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FQ at Wordcamp PDX 2017

Sep 26, 2017

This past Saturday the entire Figoli Quinn & Associates crew headed up to Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR to learn and share all things WordPress at the Wordcamp PDX 2017 conference. Not only did we pick up a number of tricks, but I was given the great opportunity to share some thoughts on […]

Home sweet homepage

Sep 18, 2017

What should be on your homepage? Keep it simple, keep it focused, keep it brief and above all be helpful. Sure, the design and content of your homepage depends a lot on what you do and the various reasons people might be coming to your site. But for our purposes today, let’s generalize a bit: Put […]

Speaking at Wordcamp 2017

Sep 12, 2017

We’re excited to announce that I’ll be a speaker at the Wordcamp PDX 2017 conference. I’ll be giving a lightning talk introducing ways that WordPress developers can improve their content editing process and why that might matter. Check out https://2017.portland.wordcamp.org/speaker/steven-quinn to learn more and to sign up for the conference. Afterwards, we’ll be posting the presentation […]

Your brand sucks, Don’t change a thing

Aug 16, 2017

Having a background in the craft beer industry, I was invited this year to be a presenter at the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C., to talk about design and branding in the craft brewing industry. Every conference presentation needs a provocative title, right, so we called this: “Your Brand Sucks, Don’t Change a Thing.” […]

Mary Butterworth Website

Aug 11, 2017

We’ve got another website live, https://www.marybutterworth.com. This fun site features the rare music of the 1960s psychedelic band Mary Butterworth and their one and only album. The site features redrawn artwork from the iconic album cover throughout the site, and featured on the front of the site with some parallax movement. Learn more about the […]

New E-commerce Website

Aug 05, 2017

Another website is live! In probably the biggest rebuild project we’ve had to date, we helped Instant Music Now completely rebuild their e-commerce site selling royalty free music from the ground up. Learn more about what we did on their project page or visit the website to purchase some great royalty free music at https://www.instantmusicnow.com.

New WordPress ‘Text Widget’: some glitches

Aug 03, 2017

If you maintain your own WordPress website and use the Widgets feature to add bits of text or images or other content to the sidebar or footer of your site, it’s a good time to double check how that content is showing up properly. WordPress is normally pretty good about making sure upgrades to the […]

Doing better in search: ‘quality content’

Aug 01, 2017

Clients often ask us about “SEO” — search engine optimization — for their websites. It’s a hard question, because rarely is there a magic solution. Like most things, the answer is often: keep working at it and be patient. It’s like going to the doctor and hoping there’s just a handy pill to make you […]

We’re on Instagram

Jul 18, 2017

It’s probably taken forever, but Figoli Quinn & Associates is now up on Instagram. Follow us there as well to view not only the work we do, but kooky things around the office, stuff that’s upcoming, or just great (or not so great) design we find out in the wild. Check us out on instagram

We’re getting the band back together: Steven’s Back in Oregon

Jun 28, 2017

That’s right, we’ve now got everyone back in Oregon! After a couple years sweating it out in the desert of Arizona, it was time to come home to the Pacific Northwest. Not only is the weather better, it’s awesome to get that face time that we were missing before in the office. Same awesome team […]