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“Because we are a woman owned business, it was important to us that our new web design reflect a unique warmth with a touch of femininity. We also had a wealth of information, photographs and content in our site that needed to be organized and easy to navigate through for our clients. Laura Bowly stepped into this project with discs full of photographs and pages and pages of information to sort through. Her initial rough draft was sent to us within one week and we were all so impressed. Through her design she was able to express the overall feel of what Sutter Buttes Labradoodles is all about.  We cannot put into words the gratitude we feel to Laura for bringing a fun but professional look to our website. I swear business has never been better since we hired her services!!!

Brandi Shurtz-Huffmaster, Owner
Sutter Buttes Labradoodles

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Sizing website images & why it matters

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Make the Switch: The Benefits of Going With a WordPress Website

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Center For A Non Violent Community Gets a Free Online Boost from Laura Bowly Design

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Maintaining the Content of your WordPress Site

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Is My WordPress Site Secure? Being Proactive in Protecting Your Site

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Web Fonts vs Web “Safe” Fonts

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I’ve Been Hacked! Now What?

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Onsite Checkout VS Offsite Checkout

I’ve had quite a few clients ask me recently about the differences between having their online stores process payments onsite vs offsite, so I wanted to take a moment to explain how it all works so you can weigh out … Continue reading Onsite Checkout VS Offsite Checkout ...Read More

Sizing website images & why it matters

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Center For A Non Violent Community Gets a Free Online Boost from Laura Bowly Design

The Center for a Non Violent Community unveiled their new custom website this week at nonviolentcommunity.org. The local organization was the winner of an annual contest held by Laura Bowly Design. Each year, Bowly donates a custom content management system … Continue reading Center For A Non Violent Community Gets a Free Online Boost from Laura Bowly Design ...Read More

Maintaining the Content of your WordPress Site

WordPress makes it easy for you to maintain the content of your site. A custom site may have many custom feeds and features, but the basic things you need to know are the differences between Posts and Pages, how to … Continue reading Maintaining the Content of your WordPress Site ...Read More

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As a non-profit aviation organization, we were looking to revamp our member website entirely, giving it a modern look and enhancing usability. In the process of selecting a company for this project, we contacted many local companies. Laura Bowly was a top contender from the start, but the competition did not stand a chance after meeting Laura in person. Her professionalism and great personality really shined through from the first meeting until the completion of the project. Laura Bowly absolutely was the right and the BEST choice we could have made for the total overhaul project of our website. She was highly responsive throughout the project, and communications were clear and fast. She truly went above and beyond on our project, and we are extremely happy with the results. Our members have been contacting us on a regular basis to inform us how much they love the new website.

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