients have their full, excellent support available when needed. 2. What does it cost? * Contact us to talk about the best and most affordable… read more

Top Three Ways to Ensure You Get Value Out of Your Website Project

by Cory Ballentine
April 25, 2017

As a company looking to get a new website developed, you may be wondering how to ensure you squeeze as much value out of the project as possible. Even if you already have a site and are just rebuilding it to make it better, there are things to consider with your new site. And if… read more

Is your website mobile friendly?

by Cory Ballentine
October 17, 2016

Did you know that 65% of all digital media time is now spent on mobile devices and smart phones? If your website is not already optimized, it would greatly benefit from a mobile ‘touch up’ so you don’t lose visitors or turn away potential traffic or sales. We develop all new sites with responsive design in mind,… read more

Google Calendar invites using alternate email addresses

by Cory Ballentine
March 17, 2016

*UPDATED* A few years I had a wonderful client of mine ask if it was possible to receive Google Calendar invitations that were sent to her other email account, such as a forwarder or other email provider. I have updated this post to account for Google Calendar updates. We quickly resolved this by using 3… read more

Google search algorithms now rank mobile-friendliness

by Cory Ballentine
April 21, 2015

Today, Google has activated their mobile-friendly update for their search algorithms. Now, searches executed on smartphones will be affected by a web page’s mobile-friendliness score which could downgrade many popular websites who haven’t taken the time to address the rapidly growing trend. Apparently, searches from tablets will not be impacted by this change. If not… read more

Writing content for your small business website

by Cory Ballentine
December 24, 2013

We have built or worked on hundreds of small business websites over the years and often we find clients struggling to write and collect content for their website pages. Here are some helpful tips to getting started… Be Concise. People tend to scan rather than read every word so don’t waste space with rambling commentary…. read more

The last password you will ever need

by Cory Ballentine
July 8, 2013

If you haven’t heard of or tried LastPass yet, let me tell you.. it is amazing. After setting up a free account (the premium membership at $1/month is needed for mobile device usage) and creating your master password, LastPass will help you save all of your website passwords, credit card information, and virtually anything else… read more

Reach your customers more easily

by Cory Ballentine
July 5, 2013

Want to save time and reach out to more customers? Now you can post to your blog and have it automatically emailed to your customers with reminders and announcements! MailChimp is a great, free service to manage email lists, send campaigns, and track feedback. Simply create a new blog post, select the MailChimp category and… read more

Be careful with website builder tools

by Cory Ballentine

Be careful using online tools from companies like WebStarts, GoDaddy, etc. I was hired to build a new website for a client’s two businesses. Her previous sites were hosted and built with WebStarts. They were quite rudimentary in design and capabilities. Many ‘drag and drop’ type editors have severe limitations. This is inherent in their… read more is now live!

by Cory Ballentine
July 3, 2013

Congratulations to Sun Valley Mustard and their brand spanking new website! Browse products, order online, and get connected at They have lots of announcements so tune in today.