How We Approach Website Speed

Planning this article was an interesting experience.  My goal was to publicize what Valet’s opinion and approach is to website speed.  At the same time, I needed to express that opinion in a way that’s different from your typical blog post about website speed.   I think the best way to do that is to read more

WordPress Reusable Blocks Are Awesome

One of my favorite features included in the release of WordPress 5.0 — aka Gutenberg — was mentioned in our 9 Questions About Gutenburg. There were some stellar new features included in this release of WordPress that can be very helpful for those wanting to do more within their WordPress pages, but Reusable Blocks are read more

Facing Up to the Challenges of Face Time: A Valet Roundtable Discussion

…[V]irtual office workers tend to be isolated from colleagues and customers. They seldom see and interact with one another face to face. Yet people instinctively crave what’s usually referred to as “face time.” read more

9 Questions About Gutenburg

This past March Maureen and I attended the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference and had the honor of participating in the WordPress Community Session: WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg, and the New Block Editor. It was an amazing time and I thoroughly enjoyed being on the panel, sharing Valet’s knowledge, understanding, and insights surrounding the new editor — read more

Empowering Communities: a Valet Roundtable Discussion About How to Make Connections and Grow Friendships

A business is only as strong as its network. People do business with people they like and with whom they feel comfortable. read more

Communication Tips to Make Your Company More Successful

Never talk to a customer while angry. In a roiled frame of mind, the chances of you saying something regrettable go way up. And bad things happen when you say regrettable things to a customer. read more

WordPress 5.1 Release

Last week WordPress.org announced the release of the latest version of WordPress core code. There was some concern late last year about maintaining momentum in release schedules, but the team seems to be keeping them coming. You may remember that release 5.0 brought us the new WordPress editor. This major release brought about significant changes read more