Brad Muncs

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21May
How are my mobile search engine rankings affected by Google?
21May

Author : Brad Muncs

Categories : Mobile websites

On April 21st 2015, Google gave companies and organizations another reason to have a mobile-friendly website - a new update to their search algorithm will now penalize mobile search engine rankings for websites that are not optimized for view on mobile devices.


30Oct
How much time should I plan to invest in my website? - Part 3 of 3: time invested after the launch
30Oct

Author : Brad Muncs

This series of articles aims to help mentally prepare anyone who is planning to redesign their existing website or create a new online presence.


10Sep
How much time should i plan to invest in my website? - part 2 of 3: time invested during the project
10Sep

Author : Brad Muncs

This series of articles aims to help mentally prepare anyone who is planning to redesign their existing website or create a new online presence.


12Dec
How much time should I plan to invest in my website? - PART 1 of 3
12Dec

Author : Brad Muncs

Categories : Web Site Development

This series of articles aims to help mentally prepare anyone who is planning to redesign their existing website or create a new online presence.


11Sep
My website's been hacked - now what?
11Sep

Author : Brad Muncs

Categories : Web Site Development

No one is 100% safe from having their website hacked (even the FBI's website is hacked). Here is a quick overview of what hacking is, how to fix hacks, and how to prevent future security breaches.


27Jun
What is responsive design, exactly? Beyond the buzzword.
27Jun

Author : Brad Muncs

Responsive design is a technique that allows the same website's design and layout to adapt to the size of the screen used to view it. The goal is to provide an optimal viewing experience (no zooming, panning, or scrolling) for a wide range of devices.


19Apr
Top 5 Web Apps for Productivity
19Apr

Author : Brad Muncs

Web apps are just as useful as native software (often more, I find). Be it for browsing emails, organizing the day's to-do list, creating diagrams or brainstorming, free or subscription-based "web-apps" have replaced Microsoft Office and other similar productivity software we regularly use.


20Feb
A look back at 2012
20Feb

Author : Brad Muncs

As 2013 starts off, it’s nice to look back at what was accomplished in the past year. And what a year 2012 was for Symetris! Here are the highlights for those of you who haven’t been taking notes ;)

11Sep
WordCamp Montreal 2012 Highlights - Part 3 - Theming and Project Management
For my last article about WordCamp Montreal 2012, I'll adress some talks from Sunday, which focused mostly on theming and project management for WordPress websites.

7Sep
WordCamp Montreal 2012 Highlights - Part 2: SEO and Social Media for WordPress
There was a blitz of WordPress SEO (search engine optimization) and marketing conferences at WordCamp Montreal 2012. Here are the highlights. Article 2 of 3.

3Sep
WordCamp Montreal 2012 Highlights - Part 1
Regular attendees of WordCamp Montreal, Symetris sponsored the 2012 WordPress conference. As usual, it was a great event with lots of speakers, and we'll recap the weekend in 3 articles.

22Jul
WordCamp Montreal 2011 – highlights
22Jul

Author : Brad Muncs

This past July 9th and 10th, WordCamp Montreal 2011, a conference about WordPress (the world’s most popular blogging software), was held at UQÀM’s “Centre des sciences”.

2Jun
How much does a website cost?
2Jun

Author : Brad Muncs

Categories : Web Site Development

Estimating the cost of web projects is an important part of the process. However, one doesn't necessarily know all of the details of a project in advance...

25Feb
Managing Expectations – Knowing my client’s client
25Feb

Author : Brad Muncs

Categories : Web Site Development

We regularly work with communications agencies and freelance designers as their web partners for their clients. This means we have to deal with two different parties whose goals are sometimes aligned, other times not.

15Nov
DrupalCamp Montreal review
15Nov

Author : Brad Muncs

DrupalCamp Montreal was an interesting and technical two-day conference about Drupal, a popular content management system (CMS) software.

8Oct
4.5 ways to present content on mobile devices
8Oct

Author : Brad Muncs

Categories : Mobile websites

Viewing information from the internet on your iPhone or Blackberry (or any other smarphone) can create a bit of confusion about expectations, especially since mobile websites are a relatively "new" concept.

26Aug
Blogs and social media - measure ROI (return on investment)
In the early days of the web, everyone just wanted to set up their own email account. Then it was a rush to build a company website.