Google’s big “Speed Update” coming July 2018

Over the last few years Skunkworks has made a conscious effort to optimize our client websites for speed. Why? Because speed matters. And coming this July, it will matter even more as Google begins rewarding faster websites with better rankings. The why Google now considers websites in two ways. As a website visitor on a […]

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) for regular people.

What it is. AMP is a new type of webpage code championed by Google, Bing, and other search providers that allow pages written in AMP to load in approximately one second or less. This makes for a very good user experience for your site’s visitors and makes Google happy. AMP pages are alternate versions of […]

Fowler Blok, Criminal Defence Lawyers: new brand, new digs, new website.

Fowler and Blok are Criminal Defence lawyers based in Vancouver, BC. The firm, lead by Richard Fowler, Q.C. and Karin Blok, is the latest iteration of a criminal law boutique that has a 20-year history of representing clients at trial and on appeal in BC, the Yukon and the Supreme Court of Canada. The firm […]

A New Website for Simpson Thomas & Associates

Legal marketing is ultimately about connecting prospective clients with the right lawyers. We build websites without losing site of this goal. It helps that boutique law firms have a notable marketing advantage: they can tell prospective clients exactly what they do. Simpson, Thomas & Associates, ICBC claim trial lawyers with offices in Vancouver, Delta, and […]

Using forms on your site? Get your SSL together. Chrome to warn users of “insecure” HTTP sites.

Check your HTTP or risk scaring clients off Google Chrome is notifying site owners of “HTTP” sites that, starting October 1, 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users type text into forms on an HTTPs pages. That includes forms like: Get a Free Consultation Book Appointment Contact Us Find a […]

User Experience Design

One of the most important things to worry about when creating a website is how the user will interact with it.  A good site will allow your visitors to know intuitively where to find the information they need, and how to find that information as quickly as possible. Alternatively, a bad site will confuse your visitors, and they […]

Cool thing of the day: Adobe Post 2.0

Tasked with creating social graphics and short on time? It might be worth checking out Adobe Post 2.0 – the latest release of Adobe Post. New features include: Custom sizes for popular social networks and auto resize (Hallelujah!) New toys in the form of filters for colours and text Language support for right to left […]

No longer the master of your domain?

I see a surprising number of client crises that bridge my marketing and legal careers. Where one fails to provide a solution, I can often rely on the other to find a way forward. Some problems, however, remain without either a technical or legal fix. Losing control of your business’ domain name is just such a […]

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