HubSpot CMS Development and the Freelance Life

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    HubSpot CMS Development Roundup #1

    07 Jun, 2019

    As a HubSpot CMS Developer, you'll quickly find that, not only do you need to keep up to date with what's going on with front-end development and the HubSpot CMS, it's hard to get by without some sense of trends in web design/UX and knowing what's going on in the marketing world.

    It can be a lot to keep up with so, in this round-up, I recap information from across the web on these topics so you don't have to! 🙂

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    How To Customise Your HubSpot Site Search Modules

    25 Mar, 2019

    I've had client and Community requests on how to customise HubSpot's search, such as adding a button to Site Search Input or a "See More" option in the drop-down results and would like to share how you can achieve that here.

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    How To Add a Smooth Scrolling Anchor Link on HubSpot

    06 Mar, 2019

    Many websites have links that scroll to a section further down the page "smoothly" (slow enough that you can see the scroll rather than jumping to the link). It's a little less abrupt than just jumping to the section.

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    Everything I've Learned in My First Six Months of Freelancing

    29 Jan, 2019

    In honour of the new year and having completed six months of freelancing at the end of 2018, I've taken some time to reflect on my experience so far and everything I've tried and learned. Some things worked well, others not so much.

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    HubSpot Custom Module: Multi-Step Form Slider

    12 Nov, 2018

    If you have a form with a large number of fields to complete, it helps to break that down into manageable steps. That way, the user isn't immediately overwhelmed by the size of the form and is less likely to abandon it once they're halfway through. 

    Marketers frequently ask how they can add multi-step or multi-page forms on HubSpot. By default, HubSpot's forms are designed to be used on a single page. Currently there is no option to create them natively although they do offer some less than ideal workarounds or you could use a service like Typeform and integrate it into your HubSpot account.

    To solve this problem, I've created a HubSpot custom module that allows you to quickly create a set of slides, each containing their own form so that you can gradually capture lead data. You can view a demo of the form and test it out here.

    The module is available on the HubSpot Marketplace here.


  • custom-module, marketplace, parallax, christmas

    Replicate the Netflix Screensaver: Multi-Layer Animation

    25 Oct, 2018

    I love Netflix's new screensaver. If you leave your Netflix on for a bit you'll see it start to advertise shows in a cool multi-layer animation. Here's a quick video of some that popped up on my TV yesterday evening.

  • marketplace, email, halloween

    HubSpot Halloween Emails

    04 Oct, 2018

    Who can believe it's October already? The cooler weather has me thinking about seasonal marketing campaigns and Halloween is just around the corner! 

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    HubSpot Dev Day 2018 Custom Module Challenge: Team Member Module

    25 Sep, 2018

    As part of Dev Day 2018, HubSpot added a nice little challenge on the HubSpot Community asking us to build our own take on an existing custom module on the HubSpot Marketplace

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    A Guide to Migrating Your Blog to HubSpot

    19 Sep, 2018

    Migrating your blog from another platform such as WordPress, SquareSpace or Wix to HubSpot is a fairly straightforward process. However, it's important to make sure that you do it in a structured and organised way to avoid any unexpected issues!

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    Add a Background Image to Your HubSpot Email Template

    30 Aug, 2018

    Designing email templates is similar to web design in the 90s: a bit of a nightmare! Unfortunately each email client varies widely in what it will and will not support. However, once you've spent enough time around email templates, you begin to figure out the tricks.

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    Client Spotlight: About Inbound - HubSpot Website Re-Design

    22 Aug, 2018

    About Inbound is led by Vourneen Taylor, who worked at HubSpot for almost four years as one of their top Principal Inbound Marketing Consultants in charge in Classroom Training in EMEA and APAC.

  • Add a "Forward to a Friend" Link to HubSpot Emails

    21 Aug, 2018

    Unfortunately HubSpot is lacking the "Forward to a Friend" functionality in it's emails (be sure to upvote the Idea here!) but there is a workaround that you can use in the meanwhile to provide recipients with the option.

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