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Tim Barsness

I’ve always been curious about how the world works, which has led me to enjoy making things that work well. I love to push the envelope by working in teams to come up with creative solutions to complex problems. I’m a maker by nature and by trade. I thrive on hard work and the feeling of accomplishing something great, which is why our projects succeed.
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To-Do's For Your Digital Due Date: 9 Tips For A New Website Launch

Posted by Tim Barsness on Wed, May 18, 2016 8:52 AM

After months of planning, months more of development and fine tuning, your new website launch is finally upon you. It's like when you're expecting a baby: a time of great excitement, anticipation, and a whole lot of nervousness.

But what’s the digital development equivalent of packing the bag, mapping the drive to the hospital and saving the doctor’s cell phone number? Here are 9 things you can do.

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Topics: Website Launch

7 Ways to Make Website Maintenance Easy

Posted by Tim Barsness on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 6:33 AM


Website Maintenance is the often overlooked counterpart to the website development process. Once a site is built, it needs to be hosted somewhere, secured, and kept up to date over the long term. Also, a site is going to need changes - employees, addresses, logos. Whether you have an internal resource, or work with a firm, long-term website management and maintenance needs to be a part of your 2016 planning.  The following post outlines seven Website Maintenance tips to follow on a regular basis.

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Topics: CMS Maintenance

6 Wordpress Issues (and what to do about them)

Posted by Tim Barsness on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 7:30 AM

There are plenty of technology bigots out there pointing out the numerous Wordpress issues.  This article outlines a few common misconceptions around wordpress issues by pointing out how they are misguided, misinformed or just plain wrong.

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Topics: Wordpress

5 Technical Questions to Ask When Launching a Website

Posted by Tim Barsness on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 8:17 AM

Website launches are generally spearheaded by a company's marketing department.  Because of this fact, technology can sometimes be an afterthought when it comes to building a website.  After all, it's all about content, right?

It is, but making the wrong technology decisions or not looking beyond launch when launching a website can end up costing you.  The below are five questions to ask to make sure your chosen development team and technology platform align with your long-term goals.

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Topics: Website Launch

How Do I Choose an eCommerce Platform

Posted by Tim Barsness on Wed, Aug 5, 2015 7:31 AM

Successfully launching an eCommerce website involves a lot of moving parts.  At the core of it all is the eCommerce platform.  Selecting a system that fits your needs is the key to successfully launching your brand.  There are two key facets that make up your selection:  hosted vs. installed and inventory integration vs. no inventory integration.

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Topics: eCommerce, Shopify, Magento

Website Maintenance Requires a Broad Skillset

Posted by Tim Barsness on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 8:30 AM

Finding someone to maintain your website can be a difficult task.  They need to be familiar with a plethora of web technologies, up to date on current online marketing approaches, a designer, a content strategist, a copywriter, a strong communicator and available to complete your project.  The following article outlines the skillset's details and what to do about it.

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Topics: Website Maintenance, Web Development

Ongoing Website Maintenance Plan

Posted by Tim Barsness on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 8:00 AM

Your website is extremely important to the decision making process for potential customers.  You're hard-pressed to find a consumer who doesn't look to the web to make purchasing decisions. Making sure your website is functioning properly is an important part of making a first impression.  

The below article outlines steps to an effective website maintenance plan.

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Topics: CMS Maintenance, Website Uptime

How do I Successfully Kick Off a Website Project

Posted by Tim Barsness on Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:38 PM

An important part of how to launch a successful website is to run an efficient and effective kick off meeting.  The following article outlines how to effectively kick off a website project.

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