Karin Skapski

Modern workplace technology and productivity insights.

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LayerSlider WP Text Not Showing Up?

I came across this issue when working with LayerSlider WP Version 5.5.1. Firstly, the option “Enter Preview” you can click on when editing the slider doesn’t actually give you an accurate idea of what the slider will look like on your page. If you’re not super technical, troubleshooting can be a pain. LayerSlider WP text …

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Going Paperless

“Paperless” at itgroove The itgroove office works mostly paperless. That means if you don’t need paper, don’t use it. We actually did a case study on the benefits of a paperless office after we made the official transition a couple years ago, but it was never published. Seriously, if I print anything more than a …

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CrossBrowserTesting Screenshots for Password Protected Pages Without a Username

We use a tool called CrossBrowserTesting here at itgroove to verify that our websites are responsive. They have a Screenshots option where the tool will crawl through your site and take screenshots of it from all your desired resolutions, devices, and browsers. It’s pretty awesome. In some scenarios, we’ve had to password protect some WordPress …

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Excel for Beginners: Why Use It? + Tips & Tricks

This blog post is aimed at Microsoft Excel beginners, and will leave you feeling confident about what Excel is used for, with a few tricks up your sleeve to boot. What is Microsoft Excel? Excel is a program created for spreadsheets which contain data. Data can be numbers or text. Microsoft Excel is the tool …

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7 of my Current Favourite Websites

Hey there! It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged. If you want to know where to find me when I’m not here, you should check out my Twitter as well as the videos I’ve recorded on the itgroove Vimeo channel and the Gallery. To clear the writer’s block and get back into personal blogging, …

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About the Gallery

We’re all buzzing about the Gallery at itgroove. It’s a project we’ve been working on quietly behind the scenes for a long time – before I even started my role here. Projects like these really highlight the strength in having a diverse team – while some of us are more about words and design, others …

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Flash Fill in Excel

Here’s an Office 365 Byte requested by Sean. To be honest, I am not someone who uses Excel regularly, but these Bytes are just as much to expand my knowledge as they are to expand yours! Flash Fill seems like a huge time-saver, and I love that it is “on” by default.

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June 2016 Newsletter

Last month was a busy month! We were hit with some great news from Microsoft – they opened two Canadian datacentres. Kelly attended Social Media Camp. Of course, we continue to highlight our great clients and the services we provide. Creating and updating WordPress websites has been a good chunk of my role since I …

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