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What makes a great website?

In this “day and age” (geez, I’m starting to sound like an old man…), you can’t settle for a “good” website.  The Yellow Pages are dying along with the newspapers, and every business owner out there is starting to realize that the world is becoming increasingly digital.  The answer?  A GREAT website with your name…
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All WP bloggers: Post a PDF as a picture!

I've tried posting a PDF to my blog before but I always just end up with a link instead of the actual image of the PDF.  I tried to figure out some way of taking the PDF to Photoshop, saving each page as a JPG and then putting those on my blog.  The only problem…
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Beware of the “canned” website!

It's the business owner's dream: a cheap, pre-made website that can be put up overnight and managed through an online interface.  Sounds too good to be true, right?  That's because it is... Many of these "create your own" websites (which will remain nameless) allow you to create a website based on templates and then host…
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What are you looking for in a website?

What do you want your website to do?  Do you want it to be informative?  Entertaining?  Serious?  Funny?  Gross?  Professional? One thing I've learned is that a website is simply a tool for selling something, whether it be an actual product or service, or just an idea.  Everyone is trying to sell something.  If your…
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New style, same great service!

It’s always been my goal to offer my customers the very best in customized service, quality graphic and web design and quick turn-around time.  Now, I’ve decided to up the ante by offering web hosting, domain name purchasing, SSL certificates and a wealth of other hosting related services!  We provide 24/7 support, the most competitive…
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Is it time for a checkup?

I’ve noticed that there are a lot of “brick and mortar” companies that have always depended on things like print ads and yellow pages who now want me to create them a website. It’s no secret that any company who doesn’t have a web presence is not exploring their full marketing potential. On the web,…
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Do you really NEED a website?

Do you really NEED a website?  Doesn’t conventional advertising still work?  What about the Yellow Pages?  That’s how I looked for stuff when I was a kid… I hope that, since you are at a web designer’s site, you can see what answer is coming.  If you don’t have a website, especially in today’s fast-paced…
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Could your site use these?

After doing some more research, I decided to add on to my previous post by mentioning some more items that are shaping up to be popular trends in web design for the coming year.  All of the listed items are driving increased traffic and sales to sites both big and small: Bringing in Big Background…
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There is a process to making more money!

There's a process to everything, even to making your business work better/smarter/harder.  It's a process that many people don't actually learn until it's too late. First things first.  You need to "know what you don't know".  WHAT??  Think about it.  You need to look at your business plan (if you even have one) and figure…
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New Year, more great customers!

Now's the time of year when people look forward to what they hope to achieve in the coming months and also reminisce about what the last year was all about.  Businesses come to me for advice on what they can do to make their advertising dollars go farther, and the answer is always clear: invest…
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