Website Design Dayton Ohio

Web Design

Website design has evolved dramatically over the years. When we entered the market back in 2003 Microsoft was selling FRONTPAGE and everyone with a copy became their own defacto self web designer and companies were even launched using the product to develop websites for customers.

Competing in the market of "Web Design" for entry level companies was daunting simply because of the amount of competition. Everyone thought because they had a copy of Frontpage, or Dreamweaver and a number of other boxed website software solutions that they qualified as "web designer". And quite frankly some of them were excellent. The problem for the consumer who needed a website however was who to pick? Often it came down to knowing a friend or relative who dabbled... and that was "good enough". Certainly the price was right.

So, we were always competing against your "wife's cousin, Frank who knows how to build a website". How did 50Bubbles survive in this environment? Design was a commodity. That was obvious. If you have to compete on price, there is always someone out there that could beat yours. Yet when we spoke to the client, we were getting their attention.

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Your Loss Leader Is Your Best Landing Page Strategy

Marketing Web Design Digital marketing

I don't know how you started your collection but mine started with the incredible how-could-anybody-pass-up-this-offer from Columbia House Records. The deal is NOT why Columbia House Records went bankrupt, that's another story. But how Columbia House made money with a deal like this is a lesson for every business and an excellent strategy for landing page design.

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Web Design Dayton Ohio

Web Design Web Development

If you Google "Web Design Dayton Ohio" you get presented a ton of choices. Are you really any further along in your quest than before you started? Well, I guess you have some companies to pick from and most can show you a gallery of sites they've done but beyond that, what should you be getting with web design?

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Three Reasons To Clone Your Website

Web Design Web Development Website Management

Why Clone Your Website? Because what's on the back-end might be a dog. There are a number of reasons you might consider upgrading your site without going though a complete redesign.

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The Website Upgrade Penalty

SEO Web Design Web Development Website Management

It's a very common thing to want to do in the new year. Part of getting your business goals moving forward is to upgrade your website. There are many reasons to do this and even as I write this I'm considering doing the same for my own site. BUT BEWARE!

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Using the Margins in Web Design

Web Design Web Development

One of the best reasons for using a boxed website design is judicious use of the margins. As monitors get wider, the websites get fancier, the trend is to fill up the space with content and graphics. You may be doing yourself a disservice.

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Customizing Templates For Cost Effective Web Design

Web Design

Website templates were once viewed as a boxy, one size fits all approach to building a website, They were simple to use, and the user didn't have to think about creating a professional looking site. All he had to do was edit the pictures and the text. I want to let you in on a dirty little secret. Web designers use templates! Not always but in many cases, you might think you're buying a custom designed site and really what you're getting is a customized template. Should you feel cheated?

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Hacked Websites - Why I Avoid Wordpress For Web Development

Web Design WordPress Web Development

I don't mind saying it... if you want a site designed in Wordpress, go somewhere else. My clients do NOT find it easy to maintain, add/edit/delete pages, add video, etc. But worse, every wannabe web designer is using WordPress because they have a very low cost entry into that market. BUT, I don't think most website owners understand the risk they take when building a website with a buddy they know that knows computers really well... There's more too it than that!

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The 50bubbles.com Top 5 Website Requirements for 2014

Mobile sites Web Design Interactive Marketing Email Marketing

Technology is moving at a very rapid pace and many website owners are finding they are behind the times. Here are our top five website requirements that every website must have to meet today's consumer standards:

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