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The Monthly Download: October 2021

The Monthly Download: October 2021

As 2021 begins winding to a close, the internet remains as exciting a place as ever. Read on for more on the trends we're following, updates we're looking forward to, and the Eightfold team's in-depth analysis on the Facebook-to-Meta hype.

Breaking Down Page Speed Insights, Part 1: Performance
Development

Breaking Down Page Speed Insights, Part 1: Performance

For the longest time, one of the biggest pushes in the web world has been towards responsive design and development. In our first part of this series, we'll take a look at the metric people tend to focus on the most currently: performance.

Minimalism Vs. Maximalism in Web Design: Why Less is (Not) Always More
Design

Minimalism Vs. Maximalism in Web Design: Why Less is (Not) Always More

Minimalism has been dominating the creative field for years, leaving little room for out-of-the-box ideas and designs. What if we could add just a tiny bit of originality to spice things up?

SEO for the Roaring 20s
SEO

SEO for the Roaring 20s

What do we know about the future of SEO? To put it simply, Google is putting an emphasis on validating your content and ensuring you're using the best technology available. How can you get on this train before it leaves the station? Read on and find out!

Project Planning for SEO
SEO

Project Planning for SEO

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is the process of increasing quantity and quality of traffic to a website through organic means rather than paid or direct traffic.

The Monthly Download: September 2021
Monthly Download

The Monthly Download: September 2021

We've been exploring new search features, big steps forward in tech regulation, tools you may not know you needed, and how Google is getting ready for the holidays!

The Monthly Download: August 2021
Monthly Download

The Monthly Download: August 2021

Check out our end-of-summer technology reading list!

The Google Page Experience Report: What’s in It, and Why It Matters
SEO

The Google Page Experience Report: What’s in It, and Why It Matters

This year's Page Experience Report has clearly emphasized what we already know about Google: they want better user experience and faster-loading content from our websites. Here are some thoughts on how to get (or stay) there.

An Exciting Look at New Features in Shopify
e-commerce

An Exciting Look at New Features in Shopify

From themes and store content to GitHub integration, here's a breakdown of our favorite upcoming features for customers running a Shopify theme-powered storefront.

The Monthly Download: July 2021
Monthly Download

The Monthly Download: July 2021

This month, we've been looking at ever-evolving trends from a historical perspecive, from UX to social media and international marketing.