Truck-Wrap-Mrs-Bzzz

I recently had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Bzzz Pest and Termite Solutions to create some new branding. Mrs. Bzzz came to me with an initial request for creating some eye-catching truck wraps for their vehicles. When a client’s company name has a sense of humor you know it has the potential to be an…

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Question How do you judge the quality of a designer? They don’t have a typical résumé like a sales rep. I’m sure there’s more to it than “ooh, I like this website”. Answer What a beautiful and potentially self-serving question. There are several things you can look at to determine the quality of a designer.…

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Do you spend a lot of time making appointments for phone calls and meetings? A few years ago I realized that I had a pain threshold regarding making appointments with clients. After an email or two, they would want a meeting or a phone appointment. Then they would want to know what times I had…

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Your contact form is a crucial part of your website. As your major source of connecting with clients, it is important to make sure your form is doing a good job. Periodically, you should apply a critical eye and see if it is working well and if you can improve upon it. Do you even…

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What is a security certificate? Security Certificates (SSL) are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. It’s a little like sealing a letter in an envelop…

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Annual Website Assessment

When is the last time you really looked at your own website? Every year we get health check-ups, eye exams, and tune-ups for our cars. Your website should be no different. About once a year, you should give your website a good review. This can help prevent problems and find existing ones you may have…

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DIY Cheap Website

In this article, we will compare DIY web services with a custom site using WordPress. WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It is very popular, and my clients love it. DIY website services, on the other hand, promise quick and easy websites that…

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I almost didn’t write this article. I didn’t want to introduce the idea of canned template themes. The last thing I want to do is advertise them to people and potential clients who didn’t know they exist — and it sounds self serving for me to tell you NOT to use them. But, it dawned on me…

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Web Trends

There is a constant list of web trends. Some are logic-based, while others are less so, and will become dated quickly. Below, are a collection of some trends that I think are good ones to watch for the upcoming year and consider for your website. Responsive Design: This means designing your site so that it…

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Videos have become really popular on websites. Just take a quick look at Facebook or some of the websites you frequent and you’ll notice them. Videos are a great way to engage your audience. But, there are a five things you should know before you upload them to your website. Video Challenges 1. You will…

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