Category Archives: Web Development

Have You Looked at Your Website on a Smartphone?

Some look like mini versions of the full site, but some completely break, especially older websites and Flash (on iThings). You may think people aren’t looking at your site on mobile devices but that’s absolutely wrong. Statistics show that smartphones are outnumbering plain cell phones by huge quantities now. How Can You Get Mobile Friendly Without Redoing the Whole Site? Continue reading

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Design Challenge: Understanding and Optimizing the Experience

Both mobile as a new medium, and a much deeper expectation of websites by very sophisticated users, means designers have to think in new dimensions, the experience and journey of the user being key. Continue reading

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Your Website is a Sales Tool, Make it Work Hard.

Unlike their B2C counter-parts, many B2Bs treat their websites as an online brochure. While it should showcase all that is unique about your company and express what you have to offer, it should also be treated as a lead generating tool with a focus on conversion. Continue reading

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You Built It, Now What?

Would you build a big, beautiful building in the wilds of the Greater Toronto Area and expect people to just stumble in? There’s a lot of competition out there and visitors want to be engaged. You need to give them a reason to go to your site. Five ways to drive people to your site… Continue reading

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Making Time for Social Media

One of the biggest criticisms of social media is the amount of time it appears to take to get involved in it. The platforms may be ‘free’ to use, but time is money and definitely a roadblock to companies getting involved, especially when there’s not a lot of hard evidence of the ROI, especially for B2Bs. However, we believe social media activity is important as part of a complete marketing map. And, with a little planning, it doesn’t have to be a big time suck for B2Bs. Continue reading

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Who Can and Can’t Do Websites?

To me, the development is the easy part. About 90% of websites are pretty straightforward – versus a bank with a zillion customer logins, high security, connecting to huge systems, etc. With great tools like WordPress – which we’re using a lot – most sites don’t need to be built by a specialty firm, just a good coder. It’s so 2005 to think only web developers can create websites. Any truly full-service communications company should be able to incorporate websites and digital marketing into your plan and make them work hard for you. Continue reading

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Behind The Cost of Search Engine Optimization and PayPerClick

There are a number of things that can make your site more appealing to Google and therefore show up higher when prospects search your keywords. This ongoing care includes more than knowing the technology, but a whole lot of keeping up with and understanding what Google likes. It’s a specialty, an expertise that is separate from web development. Continue reading

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The 10 Laws of Website Creation in 2011

If you want to create a website that is strategically smart AND helps you get better search engine (Google) rankings, we have come up with 10 things you should do to make your website a success. This list is a … Continue reading

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Should B2Bs Think About Mobile Websites? Part II

I know in my last blog I said content didn’t have to change for mobile, but it warrants consideration. Ideally you’d only update content in one place and see it magically appear across-the-board, but you might consider the opportunities afforded by the different behaviours of mobile surfers. Continue reading

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Should B2Bs Think About Mobile Websites? Part I

The biggest reason is the sheer proliferation of smart phones. Millions of Canadians are using smart phones for more than texting and talking and the number grows every year. You can surf on regular cell phones, but smart phones have made it a much better experience. Continue reading

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