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Seeing is Believing Part 1: Snap Judgments

So how do you get your images right? Where do you get them, how do you recognize them when you find them, and what are some of the considerations for including them in your site?

Quick and Dirty Content Creation Part 4: On Cutting Back

If you’ve followed our quick and dirty method for producing your website content, you’ve committed yourself to writing the content before you begin with your web developer. You’ve come up with the questions you want your viewers to know the answers to, and produced a lot of words to answer them.

Running from Javascript Episode 3: Shopify App Boilerplate with ReasonML, Hasura, Serverless.

Running from Javascript Episode 6: Shopify App Boilerplate with ReasonML, Hasura, Serverless.

Setting up a refined starting point for rapid Shopify app construction from concept to MVP.

Quick and Dirty Content Creation Part 3: On the Way to Striking it Rich

You’re almost ready to grab your visitors by the hand and draw them through the ether of the internet to stroll with you along the delightful riverbank of your business. Before they know it, they’ll be as entranced with the business as you are.

Running From Javascript

Running from Javascript Episode 5: Reason Bindings: Variants within Abstract Types

Setting up a refined starting point for rapid Shopify app construction from concept to MVP.

Running From Javascript

Running from Javascript Episode 4: Writing Reason Bindings to JS Module with Dot Notation

Setting up a refined starting point for rapid Shopify app construction from concept to MVP.

Running from Javascript Episode 3: Shopify App Boilerplate with ReasonML, Hasura, Serverless.

Running from Javascript Episode 3: Using React.js and ReasonReact Components Together

Your React.js (or .tsx) app doesn't have to be 100% reasonable yet but that shouldn't stop you from creating new components and features in Reason. Using React.js and ReasonReact components together is simple. You could say they were made for each other... or that one will eventually cannibalize the other.

Running from Javascript Ep 2: Adding Reason to an existing TypeScript/React Project

Running from Javascript Episode 2: Adding Reason to an existing TypeScript/React Project

Getting your web project off the ground can feel like the haphazard toss of a twelve-sided die—you’re probably surrounded by nerds, are up way past your bedtime...

What has your website done for you lately?

What has your website done for you lately?

You know your website’s main purpose is: to sell your services and products, build your credentials, and engage and convert potential clients but how do you go about best ensuring that your site is accomplishing all of this for your business?

Running from Javascript Ep1 Why Reason ML

Running From Javascript Episode 1: Why ReasonML?

Why does SeaMonster Studios develop with ReasonML? Because we prioritize simplicity, pragmatism, performance, scalability, happy and healthy developers, and satisfied clients.

Quick and Dirty Content Creation 2: Breaking and Entering

Quick and Dirty Content Creation Part 2: Breaking and Entering

Leaving behind the ghosts from your past, you now understand why it’s vitally important to the success of your website, and more especially your budget, to hammer out your content as a first step...

It’s Okay to Lose Your Head Why your online store needs to be headless

It’s Okay to Lose Your Head: Why Your Online Store Needs to be Headless

The right technology provides the foundation for a fast, brand-focused, cohesive user experience –  the polish that some sites have, yet you can’t put a finger on exactly why.

Quick and Dirty Content Creation Part 1: On Ghosts from Your Past

Quick and Dirty Content Creation Part 1: On Ghosts from Your Past

A really good agency, however, will strongly caution you that starting on the design of any website without content will extend the amount of time it takes to finish...

So you got a letter from your lawyer saying you hate disabled people

So you got a letter from a lawyer saying you hate disabled people

Look, we know you’re not a hater, but your non-WCAG compliant website may be making people feel otherwise.

A letter from SeaMonster Studios about COVID-19

During this pandemic, we'll continue to offer round the clock security and support for your websites, build great products, and create helpful solutions for you and your team as we all get through this together.

Email marketing isn’t dead, you’re just doing it wrong.

There are lots of hot takes out there that email is all but dead... chances are you’re reading this because I sent you an email and enticed you over here...

Room to Grow — A Better Web Build

You don’t run your business without evaluating and evolving. You’re where you’re at because you’ve shown a knack for being flexible and responsive...

Cheap hosting is like a van on fire in your kitchen

Keep professional-grade WordPress sites fast, secure, and scalable. We've got good reason to recommend that your web environment doesn't suck...

Use Online Shipping to Build Customer Loyalty, SeaMonster Studios

Use online shipping to build customer loyalty

Annual online sales topped $1 trillion (with a T) in 2016. The way you ship your product could affect how much of that spend you get...

Online dating, or how to hunt for the perfect web agency, SeaMonster Studios

Online dating, or how to hunt for the perfect web agency.

Getting your web project off the ground can feel like the haphazard toss of a twelve-sided die—you’re probably surrounded by nerds, are up way past your bedtime...