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Pete Boyd portraitPaperStreet Law Firm Web Designs Win Two Hermes Creative Awards

Two PaperStreet Website Designs Win in International Creative Design Competition, Hermes Creative Awards PaperStreet is proud to announce that two of our law firm web designs have been selected as Hermes Creative Awards winners for 2020. Our design for The…


Pete Boyd portraitLawyerist.com Selects Six PaperStreet Law Firm Websites for 2020 “Best Law Firm Websites” List

For more than 10 years Lawyerist.com has published a “best law firm websites” list featuring the top law firm web designs of the year. As one of the most popular legal marketing resources on the web, Lawyerist.com receives hundreds of…


Pete Boyd portraitSliders Suck. Stop Creating Sliders for Your Law Firm Website.

We strongly believe in educating others about best practices for law firm websites. We were one of the first agencies to use WordPress and make responsive websites for firms.  We were also one of the first agencies to create sliders…


Pete Boyd portraitIs Amazon Coming for Your Law Firm Work?

Amazon has now released its Amazon IP Accelerator.  It connects businesses with IP law firms who can provide trademark and copyright services.  I assume patent services and other practice areas may be added in the future. For now, however, they…


Pete Boyd portraitADA Accessibility for Websites is Now Required

It is now official.  ADA accessibility applies to websites.  Your website must be compliant. The Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of Robles vs. Domino’s Pizza.  This means that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which held that Domino’s website must be compliant, stands.  The retailer needs to have a compliant website.


Pete Boyd portraitWhy use Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word

PaperStreet has been designing websites since 2001 and our senior staff since 1998.  During that time we have seen amazing advances in typography and communication.   We have seen websites go from the sanskrit scrolls in 400 BC, to the printing…


Pete Boyd portraitTotal Control History – What is Editable, What is Not and Why

Total Control is our base Content Management System (CMS). It has been running for over 15 years now and supports hundreds of law firms. Clients can edit almost everything on their website, but we do run into situations where some…


Pete Boyd portraitSSL Install

What is Involved in an SSL / TLS Certificate Install and Full Checklist SSLs are big now. Security is ever more important, and you should encrypt traffic on your website. We often hear the words “Install an SSL now. It…


Pete Boyd portraitInbox Zero Task List

“Inbox Zero” is an approach to email management aimed at keeping the inbox empty — or almost empty — at all times. This is a modified inbox zero strategy that can help you become more efficient, organized, timely, and on…


Pete Boyd portraitYour Website is Slow. Speed it Up To Rank Better and Keep Users

Most law firm websites are slow. They waste bandwidth, have too many database queries, run on slow shared servers, don’t use caching, and call too many JS or CSS attributes. This article will walk you through how to improve this in less than a day’s work. Each of the five tasks typically takes anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours to finalize, with varying levels of needed technical expertise.


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