Our developers are amazing - especially when we really flex our muscle. For example: we recently built a new, custom Drupal site and storefront for Granite State Grave Markers, who have provided custom-engraved grave markers to customers across the country for decades by offering shoppers the chance to design their own unique stone using a simple online interface. But needing an upgrade to both their marketing site and their online ordering platform, they called on Altos to take on a custom design.

Read more: A Custom Product Configurator On A Mobile-Friendly Site: Our Drupal Developers Show Their Skills

For all its surprises, positives, and negatives, 2016 is a year we definitely won’t be forgetting any time soon.

We watched as athletes set new records in the summer Olympics; we lived through one of the most polarizing elections in recent history; and we lost beloved figures in music, film, and television. But 2016 has also been a year of growth, of evolution, and of change - and here at Altos, it’s been an exciting ride from the very beginning.

Read more: 2016 At Altos: Looking Back On A Great Year

Google is now officially testing its mobile-first index, rolling it out for small scale testing in preparation for a "change which will happen in the coming months" - and for a whole lot of us, it's well past time to get on the mobile-first bandwagon.

Google expects to roll out the full mobile index in a few months time, and to eventually replace the desktop index completely - if you’re not already focusing your efforts on a mobile-first strategy, the next few months could be critical. Bottom line: if you have a mobile version of your site separate from your desktop version, this change will likely affect your rankings - and unless you adapt to the mobile index shift, it probably won’t do your site many favors.

Read more: Google’s Switch To A Mobile First Index: Who Will Be Affected, And Why You Should Care

In this office, it’s pretty easy to get to know the people working around you. Between quick bump-intos at the coffee machine and the occasional libation at the end of a week, we sometimes take for granted just how connected we can all be here at Altos. But with the addition of a new member to the team, it’s nice to take some time and get to know a little bit more about who we’ll be rubbing elbows with.

That’s why we’re happy to welcome our newest team member and Account Manager, Sarah Szopa, to the Altos family. We sat down with Sarah for another edition of All About the A, where she had a lot to say about her love of unconventional pizza toppings and her plans to be a practical millionaire.

Read more: Sarah Szopa - All About the A