If you’re running a specific promotion campaign that sends people to your website, you should add campaign parameters, called UTM parameters, to your links to track how well they perform in Google Analytics. This simple guide will walk you through it!
Xeno Media had the pleasure of working with Mount Franklin Foods, a national food brand that manufactures unique and flavorful snacks and candies. This Christmas we brought them a quirky, fun, a little bit out-there video concept, and they were all in.
Reports have been flowing in of a new email threat: pay a ransom in bitcoin or have embarrassing webcam footage of you sent to your contact list. Learn what to do when this phishing scam lands in your inbox.
We are proud to share that we have been recognized as a top developer in Chicago for our open communication. Now featured on Clutch.co with an overall 5-star rating and on The Manifest. These ratings and reviews are independently verified by an independent business analyst through a phone interview.
Website maintenance is the regular monitoring, updating, and patching of your sites core software as well as optional modules and plugins. This is a critical and often overlooked part of owning a website. We automated a portion of the process for increased accuracy, speed, and thoroughness.
Open-source is great for business. With the source code being openly available, we can modify, improve, or build on it as we need and updates are actively developed and released in a collaborative community. But open source isn't just good for developers. It's great for business.
We were honored to be recognized by the Greater Oakbrook Chamber of Commerce for our "Model Workplace" culture. Why is workplace culture important? Happy people support each other and make better stuff for their clients.
Website design isn't just about delivering a website. It's about delivering the benefits of a website. Your website should be delivering increased sales, or higher conversion rates, or some other specific and measurable goal.
There are guidelines and laws that tell you what you need to be doing in order to make your site useful to all of your visitors, regardless of ability. Check out the second part in our series and learn about what's out there to get you on the right track.
Web accessibility is the removal of impediments that could limit access to or interaction with a website by any person with disabilities. Check out the first part in our series on making sure your site can be reached by everyone that needs it!
Xeno Media - a leading web agency headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois - announces the launch of a new, WordPress-based website for the Greater Oakbrook Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Partnership.
In October 2017, the Google Chrome browser will begin to show the "Not secure" warning when a user enters any type of data on an HTTP page. This includes search forms, login screens, contact forms, etc... The time is now to switch to HTTPS if you haven't already!
Learn how to install the WordPress Coding Standards PHP_CodeSniffer tool along with the Drupal Coder module using composer. These tools will help any developer who works with PHP, Drupal and WordPress.
We've assembled another big list of modules to learn and explore the Drupal 8 contrib ecosystem. These modules are ones that extend or complement the Drupal 8 core Entity reference field so we as developers can build websites and applications.
Northern Lights Drupal Camp will take place on this weekend, February 24th - 26th, 2017 at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. The event is being organized by the Icelandic Drupal community, and we are honored that our Strategist, Jim Birch was asked to speak at this inaugural event.
AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages and is an open standard for delivery of lightweight web content--particularly news and other text-based content--efficiently via mobile devices. It has a simplified coding set and Google-sponsored caching for fast delivery.
What you can do with Drupal core's Twig is pretty great, but the Drupal community always brings so much more to the table after real world use. Here is a big list of Twig helper modules to help build out your next Drupal theme!
Our Digital Strategist, Jim Birch, will be presenting on Holistic SEO and Drupal at BADCamp X, the 10th annual Bay Area Drupal Camp being held between October 20th - 23rd at the University of California in Berkeley.
Xeno Media is pleased to announce our latest Drupal 7 contrib module, Slack to Drupal. This module imports pictures uploaded to Slack to Drupal 7 systems--thereby allowing a community of users to add content to a site while managing their daily business collaboration through the Slack app.
Our Digital Strategist, Jim Birch, was selected to present at NYC camp, a Mission-Driven Drupal Conference. NYC camp is part of Open Camps, collection of over 25 Mission-Driven Open Source Conferences & Events which has over 6000 Attendees.
To modify WordPress’ permission system beyond the defaults, plugins are needed to add additional specificity and granularity required for a business website. This article explains some of those plugins.
I'm really enjoying Wired Reread, a new blog with clippings from early issues of Wired magazine.
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