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Once Coupled launches spinoff: Small Plugins
We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a new concept! After working throughout the years with sites that are loaded with content, we’ve noticed a few areas for improvement. We needed a different realm- beyond our custom themes- to approach these solutions. We will continue focusing on clean code, functionality first development, and excellent results…
Fonts & CLS
As we all know in blogging, things change fast. When Google introduced their Core Web Vital metrics, speed recommendations and best practices changed. One of those (many, many!) changes to best practices is increased attention to how fonts load on your site and how that impacts CLS. What is CLS? CLS stands for “cumulative layout…
Gutenberg: quirks to be aware of, code snippets, & a free download for testing on your site
I’m really excited for Gutenberg. Seriously, really excited. The Gutenberg editor promises to compete with services that have previously been so much easier to use. It empowers new users to start their own blog by presenting a more intuitive workflow. It gives a visual interface to existing, underutilized functionality. Change comes with struggle, but once we…
6 strategies for diversifying your food blog income (that aren’t display advertising)
In the early days of blogging, display advertising was the primary means for monetizing a website. Lots of bloggers still use display ads, but it’s not the most profitable way to leverage your blog. In fact, display advertising can actually do more harm than good. More often than not, when visitors arrive at a food…
How to work with a designer on new theme – with speed in mind
Graphic designers are the greatest. Sometimes they feel like the best kind of mind readers – the kind that can take a suggestion like, “can we make it feel bolder but less intimidating” and physically represent what that means to you. That’s AMAZING. Here’s the thing, though: they’re not actually mind readers. Especially when it…
What is Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool and why do their scores matter?
Page speed has always been important, but never has it been as much of a priority as we’ve seen recently. In the past year alone, Once Coupled has performed over 100 speed audits, stayed on the cutting-edge of speed-based advancements, and recommended new and creative solutions for clients to meet their goals. We’re on our…
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