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HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan — A Hartland Township marketing and Web design firm is suing a former client for comments it made about the company online and in a letter to a business networking group.

The Livingston County Daily Press Argus of Howell reports (http://bit.ly/1xwzyQX ) Five Sparrows filed the defamation suit against James Beasley and his business, Spot Shooter Archery. Five Sparrows created a website for the Holly-based company last year.

Beasley is quoted court in documents as saying his business had “zero return on our investment” on Google’s networking site. He warns people not to work with Five Sparrows.

A Five Sparrows attorney says it’s protecting its reputation against false and misleading statements. The company is seeking damages of more than $25,000.

Beasley says the dispute has been “blown way out of proportion.”

Information from: Livingston County Daily Press Argus, http://www.livingstondaily.com

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7 Web Design Trends That Are Outdated

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Trends come and go, whether you’re talking about fashion, music, or web design. When it comes to having a great website, it’s important to keep it up to date with the latest design. Even looking at a website that seemed amazing a few years ago, it can now seem dated and out of step with today’s best sites. Worse yet, it might not even function properly on the mobile devices more of us are using for browsing on the go.

Here are seven of the big web design trends that are already out of date, and why you should avoid them on your site:

1. Unwanted popups

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Whether you are inviting visitors to like you on Facebook, join your newsletter, enter a competition, or chat with a live representative, nobody wants to see your popup. They can be very annoying for visitors, and can detract from the great website they do want to see.

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2. Stock photos

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It used to be a given that any image was better than no image, so lots of sites started filling up with stock photos. However, this is no longer the case. Every visitor can spot a stock photo a mile away and they’ve learned to ignore them, knowing they don’t represent what you really do. Instead, ditch the overused and unoriginal stock photography and replace it with real images of your company’s work.

3. Flash intros

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Although Flash used to be the big web design trend, it’s rapidly becoming an internet dinosaur thanks to smartphones. Some of the most popular mobile devices simply don’t support Flash. It’s also not Google friendly, so a Flash intro can hurt your search engine optimisation efforts.

4. Autoplay videos

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Including a video on your website is fine; having it start playing automatically is not. Whether you have it on your homepage or any other page of your site, you should never force visitors to watch your videos. Like popups, it can cause major annoyance and even send a potential customer running to your competition.

5. Huge banners on the homepage

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The huge banner trend is the bell bottom trousers of web design. A few sites might be able to pull them off, but for most it’s just not a good look. Many visitors can feel they’re overbearing and take up valuable space that could be used for content.

6. Long winded text

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Visitors want you to get to the point clearly and quickly. Bullet points are a great alternative to long paragraphs, especially as they make it easy to skim your content on a mobile device.

7. Animated sidebars

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Like popups, these can make your visitors very annoyed and distract from the content you want them to focus on. Whatever you have included, whether it’s social feeds, promotions, news, weather, or a photo gallery, don’t animate it. It will be eye catching, but for all the wrong reasons.

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[Philippines] Form Function & Class 5 Web Design Conference

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Web Design Superheroes including John Allsopp and Eric Clark Su are landing in Manila for Form Function Class 5 web design conference



John Allsopp, Jina Bolton, Eric Clark Su, Sacha Greif, other web design superheroes are landing in Manila, Philippines for the 5th Form Function Class web design conference.

Form Function Class is an annual gathering that imparts essential knowledge to the web design community. FFC will be held on November 8, 2014, marking its fifth year as the pioneering grassroots event for web designers in Asia.

FFC is open to all web practitioners, designers developers, professionals students, freelancers hobbyists, makers of web mobile sites/interfaces/apps. Whether you’re just starting to learn web design or are a veteran of the industry, you should make sure that your skills in design, front-end, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, UX are up to date up to par.

Are you doing web design right? Are you doing it well? Are you making the Web a better place, or are you going to destroy it?

Event details:


The Early Bird rate of PhP 3,000 will end on September 26 – with limited tickets available.

Student discounts worth 20% off are available in schools of the partner organizations: UST TomasinoWeb, Ateneo GRIDS, and La Salle Computer Society.

Interested in attending both FFC and UX Philippines? Grab the FFC+UXPH Superpass for only PhP 8,000.

The conference is supported by OLX, Microsoft, Punchdrunk Panda, Canva, Code School, Offscreen Magazine, Elance-oDesk, Foodpanda, Campaign Monitor, Adobe, Google Developers, A Book Apart, Packt Publishing, UX Philippines, UST TomasinoWeb, Ateneo GRIDS, La Salle Computer Society, DLSU College of Computer Studies, Developers Connect Philippines, Katy’s Puto Flan, Adobo Magazine.

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Web SEO Master, a Division of SH Web Design & SH Web Commerce, Inc., Now …

Web SEO Master, a Division of SH Web Design SH Web Commerce, Inc., Now in Partnership with ViralWeb LLC, Delivers Cutting Edge Search Engine Optimization Services

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Web SEO Master’s affiliation with SH Web Design ViralWeb LLC will enable them to provide consumers with search engine optimization (http://webseomaster.com/) techniques currently not offered by any other company.

Why Search Engine Optimization?

The most effective way to drive visitors to a website at the lowest cost, is to build your website’s organic search engine ranking. Search Engine Optimization (http://architectwebdesigner.com/) is an effective tool for improving the volume quality of traffic to a website. SEO Optimization involves a combination of “on page” “off page” strategies designed to support a company’s business goals. Visibility in the search engines will improve a company’s online brand exposure while increasing site traffic, time on site, conversions.

Great search engine optimization (http://viralweb.net) starts with in-depth analysis of the business, competition, web design, and most importantly, the keywords. Then, a considerable amount of work is done both on the web site and off the site. The experience and intelligence of Web SEO Master’s highly trained SEO consultants, along with this new affiliation with SH Web Design ViralWeb LLC, is invaluable.

First Page Rankings

The most important reason why to get first page rankings is to be visible to everyone that will need your product/service. Google, for example, is the #1 search engine and it provides for almost 12 billion searches a month. Approximately 1.17 billion unique searchers use it every month. It’s the number 1 search engine used in the US. It gets 67.5% of the US search market, and a whopping 87.1% of the mobile search market.

And for a business should also know that 93% of all buying decisions start with an online search.

And the key to receiving traffic through Google is to gain first page rankings, because first page websites get 91.5% of Google traffic. Most people just don’t really bother going beyond the first page. If a website’s on the second page then it only gets to share 4.8% of the traffic along with all other websites on the page. With page 3, it shrinks lower to 1.1%.

About Web SEO Master

Web SEO Master is a website software integration and solutions company that performs Website Design, Development, Search Engine Optimization (http://www.shwebdesign.com/) and Search Engine Marketing to enhance your sales. We incorporate state of the art design and development tools, and proprietary software and marketing techniques to market your website to your customers and clients on the World Wide Web. Web SEO Master has combined its unique features to make your website development and marketing experience “Faster, Cheaper and Better” than what you might encounter with other website development companies.

Tel.: (206) 335-6401 (9:00am to 5:00pm PST)

Email: team (at) webseomaster (dot) (com)

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Bay Area Web Design Company Wins Cardboard Boat Race

Bay Area Web Design Company Wins Cardboard Boat Race

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Launch Brigade, a Bay Area web design firm, recently entered the inaugural Santa Cruz “Cardboard Kayak Regatta” and their boat, “Too Big To Fail,” was first to cross the finish line. The boat was built and piloted by Launch Brigade, and the race was held on Sept. 14.

“Not only does this show we have a great team, but that we pay a lot of attention to the details,” said Launch Brigade CEO Chris Miller.

The rules were strict and the competition was fierce. Nine teams competed in the “Build at Home” class with less than three weeks to complete their boats. Materials were limited to corrugated cardboard, glue, tape and water-based “paints.”

“The main consideration for our boat was utilizing the optimal hull shape which provided maximum stability and buoyancy with a slight sacrifice in speed. Beyond those basic design requirements, everything else was really engineered on the fly,” said Miller.

Competitors included the UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center, which was rumored to have used computer models to create their unique boat design.

“We knew we needed to create a rigid structure with reinforcements in just the right places in order to distribute the load (600+ lbs of team members),” said Miller. “That and the right choice of water-based coatings to prolong water saturation were key to making it through the race.”

After the team crossed the finish line, Miller joined the team in a victory lap further stressing the now soaking hull, but the boat held up as expected. The team invested over 100 person hours into the build, working nights and weekends.

“I entered Launch Brigade into the race as a fun team building exercise, and after many hours of hard work that ultimately paid off, I realized how much the boat build represented the work our team does every day,” said Miller.

Event organizer Liz Croft said, “The sportsmanship, ingenuity and energy were truly ones for the books, and we cannot wait to bring the event to life a second time and beyond.”

Miller added, “We build websites with the same passion, accuracy and professionalism.”

About Launch Brigade:

Launch Brigade is a premier web design and development firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Known for their attention to detail and unique mobile-friendly website designs, Launch Brigade also offers custom e-commerce solutions, web application development and marketing services.

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Boosting Viral Credibility With Persuasive Digital Design

The idea of great digital content design often varies from person to person. Ask a graphic designer, and you might get an answer involving color theory or golden ratios. Programmers might go into the details of SEO, structured metadata, or page loading times. All of these things are certainly important, but what about content that requires action from visitors? Creating content with a purpose means that the design of said content requires a different thought process. You have to pay attention to the desired behavior or action, and how the content persuades consumers.

When you are looking to get a specific action out of your audience, you are looking for a behavioral change. In content and web design, research from Stanford University and the University of Arizona has found that various design choices can influence behavior. Researchers have termed this “credibility-based design”, but the idea goes well beyond the issue of credibility. You can design to promote or restrict certain actions. The first trick is to know what actions you are targeting.

All successful market, content, and web designers have an end goal in mind for their audience. This might be a specific call to action or general purpose of some digital content. If you are creating digital content for marketing purposes, then chances are this overall purpose involves purchasing a good or a service. An action might also include registration or subscription, or sharing some kind of information through social media.

Whatever the action(s) may be, you need to have a clear idea of what the action is, and how your users can successfully take such action through the content design. A user journey can help with this: map out step by step where users have to go; what they have to do; and what they must read/share from the time they encounter the content, to the point of reaching the specific action. Once you have this general map laid out, you will have some helpful information in planning out the persuasively designed elements in your content/site structure.

With an end goal in mind, you now have enough information to figure out how to persuade content consumers to behave in accordance with that goal. Dr. BJ Fogg from Stanford University states that several things can influence the likeiness of a certain behavior. First, the skill level to do the behavior, and the motivation to do the behavior, both play a shared role. For example, if someone has the skills, but lacks motivation, then a behavior is unlikely. The same is true in the reverse. If, however, the person has a high degree of skill and motivation, then the desired behavior is more likely.

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Second, Dr. Fogg argues that specific triggers are required to “seal the deal” with the behavior. These triggers are specific things that may directly or indirectly encourage a user to act. Together, along with specific methods of increasing user motivation, these persuasive elements can be designed into the content.

  1. Call to actions and other direct triggers within content can be effective for desired actions.
  2. User incentives can increase user motivation.
  3. The functionality of your website, or the user journey you setup for a desired action can naturally increase a user’s skill level.
  4. For a more detailed walk through of persuasive design, use Dr. Fogg’s “Behavior Wizard” for step by step guidance.

An other form of persuasive design is meant to boost the credibility of the business, person, or cause that might have a social media presence, website, or branded content. Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong, and the University of Arizona tested a variety of logos and web designs to determine what design factors would psychologically increase the credibility and trustworthiness of a fictional company. From their research, they came up with several design principles you can apply in logo, website, and content work:

  1. Incorporate elements of a company’s expertise into the logo/web design.
  2. Incorporate traits of trustworthiness into the logo/web design.
  3. Follow design principles that lead to clear and simple logos websites.
  4. Have the logo, website, and any other branding/digital material follow a same unified design style.

Between boosting your credibility and designing your website or content to persuasively encourage/restrict certain behaviors, you can take control of your digital viral presence in a smart, strategic way.

Article originally published on Viral.Works

This article is an original contribution by Austin Fracchia.

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CAD/CAM Connect Launches Web Design/Digital Marketing Services for the …

Online CAD/CAM manufacturing resource now offers manufacturing companies and suppliers/vendors a more affordable way to increase visibility and revenue on the Internet.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

Industry-leading information hub CAD/CAM Connect announced today that it is now offering web design, SEO, and marketing services catering exclusively to the manufacturing industry through its partnership with eWebcrafters.com.

“With competitive pressures and more people making buying decisions online, manufacturers and CAD/CAM software suppliers must figure out ways to differentiate themselves online to win new business,” says Ken Wilson, Founder of CAD/CAM Connect. “This applies to those who manufacture products, as well as the vendors who supply the hardware (Computers-Scanners-3D Printers) and software (CAD-CAM-CAE) to design and make those products.”

“After 20 years in manufacturing (primarily computer aided design and computer aided machining) I have seen a lot of websites, from machine shops to supplier/vendor sites, that can use some help,” said Chris Corbell, President of eWebcrafters. “Through our experience in almost every corner of manufacturing, we help companies improve their image, be more visible to search engines, ultimately helping them win more business” Corbell added.

“Small to midsize manufacturing businesses don’t always have the resources or finances to have a great website or marketing plan, and this is where we can really make a difference,” says Corbell.

“We’re excited to be a part of what CAD/CAM Connect is building, since their audience is our audience. Most importantly, we share the same passion for manufacturing. It’s what drives us to ensure that every website we design exceeds customer expectations while creating an incredible user experience,” stated Corbell.

“Few digital media companies fully understand the manufacturing industry and the user-buyer mentality as thoroughly as they do,” says Wilson. “With the addition of eWebcrafters for website design and digital marketing to our portfolio, this will further add value and differentiate us from the other Manufacturing Media Companies who may only offer advertising programs.”

About CAD/CAM Connect:

With over 100 years combined experience in the CAD/CAM manufacturing industry and thousands of contacts, CAD/CAM Connect hosts an online network of trusted hardware-software vendors and subject matter experts — connecting buyers to suppliers via their site. They also provide educational content, trending news, forums, product reviews and digital marketing-advertising programs.

About eWebcrafters.com:

With 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and digital media industries, eWebcrafters offers a fresh approach to design, has a deep understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) analytics and is able to deliver results.

For more information please visit the company website at http://www.cadcamconnect.com, or contact Ken Wilson at 844.CADCAM1 (223-2261) or ken(at)cadcamconnect(dot)com and http://www.ewebcrafters.com

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DotComWebDesign Announces New Healthcare Website Design Services – Virtual

DotComWebDesign Announces New Healthcare Website Design Services

(PRWEB) September 28, 2014

DotComWebDesign, the premier digital marketing agency, is pleased to announce the addition of medical website design services to its wide array of diverse healthcare services. With experience doing B2C marketing, DotcomWebDesign can help healthcare providers connect with their target audience.

With this new service, DotComWebDesign can assist healthcare professionals get a better website, and improve daily patient conversions. By creating a new website, medical professionals can improve their ROI on all other forms of marketing and advertising investments.

To learn more about DotComWebDesign’s medical web design services, decisions makers are encouraged to take advantage of the new, complimentary, consultation.

DotComWebDesign can assist with virtually any form of marketing associated with medical branding and advertising.

About DotComWebDesign

DotComWebDesign has over 10 years of combined experience doing design and development for small, medium, and enterprise sized companies. With an eye for detail, and an emphasis on lead generation, DotComWebDesign understands the needs of the every day business owner, and CEO, alike.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12206299.htm

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DotComWebDesign Announces New Bankruptcy Lawyer Web Design Platform

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DotComWebDesign Announces New Bankruptcy Lawyer Web Design Platform

(PRWEB) September 27, 2014

DotComWebDesign, the premier lawyer marketing agency, is pleased to announce the addition of bankruptcy lawyer website design service it’s array of lawyer marketing services. Prospective bankruptcy lawyers, interested in creating a new website, or learning more about the plethora of marketing services available by DotComWebDesign, are encouraged to visit the Bankruptcy web design subpage on DotComWebDesign. With over 10 years of experience, marketing lawyers, DotComWebDesign can help Bankruptcy lawyers in all 50 states, thanks to DotComWebDesign’s new proprietary legal platform.

DotComWebDesign can assist prospective bankruptcy lawyers with all marketing, including: creative, PR, social media, SEO, copywriting, and more.

About DotComWebDesign
DotComWebDesign has over 10 years of combined experience doing design and development for small, medium, and enterprise sized companies. With an eye for detail, and an emphasis on lead generation, DotComWebDesign understands the needs of the every day business owner, and CEO, alike.


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Utah Web Design Company, Utah Sites, Announces Continued Complimentary …

Utah Web Design Company, Utah Sites, Announces Continued Complimentary WordPress Classes For Small Business Owners(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Utah Sites recently announced classes at no-cost for Utah business owners. The complimentary classes helped small business owners learn how to launch and maintain their own website using WordPress. The first class was offered to gauge the local community’s level of interest. After a substantial demand, Utah Sites is pleased to announce an expanded calendar of class offerings.

Utah Sites’ classes will teach business owners the basics of a website’s anatomy, the necessity of hosting and domains, how to install WordPress, how to change the design of a WordPress site, how to add content, and the basics of how to add search engine optimization on WordPress. With 17% of all websites being reported to run on WordPress, it is now the most used Content Management System (website management software) in the world. And that’s exactly why Utah Sites likes to use WordPress to develop client websites.

Their next class is currently scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th at 3pm within Fahrenheit Lounge at The Hilton Garden Inn in Layton, Utah. Founder and President of Utah Sites, Damon Burton, comments. “Fahrenheit Lounge has been amazing to work with. Susan at the lounge has facilitated an exceptional environment for business owners to come join us to hear professional grade tips within a casual environment for maximum learning.”

Utah Sites isn’t your every day web design company in Utah. Their office is only about 1,000 square feet. It has a mix of modern stylings with a vibrant splash of orange color; the company’s calling card. And a “splash” is just what they’re making within the local website development industry.

Mr. Burton remarks. “The greatest type of client we can work with is one that’s educated on what they need from their website or SEO campaigns. If we can help get a local businessowners off on the right foot by exposing them to WordPress and educating them on its benefits, then when they’re ready to take their website to the next level we’re confident that they’ll come back to Utah Sites.”

This Utah web design company has designed or marketed for some of the biggest businesses in Utah, and nationally.

  • Zarbees Cough Syrup
  • Leatherbys Ice Cream
  • Spoonful of Comfort
  • Jets.com
  • and hundreds of others

Further details about the upcoming WordPress class, as well as Utah Sites web design portfolio are available online at http://www.UtahSites.com. To reserve your spot at one of their limited-seating WordPress classes call 1-801-774-9999.

Article source: http://www.pingzine.com/utah-web-design-company-utah-sites-announces-continued-complimentary-wordpress-classes-for-small-business-owners-35768/

Top 5 Responsive Web Design Myths – Debunked

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With every passing day, people are depending more on mobile devices. And it holds true for all kinds of works. More so for going online. People love to remain busy while traveling. The internet-friendly mobile devices provide them with this opportunity. However, the problem with the mobile devices is that they do not show every website in a proper manner. Not unless they are designed in a responsive manner to appear perfectly in all internet-friendly devices. That’s why responsive web design is a must-have these days.

Giving any website a responsive design ensures that it can be viewed without any hassle in almost all kinds of internet-friendly devices. You can view it on desktop computers or a laptop in a proper manner. And similarly, the website will appear perfectly in any mobile device, such as a cell phone or a tablet as well. This is driving the popularity of responsive web designs to a great extent. However, with increasing popularity, several misconceptions about this form of web design have also emerged. Here’s a quick look at some of these responsive web design myths that have also been debunked.

Myth 1## Responsive Design is Only for Mobile Devices

Well, it’s true that the concept of creating responsive design was driven by the emergence of internet-friendly mobile devices. However, that does not mean that this form of design is limited to the mobile devices only. The basic concept of a responsive design is to perfectly fit the device, which is being used to view the website. So, no matter whether you are using a desktop, a laptop, or a mobile device to view the website, a responsive web design should drive better user experience by appearing in perfect shape in all these platforms.

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Myth 2## Responsive Design has a Negative Impact on the Site’s Typography

Well, this is probably one of the most common issues that are blamed on responsive web design. However, it is not entirely due to the responsive design. Usually, while creating a responsive web design, the designers and the programmers focus more on the responsive part – both the designing and programming aspects of it. Hence, little or no importance is imparted on selecting the fonts properly. This hampers the readability of the website and hence, the user-friendliness is compromised. However, this has got nothing to do directly with the process of responsive web design. Websites can be given a perfect look with absolutely impeccable font selection even while making them responsive.

Myth 3## Content can’t be Read Properly in Responsive Websites

Although this is actually absurd, this myth is also attached to the concept of responsive web designs. The concept of responsive websites came into being with the view of ensuring that the users can have a better experience. This form of web design is meant to create sites that can be viewed flawlessly across a wide range of devices. So, it is quite obvious that the activity of reading the content will not be obstructed even when a website is given a responsive design. In fact, embedded content can be excellently used in responsive web design.

Myth 4## Responsive Websites are Heavier and So, Slower

It’s not the fault in the methodology, but in implementation. This can be proved by showing a number of websites, which have used responsive web design, but still loads pretty fast. So, it is the designer who has to implement the responsive form of web design in a prudent manner. The pages of the website should be designed with lighter materials to ensure that they do not take a lot of time to load. Otherwise, it might result in higher bounce rates, as the visitors will go for other websites.

Myth 5## Only the Content Needs to be Repositioned for Responsive Design

Well, the name of the concept itself proves this to be a myth and not the truth. Responsiveness is more about web designing than just dealing with the content. So, it is important to ensure that the designing part is also implemented perfectly while making the responsive web designs. The content repositioning, however, is also extremely important in the process of turning a website responsive.

With the rising popularity of responsive web design, more myths are expected to gain ground. It is important that you are aware of these myths to debunk them and create responsive designs for websites in a more effective and efficient manner. This will not only help you design the website in the best possible manner, but will also do away with the chance of falling prey to the common mistakes that are driven by these myths.

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This article is an original contribution by William Johnson.

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Building Your Website On Solid Foundations

So, you are looking to hire a web design company. What makes one better than another? Web designers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavours, and they are definitely not a ‘one-size fits all’ type of offering.

Nonetheless, by asking these questions up front, you can avoid the major pitfalls that have caused many web design projects to go downhill. Listed here are the second batch of questions that will assist you in making the best web designer choice.

What is a Domain name registration?: The domain name is the name of your website (the something-something.com) that represents you. Before a website can go live, it needs a name, which most firms will handle. Find out if the name you want for your site is available, if they will register it, how many years the domain name registration is for and the cost.

Who owns the Domain name?: The correct answer should be ‘you’. Make sure your domain name registrations and hosting accounts are signed in your name, and not the web design company’s. Also know where your website’s domain name is registered, plus all user names, passwords and the hosting company’s name. You may want to find out, before signing any agreement, who will ultimately own the website and the domain names.

The last thing you need is an unexpected legal dispute because you did not read the fine prints. Moreover, transferring ownership of domain names or hosting accounts at a later stage can be problematic, especially if two years later your web designer has closed up shop and moved on to other ventures.

Who owns the site?: I cannot express the importance of this question. Some web designers, in their agreement, will assert ownership of the design and programming as their own copyrighted work. Believe it or not, in the state of Texas, if someone builds a website for you, they own it. That’s right, even if you paid them for it.

By the same token, ask about the web design firm’s policy and negotiate terms in advance. For example, ensure that the company “waives” ownership and transfers all legal rights to you. These should include site files, hosting access account, back-end administration platform and server. That way, if you ever become dissatisfied, you have the opportunity to hire another developer without starting over.

Will I be able to see the website while it is being built?: Website design should be a collaborative effort. Reputable web design firms will ensure their client’s website is available for viewing during each phase to permit recommendations.

How much do they charge for hosting?: Typically, a one-time price is paid for the website and a monthly price for hosting. Make sure you understand exactly what you will be charged every month by the web design company.

Do you offer web hosting services?: As part of their website services, some design companies offer web hosting. This means your website will reside on their hosting server. Therefore, ask whether the fee includes a unique IP address; how much bandwidth, processing power and disk space are included; guaranteed uptime and speed access; type of control panel or user interface; and methods of access to tech support. These are all relevant.

How do you measure results after the site goes live? Your relationship with the web design company should not end once your site goes live. Websites are not billboards, and nor should they be launched then forgotten.

Technically, a good website is always under construction. Your website should change every month in order to remain relevant. I firmly believe long-term website support is a privilege, not a right.

How can I access my website statistics without contacting you?: Ask about a password to view your website statistics online at any time.

As a final point, choosing a professional web design company does not have to be an overwhelming process. But it is wise to ask far-reaching questions before concluding any project agreement.

Knowing the facts ensures that you achieve tangible results, which translate into a measurable return on your website investment. So ask your developer everything. Until we meet again, fill your life with memories rather than regrets. Enjoy life and stay on top of your game.

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ABOUT COLUMNIST: Ms Bastian is a professionally trained graphic designer/marketing coordinator with qualifications of M.Sc., B.Sc., A.Sc. She has trained at institutions such as: Miami Lakes Technical Centre, Success Training College, College of the Bahamas, Nova Southeastern University, Learning Tree International, Langevine International and Synergy Bahamas.

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Mobile Web Enthusiasts Unite! A Peace Offering For Responsive Web Design …

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Earlier this year at SMX West, I presented this revised peeing Calvin graphic as my attempt to visualize how I imagine responsive web design advocates must see me.

My point was: this is not reality even if it is the prevailing perception. And the perception is as ridiculous as it looks.

Seems harsh, maybe, but I still get comments from people that think I hate responsive web design, such as this one that came through when Search Engine Land launched its responsive redesign last month:

This may seem hard to believe to those who have already pigeonholed me as “the m dot guy” or “the guy who hates responsive web design” or “the guy who stands in the way of humanity’s progress on the web,” but I do not hate responsive web design. Let me repeat: I do not hate responsive web design!

Responsive Design Works For Some

In fact, as I mentioned at the show, there are many things that I like about responsive web design. It helps ensure content is accessible on a number of different devices, and it does it in a way that doesn’t require workarounds for Google.

It’s not realistic to have a different subdomain for every device type, and I am happy that responsive web design has caught on as a best practice instead.

For many site owners — particularly publishers, small business and blog owners — responsive web design can be an acceptable solution to the problem many people are having when visitors on mobile devices outnumber those on desktops and laptops.

That being said, I hope that people understand why I’ve spoken out against responsive design in some contexts when everyone else was jumping on the bandwagon.

As I’ve seen so often with new technologies, too many people see the easiest option and think it’s the best. And when Google comes out and says it’s its preference, this gets translated to “Google loves responsive web design.”

The phrase “Google loves responsive” currently has 44,000 listings in Google, but none of these sites, curiously, is Google saying “we love responsive.” And when people hear “Google loves responsive,” they tend to push all of responsive design’s potential shortcomings out the window and focus on that.

This is a shame, as I would hope that my readers would try to find the best solutions for their SEO and mobile marketing issues, rather than default to the easiest. And there are many, many cases when it comes to mobile SEO where the easiest solution is not necessarily the best.

Choose The Best Solution, Even If It’s Not The Easiest

I see a lot of articles that are pro-or anti-responsive web design, but not as many that show the potential upsides or downsides of responsive web design written by someone who has no financial stake one way or the other. I’ve tried to be that objective voice in these columns, as I think that voice is necessary in getting at the reality of responsive web design today.

It’s gratifying to me when I see more people, over time, advocate for extraordinary (rather than adequate) web experiences, as Google Analytics evangelist Avinash Kaushik did in his blog this month. Having apparently not read the internal memo that Google loves responsive design, Google employee Kaushik said:

“[In spite of mobile’s dominance among media], if you look at the mobile experiences of the Fortune 1000, you will feel sad. If you look at the mobile marketing strategies, you will see they don’t reflect this shift to mobile. A majority of YouTube consumption is on mobile, yet if there is an advertising or content strategy inside a company for YouTube it rarely accommodates for this reality.


Many reasons. CEOs still don’t get it. CMOs don’t grasp the implication of this shift in consumer behavior. Company UX leaders are happy to stink less by taking the sub-optimal path of responsive design, rather than create a mobile-unique experience (your customers tend to do different things on your desktop site than your mobile site!).”

And I’ve been happy to see the Bright Edge data, which demonstrates that people at Google may love responsive web design, but that preference doesn’t seem to have an effect on the search results, with responsive sites doing no better than mobile URLs or dynamic serving where it matters.

Google’s John Mueller also confirmed that Google gives no special boost to responsive sites in search results.

How I Really Feel

And I’ve been gratified by others who tell me to keep writing the good and bad things about responsive web design. I plan to keep doing this to the extent that it’s interesting to me, but I want to make sure everyone who reads this column understands my stance on responsive web design, which, put simply is this:

You have three good options for creating mobile web experiences that are accessible to Google: responsive web design, dynamic serving and mobile URLs.

Take time to create an amazing, super-fast experience for your site visitors, and use whatever mobile configuration allows you to do that. That experience is not the exclusive domain of any of these mobile site configurations, as it’s possible to build a great site or a crappy site with any of them.

Hopefully all of us can agree on this, regardless of which option you prefer.

Focus On Our Common Web Roots

I’m going to go ahead and offer an apology of sorts to the responsive web design community, so if you have a weak constitution you might want to sit down for a bit.

In countering what I saw as the injustice responsive web enthusiasts were committing against other valid methods of mobile site creation, I may have inadvertently made it more difficult for all of us to win the larger fight against mobile apps.

Mobile apps have their time and place, but companies seem to be investing far less in their web sites in order to focus on the area where mobile users spend most of their time: apps.

Flurry released a report that demonstrated mobile app superiority in terms of time spent earlier this year, which many people saw as the decline of the mobile Web. comScore released similar data last month that shows it’s not getting any better:

comscore mobile web vs apps june 2014

As I wrote earlier in Marketing Land, I think these figures are not as threatening to the mobile web as they might appear, as most of that time is spent in Facebook or games, and both of those represent great reach but limited relevance to consumers and limited return for advertisers and marketers. But they’re threatening to the extent that companies see them and elect to build mobile apps instead of working on their mobile web content.

As proponents of mobile web content, responsive enthusiasts, let’s focus instead on creating great web experiences that search engines and users love.

Entrepreneur and author John Battelle thinks what he calls the Quickening is coming, where mobile apps will be interconnected and there will be little difference between web pages and native apps.

Unfortunately this day isn’t here yet, and mobile apps are invisible in search results unless they’re already installed on a Google searcher’s phone or a Google searcher makes it very clear that she is looking for a specific app.

So because of that, among other things I’ve mentioned here and at Search Engine Land several years ago that still apply, I’m going to stop focusing on responsive’s shortcomings and shift the focus here to creating great web experiences, regardless of mobile configuration strategy.

I hope my friends in responsive web design will join me in doing this, so that collectively we can increase the visibility and engagement of that thing we all have in common: the web.

Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land. Staff authors are listed here.

(Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)

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Utah Web Design Company, Utah Sites, Announces Continued Complimentary …

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If we can help get a local businessowners off on the right foot by exposing them to WordPress and educating them on its benefits, then when they’re ready to take their website to the next level we’re confident that they’ll come back to Utah Sites.

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Utah Sites recently announced classes at no-cost for Utah business owners. The complimentary classes helped small business owners learn how to launch and maintain their own website using WordPress. The first class was offered to gauge the local community’s level of interest. After a substantial demand, Utah Sites is pleased to announce an expanded calendar of class offerings.

Utah Sites’ classes will teach business owners the basics of a website’s anatomy, the necessity of hosting and domains, how to install WordPress, how to change the design of a WordPress site, how to add content, and the basics of how to add search engine optimization on WordPress. With 17% of all websites being reported to run on WordPress, it is now the most used Content Management System (website management software) in the world. And that’s exactly why Utah Sites likes to use WordPress to develop client websites.

Their next class is currently scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th at 3pm within Fahrenheit Lounge at The Hilton Garden Inn in Layton, Utah. Founder and President of Utah Sites, Damon Burton, comments. “Fahrenheit Lounge has been amazing to work with. Susan at the lounge has facilitated an exceptional environment for business owners to come join us to hear professional grade tips within a casual environment for maximum learning.”

Utah Sites isn’t your every day web design company in Utah. Their office is only about 1,000 square feet. It has a mix of modern stylings with a vibrant splash of orange color; the company’s calling card. And a “splash” is just what they’re making within the local website development industry.

Mr. Burton remarks. “The greatest type of client we can work with is one that’s educated on what they need from their website or SEO campaigns. If we can help get a local businessowners off on the right foot by exposing them to WordPress and educating them on its benefits, then when they’re ready to take their website to the next level we’re confident that they’ll come back to Utah Sites.”

This Utah web design company has designed or marketed for some of the biggest businesses in Utah, and nationally.

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Professional Web Design Helps Build Unique Online Brand

Christiansburg, VA — (ReleaseWire) — 09/24/2014 — iNovate Marketing now offers state-of-the-art WordPress websites that help clients obtain a unique look and feel that’s not only aesthetically pleasing but easy to use as well. It’s this ease of use that sets WordPress websites apart from others, where clients can change various aspects of their website when they want to, as needed, thanks to a simple-to-navigate back end dashboard. This open source software is a popular self-hosted blogging tool used by millions. iNovate takes that customizable platform and gives its clients a fresh new look.

As part of its web design services, iNovate offers advanced on-page SEO for companies to rank faster than other sites, mobile optimized search, WordPress website frameworks, and strategic implementation of web design that boosts ROI and encourages high conversion rates. As a leading web design firm in the Christiansburg, VA, area, iNovate has set the bar high for its achievements, with many top-notch clients topping its resume. To its credit, this agency has created eye-popping web design for clients such as AE Systems, Volunteer Cycle, NAPA, Ziggy’s Entertainment, Macy Financial Group, CleanSmart LLC, The Pawn Shop, Roanoke Valley Crossfit, Alcova Mortgage and more. In addition to web design, iNovate offers a full suite of services including website promotion, content marketing, local business directory services, blog posting and social media marketing.

Led by owner Kirk Musick, iNovate offers unparalleled WordPress design, SEO and branding for a variety of local and national clients. Using WordPress allows for truly unique designs for clients targeted to garnering the attention of potential customers. Increasing traffic, gaining exposure and boosting the navigation capabilities of a website are all at the heart of iNovate’s offerings. This forward-thinking web design agency prides itself on solving problems and providing high-quality customer support for those who have been experiencing poor results with larger agencies and need a smaller, more focused web design firm.

About iNovate Marketing
iNovate Marketing is a full-service web design company catering to entrepreneurs, small businesses, professionals and organizations located within the area of Christiansburg and Roanoke, Virginia. Services range from web design and local SEO to business directory services and social media marketing. iNovate is headquartered in Christiansburg, VA, and can be reached at 540-382-3425. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those looking for additional information on services can also fill out the Get in Touch form on the Contact page.

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Why Every Media Website Redesign Looks the Same

If web design is art, we may be entering its minimalist phase.

Website redesigns from some of the most-visited media destinations on the Internet may be leaving users with a bit of déjà vu since many are sporting the same visual elements.

See also: 17 Sites for Web Design Inspiration

“It’s sort of the same way that all cars look more or less the same. There’s only so many ways you can design a doorknob to where it’s going to be effective,” said Brad Frost, a web designer that has worked on the websites for TechCrunch and Entertainment Weekly.

Cars and doorknobs serve a purpose under certain constraints, just like websites. But unlike those everyday items, the demands on websites have changed drastically as audiences have taken to different devices.

Time.com (pictured below) is a prime example: Clean lines, big pictures and defined columns dominate. The site launched its redesign in March.


The homepage of Time.com goes with the three-column design and a sticky header menu.

Image: Time.com

Time.com is also “responsive,” a relatively new concept that combines development and design to allow websites to conform to a wide variety of screen sizes while still providing a useful experience. The rise of responsive design has been driven by steadily rising mobile traffic combined with the introduction of a wide range of devices.

Mobile was this crisis that woke us up from this shared delusion that the web was this fixed width,” said Josh Clark, a web designer and developer.

“To a certain degree, websites always look the same. Design is fashion and it follows trends. We’re in the middle of a trend of big and clunky, not just because of responsive design but also because of touch,” Clark added. “As touch has spread from small screens to laptops and desktops, all desktop designs have to be touch-friendly, and that has influenced the aesthetic, too.”

Numerous major media sites have shifted to responsive design with similar results — multi-column, boxy and flat designs that look almost strangely similar. NBC News has its main column on the left, but the similarities are apparent.

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NBC News also goes with a large main image and three columns.

At first, it was tenable to create multiple sites: one for mobile, another for desktop. Now, more sites are moving to the responsive design as a one-size-fits-all solution. There are simply too many different screens and experiences to plan for.

“Your head is going to explode trying to support that stuff, let alone afford it,” Clark said.

It’s the ad economy, stupid

It’s challenging enough to try to build a site that looks good while also contorting to fit various screen sizes and resolutions. Adding in a static element adds a whole other dimension.

“Media sites have a specific limitation called an ad unit that really limits the flexibility of design, because unlike every other unit, this ad can’t change size,” Clark said.

Online advertising guidelines are set by the Internet Advertising Bureau so marketers and websites can have a common market. Rigid ad sizes may help sales, but end up being a pain for designers.

“You have these dinosaurs grasping at straws, that haven’t been able to move as fast as the rest of the industry, and it creates a real restraint,” Frost said.

Sports Illustrated, which rolled outs its redesign in June, has a similar three-column design. The site is pictured below incorporating Viagra ads.


Sports Illustrated

Image: SI.com

Design and conquer

Responsive design is a crucial element of modern web design, but doesn’t necessarily explain the entire similarity in aesthetics.

The lack of shadows, gradients or really any elements that attempt to illustrate depth are gone, in favor of what is known as “flat” design.

Flat design arose in concert with mobile. In addition to having a modern look, the minimalist motif looked impressive on smaller screens while also minimizing page load, meaning that websites would come up faster on slower mobile networks. Flat design is also a hallmark of many of the new media sites.

Below, a comparison between ESPN’s redesign that will roll out in 2015 and its current mobile site:

ESPN combo mobile

Image: ESPN

Kelly Sutton, a web designer and software engineer, credited Microsoft’s Metro, a design language that helped usher in the era of geometric, boxy shapes with bold colors that was a hallmark of its ill-fated Windows 8 operating system that rolled out in 2012.

Since then, there has been a rapid adoption of that style, Sutton said, including by Apple in iOS 7 and Google.

“I think digital design for web and app design is moving into a peacetime of sorts. The last two years have been very much wartime,” Sutton said. “The great flattening has happened over the last two years, but things are kind of settling down.”


Microsoft’s Windows 8 interface is one of the earliest examples of the minimalist, flat design that has been widely embraced.

Image: Microsoft

The Internet of tomorrow

Responsive design is still a new concept that is changing as designers and developers figure new ways to marry form and multi-function. Dan Mall, founder of web design firm SuperFriendly, noted that while responsive design is only about four years old, many of the programs being used to build new site are much older.

“I think there are really great tools that are coming out, but I think that we as an industry are still wrapping our heads around what it means to design for different context,” Mall said. “I think as the tools become more intuitive and the process becomes more intuitive, it will free us up to start thinking about these things in different ways.”

The designers that Mashable spoke with pointed to a variety of sites as examples of forward-thinking responsive websites, including blog publishing platform Medium, gaming site Polygon and digital magazine The Great Discontent.

Thinking differently might also include recognizing the limits of responsive design and planning accordingly.

Greg Storey, chief marketing officer for Happy Cog, a web design firm that pioneered responsive web design, said that the new extremes of technology — including huge screens at home and tiny screens on wearables — present new challenges.

“As a digital designer, our world is now going from watch space to 80-inch screens, so what do you do with that? Do you seriously try to design one interface for all of those screen sizes and all of those experiences?” Storey said.

And it’s not just screens. The rise of contextual advertising, in which a variety of data is used to tailor advertisements, could end up pushing design forward as well.

“The content and experience that brands are going to want to offer is going to demand more design and more design thinking, more consideration for not only those unique devices, but also where you are and what time you are there,” Storey said.

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Article source: http://mashable.com/2014/09/24/designers-dilemma-for-media-websites/

Atlanta’s Best Web Design Firm Wins Ten 2014 W3 Silver Awards — The … – Virtual

ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –  The Creative Momentum, a full-service creative and digital marketing agency specializing in custom Website design and development, has been awarded ten silver award honors for the education, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, cultural institutions, visual appeal, agency portfolio, financial services, professional services, charitable organizations/non-profit, and e-commerce industries from W3.

The W3 awards differentiate themselves from other web design award competitions by recognizing every size and caliber firm in the market and judging their entries purely based on artistic talents.  Their participants range from small boutique firms to Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.  All are judged by The International Academy of Arts, which houses executive members from top companies like Yahoo!, Victoria’s Secret, Coke, and Wired.  

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by W3 across multiple industries and we always strive to make the best custom websites for our clients,” says Carl Widdowson, CEO of the Creative Momentum. “We often tell clients the key to a great creative agency is seeing consistency across all industries,” says Widdowson.

Entries are judged based on a standard of excellence set forth by the IAVA depending on the category submission.  A category could have multiple winners or none at all based on a 10-point scale grading system in order to uphold a standard of innovation.  

In it’s ninth year, W3 received over 4,000 entries and they were “once again amazed with the high level of execution and creativity represented within this year’s group of entrants. Our winners continue to find innovative and forward- thinking ways to push the boundaries of creativity in web design” said Linda Day, the director of the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

The Creative Momentum has also been rated as one of the Best Explainer Video Companies by BestWebDesignAgencies.com. These videos are quick, memorable, and engaging.

About The Creative Momentum
The Creative Momentum is an Atlanta-based, full-service creative and digital marketing agency, specializing in custom web design and development for businesses that feel their branding strategy is “coasting” at best. Recently ranked nationally in the 10 Best Web Design Firms by 10BestDesign, The Creative Momentum provides custom Web/Interactive, Marketing, SEO, Custom Graphic/Logo Design, Branding, Advertising, Media, Mobile Design and Strategic Planning to clients in high-tech B2B, B2C, consulting, security and non-profit. Learn more at thecreativemomentum.com or call 404.519.4722.

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Web Marketing Solutions Announces Web Design Services

Web Marketing Solutions Announces Web Design Services

OKLAHOMA CITY — Sep. 23, 2014 — PRZen — Web Marketing Solutions, a full service Internet marketing company located in Oklahoma City, is now offering web design services designed to help businesses win on the Internet. User behavior has changed dramatically over the last few years due to mobile devices and the way search engine optimization works requires business owners to invest more time and energy into maintaining their websites. Web Marketing Solutions is offering services that help business owners adapt to the changes and allow them to focus on their core competencies rather than on managing their websites.

Their web design services now cover the following:

- Designing and developing a website that is optimized for the search engines. It’s not enough to have a well designed website as it’s the structure and the code behind the website that helps it perform in the search engines. Everything from site structure, onsite optimization, to technical issues will be worked on to ensure that website is properly set up to succeed with a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign.

- Strong emphasis on increasing conversion. Traffic alone cannot create leads and sales. Making sure that the web design is designed for conversion and the copy is compelling is vital to a website’s success. By focusing on conversion, businesses will see a higher value for each web visitor and also maximize their return on investment all their Internet marketing campaigns.

- Creating fully responsive websites. Responsive websites are websites that are designed specifically for the device that the user is using. With an increasing number of people using mobile devices these days, it’s imperative that businesses provide the best possible browsing experience. Studies show that websites that are poorly optimized for mobile viewing had very high abandon rates.

- Content creation and blog management. Content creation and marketing is now a big part of succeeding with a SEO campaign. However, it is very time consuming to manage writers and update the blog. Web Marketing Solutions is dedicated to making sure that business owners do not have to worry about managing this aspect of their business.

- Working closely with clients to ensure that a website is created according to the client’s needs and wants. Clients can choose from a wide variety of themes at http://websitemarketingokc.com/website-builder-okc.

Web Marketing Solutions offers many others services from SEO, Pay-Per-Click advertising, display advertising, and retargeting for local businesses. As a result, the company understands how to create websites so that they complement these marketing strategies. “Having experience with a wide array of marketing strategies gives us the edge over designers and design firms,” says Greg Melancon. “We understand how websites need to be designed so that clients can see results by marketing through these various channels. What many people seem to forget is that the all traffic is funneled into the website and how it’s set up will determine whether they take action or leave.“ Visit Web Marketing Solutions for more information.

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Rand Internet Marketing Announces Web Design Scholarship Winner

Rand Internet Marketing Announces Web Design Scholarship Winner

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Rand Internet Marketing congratulates Noah Hemzacek on winning the Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship. Noah is an incoming freshman at Arizona State University, majoring in marketing who has expressed an interest in design.

Rand Marketing offered a $1,000 scholarship for a creative submission to one student to assist with pursuing his or her education, demonstrating a passion for web design or graphic design. The scholarship opportunity was opened to both high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by August 1, 2014 at any accredited U.S. college, university or institute.

Each applicant was required to submit an essay of 250 words or more describing what inspired the applicant to pursue a career in the graphic design or website design industry; why the applicant chose his or her particular college, university or institute; and, how the applicant expects his or her education to enhance their design creativity and careers goals. Each applicant also had the option to submit his or her original design on Rand Marketing’s Facebook page.

“At Rand, we believe in the power of education,” stated Seth Rand, CEO and Founder of Rand Internet Marketing. “We believe that scholarships have the ability to give students motivation to pursue their dreams with less worry about tuition and other school-related expenses.”

About Rand Internet Marketing

Rand Internet Marketing, a division of Rand Business Services, offers a full line of design and marketing services including logo design, graphic design, website design, search engine marketing, and social media marketing. Rand specializes in professional responsive web design and development including WordPress websites and Magento e-commerce websites, mobile site design and development, search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) marketing. Rand also offers video production, printing, reviews and reputation management, merchant services and a variety of other professional business services.

If you are in the market for a new website, or looking to generate more leads and sales through internet marketing, let the Rand Internet Marketing team help you design an integrated strategy that will help your business succeed.

For more information, call 888-707-RAND or request a consultation online at http://randmarketing.com/request-consultation/.


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