5 Tips for a Successful Web Project – Part II (Content)


This is the next post in our Series, 5 Tips for a Successful Web Project. You can visit the first point on Scope Creep here to find out ways that timelines and budgets expand, as well as strategies for keeping them stable.  To recap the list: Understand what Scope Creep is and how it impacts […]

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5 Tips for a Successful Web Project – Part I (Scope Creep)


As a business owner, engaging a provider to create a new website, design a web app, or make modifications to your existing site can be both exciting and and overwhelming. Site owners can help their projects run more smoothly by keeping the following 5 things in mind: Understand what Scope Creep is and how it […]

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Keeping Your Writers on the Same Page


Once you’ve developed a voice for your company, it’s important to keep all your writers on the same page. Whether you’re planning on hiring freelancers or having one of your employees create blog entries, consistency is key. Make a Guidebook Just like you would create a style guide to demonstrate your company’s visual choices to […]

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Have We Mentioned that our Clients are Awesome?


Here at coolblueweb, we’re pretty proud to announce that we have some of the coolest clients in the business. They’re smart, they’re driven and, every once in a while, they send us something amazing. Check out what arrived at the coolblueweb office yesterday: Camano Island Coffee Roasters sell delicious, ethically-produced coffee via a subscription model. […]

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Inventory Management for Your Magento Store


Magento offers a range of solutions for keeping track of your inventory and connecting information on product stock to your catalog. If you don’t want to use the tools available for managing your stock, then you can disable inventory management within the system. However, if you want to keep track of your stock, the options […]

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Coolblueweb makes our Vistage Executive Summit Debut!


Vistage is a well-respected leadership coaching and peer advisory group with branches across the US. Their conferences offer ample resources and inspiration for CEOs and Executives, offering them with support and assistance in clarifying their greater visions. The coolblueweb team was honored to make our first appearance with a booth at the Vistage Executive Summit […]

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Blog Entry Ideas for Your Magento Store


So, you know that blogging boosts your SEO and provides interesting and informative content to keep your customers coming back. You’ve set up your blog and maybe you’ve even written a few entries. The problem is, after a while you start to lose interest, or begin running out of ideas. You aren’t the only one. […]

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5 Easy Ways to Make Magento Faster


Because Magento is a heavy e-commerce CMS system, it can run a bit slow from time to time, especially if you haven’t optimized your store. There are a number of simple things you can do to get your page load speeds up. 1. Enable Flat Catalog Flattening your catalog should help with page load speeds. […]

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What’s New in Laravel 5


We held a Meetup at the office last week for local developers to get together and explore new options available in Laravel 5. I’ve included our head developer’s (Michael’s) notes from our meeting below, so you can also take a peek into what’s coming up with this release.  Looking for more information about our Laravel […]

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Increase Conversions with Related Products, Cross-sells and Up-sells in Magento


Updated 11/7/2016: The information in this article is accurate through Magento 1.9. Magento 2 performs these actions differently. Please contact us for questions. The Magento platform provides store owners with multiple ways to promote their products. Visitors to your website might look for one, specific item, or they might want to explore your entire catalog. Either way, […]

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