Replacing a WordPress Layout with Gutenberg

We first wrote about Gutenberg over a year ago. My, how things have changed since then! As a random aside, since that previous blog post, it would appear that approximately 14 developer years have gone into the development of Gutenberg. A sum total of 22 years of effort. Amazing. We’ve used Gutenberg on a number of different projects … Continue Reading

A 10X eCommerce Search Experience

Recently, one of our favorite clients reached out to us because they were facing some significant issues with their online eCommerce search experience.  Searches were irrelevant and non-performant, faceting worked sometimes, but slowly, and simple things like exporting or paginating results failed miserably.  The previous technology stack that was implemented included 3-4 disparate systems (WordPress … Continue Reading

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Zao: A Look Back at 2017

Last year, we celebrated a huge 2016¬†with excitement and anticipation for what the future would bring. We’re happy and humbled to report that 2017 didn’t disappoint. We added a Project Manager to our team, we posted some rad content, worked on some incredible projects, and learned a lot along the way. Here are the highlights … Continue Reading

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Get to Know Our Contractors: Jon Campbell

We recently did a series highlighting the core Zao team so you could get to know us better. We often partner with other experts in our industry, and since we’re all about building long-term relationships, we like to work with our contractors over and over again. For our end of the year, we want to … Continue Reading

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Get to Know Our Contractors: Ian Bixby

We recently did a series highlighting the core Zao team so you could get to know us better. We often partner with other experts in our industry, and since we’re all about building long-term relationships, we like to work with our contractors over and over again. For our end of the year, we want to … Continue Reading

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Get to Know Our Contractors: Stacy Kvernmo

We recently did a series highlighting the core Zao team so you could get to know us better. We often partner with other experts in our industry, and since we’re all about building long-term relationships, we like to work with our contractors over and over again. For our end of the year, we want to … Continue Reading

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Zao’s Holiday Giving in 2017

We’ve talked a lot about how we like to give back to our community. It’s a huge part of Zao, as it is crucially connected to one of our core values: family. Family is more than just your blood relatives. Family is more than what you’re given; it’s who you choose. We say “family,” but … Continue Reading

Getting to Know Zao: Our Project Manager, Lizz Ehrenpreis

One of the cornerstones of how Zao works is the way we prioritize collaboration. We build long-term partnerships with our clients, rather than acting as one-off vendors. We’re invested in their success, and build technology that lays a foundation for them to meet their business goals. Since we work so closely with our clients, we … Continue Reading

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Getting to Know Zao: Our QA Engineer, Mihai Joldis

One of the cornerstones of how Zao works is the way we prioritize collaboration. We build long-term partnerships with our clients, rather than acting as one-off vendors. We’re invested in their success, and build technology that lays a foundation for them to meet their business goals. Since we work so closely with our clients, we … Continue Reading