Since our beginnings, man has been a fan of the pump-up. Waring tribes mixed warpaint to smear on their faces and smatter horse’s haunches. Pre-game rituals fuel the moment of execution, whether you are Brian Urlacher, would eat two chocolate chip cookies (while listening to country music) before each game, or Frida Kahlo, who liked to garden before touching paint to paper. The Ecuadorian national soccer team uses a witch doctor before their matches, and Michael Phelps listens to EDM after his breakfast of eggs, oatmeal, and four energy shakes.
Fewer things are more likely to make a perfectly reasonable human being hurl their device across the room faster than an aggravating, user-unfriendly experience. With our proclivity to change devices to look at particular sites in different ways, responsive design can make or break the experience for the user. And, while you may expect that every site you come into contact with should work breezily on any device you own, it’s unfortunately not the case. There are still quite a few websites out there in their unresponsive state, which could use an upgrade to their experience for the sake of mobile devices everywhere.
Across the country, there is a unique class of folks that stand out as anomalies from the digitized masses. They aren't hard to recognize. Often, they're using aging tech or a non-smartphone, they would rather get dirt under their fingernails than be on social media and have little to no idea what a meme is. Often referred to in the marketing world by the kind euphemism of late adopters, this group of hard-working, rarely online folks typically has some of the sparsest resources when it comes to their marketing, design, and demand generation.
They tend to occupy more trade, agricultural, and specialized skill forms of business, be it guiding, farming, construction, charter services, commercial supply, or more industrial-focused work. For many of these people, they have the "been doing it this way for 30 years, and it's worked well for me" byline, and business typically comes from a real word of mouth route. But, like all good things, the days may be numbered for continuing this way in a world going ever faster and faster toward the interconnection of things. Today we're looking at why every single individual, even these late adopters, can benefit from a strong marketing game.
In today’s world, a bad web design just can’t be ignored. The internet has been around long enough that there are a million of options out there for users, plenty of which are more than decent. There’s just too much competition a click away for you to afford having a shotty website. But to have good website design, you’ve got to know what it looks like, and sometimes more importantly, what it doesn’t look like.
There are lots of sure-proof ways to ruin a good website, but let’s be clear, sabotage is never, ever cool (unless you’re the Beastie Boys, obviously). Whether it’s what users see upfront when they land on your site, or something more sinister going on in the back end of things, today we’re taking a look at five of the most common things you’re doing to sabotage your website.
Trends are always on the move, so you never know which ones will be used in the coming years and which ones will be left behind. We put together a list of 5 Interface Trends that we believe will be here for years to come. You might notice that every one of the web examples has some form of each of the trends on their site. Coincidence? We think not.
Topics: Web Design
Finding the home of your dreams is a big decision and having great tools to use is very important. When Bozeman Real Estate Group came to us looking for a sharp brand and an amazing website we got excited. Sure a property search is cool and a blog is nice but how can we make that experience engaging and fun? Here is what we came up with.
Credit union marketing is much more complicated that it seems to most. It doesn't just bring people into your financial institution; it informs them so that you can continue to serve them with the quality they've come to expect. One strategy to ensure a satisfied customer and a smooth running credit union
Technology is constantly changing; this is common knowledge by now. But what does this vague idiom mean for your credit union website? It's no longer enough to set it and forget it, so to speak. Your customers require constant attention, and the way to give them that is through an updated website. It's best to stay on top of technology, and while this doesn't necessarily mean changing the look of your site every week, it does mean you that you need to stay on top of it. Ask yourself, when was the last time we had an update to our credit union website?
Topics: Web Design
As website technologies rapidly evolve, it's easy to get left in the dust. Updating your website every four years is a good rule of thumb, unless your site is built on a system that is scalable and can evolve with the technological updates. If you are starting to think about revamping your current site, there is a lot to think about. It's easy to get giddy about some of the cool bells and whistles that are out there, but they can easily drive your cost up. To help you prioritize certain features, we have put together a list of the website functionality your site needs to have.
Topics: Web Design