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An Introduction to Responsive Web Design: The Future of Websites

Ian Mills | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

The growth of the use of mobile devices and smartphones to browse the internet has grown exponentially over the past 5 years. Morgan Stanley estimate that by 2015 Mobile internet traffic will overtake desktop traffic.

8 Challenges Facing Ecommerce Retailers This Christmas

Ian Mills | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

With the increase in the amount of consumers completing their Christmas purchases online, this has presented multiple challenges for online retailers and other stakeholders involved in the logistics of purchasing online.

The Time I Broke the Internet

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology
Lindsay Hartfiel

Two months ago I embarked on a nine-week bootcamp. To most of you, that probably conjures images of some whistle-crazed drill sergeant yelling at a room full of fitness gurus eager to pump out 100 fingertip push-ups.

4 Lies Small Business Owners Tell Themselves to Avoid Ecommerce

Ian Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

As your customers move online, are you hiding behind excuses to avoid investing in an ecommerce channel for your business? By avoiding and investing in ecommerce, you may be selling yourself short. If you find that you tell yourself the following four lies, it might be time to reconsider your position.

5 Tools for Learning and Writing Regular Expressions

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

I remember my first experiences with RegEx, it was when I'd build snippets and small scripts within the Perl programming language. Even back then, w...

5 Ways to Create an Authentic Ecommerce Experience

Ian Mills | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Ecommerce has, without doubt, become a highly competitive business environment. There are a lot of businesses in the marketing place, the larger playe...

3 Ways to Create a Documentation for Any Project

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

The idea of creating a documentation and/or readme files for your projects is nothing new, in many cases - it's essential, because without a good over...

3 Design Tips for Building a Website for a Small Business

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Many small businesses will turn to local developers when it comes to building their first business website, while others will rely on agencies, or even step up and take on the challenge themselves. Today, we want to help those who're brave enough to be building their own website.

6 Ways to Make Visitors Fall in Love With Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

If you are familiar with your website analytics you would have heard of a metric called "bounce rate." The bounce rate is the percentage of website visitors that leave your website after visiting one page.

8 Ecommerce Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

Ian Mills | Posted 09.30.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Converting visitors to buyers is one of the most important components of a successful ecommerce business because increasing this conversion rate has a...

SEO Web Design: Plan For Never-Ending Updates

Tyler Collins | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Tyler Collins

SEO strategy is an ongoing project that must constantly be redesigned, tweaked and fixed to meet changing circumstances in the market and on the web.

3 Ways Your Website Design Is Directly Impacting Your Business

Ian Mills | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

When people visit your website their experience is assimilated, both consciously and sub consciously, as being highly indicative of your business as a whole, and they will make decisions on whether to engage with your business solely based on that experience alone.

Advanced Ecommerce SEO (On-Page): Outranking Big Box Superstores

Tyler Collins | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Tyler Collins

E-commerce product verticals are becoming increasingly competitive in organic search, with an ever-expanding amount of vendors and store owners battli...

5 Important Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Technology and design styles change quickly and so too can the focus of your business. It is important that your website remains current with these changes and that your business is getting the most out of the new online opportunities that are available. Here are five excellent reasons to consider a website redesign,

13 Essential Questions to Ask When Hiring a Web Design Company

William A. Beachy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
William A. Beachy

Before you settle on a website development firm, make sure you know what you're getting into! I highly recommend asking an exhaustive list of questions to each firm you're considering working with.

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Optimize Your Website for Mobile

Ian Mills | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Shoppers have little patience for an unwieldy website and one-third of them will leave a transaction if the site isn't optimized for mobile.

Not Just About Numbers: A Young Woman's Perspective on Computer Science Education

Kendra Farrell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Kendra Farrell

Limiting computer science to just technical things would be limiting it to people who are interested solely in those topics, which is dominated by the male population.

Why Your Company's Website Is Useless

James C. Gibson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
James C. Gibson

For many companies today, there is a big disconnect from what their potential customers buying process is and how their website enables that buying process.

Redesigning Your Website? Here's How to Get It Right the First Time

Don Dodds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Don Dodds

As web standards, performance metrics, and your business continue to evolve organically with the rest of the Internet, at some point your website will need to be redesigned to keep up with the trends. There are a few particulars to keep in mind to guarantee that the project goes smoothly.

The Tech Daddy Applies For Health Care

Ken Gruberman | Posted 12.18.2013 | Technology
Ken Gruberman

Today I'm reviewing a process. Namely, the process involved with signing up for health care under the ACA.

Google Webmaster Tools Now Tracks GoogleBot Download Time

Jayson DeMers | Posted 12.03.2013 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Site speed is an important consideration in a website's page ranking on Google. While it's long been easy to test website load speed, getting data directly from Google itself provides an extra element of legitimacy. Here's how it works.

The Importance of Responsive Web Design for Small and Medium Businesses

Don Dodds | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology
Don Dodds

In order to maintain their positions and rankings, it is vital for these smaller companies to redesign their websites to accommodate all mobile devices.

The Sweetest Website You'll Visit All Day

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 07.18.2013 | Weddings

To pop the question to his girlfriend, one Chicago web designer decided to put his technical skills to the ultimate test. With the help of illustr...

5 Ways to Sign Up More Web Customers, Immediately

Allen Burt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Small Business
Allen Burt

The good news is that building a compelling landing page primarily means focusing on your core message and removing the major pitfalls that cause new visitors to ditch before they click through. Here's how to make that happen with just a few tweaks.

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Website's Performance

Gabriel Shaoolian | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
Gabriel Shaoolian

With more than 2 billion people surfing the internet, and more than $1.25 trillion rung up in on-line sales annually, your corporate website can be one of your most valuable assets. But how do you harness its true power to increase sales, move up in search and keep customers coming back?