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Job Opening: Web Engineer

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Steve Zehngut

Zeek Interactive is looking for a web engineer. The candidate should be experienced, imaginative and have the ability to create robust code quickly.

Job Opening: Junior Web Developer

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Steve Zehngut

Zeek Interactive is ready to turn you into a software developer – even if you do not have a lot of programming experience.

Quick Emails Can Cause Big Problems

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Steve Zehngut

A single email can destroy trust. Take the time to consider how your response will be perceived. Email communication is permanent.

Maybe Your Developer Should Remove Some Code

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Steve Zehngut

Most of the time we think we’re hiring developers to write us some new code. The best developers can write a lot of code fast, right? At Zeek, we’ve found that one of the most important things we do is …

Please don’t buy your domains from a hosting company

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Steve Zehngut

We see it all the time. We’re talking to a customer who has a problem with their hosting company. Their site is offline because the host is under attack, or has some sort of problem. Every host has downtime – …

Why We Recommend Managed WordPress Hosting

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Steve Zehngut

If you do a google search for inexpensive WordPress hosting, you’ll find a lot of options. One of the names you’ll see is Digital Ocean. They’re a well-respected hosting provider that gets you access to hardware for just a few …

You’re Paying For It. The Code is Yours.

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Steve Zehngut

Every day, we hear stories from clients about developers & agencies they’ve hired who just disappeared with their code. Here’s how to protect your project.

Ready to ‘next-level’ your business? Consider CaboPress

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Steve Zehngut

If you’re like me, you can’t begin to count the number of conferences you’ve been to throughout your career. But, you can count on one hand the ones that truly made a difference. We love WordCamps, proven by the number Zeeksters …

XML-RPC, the REST API, and WordPress security

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Steve Zehngut

We spend a lot of time at the Orange County WordPress Meetup talking about how to make your site more secure. A few basic tips we discuss are: don’t use “admin” as your username, follow best practices when creating your passwords, …

Chris Lema joins Zeek’s Board of Advisors

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Steve Zehngut

Chris Lema has been a trusted friend and informal advisor to me and to Zeek for several years. Today, I’m pleased to announce that we’ve made it official: Chris Lema has joined Zeek’s Board of Advisors. The WordPress community already …

Zeek welcomes PHP/MySQL WordPress Developer Aaron Holbrook

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Steve Zehngut

Zeek is proud to announce that Aaron Holbrook has joined the team as a PHP/MySQL WordPress web developer. In the past, the Zeek team has all been local to southern California. Aaron becomes the first to join us from his home …

Ultimate Media Ventures launches first of three websites

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Steve Zehngut

Ultimate Media Ventures is an eSports agency that works with some of the top brands in gaming, producing events and crafting brand identities. Ultimate contacted us to help them create three sites encompassing their lifestyle, culture, and community commitment to gaming: …

Prudential Lighting launches redesigned website

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Steve Zehngut

Prudential Lighting is one of the country’s most sought-after custom lighting companies, specializing in architectural fixtures. They contacted us to create a new website to feature their many products and serve as a central point of communication between them, their customers, and …

What do you mean when you say ___? A Glossary of Terms

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Steve Zehngut

“What do you mean when you say ___?” Speaking with developers and development agencies can sound like a different language. When I start working on a new project with a new partner, my first order of business is to establish …

Best of NJ launches new website

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Steve Zehngut

Best of NJ called us with a vision of turning their editorial feature and events listing site into a directory of everything happening in their home state of New Jersey. Phase 1 has just launched with their high quality features …

Using the WooCommerce API in mobile development

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Steve Zehngut

WordPress is (in my opinion) the best content management system to be used as a backend for developing mobile apps. Some app projects utilize Adobe’s PhoneGap, which is a technology that combines HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in a web browser view to connect …

Zeek celebrates 20 years

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Steve Zehngut

Zeek Interactive launched on June 1, 1995 in Orange County as a the next great CD-ROM game company. And CD-ROM games died on June 2, 1995. (Google it. That’s the actual date. Not really.) We learned quickly to adapt with …

Introducing Heisenberg, our starter theme for WordPress

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Jacob Arriola

You may have seen our fearless leader Steve Zehngut’s presentation at WordCamp Orange County last year about how we use Auttomatic’s Underscores and ZURB’s Foundation as the basis for the custom WordPress themes we produce. Since Steve’s WordCamp talk, we’ve …

Applications: Native, Web or Hybrid?

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Steve Zehngut

If you are like many business owners, all you want is an app that works. Discussing native, web or hybrid platforms for your applications may be a conversation that causes your stomach to churn. Yet, it doesn’t have to be …

3 Common Mistakes of Mobile Development

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Steve Zehngut

At Zeek we solve a lot of problems and clean up after a lot of developers. We get a lot of questions regarding mobile development and mistakes developers make when going mobile.  We also talk to a lot of developers to …

Zeek Welcomes WordPress Developer David Arceneaux

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Steve Zehngut

As I review the last year at Zeek Interactive, I realize we’ve experienced a lot of change and growth. As our focus has shifted to accommodate the needs of the ever changing responsive web environment, we have added team members …

Zeek Welcomes iOS App Developer Eric Dobyns

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Steve Zehngut

Eric Dobyns was fascinated by iOS and came to Zeek seeking to learn more as an iOS app developer. His entry into the tech industry began at a point-of-sale company, where he was quickly pulled into the development department working on Order …

Zeek Welcomes Lead Quality Assurance Engineer Montrail Cooper

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Steve Zehngut

Montrail Cooper had an interest in the tech industry long before he came to Zeek. Tech advances intrigued him from childhood and in November 2008 he determined to pursue his dream and enrolled in classes at ITT Tech Institute. After …

Shifting Focus, Changing Roles

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Steve Zehngut

As many of you know, I’ve been proud to know Steve Zehngut and call him a friend for more than twenty years. I’ve also been proud to work with him in partnership at RealEstateShows.com for the last 12 years and …