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    Creative Website Design to Keep Customers Coming Back

    In order for a business to become and remain successful, it must continually attract new customers and entice existing customers to return often. A clean, interesting website design is a must. Here are a few website design tips to keep customers coming back....

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    Website Design: 2 Ways To Turn Website Visitors Into Customers

    While getting plenty of traffic to your website is exciting, it means nothing if none of those visitors become paying customers. Having the rightwebsite design plays a huge role in whether or not visitors to your site will pay for your services and products. In this post, you will learn two clever ways to leverage the right website design and turn visitors into customers....

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    5 WordPress Plugins That Make Your Mobile Website Responsive

    WordPress is one of those sites that provide a platform for your creativity to blossom. Although most people think it’s strictly for blogging, WordPress transformed itself to a content management system (CMS). Websites for your corporate business, magazine, or online storefront can all be developed through WordPress. And now they have evolved to include dozens of themes, useful plugins, and network support for those who utilize its platform....

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    Web Design: One Question You Should Ask Before You Install That Plugin

    WordPress is the best CMS on the web right now. Large companies that are very meticulous about web design, such as Coca-Cola, are using this system to better connect with their customers. The lifeblood of WordPress is the plug-in, an application, sometimes free and sometimes not free, that enhances your websites and allows you to enhance your individuality and your utility. However, you should ask yourself a very important question before you install that next plug-in:...

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    Responsive Design

    Responsive design is the newest way of designing websites for multiple devices. Almost every one wants a mobile version of their website. With the number of visitors using handheld devices it’s practically essential. However having separate websites for the BlackBerry, another for the iPhone, the iPad, netbook, Kindle is seemingly ridiculous....

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    Small Business Websites - Get it Right the First Time

    It may be hard to believe that in this day and age only half of all small businesses have websites. When 97% of consumers search online for products and services, not having a web presence is like shooting yourself in the foot. Whether your small business website is up and running or you’re just getting out of the starting gate, it is important to do the research and make sure your web presence plans are on the right track. When just starting out there are two things you should focus on: 1) Being Found by Your Potential Customers, and 2) Converting Visitors into Customers....

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    Selling a Product on Your Website

    Opening up your site to e-commerce is a great way to bring in extra cash. You can start with a few products and work your way up to a full store....

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    Keeping Up With Newsletters

    If you are writing or have written a newsletter then you know it is not always easy to figure out what your next one should be about. Here are a few ideas to help you brainstorm:...

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    You're Not Finished after the Launch... Growing & Maintaining Your Website

    While the launch (or birth) of your site is something to celebrate, the job isn't over yet! The site you launched is just the beginning--think of it as the "toddler phase," it's going but you'll still need to put in your due effort to keep it on track in the right direction. Your website is an important part of your marketing strategy and your company strategy; you need to continue to provide it with the support and tools it needs to become and remain a valuable part of the team & your business' success....

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    How Much Will My Website Cost?

    This is a good question to ask a design team before they get started on your website. But a more important question to ask is "How much should my website cost?"....

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    Investing in Good Design - Santa Clarita Design Agencies

    What most business owners expect from a design agency is a large bill at the end of the project. But they also expect results, they know that good design is a smart investment. And the results they get from an agency deliver a much higher return on investment than they could with a freelance designer. ...

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    Hiring a Web Designer or a Design Firm

    If you are a business owner you are bound to have met your fair share of web designers. It may seem like there is a web designer on every street corner, which can make it difficult for you to choose a web designer to create your company website....

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    Don't Make Carl's Mistake

    Chances are... More people will visit your website than come in the door of your office next year. Let me tell you about Carl’s company... Carl worked hard to get his company up and running, he spent lots of money designing his office, the signage was perfect, the lobby had welcoming decor, and the offices had top of he line furniture. After months of planning and building his new office was finally complete. Carl stood back to admire his new business and realized he still needed a website. He was not yet convinced a website would bring in customers or money so he budgeted as little as he could for it. He decided that if it worked, down the road he would later invest in something better....

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    Startup Weekend in Santa Clarita

    I just got back from Startup Weekend in Santa Clarita. It was an amazing event, filled with sweat covered programmers and designers building sites and apps to develop and present in 54 hours. Sounds crazy, I know, but there was an amazing energy and excitement in the air that was truly intoxicating....

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    "Talking Tech" in SCVBJ

    Grab a copy of the August edition of Signal’s Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal and check out the cover story, featuring Small Dog Creative! We were featured in the SCV Business Journal in the cover story, “Talking Tech.” The article discusses technology-focused businesses that provide technological products and services to other businesses, as well as “filling the gap” between the client and the provider with constant and clear communication. You’ll also see photos of some Small Dog team members in action! Online version (without photos) is available here. ...

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    Who's To Blame? Search Engine Optimization or the Website?

    If your website isn't performing for you, should you blame your website or your on page seo (search engine optimization)? The answer isn't always clear, not even to the pros. To often site owners jump into costly search engine optimization with a poor performing website. Increasing traffic to a website that is not converting visitors to leads or sales is a waste of money. It's like launching a massive advertising campaign for store, and then having all your new customers come in the door to a half empty store. Your site should perform well with less traffic first, then put the money into increasing traffic to a site that converts visits to leads or sales....

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    We Salute You: Designers of Jim Carrey's Website

    Every once in a while we run into some amazing website, ad, t-shirt, product, commercial or campaign that make us jealous we didn't do it first. In this ongoing column we salute that which amazes us. Jim Carrey's website is part exploration, part entertainment, and anything but traditional. Viewing the site is like entering the mind of Jim Carrey, a fully rendered world filled with silliness and wonder. This website proves web designers are only limited by their imagination, client budget, and supporting programmers.   Whether you like Jim Carrey or not, check out his website and reset your expectations of what a website should look like....

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